Friday, June 27, 2014

Yumvelope June 2014 Review + 20% Discount Code!

Since eliminating snacks is out of the question (for me anyway), I've been keeping my eyes open for subscription boxes that provide healthy options.  Of course, there is usually a trade-off...the more virtuous the claims, the worse the stuff tastes.  If you're interested in improving the quality of your snacks but don't want to sacrifice flavor, you might consider checking out Yumvelope.

I first reviewed Yumvelope in May and have especially fond memories of the wonderful Nina's Pecan Cherry Granola!  If you missed that review and would like to catch up, you can check it out here.  

Yumvelope comes in a hefty white box.  Let's face it...weight means everything when we're talking snacks!  

There were seven items in the June box, one of which is a real star....I'll get to that in a minute. My box contained a nice assortment of savory, sweet and salty snacks plus one body care addition, an unexpected treat.  

The explanatory card tells a little about each item, gives its retail price and website where you can obtain more.

There was a big 2 oz. bag of "Savory Masala Popcorn with Papadums" by Masala Pop. This is further described as small batch Indian spiced popcorn with traditional Masala spices with lentil chips.  I was a little wary of this but it seems to be just regular popcorn with a peppery type seasoning.  The spices used are garlic, red chilies, mustard seeds and turmeric.  And, oh yeah...."papadums" are lentil chips.  I could do with less heat but this was pretty good.

There were two items from McCabe's; a package of "True Original" granola and a "True Original Bar" granola.  These are hand baked in Ohio from all natural ingredients.  I haven't tried these yet but they are the perfect "to go" size.

There seem to be a LOT of pistachios in subscription snack boxes. They take various forms and are seasoned in different ways but I generally like them. This month, Yumvelope included a 2.25 oz. box of pistachios from The Gilded Nut Snack Co. These are coated in cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, then tossed with sea salt and cracked pepper. If you're interested in these, you can get them directly from Use the code yummy to save 20%.

There is an energy bar from the Bearded Brothers in Austin, TX. This is called "Radical Raspberry Lemon". They modestly claim that it's the best tasting energy bar on the planet. I will be the judge of that...ha!

The unexpected item this month is a tube of Honey Body Wash from Savannah Bee. This one is in the scent "Orange Blossom" and cleans and exfoliates.  I wanted to give it a sniff but it's so tightly sealed that I can't get it open.  Will seek assistance then come back and update.  I do like getting a non-food item in my Yumvelope.

As far as I'm concerned, the piece de resistance in this box is the Madecasse Salted Almond Dark Chocolate bar.  This is made with 63% dark chocolate (just the right intensity), sea salt and roasted almond nibs.  This was made from scratch in Madagascar which claims some of the most flavorful cocoa in the world.  Yes, yes, yes!!

So that's everything in June's Yumvelope.  The contents are definitely worth the $21 price.  This is a subscription that I think is worth extending to the six month subscription level, at which you can get an extra free box.

If you'd like to try Yumvelope, use the code lonestarshopper for a 20% discount off your first month.  Try some new and tasty all natural snacks and see what you think!

Thanks for reading,


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