Posted by on in Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Food Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, SumoCrate Reviews | Tags: | 1 comment

SumoCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2016

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-Box

SumoCrate is a monthly subscription box of high-protein snacks delivered straight to your door. Items may include meat jerkies, nut butters, and plant-based snacks.

Just a heads up, next month SumoCrate will transition to offering fitness boxes, with options for men and women. More information at the end.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post  to learn more about how we review boxes.)

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-Contents

The Subscription Box: SumoCrate

The Cost: $24.95 + $3.99 shipping (Discounts for 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.)

COUPON: Save 10% off all purchases with code MYSUBADDICTION10!

The Products: 8-10 full-sized high-protein snacks

Ships to: USA and Canada (Canadians pay $8 shipping)

Good to know: You can earn 2.5 points for every dollar spent at SumoCrate! First-time customers receive 250 points to redeem for future SumoCrate discounts.

Check out our Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add SumoCrate to your subscription list or wishlist!

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-Card

This is a detailed info card that lists the total protein, fat, sugar, and fiber content in the box. On the flip side there is some additional info on some ingredients included in the snacks. I think this is informative and useful especially if you like to keep track of what nutrients you consume.

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-1

Buff Bake Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie – $2.58

This was one large cookie to eat all at once. The dough isn’t too sweet but the frosting makes up for it. I also like the nutty flavor. Overall, thumbs up.

Buff Bake White Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter 1.15oz pack – $1.80

I had high expectations for this little packet of peanut butter and it didn’t disappoint. This is peanut butter 2.0. This is the nutty flavor you know and love but even better. I ate it with celery sticks and had the time of my life. Now I’m eyeing their other flavors like Red Velvet and Chocolate Chip.

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-2

Aloha Chocolate Protein Powder 1.3oz pouch – $3.21

This protein powder tastes like unsweetened hot cocoa. I mixed it with water but in hindsight adding milk would have been better. I’d add some form of sugar to this if I were to drink it plain again. It also has a very faint but unpleasant smell…

Squarebar Protein Bar in Cocoa Mint – $2.88

I’m so happy to report that this bar is covered in a layer of delicious chocolate. Then, when I bite into it there’s a subtle but yummy chocolate mint flavor. Best of all it was filling enough that I delayed lunch for a couple hours.

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-3

Coco Libre Protein Coconut Water in Chocolate – $2.33

This tastes all right. I like the chocolatey flavor at first but the protein and coconut water aftertaste takes some getting used to. I’m also not a big fan of coconut water so that would explain part of it. Surprisingly, this contained the most protein (20g) out of all the items in the box.

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-4

Bubba’s Carolina Beef Jerky in Mountain Mesquite – $6.99

This is my favorite of the box. It’s mouthwateringly good. The jerky has sweet honey BBQ flavor with a slight kick. I would honestly be happy if SumoCrate had this in their box every month. The bag includes a bonus floss pick which I thought was funny and appreciated.

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-5

Ostrim Beef & Elk Stick in Sweet & Spicy – $2

Elk meat! This was great but I wasn’t a big fan of the sweet and spicy combo. I enjoyed how juicy and chewy the meat was though, so now I’m shopping around for Ostrim’s other flavors like Teriyaki and Beef & Ostrich!

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-6

JAVAPRO Protein Shake with Real Coffee 8oz – $3.75

Normal milk doesn’t sit well with my stomach (it’s a shame since I used to drink a ton of milk until several years ago) so I only tasted a little bit of the protein shake. It looks and tastes like sweet coffee. Very yummy! One other issue, though, appeared when I examined the top of the tin can, seen in the photo below.

SumoCrate-Feb-2016-7

The black dots kind of look and feel like rust. I wiped down the can’s surface and poured the protein shake into a cup before drinking. Even then, it’s probably not the cleanest. PSA: make sure to check all bottles and cans for yucky residue before consuming!

Verdict: I’m not a protein buff (pun not intended) but this was a great box! Despite the protein shake issue, the Bubba’s Carolina beef jerky was delectable and the white chocolate protein peanut butter should be a household staple. Total value adds up to about $25.54 which is a bit more than the cost sans shipping. I think that’s pretty good value for a food box! Plus, this exact box is on sale for $20.99 right now.

Like I mentioned above, SumoCrate will be transitioning from protein boxes to fitness boxes starting next month! The fitness box will include protein snacks as well as energy and pre-workout products. There are different options for men and women, and you can even preview the box before you buy.

What do you think of this month’s SumoCrate?

Written by Nancy Su

Nancy Su

Nancy used to be a Candy Crush addict but then she became addicted to subscription boxes instead. Now she has a particular interest in Korean/Asian beauty after seeing the wonders it has done to her skin. She’s constantly in search of new lippies, skincare, and tasty international snacks.
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.

1 Comment

  1. This would be a nice sub for my husband to try. It’s tough finding him good grab-and-go high protein snacks that he’ll eat. (He’s not big on eggs or dairy, and jerky all the time can be EXPENSIVE.) Tuna/chicken salad and protein shakes get old quick. So one or two of these could introduce him to a good variety of potential new favorites.

    That said, if it’s switching to a fitness box, it’s going to be a little less of what we need. I’ll keep an eye on this one and see how it transitions. Thank you for the review!

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments may not appear immediately. More info here.