CLEAN.FIT Box Review + Coupon – January 2019
CLEAN.FIT Box is a monthly delivery of natural, healthy fitness snacks and supplements. The products will never contain artificial ingredients (preservatives, flavors, colors, or sweeteners). Choose from a gluten-free, original, or vegetarian box.
This is a review of the Vegetarian, $34.95 a month, box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About CLEAN.FIT Box
The Subscription Box: CLEAN.FIT Box
The Cost: $34.95/month + free shipping in the US (when placing this in my cart, I was charged $2.10 tax)
The Products: Sample and full-size snacks and supplements without any GMOs or artificial ingredients; boxes are available for vegetarians and for those who need to eat gluten-free
Ships to: US for free.
CLEAN.FIT Box January 2019 Review
The majority of the items in this box are snacks, but you will occasionally get a supplement or other small fitness item:
There was an information card with more information on the brands and products in the box. There were also coupons, promo offers, and a recipe for one of the box items.
Wod Bod Suds Fix U Balm (1 oz) – Retail Value $6
This is meant for dry and cracked skin and it has ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, etc. for serious moisturizing. It also has honey, which is mildly antibacterial, and tea tree oil, which is mildly antifungal. I wouldn’t use it instead of Neosporin or anything, but if you have calluses on your feet, you can put this on and put socks over it and worry a little less about getting athlete’s foot. I have actually been using it on my heels, though, because they usually look awful in the winter and I’ve been doing a lot of high-impact cardio so they are really being abused. It feels nice (it has peppermint so there is a little menthol there) but I think it will take a little longer to see whether it improves my skin for the long term.
Buckwhat! Noshes in Oatmeal Raisin (2 oz) – Buy 6 Packs for $22.50
I have had these before, in a different flavor. They’re vegan and gluten-free and although they have no added sugar, they do have dates and raisins so they are not a low-sugar snack. (They do have some fiber to balance out the natural sugars, though.) The base is buckwheat flour and they have a vaguely cookie-like texture, although they’re a bit dry for my liking. Still a good choice for multi-allergy households and/or schools with food restrictions.
Girl’s Original Real Protein from Cowgirl Cattle and Trading Company (8 oz) – Retail Value $9.99
This is a nut, seed, and dried fruit trail mix. I’m not the biggest fan of Brazil nuts but overall I do like the mix. They have done something really screwy with the calories, though. I count calories so I looked at the back before sampling this and I saw 441 calories per ounce. Which didn’t sound right at all, because mixed nuts are 170-190 calories per ounce, usually, and this had some dried fruit, which is going to be lower in calories than mixed nuts. Also, well, NOTHING is 441 calories per ounce, not even pure fat. But then if you add up the grams of fat, protein, and carbs on the nutrition label, you end up with about 3 ounces. So, I think the calories are just messed up (they seem to have it right with their other products in this line). I estimated about 150 calories here. This company seems to offer a lot of meat-centered products (beef bars, beef jerky, etc.) but this trail mix is, of course, vegetarian.
Original Granola Butter (10 oz) – Retail Value $12.95
This has a light cinnamon flavor and is billed as “spreadable granola.” I’m not sure I will ever really need a product like that, to be honest, as I don’t tend to consume regular granola that often. It is free of the top 8 allergens so it could substitute for peanut butter on a sandwich if your kid goes to a school where peanuts aren’t allowed (although it doesn’t have the same nutritional profile as peanut butter, and is a little thinner than peanut butter). I’ve just been adding a little to smoothies because I’m not so sure what else to do with it. It’s a lot lower in sugar than I expected for a product like this, and it does have some iron.
PBFit (8 oz) – Retail Value $7.98
I’ve had this before, as well as many competing products. This is pretty similar to PB2 if you have ever had that – I really can’t tell the difference between them. This month’s recipe makes use of this product. However, we have just put this in the pantry for future use because we regularly keep something like this around and we are almost out. I put this in smoothies and my husband puts it in his oatmeal, and every now and then we’ll do something like peanut butter and banana pancakes. (I am not a fan of mixing it with water and using it instead of regular peanut butter, but you can do that if you want.)
Sano Organic Plant-Based Protein in Chocolate (2 servings) – Buy 14 Servings for $34.99
This brand is new to me and it has a few superfoods in addition to the protein (which is from peas and hemp). This definitely has a different texture from my usual whey protein powder, with acacia and guar gums to thicken it up. This has cinnamon and vanilla added as well as some superfoods (goji berries, etc.). I have been using it in smoothies because that is how I use protein powders. It works well enough in a smoothie with the granola butter from up above (as well as some frozen fruit, almond milk, etc.), but I think I’d prefer it if this did not have the cinnamon and other flavors and was just a straight-up chocolate flavor.
Good Day Chocolate Sleep Supplement (8 count) – Buy 6 Packs for $17.99
These are chocolates that have melatonin in them so, unfortunately, I have to pass them along rather than trying them, because melatonin gives me vivid, unsettling dreams and I wake up completely unrested. I have found that all of the other Good Day chocolates I’ve tried taste pretty similar, though, and not medicinal, and I’ll assume these are the same.
Good Day Chocolate Turmeric Supplement (8 count) – Buy 6 Packs for $17.99
I was able to try these. They don’t taste like turmeric or look like they have turmeric in them, but they do for sure. When I went to brush my teeth after eating them (so I could put my Invisalign back in), it stained my toothbrush turmeric yellow. Anyway, turmeric is supposed to be anti-inflammatory and is unlikely to be harmful, at any rate, so if you are interested in supplementing with turmeric but don’t want to swallow a pill, this could be your answer.
Verdict: The January CLEAN.FIT Box had 8 items, which makes the average cost per item about $4.37. Some of the items were full size, like the trail mix and PBFit, and had values considerably higher than $4.37, so I think those help average out the cost of the lower-value items, and that you are probably getting your money’s worth. I have had PBFit before, and Buckwhat! Noshes in another flavor, but most of the items and brands this month were completely new to me, and that is something I like to see in a food subscription (even though it is difficult to achieve since I get several food and fitness subscriptions).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It may be too late to get January’s box (you can sign up for different variations, too, so while there will be some product overlap, not everything may be identical).
Coupon – Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $4.37.
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