Monday, February 17, 2014

SnackBox - review & discount code



Like many of you, I love to snack! With my busy schedule, it is completely necessary to have small bags of snacks available in my work bag, in the car or in my purse to keep me going throughout the day. I found though, that when I was hungry I would often grab anything tasty, but not necessarily healthy. So in my mission to look for healthy snack options, I came across Karen's post over at Chasing Tomatoes about Snackbox

Snackbox, which is located out of Vancouver, has a monthly subscription service where they curate all sorts of healthy snack products available on the market. There is a holistic nutritionist that carefully chooses the products in order to ensure that there are healthier alternatives in the box compared to what we might ordinarily crave.

In Karen's post about Snackbox, she also had a coupon for $15 off. I was intrigued and decided to order a 3 month subscription for myself and at the same time send my friend in Toronto a box for her birthday (they have a gift option as well). That way we could compare snack notes as she loves snacking too.

My first Snackbox was their December one. Once opened there was a nice fact sheet with information about what snacks were in the box, website info for the snack company, retail price and retail locations for where you could buy each snack. At first glance, the Snackbox was pretty full! Not bad for $27/box (with the 3 month subscription price).
Most of the items in this particular box were gluten free. My parents were visiting at the time, so in short order we proceeded to taste some of the snacks. The dried Mango by Peeled Snacks was super tasty ($2.99). The smoky chili & lime roasted chickpeas by The Good Bean ($5.99) was found to be slightly on the salty side for everyone's liking along with A Good Portion's Pistachios ($4.99). The sea salt was found to be more prominent compared to the saffron. However, everyone really loved Tutti Gourmet's Bana Krisp with Almond & Cacao ($5.49). Surprisingly the banana was not too powerful and the cacao helped with the flavour profile. Plus, who doesn't love chocolate? 

Speaking of chocolate, the Whistler Rocket Chocolate ($4.99) was my kind of chocolate. I also have an affinity for dark chocolate and with the chocolate bar being organic that was an added bonus. The first of the two 'chips' in the box were Hardbite smokin' BBQ flavoured Chips ($1.25). Interestingly, each of these chip bags are hand packaged and even have the name of the person who packaged them. My co-worker and I were really surprised how tasty the Wai Lana Cassava chips ($2.99) were at first bite. Sort of reminded me of those shrimp chips you get at Chinese restaurants or stores except these cassava chips are gluten-free, soy-free and non-GMO. 

The other smaller items in the box were the Camino dark chocolate ($1.50) which was rather intense and tasted better over 2 cups rather than 1as was recommended. The Pamela's Products Whenever Bars ($5.99 for a box of 5) was unfortunately a miss. Not sure what it was, but certainly not very tasty or recommendable to others. Lastly, the Pecan Nut-Thins by Blue Diamond ($4.27) was likely on the salty side but paired well with cheeses like provolone and smoked gruyere. 

All in all, I am satisfied with my first Snackbox purchase. You can check them out at www.getsnackbox.com. I also received at $15 discount code in my last Snackbox for those of you interested in trying them out!


Code: HEALTHYSTART967
Expires: February 28, 2014

Let me know what your thoughts are about these snacks in the comments below or if you have tried other snack boxes!

2 comments:

  1. I might have to give this a try! I snack all day at work...usually what S calls "bird food" (aka trail mixes). I like that it has a good variety.

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    1. Yes! Give it a try! My February box just came in (it usually ships on the 12th of every month) and it looks good so far. Take advantage of the discount code while it's still valid. I think the 3 month/6 month subscription is good as it is cheaper than getting only one box. They charge on every 3rd or 6th month for your entire 3 or 6 months depending on which one you go for.

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