Fit Snack Subscription Box Review – July 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 July 2020 Review
The information card was a bit flashier this month, as a full-color folded brochure. But there was still a workout and a list of items in the box.
Sometimes there are also coupons and/or product literature, but not always.
On to the items:
I was familiar with these from Love With Food. I always thought they were kind of dry and needed something to go with them. I decided peanut butter would make them totally clog my esophagus. I tried putting them in a bowl under some Halo Top and that softened them up and made them just about perfect. I think dipping in hot cocoa or milk or something would also work.
Lesser Evil Grain Free Egg White Curls, Egg + Cheese (1.5 oz) – Buy 6, 4 oz bags for $23.99
These are Paleo-friendly and hence do not contain any actual cheese. They do a passable job of mimicking a cheese flavor, which you may be familiar with if you have tried vegan cheese-flavored items (obviously, these are not vegan, because the egg is real). The texture is not quite ideal for me (too starchy but also kind of tough) although it is not terrible. These are mostly tapioca starch in addition to the egg white. This is probably not something I would buy again but it may be worth checking into if you do the Paleo diet. I have seen this brand at Whole Foods, which may be a way to try them without committing to buying a full case.
Ultima Replenisher (3 pack) – Buy 20 packs for $19.99
You’ll get one of these pretty much every month with Fit Snack Box. Sometimes I put them in my water when I exercise, although I think I don’t need electrolytes right now, because these kind of make me retain water, which probably means I have enough salt in my diet. But, I like to keep them around because it is pretty hot out where I live right now. I like the berry flavors better than the citrus, although all of them are at least tolerable. The grape one tastes like Dimetapp, if you are a kid of the 1970s or 1980s you probably remember that stuff (although it appears to still be around now).
Foods Alive Globe Trekker Hit the Trail Mix (1 oz) – Retail Value $2.99
I will start by saying that I did like this. I will also note that it probably needs to be eaten with a spoon because although the pieces look big, there are a lot of tiny bits in there as well, like cocoa nibs. This is raw, which is a feature of the Foods Alive brand. It contains mulberries, goji berries, cocoa nibs, and jungle peanuts, which were new to me, although they are related to the standard peanuts with which you are probably familiar (and they taste pretty similar as well). I think this probably would provide a good mix of instant energy from the fruits and sustained energy from the other ingredients if you were going hiking.
Hungry Buddha Coconut Cocoa Keto Bar (1.4 oz x 2) – Buy 12 bars for $29.99
A vegetarian keto bar, that can’t be common. My husband and I thought these were mediocre. They smelled wonderful, but the texture was kind of dry and chewy. They have pea protein in them and it definitely influenced the texture. I guess if you are trying to stick to the keto diet these could be good to have around, as they are sweet tasting without too many carbs, and they may provide options for vegetarians other than eggs and cheese, but they’re not the best bars I’ve ever had.
Plantfusion Complete Meal, Chocolate Caramel (1 serving) – Buy 10 servings for $37.35
This is something else that you will see pretty often in this box but that is fine by me since it is kind of expensive but is something I use almost daily (well, a few teaspoons in a smoothie). This is a pretty good flavor (I like the addition of the caramel) and it blends into the smoothie well (though I can’t speak to how it works in just a shake). It’s not quite enough calories for me for a meal replacement although if you wanted to have some fruit with it, it might make a passable, quick breakfast.
Craize Plantain Toasted Corn Crisps (1 oz) – Buy 24 packs for $42
I was also familiar with these from another food subscription box. We got two flavors here. I used to think I couldn’t tell the difference between flavors, but the plantain ones did kind of have a plantain flavor and the corn ones (see below) did have a stronger corn flavor. Otherwise they are pretty similar. These are pretty substantial and probably could hold up to serious toppings like shown on the package, although all the ones I’ve ever received in a subscription box had at least a few broken pieces. Honestly they are good enough to eat on their own.
Craize Sweet Corn Toasted Corn Crackers (1 oz) – Buy 24 packs for $42
Here is the other flavor of corn crackers. I think these would be somewhat better with salsa than the ones pictured above although both would work. These have a little sweetness that might open up the topping possibilities somewhat. Texture-wise, these are about the same as the plantain ones. (There are a lot of other, interesting flavors available if you click through the link on the product name to get to their website.)
Verdict: The July Fit Snack Box had 12 items (counting multiple separately) for an average value of $2.41 per item. Some of these products were repeats for me but not Fit Snack Box repeats (i.e., I just happened to get them in Love With Food or Vegancuts). Getting so many of the oat cookies forced me to come up with new ways to eat them, which I think ended up nicely. I was happy the whole box was vegetarian this month, also (it isn’t, always — this box does include beef sticks and such every now and then), so I could try everything. There were also coupon codes for the brands in the information booklet, which is a nice touch that a lot of other boxes don’t consistently do. I would say this was a pretty typical month for Fit Snack Box and overall, I was happy.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Boxes ship out around the 20th of the month (mine went out a little later than that in July) so it is too late to get July’s box.
Value Breakdown: At $28.90 for this box, you are paying about $2.41 per item.
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