UrthBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2016
UrthBox is a monthly subscription that introduces subscribers to delicious and healthy new snacks. Every box includes a selection of non-GMO, organic, and healthy snacks, beverages, and more.
Subscribers select from four different box sizes and the following versions: The Classic, The Gluten-Free, The Vegan, and The Diet.
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This review is of the Mini Vegan, $19.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: UrthBox
The Cost: $19.99/monthly for the mini box (6+ snacks); $29.99/monthly for the small box (12+ snacks); $39.99/monthly for the medium box (17+ snacks); $49.99/monthly for the large box (24+ snacks) (Less per month with longer subscription plans.)
COUPON: Use code PROMO10 to save $10 off your first box!
The Products: Safe, healthy, and natural snacks and beverages from trustworthy brands.
Ships to: Free shipping to the U.S., $6.95 to Canada, and $14.95 a box worldwide.
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Now, let’s look at those snacks!
Guinness Rich Chili Thick Cut Potato Chips, 1.5oz – Value $1.90
I was skeptical when I saw the Guinness name on these chips as Guinness beer is famously not vegan. I double checked the bag and saw the words “suitable for vegans” printed under the list of ingredients.
The chips have a beer-y smell but they don’t smell like a Guinness stout. I found the smell overall unappealing but the flavor was actually very good. I could taste the barley malt, garlic, and tomato. The flavors were complex and I enjoyed as each showed up. The chips are thick cut and had a nice crunch.
Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps, 0.75 oz – Value $0.52
These are an old favorite of mine. You’ll notice from the picture that these have a “Best Before” date of January 25, 2017. Coming from a December box, I’d expect a longer shelf life. Fortunately, these are so tasty and easy to snack on, there will be no issue getting through this 90 calorie pack before their date.
Snapea Crisps are a great potato chip alternative that satisfies that crunchy, savory craving but with less fat and sodium but with more fiber. They have a great crunch with a flakey texture and just a hint of salt.
Kiddylicious Banana Fruit Crispies – Value $1.08
I wasn’t sure what to expect from a fruit snack with crispy bits but I was very pleasantly surprised. These are great! They get their sweetness and flavor from apple juice and pear juice concentrate plus banana puree. The crispiness comes from puffed rice and banana flakes. Yum!
They are shaped like fish! These were the first snacks in this month’s box to be gobbled up.
Grateful Grahams 2 pack – Value $2.00
These were not crispy like traditional graham crackers but were soft and chewy like a cookie. The flavor was perfect with just the right sweetness level. I liked the light dusting of cinnamon on the top with large sugar crystals. There were only 2 in the pack but I could have eaten several more.
Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy – Value $1.25
It’s a tricky thing to send vegans a snack with no ingredients – we are not a trusting lot when it comes to what’s in our food. I checked the website for ingredients (they’re in the FAQ if you’re curious) and they do appear to be vegan. This taffy certainly doesn’t have the most healthful ingredients, but it is just candy, after all.
My first try was the orange piece with a darker orange stripe, the taffy was not too hard and stretched as it was pulled apart. It tasted like peaches and was so good! Because the pieces do not come with flavor names on them, it was fun to taste and guess what they were – I thought the pink with the green stripe would be watermelon but had more of a cherry flavor, which I really liked. The all blue piece tasted like cotton candy which is a favorite of mine, but checking the actual flavor list, it’s probably bubblegum. The white taffy with a brown stripe was rootbeer flavored and the green piece with a red stripe tasted like strawberries.
That’s It Apple Pineapple Bar FULL SIZE – Value $1.36
I’ve had a few flavors of the That’s It brand bars before whenever I’m craving something sweet but I want to make a better food decision. I love that this is made with 1 apple and 1/4 pineapple and nothing else. It’s delightfully sweet with a chewy texture. The pineapple bits are definitely noticeable amid the smooth apple puree.
Stash Red Velvet Herbal Tea – Value $0.13
As soon as I poured hot water over the tea bag, I could smell cake. The tea has a nice reddish color, as I expected from the name and outer packaging. The taste was similar to the smell, it had the flavor of red velvet cake without the sweetness. Because this is a caffeine free tea, this would be great as an after dinner dessert tea – a much healthier option than a slice of cake! It doesn’t pack the sweetness of cake (I drink my tea plain) but adding vanilla almond milk and a pinch of sugar would take this up a notch on the satisfying dessert scale.
Verdict: My calculated value for this box is $8.24 but that value is based on per unit costs from Amazon bulk buys. If you found these items individually in store, you would pay more. Still, I think the box would still land just at the $12.99 price paid for the box. I enjoyed nearly everything in this month’s box but did miss that one higher value item (in October, it was a $9.00 chocolate bar). This box had more sweet items than savory/salty which was perfect for me and my sweet tooth. Overall, I am impressed with Urthbox. The saltwater taffy and Grateful Grahams were new to me and so delicious and I love having small portion snacks to keep me company at work.
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