Fit Snack Subscription Box Review – August 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 August 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:
Craize Seeded Toasted Corn Crackers (1 oz) – Buy 24 pouches for $42
We have received some of these in previous months, but they were different flavors. These seeded ones are new to me. It is mostly an appearance thing, though, as they are otherwise pretty similar to the plain (just corn) version. These are growing on me. They are stiff and would take a spread well (possibly would break in a dip) and they have a distinct and prominent corn flavor that’s not hidden by a lot of extra spices and things.
Nairn’s Gluten Free Oat Grahams, Stem Ginger (5.64 oz) – Retail Value $5.13
I have received the plain version of these before, but these ginger ones are new. The ginger is quite subtle. One way I like to eat the plain ones is to put them under some Halo Top ice cream. They are a little dry and the ice cream softens them as it melts a little. There was a seasonal ginger Halo Top flavor last year that still sometimes shows up in local stores that would be excellent with these. Alternatively you could dunk these in a hot beverage, they’d go well with pumpkin spice anything.
RxBar Chocolate Sea Salt (1.83 oz) – Buy 12 bars for $25.99
I haven’t seen these in a subscription box for awhile although they’ve been around for years. First off, this smells and tastes great. But the texture leaves something to be desired. I have found this to be the case with a lot of protein products containing egg white. As it is processed and becomes denatured, it is just kind of rubbery. So this bar, with the egg white and date, was both rubbery and sticky and took me awhile to clean out of my teeth after eating. (If you have had these and like the texture, this is a good flavor, at least.)
Lesser Evil Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn (0.46 oz) – Buy 5, 5 oz bags for $19.99
This shows up in food subscription boxes fairly often. I have to admit, though, that as bagged popcorn goes, it is actually pretty good. It’s popcorn so it’s not super dense and you have to eat a lot to get a full serving, which can be good if you like to consume volume without a lot of calories. The sodium level isn’t too high (about average for this type of item) but the salt taste is definitely present. There weren’t a lot of unpopped kernels in the bottom of the bag, either.
Immune Booster Express (2 fl oz) – Buy 8 fl oz for $19.99
This stuff is just foul, there’s no way around that. The problem is that it’s one of those supposedly functional products that put a lot of ingredients together without regard for flavor. Like horseradish, onion, garlic, and habanero pepper together with cinnamon, elderberry, apple cider vinegar, and ginger. The flavor is kind of a mash-up of sweet spices and salad dressing. Ugh. I would also not suggest relying on this to boost your immune system as there aren’t supplements that can do that (unless your doctor says you have a specific deficiency based on bloodwork, like vitamin D or iron).
RxBar Blueberry (1.83 oz) – Buy 12 bars for $25.99
This one also smells fantastic, like an identifiable and kind of strong blueberry smell right when you open the package. It suffers from the same problems as the chocolate one shown above, though, in that it is both sticky and rubbery and I was worried for my dental work when I ate it.
Eat-Fficient PB&J Protein Bites (1.05 oz) – Buy 9 bites for $8
My husband was the guinea pig for these because they have collagen in them so they are not vegetarian. He liked them a lot better than most of the other collagen snacks I have passed off to him. He said they did not have a beefy aftertaste and were not oily (those are both complaints he has had about other collagen snacks). He said they tasted exactly like you would expect based on the labeling. These have really simple ingredients and I’d be more likely to try to make something similar on my own instead of paying almost $1 each for them, but if you need the convenience of a prepared snack, now you know about these.
Real Beef Stick, Garlic and Herb (1 oz) – Buy 12 for $14.99
These are keto and Paleo friendly as well as being kosher. I have to pass this along to someone else (probably going to send a package of meat sticks to my dad at some point) because they’re obviously not vegetarian and my husband doesn’t eat things like this. This is from a really small company that looks like it only has 3 employees (a lot of these little companies outsource the actual production work elsewhere). I’d suggest they put something else in the product name, though, because they want their items to show up at the top of a Google search, not the 2nd page, and this product name is super generic. Anyway, you should know that you’ll get a fair number of meat sticks in this box, so it may be best if you have an omnivorous household or a friend or coworker who likes these.
Home Snack Foods Awesome Granola, Raisin Cranberry (1.25 oz x 2) – Buy 32 pouches for $19.99
This was a new brand for me. It’s free of the 8 major allergens and seems to be marketed to kids (probably good for schools because of the lack of allergens). But, I actually liked it as an adult fairly well. It has something called “golden pea butter” which appears to be a kind of peanut butter substitute and although I don’t think it tasted like peanut butter, the texture was appealing and there was a reasonable amount of fruit. The price isn’t too bad for allergen-free snacks, either.
Verdict: The July Fit Snack Box had 10 items (counting multiple separately) for an average value of $2.89 per item. There were a handful of new-to-me items (granola, protein bites), some different flavors of things I’ve had before (oat grahams, corn crackers), and a few subscription box mainstays, but I thought it was a nice mix overall. The package size of the oat grahams was particularly generous and I find it to be the case that you will often get one large or full-sized food item with this subscription, which sets it apart from other food subscriptions. Overall this box was low in sugar and sodium as well, and on balance I do think the items are more healthful than with some of the other snack subscription boxes out there.
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 August’s box.
Value Breakdown: At $28.90 for this box, you are paying about $2.89 per item.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What did you think of Fit Snack Box?