Bulu Box Weight Loss Review + Coupon – March 2017
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
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Bulu Box has extended this exclusive deal just for My Subscription Addiction readers! Use coupon code MYSUB16 to get a 3-month Bulu Box subscription for $16! (Regularly $30 for a 3-month subscription)
COUPON: Use our coupon code MYSUB599 to get your subscription at $5.99 per month, for the lifetime of the subscription!
The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Bulu Box seems to have stopped providing information cards listing the items in the box. Instead, you get a generic card. There was also some product literature for an item in the box.
Fizzilicious Calcium + Vitamins, sugar-free apple flavor, 12 tablets, 1.7 oz – Value $3.46 (buy a 36-tablet pack for $10.39)
This is a vitamin supplement (no minerals except for calcium) marketed towards kids. It makes a fizzy drink when you drop a tablet in water. This did not have a strong “vitamin” smell or taste to me, which is great. It is also free of sugar, caffeine, artificial flavors, sweeteners, food dyes, etc. I don’t have kids and I kind of don’t like getting kids’ products but if your child doesn’t want to take other forms of vitamins, this might be worth looking into. I think I liked the orange flavor from Bulu Box a bit more, but this isn’t bad.
Vitafive CoQ10 Gummies, 2 – Value $1
VitaFive Calcium and D3 Gummies, 2 – Value $1
VitaFive has their own subscription; see my reviews here. You can’t purchase the packs individually but a 4 week supply of a vitamin is $14 and each of these packets contains 2 days’ worth. Vitafive gummies are thickened with pectin, not gelatin, and they are quite open about their ingredients, so they are a good choice to consider if you have dietary restrictions (vegan/vegetarian, kosher, halal, etc.). Do keep in mind the gummies have calories (unlike vitamin tablets). Anyway, the flavor is not bad and they’re not too sticky. The calcium ones look that way because calcium is a bulky, white mineral (which was probably tricky to include in a gummy).
Ocean 3 Omega 3 Krill Oil, 1000 mg, 30-count – Value $15.98 (buy a 60-count package for $31.95)
While it is great to receive a full sized supplement, krill are small crustaceans (related to shrimp and crayfish and such) so this product is not vegetarian and it will be passed along. I do highly recommend taking omega 3 fatty acids, especially if you have high triglycerides. Fish oil or krill oil will do if you are not a vegetarian, but there are also vegan options available (look for products that have EPA and DHA including those from Deva, Ovega, and a few others).
Curoxen First Aid Ointment, foil sample – Value $0.50?; (buy a 0.5 oz tube for $11.99)
This is quite a small sample. Unfortunately, it is also homeopathic (you can tell because of the “2X HPUS” and “3X HPUS” indications on the “supplement facts” label). As a biochemist, I just can’t recommend using homeopathic remedies. They are diluted so much that little to none of the so-called “active ingredients” are still present in the preparations. I am sensitive to Neosporin so I sympathize with people who can’t use traditional first-aid ointments, but this product is basically just olive oil with a little lavender in it.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $21.94 for the March Bulu Box Weight Loss. I am honestly not sure what most of these products had to do with weight loss, but some months are like that with this subscription. The value was there, although not every product was a good fit for me. If you are thinking about trying this subscription, I have the following suggestions: (1) only get the regular version OR the weight loss version, but not both, because there is significant overlap in box contents; (2) use our MYSUB599 or MYSUB16 coupon to get an even better deal; and (3) be sure to review your items for points you can use in their shop (they do carry things I regularly buy, like Quest Bars and PB2).
What did you think of the March Bulu Box Weight Loss?