Monthly Box of Food & Snacks Review – July 2018
Monthly Box of Food and Snacks is a new monthly snack box from thatdailydeal.com:
Get an assortment of delicious, brand name snacks and food delivered to straight to your doorstep every month for one low price! Almost everything you receive will be full sized items with well know brand names. Includes a variety of snacks from granola bars, chips, cereals, etc. A lot will even be organic! Please note, this box is an insanely good deal, so some best by dates could be just passed or about to pass or they could even have a year left on them. If you are a frugal shopper you understand that best by dates are arbitrary and the packaged foods we will be sending are perfectly fine after the best by dates. Items that could potentially melt will only be included in the cooler months. You may receive multiples of some items, but we will always send a good variety each month.
Some things to consider: Have a big family to feed? Feel free to order multiples, but keep in mind that it might result in doubling up on the exact same products or you could get completely different products. It will vary from month to month. Received something you aren’t interested in? Give back to your community by donating the unwanted items. Have someone you want to send a care package to like a student in college or a grandparent? Let us do the work for you by shipping this box directly to them!
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About This Box
The Subscription Box: Monthly Box of Food and Snacks
The Cost: $29.99 + free shipping
The Products: Brand name snacks and food- think granola bars, cereal, crackers, and chips
Ships to: US
Monthly Box of Food and Snacks July 2018 Review
Rather than a traditional info sheet describing the products, we got a letter telling us how smart we were for signing up.
Fiber One Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites, 5- 1.17 oz pouches – Retail Value $3.29. The best if used by date is August 11, 2018.
This is a full box amount of brownie bites, only without the box. These were really decadent—they were like fudge brownie bites, and the added fiber didn’t affect the taste at all. I like the small individual packets, as it makes it so easy to throw in my purse to face the day with snacks.
Fiber One Chocolate Caramel Brownie Bites, 5- 1.17 oz pouches – Retail Value $3.29. The best if used by date is September 21, 2018.
These are just like the fudge brownie bites, only with a caramel drizzle. I love caramel, so these really were like a caramel brownie. I will have no problem eating these before the best by date!
Lara Bar Banana Chocolate Chip, 6- 1.6 oz bars – Buy a box of five bars for $5.29. The best if used by date is September 1, 2018.
We got more than a full box worth of these bad boys, which I think is fab. These literally only have four ingredients: dates, almonds, unsweetened bananas, and semi-sweet chocolate chips! The flavor reminded me of a chocolate chip banana bread, and I wasn’t mad about it.
Vea Tuscan Herbs with Roasted Garlic World Crisps, 5 oz pouch – Retail Value $3.68. The best if used by date is July 29, 2018.
I am a garlic fan, so I was happy that garlic was a prominent flavor here. These crackers provided a satisfyingly herbaceous crunch, and these would be a good pairing with a good white cheddar and piece of salami.
Fiber One Protein Chewy Bar in Peanut Butter, 5 ct box – Retail Value $3.48. The best if used by date is August 19, 2018.
Yay more fiber one—healthy digestion is important, Y’all, and it seems that that daily deal cares about our health. I am not a fan of peanut butter flavored snack bars like these, so I passed these on to a friend. She said that while the chocolate and peanut butter didn’t taste like a candy bar, it was a satisfying mid-morning snack.
7 Days Mini Croissant with Cocoa Filling, 6.53 oz Retail Value $2.28. The best if used by date is June 11, 2018.
This is our first expired product of the box! While I know the best by dates doesn’t mean that a product is expired, I still wasn’t down with these. I opened up the bag and was greeted with a chemically baked good smell that may be normal for these chocolate filled mini croissants (I have never had them before), but I still didn’t feel like tempting fate.
I was excited about the honey and almond in the title of this cereal, so when I tried it for the first time I poured myself a big bowl. Unfortunately, the honey flavor was light so this really tasted like a bowl of ~healthy~ cereal, which wasn’t what I was going for. If you’re a real adult and prefer to eat cereal that isn’t sugar laden and completely unhealthy (hello, frosted flakes lucky charms mashup!), you will probably be happy with this. This flavor is a Whole Foods exclusive, so you can’t find this exact option online.
Now, this cereal is much more my style—it tasted really similar to Cinnamon Toast Crunch! This tasted really yummy almond milk, and I would consider purchasing it in the future the next time I go to Target!
Annies Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, 9.75 oz box – Buy a 6.5 oz box for $2.50. The best if used by date is August 3, 2018.
These are the perfect cookie to pair with a glass of milk. They are a bit dry on their own, but that is nothing a few seconds in milk can’t fix. These really are bite-size, though! If you’re not careful you can eat half the box in one sitting.
Vea Mini Crunch Bars in Thai Coconut, 4- 1.7 oz bags – Buy a 5 oz bag for $3.99. The best if used by date is September 17, 2018.
I normally dig coconut flavors, but I wasn’t really feeling the way the sweet potato went with the Thai flavors. I think I would be more excited about sweet potatoes, coconut, and ginger inside of a hot curry rather than as a crunchy snack. Personal preferences may make your opinion differ, however!
Nabisco Good Thins The Beet One in Balsamic Vinegar & Sea Salt, 3.75 oz – Retail Value $2.56. The best if used by date is August 24, 2018.
I really wanted to like these- I like salt and vinegar chips, I like balsamic vinegar, and I actually like beet chips. But the three of them combined was an unpalatable snack for me—I couldn’t even finish half a cracker! The natural sweetness of the beet and the acidic tang of the balsamic vinegar is just was not a good pairing for my taste buds. Again, mileage may vary.
Triscuit Thin Crisps in Wasabi and Soy Sauce, 7.10 oz – Retail Value $2.41. The best if used by date is June 14, 2018.
Here is the second item of the month that was past its use by date. Honestly, I was surprised there weren’t more. I feel more comfortable eating dry crackers than I do moist croissants, so these were still a go for me. The flavor was a bit salty for my taste thanks to the soy sauce, but I thought the wasabi provided a nice bite of flavor.
The Verdict: I couldn’t find an exact value for all items, but I do feel like I definitely got my $30 worth of snacks. Some of the snacks were new brands to me, and some of the snacks I see on the shelves every time I go to the grocery store! I think this box is especially useful for families where having a large variety of snacks will appease everyone’s hunger. I got 12 types of snacks, with each snack having multiple portions—considering only 2 of the snacks were past the sell-by date, I do think this is a pretty good deal.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? No two boxes will be exactly alike—there is no guarantee that two boxes shipped in July will have the same items. That being said, you can still sign up!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99 and I received 12 different kinds of snacks with all of them containing multiple servings or portions. That works out to $2.50 per type of snack!
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