FitSnack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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: $27.90 per month + free US 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. Shipping varies internationally.
FitSnack Box September 2018 Review
This box usually contains some ready-to-eat snacks and sometimes a few pantry items. Although many items will be gluten-free, vegan, etc., you will also receive items with wheat, dairy, and meat-based ingredients on occasion, so it is best if you are an omnivore or live in a household with one:
This box usually comes with an information card containing details about the items on one side and a workout on the other side.
I also received this coupon for O Bar!
The Real Coconut Plantain Flour Hemp Raisin Cookies, 1.5 oz – Buy a pack of 4 for $12
These are made from plantain flour, as you will have noticed from the name. I think plantains and coconut are an excellent flavor combination. These have a little more in common with fruit/nut bars than with cookies in terms of texture (much softer and a bit chewy and not actually so crumbly) but they were pretty tasty (if rather high in sugar).
Rejuven8 Superfood Bites in Island Raspberry, 1.59 oz – Buy 6 Bags for $18.95
I was excited to see these until I read COLLAGEN on the package. Which meant I could not eat them as there are no vegetarian sources of collagen. My husband was a willing guinea pig. He said the raspberry flavor was very faint and this had the texture mostly of a date and nut bar, which is not all that surprising since almonds and dates are the first two ingredients, but with a little something extra that was somewhat oily in texture added to it (probably the collagen, which will increase the protein numbers here). If you are not vegetarian, collagen is a good protein for improving the condition of the hair and nails.
Peaceful Fruits Organic Fruit Strips in Apple + Acai Drizzle, 0.35 oz – Buy a 12 Pack for $16
This is a pretty standard fruit leather. I’m not sure the acai drizzle actually added much other than looking interesting. This was not too sticky and I wasn’t ever worried about my dental work. Something like this would be good to bring along when fresh fruit isn’t practical.
There was kind of a lot of kid food this month. This brand of cereal is wheat free and made with legume-based flours (navy beans, lentils, and chickpeas). It didn’t taste too beany. This is vegan and kosher, as well, and pretty low in calories at only 90 per serving. I am not much of a boxed cereal-eater in general so I probably wouldn’t go out and buy this, but it isn’t bad.
People’s Choice Beef Jerky in Carne Seca Limon con Chile, 2.5 oz – Retail Value $6
If you subscribe to FitSnack Box, you will get a lot of jerkies. (There was some last month, too.) Unfortunately, my husband was not a willing guinea pig for this one so I have put it on the “free snacks” table at work, where it did disappear pretty quickly. This is made in the USA from US-raised beef and is free of nitrates and nitrites, MSG, preservatives, soy, and wheat. It is also compatible with the ketogenic diet.
Foods Alive Globe Trekker Hit the Trail Mix, 1 oz – Retail Value $2.99
This is a raw brand. My husband and I were both fans. I don’t always like white mulberries, but they worked here. I think the key is combining them with other ingredients having different textures (cacao nibs, goji berries, and “jungle peanuts,” which are from an heirloom variety of the peanut plant from South America).
We received these in a different flavor last month, but I preferred this flavor. There really was something pizza-like about it. I also thought the texture of these were better (fresher?) than last month’s offering. Anyway, these are vegetarian (definitely not vegan, there are dairy ingredients) and one bag has 14 grams of protein while being very low in sugar (and average in sodium). These are also a good source of calcium.
Orgain Kids O Bar in Chocolate Chip, 1.27 oz x 2 – Buy 10 Bars for $12.99
This is the second kid food item for the month, but I don’t think you have to be a kid to like these. I was familiar with Orgain because of their protein shakes and I didn’t even realize they made bars. This is a whole grain bar that honestly tastes more like a cookie (and has the texture of one, too), but that is not at all a bad thing as far as I am concerned. There is a fair amount of fiber in here (7g) though these are not particularly high in sugar, fat, or protein. These only come in three flavors but I would totally be willing to try one of the other flavors in a future month.
Verdict: The September FitSnack Box had 9 items, which makes the average cost per item about $2.88 (figuring a $25.90 cost for the box + shipping, and counting the two Orgain bars separately). I am not sure what my favorite discovery was for the month: I was a fan especially of the plantain cookies, the Orgain bars, the trail mix, and the protein puffs. I discovered some new brands and some new products and flavors from known brands, so I’m happy about that even if there were some animal-protein-based products in the box.
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 most likely receive the October 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 $2.88 per item.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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