Bulu Box Subscription Review + 50% Off Coupon – September 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 original Bulu Box.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Bulu Box
The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions
Limited Time Deal: Use coupon code MYSUB99 to get your first box for only $.99, then every following box for only $5, for the lifetime of your subscription!
COUPON: $5 off forever! For the lifetime of your subscription, every box will be $5 off. with coupon code MYSUB5
For a limited time, use the code MYSTERY to get 3 months of Bulu Box for just $20 + a Free Mystery Box! This code is valid until 10/31.
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. There was also a coupon for Electric Yoga.
Bhu Fit Vegan Protein Bar in Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip (1.6 oz) – Value $3.25
Bhu Fit Primal Protein Bar in Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond (1.6 oz) – Value $3.25
These are both low in sugar and have good amounts of fiber and protein (all qualities I look for in a protein bar). They were a little small but non-sticky and non-crumbly. The “primal” bar had whey protein from grass-fed cows. Both bars were vegetarian. I split these with my husband and we both kind of liked the vegan one better, which is unusual for us!
Goodgut Boost Prebiotic Dietary Supplement (7 capsules) – Value $3.60
You all probably know “probiotics” by now. But “prebiotics” are substances that help gut bacteria take root by providing a supportive environment. These are designed to enhance populations of existing “good” gut bacteria. These are vegetarian capsules so I tried them, but with products like this, you really need to use them for weeks (or months) to tell if they’re right for you.
Vital 4U Vitamin (Essentials) – Value $0.83
These have you pretty well covered in terms of nearly every vitamin and mineral you would need for the day. However, that is far too many pills for me to swallow in one sitting. Also, one of the pills has some herbs that could interact with prescription medications (e.g., St. John’s Wort) so be careful if you are going to take something like this. I couldn’t tell if these were vegetarian (Bulu Box’s site says “please see actual label for additional ingredients” which were not printed on this sample) so I didn’t try them.
Sportea (1 bag) – Value $0.50
This stuff has been around for at least 20 years, if not more, and their packaging probably hasn’t been redesigned in all that time, based on the appearance. Still, this was good for an afternoon pick-me-up over the weekend when I was under the weather. I am a regular hot tea drinker and this has black and green teas, Siberian ginseng, ginger, yerba mate, and vitamin C.
Teeccino French Roast Dark Roast (1 bag) – Value $1
Teeccino Hazelnut Medium Roast (1 bag) – Value $1
I’ve had this before so I know I like it. I might actually redeem some of my Bulu Box points for this. (I wish they carried the Maya Chocolate flavor…) It is a caffeine-free hot drink that is supposed to taste like coffee, although it doesn’t taste like coffee to me (which is good because I hate coffee). There is a version of this that you put in a coffee maker that I like better than the tea bags, but this is a good format for trying the product if you’ve never had it before.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $13.43 for the September Bulu Box. There was a nice variety of items, most of which I will use (or have used) and quite a few of which were new to me. I only paid 99 cents for this box anyway (using the MYSUB99 promo code) so the two full size protein bars were more than enough to make up for the cost. If you like to try new supplements and health/fitness products, and if you would regularly buy items from the Bulu Box shop anyway (they have Quest Bars and Ips Protein Chips and PB2!), this would be a good subscription for you.
What did you think of the September Bulu Box?