Little Life Box May 2015

Little Life Box is a monthly shipment of items that help you to try out items so you can try out healthier or alternative versions of things you use or eat everyday.  You will get up to a dozen items each month and they promise to never ship you the same item twice, though you may get a different flavour of the same item.  They are a Canadian company as well so that’s nice too.  Subscriptions will run you  $19.95 a month or less with longer plans.  They offer a purely Vegan option as well.  I went with their original box since I don’t have a preference towards vegan items. I have found that these boxes are stuffed full!

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The box came with an extra sticker on it this month.  Inside was another card with the info about all the items being Fairtrade this month.

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Inside all that pretty wrapping was another full box.  The lid was kinda pushed up so I was wondering what was so big that it didn’t want to fit.

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Peter Piper Pepper-75g $5.45

I was almost out of peppercorns so this came at the right time.  These are organic and obviously fairtrade to go with the box. There is probably enough to fill my grinder at least twice and they are vacuum sealed so they will be fresh till I open them.

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Chillin’ Coffee by Doi CHaang Coffee Co.-340g $11.99

This whole bean coffee is roasted in Vancouver, which is cool.  I don’t drink coffee but Hubby does so I’ll see if he wants to try this or I might just pass it on to someone who will enjoy it.

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Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder by Camino-224g $8.79

So this was the box bending culprit.  We go through a fair amount of cocoa powder here do to my Hubby’s baking skill with brownies.  I do not like his brownies but the girls and him can eat a whole pan in a couple of days. The chocolate bars from Camino I’ve received in these boxes have been good so I expect this to be no different.

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Premium Herbal Teas by Tega-$0.29 each

I received a tea bag of Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos, Wild Berry Green Rooibos, Chocolate Mint Rooibos, and Masala Chai Rooibos.  I think I’ve only had Rooibos tea once before so I’m not too sure about what it tastes like but I’m excited to give the flavours a try.  I drink tea a few times a week and I know I;ve got some cool summer evenings coming up where a cup of tea is just what is needed to make a great evening.

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Assorted Teas by Four O’Clock Teas-$0.24 each

Inside this little envelope are two packages of tea.  I received Chocolate Spice Herbal Tea and Decaffeinated Green Tea Chai.They smell great and I’m always happy to get more teas in different flavours.  This tea is made in Canada, which is a bonus..  They also included a coupon on the inside of the package but I’ve never seen this brand where I shop so I might have to pay more attention.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Bar by Camino-100g $5.49

This is the third time I’ve received a Camino chocolate bar in this box but each time has been a different flavour.  They do say you won’t get the exact same item but the differences are sometimes very slight.  That being said, I like these bars.  I gave the last one to my Hubby since it was coffee flavoured but I have no issues with this one.

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Glee Gum-2 piece packs $0.22 each

I have been wanting to try this gum for a while, since I’ve seen it all over the internet lately.  I got two flavours, bubblegum and tangerine.  This gum is made from Chicle, which I have no idea what is but is a natural gum base.  It is also non-GMO and aspartame free.

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Dark Velvet Chocolate by Alter Eco Foods-20g $1.00

The website describes this as ” Melty smooth with a subtle flowery bouquet and honey finish”.  Ummmm okay.  I didn’t know chocolate was described that way but I’m sure it tastes good.  There’s not really bad chocolate.

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Shea Body & Face Balm by Delapointe-5g $2.99

This lotion will moisturize, relieve and protect skin using 100% shea butter.  It is a balm so it’s almost a solid in the tub but once you warm it on your skin it becomes very spreadable.  It doesn’t smell that great but I think it will be a super deep moisturizing lotion.

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Also included was a little flyer telling you all about Fairtrade and how it benefits the farmers and the workers.

This months box has a value of $37.79.  There were 14 samples and with the exception of the coffee I won’t use personally I like everything else.  This box was back to almost entirely food products but four of them were full sized.  I’m really enjoying this box and have found some new things I would never had picked up on my own.  I’ve also been happily surprised at how much I enjoy the better for you versions of things I had dismissed out of hand.

 

 

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