Healthy Belly Box Subscription Review + Coupon- September 2016
Healthy Belly Box is a monthly snack subscription box filled with eight or more gluten-free, vegan snacks from trusted brands. While I’m not vegan nor gluten-free, I do try to incorporate as much of those types of foods into my diet as I can—though tasty ones can be hard to find. I’m interested to see what snacks this box has to offer!
With every box sold, Healthy Belly Box donates $1 to credible charities that support people with digestive diseases.
This note includes a great backstory about the founder, who is a college student with digestive issues and sensitivity to gluten. Healthy Belly Box currently mixes expensive local gluten-free snacks with more accessible snacks. Their goal is to become an almost exclusively high-quality boutique of gluten-free snacks.
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: Healthy Belly Box
The Cost: $34.99 a month + shipping
The Products: Eight or more gluten-free, vegan snacks
Ships to: U.S. and beyond. Shipping rates apply.
Check out the Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Healthy Belly Box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box includes a handy list of all the items in the box, as well as contact info.
Dang Original Toasted Coconut Chips, 1.43 oz – Value $1.81
These coconut chips are little crispy strips with a nutty, rich coconut flavor (which makes sense, as they’re literally just toasted coconut, cane sugar, and salt). If you’re looking for something to nibble on, these chips seem like a healthy, unprocessed alternative to regular chips. I like snacks with a crunch, and these definitely satisfied.
Adelheidi’s Sesame Crunch, 3 oz. – Value $4.80
These snacks were so good. Apart from sesame, coconut and vanilla bean are on the ingredients list, and you can definitely taste those sweet flavors in this treat. The toasty taste is somewhere between a vanilla cookie and a crunchy granola bar. I plowed through half this container during my last Netflix binge. Yum!
That’s It Apple and Blueberry Bar, 1.2 oz. – Value $1.14
This bar is sweet and chewy. It has a rich blueberry flavor, as you can guess by the purple color of the bar! It’s super healthy (it’s essentially just a bunch of fruit in the form of a bar) and pretty filling, too.
Simple Bites Gluten-Free and Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies, 7 oz. – Value $3.31
Holy smokes, these cookies are awesome. They taste a lot like a certain other packaged, snack-aisle cookie, but without all of the processed junk inside. They’re crunchy, sweet, and even a little bit savory in the way a great chocolate chip cookie should be. I ate these by themselves, but I bet they’d go awesome with a cup of coffee (or a big glass of your favorite milk).
Cherry Pie Larabar, 1.7 oz. – Value $1.08
I’m a big Larabar fan. These bars are made with just a handful of recognizable ingredients (this one is dates, almonds, and unsweetened cherries) that are blended together into a perfectly sweet, super flavorful snack. I was very excited to see this soft and chewy bar in the box!
Pamela’s Whenever Bar in Oat Cranberry Almond, 1.41 oz. – Value $1.15
I’d never heard of Whenever Bars, so I was curious to see what this would be like. It’s almost like a small, moist scone. Soft and chewy and just sweet enough. This bar felt very breakfasty to me, but I could see snacking on it…well… whenever!
Schar’s Naturally Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies, 7 oz. – Value $5.08
I was so happy with these little shortbreads! I love a good shortbread cookie, and these definitely fit the bill. They had a light, vanilla, buttery flavor that felt true to traditional shortbread.
Pirate’s Booty in Aged White Cheddar, 1 oz. – Value $0.73
Pirate’s Booty snacks are like healthy versions of the classic, melt-in-your-mouth cheese puffs with subtle, but still incredibly addictive flavors. This white cheddar version isn’t as sharp as other cheese snacks, but given that they’re void of gluten, trans fat, and spooky artificial ingredients, I’m more than happy to enjoy ’em. And it’s not hard—this little bag went fast!
The Verdict: I was very impressed with the Healthy Belly Box! When I eat gluten-free, I do so by choice. But I know that not all gluten-free snacks are created equal (meaning not all of them are legitimately gluten-free, and not all of them are that tasty). I appreciated that this box introduced unique yet reputable brands with products that rivaled the flavor of non-gluten-free snacks. Of course, the fun of discovering new snacks does come with a price—the value of the snacks only hits about $19.00, which is way under the $34.99 cost of the box. But maybe if you don’t live near lots of gluten-free food purveyors, the convenience of just receiving snacks via this box would make that price worthwhile!
What items in the September Healthy Belly Box would you want to try?