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Our Goodies Subscription Box Has Arrived! August 2013

If you haven't heard of Goodies, it's a monthly subscription box that contains an assortment of snacks for $7. The box was shipped snail mail around the 15th. It only took 4 days to get here.

First glance inside, check out the packaging! I'll be reusing this box.

Wow. This is our first Goodies box so I didn't know what to be expecting. I love that our first box contains some healthy picks.

The Daily Crave Veggie Sticks are a crisp, salty 100% natural veggie sticks. No artificial colors or flavors. They are made with potatoes, tomatoes, spinach and beets. My son and I really liked the taste and crunch. They reminded us of fried wontons.

Poplets Sea Salt & Butter are the half-popped kernels at the end of each popcorn bowl. Crisp, buttery, salty. Who knew these could be a snack on their own? Hidden Valley Ranch Sunflower Seeds have been tossed in Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning. Tangy Zangy Twisties Sour Wild Berry are gummy twists of vibrant red and blue. They are tart and chewy with wild berry flavor.

Barnie’s Pronto Coffee added to 10-oz of hot or cold water. Made with 100% Arabica beans, this concentrated liquid coffee has notes of caramel, pecan and cinnamon, with no sugar added. I like that there's no sugar added.

Exposed Alo Drink~This beverage is described as delightfully sweet and refreshing with cooling aloe vera pulp and a hint of honey. Full of vitamins, minerals, and less sugar and calories than Alō Original. We've never had the Alo Original but I'm all for less sugar!

Do you subscribe to Goodies? What did you think of the August box?


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