Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Product Review: Resolutions Box by Cravebox

I have frequently blogged about Cravebox, a product discovery service that compiles goodies into boxes matching specific themes. The first Cravebox for 2013 was the Resolutions box. I was hoping for items that would ensure 2013 getting off to a good start and Cravebox delivered exactly that.

Since I am currently still struggling with the aftereffects of the flu, no video, but more pictures in return. My voice is still hoarse and so a video would not turn out too good. But the images should tell you that this box was filled with goodness and a lot of items that can make 2013 a healthy year - and as an added bonus provide me with nutrients that boost my immune system and help me overcome the flu!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the whole goodness of the Resolutions Cravebox!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - who does not like coupons for free products? I certainly love them!
 As you can see from the image above, they did include coupons, but they were for FREE products. One coupon was for a free Wholly product, love their guacamole and cannot wait to buy their appetizer and serve for my Superbowl party! Then they also included a coupon for a free product from Smart Ones - perfect for a lunch at work and healthy at the same time. I know with one product coupon I will face the problem of which product to choose. I am just looking at the selection here, Lemon Herb Chicken Piccata, Fettucini Alfredo or Chicken Enchiladas Suiza - what to select, they all sound sooo good! I also got a nice little paperclip from Wholly that I can use to collect my coupons for each shopping trip. But the goodies did not end there.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - fruitbars galore and they are ymmy!
 So this product was new to me. I never had a Sunrype bar before, but the blueberry pomegranate fruit bars taste so good and they do provide you with two servings of fruit in a handy bar. I took one to work the other day and did not have to worry about mushy bananas or bruised apples, yet still was able to eat my serving of fruit for lunch! So convenient are these bars, but they also taste good!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - drink mixes with health benefits, who does not like those?
 The Cravebox also included another new product, Cocoavia drink mixes. These mixes are based on Cocoa, but you can mix them into milk or just water. This is a variety pack that contains two chocolate flavored as well as two fruit flavored mixes. They are low calorie mixes and according to the company's website, the Cocoa flavanols contained in the mixes are scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation by helping your blood vessels stay flexible and expand as needed. You can read more about the health benefits here.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - tea and nutrition bar to kick the flu goodbye for good!

I got a nice nutrition bar from Simple in Cranberry Almond and a sample of healthy tea by Celestial Seasonings. The Metabo Balance Wellness tea could not have arrived at a better time to get me over the flu. It is advertised on the Celestial Seasonings page as a green tea to support metabolism and combined with garcinia cambogia and other botanical ingredients. So it will be good to drink a cup of that every day!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - diet soda. I already tasted the 7UP and it is very good!
I can always use soda in the house, so convenient to take to lunch at work.These are new to me, I have not even seen them in the store.I already sampled the 7UP and it tastes really good. I cannot detect a chemical aftertaste, so I am optimistic about the rootbeer as well. Anyway, soda in cans is not that often found in my house, so this is a nice treat to pack for lunch and use instead of the drink mixes and lemon slices in water for a couple of days.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - last, but not least, a wonderful MaryKay product and a sample from Pantene
 To top off this box - keep in mind it only cost $15 - was a full size product from Mary Kay that alone cost $40! The wonderful people at Cravebox decided to include the Timewise Eye Repair. This should make my eyes look better after haven spent several sleepless nights with the flu. I know it is a Resolutions box, but it also works wonders when getting over the flu. I also get a sample of Pantene Moisture Whip Mousse, which I had been able to sample earlier and loved. So I am excited about getting another sample because I love how this product straightens my hair and adds a nice gloss.

Overall considering the price I paid for the box, this was an outstanding Cravebox. I really liked that this box had some totally new products for me and every product included fit the Resolutions theme for a healthy 2013.

Disclaimer: I received the products included in the Resolutions Cravebox for a nominal fee and in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this blog are my own and have not been influenced by Cravebox or any other third party.

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