Brandless Review Part II

Brandless is this amazing online store that I’ve gushed about in the past & you can read all about here. In the post Brandless, I briefly went over what I did & didn’t like, but didn’t offer much more than that. Here I wanted a more thorough review of my purchases. This is a lengthy post, but hang in for the long haul for a surprise at the end!

Since I’ve talked about Brandless, they’ve expanded so much & for the better. They’ve added Pet & Baby aisles to the store & Contrary to their initial business model, their (individual) products range from $1.50-$16, with pre-selected bundles ranging from $12-$56, with built in savings as opposed to buying all included items separately.

Even though their prices are going up, so is their range of products & the quality, in my opinion, hasn’t faltered at all. In this post I will include a brief review of everything I’ve bought (for myself) on Brandless since the beginning.

KEY:
Italics means it was gifted out
Underlined means it’s a repurchase
Bold means it’s a staple & highly recommended
(Info in parentheses may explain certain purchases)

June 2018 (Going on a Cruise)

Facial Lotion

Rate: 3/5 Why? It’s “unscented,” which is nice in terms of being artificial fragrance free, but the scent it has on its own isn’t neutral enough to want on my face everyday. It’s hard to explain, but it wasn’t my thing. 

$3.00
Grapefruit Facial Scrub

Rate: 5/5 Why? I am a sucker for physical exfoliants, especially in the summer time. (They’re not for everyone, do your research for you skin type) I used to love Neutrogena’s grapefruit facial scrub, but Brandless takes the cake here on quality & cost. 

$3.00
Green Tea & Aloe Body Wash

Rate: 3/5 Why? This one confuses me. It’s advertised as “Green Tea & Aloe,” like the Shampoos & Conditioners are, but they aren’t listed as ingredients on the Body Wash. Instead, Tea Tree & Oat Kernel extracts are. I also prefer a much more moisturizing formula as I have very dry skin. 

$3.00
Green Tea & Aloe Moisturizing Shampoo

Rate: 2/5 Why? My hair felt clean, but stripped. I’m very picky about hair care, so this is an easy pass for me.

$3.00
Green Tea & Aloe Moisturizing Conditioner

Rate: 3/5 Why? My hair felt better after using the conditioner, as opposed to how it felt after just having used shampoo, but still wasn’t the feel I usually go for. 

$3.00
Green Apple Facial Toner

Rate: 5/5 Why? It’s a great, affordable toner. You get a lot of product for the price, as compared to other brand’s toners. + I LOVE green apple & it smells amazing. 

$3.00
Recipe Cards – 50 Count

Rate: 5/5 Why? I bought a recipe card holder, but needed cards that were more ones it came with, but less than the ones I was finding on Amazon. These fell right in between fashion & function. I love them!

$3.00
Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bar – 3 Pack

Rate: 1/5 Why? Not a fan… LOL. But, I know people who would love these. In my opinion, they are too grainy. I thought the chocolate / PB combo would help, but for me it did not. Oh well! 

$6.00
Cocoa Granola

Rate: 4.95/5 Why? I love this granola, but only suggestion is more chocolate!
$3.00

Organic Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Rate: 5/5 Why? I’ve recently learned to love beef jerky, especially teriyaki varieties. But, the big name brands (that are the best) are soooo expensive, even per unit. That’s where Brandless comes in. I just wish they sold it at 7-Eleven

$6.00
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Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray

Rate: 5/5 Why? Good, high quality EVOO & the continuous spray dispenser is so convenient for dressing salads or pre-greasing pans. Mid-width even spray, without clogging. 

$3.00
Mini Shortbread Cookies

Rate: 4.95/5 Why? They’re so good my dad ate the first bag i bought, whole, before I could even try them! I re-ordered & my only complaint is about how flaky the recipe makes them – very messy. 

$3.00

 


November 2018 (Christmas)

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Almond & Maple, Nut & Caramel Chews

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Everything Pretzel Thins

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Mini Shortbread Cookies

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Coconut Lemon Creme Cookies

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Almond Pistachio Biscotti Thins

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Raspberry Twists

Rate: 4.95/5 Why? These are so freaking amazing. I have a huge sweet tooth & love raspberry, so I took a chance on these and love myself for it! LOL. If the shortbread cookies are “flaky,” these will leave you at the alter. I just eat them over the bag & vacuum afterwards.
$3.00

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Organic Cheese Duck Crackers

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Jalapeño Flavored Corn and Quinoa Puffs

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Nuts, Dark Chocolate & Fruit Mix

Rate: 4/5 Why? I’m very picky when it comes to trail mix. I usually prefer to make my own mixes, so I can’t complain. I bought this variety as a gift, gave a try myself & really love it – even the chocolate covered cherries & I hate cherry anything. 

