Fit Snack Subscription Box Review – October 2020
Fit Snack Box is a subscription box containing snacks that fit within at least two of the following parameters: GMO-free, high protein, low-sugar, gluten-free, organic, raw, vegan, and/or all-natural. (As in, 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 U.S. 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 U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, parts of Asia, and parts of Europe (shipping costs will differ for non-U.S. 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 October 2020 Review
The information card is a bit flashier these days, as a full-color folded brochure. But there was still a workout and a list of items in the box. There is also a QR code to get to online videos, recipes, and other subscriber-exclusive content.
There was also some advertising material for one of the brands in the box.
On to the items:
Real Beef Stick, Hot, and Spicy (1 oz) – Buy 12 for $14.99
We have received this in a different flavor in past months. In general, I don’t mind repeat items if they are different flavors, because after having tried whole product lines (like Quest Bars or OhYeah! One Bars), I find that some flavors don’t work for me but I like most of the others. However, I am a vegetarian and my husband doesn’t eat meat sticks, so I have set this aside with some other jerky and meat snacks from food subscription boxes to send off to a relative who does enjoy them. These are made from kosher certified Angus cattle if that is of concern to you. (I was looking to see if the beef was grass-fed but I can’t find that information on their site.)
Lesser Evil Veggie Sticks, Himalayan Pink Salt (1.5 oz) – Buy 6, 4.5 oz Bags or $22.00
The marketing for these is a little misleading. The product page says they are made from 7 different vegetables and is written like eating these would be equivalent to eating vegetables, but the first two ingredients by weight are cassava flour and tapioca starch, and these include very little fiber and none of the vitamin A or C you would expect when eating actual vegetables. (By that logic, tapioca pudding would be considered eating vegetables.) Anyway, they are pretty tasty if you are just looking for a slightly salty, crunchy, starchy snack and are trying to avoid grains or are otherwise following the Paleo diet.
Prince of Peace Lychee Ginger Chews (4 oz) – Retail Value $2.19
I have received so many bags of these in other flavors that I really can’t get through them all. Now that I have my permanent retainer fixed, though (I finally had enough and braved the orthodontist’s office and it turns out they had good COVID protocols in place), I can at least eat them every now and then. I find these lychee ones to be a little milder and to have less of that spicy ginger kick, which is something to consider if some of the others are too strong for you. They also seemed less sticky than some of the other flavors.
Ultima Replenisher (6 stick packs) – Buy 20 for $20.99
You’ll get some of these in this box fairly often, but to be honest, I kind of like them, especially the berry and grape ones. This is, in fact, one of the only stevia-flavored drink mixes that I can stand. Usually, stevia leaves a weird aftertaste but I don’t notice that here. I put these in my water for when I exercise for variety. I don’t really do extreme enough exercise to warrant electrolyte replacement, it is more just to have something different other than plain water. But if you do need electrolytes after excessive sweating or endurance sports, these should work well.
The information booklet indicated we would receive a different flavor, and maybe some subscribers received that other flavor, but I’m kind of glad I got this one instead because the flavor from the booklet had coffee in it and I don’t care for coffee. This one, however, reminds me a little bit of carrot cake or something like that. These bars are not super dense and the acorn doesn’t really have a flavor so you mostly notice the ginger and apricot. I think it is nice to try to use food sources that are unusual and/or untapped, goodness knows we could supply this company with enough acorns for a year just from our front yard, and they’d even be sustainably harvested!
Top Seedz, Maple Magic (2 oz) – Buy 6 oz for $7.99
The information booklet said we’d receive crackers but we got seeds instead. However, I really liked these. The pumpkin seeds and maple made for a wonderful fall combination. I just ate with a spoon but they would make a good topping for oatmeal or muffins.
Eat-fficient PB&J Protein Bites (1.05 oz) – Buy 3 Packages for $9.00
This was another one that did not match the information booklet, which said we’d receive vegan walnut brownie protein bites, which I would’ve preferred because I can’t eat these PB&J bites since they include collagen, which is not vegetarian. I gave these to my husband and he says they taste like peanut butter and dried fruit, so the flavor name is accurate. He also said these are not really greasy like other collagen-containing protein bars and such. (Collagen is good to take orally to improve the condition of skin, hair, and nails, but it can’t come from plant-based sources, only from animal connective tissue.)
Barebells Protein Bar, White Chocolate Almond (1.94 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $25.99
Sadly, this is another item I couldn’t eat, because it *also* contained collagen. It smelled good, though. My husband said it was not greasy like many collagen containing bars, probably because of the white chocolate coating. He said there was an undertaste he couldn’t quite place so I read off the ingredients and he decided the undertaste was sunflower oil. I don’t know that I would be able to pick out a flavor like that, for what it’s worth. These have 20 grams of protein and reasonable amounts of fiber and fat while having less than 1 gram of sugar, so they would be suitable for low-carb diets (they do have a lot of sugar alcohols), although you’d want to analyze the ingredients for yourself before deciding if they fit in with your eating plan because in no way could I be construed as eating a low-carb diet since I eat hundreds of grams of carbs per day.
Superseedz, Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt (0.5 oz) – Buy 24 Bags for $19.97
I like these but I am a fan of flavored pumpkin seeds, in general. These have a nice texture and the chocolate is at a really good level so as not to overpower the taste of the seeds. They are salty but not overly so (about 55 mg per serving of sodium that is balanced out by other minerals from the seeds). The manufacturer is out of stock of this flavor but Amazon (linked above) has it in several package sizes if you’re interested.
Verdict: The October Fit Snack Box had 9 items for an average value of $3.21 per item. I feel like the value was kind of low this month. If you do the math on some of the unit prices, you’ll see that some of the items (e.g. dark chocolate pumpkin seeds, beef stick) come in well below the average. This was also the first box for a while that was really not suitable for vegetarians, with three non-vegetarian items. I know this box doesn’t promise to be a vegetarian box, and my husband was able to offer opinions on some of the items I couldn’t try, but if you are vegan or vegetarian, I’d recommend subscribing only if you live with an omnivore. On the other hand, there is some online content, including a few new workouts posted each month, so you have access to that without paying for a streaming service, which can be nice especially at a time when you don’t want to go to the gym because gyms are COVID hotspots especially with the current uptick in virus cases in pretty much every state in the US.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Boxes ship out around the 20th of the month so your first box will probably December’s and will arrive in early January.
Value Breakdown: At $28.90 for this box, you are paying about $3.21 per item.
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