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UrthBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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UrthBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Box

Urthbox is a monthly subscription that introduces subscribers to delicious and healthy new snacks. Every box includes a selection of non-GMO, organic, and healthy snacks, beverages, and more.

Subscribers select from four different box sizes and the following versions: The Classic, The Gluten-Free, The Vegan, and The Diet.

This review is of The Classic Mini Box.

UrthBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Inside

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UrthBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Contents

The Subscription Box: Urthbox

The Cost: $12.99 monthly for the Mini Box ($8.99 per month with a 6 month subscription), $24.99 monthly for the Small Box ($16.99 per month with a 6 month subscription), $34.99 monthly for the Medium Box ($26.99 per month with a 6 month subscription), and $44.99 monthly for the Large Box ($36.99 per month with a 6 month subscription).

COUPON: Save $5 off your first box with coupon code CRUNCHWEEK

The Products: Safe, healthy, and natural snacks from trustworthy brands.

Ships to: US (free shipping) and Canada ($6)

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UrthBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - ClassicCard

Urthbox included a card with information about how to earn member points. This box also contained coupons for Salted, Paleo Life Bars, and the Urthbox Office Box.

UrthBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Laiki

LAIKI Red Rice Crackers (.74 oz.)- $1.25

I sampled LAIKI Black Rice Crackers in a previous Urthbox, and I really enjoyed them. (I thought, oddly, that they tasted a little like Bugles.) These taste pretty similar to me but have a noticeable “ricey” aftertaste. I like them.

Nourish Snacks Chili’n in the Corn’r (1.2 oz.)- $2

Nourish Snacks is another brand that’s been featured previously in my Urthboxes. These roasted corn bites are seasoned with citrus and chili, and they’re pretty spicy!

UrthBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - RuckPack

RuckPack Combat Nutrition (90 ml)- $2.96

I’m usually disappointed to receive energy drinks or shots in subscription boxes because they’re one of the few foods I try to avoid. I realize they’re popular, though, so I certainly can’t blame anyone for sending them. That being said, I’m really excited to see this particular one in my box because I remember seeing the product pitched (and funded) on ABC’s Shark Tank! U.S. Special Operations Marines developed the vitamin & energy shot, and (in case you’re interested in trying one) it looks like they’re sold at Walgreens.

Matt’s Munchies Banana Coconut (1 oz.)- $2.25

This fruit snack is kind of like a cross between a fruit leather and a fruit roll up. The flavor is excellent with a good balance of coconut and banana. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for this product in my local organic grocery store- I’ll happily buy more!

UrthBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Smarty

Smarty Pants Adult Vitamins (2 packets, each with 2 gummies)- value $.50

I’ve sampled Smarty Pants vitamins before thanks to subscription boxes, and I think they make some of the tastiest “candy” vitamins out there. My only complaint is that a serving of gummies is 6 and each of these sample packs contains only 2. (For value purposes, note that the packets I’ve linked to contain 6 gummies.) I’d be okay if these were added as a bonus item, but I don’t like when “sample” packets are considered a main component of the box.

Paleo Life Bar CocoaNut (2.46 oz.)- $3.69

This paleo-friendly bar is made with seeds, nuts, cacao nibs, coconut, and nut butters. It’s extremely dense, and I’m not a fan of the texture or flavor. Also, this bar contains 25 g. of fat and 8 g. of saturated fat (39% and 42% of the recommended daily intake, respectively). I realize that paleo diets are often high in fat, so I won’t hold it against this bar, but that’s too high for me.

Verdict: This month’s Urthbox didn’t blow me away, but I still discovered some new tasty snacks. The value for this box comes in at almost $13, which is great if you’re an annual subscriber. (For the mini box I received, the cost per month is either $19, with a month-to-month subscription, or $9, with an annual subscription.)

Still, I think it’s important to point out that I’ve seen drastic swings in value between boxes (anywhere from $6 to almost $15). A number of subscribers have also reported problems with Urthbox customer service (double billing, unresponsiveness, trouble cancelling, etc.). While I haven’t had any problems with them personally, the reports give me pause. Considering the value discrepancy between boxes and the red flags with their customer service, I don’t feel comfortable recommending Urthbox at this time.

Have you tried Urthbox? If so, please share your experiences in the comments section below.

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

5 Comments

  1. Did the prices change? Their website prices are drastically different than what you have here. I clicked on the link in a blog I was reading as it looked interesting, just having a look around, and then found this review of it.

    The site list the prices as:

    Mini (6+ products): $8.99/monthly (6 month plan); $10.99/monthly (12 month plan) and $12.99 monthly.

    Then each other sized box is about double of the last size down (if that makes sense).

    • Thanks, Valerie! It does indeed look like their prices have changed. I’ll reach out to Liz to make sure the review is updated. 🙂

      • Updated! Thanks!

  2. I do the small vegan box, and it has been really, really good so far.

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