FitSnack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
FitSnack Box is a subscription box containing snacks that each have at least two of the following characteristics: GMO-free, high-protein, low-sugar, gluten-free, organic, raw, vegan, and/or all natural. (That is, any given item might be low in sugar and vegan, or organic and gluten-free but not vegan, etc.)
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: FitSnack Box
The Cost: $19.90 per month + shipping, or less with longer commitments
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use this link to get a $10 bonus snack pack + $5 off any 3, 6, or 12-month subscription!
The Products: $32+ worth of full and sample size snacks, protein powders, pantry items, and other healthy consumables selected by a nutritionist. (Fit Snack Box used to promise a $40+ value but they were including the value of the workout – see below – and they have stopped doing so. Subscribers received an email about this change.)
Ships to: Worldwide. $6 U.S. shipping. Shipping varied internationally.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
On one side of the information card were details about some of this month’s items, and the other side included a workout.
There was also some product literature.
Rickaroons Chocolate Blond Coconut Dark Chocolate Energy Bar (1.6 oz) – Value $2.08 (buy 12 for $25)
You can’t go wrong with coconut (well, at least I think so). This had just the right amount of sweetness and held together well for a coconut cookie. I’m not sure about the “chocolate” part, though. I found one chocolate chip in my half and my husband said he tasted a little chocolate in his half but didn’t find any identifiable chips.
Raw Bite Bar in Vanilla Berries (1.76 oz) – Value $2.08 (buy 12 bars for $24.99)
This did have a nice vanilla flavor, though it tasted more like dates than berries to me. It had a bit of a rustic texture but nothing unexpected for a date bar with almonds and a bit of other dried fruit.
Kala Beautiful Beans Sea Salt & Vinegar Crunch (5 oz) – Value $9.01
These had a nice texture for roasted fava beans – not too hard, as such snacks can sometimes be. The sea salt and vinegar were not too strong either (salt and vinegar is not my favorite flavor, but it worked here). I doubt I would buy these again at this price, though, when there are lots of competing snacks costing much less.
The Whole Grain Corporation Wheat Snacks (2 oz) – Value $1.50
Well, these were an interesting experience. If you have ever cooked with whole wheat grains before and imagined roasting them in a bit of oil, you likely have a good guess as to what this product entails. These were an eating challenge on their own (we had them out of little bowls with spoons) and would definitely be better on a salad or something. Also, I felt the need to drink an entire glass of iced tea afterward to make sure I had enough fluids to go with all the fiber.
Q Cups in Southwestern Barbeque (2 oz) – Value $3.39
These are out of stock pretty much everywhere. Also, we’ve received them in a past FitSnack Box. This is a nice quick savory option if you don’t have time to prepare lunch, though a bit on the salty side (so maybe have some fruit with it). I am definitely a fan of southwestern flavor combinations, though.
Everly Drink Mix in Pomegranate Berry (3 packs) – Value $4.58 (buy 18 packs for $27.50)
These came in Love with Food this month, as well. I suspect Everly is trying to offload them in subscription boxes because Everly’s site features pouch concentrate instead of powders. This is nice to mix up in a pitcher in the refrigerator for an alternative to iced herbal tea (something we usually keep on hand) and I do like this flavor better than some of their others.
Tickle Water in Green Apple (8 fl oz) – Value $1.42 (buy 12 cans for $17)
This had a handwritten Post-It flag indicating it was a bonus item. This is allegedly sparkling water but came to us completely flat. I think I would’ve liked it if it had had a few bubbles left. The green apple flavor had promise.
Nutiva Chia Seed (6 oz) – Value $7.29
It’s nice to see this brand makes something besides that chocolate hazelnut butter that’s everywhere. In all seriousness, I do consume seeds regularly and they can be expensive, so I am happy to see these. They will go into my morning smoothies as soon as I finish off the pumpkin seeds I am on (don’t want to have too many things open at once). I also like having some chia around in case I put too much water in my oatmeal – chia seeds are wonderful at soaking up water.
Purity Organic Coffee (4 oz) – Value $8 (buy 12 oz for $24)
If you read many of my food or fitness subscription box reviews, you’ll know that I despise coffee in pretty much all forms. But my husband likes it, so he was my guinea pig here. (We do have a coffee grinder as well as a French press, which is how he made this.) He reports that it is just the roast he likes (he is not a fan of dark roasts, but beyond that, I just don’t have the coffee vocabulary to communicate more) and he was able to make it sufficiently strong for his tastes.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $39.35 for the August FitSnack Box. That is a great value for this box, and I did appreciate the chance to try larger sizes of some snack items and pantry staples. There were quite a few new-to-me items this month, as well, which is hard to do when you’ve been subscribing to as many snack and fitness subscription boxes as I have.
What did you think of FitSnack Box?