Conscious Box Review - April 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Conscious Box April Review

Sigh.. where do I begin with this one? In mid-April I discovered a half-off deal for Conscious Box. I had never heard of this subscription box, but when I realized they had a vegan option I decided to go for it. Of course my first thought was that I would encounter some new dairy-free snacks! But... I was wrong. I was very, very wrong, at least for April's box.

Conscious Box April Review

Let's start with 90% of this box is not food. I did realize it was a mixture of items when I ordered, but I was not aware I would only receive two food items in the entire box. It also came with a bag of coffee - which is going to Chris since I don't do caffeine, and "iron" water in a bag - which just isn't something I'm interested in, sorry. The remainder of the package is lotion, conditioner, dishwasher detergent, medicine, and a tiny piece of fabric. Yup. Not quite what I was hoping for.

Conscious Box April Review

The worst part of this package was the disorganized ordering process. I purchased the online deal on April 19, ordered it the same day, and I believe according to CB's FAQ, I should have received it by the end of the month. Weeks passed and I never received a shipping confirmation. I then got billed for a second box, without receiving my initial order, and had to follow up with customer service to get that cancelled. Today I tweeted them wondering where my box was and it was delivered shortly after. All that mess for little reward. Definitely glad I only spent $10 on it.

I won't use the majority of these items, so they will be finding new homes elsewhere. This subscription might work for those living a complete vegan lifestyle, but I wouldn't recommend it for those only looking for vegan food options.

UPDATE: Chris is not a fan of the coffee. I'd say this box is a total loss!


  1. Thank you! I did the same after getting a 50% off coupon. Complete disappointment. Paying for what are essentially a bunch of free samples is, imo a giant rip off. I don't understand why people rave about these boxes, you can send off for nearly everything for free from the companies different websites, which often run offers for free samples. Getting people to pay $20 a month for them? What a genius idea, they must be laughing all the way to the bank.

    1. Right?? You're exactly right. I'm glad I'm not the only one with this reaction. The box is currently still sitting on my desk.. I'm just at a loss on what to do with everything without being wasteful. Ergh. Sorry you had the same experience as me. Thanks for commenting!


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