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Keto Krate Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2018

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Keto Krate box

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.)

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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.)

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About Keto Krate

The Subscription Box: Keto Krate

The Cost: $34.99/month + $5 shipping

COUPON: Use code KETOADDICTION to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: Each box contains 8+ ketogenic diet-friendly snacks

Ships to: US

Keto Krate September 2018 Review

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This month, Keto Krate rolled out something new! Instead of including an info sheet detailing the products and a monthly recipe, the information has been digitalized! Subscribers can head to krate.club in their browser to get the full details on everything sent this month.

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A coupon for a bone broth company was also included.

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Blueberry Nush – Listed Value $3 (buy a box of 6 for $17.94)

I was excited to try this. I took this to school with me and planned on eating it for breakfast with a nice cup of tea. Unfortunately, this truly did not taste good. It had a nice blueberry smell, but when I actually bit into this it was weirdly flavorless? As I kept chewing, the texture actually turned a bit slimy in my mouth. I don’t know what happened here, but this was not for me. I thought the carb count on this was a bit off as well, as this had 3 grams of net carbs but only 12 grams of fat.

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Catalina Crunch Chocolate Cereal, 9 oz – Listed Value $9.99 (buy a box of 4 for $39)

I don’t know how to say it so I am just going to come out and say it: when I saw this cereal for the first time I was instantly reminded of Duchess’s cat food. This is made with no added sugar and pea protein, and it definitely does not taste sweet. The chocolate flavor isn’t very pronounced either—to me, this has the essence of chocolate rather than being a chocolate forward cereal. This is vegan, gluten, grain free, with a serving of 8 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat, and 5 grams of net carbs. Impressively, a serving also contains 7 grams of fiber.

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Milkadamia Unsweetened Vanilla Macadamia Nut Milk, 32 oz – Listed Value $4.49 (buy a box of 6 for $24.72)

When I first picked up this box I thought it was heavy, and that was thanks to this carton of macadamia nut milk! I enjoy trying out various milk substitutes in my drinks, so I was happy to see this. This has a very mild flavor that would go great with the cereal also included this month, but I used it in my overnight oats recipe and I was really happy with how my breakfast tasted the next morning. A serving of this milk has only 50 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 0 net carbs, so this is a great milk replacement for both keto-ers and people who need a low sugar liquid for their breakfast needs.

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Meals for Muscle Nacho Cheese Pro-Puffs, 1.06 oz – Retail Value $3.99

These cheese puffs are a great alternative for when the craving for chips strikes. A serving size is generous, as one serving is this entire pouch! This pouch also has 21 grams of protein and 6 grams of fat with only 3 grams of carbs. I found these to really have a bit of that smokiness you expect from nacho cheese, and these provided a great crunch.

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Gaea Gherkins, 2.8 oz – Listed Value $3.50 (buy a box of 8 for $28 – currently out of stock)

Oh boy. Gherkins and pickles are one of those snacks I just cannot handle. This resealable pouch of mini gherkins seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar have less than 1 gram of net carbs and no fat, and since there is no liquid inside of this pouch this is a really great option for travel. My mom, on the other hand, loves pickles, so I will be saving these for the next time I see her. I still remember one time when we were running errands I told her I was hungry and she pulled a cheese stick out of her purse. It had definitely been in her purse for more than a day, and I was horrified that it wasn’t kept refrigerated. To this day I don’t know if it was a forgotten snack she pulled out as a joke or if she was serious, but I think she will appreciate this baby bag of gherkins a lot more than I appreciated her purse string cheese.

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Just The Cheese Grilled Cheese, 0.8 oz – Listed Value $1.99 (buy a box of 12 for $23.88)

Normally I am not a fan of these crispy dried cheese snacks, but these actually really did taste a bit like a grilled cheese! These have 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, and less than 1 gram of carbs.

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Skout Mountain Ranch Pumpkin Seeds, 2.2 oz – Listed Value $3.99 (buy a box of 6 for $23.95)

I love pumpkin seeds! To be honest, I am surprised this is the first time I have received pumpkin seeds in a box. These had a great crunch and a nice ranch flavor, and one serving of these bad boys packs 14 grams of fat, 9 grams of protein, and 3 grams of net carbs.

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Vermont Smoke & Cure Jalapeno Lime Grass Fed Beef Stick, 1 oz – Retail Value $2.49

While I usually don’t like the texture of beef sticks like these, I enjoyed the zesty combination of jalapeno and lime. One serving has 7 grams of protein, 4.5 grams of fat, and 3 grams of carbs.

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Smartsweets Gummy Bears, 0.8 oz – Listed Value $1.69 (buy a box of 6 1.8 oz bags for 19.74)

What impresses me about these gummy bears is that this little 40-calorie bag contains 12 grams of dietary fiber! Thanks to all of that good fiber the net carb count on these is only 3 grams, with 1 gram of protein and no fat. These definitely don’t taste exactly like regular gummy bears, but I could see this satisfying a gummy craving without ruining your ketosis.

The Verdict: I do not follow a keto diet, so my opinions will be different than those that do. That being said, while I overall liked the curation of this month’s box I thought the flavors on some of the items fell a bit flat. It was nice to get some unique offerings like the macadamia milk and gummy bears, but going by listed values this months box has a value of $35.13, which is just over the cost of the box but under the cost of the box plus shipping. While Keto Krate doesn’t promise a specific value, this month did feel very low.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll receive the October box. 

