Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monthly Subscription Boxes :: Healthy Surprise Review & Giveaway {Ends 7/2}


Healthy Surprise makes healthy snacking easier for you. This monthly subscription box service sends you a box each month that is full of healthy snacks that have been hand-selected, taste-tested, and approved for inclusion. All snacks included by Healthy Surprise are vegan and dairy-free, and gluten-free. They seek out companies whose products meet and exceed their standards of high quality, healthy ingredients, and sustainability. As a busy mom, I don't have time to go research and find out about every single new product or tried and true favorite. This also means I have a tendency to reach for snacks indicative of my old, unhealthy eating habits. With Healthy Surprise, the guesswork of testing out new snacks is gone and you don't have to wonder if what you're getting will taste good!

What's Inside?
Each Healthy Surprise box will vary from month to month. I received the "Healthy" size box which includes 32-40 servings for $66/month and includes free shipping. Here's what was in mine.


  • Granny Smith Apple Chips by Bare Fruit - I recently tried Bare Fruit Cinnamon Apple Chips for the first time and I love these plain ones just as much! Crunchy, sweet, and so good for you.
  • Pizza Flax Snax by Go Raw - I would have passed by this brand and not take a second look at the store but I'm shocked at how amazing these taste! Incredibly healthy, raw, and full of flavor.
  • Pumpkin Super Chips by Go Raw - Another great flavor from Go Raw! This one has a rich nutty flavor, a touch of sweetness, and a crunch similar to a chip. 100% Organic, gluten-free, wheat-free and nut-free just like the Pizza Flax Snax.
  • Cinnamon Crisps by Skinny Crisps -  Wow, amazing! I'm majorly missing your classic cracker since going gluten-free and these are so good if not better than regular crackers! Crispy, crunchy, flavorful, and almost like a cinnamon graham cracker. I had to look up Skinny Crisps and discovered they have lots of other flavors that I hope to get my hands on very soon!
  • Thai Lemon Curry - Cashews, Almonds, & Coconut blend by Gone Nuts! - (two bags) If you enjoy a strong curry flavor, you will love this! I'm generally not big on curry but I really loved the flavor and spicy heat this offers! Definitely excited about this one (and the next one!).
  • Spinach Pesto - Walnuts, Almonds, & Pumpkin Seeds blend by Gone Nuts! - (two bags) Another win from Gone Nuts! for sure! A little spicy and lots of pesto flavor, all with the benefits of raw, sprouted nuts and seeds.
  • Cranberry Nut Bar by Two Moms In The Raw - This gluten-free, dairy free, no added oils, 100% raw bar is absolutely incredible! It was more like a treat than a very healthy snack and it's aroma reminds me of baking apple spice muffins. Being gluten-free can be hard, but these days options like this make it much easier and actually enjoyable.
  • Organic Hemp Seeds from happy hemp - I already know how good hemp is for you (full of protein too), so of course I welcomed these vegan, gluten-free, raw hemp seeds. I enjoy adding them to smoothies and sneak some in muffins too.
  • Mini Crunchy Vanilla Cookies by Home Free - (two small bags) These were gone in two seconds! They came in a perfect small serving size for Buddy who gobbled them up fast. I did get a taste and am really excited about these since they're gluten-free and taste great!
  • Vanilla Maple Almonds by Hail Merry - Hail Merry makes awesome macaroons so it's no surprise to me that these almonds are just as fantastic!
  • Coconut Bar Cherry by Oskri - Coconuts, rice syrup and cherries. That's it! This bar is also gluten-free and is a unique combo of enjoyable flavors.
  • Honey Gold, The Bliss Bar -Surprisingly very good. I get a bit squeamish about some of these raw pressed bars out there that look like a pureed dates, but this one actually tastes great. My official taste tester Buddy even had a bite and wanted more! That reminds me. I need to look these guys up and see what else they make!
Most of the snacks I received are completely new brands for me. And being that I'm very familiar with the natural/organic/healthy realm of snack foods, this was awesome! I've definitely found a few new favorites from what I received, including Gone Nuts!, Skinny Crisps and the Two Moms In The Raw bar. I will definitely be seeking out those products when I go shopping next! The box had a good mix of sweet and savory goodies, although I would have liked so see a few more sweet ones. That's probably just my sweet tooth talking since all the healthful goodness in my Healthy Surprise box is kicking out some of my old favorites real quick. This box is excellent for just grabbing a snack or two on your way out the door to liven up your day with a new healthy snack.

