My November PijonBox arrived several days ago, but things have been so hectic I haven’t had a chance to post my review!
PijonBox is a subscription service catered to the needs of college students; they deliver a variety of products including snacks, beauty products, and other useful items. They also partner with Project Night Night, a nonprofit that donates care packages (consisting of a blanket, a children’s book, and a stuffed animal) to homeless and underprivileged children. The service is $29/month, or less if you sign up for an extended period of time. This is my third PijonBox, and unfortunately, it’s probably my least favorite so far. Check out my review of October’s box here!
Right as I opened the box, I was disappointed in the packaging. The box felt super empty this month! And they got rid of the bright blue crinkle paper, which isn’t a huge deal but it just feels like they are trying to cut costs.
I was happy to see that the theme for this box is Thanksgiving! They also changed the information card to a very thin postcard, versus the thicker folded cards they had before. Again, it’s not a real problem, but it’s just one more corner that had to be cut, so I wonder if they are running into financial problems?
Mamma Chia “Chia Squeeze” Vitality Snack | $1.77 each
I’m a big fan of these portable snacks in a pouch, so I was glad to try these. While I’m not a huge fan of chia seeds, these were actually pretty tasty! I can definitely see why this is a great snack for college students.
ReVita Pop B12 Vitamin Lollipops | $7.43
I really like these lollipops! The taste is awesome and it’s a fun concept. But they are super pricey. The lollipops are pretty small, and even though it’s much cheaper than B12 shots, liquid drops or sprays would probably be just as effective (but don’t quote me on that). If you don’t actually suffer from B12 deficiency, you probably wouldn’t want to buy these. Also, you can’t bite/chew on these! It makes them less effective, which is tough for me because I never have the patience to finish a lollipop without chomping on them.
Mediterranean Snacks Tapaz 2 Go | $2.99
Another great concept! Super cute and convenient, especially for a busy college student.
Light My Fire Sporks | $2.48 each
I’m not entirely sure why I would pay this much for a plastic spork, but it has good reviews on Amazon. My biggest complaint about this is that it breaks pretty easily if you apply pressure, and it’s difficult to use without applying lots of pressure! The spoon is handy, but the fork/knife is awful. Still, these are nice to have for emergencies. We’ll be bringing these on camping trips and such.
pHresh Deodorant in Sugar Mint | $7.99
I’m excited to try this new deodorant! It has great reviews and has no aluminum, parabens, and propylene glycols.
Waxelene Petroleum Jelly Alternative | $4.99
I love this product! It’s pretty similar to The Honest Company’s Healing Balm, which I use religiously.
Color Club Nail Lacquer in Poptastic | $8.00
I’m not crazy about neons, but I really like Color Club formulas. It would make a cute stocking stuffer for a friend, too!
The overall value for the box is $42.38, which is pretty awesome! But I really didn’t like this month. For me, the value of this box is less than what I paid, because I would never actually pay $7.44 for 3 plastic utensils, or $7.43 for 7 lollipops. I’m also disappointed that this was supposed to be a Thanksgiving themed box, but it didn’t feel curated to fit the Thanksgiving theme. When I think of the holidays, I’m definitely not thinking about deodorant or chia seeds. Something more festive and cozy would have been really nice. If I had paid full price for this box (I used their LivingSocial deal), I would have been extremely disappointed. This lackluster box plus all the corners they are cutting on packaging seems a little bit ominous! I hope I’m wrong and they’re able to step up their game for the December box. But as of now, I’m unsure if I will continue my subscription after my current one ends in February. What did you think of November’s box? I’d love to hear other opinions!
As always, all views in this review are the opinion of the author. Nothing was received in exchange for a review, and I am not affiliated with PijonBox.