FitSnack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017
FitSnack Box is a subscription box containing snacks that each have at least two of the following characteristics: GMO-free, high-protein, low-sugar, gluten-free, organic, raw, vegan, and/or all natural. (That is, any given item might be low in sugar and vegan, or organic and gluten-free but not vegan, etc.)
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: FitSnack Box
The Cost: $19.90 per month + shipping, or less with longer commitments
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use this link to get a $10 bonus snack pack + $5 off any 3, 6, or 12-month subscription!
The Products: $32+ worth of full and sample size snacks, protein powders, pantry items, and other healthy consumables selected by a nutritionist. (Fit Snack Box used to promise a $40+ value but they were including the value of the workout – see below – and they have stopped doing so. Subscribers received an email about this change.)
Ships to: Worldwide. $6 U.S. shipping. Shipping varied internationally.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
On one side of the information card was details about some of this month’s items, and the other side included a workout.
There are also usually some coupons and/or product literature.
Flavor Adventures Buffalo Peanuts (2 oz) – Buy 12 Bags for $10.95
I always share the snacks from food boxes with my husband. We are both fans of spicy snacks and peanuts, so we both enjoyed these. They didn’t leave much residue on my hand, which was nice. You may want to have a drink handy if you are going to eat these, though. This brand was completely new to me. (These appear to be commonly available through websites that do fundraising for schools, Girl Scouts, etc.)
Kala Beautiful Beans Sea Salt and Vinegar Crunch (5 oz) – Value $11.32
We received this same item last month. That’s OK, though, because I actually like these. I am not normally a huge fan of the salt and vinegar flavor combination, but it is mild enough that it works for me here. The texture is great – not too hard – for roasted bean-type snacks. I’m not sure I would pay over $11 for these, but that is what the manufacturer is offering them for through Amazon.
RXBar in Chocolate Sea Salt (1.83 oz) – Buy a Box of 12 for $25.99
I have had these before but for some reason, I felt the texture was off here (like too sticky or rubbery or something). Egg white is a little odd as a protein source, so maybe that is what made the difference. In terms of flavor, though, this was the best of the bars from the box.
Authentic Italian Pasta Chips in Garlic Olive Oil (1 oz) – Buy 45 Bags for $36.49
If you get any food subscriptions at all, you’ve probably seen these before. They are basically crackers made with semolina flour (semolina is the wheat variety used to make most pasta). Thankfully, the garlic level in these was not bad-breath-inducing.
Amsety Bar in Dark Chocolate (1.69 oz) – Buy 4 Bars for $12.99
We received a few of these from FitSnack Box a couple of months ago. In my mind, the previous ones were rather bland, but I actually liked the flavor here. These have virtually no sodium (apparently that is good for the liver; these are marketed as supporting liver health). What I like about the nutrition is that there aren’t a bunch of weird herbs; the folks at Amsety just want to support the liver with vitamins, which is something that’s actually been studied extensively.
Ally’s Bar in Sweet Potato with Apple, Carrot, and Ginger – Buy 12 Bars for $28
This is still mostly a date bar, despite the name. It tastes good, but the vegetables in the name are a bit misleading. The sweet potato is powder that also includes some rice flour. Still, I think this is one of the better attempts I’ve seen to put veggies in a typically non-veggie food product.
LEAP Instant Smoothie Bowl in Red Power (1.02 oz) – Buy a 12-Pack for $26.04
I’ve received this product in 3-4 different food subscription boxes by this point in time. I don’t do smoothie bowls, but I like to add a bit of red or green superfood powder to my morning smoothies, and this is a great source of superfoods. (I just clip the packet shut between uses.)
Purely Inspired Organic Protein in French Vanilla (1.27 oz) – Buy 1.5 lbs for $29.99
This also went into a morning smoothie. I really don’t like drinking straight protein shakes as I feel they are too clumpy. But incorporated into some almond milk with a few other ingredients (hemp or chia seeds, PB2, coconut oil, cacao powder, frozen fruit, matcha, etc.), this was nice. The vanilla is a neutral flavor that works with pretty much anything else I put in there. This is pea and brown rice protein and is sweetened with stevia extract.
Salad Power Veggies + Pineapple (11.1 fl oz) – Value $7
I have received the “Just Veggies” variety of this product from Vegan Cuts a few times. That stuff is just not for me. It smells like cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc.) as soon as you open it. This one did not smell like that, but I am now firmly convinced that tomato juice and pineapple juice should never, ever meet in the same product again.
Field Trip Cracked Pepper Free Range Turkey Stick (1 oz) – Value $2
Someone at my office must like these because I have received several in food subscription boxes and they always disappear from the free snack table quickly. (This is a good time to remind MSA readers that although most of the snacks in this box are typically vegetarian, or even vegan, some are not.)
Creation Nation Energy Bar Mix (10.4 oz) – Value $8.99
I used to try to make my own energy bars but it got tiring putting kasha and millet and dates and similar stuff in the food processor. This is way easier. It is no-bake and you can mix with water and/or nut or seed butter (or even regular butter) and/or liquid sweetener in several different proportions. We used plain peanut butter (the kind you get from the grinding machine at Whole Foods) and no sweetener. What I like about this product is that you can really customize the bars to have the number of calories you want. I am always looking for 100-calorie snacks but most energy bars are 200 calories. (This also has GF oats, shredded coconut, flaxseed meal, and chocolate chips.
Verdict: The September FitSnack Box had 11 items, which makes the average cost per item about $2.35. You’ll notice, however, that there are several high-ticket (for a food box, anyway) items in the box, including the energy bar mix and the Kala beans, plus the average price of the bars is somewhat above $2, so I do feel like you’re getting your money’s worth here. Although I had tried a few items in the box before, a lot of them were new to me, and the energy bar mix, in particular, was a nice find.
What did you think of FitSnack Box?