FitSnack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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
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: 7-10 full size and sample items including nut butter, protein supplements, healthy versions of more traditional snacks like chips, pantry items, and more.
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 was details about some of this month’s items, and the other side included a workout.
There was also some product literature.
Amazi Premium Dried Plantain Chips (2.2 oz) – Value $4.99 (additional pack sizes available)
These are made with plantains, olive oil, and salt, so they have a slightly sweet/salty thing going on that reminds me of some sweet potato chips. I enjoyed the flavor quite a bit. These were a bit of a challenge to eat, though, because the texture was pretty hard. Still, they are better for you than deep-fried plantain chips, at only a little over 100 calories per serving.
Buff Bake Protein Cookie in White Chocolate Peanut Butter (2.8 oz) – Value $2.50 (buy a 4 pack for $9.99 or a 12 pack for $24.99)
I’ve had these from other subscription boxes in other flavors. The first thing I have to say is, this flavor looks more like the picture on the package than some of the other flavors. This is also a good flavor for me, personally! These are a little chewy compared to most cookies, but they’re relatively moist and not too crumbly. Please note that one cookie equals two servings.
Fawen Drinkable Soup in Broccoli and Cauliflower with Turmeric (16.9 fl oz) – Value $4.49 (buy a 12 pack for $53.88)
I’ve had this in several other flavors thanks to subscription boxes. This is meant to be drunk from the carton but I find I like it a lot better if I pour it in a mug or bowl and heat it in the microwave. This is a good way to get some vegetables in if you are stuck eating soft foods (I had oral surgery recently so this is on my mind…). And I like this flavor better than the beet and cabbage flavor from last month.
Topbit Protein Food Topping in Savory Herb (0.53 oz) – Value $2?
Whenever I receive a savory topping or packet, I am kind of confused. Sweet ones go immediately into my smoothies, but I don’t think that would work well here! I ended up trying this on the broccoli and cauliflower soup, which was a good way to increase the nutritional density of the soup. The jury is still out on the flavor combination, though. I’m not sure this is something I would buy, as I don’t think my diet is low in protein (I eat lots of eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, etc.).
I could only find an Indiegogo page for this so the value is an estimate. (A Google shopping search took me to pet food toppers…)
Hippeas in Far Out Fajita (1 oz) – Value $1 (buy 4 oz for $3.99)
I’ve had these a couple of times before. I much prefer this flavor, which is kind of spicy, to the “vegan white cheddar” flavor, which tastes absolutely nothing like cheese. These are made from mostly chickpea flour and they have a satisfying crunch but are not too dense.
Kracnola Gourmet Klusters Super Vitality (2 oz) – Value $2.49 (buy 5 bags for $12.45)
This was a rather conventional granola, in my mind. I didn’t get much in the way of “klusters” out of it; the pieces were actually really small and there was a lot of almost powdery content in the package that got stuck in our teeth (I usually split subscription box snacks with my husband). I thought it was fine but I don’t know that I’d go out of my way to seek it out again.
Chops Beef Jerky in Sweet and Spicy (2.75 oz) – Value $6.99 (buy an 8 pack for $47.99)
This is flavored with pineapple and lemon juice as well as chili peppers.
Field Trip Cracked Pepper Turkey Stick (1 oz) – Value $2
These are flavored with garlic, black pepper, and rosemary, and are free of preservatives.
As you probably know, I am a vegetarian, so I was unable to try these two items. I put them on the “free snacks” table at work, and they did disappear quickly, so I am going to assume that they appealed to one or more of my coworkers.
This is a good opportunity to remind people that this subscription does not cater to dietary restrictions. Although many snacks you receive will be vegan, gluten free, allergen friendly, or some other combination of similar attributes (last month’s box was entirely vegetarian), if you follow a specialized diet, not every item may be a great fit for you.
Nutty Goodness Nana Rama (1.5 oz) – Value $2.99 (buy 12 pouches for $35.88)
The main ingredients here were banana, walnuts, and date paste. This item came in thin triangle shapes that seemed like they might be tough and chewy, but the texture was actually a pleasant surprise. I think this may have been both my husband’s and my favorite discovery from the box.
Nutiva Organic Dark Hazelnut Spread (0.14 oz x 2) – Value $0.54 (buy 10, 0.78 oz packets for $14.99)
Nutiva Organic Classic Hazelnut Spread (0.78 oz x 2) – Value $3 (buy 10 packets for $14.99)
I’ve received both of these many times from subscription boxes and I am a fan. (Last month, Fit Snack Box sent an entire jar of one of these…) I find them best on something like apples. I tried making a sandwich with this once (don’t remember if it was the dark or classic spread) and I found that although the *idea* of a chocolate sandwich is good, it doesn’t work so well in reality. I like both the dark and the classic flavors, but think the classic is a little more to my liking (but I am a sucker for milk chocolate anything).
Wise Popcorn 30% Reduced Fat Sea Salt Flavor (0.5 oz) – Value $0.23 (buy 5.5 ounces for $2.49)
This is another snack subscription box and fitness subscription box mainstay. Popcorn is great if you are looking for a filling/bulky snack that is low in calories and has some fiber. This is pretty plain, as popcorn goes, but is good in a pinch if you don’t have a microwave handy.
Take 5 Dietary Supplement in “Relax” (1.93 fl oz) – Value $2.50 (buy 12 bottles for $29.99)
This has a warning on the side to ask your doctor before using this if you are on prescription medications, so I am going to have to wait, as I just started a new blood pressure medication and need to see how it affects me. This is caffeine free and non-drowsy. Active ingredients include L-theanine (from green tea), GABA (from bananas and dark chocolate), magnesium (from almonds), and vitamins B6 and B12 (from sunflower seeds), all of which have some history of being used to stimulate relaxation and reduce stress. All the ingredients are found in superfoods, although perhaps not in the same quantities as here, so this is probably safe for most people.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $36.00 for the July FitSnack Box. Although that is not quite the promised $40+ value, it is more than $9 above the cost of the box plus shipping, which is excellent for a food subscription box. I think the Nana Rama was my favorite discovery. Although the meat products obviously weren’t a hit with me, personally, overall I thought the curation of the box was good and offered a lot of variety.
What did you think of FitSnack Box?