I AM Co.'s ' November Pre-Summer Glow' Delight Box
This is the second-to-last I AM Co. Delight Box for the year and this one is full of healthy treats to get you in the mood for Summer! I AM Co. are a monthly subscription box, that send out between 7-10 items, with a mix of healthy food products and natural beauty products. The Delight Box is $35 per month, and shipping is free for non-rural addresses. I Am Co. also have a reward program for subscribers where you earn points for each product you review in your box, which you can then redeem for a gift! The 'November Pre-Summer Glow' Delight Box contains 7 full and sample-sized products.
1. Raspberry & Lemon Kombucha by Karma Drinks
The first item in the November box is a bottle of Raspberry & Lemon Kombucha by Karma Drinks. Their kombucha contains live probiotic cultures for a healthy gut, and uses natural sweeteners, so there's less than 1g of sugar in each bottle. As well as kombucha, Karma Drinks have a range of cola's and lemonades, and Karma Drinks also created the Karma Cola Foundation which helps support 8 communities in Sierra Leone (you can read more about their foundation here). Karma Drinks Kombucha comes in several flavours: Mango & Passionfruit, Lemon & Ginger, Cherry & Berry, and Raspberry & Lemon. You can't go wrong with a yummy Kombucha and these are a great cool beverage to enjoy in Summer!
2. Skinny Dipped Almonds in Berry Dusted Dark Chocolate by Graze
Next, we have a sample pack of Skinny Dipped Almonds in Berry Dusted Dark Chocolate by NZ snack foods company, Graze. These almonds are coated in a light layer of dark chocolate and are dusted with freeze-dried berries. I don't usually like fruit and chocolate together but these Skinny Dipped Almonds are addictive, and I polished off the pack in one go. The Skinny Dipped range comes in a variety of different flavours, which you can buy from your local supermarket, and I'll be buying their Berry Dusted White Chocolate flavour next!
Price: $9.99 for a 300g bag
3. Ceres Organic Plant Protein Burger Mix
As well as new snacks and drinks to try, I AM Co. also include meal inspiration and the occasional food mix! Here we have a Red Lentil & Black Sesame Plant Protein Organic Burger Mix by Ceres Organics. Ceres Organics have an extensive range of food products and ingredients that you can buy on their website or in your local supermarket. At home, we regularly use their tinned ingredients when making meals as they are flavoursome, affordable, and good for you. This Burger Mix is 100% vegan, and makes four regular patties, and all you need to do is just add water. I haven't tried this yet but we'll give this mix a go during the week, and I plan to make these burgers with some lettuce, red onion, avocado, aioli, and tomato relish - I'll add a pic of the final product to my Instagram story so keep an eye out!
4. Phoric Natural Energy Drink
The second drink in the 'November Pre-Summer Glow' Box is a bottle of Original Natural Energy Drink by NZ brand, Phoric. One of the key ingredients in this drink is Guayusa, an ancient Amazonian super leaf, found in the rainforests of Ecuador. As well as the organic Guayusa leaf infusion, this drink contains: sparkling water, apple juice concentrate, lemon juice concentrate, and natural flavours. This is a fizzy energy drink that tastes delicious, is not too sweet, is good for you, and I found that it kept my energy levels up throughout the day, and I would definitely buy this drink again.
5. Choc Brownie Crunch by The Bar Counter
Next, is another snack, the Choc Brownie Crunch High Protein Bar by The Bar Counter. The Bar Counter are an Australian brand that make bars that are high in protein, contain good fats, and have no preservatives, artificial flavours, or added sugar. These bars are good for if you're feeling a bit peckish during the day and I found that the one bar was really filling.
6. Goodbye Ouch Sun Balm
This month's beauty product goes well with the 'Pre-Summer Glow' theme, and that's this Sun Balm by NZ skincare company, Goodbye. The Goodbye Ouch Sun Balm is certified natural with the NATRUE certification and also meets the ASNZ 2604:2012 sunscreen standard. This sunscreen is SPF50, and is two hours water resistant. You can use it on your lips, face, and hands and it contains nourishing ingredients such as: Coconut Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Beeswax, Manuka Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Peppermint Oil for a light scent. This balm is light and non-greasy, and I'll be applying this on my face during the Summer.
7. Chocolate & Pretzel Nut Butter Bars by Tasti
The last item in the November Box is a 5-pack of Chocolate & Pretzel Nut Butter Bars by NZ snack company, Tasti. These bars contain everything you want in an indulgent bar: chocolate, nuts, and peanut butter! I wouldn't eat these every day but these bars are great for a weekly sweet treat. I also like that I AM Co. make sure that they give you a full-sized pack of a product in each monthly box.
Verdict: The 'November Pre-Summer Glow' Delight Box contained a variety of snacks, drinks, and products to make you feel good on the inside and out. It's great to see that the majority of the products in each month's boxes are by NZ brands, and that all products contain natural ingredients. My fave items in this month's box would be the drinks and Sun Balm, as they're all products that I would use and enjoy in Summer. You can sign up to I AM Co.'s last box of 2020, here.