PrettyFit Fitness Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015
PrettyFit is a women’s fitness and health subscription box. You can preview the boxes before they ship and skip any month you aren’t interested in. You can also request to receive a different pack if it is still available, instead of the current month’s pack. This review is for the Healthy Protein Pack (which is still available as of the time I’m writing this review).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Box: PrettyFit
The Cost: $49 with subscription, $55 for one-time purchase of any pack
The Products: Health and fitness snacks, food, supplements, etc.
Ships to: US (free for members and including APO and FPO addresses)
I did not receive an information card this time, but you can get details on the products by going to the page for this pack.
The box it arrived in was plain cardboard. The only packing material was a piece of lavender tissue paper, but as you’ll see below, nothing in here was likely to be damaged in shipping.
PureFit Bar in Peanut Butter Crunch – Value $2.49
PureFit Bar in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip – Value $2.49
I liked the way these tasted, but they had a strange texture (very uniform and almost homogenized, though you could actually see the chocolate chips in the second one). These are very high in added sugar (probably why I thought they tasted good) and didn’t contain much fiber. This may work for you if you use bars as workout fuel but I, personally, just can’t eat anything for a few hours before I exercise.
Nogii High Protein Bar in Cocoa Brownie – Value $2.99
I guess they had to think of a name for the flavor and this does have chocolate in it. But it doesn’t have much else in common with a brownie. This has soy protein crisps in it, which are a little like crisp rice cereal. These are gluten free and vegetarian, but not vegan. I have liked other Nogii products better, but this wasn’t bad.
Kay’s Naturals Protein Cereal in French Vanilla (9.5 oz) – Value $7.99
The vanilla flavor was definitely noticeable. These were like a crunchier version of Cheerios. For a gluten-free product, the texture was not bad. I happen to prefer whole grains but this is a nice option for people who can’t have wheat. Sadly, I did not get to finish the box because there was an incident involving several items (including this cereal and an unopened bottle of maple syrup) falling out of the pantry and making a huge, sticky, glass-encrusted mess on the kitchen floor (don’t ask).
Ips Chips with Protein in White Cheddar (2 bags, 1 oz. each) – Value $3.38
I loved these. But if you make something chip-like and vegetarian and make it cheese-flavored, I am very likely to love it. These had a crunchy texture and were wonderfully salty and I am just looking for an excuse to buy a whole case of them.
FlapJacked Mighty Muffin in Double Chocolate (qty. 1) – Value $3.99
FlapJacked Mighty Muffin in Cinnamon Apple (qty. 1) – Value $3.99
I am a big fan of microwave cake so of course I was interested in microwaveable muffins. You add water to these and stir, then cook for about 35 seconds, then let it sit for a bit. For convenience foods, these are all right. They’re not the same as bakery muffins by any stretch of the imagination, but they’re also not as loaded with calories. These are supposed to contain probiotics, but I am not sure that bacteria could survive being microwaved, so I’m not sure how useful that part is. Also these are really hard to get out of the container once prepared.
Buff Bake Chocolate Chip Protein Peanut Butter (13 oz) – Value $10.99
This stuff is great. You can put it on a sandwich without feeling like you’re eating a chocolate sandwich. And it has less sugar and more protein than regular peanut butter. Not sure why it’s called “chocolate chip” instead of just “chocolate,” though, because the texture is totally smooth. (This wanted to roll everywhere so I had to hold it. Please forgive the yellow nail polish. It was part of an attempt to use up all the strange duplicate colors Julep has sent me in mystery boxes…)
PrettyFit All-Natural Whey Isolate (12 packets) – Value $41.88
You can’t buy this separately so I had to use the value PrettyFit gave for this product. That makes it about $3.49 a packet, which is not so unusual for individual packets of protein powder. I have been mixing one packet a day into a smoothie with frozen fruit and almond milk. Being whey, this dissolves pretty well and doesn’t clump (I recommend an immersion blender for best mixing results). This is not artificially sweet, which is great.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $80.19 for this PrettyFit box. PrettyFit advertises it as being over $80 in value so it’s pretty close (their estimates on some of the values of the items are a little high, I’d say, if you look at the page for this pack). For a box consisting entirely of food, it’s an excellent value for the cost. Plus most of the items and brands were new to me, which is great.
This subscription seems to alternate between supplement-heavy months and protein bar/powder/etc. heavy months. What I like is that you can customize it – if a certain month is not for you, you can skip or request an alternate pack. This makes it a great subscription for vegetarians, because you can take the protein boxes and skip any gelatin-containing supplements. Many of the items are also gluten free. This subscription is probably not a good choice for vegans, however, because I see a lot of honey, dairy, and sometimes egg.
What did you think of the September PrettyFit box?