$3.00
Fruit & Nut Trail Mix

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Cocoa Granola

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Thai Peanut Cooking Sauce

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Gochujang Korean Sweet & Spicy Cooking Sauce

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Organic Tahini

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Organic Hot Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Pink Himalayan Salt Grinder

Rate: 5/5 Why? Compared to similar products, this option is just as good, but less expensive. The grinder is made of high quality plastic & metal, so it never gets jammed.
$3.00

Coconut Macaroon Mix

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Moisturizing Hand Soap, Cranberry Spice

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Carving Knife, 7.8″

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Carving Fork, 5.9″

Quantity: 1

$3.00
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Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Grapefruit Facial Scrub

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Açai Berry Lip Balm – 2 Pack

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Cranberry Spice Lip Balm – 2 Pack

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Lemon Verbena Body Scrub

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Citrus Bergamot Hand Cream

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Mint Foot Cream

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Coconut Water Body Butter

Quantity: 1

$3.00

 


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Mocha Fudge Coffee Bar

Rate: 1/5 Why? Similar to the Chocolate PB bars from earlier, these Mocha ones aren’t my style. The graininess is too much for me, personally, but I think the same thing of many granola bars that others love. 

$3.00
Cranberry & Cocoa Brown Rice Crisps

Rate: 5.5/5 Why? These are so amazing. I am so mad they don’t make them all the time. 

$3.00
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Everything Pretzel Thins

Rate: 3/5 Why? After buying them as a gift, I decided to give them a try myself. They were very toasted, making some hard to eat. Unfortunately, I forgot to clip the bag shut after trying them out the first time & they got stale. I wasn’t mad though because they aren’t my favorite pretzel thins. 

$3.00
Mini Shortbread Cookies

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Almond Chocolate Biscotti Thins

Quantity: 1

$3.00
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Raspberry Twists

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Organic Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Dill Pickle Partially Popped Popcorn

Rate: 3/5 Why? I’m not sure how to feel…

$3.00
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Nuts, Dark Chocolate & Fruit Mix

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Organic Coconut Flour

Rate 4/5 Why? Great Gluten Free Baking Option

$3.00
Organic Cocoa Powder

Rate: 5/5 Why? Rich, fine cocoa powder. Very high quality. 

$3.00
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Rate: 5/5 Why? There’s a reason why this is a “community fave.” It’s good coconut oil at a good price. I hope they offer bigger sizes in the future, like they do with Brandless Organic 100% Honey.

 $3.00

April 2019 (Easter)

Avocado Oil

Quantity: 1

$4.00
Hot Fudge Sauce

Rate: ?/5 Why? Honestly I haven;t had the chance to try it yet!

$4.00
Dark Chocolate Covered Quinoa Bites

Rate: 4/5 Why? They’re not my all time everyday go to snack, but when I crave them I could eat a whole bag. Very rich chocolate. Very crispy Quinoa.
$4.00

 

Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chips

Rate: 3/5 Why? They remind me of Vicki’s chip in the way that makes me want Vicki’s chips. 

$3.00
Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Quantity: 1

$1.50
Double Chocolate Cookie Thins

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Raspberry Twists

Quantity: 1

$3.00
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Organic Honey Graham Crackers

Rate: 2/5 Why? Very flaky & don’t have any extra flavor, so they’re pretty bland. 

$3.00
Organic Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Organic Hazelnut Spread

Rate: 3/5 Why? It’s not Nutella

$4.00
Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter

Rate: 3/5 Why? Very liquidy, as most organic PBs are. 

$3.00
Professional Loaf Pan

Rate: 4/5 Why? Great size, but it doesn’t do too well in the dish washer. Hand wash only for the next ones. 

$9.00
Fine Line Pens 0.4mm Point

Rate: 5/5 Why? They’re great art pens.

$5.00
Mini Colored Pencils FSC® Certified Wood

Rate: 5/5 Why? Wonderful range of colors & the size is perfect for on the go. 

$4.00
Daily Multivitamin Chews Cat Supplement

Quantity: 1

$9.00
Lysine Chews Cat Supplement

Quantity: 1

$9.00

May 2019

Organic Women’s Gummy Multivitamin

Quantity: 1

$9.00
Hair, Skin & Nails

Quantity: 1

$4.00
Greens & Antioxidant Blend

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Organic Unsweetened Golden Milk Mix

Rate: 5/5 Why? I’ll let the posts speak for themselves…

$9.00
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Makeup Removing Grapefruit Facial Wipes

Rate: 5/5 Why? Loved them as make up removing wipes & facial cleansing wipes. Nice scent, durable material. Definitely reordering, but going to buy other wipes until I have enough in my Brandless cart to fill an order. 