Coupon – Use code KETOADDICTION to save $5 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.99 + $5 shipping, and going by listed values this box had a value of $35.13. That means you are paying approximately $4.44 for each of the 9 snacks included in this month’s box.

Check out all of our Keto Krate reviews and more healthy snack boxes in the Food Subscription Box List!

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What do you think about Keto Krate? Have you tried any of these products before?

Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

22 Comments

  1. For those complaining MSA is always looking for reviewers so you should apply to review this box if you follow the Keto diet.

  2. I appreciate your reviews Jessica and think they are informative – good job:) I don’t need to be “spoon fed” my keto information:)

  3. For me personally, I like the Nush bar. The first bite had an odd texture, but I didn’t mind it after the second bite. It was very sweet (to me) and definitely filled me up. I had it for my breakfast and didn’t need anything else ’til lunch. (I only eat breakfast and lunch).

  4. I love your reviews! I appreciate your honesty and positive outlook even when it is something gross(ewww those weird chocolate pellets.) Thanks for the funny mom story too! Have a great day!

  5. The pumpkin seeds have all been hiding out in the vegan/raw/fitness boxes I review. I get like one bag a month.

    • You should be reviewing the Keto boxes, Ragan, ;). You know what net carbs are, what a Ketogenic eating plan IS, and 1001 other things. 😉

      • agreed

      • While I’m sure Ragan appreciates your comment, you do realize this is a very rude comment to Jessica, right? She stated in her verdict that she is not on a Keto diet, and that basically her whole review was based on taste alone. The way you complimented Ragan, implied Jessica is stupid, in plain English. And the winky face just enforced that fact. In the future please be more considerate and thoughtful of what you post.

        • Re RLS:

          In all fairness, keto is a very specific way of eating. If someone is not following a keto lifestyle, food will most definitely taste different to them. For instance, tons of ketosis people RAVE about those Nush bars. To a person who never eats added sugar and is no longer used to regular cake textures, they are tasty. But, I can see why they might be gross to someone else. Hearing it from a keto person allows keto readers to understand the flavor in context to what we typically have access to, as opposed to say, any snack bar on the market.

          Also, theres a lot of information being left on the table. For instance, that cereal. Keto people may care less about the level of chocolate flavor, and more about the fact that they contain corn, potato starch, and other widely regarded problematic ingredients. I wouldn’t expect someone that doesn’t follow the diet to know the in’s and out’s, but someone that is familiar would have likely known to discuss that.

          Also, net carbs vs. total carbs are a big deal. As are macros in general.

          So, as a keto person, I’d also prefer to hear flavor / taste / texture / ingredient opinions from a person following the diet.

          • STANDING OVATION! VERY WELL SPOKEN, AMANDA!!
            -FROM SOME FELLOW KETO FOLKS!

          • I agree. It’s nothing whatsoever against Jessica — without this being her lifestyle, I’m sure she is giving us the best reviews she possibly can. That said, there is a lot to know about this lifestyle, and a person’s level of familiarity makes a big difference in how useful a review is. When you’re on keto, you accept that there will be a lot of compromises in terms of taste, and it’s all relative. If you’re comparing keto options to an unrestricted diet, your conclusions are going to be a lot different. For example, as alluded to previously, your sense of taste changes. When you eat very, very little sugar, you become a lot more sensitive to sweetness, and it doesn’t take nearly as much. It’s just genuinely hard for someone who doesn’t follow this way of eating to know how the products will come across to those of us who do follow it. So, I do think it makes more sense to have someone who knows the ins and outs of the lifestyle doing these kind of reviews.

            But regardless, I do want to say thank you very much, Jessica, for doing your best. I appreciate the effort you put in, and I’m sure others do too. : )

      • This, 100%

      • Yes, please that would be awesome! I keep trying to decide if this is a diet I can do and would love to see how the snacks would fit into it.

        • Yes please Ragan review this box.

      • I am not a good fit for this box. I am a vegetarian and eat a diet that is like 60-65% carbs, if not more. I think it is better reviewed by someone who actually can/will eat or at least try most of the items (like Jessica!).

      • Agreed. There has got to be a keto person willing to review this box for this blog. I have nothing against Jessica, as her reviews are usually fine, but it makes zero sense for a non keto person to be reviewing this box. Once you get accustomed to eating keto, your taste buds begin to change. That bar and cereal may taste bad for someone who is use to eating sugar and carbs, but may actually taste good to those on the diet. Plus it’s missing vital information that would be useful for keto folks to know like ingredients not being keto friendly, net vs total carbs, etc. Again, I have nothing against Jessica, but MSA should seriously consider getting a keto person on board to review this specific box.

        • I agree that a someone that follows the Keto diet should review this box. It’s like having someone that doesn’t wear make up trying to review a beauty box.

          • That’s a great analogy. It’s just plain hard to review a box for an area you don’t really follow. Like, if I tried to review a subscription woodworking box or something, it would be really difficult for me to make that review useful to people who do woodworking. I could maybe speak to whether a tool felt sturdy or cheapo, but that’s about it. I wouldn’t know if that tool is a good example of its type, or if it fills an important niche, or if it’s made out of the right kind of materials, etc. It’s not Jessica’s fault at all– it just isn’t her subject area.

  6. I believe the blueberry nush actually has way lower net carbs than what you stated. I already ate mine, so I can’t look at the packaging, but I believe it has sugar alcohols that you can subtract?

    • You’re right, my mistake! Updating now.

      • Thank you!

  7. I’m definitely guilty of eating purse string cheese

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