Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Yumvelope Review

Yumvelope is a monthly subscription service for gourmet snacks.  As you probably know by now, I love me some snacks.

At first you can get one box for $21.00 plus $3 shipping.  They won't sign you up for a subscription automatically so that is nice.  Then you can subscribe for a month to moth subscription for just $21 a month. You can even purchase a six month subscription for $126 which includes some sort of  bonus shipment.  I am guessing it is a bonus month but I am not sure.

Yumvelope just started to donate a meal for every box shipped like Love With Food.  I think that is pretty awesome. This is my third month with love with food, and the past three boxes have all been pretty great. I think they are progressively getting better. I've heard they were pretty crummy at the beginning, but that is not the case now!

Look at all the Snacks, I really like how Yumvelope usually sends 1 full size thing!

The contents of my March Yumvelope with (gu)estimated retail values:
Full Size Good Life Granola in Cranberry Cherry ($6.50)- I always end up with a lot of granola because of subscription boxes.  This was OK, I just wish there were less Oates and more cranberries.  I am kind of spoiled when it comes to granola because my sister makes great homemade fresh granola, so every other granola is kinda meh.

Biscotti Bari in Lemon Poppy-seed ($2??)- Yumvelope always seems to send good biscotti.  This tasted good with my Chai Tea. 

Biscotti Bari in Dark Chocolate Pistachio ($2??)- I expect this to be good, but I haven't tried it yet.

Liz Lovely pack of 2 gluten free snicker doodle cookies ($4)- These cookies were sooo good.  They were extremely soft and were some of the best cookies evar! And the fact that they are gluten free makes it even better.  

Liz Lovely pack of 2 gluten free Chocolate Moose Dragon ($4)- Same as above.  Delicious.

Blanxart Dark Chocolate ($3.45)-  This was pretty good, I feel like I am spoiled to chocolate because of subscription boxes.  I didn't see a fair trade label on this and that scared me a bit.

Pecadero Chocolate Fig Bar ($3??)- This looks interesting.  Will post in an update. 

The total value of this month's Yumvelope is about 25 dollars.  This is a pretty good value as far as food boxes go.  They donated a meal with this so that makes the value higher in my book.  I couldn't find a value for the biscotti, but Yumvelope gave us a number to re-order, but I didn't want to be like "Hey how much does the biscotti cost?" "$XX.XX per Y, how many do you want?" "Oh, I just wanted to know how much they were, kay thanks bye."  Yeah... that would be kinda weird   

Verdict: Yumvelope keeps getting better, so I would recommend subscribing.

**I was not compensated by Yumvelope to write this review, and I bought the subscription with my own money.


  1. weren't those cookies delicious! The fig bar was terrific also but I love figs so I'm a little biased.

    1. I really want more of those cookies, they were just too good. I can never make up my mind on figs, sometimes I love them sometimes I hate them.

  2. Jared, the biscotti can be reordered at $1.50/biscotti, shipping included and no minimum order! The phone number leads you to me :)

    Sam Gold
    Founder, Yumvelope