FitSnack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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 save 30% off your first month and 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 July 2018 Review
This box usually contains some ready-to-eat snacks and sometimes a few pantry items:
This box usually comes with an information card containing details about the items on one side and a workout on the other side. This month there were some coupons, too. (They were stapled to the products so they are kind of wrinkled.)
Also, you may notice the box seems open in the top photo. There was an incident involving one of those large plastic mail bins and some sticky yellow stuff and a bunch of ants on my front porch, and I had to go through everything in all the boxes in the bin and make sure there wasn’t a spilled item that had drawn the ants. I’m pleased to report that nothing in this box was negatively impacted. I just wasn’t able to repack it very well.
Buckwhat! Noshes in Crunchy Peanut (2 oz) – Buy 6 bags for $22.50
This is a totally new brand/item for me. These are vegan and have a really simple ingredients list (peanut butter, buckwheat, dates, and cinnamon). They actually held together pretty well, and I liked the flavor, but they were a bit hard/dry. I think slightly different proportions of ingredients (more dates, less buckwheat) might improve the texture.
LYNQ Empowdered Daily Fruit and Vegetable Powder (4.4 oz) – Retail Value $14.99
Please note, I think the price is in Canadian dollars instead of US dollars. The currency converter on this website wasn’t working, so I’d switch to something like Great Britain pounds and still see $14.99 for the price. Anyway, this has a lot of vitamins and it’s from whole food sources such as spinach, broccoli, carrots, beets, tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, apples, cranberries, cherries, oranges, blueberries, and strawberries, as well as inulin (for fiber, and a good prebiotic). This is unflavored and is intended to be added to smoothies or other drinks. As it happens, I like to include something along these lines in my morning smoothies and now here is a whole bag of product that I don’t have to buy. It didn’t affect the flavor, though I think it might make water or juice kind of gritty.
Freedom Bar in Apple Cinnamon (1.7 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $21.99 (Currently sold out)
This is currently out of stock but the link above will take you to a page where you can sign up to be notified when it is back in stock. This also has a really simple ingredients list: dates, apples, cinnamon, almonds, and pecans. It tastes pretty much like what you would expect from a fruit and nut bar and it wasn’t too sticky. This is vegan, kosher, and gluten-free, as well.
Huppybar in Apple Cinnamon Raisin (1.69 oz x 2) – Retail Value $4.58
This has a bit of a different texture and more sugar (including tapioca syrup and honey) than the previous bar but is different enough for me to not feel like it is repetitive. This includes a nut and seed blend, which I think you can really see in the image. It also has oats (gluten-free) and some superfoods like spirulina (which, thankfully, you can’t taste). This was another new brand/product for me and I had a positive enough experience with it that I wouldn’t mind seeing some of the other flavors in future months.
Mylk Labs Roasted Almond and Himalayan Pink Salt Oatmeal (1.88 oz) – Buy 6 cups for $23.99
This brand is really making the rounds lately; this same item appeared in All Around Vegan earlier this month (so it is vegan, plus the oats are gluten-free). I did enjoy it then, though I kind of wish it was just a little bit sweeter. I probably could just stir in some dried fruit and that would do it for me. It’s a nice product to try, but I am reluctant to spend $4 for a single cup of oatmeal.
Lesser Evil Grain-Free Paleo Puffs in Himalayan Pink Salt (1 oz) – Retail ValueUnavailable
This product hasn’t actually been released yet. I do like when boxes get ahold of new snacks. I’m not sure I’m a big fan of this particular item, though. These are mostly made of various starches and remind me a bit of eating lightly salted dissolvable packing peanuts (though they are grain free).
Wowbutter (1.12 oz x 4) – Buy 17.6 oz for $3.94
I’ve seen these little tubs of Wowbutter in several food subscriptions before. It is made from toasted soy and while it does have a texture almost identical to creamy peanut butter, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it tasted just like peanut butter (though it’s not bad). Still, if you have a peanut allergy or your kid goes to a peanut-free school, this may be worth a look.
Verdict: The July Fit Snack Box had 7 items, which makes the average cost per item about $3.70 (figuring a $25.90 cost for the box + shipping). You will notice from the list of prices above that quite a few of the items had values higher than that, so I feel like it averages out and you are generally getting a good deal. This box tends to have a few larger or full-sized snacks in addition to a few sample sizes (like the whole box of broth packs instead of just one), so you are getting more of each individual snack than you would with other subscriptions. The tradeoff is, you aren’t getting as many different things to try. At any rate, I have definitely learned about some new snacks from this subscription that I have later purchased in full-size, and I generally feel like some effort has gone into the curation and in looking for snacks that meet certain criteria instead of just taking anything that is offered.
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 you will receive the August box.
Coupon – Use this link to save 30% off your first month and 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 $3.70 per item.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What did you think of FitSnack Box?