Monthly Box of Food & Snacks Review – August 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 August 2018 Review
This box didn’t come with an info sheet. For perspective, this box arrived on August 24.
Kettle Corn Oreos, 10.7 oz – Retail Value $2.99 (currently out of stock)
This box started out swell with one of my favorite cookies! The kettle corn flavor is a limited edition that I hadn’t tried before, but I love kettle corn so I was excited to try these. Overall, they didn’t remind me of kettle corn so much as a maple donut (which is my favorite kind of donut). These dunked in some milk are delicious and very unhealthy. #worthit
*The best if used by date is September 12, 2018.
Lays Stax Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins, 5.5 oz – Retail Value $1.18
I love potato skins- they are one of my favorite appetizers ever, and there are only like two restaurants in all of Baton Rouge that serve them. I also generally enjoy Lays. The combination together is yummy, but I don’t know if I would actually say it tastes like a potato skin. Still tastes good, though! I was a little bummed that a lot of my chips arrived crumbled.
*The best if used by date is May 7, 2019.
I really don’t like the taste of coffee, and I am hyper-sensitive to caffeine to the point that it can make me sick. On those days that I am absolutely desperate for caffeine to get me through the day, though, this is the kind of coffee I like! I like that I can mix it with milk to minimize the coffee flavor I don’t like, and I can use only a little bit at a time while keeping the remainder of the bottle in my fridge.
*The best if used by date is September 25, 2018.
Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola, 12.7 oz —Retail Value $4.70 (currently out of stock)
I think we are all familiar with how crumbly Nature Valley granola bars can be, so this granola makes total sense! This tasted exactly like a peanut butter granola bar and would go well with some morning yogurt and apples.
*The best if used by date is August 31, 2018.
Gardetto’s Original Recipe Snack Mix, 8.6 oz – Retail Value $1.89 (currently out of stock)
I have had this exact snack mix before—it is a staple whenever I go back to visit my family in the Mid-West! As usual, my least favorite one is the dark brown bread and my favorite is the savory bread stick. Overall, this is a tasty and fun snack.
*The best if used by date is September 17, 2018.
Nabisco Fig Newtons 2 oz, x6 – Buy a box of 12 for $4.69
I hated fig newtons as a child, and I was not surprised to taste this and find that I still hate them as an adult. I also found the “cookie” part of this to be very crumbly. There is something about the soft texture with the fruit filling that never did it for me, but if you enjoyed these as a child you would probably still like them now.
*The best if used by date is August 26, 2018.
Larabar Dark Chocolate Almond Nut & Seed Bars, 1.24 oz, x 2 – Buy a box of 4 bars for $5.29
These Larabars made for a great mid-morning snack, but they would also be really tasty crumbled over some yogurt if that’s your breakfast jam. I liked the bit of dark chocolate that played with the almonds and other crunchy seeds.
*The best if used by date is August 25, 2018.
Food Should Taste Good Black Bean Multigrain Chips, 5.5 oz – Retail Value $3.28 (found on sale here for $2.48)
I don’t know where these went wrong but they went wrong badly. They have a strong raw seed flavor that was not pleasant. This is one of the two products I received past their best/by date.
*The best if used by date is August 19, 2018.
Annie’s Organic Honey Grahams, 14.4 oz – Retail Value $4.69
These tasted just like your regular graham crackers with that sweet hint of honey, and they would pair perfectly with a toasted marshmallow and melted chocolate for a tasty smore—or on their own as a snack!
*The best if used by date is September 5, 2018.
Triscuit in Balsamic Vinegar and Basil, 8.5 oz – Retail Value $2.56
These crackers have the typical Triscuit crunch, but the flavor was a bit strange. It felt like the basil and balsamic vinegar was competing, so as I chewed I would go from tasting one to the other rather than the flavor being harmonious. It was interesting, but the flavor as a whole wasn’t bad.
*The best if used by date is August 28, 2018.
Good Thins The Oat One in Sweet Oat and Flax, 6.5 oz – Estimated Value $3.99
These oat crackers had a very mild flavor, and overall I found the texture to be a bit powdery. Overall, these weren’t that good. These were the second item in the box I received that was past the best/by date.
*The best if used by date is August 2, 2018.
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 11 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 August will have the same items. That being said, you can still sign up!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99 and I received 11 different kinds of snacks with all of them containing multiple servings or portions. That works out to $2.73 per type of snack!
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