Paleo Life Box Subscription Box Review – September 2015
Paleo Life Box sends a monthly shipment of snacks suitable for a paleo diet.
This box was sent to me 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: $35 monthly; $33 per month with a 3-month subscription; $31 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
Paleo Life Box includes a card detailing the items in the box.
Cherry Ginger Snakarola by Laughing Giraffe (6 oz.)- $7.99
Laughing Giraffe makes Snakarola in three different flavors, and I’ve now tried them all thanks to Paleo Life Box. The main ingredients in this grain-free granola are walnuts, pecans, agave, and dried cherries. Taste-wise, I think this is just okay. I’m having a hard time picking out the ginger flavor.
Mango Chipotle Jerky from Sweet Meat Jerky (2 oz.)- $6.99
This is some spicy jerky! I’m eating a piece as I type, and I’m about to take a break to go grab a glass of water. The hot chipotle flavor is definitely at the forefront, but there’s a subtle sweetness from the mango that helps balance it out a little.
Nuts about Tropical Fruit Paleo Bar by No Gii (1.48 oz.)- $2.42
I can be pretty picky about nutritional bars, but I like the flavor of this tropical fruit and nut bar by No Gii. Like other bars of its kind, the first ingredient is dates; however, the addition of pineapple, mango, banana, and coconut gives it a tropical fruit flavor that’s delicious and a little unusual. No Gii was founded by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and I learned from reading the back of this bar that she was turned onto Paleo dieting during her time on the TV show Survivor. I’d never considered that Survivor contestants are essentially forced into a gluten-free, paleo-friendly diet. How amusing!
The difficult thing about receiving similar products in the same box is that you can’t help but compare them. Much like the Nuts about Tropical Fruit Bar by No Gii, this bar is made from a combination of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. The flavor of this bar isn’t quite as bright as the other one, though, and the pieces of nuts and seeds are much smaller, which makes it less texturally diverse. In terms of taste and texture, the No Gii bar is the clear winner for me.
Apple Orange Peel Bar by Tanka (1 oz.)- $3
Last month, I sampled Tanka’s Buffalo Meat Bar with Cranberries, and I was a big fan. This bar is similar but it also contains orange peel and apple. Again, I think the flavor is great. The sweetness of the fruit nicely complements the saltiness of the meat.
Macademia Chocolate Chip Bar by The YES Bar (1.4 oz.)- $3
Last month, Paleo Life Box also included The YES Bar in Mocha Cayenne, which I thought was excellent. Unfortunately, I’m not as fond of this month’s flavor. It’s a little salty for my liking (and I’m a pretty big fan of salt).
Apple-2-the-Core by Peeled Snacks (1.23 oz.)- $2.59
I love dried fruit, and I’m a big fan of Peeled Snacks. These dried apple slices are soft and flavorful, and I like that each bag contains one serving of fruit.
Turkey Masala & Spinach Jerky Bars by Wild Zora (1 oz.)- $3.39
Last month’s Paleo Life Box contained Wild Zora Lamb and Veggie Bars. I thought they were excellent, so I was pleased to see another one of their products when I opened this month’s box. Unbelievably, I think I might like these bars even better than the lamb! They’re tender, moist, and oh so flavorful. The masala flavor is fantastic, and it’s almost like an entire bowl of curry (with its range of complex, yummy flavors) has been compressed into a small, meaty bars. Incredible!
Verdict: I like that Paleo Life Box sends boxes heaping with full-sized paleo snacks. My favorite snacks in this box are the Wild Zora Bars, Tanka Bar, dried apples, and No Gii bar. The value this month comes in at approximately $33, which matches or exceeds the per month cost of a 3 or 6-month subscription. It’s important to note that Paleo Life Box occasionally sends repeat items and will frequently feature the same brand in back-to-back months, so it may not be the best choice if you’re looking for a paleo friendly subscription that regularly introduces you to new products and brands. However, if you don’t mind a little repetition, Paleo Life Box might be a good choice for you.
Do you subscribe to Paleo Life Box? Did you love the Wild Zora Masala bars, too?