BuffBoxx is a fitness subscription box for men or women. All products are premium and name brand, and a portion of each box sold goes to charity (you can choose one of the several charities at sign-up).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Women's BuffBoxx, $49.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: BuffBoxx
The Cost: Women’s or Men’s Pro BuffBoxx for $49.99/month or Women’s or Men’s BuffBoxx Lite for $29.99/month (Lite box does not include Reebok apparel; regular box does); add a Buffboxx shirt for an additional $19.99
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 15% off your first Pro box (MSA15) or save 15% off your first Lite box (MSA15LITE)!
CODE: MSA15 or MSA15LITE
The Products: workout apparel (in the regular box), snacks, gym accessories, and a workout
Ships to: U.S. (free)
BuffBoxx April 2018 Review
BuffBoxx has stopped providing information cards, possibly because there is some customization based on clothing size, dietary restrictions, etc.:
But they do usually give you some coupons and/or product literature.
Promotional Lip Balm
Every month you’ll get one promotional item with the BuffBoxx logo on it. I have to admit, I kind of look forward to seeing what we will get, as we have never received the same promotional item twice. (My husband is a little obsessed with a Buffboxx fidget spinner we got a few months ago…) Anyway, this month it is a more practical item.
Fizzique Sparkling Protein Water in Strawberry Watermelon (12 fl oz) – Buy 12 Cans for $35.97
I have had this before in another flavor. I will say, this has a pleasant scent. But the texture is just not for me. It is like really thick water and reminds me of fizzy saliva or something (sorry if the comparison is gross, I’m trying to think of other substances that are protein dissolved in water and I’m not coming up with anything good). I think I will stick to protein bars or mixed nuts or something if I feel that I need extra protein.
Pumice Stone – Estimated Value $4.50
This wasn’t branded at all and there wasn’t an information card (sometimes I get emails from BuffBoxx but more often than not, I don’t), so I had to guess the value based on similar items. I am assuming this is intended for use on calluses developed from lifting weights, but I usually wear gloves and don’t have that problem as a result. However, my heels are a mess, even after a foot peel, so I’m leaning towards using this on my feet. I do like to replace pumice stones every now and then as I don’t feel I am ever getting them as clean as I’d like after use.
Crampsaway Sport (0.25 fl oz x 2) – Retail Value $11.98
I haven’t been getting cramps from my workouts lately (cramps are kind of a rare occurrence for me anyway) so I can’t say how well this works. I am not sure I would want to fall in love with it at about $6 per single-use pouch, though! Anyway, you are supposed to swish this in your mouth for up to a minute and then swallow it, and it is supposed to eliminate cramps in as little as a minute. (Alternatively, you can use it to prevent cramps.) It just occurred to me that this might be interesting to try during that time of the month, but I had a hysterectomy last year so I don’t have that particular problem any longer.
Walball – Retail Value $19.95
This can be stuck to various flat surfaces (a vacuum is created to keep it in place when you press it down) and used to massage tight areas. I found this particularly useful for my calves but that may be because (1) my calves have been bothering me lately and (2) it was just easier for me to get into a position to use this on my calves. Perhaps with practice, I can get it to work for other areas as well. (Some examples of the product in use are shown on the site linked to in the product name.)
Protes in Spicy Chili Lime (1 oz) – Buy 6, 4 oz Bags for $22.50
These are better than the other flavor (see below); the savory flavors do a much better job of hiding the pea protein flavor. But be forewarned, these give you some strong breath, so have some tea or mints handy (or eat them in private…).
Protes in Toasted Coconut (1 oz) – Buy 6, 4 oz Bags for $22.50
The idea of protein chips is a good one (bars can get boring, and these have lower calories than a lot of bars), but I just don’t care for these. The pea protein base has a gritty texture and the sweet flavors just don’t cover up the beany taste.
Women’s UA Tech Shorts – Retail Value $29.99
You’ll get one piece of Under Armour apparel with this box, customized to your size and gender preferences. These are far too short for me to model online but since I work out in a basement room in my home, where no one can see in, I’m certainly happy to use them, especially as the weather gets hotter. These fit well and offer freedom of motion.
Freezinda Protein Powder Frozen Dessert Mix (1.90 oz) – Buy 10 packs for $29.90
This is basically some thickeners that you can use to turn protein powder into frozen dessert. It is recommended to use whey protein powder and that’s how I tried it, so I can’t say whether it would work with non-dairy products. Anyway, I assembled my ingredients:
You add ¾ cup of protein powder and 1 cup of water.
Then you add the wet and dry ingredients (in separate pouches inside the larger package).
Then you stir for one minute. If I had this to do again, I would use a blender or stick blender or something.
And here it is after a day in the freezer. Note: it looks better when scooped out than it does on the surface. I would say this was acceptable but not something I’m going to seek out (Halo Top is easier and has a better texture…). It was fun to try once, though.
Verdict: I didn’t calculate a value for BuffBoxx this month because there were a lot of samples and small items, including a few values I had to estimate. The box costs $49.99 and the main item, the shorts, was well over half the value, with everything else on top of that. Add in the Walball and you get to within a few cents of the price of the box, with everything else just as a bonus.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the May box. There is a lot of customization with Buffboxx, so in a given month, someone else’s box contents might not match mine.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.99. The shorts and Walball together are about $49.94, with everything else just being a bonus on top of that.
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