Paleo Life Box Subscription Box Review – August 2015
Paleo Life Box is a relatively new subscription box that sends a monthly shipment of snacks suitable for a paleo diet.
This box was sent to me at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Paleo Life Box
The Cost: $35 monthly; $33 per month with a 3-month subscription; $31 per month with a 6-month plan.
The Products: 9-10 paleo snacks from the best suppliers in the USA.
Ships to: US
Paleo Life Box includes a card detailing the items in the box.
Artisan Tropic Plantain Strips (2 oz)- $1.29
I love plantain chips, so I’m very pleased to see this item in my Paleo Life Box! The chips are crunchy, naturally sweet, and flavored with a touch of cinnamon.
Cranberry Orange Snakarola (6 oz)- $7.99
Oats are a no-no for paleo dieters, so grain-free granola is a popular, paleo-friendly replacement for the traditional oaty version. I like the flavor of this Cran Orange Snakarola, but it’s quite a bit different from the granola I’m used to eating. Since it’s raw, the only crunch comes from the nuts and seeds in the mix. I know that Paleo dieters don’t count calories too closely, but this bag contains over 900 calories, so I’ll be using it sparingly.
The Yes Bar in Mocha Cayenne (1.4 oz.)- value $3
Yes Bars are gluten free, non-GMO, and “make it fun to be healthy.” I received one of these bars in a previous Urthbox, and I thought it was great. I can be a little picky when it comes to nutritional bars, but I think this one is excellent. It’s spicy, salty, sweet, chocolatey, and the flavors are perfectly balanced.
Goji Spice Supernola (2.75 oz)- $3.50
Supernola is another grain-free granola product. This one is made with nuts, seeds, goji berries, black lava salt, cinnamon, and red maca. Supernola has the same soft texture as Snakarola, and, funnily, their names are pretty similar, too. Goji Spice Supernola was included in last month’s Paleo Life box, so I’m a little disappointed to see it again this month.
Grass Fed Beef Bar by Brick’s Bars (1.5 oz)- $3.75
Brick’s Grass Fed Beef Bars are made with tender beef, chunks of uncured bacon, chopped cranberries, raw sunflower seeds, and black pepper. They’re gluten, milk, and soy free and contain essential nutrients, Omega 3s, and 10 grams of protein. This is another repeat item that I also received last month. I enjoyed trying this bar last month, but I’m not that excited to receive another one.
Paleo Ranch Maple Kippered Beef Bar (.75 oz.)- $2.69
This smoked beef bar features 100% paleo ingredients. I like the texture and flavor of this meaty snack, but I can’t pick out the maple flavor. Still, it’s moist and delicious.
Paleo Simpliefied Pecan Pie Bar (13 g.)- $3.49
Calling this flavor “Pecan Pie” is a bit of a stretch, in my opinion. The dominant flavors, for me, come from the dates and goji berries. There’s also a sourness I can’t quite put my finger on. This bar isn’t my favorite, but I can appreciate that it’s made with real food and loaded with antioxidants.
Wild Zora Lamb and Veggie Bar (1 oz.)- $3.39
This is my first time trying a lamb-based meat snack, and it’s one of the best meaty snacks I’ve ever had. The lamb is mild (not too gamey), it’s seasoned well, and the rosemary is a perfect complement. Additionally, the small squares are moist, without being oily. I’ll be keeping an eye out for Wild Zora in my local grocery stores!
Tanka Buffalo with Cranberries Bar (1 oz.)- $2.40
Clearly, subscribers to Paleo Life Box should enjoy meaty bars! (Luckily, I do.) Tanka’s Buffalo Meat Bar with Cranberries is also really delicious. The cranberries add a nice sweetness that balances nicely with the saltiness of the buffalo.
Paleo Life Box also included promotional materials from a couple of the brands featured in this month’s box.
Verdict: I like that Paleo Life Box sends boxes heaping with full-sized paleo snacks. My favorite snacks in this box are the Wild Zora Bars, Tanka Bar, and the Mocha Cayenne Yes Bar. I think this box is a little meat heavy, and, ideally, I think it would be good to see a better balance of different kinds of paleo snacks. Additionally, I’m not thrilled to receive two repeat products from last month. The value this month comes in at $30.54. That’s within the value range I’ve come to expect from Paleo Life Box, and it just about breaks even with the discounted monthly cost of a 6-month subscription.
Do you subscribe to Paleo Life Box? Did you love the Wild Zora Lamb bars, too?