SumoCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
SumoCrate is a monthly fitness box that delivers high-protein snacks straight to your door. There are box options for men and women. Items may include meat jerkies, drinks, and plant-based snacks.
This review is for the women’s box.
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.)
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 ($8 shipping for Canada)
Check out our Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add SumoCrate to your subscription list or wishlist!
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.
Each box comes with a helpful info card that details the total amount of protein, carbs, and fats are in the foods, as well as other cool tidbits about each item.
Both Walnut Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Chip Crisp bars from 22 Days Nutrition are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and contain 20g of protein each. The bar on the whole was a bit dry, but I loved the crunch the from quinoa and flaxseeds. I ate mine with milk (don’t judge) because it tasted like a chocolate chip flavored fudge or brownie. This bar would be great as a filling meal alternative for when you want to eat light or don’t have time for a whole meal.
The Fudge Brownie flavor is less sweet than the Quinoa Chocolate Chip Crisp. It’s soft and a little oily but again I love the crunchy flaxseed texture mixed with walnut bits.
I’m not a big fan of this drink. When chilled it tastes like the blue raspberry shaved ice you buy at the state fair, but with a strange, almost chemical aftertaste. I definitely appreciate changing up the flavors in the box, but this one wasn’t for me.
This protein-rich coconut water is supposed to be pina colada flavored, but to me it was only mildly fruity. I am able to discern the pineapple taste but no much else. That isn’t to say it’s not tasty though– I don’t usually like coconut water but this was very refreshing when chilled.
Bitefuel Banana Apple Trail Mix – $1.99
This bag is a great single-serving snack that you can take on the road or to the gym. It contains 10g of protein and is yummy to boot. I like the crunchiness of pecans mixed with bananas and apples. I ate half the bag on its own, and then added the rest to some yogurt and called it breakfast.
Bitefuel Chocolate Chip Cookies – $3.49
I like these soft chocolate chip cookies. They taste kind of like the less sweet version of Grandma’s brand cookies. They are gluten free, preservative free, low cholesterol, and are very filling!
If you like caramel then you should try this. It has 19 grams of protein and tastes like a delicious salted caramel chocolate bar.
Protein bars tend to be a little dry for my tastes, but despite that this bar is delicious. It tastes like a dense chewy chocolate chip cookie. I like the nuts and chocolate combo, and the nuts to chocolate chip to bar ratio is very well-balanced. I’m just loving all these dessert flavored protein bars!
The top of this bag claims this is “soft, moist, and tender brisket of beef.” Words have never so accurately described the amazing texture of this beef jerky. I simply didn’t know jerky could taste this soft, and moist, and tender! The teriyaki flavor is amazing as well. It is a very tangy and sweet meat. Some might even say this is too sweet, but I loved it. Ok, Divine Bovine, you live up to your name.
This item wasn’t listed on the info card. I’m really out of the loop– I didn’t know amino acid supplements were a thing! This single-use packet contains pharmaceutical grade L-Arginine powder. L-Arginine helps improve cardiovascular health, promotes healthy levels of growth hormone and insulin, and aids in removing toxic ammonia from the body. The supplement is 100% all natural and gluten and dairy free.
Verdict: I enjoyed munching on SumoCrate‘s snacks this month. The March box has a total value of $32.39, which is higher than the monthly cost plus shipping! My favorite is definitely the Divine Bovine beef jerky… I just can’t get over how soft and tender each piece was. This was SumoCrate’s “first” fitness box after they transitioned from curating protein-snack only boxes. It seems to me that there wasn’t a dramatic change in curation. The mix of beverage and snack items are also appreciated.
What do you think of this month’s SumoCrate? What’s your favorite item?