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.)
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Now, onto the snacks!
Yumami Popped Nori Chips, 1oz - Total Value $1.72
These Popped Nori Chips taste a lot like a regular, plain rice cake. I thought I might notice the crunch of the seeds but they have the same texture as the overall chip, which isn't a bad thing at all. These are a much healthier choice than chowing down on a bag of chips but I do wish they were a bit saltier. When I think nori, I think salt, and I love salt. Still, I would definitely choose these over regular rice cakes because these include whole grains and seeds like chia, flax, and quinoa.
Nice snack-size rice cakes!
Gorilly Goods Savory Pumpkin Seeds & Kale, 1.8 oz - Value $2.49
Yum! This seed and kale mix had a great flavor, not too strong. Nice and salty with a strong tamari note. As far as the pumpkin seed to kale ration goes, there were more seeds and less kale, which I liked. Nutritional yeast (one of my favorite vegan food add-ons) gives this snack a creamier, cheesier taste. Cayenne is listed in the ingredients but I didn’t notice a spiciness, just a little bit of a smoky flavor. This seed mix packs about 8 grams of protein and was very satisfying. A little disappointed that the expiration date is fast approaching (4/22/17), but that seems about right with a raw, packaged food.
Note: I have linked to the Gorilly Goods Hillside Pumpkin Seeds & Kale which I believe is the new name for the Savory Pumpkin Seeds & Kale I received.
Here's a look at the seeds, kale, and seasonings.
Cocoa Crunch Snackers 0.7oz - Value $0.57
I love snacking on cereal so I was expecting to be pretty into this snack. The little cereal bits are very lightly sweetened with 4 grams of sugar per pack (not too bad) and have a subtle chocolate flavor. Unfortuantely, these were quite stale which they probably shouldn’t be because their expriation date is in May. My favorite vanilla coconut milk may have helped these out but when I ate them plain, as intended, they were disappointing.
Here's a look at the shape of the cereal peices and the chocolate coating.
Unreal Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup - Value $1.17
Although this is a repeat from last month’s box, I wasn’t disappointed at all to see it. I love almond and peanut butter cups! Such a great salty sweet treat, nice and creamy and just an overall delight.
Mmmm almond butter and chocolate, the perfect pairing.
Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears 0.5 oz - Value $0.35
There were 6 fruity bears in this tiny pack. I have quite a sweet tooth so I really liked these. They weren’t too gummy (didn’t stick to my teeth) and had a crunch from the sugar crystals they’re coated with. I didn’t notice a huge difference of flavor between the colors, they were all light, sweet, and kind of citrusy. The bag says that the flavors are cherry, grapefruit, grape, lemon, orange, and strawberry. Judging by the colors I think i got orange, lemon, and grapefruit.
Here are all the little sugary bears.
Viter Energy Wintergreen Flavor 3 Piece Sample Pack - Value $0.75
I'm always up for a caffeine boost so I was excited to try these caffeine mints. The first thing that hit me was the flavor of sorbitol and artificial sweeteners, which I’m not a fan of. I can handle stevia but otherwise I’m not down. As it dissolved, the texture got rough. It has a minty flavor from “natural and artificial” sources. Not super pleasant. I spit it out. My mouth did feel fresher at first but then the aftertaste was just unpleasant. No thank you.
The sample pack included 3 round wintergreen flavored mints.
Life's Nuts Sprouted Buffalo Almonds & Ranch Cashews 1.4 oz - Value $3.99
I tried a cashew first and immediately hit with a strong dill flavor - it tasted creamy and overall like ranch dressing. The almonds have some spice from the habenero pepper but don’t have the buffalo flavor I was expecting. As someone who likes buffalo sauce more than ranch, I wish the flavor intensity were reversed. I do like that these were a new twist on a nut mix rather than being a potato or wheat-based chip.
Here's a look at the seasonings on the cashews and almonds.
As soon as i saw this bottle I thought.. this … can’t be vegan. There’s a certain slightly crunchy aesthetic I'm used to seeing on vegan snack packaging and this certainly did not have it. And I was right! This protein drink contains whey protein and even has the words “Allergen Information: Contains Milk” written on it for folks who like to skim the ingredients list. This is a disappointment from a box that is supposed to be safe for vegans. I looked around to find this product for sale on the internet and it looks like it may be discontinued. I estimated the value at $2.00.
Here's the ingredient list.
Urthbox included a coupon for 25% off one order from OrganicLivingSuperfoods.com.
There was also a coupon for a free 30 day trial of the Aaptiv fitness training app.
Verdict: I calculated the value for this box at around $13.00. This lands well below the $19.99 cost for the box (and only a bit above with the $10 savings with coupon.) I hope Urthbox works to up the value in this box and includes fewer small samples. This month's box had a good mix of salty and sweet items which is exactly what I'm looking for. Although I received some snacks I really liked (the pumpkin seed and kale mix and unreal almond butter cup), I was not happy with the inclusion of 1 stale item and one nonvegan item.
Do you subscribe to UrthBox? What did you receive this month?