Bulu Box Weight Loss 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 box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Weight Loss, $10 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Bulu Box Weight Loss
The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: $4 off forever! For the lifetime of your subscription, every box will be $5.99. with coupon code MYSUB599
The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: US (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
They have done away with the traditional information card and instead included this card with some discounts and promos on it. I kind of miss the old cards.
There were also a few coupons for other products/services.
Good to know: There was a shipping error this month and I actually received identical boxes for Bulu Box regular and Bulu Box weight loss. I contacted their customer service (heard back in about a day) and they re-sent the weight loss box, which is what I’m reviewing here.
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! (We also got these in the regular Bulu Box this month but I am happy to have more.)
Movit Energy Gummies (citrus flavor, 1 oz) – Value $1.50
Movit Energy Gummies (berry flavor, 1 oz) – Value $1.50
Although these were both marked as one ounce, there were definitely more in the citrus packet. The product page on Bulu Box’s website says these are supposed to be energy gummies that aren’t “just packed full of sugar.” But, one serving has 13 grams of sugar, which is actually quite a lot. They also have vitamin C, some B vitamins, caffeine, CoQ10, and taurine (common ingredients in “energy” supplements). Unfortunately I was unable to try them because they have gelatin in them so they are not vegetarian. I’ve dropped them off on the “free snacks” table at work.
Mr. Hyde Cutz in Blue Razz (1 serving) – Value $1.66
This is a sustained release cutting formula with caffeine and some other fat loss and diuretic compounds (read about bulking and cutting here; it’s not really something that I am interested in – slow recomposition is more my style – but a lot of people do it so it is a good product to include in this type of box).
Earth’s Care Muscle and Joint Rub (2.5 oz) – Value $15.99
Often, you will get a full size product in a Bulu Box. This month, I received this muscle and joint rub. It’s nice when the most expensive product in the box is something useful. It also has arnica for bruises; I do have some kettlebell-induced bruises right now but after only using this once, it’s hard to say what effect it is having. This also has camphor, eucalyptus, and wintergreen, which should all help with muscle aches. This is not tested on animals but does contain beeswax so it is not vegan.
Miracle Tree Chocolate Moringa Tea – Value $0.30
Miracle Tree Honey and Vanilla Moringa Tea – Value $0.30
Miracle Tree Strawberry Moringa Tea – Value $0.30
I’m familiar with this product from other subscription boxes. Moringa is a superfood from South and Central Asia that has anti-inflammatory properties and is full of antioxidants. Various parts of the tree are consumed and/or used in beauty products. I am not the biggest fan of plain moringa, but I actually found that I enjoyed the honey and vanilla tea quite a bit, and the chocolate also covered up the moringa flavor somewhat. So perhaps that is the way to go for me in the future.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $28.05 for the September Bulu Box Weight Loss version. I only paid 99 cents for this box thanks to the MYSUB99 coupon code so the return in value is phenomenal. Even though not every product was for me, the most expensive item was a win, I do like the bars, and I am always up for trying new teas, so I was happy. (Plus I can review items for points and use those to buy items in their shop, like Quest Bars and PB2, that I would purchase anyway.)
What did you think of the September Bulu Box Weight Loss version?