Paleo Life Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015
Paleo Life Box is a new subscription box that sends a monthly shipment of snacks suitable for a paleo diet.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Paleo Life Box
The Cost: $30 + shipping/monthly; $28 + shipping per month with a 3-month subscription; $26 + shipping per month with a 6-month plan.
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to receive 15% off your first box.
The Products: 9-10 paleo snacks from the best suppliers in the USA.
Ships to: US
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Paleo Life Box includes a card detailing the items in the box.
Mayan Caveman Cookies BONUS ITEM (16 g)- value $.95
Caveman cookies pop up in Paleo boxes quite a bit, and they’ve been featured in every Paleo Life Box so far (this is the third box). They aren’t my favorite, but I’ll never turn down a bonus item!
Chocolate Blonde Macaroon by Rickaroons (no weight listed)- value $2.08
This macaroon is made with a combination of coconut, almond butter, and chocolate chips. I like that Rickaroons are a healthy take on a classic treat. They’re tasty, too!
Chipotle Honey BBQ Snack Mix by Bubba’s Fine Foods (4 oz)- value $8.99
This snack mix is a grain-free combination of banana chips, pecans, and cashews. Unfortunately, I’m not a fan. In my opinion, the chipotle honey BBQ flavor does not complement the banana chips. Perhaps others will feel differently, but I think BBQ and banana is a pairing that just doesn’t work for me.
Lemon Coconut Whole Food Rounds by Betsy’s Best Bar None (2 oz)- value $3
Betsy’s Best Bar None makes protein bars that contain “10 g of protein derived from natural, unprocessed foods.” They’re very chewy, and I like the lemon coconut flavor. Each pack comes with two rounds, which is a nice twist on the traditional protein bar shape. (Note: this is listed as “Cinnamon Cardamom Round” on the Paleo Life Box info card, which is another flavor offered by Betsy’s Best Bar None. Since I received the Lemon Coconut, I’m assuming there will be variations in what flavor subscribers receive.)
Coffee Snack Bar by Simple Squares (1.6 oz)- value $2.50
Simple Squares Bars are paleo, organic, non-GMO, gluten free, and contain only five ingredients. I’ve sampled the coconut and sage flavors in the last two Paleo Life Boxes, but I think the coffee might be my favorite. I’m a fan of eating caffeinated bars before early morning gym workouts.
Cherry Walnut Crunch Bar by Thunderbird Energetica (1.7 oz)- value $2.13
Thunderbird Energetica’s Cherry Walnut Crunch Bar is made with cherries, dates, walnuts, and sweet potato! It’s sweet, salty, and crunchy and is free from gluten, soy, and agave. It’s also vegan, raw, and made with no added sugars.
Superseed Spirit Bar by Thunderbird Energetica (1.7 oz)- value $2.13
This bar is full of seeds and nuts and is “inspired by the diets of our ancient ancestors.” It’s also low in sugar and high in Omega-3s.
Epic Beef Habanero Cherry Bar (1.5 oz)- value $2.50
Last month, I tried Epic’s Bison Bacon Cranberry Bar thanks to Paleo Life Box. This one is made from grass fed beef, walnuts, dried cherries, and powdered habanero. I’m a fan of Epic’s meaty bars, and I like their creative flavor combinations.
Grass-Fed Beef Sticks by Nick’s Sticks (1.7 oz)- value $3.25
The last two Paleo Life Boxes contained Nick’s Free Range Turkey Sticks, which I really enjoyed. I’m a fan of the grass fed beef sticks, too.
Grass Fed Beef Biltong by Braaitime (4 oz)- value $10
Braaitime Biltong was featured in last month’s Paleo Life Box, as well. It’s a delicious product, though, so I’m happy to have more. Last month, I linked to the wrong item. Both this month’s and last month’s boxes contained grass fed beef biltong (instead of non-grass fed), which is significant to Paleo dieters and also more expensive.
Verdict: I like that Paleo Life Box sends boxes heaping with full-sized paleo snacks. The value this month comes in just under $40, which is great. This is their third box, and, so far, I’ve been fairly impressed. My one complaint is that there could be more brand and product diversity. This is the third straight month that has featured Caveman Cookies and Nick’s Sticks, and Braaitime and Epic products were also included in last month’s box. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing (if you don’t mind repetition and love the brands featured in the box), but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re considering subscribing. If product discovery is a top priority, this may not be the best box for you. However, if you’re looking for a shipment of paleo-friendly snacks and don’t mind a little repetition, I would recommend checking out Paleo Life Box.
What do you think of June’s Paleo Life Box?