Melinda S.

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Reviews (3)

3 month review: lacks value & curation

scribedelivery on Aug 2021

I subscribed for June, July & August 2021. I hoped that at least 1 out of 3 would feel like I got my money's worth, but that was not the case. I did not feel like I was getting anywhere near the $29 in product and I wasn't getting to try an assortment of pens/pencils/markers/notebooks. As an example, August's envelope had one notebook and three of the same pen - so two items to try out. I looked online and the products were worth $15 if I'm being generous. The items come in a plain envelope; the first two envelopes I received had holes caused by the loose pens inside (an item was missing from the second month but it was the second of 2 of the same mechanical pencil so I didn't ask for a replacement). Compared to the other subscriptions bought here on CrateJoy, including several other family operated boxes that are half the price of ScribeDelivery, this doesn't feel like much time is spent curating, developing a theme or listening to customer feedback.

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3 month review: lacks value & curation

scribedelivery on Aug 2021

I subscribed for June, July & August 2021. I hoped that at least 1 out of 3 would feel like I got my money's worth, but that was not the case. I did not feel like I was getting anywhere near the $29 in product and I wasn't getting to try an assortment of pens/pencils/markers/notebooks. As an example, August's envelope had one notebook and three of the same pen - so two items to try out. I looked online and the products were worth $15 if I'm being generous. The items come in a plain envelope; the first two envelopes I received had holes caused by the loose pens inside (an item was missing from the second month but it was the second of 2 of the same mechanical pencil so I didn't ask for a replacement). Compared to the other subscriptions bought here on CrateJoy, including several other family operated boxes that are half the price of ScribeDelivery, this doesn't feel like much time is spent curating, developing a theme or listening to customer feedback.

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Well curated box worth the $$

Marshmallow of the Month Club on Aug 2021

UPDATE: Now having received 3 boxes from Chef, I wanted to update my review to say I chose to continue my subscription because I love this box so much. It's a treat to receive and you can tell how much effort she puts into developing a theme and making the marshmallows & graham crackers. I thought the July box made the absolute perfect dessert bite and it was a flavor (peach) that I normally wouldn't have expected to love but that's how good Chef is!
Oh, and she's also changed my mind on the candle. Hot summers mean I don't want to go outside and use the firepit, so having a candle to roast the mallows is great & the last two candles have matched the flavor of the food. August's candle was specially made for Marshmallow of the Month Club and I'm certain she could sell these separately!
***ORIGINAL REVIEW: Received my first box and it was fun to open! I found the marshmallows tasted good if roasted but were not great straight out of the bag. Just passing that along to other newbies! Also, eat the graham crackers and marshmallows soon after getting then - they aren’t packed full of preservatives so best to enjoy them as fresh as possible. I appreciate that the owner was open to my suggestion of leaving out the scented candle - it was a floral scent and invaded all the other pieces in the box. I would prefer no candle because I have a...

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Well curated box worth the $$

Marshmallow of the Month Club on Aug 2021

UPDATE: Now having received 3 boxes from Chef, I wanted to update my review to say I chose to continue my subscription because I love this box so much. It's a treat to receive and you can tell how much effort she puts into developing a theme and making the marshmallows & graham crackers. I thought the July box made the absolute perfect dessert bite and it was a flavor (peach) that I normally wouldn't have expected to love but that's how good Chef is!
Oh, and she's also changed my mind on the candle. Hot summers mean I don't want to go outside and use the firepit, so having a candle to roast the mallows is great & the last two candles have matched the flavor of the food. August's candle was specially made for Marshmallow of the Month Club and I'm certain she could sell these separately!
***ORIGINAL REVIEW: Received my first box and it was fun to open! I found the marshmallows tasted good if roasted but were not great straight out of the bag. Just passing that along to other newbies! Also, eat the graham crackers and marshmallows soon after getting then - they aren’t packed full of preservatives so best to enjoy them as fresh as possible. I appreciate that the owner was open to my suggestion of leaving out the scented candle - it was a floral scent and invaded all the other pieces in the box. I would prefer no candle because I have a...

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Well curated, well packaged

Simple Loose Leaf Tea on Jun 2021

I’m new to tea so I appreciate the descriptions and tips on the packages of tea. The entire box has a great feel to it - from the design to the way everything fits. Well done - I’m looking forward to future shipments.

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