Bulu Box Subscription Review + Coupon – August 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.
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.
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)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Bulu Box has changed their information cards again, as well as the boxes.
There were a lot of coupons and product literature this month. I was not at all upset to see the Halo Top coupon (“golden ticket”). That alone is enough to make me happy with the box since it sells at Whole Foods for $5.99 (and I regularly pay full price for it).
Zollipops (3 count) – Value $0.72 (buy 25 for $5.99)
These are vegan and sugar-free and they’re sweetened with xylitol, which is really good for after meals to keep plaque from growing. One serving is allegedly three of these, but that seems like a lot of lollipops. At any rate, they’re only about 12 calories each. I eat a lot of xylitol-containing products, so these taste like regular lollipops to me. Nice to avoid the sugar and have something sweet, though.
PB Crave Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter (1.5 oz) – Value $0.47 (buy 3, 16-ounce jars for $15)
I never quite know what to do with all these flavored peanut butters, though I have been getting a ton of them lately in subscription boxes. I have learned the hard way that they don’t make very good sandwiches. I tried this on some plain crackers and that was pretty good. I probably wouldn’t buy a whole jar of this because I tend to go for plain (unsweetened) peanut butter – it’s more versatile. But if someone ever sends me a whole jar, it is getting made into cookies. It would work really well that way.
Alias Chai Flavor Mix (0.17 oz) – Value $1.25
This is an item designed to be added to protein powder to change the flavor profile. I added some of this to my smoothie this morning (which also had vanilla protein powder in it) and I did like the addition of spices. I feel like I could probably come up with something similar out of my spice rack, but I guess you are paying for convenience here.
MRM Natural Flavor Veggie Meal Replacement in Vanilla Bean (1.66 oz) – Value $1.04 (buy a jar of 29 servings for $30.20)
MRM Natural Flavor Veggie Meal Replacement in Chocolate Mocha (1.69 oz) – Value $0.92 (buy a jar of 28 servings for $25.63)
I don’t do meal replacement shakes, but this is a vegan protein powder so I am more than happy to put it in my morning smoothies. I found that this blended all right for a plant-based protein (the main ingredients are pea protein and brown rice protein). It has most of the major vitamins and minerals, some fruit and veggie superfoods, probiotics, and of course lots of amino acids. I preferred the vanilla bean flavor to the chocolate mocha flavor, but that’s probably because I’m not a huge coffee fan and the coffee flavor was definitely evident here.
Leap Instant Smoothie Bowl in Red Powder (1.16 oz) – Value $2.66 (buy a 3-pack for $7.98)
I really can’t get on board with the whole idea of smoothie bowls. I sort of don’t understand the point. But, what I am seeing here is lots of great superfood ingredients from brightly colored fruits and vegetables. I always like to add such things to smoothies and was about out of my current product, so this came at the right time. I am pretty sure I’ve had this before, from RawBox maybe? Anyway, I tend to use only a little of this at a time in my smoothies so I can’t say it impacts the overall flavor, but I like all the nutrients I’m getting (and from whole food sources!).
P.S. I mention morning smoothies a lot. I started this tradition to use up all the various powder products I got from fitness subscription boxes.
Mederma Skin Care for Scars with SPF 30 (0.5 g sample) – Value $0.84
This is a tiny sample but I guess it is good for maybe one use. It is a cream that is supposed to reduce the appearance of scars. I am going to hang on to it. I have to have a myomectomy (removal of a fibroid) soon and will have a large incision from that. So maybe if I use products like this I will be able to reduce scarring? We will see, I guess. I like that it has SPF, though hopefully, you are using SPF on all your skin, not just the areas with scars!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $7.90 for the August Bulu Box. I did not count the value of the Halo Top coupon, although if you did, a pint of that can run as much as $5.99. (You can get Halo Top at Target and Whole Foods and Publix and Kroger, so it is pretty widely available. I strongly recommend the Salted Caramel flavor.) I only paid $5 for this box using a coupon code, and so I definitely got a better value than I paid for the box. I’m also happy everything was vegetarian this month, so I could actually use it all.
I’d strongly recommend using our MYSUB599 coupon code when you subscribe and choosing either the regular or the weight loss box, but not both since there is a lot of product repetition between the two. Also, don’t forget to review your items for points to spend on merchandise in the Bulu Box shop.
What did you think of the August Bulu Box?