Wednesday, September 24, 2014

UrthBox Healthy Snack Subscription Box Review, September 2014 + $10 Coupon Code!

I'm on a mission to try to find a healthy snack subscription that sends foods I really like.  Easier said than done.  I've tried a lot of them but a new one to me is UrthBox which sends all sorts of healthy foods, snacks and drinks.  They have four box options: Classic, Gluten-Free, Vegan and Diet. 

UrthBoxes come in three sizes.  There are significant discounts for longer term subscriptions. The prices shown are for one month, three months and six months respectively.

Small (Discovery Box) - 7 to 10 products - $29/$24/$19
Medium (Part-Time Snacker) - 12 to 15 products - $39/$34/$29
Large (Happy Snacker) - 20 to 24 products - $59/$54/$49

Groupon recently ran a deal on the Medium sized box for $23 which gave me an opportunity to try out UrthBox.  It took over a month for the box to arrive which seems like a VERY long time but I guess it does take longer to process orders that go through a third party.  At almost four pounds, the box I received was gratifyingly important trait in any edible shipment as far as I'm concerned!

Inside was quite a cornucopia of healthy snacks....13 altogether!  All but one are full size single servings. Six of the products are various types of chips.

There is a big 18 oz. bottle of Tanzania Lemonade Tea from Bai5.  This is "superfruit infused and full of antioxidants".  I'm not a big fan of bottled teas but I'll give this one the benefit of the doubt.

Another drink is a chocolate milkshake in a box by Sneakz Organic, which seems like a great name for a product that contains a "full serving of veggies".  Somehow, they have packed carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli into this chocolate shake!  If this is at all tolerable, it's a great way to get vegetables into your kids.

Next is a package of Easy Peasy natural gluten free chips made with pea protein....probably best not to say that out loud!  These are in "Original BBQ" flavor, a taste I don't associate with peas!

There is a package of Quinoa Chips by Simply 7.  These are baked and have a bit of sea salt; I'm guessing I'll like these.

My favorite item in this box (I think) is the Mango Tango Almond Mix from Sahale Snacks. These are described as "whole almonds and peanuts with the sweet, tart chewiness of lime-infused mango, punctuated by the subtle kick of chipotle chili". There's nothing "subtle" about chipotle to me but this snack sounds good!

A package of instant oatmeal by Glutenfreeda (awful name) is in the flavor "Maple Raisin with Flax". This contains gluten-free oats (huh?), raisins, maple sugar, brown sugar, flax meal and salt.

There is one non-edible item in the box, a test sample of WaterWipes, "the world's purest baby wipes".  Amazingly, these are made of 99.9% water, .1% grapefruit seed extract and nothing else! They are extra soft absorbent baby wipes.  Can someone please loan me a baby?  I need to try this can a wipe be almost all water?

The only multi-serving snack included is a bag of Chickpea Chips by Maya Kaimal. These seeded multigrain crispy chickpea and rice chips actually have a lot of fat (8g) per serving. Looks like this package contains four or five servings.

A nutrition bar by NatureCrops is in Quinoa & Strawberry flavor.  This looks pretty good and flavorful.

Let's just get this out of the way....I don't like kale.  There I said it.  I know it's not politically correct in a kale obsessed world but I hate the stuff. And it's everywhere. Including chips...where it has no business being.  Here we have Goldbaum's Multigrain Kale Chips in "Piedmont BBQ" flavor no less. This just makes me want to go grab a bag of Fritos....chips as God intended!

This convenient little snack combo box from Wild Garden contains a package of multi grain pita chips and hummus dip.

Here's a chip I can get into...."Crunchy Premium Apple Crisps with Cinnamon" from Snapz. This is a very small package which I'm sure I'll inhale.

This package contains three chocolate chip macaroons from Emmy's.  This is a coconut vanilla macaroon packed with dark chocolate chips....sounds really good!  There is also a coupon code for 20% off at their store (  If you want to use that, it's SELFLOVE. (Don't blame me...I didn't come up with that!)

As you can see, I have some serious snacking to do.  This box provided great value for the price paid and contained a good assortment of products.  There are a couple I'll give away but overall, I think there is some potential for expanding my snack horizons.  That's pretty much the point of a healthy snack box, isn't it?

If you're interested in trying UrthBox, use code CRUNCHWEEK to get $10 off your first month. Shipping is free in the U.S. and $6.00 for Canada.  Orders placed by the end of the month are shipped on the 15th of the following month.

Have you tried UrthBox?  If so, what did you think?  Let us know below!

Thanks for reading,


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