NatureBox – Product Review #2
Alright, so I am back with my second review of the monthly subscription to Naturebox. This month I received a regular subscription box of 5 full sized products and 1 add-on item.
As promised in my last review, Product Review – Naturebox, I ordered 2 products that I knew that I would like (although both items that I knew I would like I had never tried yet!), 1 product that I am unsure if I will like it or not and 2 that I am already convinced that I will not like.
I have to mention that when I got charged for this month’s subscription I was a bit shocked at the charges. It was about $10 more than I had expected. That was my own fault though as I had forgotten about the exchange rate! Doh!
A monthly subscription is $19.95USD (for 5 items) plus $7.95USD shipping to Canada.
The total then becomes – $27.90USD which equals $35.46 Canadian
This works out to be approximately $7.10 Canadian/bag . I also had an add-on item this month which cost me an extra $1.
Now some of you may say $7.10/bag ?!??! Are you crazy, that’s expensive for a snack!! So, I did some research online and tracked down some brands that offered similar products. This month I had an add-on of a “granola bar”, they are only $1/each. Another “high end” company charges $1.60 per bar. Bagged nut/fruit mixes from “gourmet” / health food companies were anywhere from $14.95 to $19.95 a bag and were SMALLER amounts!
The other thing I want to mention, is that when you eat good quality food that tastes great, you are less likely to overeat!! You are left feeling more fulfilled. You also are less likely to get a sugar crash.
So, let me remind you of something:
Naturebox’s products are QUALITY. I would even go so far as to call them Gourmet snacks because of the quality.They come in resealable pouches. The pouches do not have a lot of air in them like some other companies tend to do, and they taste AMAZING!
I have a very discerning palate. I am fussy. I do not normally enjoy gourmet or healthy food.
Naturebox promises you this:
I don’t know about you, but I think that that’s pretty awesome! I like to know what I am eating and that my choices are getting better.
So, now to move on to this month’s selections!!
Are you excited?
I know I am, this month’s box was a bit of a shocker!
Let’s start with my favorite, and the one I knew I would LOVE. Jalapeno White Cheddar Popcorn
Oh, my goodness. This popcorn is absolutely the most wonderful popcorn I have EVER had. EVER.
Big puffs of creamy and spicy goodness. The popcorn itself was big, light and fluffy, wonderful quality. The white cheddar cheese coating was thick and creamy. The kicker was the real jalapeno flakes that encrusted each and every morsel. I could not stay away from this bag for very long.
I almost considered making next month’s box entirely popcorn, that is how much I love it.
I will be honest to say that it is not overly spicy as the cheese helps take away a bit of the kick but, if you do not like spicy, then I would suggest picking another snack. For me I would say it was a 4/10 on the spicy but a definite 10/10 on the overall taste!
Next up we have what I thought would be another “safe” choice: Tart & Tangy Fruit Medley
Dried fruit is usually a good choice for me as long as it does not have raisins in it. I hate raisins.
One of the reasons why I LOVE Naturebox’s dried fruit options!(No raisins!)
I loved this mixture of cranberries and apples. It is delicious and sweet. Soft to chew but not chewy. Rating 8/10
My add-on item this month was: Mocha Almond Bar for $1.00
Normally, I’m not crazy about protein or “granola” type bars. I find that they usually have coconut or raisins in them or taste gritty. I have to same I was extremely surprised by this one! Definitely will be on my pantry list! Loaded with nuts with just the right amount of rich chocolate. And apparently there is even dried apricots in it! (yeah, I just discovered that. I probably would not have tried it had I known as I do not like fruit and chocolate together.)
Really enjoyed this sweet and satisfying snack! Rating 7/10
Alright, are you waiting for one of the “I’m not going to like it” choices?
First I chose: Blueberry Almond Bites
I only like blueberries if they are fresh. I do not like them in shakes, muffins or any other form. So, I knew for a fact that I would not like this snack and would be handing them over to my SIL, whom I knew would like them.
I opened the bag and the smell of blueberries made me a bit afraid to try them. I cringed. Picked one up and popped it in my mouth.
I was completely WRONG!
They are actually quite enjoyable! A bit like eating a healthy “rice cake” only way better! Sweet, crunchy, light and definitely tasty! The almonds definitely added to their flavor!
They probably won’t stay in my pantry but, I still rate them a 7/10 !
My next choice that I thought for sure I would not like was: BBQ Kettle Kernels
(currently not available on their website)
I was also pleasantly surprised with this snack. I thought they would be too hard to chew and taste too much like corn. They are sweet and have a wonderful BBQ seasoning. I am disappointed to see them unavailable as this is one snack I would like to keep in my pantry selections. Rating of 7/10
Last but, certainly not least: Asiago & Cheddar Cheese Crisps
Okay, so, you know when you’re making a grilled cheese sandwich and sometimes the cheese melts out onto the frying pan and crisps up? I don’t know about you, but, I eat it and love it….well, this snack…tastes exactly like that!! That is truly the best way for me to describe the taste. It is crispy and cheesy deliciousness. It will definitely be staying in my pantry. Rating 9/10
I hope you have enjoyed this review.
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Something else you need to know: If you do NOT like one of the snacks in your box, you simply contact their Snack Concierge at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will REPLACE it in your next box! How #awesome is that!!
I have to say that Naturebox has been quick to answer my questions and concerns and I really appreciate that from a company. Not only do they offer quality products but quality customer care!
#snackselfie time! Thanks so much fore reading my review!
*Please note I was not compensated to provide these reviews.
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