Raise the Bar is a subscription box offering snack bars and protein bars, teas, and samples of other fitness-related supplements (e.g., pre-workout powders, etc.).
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 Starter, $13.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Raise the Bar
The Cost: $13.99 for the “Starter Box” with at least 5 protein and/or snack bars, $32.99 for the “Intermediate Box” with 10 bars and 10 teas, or $59.99 for the “Advanced Box” with 20 bars and 20 teas.
The Products: Protein and snack bars, immune boosting teas, and occasional other fitness supplement samples, all designed with your personal health goals in mind.
Ships to: US (free)
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FYI: This box was delivered later in the month than typical.
This box did not include an information card, probably because boxes can differ based on how you fill out your profile. (You can choose weight loss, health maintenance, or muscle building-type goals, can choose a kosher or vegetarian box, and can list food allergies separately.)
BAR in Vanilla Almond (2.08 oz x 2) – Value $5
Please note, this company’s website is down and on Amazon, the product listing says “currently unavailable.” Because of the product name, it is hard to search online. Even my old friend Google image search isn’t helping. So, I have used the value from a previous review where I also received this product. These are not bad, flavor-wise, and they’re not sticky or melty. I do wish they came in more flavors, but I suspect the company has gone out of business so I don’t think that will be happening.
Justine’s Protein Cookie in Choc Fudge (2.3 oz) – Value $3.99
I didn’t take this one out of the package for you because it was not in very good shape upon arrival (you can sort of see some cracks in it if you look through the clear plastic). It is very low in sugar (sweetened with erythritol) and high in fiber and protein. These taste pretty good but are kind of dry in texture. I’d recommend having a drink of some sort with this one.
Aloha Protein Bar in Mocha (1.9 oz) – Value $2.50 (buy a box of 12 for $30)
I am familiar with this bar from the August Vegan Cuts Snack Box. This does taste more like chocolate than like coffee (thankfully, as I am not a fan of coffee). This bar actually stayed together in one piece and was not sticky or melted (even though this sat in the mailbox for a long time).
Aloha Protein Bar in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (1.9 oz) – Value $2.50 (buy a box of 12 for $30)
These are vegan but they are actually pretty good (some vegan protein bars taste beany, but these have a combination of pea protein and pumpkin seed protein). There aren’t too many chocolate chips but there are a few. I am mostly liking this for the peanut butter. As you can see, this one also came a little bit broken.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $13.99 for the August Raise the Bar. I am underwhelmed, to put it mildly. I changed my fitness goal from “health maintenance” to “gain muscle” and didn’t really notice a difference in box contents, as there were several repeat items again this month, plus multiples of an item that seems to be discontinued, plus none of the promised teas or other samples, plus several broken items due to an inappropriate shipping envelope, and all that on top of a value that’s even with the month-to-month cost of the subscription. The items were fine, but there really needed to be at least one more bar and a few samples to make this subscription worth it.
What did you think of the August Raise the Bar?