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SumoCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuMar 29, 2016 | 1 comment


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SumoCrate is a monthly fitness box that delivers high-protein snacks straight to your door. There are box options for men and women. Items may include meat jerkies, drinks, and plant-based snacks.

This review is for the women's box.

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



The Subscription Box: SumoCrate

The Cost: $24.95 + $3.99 shipping (Discounts for 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.)

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off all purchases!

The Products: 8-10 full-sized high-protein snacks

Ships to: USA and Canada ($8 shipping for Canada)

Check out our Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add SumoCrate to your subscription list or wishlist!

Good to know: You can earn 2.5 points for every dollar spent at SumoCrate! First-time customers receive 250 points to redeem for future SumoCrate discounts.



Each box comes with a helpful info card that details the total amount of protein, carbs, and fats are in the foods, as well as other cool tidbits about each item.


22 Days Nutrition Quinoa Chocolate Chip Crisp Protein Bar - $2.99

Both Walnut Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Chip Crisp bars from 22 Days Nutrition are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and contain 20g of protein each. The bar on the whole was a bit dry, but I loved the crunch the from quinoa and flaxseeds. I ate mine with milk (don't judge) because it tasted like a chocolate chip flavored fudge or brownie. This bar would be great as a filling meal alternative for when you want to eat light or don't have time for a whole meal.

22 Days Nutrition Walnut Fudge Brownie Protein Bar - $2.99

The Fudge Brownie flavor is less sweet than the Quinoa Chocolate Chip Crisp. It's soft and a little oily but again I love the crunchy flaxseed texture mixed with walnut bits.


ANSI Nutrition - Protein Ice Blue Raspberry - $3.99

I'm not a big fan of this drink. When chilled it tastes like the blue raspberry shaved ice you buy at the state fair, but with a strange, almost chemical aftertaste. I definitely appreciate changing up the flavors in the box, but this one wasn't for me.

MusclePharm Pina Colada Coco Protein - $2.77

This protein-rich coconut water is supposed to be pina colada flavored, but to me it was only mildly fruity. I am able to discern the pineapple taste but no much else. That isn't to say it's not tasty though-- I don't usually like coconut water but this was very refreshing when chilled.


Bitefuel Banana Apple Trail Mix - $1.99

This bag is a great single-serving snack that you can take on the road or to the gym. It contains 10g of protein and is yummy to boot. I like the crunchiness of pecans mixed with bananas and apples. I ate half the bag on its own, and then added the rest to some yogurt and called it breakfast.

Bitefuel Chocolate Chip Cookies - $3.49

I like these soft chocolate chip cookies. They taste kind of like the less sweet version of Grandma's brand cookies. They are gluten free, preservative free, low cholesterol, and are very filling!


Pure Protein Chocolate Salted Caramel Protein Bar - $2.19

If you like caramel then you should try this. It has 19 grams of protein and tastes like a delicious salted caramel chocolate bar.

Aloha Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar - $2.46

Protein bars tend to be a little dry for my tastes, but despite that this bar is delicious. It tastes like a dense chewy chocolate chip cookie. I like the nuts and chocolate combo, and the nuts to chocolate chip to bar ratio is very well-balanced. I'm just loving all these dessert flavored protein bars!


Divine Bovine Tangy Teriyaki Beef Jerky - $7.99

The top of this bag claims this is "soft, moist, and tender brisket of beef." Words have never so accurately described the amazing texture of this beef jerky. I simply didn't know jerky could taste this soft, and moist, and tender! The teriyaki flavor is amazing as well. It is a very tangy and sweet meat. Some might even say this is too sweet, but I loved it. Ok, Divine Bovine, you live up to your name.

AjiPure ArgiFlow Amino Acid Supplement in Fruit Punch - $1.53

This item wasn't listed on the info card. I'm really out of the loop-- I didn't know amino acid supplements were a thing! This single-use packet contains pharmaceutical grade L-Arginine powder. L-Arginine helps improve cardiovascular health, promotes healthy levels of growth hormone and insulin, and aids in removing toxic ammonia from the body. The supplement is 100% all natural and gluten and dairy free.

Verdict: I enjoyed munching on SumoCrate's snacks this month. The March box has a total value of $32.39, which is higher than the monthly cost plus shipping! My favorite is definitely the Divine Bovine beef jerky... I just can't get over how soft and tender each piece was. This was SumoCrate's "first" fitness box after they transitioned from curating protein-snack only boxes. It seems to me that there wasn't a dramatic change in curation. The mix of beverage and snack items are also appreciated.

What do you think of this month's SumoCrate? What's your favorite item?

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SumoCrate delivers 8-10 sweet and savory full-sized snacks that are full of protein and flavor. We pick protein bars, chips, jerkies, and powder blends that are made with a variety of protein sources and other nutritious ingredients. SumoCrate is an excellent box for anyone looking to try more prote... read more.
Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.

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I’ve seen a ton of amino acid supplements. Lysine has long been used for herpesvirus issues (as in, it’ll make your cold sores go away faster or it helps with my cat’s eye infection). And the big thing lately is branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine). These are supposed to help you recover after exercise, especially weightlifting. I do know that when I have serious delayed-onset muscle soreness after lifting weights, BCAAs actually help (I had some samples from a subscription box so I figured, why not?). So I am going to buy a BCAA supplement. I have not heard of taking arginine before, though.

But, I can’t subscribe to a box that features meat products every month. If there was a vegetarian version I would be interested (especially if it was NOT vegan — I happen to like whey and casein and eggs…).

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