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Please note: This is not a paid advertisement, and I am not affiliated with Nature Box at all, except I became their customer. This is a product and service that I chose to review, in case anyone is on the fence about trying the company.
Everyone is trying to get healthy. It does not matter where you are in life, everyone wants to live longer. It is the steady growing trend in this country to do everything that is:
- Less stressful
- Less cluttered
Normally, I talk about the best way to organize in your life, but today is another review. It has been a while, and I excited about this review, because it involves snack food. The typical snack food is full of stuff that makes a person blotted, and they are not healthy for the long haul. I am not here to tell you how to eat, for there are plenty of blogs and websites out there to “preach” to the importance of eating healthy. I am here to tell you about a company that has healthy snacks for those of you, who do want to make a change in your life.
What is Nature Box?
If you had the chance to try a membership or two, that allows you to get a box of products for you to try each month, how would that make you feel? I have done this type of membership before. Think about your record clubs, book clubs, and magazine subscriptions. They are all part of this trend of getting like items, in bulk, to make your life easier in terms of buying habits. I have also gotten scrapbooking, card making memberships, and recipe card memberships. You pay one set price per month, and you get your products through some sort of delivery system. In case you have been in the dark, there are now food subscriptions, such as chocolates, beer, and meals. As I said in the beginning of this review, Nature box is a healthy snack monthly subscription. Their mission, according to the quote on the back of one of the bags:
“At Nature Box, we believe snacking can be a part of a well-balanced lifestyle, which is why we deliver a world of carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved foods right to your door. Made from the most wholesome ingredients-with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors-we make snacking healthy, delicious, and easy.”
There are three different size boxes, each with different types of snacks: savory or sweet. You can choose your snacks, like I did, or have a surprise box. The reason why I chose to pick my own was from a person, who I follow regularly on YouTube, named Austin Nulls, of Nive Nulls fame. In case you are not familiar with The Nive Nulls, Austin and his wife Brittany have an almost 2-year old daughter and a 4-month old son. Their YouTube Channel is The NiveNulls, which I have highlighted with a link. Their vlog on homelife and their children. He was instructing another person who had just gotten her first Nature Box on how to order each month.
What size fit your snack need?
As I was saying, there are 3 different size boxes for you to choose from: Small (5 bags and the size I choose), Medium (10 bags), and Large (20 bags, but who’s counting?). I am the only one in my household and may have a person or two to come over and help me eat it. I have cut back my eating, because I need to lose weight. 10 bags are perfect couple box, and 20 bags are for that family who has a revolving door kitchen (in other words, kids who have lots of friends over). The small deluxe box will cost you around $19.95 per month, Medium happy snacker will run you $29.95, and the large smart snacker will run you $49.95.
My snacks for my first box….
I chose 5 bags for my first box, and I am stick to 5 bags, which seems a lot. Like I said, I do have family to come over, so everything will not be going into my belly. when I received the box, not only did I receive the 5 bags, but I got a list of the items I ordered, a welcome card, and a little note explaining that they are transitioning over to new packaging, which to me it is wonderful to know.
The first one that I wanted to try was the Baked SweetPotato Fries. I have had the traditional sweet potato fries before, but they were the one you cut up a whole sweet potato (or yams), and cook them like traditional fries. Some dining places add salt, while others either add cayenne pepper or cinnamon and sugar. They can also be fatten from all the oil, so I was happy to see this bag on the menu. Not when I put it in my mouth. It has all the taste of your typical sweet potato fry, without the sweet potato flavor, and I had sweet potatoes without all the traditional flavors, a plain sweet potato. I will not be getting this one again.
Next is the south pacific plantains. In case you are not familiar with plantains, they are the banana’s starchy cousin. It is traditional used in Caribbean and Spanish cuisine, especially in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Brazil. The have gain popularity in the States, because of the people who immigrated here. In this case, the plantains are made into a chip form, and they are delicious. I have had other brands before, so this is the healthier version of chips. I will be ordering them again.
The third bag is called Fuji apples. They are sliced Fuji apples that have been dried into a chip form, like the plantain chips. They are a little bit on the chew side, but tasty. I have never tried Fuji apples in the store, so I will have to buy the non-dried version. I will be ordering them again
The fourth bag is called whole wheat apple pie figgy bars. Think of a healthy Fig Newton with apples in it (by the way, apple newtons are still my favor, but you have to hunt all over creation to find them). The traditional Newtons are made with processed flour, but these are made with whole wheat, and are quite delicious. I have always said that if I cannot what a snack bar can give you, I do not want it. I will be ordering them again.
I saved the best for last, and I got these because Austin said that this was his wife’s favor. It is called Black and White Granola. Do not, I repeat, do not let the name fool you. It is just simply cocoa and vanilla flavored granola, and it is nutritionist approved (says so right on the package). If you are a sweet-a-holic, chocoholic (Card-carrying one at that), and who loves granola, this is the one for you. I can see why Brittany likes it.
So over all, I love it. You will love it too, because when you order your first box, instead of paying $19.95 for it, the cost is only, $9.95. That is $10 off your first box. You can cancel anytime, so you are not locked into a membership, but I do recommend that you try it for yourself, to see if this is something that you will like. Like I said, you can either choose what you want in the box or have them surprise you. If the 5 bags are not enough, you have 2 other sizes to choose from. One thing I forgot to mention. For those of you on portion control, each bag is about 5 oz. So, you cannot sit and gorge off of a bag, and if you like it, order more for the next month. When you decide to order, you can use code share10off in the coupon box for your first box. Again the URL is http://www.naturebox.com and enjoy.