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Bulu Box Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2017

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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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Original Bulu, $10 a month, box.

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The Subscription Box: Bulu Box

The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions

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)

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Bulu Box seems to be tinkering with their information cards lately. This month, the Bulu Box app is highlighted.

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DeLaCruz Arnica Salve for Cracked Skin (0.12 oz) – Value $0.36 (buy a 2 oz. container for $5.99)

I don’t really get cracked skin in the summer time but arnica is also useful for bruises and burns. I recently dropped something on my foot and I have a bruise right where my sandal strap hits so I started using this last night to see if it helps. I’m crossing my fingers!

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Simple MD Caffe Latte Bar (1.24 oz) – Value $1.58 (buy a case of 12 bars for $18.97)

These bars have 10 grams of protein each but also contain extra virgin olive oil and red wine, which of course are both apart of the popular Mediterranean diet. These appeared to have a similar texture to BSN Syntha-6 protein crisp bars but these contain fish gelatin so I wasn’t able to sample this product.

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Energems Chocolate Energy in Berry Flavored Dark Chocolate (21 count) – Value $6.66 (buy a variety 3 pack for $19.99)

Three of these guys have the same amount of caffeine as about 1.5 cups of coffee. If you don’t like coffee but need a quick boost, these would not be bad. They also contain some B vitamins, which can provide an additional source of energy, especially when consumed with carbohydrates (one serving has 7 grams of sugar). Unfortunately, these contain confectioner’s glaze, which is an ingredient I’m avoiding, so I will pass them along to someone else.

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Preplay Hydration Supplement in Raspberry Lemonade (1 packet, 18.5 g) – Value $2.29 (buy a 30-serving tub for $39.99)

This is an electrolyte formula that is also supposed to provide a time-released energy boost. It has a lot more caffeine than I’m comfortable consuming before a workout (I do mostly cardio and this has 200 mg or a little more than two cups of coffee worth of caffeine, plus I work out in the evening and don’t want to be up all night). I mixed it up and tasted it, though, and if you are used to the flavor of sucralose (this is sugar-free), you will probably like it.

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Colorado Hemp Honey Stick in “Ginger Snap” (0.17 oz) – Value $2.50 (buy a package of 10 sticks for $25)

These contain no THC, first of all, but they have cannabinoids, which are supposed to help with anxiety. It was fine with some black tea, but $2.50 seems a bit much for a single honey stick!

Quit Tea (1 bag) – Value $0.65 (buy a box of 20 tea bags for $12.99)

There is usually one “oddball” sort of item in Bulu Box and this month, I would assign that title to this product. I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. This tea is full of herbs that are supposed to help with some of the common smoking withdrawal symptoms. I don’t know the effects of all of them, although it does contain ginger, which helps settle the stomach, and valerian, which may help you fall asleep.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $14 for the April Bulu Box. That is not bad for a box I paid $5 for (through a previous promotion. Use code MYSUB599 to get your subscription for $5.99 a month)). I couldn’t use a lot of the products this month (the protein bar and Energems contain ingredients I am avoiding, and I don’t have much use for a product like Quit Tea), but some months are just like that – other months, I’ll get a full sized bottle of a vegetarian probiotic supplement or something that makes up for a less-than-perfect month. Also, don’t forget to review your items for points in the Bulu Box shop! They have PB2 and Quest Bars, both of which I buy fairly frequently.

For the record, I’d recommend (1) using our MYSUB599 coupon to sign up for this box and (2) not subscribing to both the regular and weight loss versions, as there is often a fair amount of product overlap.

What did you think of the April Bulu Box?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

5 Comments

  1. I wanted to order 4 bottles of sleepy beans. Each one weighs 2.3 oz. They were charging me $15.98 standard postage. I wrote them to see if this was a mistake. They said “Our shipping costs are $3.99 per item ordered, unless the items are a featured item for the month”.
    Huh?
    Sometimes Bulubox gets it right with a few good samples and the review credit is good
    but ?

  2. I was disappointed that I didn’t get the honey stick until I realized that I got a bottle of 30 “Coral Minerals Gummies” instead. 🙂
    My Protein bar is also a different flavor: chocolate almond. But it’s the same box otherwise. I’m usually pretty happy with this sub, even though I’m paying full price. Like Ragan said, if there is an off month, the next month is usually better.

  3. Is there a way to get the honey stick open without cutting it? It would be convenient to take to work but I don’t want to use scissors that everyone touches on it

    • I have not figured that out. (I have seen honey straws that claimed you could open them by just “snapping” them but that never worked for me.) I just cut them (but I have a private office and my own scissors).

    • Yep! It’s easy. Place the pointy ends of the straw in between your upper and lower front teeth and bite down. The end of the straw will pop open. 🙂

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