Fit Snack Subscription Box Review – April 2020
Fit Snack 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. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Fit Snack Box
The Subscription Box: Fit Snack Box
The Cost: $28.90/month with free US shipping (save with longer subscriptions)
The Products: $32+ worth of full and sample size snacks, protein powders, pantry items, and other healthy consumables selected by a nutritionist.
Ships to: The 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 April 2020 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. These could be pretty useful if you are stuck at home these days as they seem to involve little or no equipment.
Sometimes there are also coupons and/or product literature, but not always. There was also a note with more information about this month’s box.
Simpl Beauty Bites Collagen + Cacao (1.83 oz) – Buy an 8-pack for $40
I’ve had some other flavors of these and they’re not bad, but I can’t eat these because of the collagen, which is not vegetarian. My husband was a willing guinea pig. He said they are greasy like other collagen-containing bars and snacks, but that they don’t have the beef undertaste that similar snacks have. He also did finish them all, which he sometimes doesn’t do when I hand off snacks like this to him. It’s kind of a spendy way to get collagen (each individual bite is $1.25) but it may be more pleasant than adding collagen powder to other foods and/or swallowing a pill. (Ingested collagen does help with the condition of skin and hair.)
Immune Booster Express (2 fl oz) – Buy a 12-pack for $47.99
There is no actual supplement that healthy people can take to boost the immune system. (If you are deficient in something like, say, vitamin D, based on blood tests, and your doctor recommends a supplement, that is a different matter.) Things that do boost the immune system include getting enough sleep, avoiding stress, getting some exercise, eating a healthy diet, etc., and I realize those are not always easy for everyone to do, especially in times like these, so sometimes it is tempting to reach for supplements as a shortcut. But these are $4 each and they do not taste good. At all. It has cinnamon with a little honey for sweetener, and that is the first thing you notice, and you’re thinking, “not bad, right?” And then the onion and garlic and apple cider vinegar hit you and you’re like “these flavors do not go together at all.” (Think “pouring Italian dressing in your Cinnamon Toast Crunch.”)
Plantfusion Complete Meal Chocolate Caramel (1.60 oz x 2) – Buy 10 servings for $37.35
I’ve had this numerous times in food subscription boxes this year and I had to laugh when I opened the box because I had JUST bought a full-size container of this. Which now, I have not even had to open because of these packets. It was suggested in some of the literature that came with the box that you could use these as meal replacements so you didn’t have to think about cooking, but I don’t use products like this as meal replacements (I mean, one serving has only 200 calories and although it is good in protein and fiber, it has very little fat, and that is just not enough to keep me going for 6-8 hours). I add some of this to my morning smoothies, though, for a bit of a nutrient boost, and I really like this particular flavor. In a smoothie it tends to absorb rather a lot of liquid so you may need to add a bit more liquid than usual. I recommend blending with a stick blender if you have one.
Professor Nutz Peanut Butter (2.82 oz) – Buy 12.41 oz for $15.99
This is ultra low-calorie peanut butter with no fat (so really, a peanut butter substitute). I approached it with a little trepidation but it did smell right so I gave it a try. It was surprisingly good. (You should keep in mind that I only buy no-sugar natural peanut butter so that may affect my impressions.) I had this on some homemade banana bread and it was a tasty combination. But, I would warn you that if you are eating this with anything remotely starchy, please have like a quart of beverage around because it will form a paste that sticks in your esophagus otherwise. You might not have that problem if you ate it with apples or something.
Ultima Replenisher (3 stick packs) – Buy 20 stick packs for $19.99
This item is a Fit Snack Box mainstay. I am going to hang on to it. Hotter weather is coming and if I sweat a lot during exercise or my husband wears himself out doing yard work this could be good to have on hand. I don’t consume extra electrolytes under normal circumstances, however, as dehydration is not nearly as much of a concern for most healthy adults as manufacturers of products like this would have us believe. I like getting several different flavors, which is much easier to do with a dry product than cases of things like Gatorade, and this does have better ingredients than competing mass market brands.
Mozaics Sour Cream and Onion Veggie and Potato Chips (0.75 oz) – Buy 12 bags for $18
These are a little rustic but overall, I liked them. I am extremely unlikely to complain about sour cream and onion flavored chips of any kind, though, truth be told. I have had several other flavors of these from food subscription boxes in the past and haven’t been disappointed with any of them. These include peas and black beans in addition to potato.
Kay’s is a really hit-or-miss brand for me. They make a lot of low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free items. I like the cereal a lot, but I think I like it because it gets kind of softened with milk. These snacks are honestly quite similar to the cereal but larger pieces and not softened by milk. The flavor is strong but not bad, but the texture is not my favorite.
Swisse Me Boost Me Ginger Energy Blend (120 g x 2) – Buy a box of 8 for about $18.74 (at the current exchange rate)
This is a British product and the best link I found was to a UK-based site, but they do ship globally. This is referred to as a smoothie, which is not my first reaction when I see a pouch snack, but whatever. It is blended fruits and vegetables. I think this might be better if you kept it in the refrigerator for awhile first. I also think it might be better if the ginger was toned down because that was really all I could taste and it was STRONG. Still, this was a completely new brand for me that I probably never would’ve discovered otherwise.
Ekoa Pure Coconut (1.23 oz x 2) – Buy 12 bars for $21.99
I always find it strange that they call these “pure coconut” when they actually have three ingredients (banana and dates in addition to the coconut). However, they are tasty and not too sticky and if you are looking for a quick burst of energy from natural fruit sugars as well as some sustained energy from fats (because of the coconut), this could be a good choice.
Verdict: The March Fit Snack Box had 12 items for an average value of $2.41 per item. There were some new-to-me items and brands (like the Swisse Me and the Professor Nutz) as well as some new flavors of items I’d tried before (Smpl bites, Mozaics). It was a nice mix of snack types, with some sweet and some savory items. Although I didn’t love every single item, there was a lot to like in this box, and of course individual tastes are different, and overall I thought this was quite a good 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 April’s box.
Value Breakdown: At $28.90 for this box, you are paying about $2.41 per item.
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