Keto Krate Subscription Review + Coupon – September 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
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save $10 off your first box!
The Products: Each box contains 8+ ketogenic diet-friendly snacks
Ships to: US
Keto Krate September 2018 Review
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.
A coupon for a bone broth company was also included.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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