FitSnack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 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.)
About FitSnack Box
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 with 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.
FitSnack Box December 2017 Review
This box usually contains some ready-to-eat snacks and a few pantry items:
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.
Bio Coffee 12 Day Challenge Pack – Retail Value $26
As you may know, I am not a coffee drinker. My husband is, though, so he was my guinea pig for this item. This contains an instant coffee and has wheatgrass (supposed to add alkalinity; while this isn’t going to affect your body overall, it probably will make the coffee, itself, less acidic), non-dairy creamer, and prebiotic fiber. It is advertised on the Bio Coffee website that this will help with constipation. At any rate, my husband drank this but his opinion was that he’d prefer non-instant coffee without the wheatgrass. Still, if you are looking to hit a couple of different targets with any given food or beverage item, this is worth a look.
Elements Truffles Orange Pistachio Infused with Turmeric (2 oz) – Buy 3 bars for $20
This was great. Orange goes with chocolate really well; it was subtle here. You can’t taste the turmeric either, but you are still getting the anti-inflammatory benefits. Word of advice, though: don’t eat the whole bar in one sitting. (I may have done this…)
Saffron Road Lentil Crackers with Cracked Pepper (3 bags at 0.75 oz each) – Buy 6, 4.5 oz boxes for $28.62
I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything I’ve had from Saffron Road so I was not surprised to enjoy this. They are pretty plain, starchy crackers (though you can definitely taste the pepper) and they would pair well with a variety of different savory dips or spreads.
Munk Pack Protein Cookie in Double Dark Chocolate (2.96 oz) – Buy 6 for $16.79
We received one of these in a different flavor last month. I’ve had a lot of these, now, and they are pretty good. Naturally, they are hugely high in calories (basically as much as two protein bars, since each cookie is two servings), but they are so soft (without being crumbly) and kind of indulgent. I didn’t share this one but I probably should have…
Keto Watt Original Bar (1.65 oz) – Buy 12 bars for $29.99
We received this last month, as well. I can’t eat it because it contains hydrolyzed collagen (not vegetarian, but a good protein source if you are an omnivore). My husband was glad to take it off my hands. He says it reminds him of “natural” food bars but that it is very, very oily.
Vermont Peanut Butter Avalanche with White Chocolate (16 oz) – Retail Value $8.99
This is one of the pantry items I was telling you about earlier. We eat a lot of peanut butter in my house and the white chocolate here goes with the peanut butter really well. This has more sugar than I am used to in peanut butter (I tend to use the grinders at Whole Foods to make fresh peanut butter), so I may use the rest of it in some cookies.
This has some B vitamins for memory and attention, magnesium (which shows up in other calming supplements and kind of works for me), and GABA and L-theanine. There aren’t a lot of studies on L-theanine and WebMD indicates it may be safe, short-term, but that it’s not really proven effective, either. I can’t say this made much of a difference for me, but I also wasn’t particularly stressed out when I tried it. (For what it’s worth, it’s always good to research supplements before consuming them.)
Nutiva Buttery Flavor Coconut Oil (0.16 fl oz x 2) – Buy 14 oz for $8.99 (on sale for $6.99)
Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil (0.16 fl oz) – Buy 15 oz for $12.99
We receive packets of something from this brand nearly every month in this box. I like to add the plain ones to my smoothies (much easier than trying to scrape it from a jar at this time of year, when it is cold in the kitchen) and the buttery ones are good for cooking in most situations when you’d use butter. (I don’t think they’re really a lot like butter, but I do find the flavor pleasant.)
I’ve had this product before, I think from a different fitness subscription box. It is basically like a whey-based protein bar in pouch form. Unfortunately, this has the effect of making me think I’m eating vaguely fruit-flavored spray cheese, due to the texture and underlying flavor. If you don’t like the texture of protein bars, this may be worth trying, but I think I’ll stick with Quest and OhYeah One bars.
Verdict: The December FitSnack Box had 9 items (counting the Nutiva packets together as 1 item since they are sample-sized), which makes the average cost per item about $2.88 (figuring a $25.90 cost for the box + shipping). Many of the items have values higher than that, so this was a pretty good deal. This was an uneven month for me due to the inclusion of the non-vegetarian bar and the protein pouch and the coffee, although the chocolate bar, crackers, protein bar, and peanut butter were definitely to my taste. There’s no guarantee you’ll love everything in a food box, even if it meets your dietary restrictions, though, and I learned about a few new products this month!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Boxes ship out around the 20th of the month so it is you will receive the January box.
Coupon – Use this link to get a $10 bonus snack pack with any 3, 6, or 12-month subscription!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What did you think of FitSnack Box?