January 2014 UBOX Review 4


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January 2014 UBOX

January 2014 UBOX

UBOX, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly subscription box for college students.  They curate boxes with these things in mind “Home Away From Home”, “School is Cool”, “Me, Myself, and Items”, “Care to Share?”, “For the Techie in U” and “Awesome Snacks”.

January 2014 UBOX

The Box

UBOX ships via USPS Priority Mail and took only a few days to arrive.  My mailbox was stuffed yesterday and I loved every second of it ;).

January 2014 UBOX

First Look

I haven’t seen a ton of reviews on UBOX, but I had a general idea of what to expect.  B’s back in school, so I was hoping that this would have things he’d enjoy.

January 2014 UBOX

The Information Card

The January 2014 UBOX theme was “All Things Edible”.  I only took a picture of the contents of the box, but I the front of the information card is presented in syllabus form, which I think is perfect for this kind of box!  I haven’t seen a syllabus in ages (B doesn’t really show me his school stuff), so it kind of took me back to college for a second.  Here is what the box included:

~Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips:  Totally good.  They will for sure get eaten  by someone around here.

January 2014 UBOX

Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips

~flavrz Organic Drink Mix:  I have tried their regular (i.e. not sport) mixes and think they are quite tasty.  I mean, they aren’t spark, but still.  I am going to give this one to B to try.  He’s been working out again (I should follow his lead) and likely could use a little boost.

January 2014 UBOX

flavrz Organic Drink Mix

~Liz Lovely Organic Cowboy Cookie: B saw this and was like “what’s a cowboy cookie”?  And then went on to ask if cowboys really care if it’s gluten-free.  They might B, they might.  Gluten-free or not, the cookie was good!

January 2014 UBOX

Liz Lovely Organic Cowboy Cookie

~Annie’s Homegrown Organic Fruit Snacks:  Ohh, we love Annie’s fruit snacks!  And cheddar bunnies too!  L will be thrilled to find these in his lunchbox.

January 2014 UBOX

Annie’s Homegrown Organic Fruit Snacks

~Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds:  Totally a B item.  He will happy take these as a snack for school.  He has a LONG day on school days (well nights) and needs all the energy he can get.

January 2014 UBOX

Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds

~Madagascar Gummy Vitamins: I love that they included these in the box.  I don’t think that one vitamin was consumed by me while I was in college.  This is a great reminder for college kids.

January 2014 UBOX

Madagascar Gummy Vitamins

~Haulin’-Oats My Cherry Amour Oatmeal:  Ohhh, I love the packaging on this one!  You can make the oatmeal right in this container by just adding hot water and then, of course, you can reuse the jar!

January 2014 UBOX

Haulin Oats My Cherry Amour Oatmeal

~Chili Lime Krave Jerky:  B likes (but doesn’t love like he loves some beef jerky), so this is a nice addition.  He will appreciate this as an after work – before school snack too I am sure.

January 2014 UBOX

Chili Lime Krave Jerky

~Dang Foods Toasted Coconut Chips: I say this every time, but while these are good I want to try the new caramel sea salt flavor they have!  Has anyone tried these yet?  They sound amazing!

January 2014 UBOX

Dang Foods Toasted Coconut Chips

~Marlo’s Cookies: I haven’t tried this yet.  It has toasted walnuts, chocolate chips and chocolate covered raisins in it and reminds me of biscotti!

January 2014 UBOX

Marlo’s Cookies

~Nana Joes Tony’s Trail Mix:  This is a great box for B!  I have never heard of this brand before, but the trail mix looks delicious and he will love it.

January 2014 UBOX

Nana Joes Tony’s Trail Mix

~Chocolate Hazel Pocket Fuel: Mmmm, who can’t use hazelnut peanut better??  Delicious!  They package their full-sized stuff in reusable pouches which I thought was pretty cool too.

January 2014 UBOX

Chocolate Hazel Pocket Fuel

~Yogi Ginger Tea:  This is probably the only item I am not excited about in here.  I will add it to my cousin’s tea box though, so at leas someone will be able to use it (or at least try it).

January 2014 UBOX

Yogi Ginger Tea

~Hanna’s Honey Sticks:  L always gets a kick out of honey sticks, so these will go to him.  I don’t even think I knew something like this existed until I started getting subscription boxes.

January 2014 UBOX

Hanna’s Honey Sticks

I didn’t do a cost breakdown on the January 2014 UBOX because it was mainly food and I find it very difficult to do those on mainly single use snacks.  But there were 14 items in the box and the box is $35/month (see I am putting my college degree to work on this box), so that works out to about $2.50.  Certainly some items cost more than that (the beef jerky, the Haulin’ Oats) and some cost less (honey and the bag of chips), but I would guess that it would have averaged out to right around $30-$35!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

About Jennifer

Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.


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4 thoughts on “January 2014 UBOX Review

  • Iris

    I’ve tried the caramel sea salt flavor but I actually don’t like it as much as the original! It’s too salty for my liking and not sweet enough. There’s not really the flavor of caramel so it’s more like sea salt coconut chips haha.

  • Lani

    I got this (the January box) for my nephew for xmas. I’m really disappointed that it was only snacks! I looked at tons of different boxes and this one seemed pretty well balanced between snacks and practical items. Now I feel like I owe him something else.
    Thanks for the reviews!

    • Jennifer Post author

      I have to admit, I did double check to make sure I wasn’t missing anything because it was all snacks. But maybe they figured everyone needed food since school just started after break?