Goodbites Small Sampler Box Review – September 2017
Goodbites is a raw snack shop. You can buy their tasty treats individually, or have them regularly sent to you via one of their convenient subscription boxes!
What does “raw” mean? Here’s what the Goodbites site says:
Raw foods are not heated above 117 degrees, protecting the natural live enzymes that enable you to digest it more easily. This makes them more nutrient dense than cooked foods.
Goodbites offers three levels of snack subscription boxes: the Small Sampler (6-8 snacks for $27.00 + shipping), the Medium Snacker (11-13 snacks for $47.00 + shipping), or the Large Marge (18-20 snacks for $67.00 + shipping). Sign up for a longer-term plan to save on the cost of each box.
This is a review of the Goodbites Small Sampler Box, which costs $27.00 per month + shipping.
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The Subscription Box: Goodbites Small Sampler Box
The Cost: $27.00 per month plus shipping, or less with longer commitments.
The Products: 6-8 raw, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, nondairy, sweet and savory snacks. (Want more? Check out their larger subscription boxes.)
Ships to: US for a $5.00 flat rate
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Here’s the info card that came with the box of treats. I love the idea of a snack that’s delicious and full of satiating, nutritious ingredients.
Raw Chocolate Truffles, 3.5 oz – Value $9.99
Sure, these are a healthy snack. And sure, they might not be as indulgent as an actual chocolate truffle. But wow. I could not stop eating these delectable little balls! According to Goodbites, these are “made from rich cacao combined with creamy coconut oil and honey and then rolled in hemp seeds for an action-packed crunch.” I loved the smooth, dark-chocolate flavor of these balls as well as the texture provided by the hemp seeds. Because they’re raw and made with plant-based ingredients, there is definitely an earthy, somewhat fruity taste to each bite. But honestly, it didn’t distract from the chocolatey goodness.
I like that this box peppers a few salty treats in amidst all the sweetness. These crackers had a decent crunch to them and a really yummy flavor. Were they “cheesy”? Eh, not really. But they were deliciously savory (maybe just slightly herby, too), and kicked my salty snack cravings in a snap!
These bites had the same earthy chocolatey flavor of the truffles, but with a bit more texture, thanks to the coconut flakes. They’re not quite as decadent as the truffles (which I basically couldn’t stop dreaming of since trying them), but I liked the slightly milder sweetness and deep cocoa taste!
Consistency-wise, these coconutty macaroons were very similar to the Brownie Bites, but the flavor was more of a mild, maple-vanilla taste. Of course, as a chocolate lover, I think I liked the brownie version better. But these were another great no-guilt snack to satisfy my sweet tooth without overwhelming it with sugar. With this treat especially, I feel like you’ve gotta be a coconut fan (or at least someone who can tolerate it) since it ends up being a predominant flavor.
These little cookies were awesome! Though they contain coconut sugar and coconut oil, they don’t have actual bits of coconut in them, so the texture is a bit less flaky than the previous two treats. They’re still soft and doughy like the truffles and other treats, which I love. It’s like I’m eating bits of super healthy, guilt-free cookie dough. It’s tasty too how the chips add flavor as well as a bit of texture. It’s hard to beat the deliciousness of the jar of truffles, but these guys are a close second place for my favorite snacks in the box!
I’m pretty sure this two-pack of truffles is the same product as what’s in the jar. So basically, I was stoked. Haha! I think the purpose of having a two-pack as well as the jar is to show off the convenience of the two-truffle, single-serving package. They’re certainly handy for packing in lunches or grabbing from the office snack cabinet (Goodbites does offer an office snack box if you’re interested).
These cookies are the kind of raw cookie I’m most familiar with—the kind that’s relies on dates to give it a sticky, gently sweet, almost maple-like flavor. I liken it to a really mild oatmeal cookie, or else a slightly nuttier Larabar. Either way, it’s really tasty. Not quite decadent, but definitely tasty.
The second savory treat in the box is this pack of spicy, slightly sticky nuts. I love cashews, and I liked the sweet and spicy (as in, spiced, not heat) kick. It wasn’t too overwhelming, and not super salty, either—they didn’t leave me reaching for a glass of water immediately after, but they did satiate my craving.
The Verdict: I loved Goodbites so much! I’ve been exploring healthier, better-for-me foods in general lately, and the hardest part of that project is finding ways to indulge that aren’t too… well… indulgent, haha! I was honestly surprised by just how luscious and satisfying treats like the cacao chip cookies and those fantastic truffles were. I feel like a few of those would make just as good a dessert or afternoon treat as a few milk chocolates or a few real cookies. But these treats have a dose of good-for-me nutrition!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! You can find the box, as well as all the products featured in it here.
Value Breakdown: This box cost a total of $32.00 (price + $5.00 flat-rate shipping). There were 8 items inside, meaning the average price of each one would be $4.00.
Do any of these Goodbites treats look tasty to you?