Bulu Box Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017
Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription. The original Bulu Box is focused more on fitness and general health supplements, and they also offer a Weight Loss box that focuses more on diet products.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Original Bulu, $10 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Bulu Box
The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Bulu Box has extended this exclusive deal just for My Subscription Addiction readers! Use coupon code MYSUB16 to get a 3-month Bulu Box subscription for $16! (Regularly $30 for a 3-month subscription)
COUPON: Use our coupon code MYSUB599 to get your subscription at $5.99 per month, for the lifetime of the subscription!
The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Bulu Box seems to have stopped providing information cards listing the items in the box. IInstead, you get a generic card. There was also some product literature for an item in the box.
Fizzilicious Calcium + Vitamins (sugar-free orange flavor, 12 tablets, 1.7 oz) – Value $3.46 (buy a 36-tablet pack for $10.39)
This is a vitamin supplement (no minerals except for calcium) marketed towards kids. It makes a fizzy drink when you drop a tablet in water. This did not have a strong “vitamin” smell or taste to me, which is great. It is also free of sugar, caffeine, artificial flavors, sweeteners, food dyes, etc. I don’t have kids and I kind of don’t like getting kids’ products but if your child doesn’t want to take other forms of vitamins, this might be worth looking into.
Dr. Drew Sinatra Wholebiotic Prebiotic/Probiotic/Postbiotic Supplement (30) – Value $29.99
This is the second month in a row I’ve gotten a full-sized probiotic supplement from Bulu Box. This is vegetarian but not vegan (I think the bacteria in the supplement are cultured in a dairy-containing medium). I have only taken a few of these – of course, it takes awhile to see if a probiotic is going to work, but I definitely appreciate getting enough to really try. “Prebiotic” refers to fiber and other substances that provide a healthy environment for gut bacteria, probiotics are the bacteria, of course, and “postbiotic” refers to compounds synthesized by gut bacteria.
Sprinjene Fluoride Toothpaste in Fresh Boost Gel with Black Seed Oil (5 oz) – Value $4.99
Ordinarily, I would be pretty excited about getting a full-sized toothpaste, especially one with fluoride (fluoride is a must for me). However, this contains sodium lauryl sulfate, which is fine for like 95% of the population but gives ME canker sores. I have passed this off to my husband, who likes to change toothpaste brands regularly. I can only find information from the manufacturer on the benefits of black seed oil in toothpaste; WebMD is a bit more skeptical. But black seed oil may be a good antioxidant, so I suppose that is something.
Vitafive CoQ10 Gummies (2) – Value $1
VitaFive Calcium and D3 Gummies (2) – Value $1
VitaFive has their own subscription; see my reviews here. You can’t purchase the packs individually but a 4 week supply of a vitamin is $14 and each of these packets contains 2 days’ worth. Vitafive gummies are thickened with pectin, not gelatin, and they are quite open about their ingredients, so they are a good choice to consider if you have dietary restrictions (vegan/vegetarian, kosher, halal, etc.). Do keep in mind the gummies have calories (unlike vitamin tablets). Anyway, the flavor is not bad and they’re not too sticky. The calcium ones look that way because calcium is a bulky, white mineral (which was probably tricky to include in a gummy).
Verdict: I calculated a value of $40.44 for the March Bulu Box. That is quite good whether you are paying a promotional price (like I am) or full price for this subscription. This month was pretty vegetarian-friendly, which I appreciate, but in general, Bulu Box does not cater to specific dietary preferences, so do keep that in mind. This month was pretty heavy on the vitamins and supplements and is maybe not the most representative month for Bulu Box; sometimes you will get food products and occasionally beauty items as well.
What did you think of the March Bulu Box?