Review: NatureBox

Look at me, reviewing products like a fancy blogger.

Hastag: Bonafide!

A couple weeks ago, a lovely lady from the Bay Area company NatureBox offered to send me their November box to review.  Healthy snacks that aren’t a meatball, a Larabar, or a slimy baby carrot?

BRING IT!

Merlin investigates...

Merlin investigates, Brandi Glanville gesticulates…

The box contained generous packages of 5 different snacks and a card with descriptions of the foods and a recipe that used one of the items.

So colorful and cute!

So colorful and cute!

A quick scan of the nutritional information revealed that every item is vegan and free of the following yuckies:

* High fructose corn syrup

* Partially hydrogenated oils

* Trans fats

* Artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors

You better believe I broke into those babies right away!

First up:  Cinnamon Spiced Granola

Delicious clusters of wintery goodness!

Delicious clusters of wintery goodness!

This granola was delicious.  The nutmeg and cinnamon plays perfectly this time of year.  Since granola is relatively caloric, I would sprinkle this on yogurt or oatmeal for crunch and additional flavor.  After I wrote that, I realized that the card suggested the same thing.  Great minds…!

Next up:  Chipotle Maple Almonds

Hee hee.  This bag says "nuts"...

NOMNOMNOM.

LOVED.  THESE.  Munching on them as I type.  They have quite a bit of kick and a really interesting combination of flavors: maple, onion, ginger, cayenne, apple vinegar, espresso.  More, please.  Now, please.

*Edited to say that these totally got me through two demanding concerts.  Where can I get more?  I’m having withdrawals.

So crunchy!  So ranch-y!

So crunchy! So ranch-y!

The Country Ranch Peas were another winner.  So good, in fact, that I had about three and came home to an empty bag.  Lady tested, dude approved!  You owe me a bag of ranch peas, sir…

For some reason, technical difficulties are preventing me from posting the additional pictures (….’cause they were so illuminating…).  Thanks, internet!

The Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds were tasty.  I had never actually had pumpkin seeds.  The roasted garlic flavor was very subtle so no need to worry about dragon breath when your boss comes by to collect your TPS reports.  The only problem with these is that they’re so teeny.  I can see myself eating the entire bag in one commute.

The Carrot Chips were my least favorite.  I’m not a huge fan of sweet things that aren’t sugary sweet.  These had great crunch and were a perfect size for munching but the flavor wasn’t my jam.  Carrot lovers will be a big fan.

I think NatureBox is a fantastic service.  I would definitely pay for it with my own money.  At $20/month, I think it’s a good value for a great product.  Hopefully my family isn’t reading this because I think a few of them will be getting subscriptions!

If you’re interested in trying it, NatureBox is generously offering  a coupon!

The promo code CARROT may be used for 25% off your first month’s subscription (please note that the 25% discount is only applicable to the month-to-month subscription. 6 month subscriptions receive 1 month free and 12 month subscriptions receive 3 months free.)  If you try it out, I’d love to hear about your experience!

What’s your favorite healthy snack?  I seriously need help with this area of my life.

N.B.: Nature Box provided this box free of charge for me to review.  The opinions are all my own!

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