Fit Snack Subscription Box Review – December 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 December 2020 Review
The information card is a bit flashier these days, as a full-color folded brochure. But there’s 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.
On to the items:
RxOats, Apple Cinnamon (2.18 oz) – Buy 12 for $34.99
I have not always been a fan of products from this company; all of them contain egg whites and, while I have nothing against consuming egg whites, I often find they make the texture weird when added to foods with a short ingredients list. But. This particular product is actually pretty good. It doesn’t have the weird egg white texture going on, and it feels pretty substantial for a cup of oatmeal, like it would keep you going for longer if this is what you ate in the morning. (Full disclosure, I did eat it with a few other things because I have a minimum number of calories I seem to have to hit to not get dizzy from my blood pressure medicine.) The apple flavor was subtle but the cinnamon was noticeable and not too strong.
Baja Jerky, Sweet Orange (1 oz) – Retail Value $3.29
You’ll often get jerky or meat sticks in this box, so it may not be best for vegetarian households unless you happen to know an omnivore to pass meat snacks off to. I don’t believe we’ve seen this brand before, nor have we seen a flavor like this before – the brands do rotate fairly often. This is gluten-free although it does contain some soy-based ingredients, and is made with beef that is raised without added hormones.
Craize Toasted Corn Crackers, Guava (1 oz) – Buy 6 for $19.98
This brand has shown up fairly often lately in Fit Snack Box, but the flavors have been varied. I kind of like trying a lot of different flavors from the same brand because if there is one you don’t care for, you get a chance to try the other flavors and form independent opinions. Anyway, I’ve liked all of these I’ve tried before, both sweet and savory flavors. These guava crackers definitely have a tropical flavor going on (I don’t eat guava on its own very often) and really don’t need anything else along with them to enjoy them, although sweet spreads might be a good pairing.
Craize Toasted Corn Crackers, Coconut (1 oz) – Buy 6 for $19.98
The coconut is not overwhelming here. I notice the packaging has a chocolate type spread on this and I think that would be good although I didn’t get a chance to try that as it’s not something I keep around my house. These were also decent on their own. These are fairly stiff and not as airy as other corn crackers or corn chips, so they can hold a lot.
Lesser Evil Himalayan Gold Popcorn (0.46 oz) – Buy 5, 5 oz Bags for $20
This brand is in Fit Snack Box nearly every single month, but they do vary the products (and they have a lot of products!). This is one of my favorites from them. Although it is vegan, it really does taste like it has movie theater butter on it, but with far fewer calories and smaller portion size.
BeBold Almond Butter Energy Bar (57g) – Buy 8 Bars for $28
This product has shown up in Fit Snack Box before but it is one that I like fairly well and, at $3.50 per bar, isn’t something I would be likely to purchase on my own, so I don’t mind when I get them. These are pretty soft, which may explain the advice to freeze them? This has a short ingredients list but do be aware that it has absolutely a ton of added sugar (honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, etc.).
Uplift Gut Happy Cookies, Sunflower Butter with Vanilla (1.41 oz) – Buy 12 Packages for $38.99
I’ve had these before, I think from more than one food subscription box. I’m kind of on the fence about them. On the one hand, they do have probiotics (in the filling) but also prebiotic fiber (in the cookie part) to go with them, which is nice. They don’t taste too bad. But I’m not sure about the texture. The cookie and filling parts are both dry, and the cookies are kind of hard as well. Maybe if you dipped them in something, the texture would be a little more desirable?
Uplift Gut Happy Cookies, Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate (1.41 oz) – Buy 12 Packages for $38.99
I think I like this flavor a little more than the sunflower butter with vanilla option. However, the texture is pretty universal across flavors. (For what it’s worth, chocolate and peanut butter together is one of my favorite flavor combinations, so I’m probably always going to prefer that to anything else.)
Brami Snacking Lupini Beans, Sea Salt and Vinegar (1.06 oz) – Buy 8 Bags for $14.99
These are a somewhat controversial item in my house. I will eat them and my husband absolutely refuses. It’s a texture thing. I admit that chewing them is a bit like chewing sneaker soles but I like the *idea* of different kinds of beans for snacking, anyway. I would like to try these in other flavors, as sea salt and vinegar has never really been my thing.
Plantfusion Collagen Beauty, Strawberry Lemonade (1 serving) – Buy 18 Servings for $31.99
This is a plant-based product with amino acids and electrolytes. It’s supposed to help with collagen building, which is in turn connected to skin elasticity (among other things). There are also a lot of plant extracts that are sources of antioxidants (e.g., tea leaf extract, quercetin which is found in red apple peels, red onions, and the like). I don’t think there’s any way you can really test collagen-building, frankly, but if you are worried that you are not getting enough protein in a vegan or vegetarian diet, or just need something with electrolytes after a workout, this may be beneficial.
Plantfusion Collagen Beauty, Citrus (1 serving) – Buy 18 Servings for $31.99
Here is a second flavor of this product. I think the strawberry lemonade was more to my liking than citrus but I have found myself preferring berry flavors lately, in general. Since this is an expensive product to buy in full size, it’s to your benefit to find a flavor that works for you first. I would use a shaker bottle or stick blender to mix this. There are some smoothie recipes it would work in, too, especially tropical ones.
Verdict: The December Fit Snack Box had 9 items for an average value of $2.63 per item. This was really a pretty good month for Fit Snack Box. There was only one non-vegetarian item and the variety was great – tons of different snack types (bars, crackers, beans, oats, popcorn, and more) filling a lot of different sorts of dietary needs (quick energy, whole grains, hearty breakfasts, etc.). Also, a lot of the items are expensive to buy by the case, so by sampling them here you get a chance to try them without committing $30 or $40 for more than you are willing to eat, or for an item you haven’t yet tried.
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 February’s and will arrive in early March.
Value Breakdown: At $28.90 for this box, you are paying about $2.63 per item.
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