Snack Sack Subscription Box Review – October 2015
SnackSack is a monthly snack subscription box that focuses on natural, better for you snacks.
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The box: SnackSack
The cost: $23 per month
Shipping: Free to the US
The products: A mixture of snacks that are organic or all-natural, non-GMO, vegan, fair trade, or gluten free.
So friends, I don’t have an unboxing picture of this box. Let me tell you a little story: I pulled up to the house and saw this on the step. Excited to get another box, I jump out of the car and run up to the porch – as I approach, I remember: yesterday there was a massive spider web on the front porch. Keeping this in mind, I gingerly reach down to pick up the box, shake it, determine it to be spider free, and happily go into the house and rip into it. What do I find when I open the box? SPIDERS. Everywhere. I recoil. I realize: these are fake spiders. This is the month of Halloween – this is why there are spiders in my box. Fellow subscription box addicts, I am terrified of spiders. I know they’re tiny, I know they’re mostly harmless…doesn’t help. So I flick the burlap bag the snacks are in to rid the box of (the fake) spiders. Doesn’t work. I started taking pictures, realizing tortuously, that I was going to have to touch these fake spiders. I get all my unboxing pictures done, and then much to my horror, realize that the camera was in demo mode – I forgot to insert the SD card. I was not about to recreate the unboxing photo! Just believe me: it was terrifying. Now that you’re laughing at me and have determined that my phobia deeply affects my life, I’ll move on with my review.
Most of the snacks were packed into a reusable burlap bag, hence the ‘sack’ part of the name. I received quite a few snacks in this box; I kept pulling things out, one after another, thinking “Oooh, there’s more!” I’ve been attempting to eat better, with more healthful snacks, so I was excited to get this box.
This is pretty good pre-popped popcorn. In general, I am not a huge popcorn fan, and if I am going to eat it, it needs to have some flavor. Popcorn can be a very filling, low calorie snack though, so I appreciate getting this al-natural version! The flavor on this popcorn is pretty light, but I will enjoy it nonetheless.
These chips were made with coconut oil and they claim to be “The Original Coconut Oil Chip.” I really enjoy sweet potatoes in any form (my favorite is with my cumin black beans, cheese, and sour cream!) and these will probably end up some version of nachos with the aforementioned ingredients.
I don’t prefer snacking on seeds, so I passed these along to my coworker to try. This is a good size package of seeds, and there wasn’t any way to close the package after opening. That would have been a nice touch, as most people probably won’t eat this whole package in one sitting.
These were also passed along to a gluten-free coworker. Many of the goodies I bring into the office contain gluten, so as soon as I saw these I set them aside for her. They look delicious though, and the packaging is top notch.
I stashed this in my desk for one of those days that I’m too busy to eat lunch! This will be much healthier than just eating cheese crackers, which I’ve been known to do.
I have to say, when I saw these – I was doubtful that they would taste great! I am pretty picky with cookies and packaged ones so often fall flat. These were so good I almost ate the whole package in one go…needless to say, I’ll be buying more of them for sure! These are very soft, which I love; if you like crunchy cookies, these may not be for you. I would also recommend going to their website to see more about their mission to combat childhood hunger, while helping in the “Detroit renaissance.”
These were great! I’m still a kid inside, so I take gummy vitamins. These were some of the best I’ve tried in flavor and texture(I snagged them before my husband stole them). They have omega 3, D3, B12, and soluble fiber in them. That’s pretty great for one vitamin – plus, they’re gluten-free and use natural sweeteners.
So…more spiders. At least these don’t look anything like real ones…I still won’t eat them though, so they’ll go to my gummy candy loving husband. These are made in a nut free facility, free of the top 10 most common allergens, and made with fruit juice. They also have vitamin C! They’re quite a bit more healthful than most Halloween candy.
I would guess that I received about 1 ounce of these, so I’m estimating on value here. I received the blood orange and honey, pink grapefruit and tupelo honey, pomegranate nectarine, and Meyer lemon raspberry flavors. These are delicious! I can see these replacing my usual candies in my purse. I keep a stash in my purse at all times…who knows when a little one will need candy? Has nothing to do with me liking them…
I don’t enjoy suckers, but I appreciate including Glee Gum products in this box! I love that Glee gum is aspartame free and it’s so fun to see that they have a gum filled sucker!
I actually received the chocolate mint version of this, so I am wondering if there was some variation in flavors sent out. The info card only has the chocolate one listed. I haven’t tried this one yet…there’s only so many snacks I can get through in a day!
I haven’t tried this one yet either, but I am looking forward to trying it! I’ve always avoided coconut – I didn’t enjoy it. I’m finding that as I get older I like it more, so I am hoping I enjoy it in this bar.
The verdict: The value that I come up with for this box is about $31.29, which is pretty good for a food subscription box. I really appreciated that almost all of the brands I received were new to me! Where I live, there are limited natural food stores around, so I don’t get a lot of exposure to healthy snack foods while wandering my grocery store. I enjoyed everything I’ve tried so far in this box – that plus the value and introduction to new brands, makes this a great subscription for me!
What did you think about this month’s SnackSack?