Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Product Review: Book Lovers Cravebox - initial impressions

As a member of Cravebox, I get to select from time to time limited edition boxes that contain a mix of new and interesting products to review. This October, Cravebox made a book lovers box available to its members. For the price of $11, you get the box delivered to your house, well packaged and the selection is usually interesting - this box is no exception.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - Cravebox Book Lovers with licorice, soy mix, book and a bracelet!
Not surprising, the Cravebox contained a book; the novel How I came to sparkle again by Kaya McLaren. it is set in a small Colorado ski town and describes the lives of three people. I actually ended up getting an advanced copy since the book will not be available until this month.

The next item was a soy nut mix from Crum Creek. This is a new company for me and the mix is a 1oz package with soy nuts, chocolates, raisins, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Curious to see how I like it and I may have just stumbled on to another company to get my snacks from. I am always on the look out for new snacks that combine interesting ingredients, while still being healthy.

Then I almost jumped when I saw the next item - a bag of strawberry-flavored licorice from Natural Vines. I love licorice, so this was perfect for me. Can't wait to try this new licorice. I also had never heard of Natural Vines before this Cravebox and I am happy I can sign up for services such as Cravebox because it is a wonderful way to get to know new products and companies.

The last item in the box was a wonderful surprise because it was so unexpected. It was a Gratitudes bracelet from Alexa's Angels, a company producing inspired gift. It is a flexible bracelet with wooden beads that are separated by metal cubes that end up spelling Gratitudes.

Overall, I like this box. Not the usual food or cosmetic selection, but perfect for the rainy days we right now have in North Carolina.

Disclaimer: For a small fee to cover shipping and handling, I received the items described in the blog entry. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by Cravebox or any third party.

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