CLEAN.FIT Box Review + Coupon – February 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)
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
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 February 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 workout.
Rise Protein Bar in Almond Honey (2.1 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $27.99
This bar has only almonds, honey, and whey protein. I am not sold on the texture. It is a little difficult to chew and feels a bit like eating compressed whey protein, and kind of sticks in your teeth. (I do like the flavor.) At the same time, depending on your dietary goals, this may fill a niche for you, especially if you are looking for minimally-processed snacks.
Rise Protein Bar in Chocolatey Almond (2.1 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $27.99
This says “chocolatey” instead of chocolate, I guess because it has carob powder instead of actual cacao (although to be fair, I didn’t notice that until I started writing this review and looked up the product online). I thought this bar was better, both in terms of flavor and texture than the first one, although I would probably opt for a bar with more ingredients to get my absolute preferred texture. Still, I think this is a good product for a box focusing on “clean” fitness, since “clean eating” proponents usually opt for fewer ingredients and less processing and this checks those boxes. (This company also offers vegan bars that have coconut nectar for sweetener instead of honey.)
First Order Protein Bar in Cashew Lemon (1.55 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $25
This is a bar with only a few ingredients (cashews, honey, whey protein, and lemon). It’s an odd flavor combination, to be honest, although I will say the texture is better than RxBars (which also have only a few ingredients). I don’t see any other flavors on their website right now but would be interested if they made something a little more traditional or dessert-like (I’m not very adventurous in my protein bar tastes, I guess).
This is basically promotional merchandise to tie in one of the advertising inserts pictured above. It is slightly larger than a hand towel (maybe longer and narrower). It is useful to me, though, to wipe down my weight bench after use, as it was about time to replace my old towel used for that purpose.
First Order Clean Refresh Lemon Drink Mix (150g) – Buy 120g for $25
I think this has undergone a packaging change as the product on the website is actually smaller than what we received in the box. This is basically just flavoring for water, it’s not an electrolyte drink or anything like that. It says on the product page it enhances the flavor of water so you can help fight dehydration. Most of us are not in a constant state of dehydration, to be honest, but I dislike drinking plain water during exercise and was looking for something with few or no calories and no caffeine to add to it, and this came along, and I actually think it is pretty good and have been using it every day. Although it has stevia to sweeten it, it doesn’t have that bitter aftertaste I associate with stevia. (I mix it up at ½ to 1/3 strength.)
Everipe Blender Ready Superfood Smoothie in Unbelievaberry (1.4 oz x 2) – Buy a 6 Pack for $39.99
I do make smoothies every morning although I usually put ingredients together myself. If you don’t have time for that or don’t want to keep about 8 little packets of powder and seeds around, this could be a good alternative. It is shelf stable (the fruit is freeze-dried) and can be made with ice and water (so even, conceivably, while traveling if you want to take your stick blender along). I used frozen fruit instead of ice because ice in smoothies is always kind of disappointing to me and I used unsweetened almond milk instead of water and it was kind of nice not to have to spoon out all the different ingredients I use for a few days. This is kind of expensive at an average of more than $6 per packet, but on the other hand, you’d pay even more than that at a smoothie shop and there is something to be said for convenience.
OWYN Protein Cold Brew Coffee (12 fl oz) – Buy 12 Bottles for $38.99
There is not any other way to say this, but I don’t like coffee. At all. Luckily, my husband is a coffee drinker so whenever I get something that’s either strongly coffee-flavored or actual coffee, I pass it along to him to try out. This is sweetened with real sugar (no stevia or sugar alcohols) but not much – there are only 4g of sugar in one bottle. It also manages to have 20g of protein and 8g of fiber. It’s a little lower in fat but you could add creamer if you wanted to (it is dairy-free as is). My husband seemed to enjoy it (he drank the whole thing in one sitting, anyway) so if you are looking for a way to get more protein and like coffee, especially iced coffee, you may want to look into this one. It is also good for people with allergies as it is free of the top 8 food allergens.
Verdict: The February CLEAN.FIT Box had 8 items (counting the smoothies separately since they are on the expensive side), which makes the average cost per item about $4.37. Some of the items were full size, like the smoothies and the drink mix, had values higher than $4.37 (a lot higher in the case of the drink mix), so I think those help average out the cost of the lower-value items, and that you are getting your money’s worth. One of the reasons I like subscription boxes is discovering new items and I think every single item in this box was new to me. Also, of course, I am always excited about a vegetarian box and this is the only one I know of that specifically allows you to select lacto-ovo vegetarian.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It may be too late to get February’s box (you can sign up for different variations, too, so while there will be some product overlap, not everything may be identical).
Value Breakdown: At $34.95 for this box, you are paying about $4.37 per item.
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