FitSnack Subscription Box Review – January 2015
FitSnack is a new monthly snack subscription box. The box includes snacks that are “not only delicious but are also designed to provide clean energy to support an active, fitness-focused lifestyle.”
The FitSnack team has created a “FitSnack Perfect 10” checklist for snacks that includes categories like: high in protein, low sugar index, GMO free, organic, gluten free, and Paelo. While not all snacks included in the box will fit into each category, by focusing on these guidelines FitSnack aims to provide a well-balanced and nutrient-dense selection.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: FitSnack
The Cost: $24/monthly, $23/monthly with 3-month subscription, $22/monthly with 6-month subscription, and $20/monthly with annual subscription for US subscribers. (International subscribers will be charged an additional $6-$9 per month for shipping.)
The Products: 6-9 healthy, nutrient-dense snacks valued at over $30.
Ships to: US, Canada, and worldwide!
Check out the Food Subscription Box Directory for more food boxes!
My FitSnack box did not include an informational card listing the items included; however, a quick Internet search tells me other boxes did, so it looks like mine was left out by mistake.
Simply 7 Lentil Chips– .8 oz, value $.80
Simply 7 Quinoa Chips– .8 oz, value $.80
The Protein Bakery Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies– 2 oz, value $3.50
The Protein Bakery Peanut Butter Blondie– 3oz, value $4.50
I’ve tried Simply 7 snacks before, and I’m already a fan of their Hummus Chips. These made with lentils and quinoa are delicious too! They contain no cholesterol, trans fat, artificial colors or flavors, and are free from preservatives and gluten. I appreciate their ethos and additive-free approach to chip making, and I think both are a great, healthier alternative to potato chips. FitSnack box also included a coupon for $.50 off one full-sized bag of chips.
Both of the snacks included from The Protein Bakery are made using muscle-building whey protein powder, to help prevent spikes in blood sugar levels and make the baked goods more filling. (Perhaps unsurprisingly, the bakery’s owner is a fitness guru!) Theoretically, I like the idea of creating healthy baked goods; however, I wasn’t crazy about the blondie. I could taste the protein powder right away, which I found a bit off-putting. Fortunately, I thought the cookies were much tastier.
FitSnack Veggie Chips- 2.75 oz, value $3? (FitSnacks are not available for sale online, so I’m estimating the value based on similar online products.)
FitSnack Almond & Pumpkin Seed Mix- 3 oz, value $4.75?
I like that FitSnack has included signature snacks in this box! The Almond & Pumpkin Seed Mix seems like a generous portion, and contains only two ingredients: almonds and pumpkin seeds. I personally would have enjoyed them more if they’d been roasted with some salt, but I appreciate how healthy and clean the snack is. The Veggie Chips were lightly salted, satisfyingly crunchy, and included whole green beans and identifiable slices of beet, carrot, and sweet potato. I hope FitSnack starts selling them online, because I would definitely buy them again!
Oven Baked Organics Gluten Free Pancake Mix– 6.91oz, value $5 (sold in packs of 3)
Kay’s Naturals Mocha Espresso Cookie Bites – 1.2 oz, value $1.69 (on sale for $1.49)
This gluten free pancake mix calls for milk (your FAV kind!), oil, honey (or agave), and an egg; however, they suggest substituting applesauce for the egg, if desired. I like that the instructions are fairly traditional with the option to make the pancakes vegan and/or dairy-free.
The Cookie Bites are really tasty! The texture reminds me a little bit of puffed cereal, and the chocolate espresso flavor is nicely pronounced. (As an aside: has anyone ever seen espresso-flavored cereal before? Now I really want some!) FitSnack box also included a coupon for 30% off Kay’s Naturals.
Nogii Whey & Quinoa Protein in Vanilla Bean -.74 oz, value $1.78
Nogii Whey & Quinoa Protein in Cocoa Chocolate – .74 oz, value $1.78
Gocopod– 15ml, value $.99
Somersaults in Cinnamon Crunch– .5 oz, value $.89
Nogii was created by Elizabeth Hasselbeck, a longtime sufferer of Celiac Disease and advocate for gluten free living. These Nogii samples are gluten free, high protein powders.
Gocopod is an individually packaged serving of virgin, non-GMO coconut oil. Their website recommends using coconut oil to improve metabolism and digestion, as a skin moisturizer, or for conditioning hair.
The Cinnamon Crunch Somersaults are a little difficult to describe. They taste a bit like granola bar cookies tossed in cinnamon sugar and manage to taste healthy and delicious at the same time- quite a feat, I think! I definitely recommend them for someone looking for a nutritious snack that doesn’t taste TOO healthy.
Verdict: Overall, I’m very pleased with the quality, selection, and value of FitSnack box. Most of the snacks were very tasty, and I like that FitSnack has a “Perfect 10” checklist to help ensure the snacks they provide are healthy and nutrient-dense. According to my estimates, the value of this box comes in just under $30 (though I could be undervaluing the FitSnack brand items).
What do you think of the January FitSnack box?