Back in November I received the “feast” JustUsBox to review and I've pondered long and hard, about the best way to go about reviewing it. Do I not review? Do I do a factual review? After a while of thinking, I realised that this box is going to be great for some people and some of those people may read my blog, so why am I stopping them potentially hearing about it? Just because I found it wasn't for me.
The JustUsBox is a themed date night box, which allows you to get a box filled with items to put together a date night, for you and your special someone. They offer monthly subscriptions or a one off purchase; you could even treat your other half to a gift certificate for Valentine's Day.
As I said, I received the November box which was themed “feast” and contained items to see you through starters, dessert and after dinner fun as well as a pair of candle sticks to help set the mood. As well as all those goodies, each JustUsBox comes complete with a booklet, designed to help walk you through their suggestions for the perfect date night.
For starters, with this “feast” box they suggested, setting the table; putting out the candles, folding some napkins (directions included) and nibbling on the Joe & Seph's popcorn. I have to admit I couldn’t imagine popcorn for starts, especially when it comes in such flavours.
Inside the booklet is also a recipe for lamb casserole, which the people from JustUsBox think is the perfect main dish, to go alongside the items they have picked for your night.
The “main course” from your date night box, is a chocolate tasting collection. This contains a number of dark chocolates for which you are meant to taste the difference. As neither Ash nor I eat dark chocolate, we asked my parents to try them and I have to admit they said as far as they could taste they were all the same.
For dessert there was elderflower vodka jelly and as someone who doesn't drink, this again wasn't something for me.
This selection was then topped off with the bedtime treat of miracle berry frooties. This little packet is said to change sour tastes to sweet tastes temporarily. It is worth noting this does come with a warning about being allergic to the ingredients, there is a lot of hype about miracle berry frooties on the internet, with many people calling it a “must try”. To go with it the kit included; a lemon, a double ended sour lollipop, 2 packets of vinegar and a can of Guinness, to help you try out this treat. Personally while this seemed like a bit of a novel idea, again alcohol was included and I really couldn't bring myself to it.
I can imagine for some couples this would have been a fun date night in a box, however for Ash and I it just wasn't “us” and didn't tempt us to try another.
If you think the JustUsBox might be for you, they can be bought on their website where they cost £30 a month on a rolling subscription (you can buy in advance and save money) or you can grab a smaller test box for £18.
Do you think you would like JustUsBox?