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Snack Sack Subscription Box Review – November 2015

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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

COUPON: Now through December 1st, get 27% off your entire order with coupon code MSA27

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.

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I really am enjoying this subscription.  I do not frequent health food stores in my area (there aren’t many) – so I don’t get exposure to a lot of the brands I see in this box!  They also have thrown in coupons and informational cards about several of the brands, which is always nice!

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.

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Gorilly Goods Pumpkin Seeds & Kale – $2.15

These sound yummy, but they’re still sitting in the pile of ‘to try.’  I’ve gotten so many snack foods lately, that I have to prioritize the consumption of said snack foods…seeds are usually at the bottom.  The description of these on the Gorilly Goods site sounds wonderful though – garlic, nutritional yeast, tamari, and cayenne pepper…yummy!

Vintage Italia Spicy Tomato Herb Pasta Chips – $1.50

Pasta is one of my favorite foods, so these were on the top of my list to try!  My 21-month-old niece found these in my stash, and pulled them out for me to open.  I loved them – she did not.  They were a bit spicier than I anticipated, but these are delicious!  I think they would be great for dips – but let’s face it – I think most chips are best with dip!  The chip is only a vehicle for the dip of choice, bringing me to…

The Better Chip Beet Tortilla Chips $1.19

These are solid tortilla chips.  They’re a gorgeous fuchsia color!  These really would be best with some sort of a dip though since they’re basic tortilla chips.  This brand makes a jalapeño chip that is out of this world amazing.  They’re spicy, but so flavorful!

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Hubs Virginia Peanuts – $0.66

Earnest Eats Superfood Trail Bar $1.20

Barnana Coconut Banana Bites – $3.98

These banana bites were really, really good.  I don’t think I have ever had anything similar to them in texture or taste.  They were a bit chewy, dense, and tasted very much like ripe bananas, in the best possible way.  They have three ingredients: banana, coconut, and water.  I will be buying more of these.  They would be perfect to throw in my purse for when I get hungry and want something healthy to snack on!

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Betty Lou’s Cashew Pecan Ball – $1.42

JimmyBar Banana Muffin Mini Bar – $1.38

These are in the ‘to try’ pile!  The nut butter ball looks very interesting, and while I’m not usually a huge fan of nuts, I am going to try this.  It seems like it would be a great, shelf stable, higher protein snack for me if I like the taste.  They also have a few limited edition flavors that look great, like Pumpkin Spice!

Fruit Bliss French Agen Mini Plums – $1.35

I really enjoyed the flavor of these, but the texture was a bit off putting, in my opinion.  These are rehydrated dried plums, from what I can tell, and they were very sticky and fell apart as I tried to pull them from the package.  I can see these working well to sweeten baked goods or smoothies naturally, but I can’t really see myself eating these as a snack.

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Most of the snacks were packed into a reusable burlap bag, hence the ‘sack’ part of the name.

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Brothers All-Natural Fruit Crisps – $1.00

These fruit crisps were amazing.  I really enjoy the texture of the freeze dried fruit from this brand.  My favorite types of snacks are crispy, so this filled two of my favorite snack requirements:  fruity and crispy!

Pop Art Cheddar Jalapeño Popcorn – $4.50

I haven’t tried this yet, but this company looks awesome, and their flavors look even more awesome!  Rosemary Truffle?  Thai Coconut Curry anyone?  Looking forward to breaking into this bag.

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Mandy’s Chocolate Cookie Thins – $0.61

These I’m definitely repurchasing.  They’re 90 calories of amazing crispy, chocolatey goodness and…yeah.  Definitely my favorite find of the box.  They were perfect in every way, and I need more immediately!

Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – $1.05

Raw Rev Glo Protein Bar – $1.89

I haven’t tried either of these yet but I am curious as to why I would need single serving packets of coconut oil.  I think it’s handy, but I just can’t figure out why I would need these instead of a jar of the stuff…if you have any ideas throw them at me!  I will definitely use this because I enjoy cooking with coconut oil.  This is cold pressed coconut oil for those who are interested in those sorts of things!

The verdict:  My calculated value of my SnackSack comes out to $23.88, just a teeny bit higher than the cost of the box.  The curation on this box is impeccable though, and many of the prices are when purchased in bulk.  If I were to purchase each of these items individually, it would have cost much more.

As I said, the value here lies in the curation:  there’s a very nice mix of sweet and savory, and foods that seem like they could be junk food but healthier junk food, like the popcorn, and foods that are clearly healthy snacks, like the Barnana bites.  I’ve been introduced to several new brands to look for while shopping for snack foods through this box.

What do you think of SnackSack?  What are your favorite healthy snacks that you think I should check out?

Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!
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3 Comments

  1. Bought a six month sub for my husband for Christmas using the Black Friday deal for 27% off. It cost me $14.60 per month. Thank you for the code and the reviews. He has been asking for his own monthly subscription.

  2. Great review! This makes me want to try this and I think it would be an awesome box to send a college student each month, who is health food conscious and trying to eat well. Love the vegan option too. I agree the value is in the curation. And that is worth A LOT when you have a picky teenager who wants variety. Thanks for such a fabulous introduction to this box!

  3. I got that jalapeno popcorn in a Love with Food box before and it’s amazing!!!

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