Thrive Market Review

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 11.34.39 AMThrive Market is a “socially-conscious” online store for natural and organic snacks and products, which it claims to offer at 25-50% below retail price. When you sign up, you get a 30-day free trial plus 15% off your first order. After 30 days, your membership begins: it costs $59.95 per year. This fee offers a free membership to a low-income family AND they promise that if you don’t save your membership value in the year, they’ll add a credit for the next year. I find the model really interesting.

I got a special offer to try the service out. I placed the order and received it the very next day. Okay, colour me impressed. I check the prices on a couple items and can confirm that they are on par or below Amazon’s Prime Pantry, which is good enough for me. I feel like the products they offer line up pretty nicely with their mission. They have everything from snacks and pantry staples to hair care products and beyond.

The Overall ? I’ll be ordering again! I’m not sure if I can commit the membership fee right now, but I feel like the value is definitely there. Like all shopping sites, it’s just important to know what the going cost is for a product.

Justin’s Almond Butter : The promotional offer was a free jar of this. I’ve never had alternate nut butters (heehee) but this is yummy. If you’ve never had almond butter, it’s fatty and almondy compared to regular peanut butter. The consistency looks rough, but feels quite smooth.

Dang Original Toasted Coconut Chips : If you like coconut, just buy these. I happen to hate coconut, but these look really great. They’re rectangular slivers of toasted coconut with a very chip-like texture.

Woodstock All-Natural Pineapple Slices : These weren’t quite what I was hoping for, but my boyfriend loves them. They’re thick rings of sliced, dried pineapple that’s been candied. They reminded me of orange slices in the worst way, but my boyfriend loves them. They’re very chewy.

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