Fruit For Thought October 2018 Subscription Box Review & Coupon

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Fruit For Thought is a monthly subscription box that brings cute gift items that follow a vegetable or fruit theme. You’ll get an assortment of items like jewelry, bath and body products, stationery, yummy goodies, home accessories, and a lot more. Sign up by the 16th to get the current month’s box!

Imagine opening a box and smelling a fruity scent, tasting fruity treats and unwrapping beautifully presented gifts. Our items are curated based on their fruity colors to help create a sensory experience with each unboxing. We choose a new fruit (or sometimes vegetable) theme each month, and we take pride in finding unusual gifts.

The items are neatly wrapped in a orange tissue paper with a beautiful ribbon and a brightly colored sticker. What an adorable presentation! My box had some water damage (see first picture) but everything in the box was fine.

The theme for the October 2018 is AUTUMN SPICE. The info card announced November’s theme: Soda Pop!

The information card has the list of items included in the box. There are two versions available: The Full Sized Box ($44.99 plus shipping) or the Mini ($31.99 plus shipping). Shipping is free if you sign up for a 6 month subscription to the Full Sized box. I am reviewing the Full Sized box.

DEAL: Save 20% on your first month! Use coupon code HELLO20.

My items were snuggled into white squiggles.

All the goodies in the box!

Lollies by Leah in Pumpkin Bun in the Oven, Caramel Apple, and Apple Funnel Cake ($1.50 each) are interesting flavors that I’ve never heard of before. I tried Pumpkin Bun in the Oven and perused the site looking for ingredients (which I couldn’t find) but did come across a notice that these should be eaten within two weeks of receiving or refrigerated for longer storage. This worries me. How long did Fruit For Thought have them before shipping to me? Food safety is very important to me so hopefully they were shipped right away.

Erin Baker’s The Original Breakfast Cookie in Caramel Apple ($1.33) and Erin Baker’s The Original Breakfast Cookie Pumpkin Spice ($1.66) Wow, I can eat a cookie for breakfast and get away with it? Yes! These are similar to other breakfast bars but the flavors sound yummy and they have 6 grams of fiber per cookie.

Here’s the pumpkin spice cookie, which includes pumpkin puree in the recipe, along with whole grain oats and prune puree. I warmed mine up on a plate in the microwave for 15 seconds for a fresh from the oven flavor, and ate it with a glass of milk. It felt like an indulgence to eat it first thing in the morning, but it also kept me full for a long time. I’m saving the caramel apple for another day.

Terra Americana Harvest Fruit Dip Mix – I’m not sure how much this costs or where to order since I received a warning saying it wasn’t safe to continue because of hackers etc.

I was a little confused when I looked this up since the online ingredients said this has cocoa and sugar but this packet does not list those ingredients.

I went ahead and tasted it to see if it was sweet and I can tell you that it is NOT sweet nor chocolaty, and I think I accidentally did the cinnamon challenge. I did taste some orange in there but my mouth is now numb. It says it makes a sweet treat with fruit so I would guess that you would mix it into sweetened whipped cream or vanilla yogurt and then dip your fruits. There is enough for several uses, maybe a tablespoon or two of mix. I’m going to try it another time since I forgot to buy whipping cream at the store.

Booze Infuser Orange Spice ($6.95) is an interesting idea. It’s a “tea bag” for booze. You stick it in a bottle of whiskey, vodka, or rum and then let it infuse for a day or two before removing the bag.

You then use the infused liquor in your mixed drinks to add fall flavor. The back said there were recipes inside but mainly it just said to add the newly flavored alcohol to apple cider, iced tea, cranberry juice, and so on. It looks like it’s just a bunch of spices so no weird additives or flavorings. I don’t drink enough alcohol to want to infuse a whole bottle so I will pass this along to someone else.

Welch’s Apple Orchard Medley Fruit Snacks ($0.34) went straight to my daughter, she loves gummy snacks.

All American Canning Company Carrot Cake Jam ($2.25) I’ve never heard of this flavor of jam, how unique is that?

Pineapple, pears, and carrots are mixed with spices and this is such a cool twist on a classic. Not only would this be good on toast, but how about with some cream cheese or brie on a cracker?

There was a card included with some suggestions. Check out those other cool flavors, I think I need some Raspberry Beret jam next.

It looks delicious but I was a little worried by the lack of an audible “pop” when I opened the lid. I licked it and it tasted fine but I don’t think I am going to use this. Again, I want to make sure the food I eat is safe and I’m not 100% sure that this was sealed properly. When in doubt, throw it out.

Michel Design Works Pumpkin Melody Room Spray ($10.25) has notes of spiced pumpkin cake, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin souffle. This means that it smells more sweet than spicy and makes my home smell like I’ve been baking. Just give a few spritzs and maybe stash a bakery pie somewhere because you know someone is going to come home and want some.

Dei Direct Woodland River Jute Pinecone Tote ($14) is a big sturdy tote that you can use to hold items such as gym clothes, picnic supplies, groceries, freshly picked apples, or whatever you choose. The outside is rough and has a natural look, but the inside is smooth plastic. This bag measures about 20″ across and about 16″ high.

This was my first Fruit For Thought Box and there were some hits and misses. I thought the presentation was spot on, it looked like a lovely box and the ribbon was a nice touch. The bag is huge and I like the scented room spray. The breakfast cookies were tasty and I am looking forward to using the spices as a fruit dip. My daughter liked the gummies and I liked that all of the products worked well into the theme. I wasn’t a fan of the lollipops or jam because I’m worried they might make me sick. Also, I think all edible items should have a list of ingredients, if not in the box then at least on the website, but I couldn’t find that info on the lollipops.

What did you think of the Fruit For Thought box?

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  • Leah Allen

    Howdy! This is Leah, from Lollies By Leah 🙂 I thought I’d leave a quick comment and answer some of your questions. The main lolly ingredients are : Cane Sugar, Glucose, Filtered Water, Cream of Tartar, Flavoring Oils & Gel Food Coloring. Some of the lollies have additional ingredients, such as pumpkin spice or cinnamon depending on the flavor.
    I also wanted to let you know the lollies stay good for a very long time unless they get warm or are exposed to moisture/humidity. Heat and humidity break down the sugar. I keep them at room temperature and they last months here in AZ. I include the 2 week notice, because sometime “flow” will happen and they are not as pretty, but still perfectly safe and delicious to eat. I hope that was helpful.
    BTW… your pictures are beautiful!

    • Deb

      Leah, thank you so much for your very helpful comment! It sounds like standard lollipop ingredients so that makes me feel much better. I appreciate that you reached out to set the record straight. My daughter enjoyed her lollipop, she ate the caramel apple one!

  • Pam

    Just wanted to let you know that the jam seal must have been isolated. I’ve eaten tons of her jams and they are always sealed with a pop and delicious. I also ate many of the lollipops, and still am eating some, and they also taste fresh and delicious.

    • Deb

      Hi Pam, glad to hear you are a fan of the jams, I know they certainly sound delicious and I loved the combos I saw on the website. Maybe my jar got jostled during the trip to my mailbox and therefore it didn’t pop upon opening. I’ve canned before and I know that is a big safety concern when canning at home. As for the lollipops, I would love to know what ingredients were in them, if it was just sugar and flavoring then I would think they would last for quite a long time but I was unable to tell from the site what exactly was used. My daughter ate one before I had a chance to check on them and so far so good. Thank you for commenting and I hope you enjoy your box!