Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November NatureBox

Nature Box is a food related monthly subscription that sends 15-20 servings of delicious snacks from 4-6 different items.  Their products contain no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, no trans fat, no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.  The cost for this subscription is $19.95 shipping included.  In addition for every Nature Box sent out they donate a meal through Feeding America.  This month the theme of the box is Embrace Healthy Holiday Habits. 

The good:

Good for you: You get snacks for you and your family that are good for you. 

Variety: There is something for everyone, fruit, nuts, rice crackers.

Skip a month: Yes you can skip a month or have your box sent to a friend.  The not so good is you have to call in order to do this.  There is no online option for this feature but they are working on it.  

Need a gift: You can send a 3, 6 or 12 month gift subscription.  Perfect for college students, frequent travelers, moms, singles, really anyone!

The not so good:

Customize: The boxes aren't customizable...yet. The company is working on a feature where you can choose which snacks you want in your box.  

Want more: Love you snack and want to order more?  Currently they don't have an option to purchase more but they are working on making that a possibility. 



Contents of my Nature Box:

45 pieces/3 servings of Carrot Chips.

4 oz/4 servings of Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds.

1 cup/4 servings of Chipotle Maple Almonds.

4 oz/4 servings of Country Ranch Peas.

1 cup/3 servings of Cinnamon Spiced Granola.

Recipe for Broccoli Pumpkin Seed Pesto from MOMables

I couldn't really determine a value of the products because there is so much variation in food.  I looked at a couple of organic dried fruit items online and they were about $4.50 a bag.  I know when I've purchased nuts before in a package or bulk it's about $3-$5 depending on the brand, etc.  What I received this month works out to be $4.00 a bag and I think that's pretty average for these type of snacks. I like that that send a variety of items because I enjoy the mixed nuts items but the boyfriend is more of a dried fruit kind guy.

Verdict: Great variety of items and great healthy snacks.   

I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Nature Box.  I purchase these subscriptions myself.   

2 comments:

  1. Sounds tasty. How were carrot chips (haven't heard of these yet)?

    I<3 Pumpkin seeds and would love them even more with garlic!!!

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  2. You know I think they have potential but I could taste the oil that's used in it. It didn't taste bad just more like an unpleasant aftertaste.

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