Bulu Box Subscription Review + Coupon – April 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
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 be tinkering with their information cards lately. This month, the Bulu Box app is highlighted.
DeLaCruz Arnica Salve for Cracked Skin (0.12 oz) – Value $0.36 (buy a 2 oz. container for $5.99)
I don’t really get cracked skin in the summer time but arnica is also useful for bruises and burns. I recently dropped something on my foot and I have a bruise right where my sandal strap hits so I started using this last night to see if it helps. I’m crossing my fingers!
Simple MD Caffe Latte Bar (1.24 oz) – Value $1.58 (buy a case of 12 bars for $18.97)
These bars have 10 grams of protein each but also contain extra virgin olive oil and red wine, which of course are both apart of the popular Mediterranean diet. These appeared to have a similar texture to BSN Syntha-6 protein crisp bars but these contain fish gelatin so I wasn’t able to sample this product.
Energems Chocolate Energy in Berry Flavored Dark Chocolate (21 count) – Value $6.66 (buy a variety 3 pack for $19.99)
Three of these guys have the same amount of caffeine as about 1.5 cups of coffee. If you don’t like coffee but need a quick boost, these would not be bad. They also contain some B vitamins, which can provide an additional source of energy, especially when consumed with carbohydrates (one serving has 7 grams of sugar). Unfortunately, these contain confectioner’s glaze, which is an ingredient I’m avoiding, so I will pass them along to someone else.
Preplay Hydration Supplement in Raspberry Lemonade (1 packet, 18.5 g) – Value $2.29 (buy a 30-serving tub for $39.99)
This is an electrolyte formula that is also supposed to provide a time-released energy boost. It has a lot more caffeine than I’m comfortable consuming before a workout (I do mostly cardio and this has 200 mg or a little more than two cups of coffee worth of caffeine, plus I work out in the evening and don’t want to be up all night). I mixed it up and tasted it, though, and if you are used to the flavor of sucralose (this is sugar-free), you will probably like it.
Colorado Hemp Honey Stick in “Ginger Snap” (0.17 oz) – Value $2.50 (buy a package of 10 sticks for $25)
These contain no THC, first of all, but they have cannabinoids, which are supposed to help with anxiety. It was fine with some black tea, but $2.50 seems a bit much for a single honey stick!
Quit Tea (1 bag) – Value $0.65 (buy a box of 20 tea bags for $12.99)
There is usually one “oddball” sort of item in Bulu Box and this month, I would assign that title to this product. I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. This tea is full of herbs that are supposed to help with some of the common smoking withdrawal symptoms. I don’t know the effects of all of them, although it does contain ginger, which helps settle the stomach, and valerian, which may help you fall asleep.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $14 for the April Bulu Box. That is not bad for a box I paid $5 for (through a previous promotion. Use code MYSUB599 to get your subscription for $5.99 a month)). I couldn’t use a lot of the products this month (the protein bar and Energems contain ingredients I am avoiding, and I don’t have much use for a product like Quit Tea), but some months are just like that – other months, I’ll get a full sized bottle of a vegetarian probiotic supplement or something that makes up for a less-than-perfect month. Also, don’t forget to review your items for points in the Bulu Box shop! They have PB2 and Quest Bars, both of which I buy fairly frequently.
For the record, I’d recommend (1) using our MYSUB599 coupon to sign up for this box and (2) not subscribing to both the regular and weight loss versions, as there is often a fair amount of product overlap.
What did you think of the April Bulu Box?