$4.00
Hydrating Rosewater Facial Toner Spray

Rate: 5/5 Why? When I saw the beauty product launch, I knew I had to get this spray. I love anything that spritzes, especially when it comes to skin care. For me, the more hands free the better. Right now, I keep this in my beach bag & it’s super refreshing between laying on the beach and hitting the boards. 

$5.00
Lemon Verbena Body Scrub

Rate: 4/5 Why? I bought it as a gift and decided to try it for myself, but it isn’t my favorite scrub. It is very loose, but not oily – which I think I’d rather prefer.

$5.00
Plant Based Pet Wipes

Rate: 5/5 Why? They get the job done & smell good. My cat is partial outdoor & loves to roll in mud / dirt when it’s time to go back inside, so rather than combing or bathing him, he gets a quick wipe once over & he’s good to go. 

$4.00
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Cocoa Granola

Quantity: 1

$3.00
Organic Coconut Sugar

Rate 5/5 Why? I didn’t know I loved Coconut Sugar until I tried baking with it & now I’m glad I started with Brandless!

$3.00

Another thing I included last time was a list of things I wanted to try next. Here it is, all updated:

What I want to try:

FOOD

  • Mocha Fudge Coffee Bar
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Quinoa Bites
  • Tomato Basil Hummus Crisps
  • Everything Pretzel Thins
  • Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins
  • Almond Chocolate Biscotti Thins
  • Dill Pickle Partially Popped Popcorn
  • Lemon Basil Scone Baking Mix
  • Organic Brownie Baking Mix
  • Organic Lemon Bar Baking Mix
  • Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing & Marinade
  • Organic Peanut Powder
  • Sour Gummy Worms
  • Organic Whole Wheat Animal Cookies
  • Freeze Dried Sweet Corn
  • Baked Honey Crisp Apple Chips
  • Peppered Beef Jerky
  • Organic Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • Organic Honey 100% Pure
  • Organic Agave Nectar
  • Organic Sunflower Oil
  • Organic Canola Oil
  • Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother
  • Wild Albacore Tuna in Water
  • Organic Fair Trade Coffees (Whole Bean, Ground, Pour Over, Cold Brew & Pods)
  • Organic Fruit Tea & Herbal Sampler Variety Pack
  • Organic Green Tea
  • Organic English Breakfast Black Tea
  • Organic Maca Powder
  • Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Organic Moringa Powder

HOME

  • Clean Concentrates Starter Kit Bundle
  • 16 Piece Black Stoneware Dinnerware Set
  • Professional Baker’s Bundle
  • Silicone Utensil Tools Bundle
  • Kitchen Essentials Bundle
  • Silicone Pot Holder
  • Brandless Kitchen Knives: paring knife, santoku knife, nakiri knife, chef’s knife, serrated bread knife, carving knife & fork, honing steel
  • Serving Board & Knives Entertaining Bundle
  • Silicone Kitchen Tongs (9″ & 12″)
  • Silicone Ice Cube Tray (Large & Small)
  • Porcelain Pour Over Coffee Cone
  • Organic Cotton Dish & Wash Cloths
  • Black Gel Pens
  • Recycled Mechanical Pencils
  • Recycled Highlighters
  • Stationary Set
  • Gift Wrap & Sticker Sheet Set
  • Gift Bag & Stationary Set

BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE

  • Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
  • Lemon Verbana Body Scrub
  • Green Tea & Aloe Shave Gel
  • Coconut Water Body Butter
  • Night Cream
  • Aluminium Free Deodorant (Lavandin & Citrus Neroli)
  • Avocado Basil Hand Cream
  • CBD Collection (Facial Cream, Facial Serum, Balm)

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Calm & Focus Support
  • Digestive & Immune Biotic
  • 7-Day Herbal Cleanse Kit
  • CBD Collection (Oil, Soft Gel Capsules, Gummies)

BABY

  • Baby Multi Purpose Balm
  • Plant Based Baby Wipes

PET

  • Freeze Dried Chicken Breast Dog Treats
  • Duck Jerky Recipe Dog Treats
  • Organic Beef Bone Broth for Pets

It’s grown quite a bit….

If you made it this far, congratulations & thank you for reading!

Here’s 6$ for Brandless!

This post is NOT SPONSORED by Brandless, but every website member is given a code to gift & get 6$ in Brandless store credit. Happy shopping!

 

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