Bulu Box Weight Loss Subscription Review + 50% Off Coupon – Apr 2016
Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription. The original Bulu Box is focused more on fitness and general health supplements, and they also offer a Weight Loss box that focuses more on diet products. This is a review of the Weight Loss Bulu Box.
Bulu Box sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Bulu Box Weight Loss
The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MYSUB to get $5 off every box for the lifetime of your subscription!
The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: US (free)
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Included was an information card detailing the products in the box and some product literature for one of the items.
Snack Less Date and Peanut Bar (1.41 oz) – Value $2.25
These are vegan, gluten free, and non-GMO, if any of those are of concern to you. (But the varieties all contain peanuts or tree nuts.) They are on the low-ish side for energy bars at 160 calories each. I like the mix of protein and fiber – it’s great for keeping you full for longer. They have a pretty standard date bar flavor and texture.
The Hand Stuff (3 g) – Value $0.63
This is a bit waxy but warms up as you start to apply it. It seems like more of a winter item from my perspective. It contains lanolin so is not vegan. (In general, Bulu Box is probably not a good match for vegans.) I do not know why this was in a weight loss box, though…
Quality of Life Krill Oil MD (60 softgels) – Value $29.95
I was unable to try this because it is not vegetarian. However, if you are OK with consuming seafood products, omega 3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA are great for lowering triglycerides. (If you are vegan or vegetarian there are alternatives available from several online vendors.) Also, total win from a value perspective if you’re not a vegetarian.
Fru-Licious Freeze-Dried Banana and Strawberry (0.35 oz) – Value $1
This is a good value for freeze-dried fruit. I find it to be particularly good in oatmeal. If you let a bit of hot water soak in, it rehydrates the fruit. Plus, it has a much longer shelf life than fresh strawberries and bananas!
Shotz Natural Energy in Pomegranate (2.5 fl oz) – Value $2.92
These have some sugar and are about 40 calories each. Interestingly, they do not seem to contain caffeine, so they are basically just juice with some added B vitamins. Good if you don’t want a stimulant – caffeine in some energy drinks/shots/supplements keeps me up at night.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $36.75 for the April Bulu Box Weight Loss version. That is pretty impressive although of course I can’t use the highest value item (Bulu Box does not promise to cater to dietary restrictions). If you subscribe with a coupon and review the items in your box for points, and if you would shop in the Bulu Box shop anyway, the box basically pays for itself (the value isn’t usually this high) and months like this are just bonuses.
What did you think of the April Bulu Box Weight Loss version?