Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monthly Subscription Boxes :: NatureBox Review, Coupon & Giveaway {Ends 7/10}

NatureBox is a monthly subscription service that encourages healthy snacking. They offer minimally processed, deliciously healthy snacks, from granola and spiced nuts, to trail mixes and more. Their carefully sourced and nutritionist approved snacks are private labeled for NatureBox, so you haven't tried any of these awesome snacks before. With strict quality standards and a mission to deliver better snacking choices for your family, NatureBox wants to help you get more out of your day without wasting calories on heavily processed snacks. Sounds great, right? Yes, count me in!


What's Inside?
Each NatureBox contains 4-6 full size packages of healthy snacks, totaling 15-20 servings. Healthy snacking doesn't have to be boring, and with NatureBox, it won't be! Here are the five packages in my May NatureBox:
  • Masa Crisps - These are quite possibly the closest alternative to Fritos chips I've ever tried! Crunchy, salty, and a rich corn flavor. I can't even tell the flax seeds are in there, which add Omega-3's and other beneficial nutrients.
  • Cinnamon Spiced Almonds - These are lightly flavored roasted almonds with a hint of honey and cinnamon. Because they are just slightly sweet, these make a great snack anytime of day. I find plain almonds to be a bit boring, so these are perfect for someone like me.
  • Honey Nut Medley - A tasty mix of peanuts, almonds, cashews, and pecans. Lightly sweetened with evaporated cane juice and honey, these are perfect for any time of day, just like the Cinnamon Spiced Almonds.
  • Agave Citrus Granola - Delicious! I was pleasantly surprised with how much I like the texture. Instead of big chunks of crunchy granola, this is softer and crumbly, but very fresh, tasty and chewy. The light citrus essence adds a wonderful twist compared to traditional granola flavors. I found myself eating this with a spoon right from the bag!
  • Tropical Trail Mix -This is your classic trail mix, but a little more tropical with lots of different types of dried fruit. As much as I wish there was a little chocolate in it, I know it's healthier without and it won't melt in the heat! The sweetness of the dried fruit makes up for it.
Healthy choices, eh? Yes, pretty natural and Buddy wanted more of everything. I'm actually considering taking a bit of the granola and topping my next batch of gluten-free muffins with some (if I don't eat it first!). I'm a bit of a brand snob so NatureBox has been a refreshing change and it renewed my often-leery faith in private labeled, no-name foods. NatureBox does a very professional job though, and each bag has the nutrition facts and ingredients on the back. Each one also includes the promise from NatureBox that their products do not have any of the ingredients that are in normally found in junk food. I think we all can agree that these exclusions are a fantastic step in the right direction towards healthier snacking and eating:

No High Fructose Corn Syrup
No Partially Hydrogenated Oils
No Trans Fats
No Artificial Sweeteners
No Artificial Flavors
No Artificial Colors

NatureBox is a great choice for an individual or family who are just beginning to discover healthier eating choices. None of these snacks we received were too extreme in terms of being raw or anything overly healthy for someone who isn't accustomed to it, so NatureBox isn't going to turn off anyone that has a very SAD (Standard American Diet) lifestyle. I would like to see NatureBox expand into Organic and non-GMO labeled options in the future though. It seems only natural for them to go into that since they promote healthy snacking and natural choices. 

What's unique about NatureBox is that their snacks are private labeled, so you probably haven't tried the same exact snacks before. However, the disadvantage to this is that they do not have the option of purchasing more of their snacks at this point. It appears that this is a feature they will be adding in the future according to their FAQs. This will definitely make the whole service a lot more appealing since the idea is to promote healthy snacking. If I find a favorite (and I found a few here!), I definitely want to be able to buy it again. 

NatureBox has an awesome program in place to help feed hungry children in America. For every box sent out, one meal is given to a hungry child. Companies that give back always make me want to support them! Feeding out children here in America is just so important and I'm happy to see NatureBox get involved in this way.

 I'm looking forward to seeing NatureBox expand and increase their reach to encourage more families to choose healthier snacks. I think this is a wonderful service and I really enjoyed what was in my box. There's even a card with recipe ideas and ways to enjoy the snacks in the box! Their snacks are fresh and tasty, and great choices for families on the go like mine!

Subscription Option: $19.95/month with free shipping. Pause or cancel as needed, satisfaction guaranteed.

NatureBox is working on offering custom options for those with dietary preferences and needs such as Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan and Low-Sugar. If those interest you, send an email to info@naturebox.com to be added to their mailing list so you'll be notified when these lines of NatureBoxes are launched!

Exclusive Coupon Code: Use code CINNAMON for 25% off your first NatureBox!

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One winner will receive their own NatureBox! 
(The winner will not receive the same box I received since the snacks change monthly and winner will not be able to customize the individual boxes for specific dietary needs or personal preferences since that is not available yet)

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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.

27 comments:

Brittney said...

This looks great! I would love to see healthy nuts...maybe even unsalted ones! I would also like to see dried fruit and veggies!

eclairre said...

It's not a snack, but i'd love to see tea or coffee mix!

bayctygrl said...

raw sunflower seeds

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Jennifer B

Melanie Ski said...

Dried fruits

aperry said...

Plantains.... Kale chips.

royalegacy said...

Just other healthy nuts would be great.
Danielle S.

Susana Higuera said...

A mixture of dehydrated veggies and fruit!

Kristen said...

I'd like to see raw nuts.

MommaToBubba said...

Freeze-dried fruits and veggies! My son loves them!

Stephanie H. said...

I would like the Agave Citrus Granola, dried fruit, I do not handle salty very well.

Nina H said...

I'd love to see different fruit snacks
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polly said...

i would like granola bars
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Linda said...

I love dried (no sugar added) fruits so I'd like to see that in a box.

Amanda said...

I would love to see a granola trail mix or granola bars.

G said...

I would love to see big, juicy Medjool dates! Those are delicious in the summer time!

Ray said...

I enjoy snacking on trail mix with dried fruits & nuts! Thanks!

calabaza said...

something that tastes chocolaty but won't melt.

renata said...

Dried Veggie Chips would be different and healthy too!

Melissa said...

Kale chips!

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Meleakua said...

seaweed snacks!

rjh121 said...

Cinnamon spiced almonds ? Sounds like a must try for me!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Sweet potato chips or banana chips
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Mel said...

I would like to see dried bananas as they are my favorite dried fruits
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Chasity Boatman said...

Dehydrated fruits

Paul T / Pauline T said...

I like the ginger spiced drops - Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

Tim said...

Cashews!

Evan said...

Combination of dehydrated fruits and veggies. Thanks.