Keto Krate Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2018
Keto Krate is a monthly subscription box that delivers ketogenic food and snacks. (The Ketogenic diet is a low carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet.)
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Keto Krate
The Subscription Box: Keto Krate
The Cost: $34.99/month + $5 shipping
The Products: Each box contains 8+ ketogenic diet-friendly snacks
Ships to: US
Keto Krate July 2018 Review
Each box includes an info card. I think it has a really nice, easy-to-read design with real photos of each product. The info sheet also included a recipe for cheesecake using the birthday cake cookies from this month’s box as a crust. Yum!
Nui Birthday Cake Cookie, 56g – Listed Value $3.99 (buy a pack of 8 for $24.95)
I had a friend come over while I was going through this box and she immediately grabbed this cookie and tore into it. Considering it only has one gram of sugar, 3.6 grams of carbs, and it’s gluten-free I was expecting her to say it tasted like cardboard rather than a tasty cookie. Imagine my surprise when she said, “wow, this is awesome!” The flavor was described as being very coconut forward and you can definitely tell that it was made with almond flour, but it was gone within a few bites. Now I have serious regrets for sharing and not eating it for myself!
Dulce De Leche Krunchy Melts, 2 oz. – Retail Value $7.99
These, on the other hand, I did not share. These were the first thing I tried when I opened the box, and wow was I impressed—they taste so good! I have spent $25 on a single fancy unicorn-decorated French meringue swirl before, and these definitely are close in texture! I find that marvelous considering how delicate meringues can be to make. Plus, a serving size is ten meringues! That was more than enough to satisfy my sweet tooth, and I still can’t believe that one serving is only 30 calories with zero grams of net carbs! That same night I ordered two more of these containers off amazon for me and sent a cappuccino flavored box to my mom to try. These are big winners.
Three Jerks Filet Mignon Beef Jerky, 2 oz. – Retail Value $11.99
I like filet mignon and I like jerky, so I expected to like these. I didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t my favorite. The jerky is seasoned to taste like a hamburger with mustard, ketchup, and pickle flavoring and ultimately the combination wasn’t for me. I also thought it was interesting that such a lean cut of beef was used in this jerky when the ketogenic diet promotes high fat. This jerky definitely could have benefited from being from a more marbled cut that would have added more flavor while it cooked.
Fat Fit Go Knead & Squeeze Energy Blend, 1.15 oz. – Listed Value $3 (buy a pack of 10 for $26.99)
I’ll be honest—I did not want to put this in my mouth. I am not really someone who is so busy that they need to eat out of pouches, and the nutritional facts on this don’t really align with my dietary needs—24 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, and 246 (!!) calories. I gave it a try, and it immediately reminded me of peanut butter thanks to the almonds and macadamia nuts in it. What really made this not work for me is that it is “tropical margarita” flavored so there was lime essential oil in the ingredients as well, and lime flavored peanut butter isn’t my thing.
Ketowatt Peanut Butter Bar, 1.65 oz. – Listed Value $3 (buy a box of 12 for $29.99)
I am not a big protein bar person but I am always willing to try new ones in case I find a flavor I actually enjoy. Peanut Butter is one of my least favorite flavors of protein bars but this wasn’t awful—it had a decent texture and there was only a slight protein aftertaste. I will say that the claim “they taste like candy bars” made by Keto Krate is a boldfaced lie to my taste buds, but I have had worse.
Paleo Ranch Garlic Jalapeno Kippered Beef, 0.75 oz. – Retail Value $2.49
I became very excited when I saw the words “paleo ranch” because I love ranch! Unfortunately, this was referring to a different kind of ranch so I was a bit let down. I am not exactly sure what kippered beef is, and I am not a fan of meat sticks in general. I was happy with the all-natural ingredient list (literally every ingredient is something I already have in my pantry or spice cabinet), so I gave a tiny nibble a try. I was actually happy with the texture (it reminded me of regular jerky in non-stick form), but the jalapeno flavor definitely takes a back seat to the garlic. Overall, not bad!
I Love Snacking Air Cheese, 0.63 oz. – Listed Value $1.99
I really love cheese but I just cannot get behind dried cheese snacks. There is always a weird aftertaste that almost reminds me of burned cheese, and these were no exception. I do appreciate that cheese is the only ingredient, but I will stick with my melted cheese instead of these guys.
I love drinking regular cold water, and I don’t work out enough to need electrolyte drinks. That being said this is an awesome alternative to grabbing a bottle of Gatorade where the carbs in one bottle are outrageous—these have no sugar and no calories. I tried out the raspberry one and it tasted similar to adding in sugar-free crystal light, which isn’t a taste I enjoy.
Oh great, another squeeze pouch. I didn’t give this a try because it was described as a “ketogenic chocolate fudge” and I really do not enjoy chocolate fudge. I am the person who doesn’t like it if a scoop of ice cream is drizzled with chocolate sauce, so I knew I wouldn’t be able to give this product a fair chance. I have a friend who drinks a chocolate protein shake every day at work, and I am going to pass this along to her. I do appreciate the simple ingredient list, as this is made with only seven items!
Nick’s Sticks Original – Retail Value $3.25
I liked that these were carb free with a simple ingredient list, but I still can’t get over my aversion to beef in stick form. I passed these along to a friend who said she could really taste the quality of the beef used and that these had a good texture without being mushy like some other brands can be.
I haven’t tried this coconut oil yet, though I keep meaning to! I know it’s a way healthier oil to cook with than butter, plus this alleges to have a buttery flavor. If anyone cooks with coconut oil on the regular I would love some ideas on how to maximize this sample!
The Verdict: I don’t follow a ketogenic diet, but I am looking for ways to overall improve my eating habits while trying to be more low-carb. I am over the moon due to the discovery of the meringues, and I thought this was a fun box to try things I wouldn’t normally try. I imagine if you strictly follow a ketogenic diet then this box would be even more of a slam dunk for you, too! I also think there is additional value in a box like this because it can be hard to try just one item due to them being sold in bulk, and if you don’t like something you’re out a decent amount of money.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll receive the August box.
Coupon – Use code KETOADDICTION to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.99 + $5 shipping, which means that each of the 12 items in the box has an average cost of $3.33.
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What do you think about Keto Krate? Have you tried any of these products before?