SnackSack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2017
SnackSack is a monthly snack subscription box that focuses on natural, better-for-you snacks. You can choose how often you’d like to receive boxes each month and all snacks are non-GMO, vegan, fair trade or gluten-free.
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.)
The Subscription Box: SnackSack
The Cost: 1 box for $22 a month, 2 boxes for $40 a month, or 3 boxes for $54 a month. There is also a Gift Box option for $25. Free shipping.
COUPON: Use coupon code LIFETIME to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: A mixture of snacks that are organic or all-natural, non-GMO, vegan, fair trade, or gluten free.
Ships to: U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
SnackSack includes a product list for the month and also denotes which snacks are vegetarian, gluten-free, and non-GMO. I have been reading Bekki’s monthly reviews and super interested in trying this box for the first time. I love to snack and don’t have dietary restrictions, but always looking to be healthier in my food choices.
This burlap sack was also included. I like the idea of using this as a lunch and snack carrier for the office!
First up are four tea packets from Zest Tea, which is “high octane tea.” Zest Tea claims that their tea has as much caffeine as coffee, which is not music to my ears. Aside from the occasional piece of chocolate, I refrain from caffeine, so I asked some tea-loving friends for help in trying the four varieties.
This is the cinnamon apple flavor. There are actual chunks of apple in the tea bag and it smelled nice and strong while brewing, but my friend Sarah noted that it really only tastes like black tea with a hint of cinnamon. She felt a similar caffeine pick-me-up to her normal afternoon cup of coffee.
My friend Anna tried the Blue Lady variety, which is a black tea mixed with orange, lemon, passion fruit, and hibiscus. The aroma is a nice mix of flower and passion fruit, but again didn’t really translate to the taste. Although a subtle flavor, she did feel a similar coffee pick-me-up 30 minutes after drinking the tea.
I decided to try the earl grey variety. The smell of the orange pekoe black tea is very apparent and the tea tasted sweet enough that I didn’t feel the need to add sugar. While I likely did not drink enough to feel the energy effects, I did find this brand to be very high quality, not only the tea itself but the sachet as well.
My friend Lacey tried this tea after her morning latte, so the caffeine lift wasn’t as apparent but she felt energetic the rest of the day. She found the taste to be a nice blend of slightly fruity from the pomegranate and mint. Overall, it sounds like this brand could be a good option if you need a boost but don’t like coffee (or prefer tea)!
SnackSack sent a couple snacks from Rise Buddy, which is a brand that’s new to me. The first is pizza-flavored baked rice crackers. There’s a lot of flavor to them and they actually taste like pizza! These crackers are gluten-free and baked (not fried) with rice bran oil. I also like that there is zero trans fat.
The second snack from Rise Buddy is sour cream and onion-flavored rice crackers. They are the same shape as the previous cracker and also have a strong flavor. I can taste the rice a bit more in this cracker, but they are still good! This brand is a great discovery for me.
Beanitos is another new brand for me! These bean chips are nacho cheese flavored and taste like a healthier version of Doritos, but with a slightly less crunch. There’s good flavor and you can detect bean, but it’s not overwhelming. I like that these are high in fiber, contain 6 grams of protein, are non-GMO, and also zero grams trans fat.
I love popcorn and am so intrigued by this flavor! Wow, it’s really sweet and good! There’s mild heat from the habanero but almost overshadowed by how sweet the pineapple flavor it. There’s a little salt on these, which allows for both flavors to also be more apparent. So many great claims on this snack too: gluten-free, non-GMO, Kosher, zero trans fat, and only 35 calories per cup!
These sunflower seeds are all-natural, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Unfortunately, I did not care for them. They are cinnamon flavored, which intrigued me but ended up tasting odd. I also found the seeds to be a tad stale.
Barnana Coconut Chewy Banana Bites, 1.4 oz. – Value $1.99
Hello, banana flavor! You definitely need to love bananas to enjoy this snack. This flavor overpowers everything else, although I can detect coconut. The texture is soft but firm, and overall pretty good. They contain 430 grams of potassium, along with being organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
Although Kakookies are shaped like a cookie, they remind me more of a protein/energy snack (ie Clif bar). They are made with “superfood” ingredients and good to take with you on-the-go. The cookie itself is soft and the texture is smooth despite the oats, various seeds, and blueberry chunks. I surprisingly really liked this – the blueberry adds a nice sweetness and I found this snack to have a lightweight aftertaste.
A second protein bar was included this month from The Gluten Free Bar. It’s chocolate peanut butter flavored and really good! The chocolate has good flavor and mixed with organic crisped brown rice for a light crunch. There are little chunks of peanuts too, so beware of potential allergies. I found the bar to have a light greasy outer layer, but it’s not a deal breaker. I really enjoyed this bar!
I received one fruit leather that is apple, strawberry, and watermelon flavored. And wow, this is my favorite item in this month’s SnackSack! There is so much flavor packed into one strip. Unfortunately, there are 11 grams of sugar, so it’s probably best they only sent one.
XyloBurst Peppermint Mints, 100 count – Value $3.39
The last item in this month’s SnackSack is a pack of tasty mints. I personally do not love peppermint and was anticipating an Altoid flavor strength, but after trying one, it could not be more opposite. They are smooth and sweet and not overpowering at all. The packaging notes they are sweetened with 100% Xylitol, which I know little about. So, here’s some info from Swanson:
XyloBurst Xylitol Mints are a refreshing peppermint treat that’s actually good for you! Xylitol, a popular sugar alternative, is an all-natural sweetener and can actually improve oral health. These 100 mints are dentist recommended, great for those on low-carb or sugar controlled diets, and are non-GMO and gluten free.
Verdict: I really enjoyed the products in this month’s SnackSack! I received 11 items (if you count the four tea packets as one), that have a value of about $18. This is below the cost of the box, which is disappointing, but on par with previous boxes and snack boxes in general. From a discovery standpoint, I am very happy to have found a couple new brands that I would absolutely shop in the future. However, I do hope SnackSack includes at least one more snack in the future or an additional brand to broaden their curation.
Have you tried SnackSack yet?