FitSnack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2018
FitSnack Box is a subscription box containing snacks that each has 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.
Ships to: Worldwide. $6 U.S. shipping. Shipping varied internationally.
FitSnack Box February 2018 Review
This box usually contains some ready-to-eat snacks and a few pantry items:
On one side of the information card were details about this month’s items and the other side included a workout.
Sportea , 3 bags – Buy 20 Bags for $10.98
I am familiar with this product from Bulu Box, which was sending it out a year or two ago. This is 98% decaffeinated but does have black and green tea in it, as well as Siberian ginseng (not the same as Asian ginseng, which may be slightly more familiar) and ginger. I don’t find a huge energy boost from anything decaf, including this, but it does have vitamin C and helped me in the past feel better when I thought I had a cold coming on, which is definitely worth something.
Freedom Bar in Apple Cinnamon, 1.7 oz. – Buy 12 bars for $21.99
This was a standard fruit and nut bar. It tastes mostly like a date bar which is the main ingredient. It is vegan and gluten-free and does not have any added sugars, which is nice. Plus, it is also soy free and kosher. Although this has tree nuts, it would be a good snack for *some* multi-allergy households. I did enjoy this, it’s just that I’ve had a lot of similar products from snack subscription boxes to get super excited.
Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bar with Cherries and Pistachios, 1.8 oz – Retail Value $2.65
This one is also vegan, gluten-free and kosher. It does have GF oats as well as tree nuts and tahini, which of course is made from sesame. I liked this but totally forgot it was supposed to have any cherries in it until I was writing this review. They really weren’t noticeable. This mostly tasted like a nut bar with some crispy pieces in it.
Protes in Salted Caramel, 1 oz – Buy 12 Bags for $20.99
So these are made primarily of pea protein which is vegan. I’m honestly not a big fan of pea protein, it just doesn’t have a pleasant flavor and texture combination, as proteins go. I’m strongly biased in favor of whey, but of course, that won’t work for vegans or people with dairy allergies. I don’t particularly care for pea protein in chip form (there are some bars and powders where it works). I have had several other flavors of Protes in the past and I think the pea protein works better with some of the savory flavors, to be honest. This wasn’t salty at all, but there was a generic sweet taste that might be the caramel from the name.
We received a cauliflower version of this product last month. I actually did like that one, but this was even better. Also, my kitchen smelled a lot better after I microwaved this than it did with the cauliflower one. I don’t eat low carb (quite the opposite, actually) and I object to paying over $2 for 7 ounces of sweet potato product when you can buy several pounds of whole sweet potatoes for the same price at Publix, but I enjoyed trying this and I do like getting pantry items in food subscriptions.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts, 8 oz – Retail Value $8.99
I’ve been seeing these in food subscriptions since at least 2014, but that’s fine by me. Especially since this is something I actually buy regularly in full size. I like to add a few seeds to smoothies to increase my intake of healthful fats and these are fairly neutral tasting in a blend. Plus, of all the types of seeds I’ve tried (chia, flax, pumpkin), these leave the least amount of crud stuck to my blender cup, making cleanup easier.
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter x 2, 1.15 oz – Retail Value $3.18
We go through a lot of nut butters in my house. We usually just buy peanut butter from the peanut-grinding machine at Whole Foods, but it’s nice to have some samples on hand for snacks. These small packets are good for portion control (if sometimes difficult to empty completely) and I still think this tastes great even without any added sugars.
Fizzique Sparkling Protein Water in Pomegranate Punch, 12 fl oz – Buy 12 Cans for $35.97
This was interesting. Probably not an experience I’d like to repeat, but interesting. It does fizz – a lot – but it has a thickness that kind of coats the mouth and the flavor is like WHOA STEVIA (it might be better cold; the can was pretty close to room temperature when I tried it). The protein source here is whey, which does blend a lot better into water than other types of protein, so it’s not gritty at all.
Verdict: The February Fit Snack Box had 8 items, which makes the average cost per item about $3.23 (figuring a $25.90 cost for the box + shipping). Several of the items have values higher than that, so this was a reasonable deal. I could have everything this month (I’m vegetarian). Even though I wasn’t necessarily a fan of some of the items, everything was either new to me as a brand or flavor – and you never know whether you’ll like something or not until you’ve given it a try – or was something I would’ve bought anyway (like the Hemp Hearts).
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 March box.
Coupon – Use this link to get a $10 bonus snack pack with any 3, 6, or 12-month subscription!
Value Breakdown: At $25.90 for this box, you are paying about $3.23 per item.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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