PrettyFit Fitness Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2015
PrettyFit is a women’s fitness and health subscription box. You can preview the boxes before they ship and skip any month you aren’t interested in. You can also request to receive a different pack if it is still available, instead of the current month’s pack.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Box: PrettyFit
The Cost: $50 with subscription, $55 for one-time purchase of any pack
The Products: Health and fitness snacks, food, supplements, etc.
Ships to: US (free for members and including APO and FPO addresses)
COUPON: Use codeMSASPECIAL15 to get $15 off your order.
There was no information card. I’m not sure which box this was, actually, because it doesn’t precisely match any other reviews I’ve seen (though there is some product overlap) or any of the packages still available on their site. It might be the Spring Protein Pack, which is no longer available, but with some product substitutions from past boxes.
The box it arrived in was (heavy) plain cardboard. There wasn’t any packing material, as you can see from the photo above, but it wasn’t really necessary to include any because of the types of products in the box.
B Up Bar in Peanut Butter (x2) – Value $4.50
Amrita Mango Coconut Energy Bar – Value $2.25
These B Up Bars have a strange texture. If you have ever had the orange candy called “circus peanuts” and you imagined it but a bit stickier/denser, you’d get pretty close. These are uniform in texture and they do taste like peanut butter although the flavor is mild.
The Amrita bar is free of the 8 major allergens. (Actually, both types of bar in the photo are gluten free). These are also raw and vegan. They’ve been reformulated to contain less sugar and they do taste pretty much like date bars (but with a little crunchiness from sunflower seeds).
B Up Bar in Sugar Cookie (sample/mini size) – Value $1.12
B Up Bar in Chocolate Mint (sample/mini size) – Value $1.12
Nogii Protein D’Lites in Chocolate Caramel Bliss (x4) – Value $5
All of these are gluten free, as well. The B Up bar minis have the same texture issues as the full size peanut butter ones up above. The sugar cookie one is vaguely sweet but doesn’t really taste like sugar cookies. The chocolate mint one is pretty minty. I don’t hate them, but they’re not the best protein bars I’ve ever had. And the texture may be a personal preference thing.
The Protein D’Lites, however – I think those are delicious. Like I would eat them voluntarily, and probably in excessive amounts, even though I don’t need to eat GF. They are a little high in sugar for being so small, which is probably what I like about them.
Nogii Whey & Quinoa Protein in Cocoa Chocolate (sample x2)– Value $1.62
Nogii Whey & Quinoa Protein in Vanilla Bean (sample x2)– Value $1.74
I listed values based on the full size purchase price but you will notice that all the packets say “free sample” across the top. I don’t know why chocolate and vanilla have different prices (the package weights are also different).
These are gluten free as well. I think the quinoa is a really interesting protein source, and one that I haven’t seen before. My standard method for testing protein powder is to mix it up in vanilla almond milk according to the package directions. This dissolved well in the suggested amount of liquid without caking the bottom of my cup with residue. The flavor was just a touch strong for me (I’ve only tried chocolate so far) but not bad.
Syntha-6 Protein Matrix in Vanilla Ice Cream (sample x2) – Value $3.63
ProLifeStyle Protein Supplement in S’Mores (x2) – Value $6.30
Syntha-6 chocolate is my favorite protein powder of all time (thanks to subscription boxes, I’ve tried a lot), so I have high hopes for the vanilla. Best I can tell, neither of these are gluten free (but then, the box does not advertise itself as such).
The ProLifeStyle supplement is interesting. First you mix up the powder part and then you can add as much or as little liquid as you want. I found that about 2/3 the given amount was enough for me. These are supposed to taste like s’mores and I did kind of get a graham cracker vibe from it, but it wasn’t very chocolaty.
Metabolic Nutrition ProtiZyme in Vanilla Cake (2 lbs) – Value $36
This is big. It’s why the box was so heavy and it’s not even full size! But 2 pounds is more than enough. I made a shake with this and it really did feel (to me) like I was drinking cake batter. But it dissolved well. (One thing I would highly recommend is using an immersion blender or some other electric means of mixing any of these protein powders in. I get so much better results that way than by trying a shaker cup or stirring.) I think I am going to seek out some recipes to use this in. Because there is a lot of it.
This one is gluten free and has some digestive enzymes and vitamins in it, as well.
Urban Remedy Cacao Brittle – Value $6.99
Rockin’ Green Hard Concentrate Laundry Detergent (sample) – Value $2.98
I really like the simplicity of the ingredients list for this cacao brittle. It tastes mostly of banana to me. I just ate it right out of the bag but I have heard of putting it yogurt, etc. This one is raw and gluten free.
I’ve gotten samples of this detergent before and liked it. I will probably use it for towels because it is powder and I think powder detergent dissolves better in hot water. I listed a price but on the Rockin’ Green website, you can buy this with free shipping and get a coupon for the purchase price off your next order, so it’s kind of free.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $74 for this PrettyFit box. It could be a little lower because some of the items are available as free samples. Because I couldn’t figure out which pack this was from their site, I can’t compare with a value stated by the company. I also note that some of these prices I listed were sale prices from GNC and Vitacost, rather than MSRP. One thing that is important to note is that the value is considerably higher than the cost of the box, which is great for a box with mostly food items.
I’m happy with the variety of items and I’m completely fine with so many whey protein products (most of the powders/mixes) because, personally, that is my favorite type of protein to supplement with. I find that it mixes in with liquid better than other types.
This particular box would be good for vegetarians (but not vegans, since so much of the protein is whey protein) and maybe also people who eat gluten free (although not every product was certified gluten free, so this may be better for households where some people eat GF and some don’t).
What did you think of the June PrettyFit box?