Naturebox Review

For anyone unfamiliar with Naturebox, it’s a “healthy” (they have dietitians and nutritionists on staff), “natural” snack sampler of 5, 10 or 20 4oz bags of nuts, seeds, granola and dried fruit.  I think the concept is pretty neat–you get snacks mailed once a month and you have the option to buy more of what you love from the site.  The sample includes several (3-6) serving sizes per box for $19.95, and I think that’s a decent value (but honestly, I graze at these snacks, so I anticipate them lasting a while).  They offer vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO and nut-free options with a promise of avoiding HFCS, trans fats/partially hydrogenated oils or artificial colours/sweeteners/flavors. Well thanks, Naturebox.

You have the option of choosing all, some or none of your products.  They’ll send random snacks if you don’t choose!  There are a whopping 95 different snack options to choose from, which makes it pretty promising as a long-term subscription.  I know they add new products often, as well.

For our first box, I chose Sweet Blueberry Almonds, Yogurt Dipped Pretzels, Praline Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Pears and Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops.  (A lot of their options are much more thrilling, but I’m a little picky.)

The Overall: This is a really great value if you choose your panty wisely or like the convenience of having it just come to your door once a month.  At around $4 per bag, some items with naturally be a better value than others.  Since I’m very picky about my snacks, I don’t think I’d trust the selection to their random choices, but for “normal” folks, I bet it would be just fine.  I HAVE heard some people complain that their items came a bit stale, but that was before they changed the way they handle the pantry, so I’m assuming this issue is now solved.

Praline Pumpkin Seeds – My favourite of the box!  These have a nice crunchy coating that immediately makes you think of a pumpkin spice latte–these would be amazing sprinkled in the foam!

Yogurt Dipped Pretzels – These hit the mouth a bit on the sweet side, but the tanginess of the yogurt sneaks up and surprises you.  These are delicious.

Dried Pears – Confession: I’ve never had dried pears before!  These were a bit on the chewy side (not sure if that’s expected) but these were totally delicious.  Follow-up confession: I got these in my box because we’ve been thinking of drying our own fruit, and this totally sold me on drying up some pears for snacks!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops – When you open the bag, this has the most wonderful smell of caramel.  You pop them in your mouth and get a faint taste of caramel, but mostly it’s just a Whopper-sized ball of pretzel.  I love these and want these to be a cereal (ha!) but I can’t decide where the taste comes from.

Sweet Blueberry Almonds – I don’t like blueberries or almonds very much, but I got these for my boyfriend.  I was pleasantly surprised to really enjoy these–they taste a lot like Blueberry Mini-Wheats, which is to say grainy and kind of a creamy blueberry candy-type flavor.

Want one?  This is a referral link that will give me a $10 credit and will get you $10 off your first box!

2 responses to “Naturebox Review”

  1. Another box?!??
    Ok time to ‘fess up : did you get a job as a “box promoter” or “box tester” or something??? Or are you just on some kind of roll.

    I have to say, all the boxes you pick sound pretty good…

    1. I keep getting gifted completely amazeballs one use only coupons. I’ll be spreading the wealth to you very soon, just in case you want to be tempted. 😉

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