As far as value goes I took a rough count (even walked through Whole Foods yesterday to find a few prices) and I think the value of what I received is around $55. So, pretty close to what you would pay for the "Healthy" box and with shipping, yep, that's $66. Some might not like that you aren't really saving money on each snack. However, I wouldn't have found all the companies included in this box by myself and I also enjoyed everything that we received. Buying something blindly at Whole Foods often ends up in disappointment and wasted money. Here you are paying for a service and I give total props to the Healthy Surprise team for including such edible goodness that is clearly sampled and approved by their "Snackologist" before being sent out. So the price? It's more than worth it.

Honestly, I was a bit skeptical that Healthy Surprise would deliver on it's promise of all high quality healthy snacks. However, I was totally floored when I got the box and would definitely recommend trying them out at least. I was initially sad to have received two bags of each flavor of Gone Nuts! (I was thinking I could have received some other goodies instead of more of the same one), but after trying them I was SO glad I got doubles! Even Hubby liked them and he is a tough food critic. Healthy Surprise is a WIN for my family!

Subscription Options: 4 options to choose from as seen below. New snacks every month, no commitment and 100% satisfaction guarantee! Your box will also ship out within days of ordering - no waiting until a certain set ship date!


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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

30 comments:

Brittney said...

I would get the starter size and I would love to see kale chips such as Brad's Raw Chips!

c allen said...

i would like to see kind bars and i would get the large thanks crystal allen

eclairre said...

I;d like the large size and I would include Kombucha

Katrina said...

I would love the large size, and I am not familiar with a lot of the healthier brands because of budget constraints and lack of a "whole" food store nearby.... =)

Amy V said...

i'd like to see luna bars and i'd get the starter size

Greener Mommy said...

I would probably try the smallest one first and work my way up. I would love to see Annie's crackers in the box. Even the older kids like the shapes.

Nicole @ Some Call It Natural said...

I would probably just do the starter box. I would love to see some seaweed snacks... can't remember any brand names right now.

aperry said...

kind bars.... i'd pick the healthy box!!

debijackson said...

healthy chips or protein bars or fruit bars and i would want a large Debbie Jackson

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tranch said...

a starter box and I'd like fruit strips

therosysnail.com said...

I love to Go Raw brand, we would probably go with the bigger box for $99- we are a family full of healthy snackers!

therosysnail.com said...

I love to Go Raw brand, we would probably go with the bigger box for $99- we are a family full of healthy snackers!

Ashley Suzanne said...

Chocolate! LOL. Maybe a healthy cookie?

Sarah Hull said...

I would love to see Kale Chips or some organic chocolate. I think that I would go with the "Healthy" box for $66- it would be the perfect size for our family!

~Kelly said...

I'm not sure what I would like to see in there, but I'd pick a starter size.

Courtney Fisk said...

the healthy box and I would like to see gluten free items for my middle son!

Ruby said...

I would pick a starter size and may be a healthy chocolate(if any) :)

Amanda said...

I would love to see organic chocolate. I think we would be good for the month with a Healthy size.
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polly said...

i would like to see some dried fruit and i would choose the $99.00 box
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Marissa said...

I would like to see Nana's cookies in the boxes. I would get the starter box for my spouse and I.

DesireƩ said...

I'd pick the starter size and I would be glad to see any brand that I don't already recognize!

Ttrockwood@yahoo.com said...

Iwould pick the large size since finding such great snacks takes me a long time and i go thru lots! It would be great to see products from vega, and artisana nut butters are a personal favorite :)

Christine Jessamine said...

i would love to see peter rabbit organics for the little ones in my family, i would choose large size

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Kristen said...

I'd choose the Starter and I'd like it to contain raw cashews.

Susana Higuera said...

I would pick the healthy box & I would love kind bars in there!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I would love to see some Luna or Kind bars in the Healthy box I would choose for my family and I!

Thank you for this great giveaway :)

G said...

I would like to see Vega Protein Powder and I would buy the small box as it's just me and my hubby! :)

Ray said...

I love Love Grown Granola for breakfast and the small box is ideal for me. Thanks!

Melaina at Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery said...

Melaina here from Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery,

This is such an awesome giveaway!We love all the healthy snacks, someone is going to feel very lucky winning all of these yummy goodies! We wish we could enter ourselves ;-)

Good luck to all the participants!

renata said...

Small size with Larabars! :-)