Fit Snack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2019
Fit Snack Box is a snack subscription box with treats containing 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. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Fit Snack Box
The Box: Fit Snack 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.
Fit Snack Box May 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. I am not sure why there was an item listed on the card as “Future Feature” that I did not receive, and why I received some things (Zee Bar, Purelyft) that were not on the information card, but I will chalk that up to box variations, which sometimes happens with food subscriptions.
TRUWOMEN Smother Fudger Peanut Butter Protein Bar (1.76 oz x 2) – Buy 12 Bars for $28.49
These are plant-based bars and they were kind of melty (as you can see) even though they did not sit out in the sun since we were off work the week this box arrived. (But who knows how hot the back of the mail truck was. Also, these pictures were taken several hours after the box was brought inside.) They are actually pretty tasty and have a texture that is not too bad for a plant-based bar (the main ingredients are cassava flour and brown rice protein concentrate).
Sanissimo Salmas Oven Baked Corn Crackers (5.04 oz) – Retail Value $4.98
I am familiar with these from other food subscription boxes (I think they show up in Love with Food from time to time). They really do need a dip or spread, but only certain savory spreads work with them because of the oven-roasted corn flavor. My husband and I ate ours with salsa because that’s what we had on hand, but guacamole, bean dip, anything like that would also work. They are pretty sturdy so they could even be used for (non-round) miniature tostadas.
Nooma Organic Electrolyte Drink in Blueberry Peach (16.9 fl oz) – Buy 12 for $27.99
We received this last month in chocolate mint, which was really weird for a drink meant to be consumed cold. This flavor is much better. Although this is coconut-water based, the added flavor really helps it not taste like coconut water, which is important if you don’t care for plain coconut water (I don’t). I don’t usually sweat enough during exercise to require additional electrolytes, but I can definitely see picking up one or two of these at a store if I had an outdoor summer activity planned.
Hippeas in Vegan White Cheddar (1.5 oz) – Buy 12 Bags for $18.99
These are chickpea-based puffs and I think I have had an entire case’s worth from food subscription boxes. I’ll be honest, they don’t actually taste like cheese at all (most vegan “cheese” products don’t) and I prefer the “sriracha sunshine” flavor, but I never seem to get that one in subscription boxes. These actually come in a lot of other flavors. Anyway, they have a satisfying texture but they do stick to your molars.
pureLYFT Caffeine Additives, 1 Orange and 1 Lemon-Lime Stick – Buy a 4-Stick Variety Pack for $9.99
These things are showing up everywhere (or, well, I think I’ve received them 5 or 6 times in Bulu Box in the past year). They are caffeine additives for beverages, and the sticks themselves can be used to stir the powder in. (It is a lot of plastic waste, though.) I like the orange one slightly more than the lime, but both are pretty bitter due to the high caffeine content. If you are interested in this product, I’d suggest mixing it into a flavored beverage or adding a sweetener to cut the bitterness.
These show up in food and fitness subscription boxes from time to time. My husband was the guinea pig here because collagen is not vegetarian. He said this reminded him of a fruit and nut bar except it was very, very oily. (They add argan oil.)
Vahdam Organic Green Tea (10g) – Buy 100g for $13.99
Vahdam teas appear in Fit Snack Box fairly often, but they are generally very good teas and ones that I buy sometimes for myself anyway. This is a pretty standard Asian-style green tea that will disappear from my office quickly as I often reach for plain, unflavored teas.
Vahdam Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea (10g) – Buy 100g for $8.99
“Detox” is not a scientific or medical concept, it’s “wellness” language used to advertise products. Your liver and kidneys do all the detoxing you need. This is mint and green tea with some other spices including turmeric. It is sweetened with stevia but the mint kind of overpowers the stevia taste (this is a good thing) and it is not bad to drink. It’s just not one I will reach for often. I kind of have to be in the mood for this particular combination of flavors.
Verdict: The May Fit Snack Box had 10 items (counting the protein bars separately), which makes the average cost per item about $2.79 (figuring a $27.90 cost for the box + shipping). Some items already have higher retail values than that (like the corn crackers), which brings the overall average down and makes this a little better deal. The TRUWOMEN bars were particular favorites this month, I am always good with a plain green Vahdam tea, and the corn crackers are growing me (plus it was a very generous size – usually other food subscription boxes only send one, three-cracker sleeve instead of a whole box).
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 the May box.
Value Breakdown: At $27.90 for this box, you are paying about $2.79 per item.
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