Fit Snack Subscription Box Review – January 2021
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: $32.00+ 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 January 2021 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:
Bakery on Main White Chip Raspbberry Swirl Granola (1.1 oz x 2)
From what I can tell from the manufacturer’s website, this is a new item that isn’t for sale anywhere yet, so there’s no price listed. (This and the monster cookie granola below seem like a different product line than the regular granola so I don’t know if it’ll be priced the same.) This is a little messy to eat right out of the bag (there were crumbs all over the table afterwards), and may be best with a spoon for a bowl or as a topping on yogurt. It is not really a finger food, that’s for sure. Anyway, this had a decent texture – the clusters weren’t super hard or sticky – and the raspberry was distinguishable from a generic “berry” sort of flavor. This was a little light on the white chocolate part.
Undercover Dark Chocolate + Peppermint Crispy Quinoa (2 oz) – Buy 8 Bags for $31.92
We have had these before in another flavor. At first I was confused as to why there was Christmas packaging, but looking this up on the website, that’s just what they use all the time? Odd, but at least it doesn’t appear to be old. These were fresh anyway, and honestly pretty tasty, with the chocolate and mint at just the right levels. They have quinoa so there are small amounts of protein and fiber, but they are pretty light so you can feel like you are eating more food than if you were just eating York peppermint patties or something.
RxOats Apple Cinnamon (2.18 oz) – Buy 12 for $34.99
We got this same item last month. Fit Snack Box doesn’t usually send repeat items so soon, but I think they may have been having some trouble with shipments. One thing about subscription boxes is that they’re doubly-affected by all the shipping company problems, which have yet to be fully resolved — first they have to get the items in from various manufacturers and warehouses, and then they have to send the boxes out to subscribers, and any one factor delayed in that process slows the whole thing down. Anyway, this is one product from the RxBar company that actually has a good texture despite the egg whites (I find their bars to be too sticky and their nut butters to be odd). This is quick to prepare and has similar caloric content to other brands of instant oatmeal in a cup but is higher in protein and high in fiber (while also having a fair amount of sugar), plus the cinnamon isn’t too strong.
Top Seedz 6-Seed Crackers (about 2 servings) – Buy 4.5 Servings for $7.99
I think we’ve had this item before but it’s been awhile. These are some of my favorite seed crackers, though. They have that standard seed cracker taste but because they also include arrowroot, they have a better cracker type of texture than a lot of other ones (other brands can be kind of chewy or rustic). Because of the fairly strong sesame in these, I’d suggest savory spreads or dips if you are going to add something to them.
Bakery on Main Cranberry Almond Maple Granola (1.1 oz) – Buy 6, 11 oz Bags for $29.52
I’ve had this before, I think both from Love with Food and Vegancuts Snack Box. I don’t remember if I’ve had it in Fit Snack Box before. Anyway, this is vegan and gluten free although it does have sesame (if you’re looking out for allergens). This doesn’t remind me so much of regular granola because there are little cups made with corn meal and brown rice that are kind of fun to eat. The cranberries are actually less noticeable than the almonds, although they are higher up on the ingredients list. Anyway, this flavor works really well for me and may be especially good for those with dietary restrictions. However, I’m not sure of the target market because you can buy a single bag of about 20 ounces or you can buy 25 bags at once and those customer bases don’t really overlap.
Harvest Snaps, Lightly Salted (2 oz) – Buy 12, 3.3 oz Bags for $29.99
These guys have been around for a long time and I have sampled them many times as well as purchased them (including some of the other flavors, which are a bit more exciting). My husband is less of a fan – I think we are more interested in flavors other than sea salt (which I like to call “plain”). However, I do find these kind of addictive to eat, I think it has something to do with the oil in them that just works well with the other ingredients. These are super low in sodium compared to other “salty” snacks so that should be good news if you’re trying to control salt intake but want a savory snack.
Bakery on Main Monster Cookie Granola (1.1 oz)
Like the white chocolate raspberry granola, this is a new product to the market. I guess this says “monster cookie” because of chocolate chips, but like the white chocolate raspberry granola, this one is light on the chips. I think it would be a good alternative if you don’t like fruity flavors in your granola, and it comes with the same caveats — kind of messy to eat right out of the bag, and probably best with a spoon or over yogurt. All three of the granolas were good, but kind of hoping for a little more variety next month.
Baja Jerky Sweet Orange Beef Jerky (1 oz) – Retail Value $3.29
This is also a repeat item from just last month. I am a vegetarian and my husband doesn’t eat jerky, so I’ve put this aside to pass on to a family member who will enjoy it more. (I’m collecting items like this to send in one package since I can’t actually meet with anyone due to COVID-19 spread in my community.) This has a lot of interesting tropical ingredients like pineapple juice and orange extract and only natural preservatives like vitamin E. This is gluten free and made from beef grown with no added hormones. It’s unclear to me whether or not the beef is grass-fed but I’m guessing not because I think they would advertise that prominently on the package or website if it was.
Verdict: The January Fit Snack Box had 9 items (counting the double raspberry granola as 2) for an average value of $2.63 per item. This was not my favorite FitSnack Box of all time. Although there were some new items, like the two flavors of granola that are not yet on the market, there were a fair number of repeats, including two from just last month. Since this box shipped kind of late, I’m guessing they were having the same trouble a lot of other subscription boxes are having, of items not coming in on time. If you are feeling the value is a little low, definitely don’t forget to check out their online content if you are a subscriber, as that provides some added value. (There are also usually coupon codes in the information booklet.) Overall, this box is usually a little more exciting; I think every subscription has an off month every now and then, and this just happened to be one for me.
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 March’s and will arrive in early April.
Value Breakdown: At $28.90 for this box, you are paying about $2.63 per item.
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