FitSnack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2019
FitSnack Box is a subscription box containing snacks that each has at least two of the following characteristics: GMO free, high protein, low sugar, gluten free, organic, raw, vegan, and/or all natural. (That is, any given item might be low in sugar and vegan, or organic and gluten-free but not vegan, etc.)
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 FitSnack Box
The Subscription Box: FitSnack Box
The Cost: $27.90/month includes shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: Full and sample size snacks, protein powders, pantry items, and other healthy consumables selected by a nutritionist. Every month you also get new workouts created by an expert Personal Trainer.
Ships to: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, parts of Asia, and parts of Europe (shipping costs will differ for non-US countries)
Good to know: This box usually contains some ready-to-eat snacks and sometimes a few pantry items. Although many items will be gluten-free, vegan, etc., you will also receive items with wheat, dairy, and meat-based ingredients on occasion, so it is best if you are an omnivore or live in a household with one.
FitSnack Box April 2019 Review
One side of the information card typically has a little more information about the snacks in the box and the other side has a workout for you to try. Sometimes there are also coupons and/or product literature.
Tru Women Oh Oh Cookie Dough Protein Bar (1.76 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $29.99
This is a product I’m familiar with. It is plant-based but does the texture pretty well for a plant-based bar. I think it works for me because it’s heavier on the nuts and doesn’t have legumes, which always taste kind of beany to me. If you are looking for a vegan protein bar, this is one of the more pleasant ones to eat–I have tried a lot of them.
Luke’s Organic Kettle Style Ketchup with Mustard and Pickle Potato Chips (1.4 oz) – Buy 9, 4 oz Bags for $35.19
As chips go, these had a good texture, though they left a bit of oil on my fingers. I would be happy to try *other* flavors from this brand in the future. But we need to talk about the flavor. My husband tried one and wouldn’t eat a second one. I finished my half of the bag, but I was reminded very strongly of old, cold French fries. I am not so sure this flavor should be a thing.
Nooma Organic Electrolyte Drink, Chocolate Mint (16.9 fl oz) – Buy 12 for $27.99
Here is another flavor miss for me in a product that is good in its other iterations. (I received the blueberry peach one in another box this month and that was fine.) The chocolate mint flavor is actually good, BUT this is a clear liquid that is fairly thin. If I am going to be drinking something chocolate mint flavored, I feel like it needs to have a thick, dairy base and be warm instead of cold (i.e., hot chocolate). There is just a flavor/texture/temperature mismatch here that I can’t quite get over. This product also comes in blueberry peach, mango, and watermelon lime, and I’d recommend one of those to you instead. Think of this kind of like natural Gatorade, with electrolytes from coconut water.
Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs in “No Cheese” Cheesiness (1 oz) – Buy 24 Bags for $20.99
These are very, very starchy (17 grams of starch in one serving). I will say, Paleo Puffs duplicate a cheese flavor better than a lot of other vegan “cheese” flavored items, but it still isn’t quite the same as the real thing. I guess they avoid dairy because that is the Paleo thing to do? My diet is about as far from Paleo as you can get. I love dairy and grains and legumes. I would probably opt for a real cheese puff over these if given the choice, but if you are vegan or following a Paleo diet, these could definitely help you get your fix.
Plotz! Honey Nutters Trail Blazer Mix (4 oz) – Buy 4 pack for $19.99
This was my husband’s favorite item in the box, and mine as well. These are little cubes that are held together with honey, but they’re not super sticky and they do basically retain their shape. The texture is soft rather than super hard. The ingredients are kind of like if you took trail mix and mashed it together. That doesn’t sound too exciting, but we did enjoy these. This is a large package that actually contains 4 servings. I would probably buy these if I saw them in a store.
Shrewd Food Protein Crisps in Cookies and Cream (0.74 oz) – Buy an 8-Pack for $14.99
These show up in FitSnack Box fairly often but in different flavors. (My favorite is still Brickoven Pizza!) Interestingly, most of the sweet and most of the savory flavors work, which is unusual for snack food. The sweet ones like this kind of remind me of a kids’ puffed grain cereal. These are grain free and have quite a lot of dairy in them.
Ultima Replenisher, Lemonade (1 serving) – Buy a 20-Count Pack for $16.07
This is an electrolyte drink that supplies chloride, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus but is sugar-free (it is sweetened with stevia.) I can really taste the stevia, which is honestly not my favorite non-caloric sweetener, although it is natural, and so it fits with the product’s overall vibe. I don’t usually do much outside in summer, so I rarely sweat enough to require electrolyte supplementation. This product would be great if you’re doing lots of yard work or hiking or jogging outside as the weather warms up, as long as you don’t mind the stevia.
Ultima Replenisher, Raspberry (1 serving) – Buy a 20-Count Pack for $17.50
My opinion here is very similar to the lemonade one. I do note that this one has natural colors from beet juice (no food dyes). I think I like this flavor a little better, but it’s a tough call. It’s nice to get two flavors to try because sometimes one doesn’t work for you but the other might.
Verdict: The April FitSnack Box had 8 items, which makes the average cost per item about $3.49 (figuring a $27.90 cost with free shipping, and counting the two Ultima replenisher servings separately.) I was not in love with every flavor this month but would be open to trying other flavors of some items (potato chips, Nooma drink) in the future. Now I at least know about some new brands to explore! The Honey Nutters were our favorite item this month. I would like to see another item or two to round out the value, although another option would be to sign up for a multi-month subscription. That lowers the cost a decent bit, and they often include bonus items in long-term subscriptions. I should also point out that FitSnack Box does a good job of making sure your chips don’t break when they are in the box with a heavy drink which is definitely not something I can say about several other food subscriptions.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Boxes ship out around the 20th of the month so it is too late to get this same box.
Value Breakdown: At $27.90 with free shipping for this box, you are paying about $3.49 per item.
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