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Snack Sack Subscription Box Review – September 2015

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Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Box

SnackSack is a subscription box that sends a mixture of organic, all natural, non-GMO, vegan, fair-trade, and gluten-free snacks stuffed into a burlap sack.

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Inside

SnackSack sent us this box at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Contents

The Subscription Box: SnackSack

The Cost: $23 per month with free shipping. (Save $3 per month by signing up for a 6-month plan.)

The Products: All-natural and organic snacks that are free from artificial junk.

Ships to: US

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - InfoList

SnackSack includes a list of items included in the box.

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Sack

Here’s a close-up of the burlap sack. There are more treats stuffed inside!

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Popcorn

Blue Corn Popcorn by Sinfully Thin (.35 oz)- $.34

I’ve never had blue corn popcorn before, and I’m surprised to see that it has a slight bluish hue. (If I had my eyes closed, though, I’m not sure I’d be able to distinguish it from white or yellow corn popcorn.) The color made it a little fun to eat, and I like that it’s so low in calories (45 per bag).

GinnyMinis Butter Crisp Love (1.25 oz.)- $1.08

These crispy butter cookies are really tasty! This is my first time sampling a product from GinnyBakes, and I’ll be keeping an eye out for others!

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Coconut

Beanfields Bean & Rice Nacho Chips (1.5 oz)- $1.25

Benfields Bean & Rice Nacho Chips are vegan, gluten-free, and made without corn. Instead, they’re made with black beans, navy beans, and long grain rice. I’ve had these chips a few times before, and I’m a fan. I also really like the nacho flavor blend. It reminds me of salsa. (The first time I tried these chips I thought nacho meant cheesy, but they’re not cheesy at all.)

Made in Nature Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut Chips (3 oz.)- $3.99

Ever since Popsugar Must Have introduced me to Dang Coconut Chips, I’ve been a big fan of toasted coconut chips. These, from Made in Nature, are flavored with Italian espresso. It’s an interesting combination, and I really like it.

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Peas

Texas BBQ Peas by World Peas (1.5 oz.)- $1.25

I’m pretty fond of wasabi peas, and I had no idea that it was possible to get the crunchy snack in other flavors! World Peas makes crunchy peas in ranch, barbeque, curry, sichuan, tomato & garlic, garlic, and wasabi.

Garlic & Onion Roasted Broad Bean Crisps by Enlightened (1 oz.)- $1.25

Roasted broad beans are crunchy, low in fat, and high in protein and fiber. I’ve tried the garlic & onion flavor before, and I like them. (Though, the garlic is fairly potent, so I’d advise not eating them right before a hot date!)

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios (1.5 oz.)- $1.35

My husband loves pistachios, so he’s thrilled to see these in our SnackSack! We’ve tried Wonderful Pistachios before (I think they’re pretty widely available in grocery stores), and I think their nuts are tasty and nicely salted.

Annie’s Honey Bunny Grahams (1 oz.)- $.88

Annie’s Bunny Grahams are organic, made with whole grains, and pretty easy to find in high-end groceries like Whole Foods. I like them a lot, but I can’t eat them without having flash backs to eating Teddy Grahams in elementary school. They were my favorite lunchtime treat!

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - GFB

Cho-Coco Square by Simple Squares (1.7 oz)- $2.50

I’ve sampled several different Simple Squares bars thanks so my subscription box addiction, and I think they’re pretty great. Cho-Coco is made with cashews, almonds, honey, coconut, chocolate, vanilla, and sea salt.

The GFB Cranberry Toasted Almond Bar (58 g.)- $2.33

This bar from the GFB (Gluten Free Bar) is non-GMO, gluten free, high in fiber, and dairy and soy free. I like the subtle almond flavor, but I’m not a huge fan of the bar’s texture.

Snack Sack Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Snackimals

Vanilla Snackimals by Barbara’s (2.125 oz.)- $ 1.10

When I opened this bag of Snackimals, I noticed an odd smell. The bag is in date, so I starting Googling to see if I could shed some light on the issue. Is the smell normal? Did I get a bad batch? After digging around, I came across a recall of the product from earlier this year. From the manufacturer: “There is a rancid odor that appears to be related to a batch of oil used in the manufacture of the cookies. This is not a food safety issue.” It doesn’t appear that my bag is included in the recall, but I can’t help but wonder… That’s a pretty big coincidence…

Belgian Boys De Liege Wafel (55 g.)- $1.09

I’m tried Belgian Boys De Liege Wafels before, and I think they’re tasty; however, I think they’re much better warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds than when they’re eaten right out of the bag.

Verdict: This SnackSack wasn’t the biggest hit with me, but I did discover some tasty new products. In particular, I think the blue corn popcorn and barbeque peas are great. I’m a bit concerned about the bag of Snackimals I received, but I recognize that a possible product defect isn’t SnackSack’s fault. (It’s also possible, of course, that there’s nothing wrong with the product and that I’m just not a fan.) The value of the products included in this month’s box total approximately $18.50, which falls a little short of the discounted per-month cost of a 6-month subscription. This value is a bit lower than most of their previous boxes, so we’ll hopefully see an increase in value next month.

Have you tried SnackSack?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. This “sack” hits all my preferences but I don’t like that gap. If it wasn’t for the value gap, I would order it. Oh well; they say it’s better to save anyway lol.

  2. I’m a huge fan of Beanfield’s Chips. The Nacho flavor is pretty tasty.

  3. Snackimals are one of my favorite snacks! I especially love the chocolate chip. I have never detected a strange odor, though. I would definitely throw the bag out without hesitation. Rancid sure sounds like a food safety issue to me…

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