Friday, August 14, 2015

Nature Box Review, August 2015, Get Your First Box FREE!

Sometimes my job here is SO hard.  I have selflessly snacked my way through the August Nature Box for the sole purpose of bringing you this review.  If you're one of the five or six people in North America who have never heard of Nature Box...boy, am I gonna sound smart.  For everybody else, just bear with me through this snack fest, then go get your own box! 

Nature Box was one of the first subscription snack services.  They have evolved in several ways over the last couple of years, from better snack mixes to more customization and sleeker packaging. The result is the most tastebud-friendly assortment of reasonably healthy snacks available. They can accommodate all sorts of dietary needs from gluten, soy, milk or nut free to vegan and non-GMO. You will not find artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or high fructose corn syrup in these snacks.  They contain no trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils.  In spite of all that, there are some really good snacks on the Nature Box menu!

Nature Boxes come in two sizes, a three snack box or a five snack box.  The smaller box is $13.95 and the larger box is $19.95.  You can pick your delivery frequency; once a week, once every two weeks or once a month.  The snacks are arranged in about a dozen categories and you can pick and choose which ones to put in your "Pantry".  The three or five snacks at the top of your list will be the next ones shipped out; it works very much like Netflix!

So, let's see what's left of my August Nature Box.  Trust me, this pristine array of untouched snack bags did not last long.

I chose several new (to me) snacks this time.  One of them was White Cheddar Caramel Popcorn which is exactly what it sounds like.  I consumed about 2/3 of this bag in one sitting.  This one will be staying high in my Pantry queue.

Another one was this bag of Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Bites.  Let's face it; chocolate chip cookies under any healthy guise are usually not to be trusted.  To say they are generally awful is not an overstatement.  These, on the other hand, are actually quite good. The whole wheat flour gives them more substance than "healthy" cookies usually have. There is a tiny bit of bitterness to the taste which is probably a result of the low amount of sugar in these cookies. Of course, they do not compare to the real thing (and it would be foolish to expect them to), but these are not bad at all. Because of their considerable density, they are also quite filling.

The Harvest Nut Mix contains all things good; peanuts, wild rice sticks, almonds, edamame, toasted corn and sesame sticks.  This has to be one of my top two or three favorite Nature Box snacks.  Definitely not low fat or low calorie but also not to be missed!

I usually request at least one dried fruit in my Nature Box.  This time, I had asked for Dried California Peaches and those are listed on the packing slip.  But someone crossed them out by hand and wrote in Granny Smith Apples, a snack that was a little further down in my queue.  This bag is packed full and these will probably last the longest of all the snacks this month.  They don't have a big taste but they also have no fat.  These are satisfyingly chewy and crunchy and you can pretty much eat them until your jaws are tired.

Last, we have Sticks 'n Stones, something I've ordered several times before.  With almonds, cashews and sesame sticks, this is similar to the Harvest Nut Mix but a little less virtuous (i.e., no edamame).  I'll be ordering this one as long as Nature Box stocks it.

Seriously, there's not a whole lot left in my August Nature Box. That may be the downside to getting exactly what you want in every box. If you're interested in trying Nature Box, click here and they'll send your first box for FREE!  I'm not sure how long Nature Box will be running the free box promotion so if it is not available when you see this, try code share10off for $10 off your first box.

I don't know of any other snack service that sends the same quality and variety of delicious snacks that you'll get from Nature Box.  They are also the only snack company that offers the level of customization that lets you choose exactly what you want to receive in each box.  Snackisfaction guaranteed!

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post may contain referral or affiliate links.


Anonymous said...

I ordered my free naturebox! It's important to note that they have excellent customer service! They charged me $1 to my account, so I asked them why. They immediately followed up, and then sent me a survey. I gave them all positive ratings on the survey, but somehow something got mixed up because they sent another follow-up asking why I was unhappy with service. They are really on top of things! -- Alyssa

Lone Star Shopper said...

Yes, they seem to have a level of stability that is lacking in a lot of sub commerce companies. Great customer service is definitely part of that!