NatureBox Review – January 2013

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naturebox We got our NatureBox!

I took advantage of an awesome GiltCity Naturebox deal last week (unfortunately no longer available), and our box is in! I impressed with what came in this box.

In each Naturebox Discovery Box you get 15-20 servings total from 5 different seasonally themed natural snacks. No HFCS, no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors! No partially hydrogenated crap. You can use my link to save $5 off your first box. Check out the NatureBox listing in the directory for additional information on this monthly snack box.

What’s in the box

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To be honest, I’m not sure if this was the January or February box, but I’m going with January. I don’t think that each box is necessarily the same.

In our box we had 5 healthy snacks (in clockwise order from the upper left): Wild Berry Bunch, Orange Crush Granola, Cranberry Almond Bites, Masa Crisps, and Country Ranch Peas.

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What we liked about this box

There’s a lot to like about this box.

  • Very interesting and unique flavors (country ranch peas!)
  • Each snack has a different texture
  • Everything is pretty much all natural.
  • Great stockup box and discovery box with five different flavors.
  • The flavors are great. The Cranberry Almond Bites are almost infused with Cranberry. The Orange Crush Granola is similarly infused with orange flavor. The Masa Crisps are extremely tasty.
  • Non-GMO ingredients clearly labeled (but not everything is non-GMO)
  • Nutritional information is right on each package.
  • 21 servings in the box (compared to the promised 15-20). They are small servings, but these are calorie-dense foods.
  • Expiration dates of 5/31.
  • My kids will love these snacks!

What we didn’t like about this box

  • More granola. Granola is hard for little kids like mine to navigate. Doesn’t mean they don’t like it and it’s not tasty, but it does kind of make a mess. Moms and Dads, save this for your greek yogurt or for your bigger kids! (Remember my reviews are focused on family use, including small children!)
  • The golden raisins in the Wild Berry Bunch are sulfured.
  • The Masa Crisps are a wee bit on the salty side. They would be good with hummus or salsa.
  • That’s it!

Verdict

I think this is a good value interesting stock-up box. The flavors were great and the box was priced well. Some of the snacks are items that I’ve never seen in a grocery store, so I can’t really compare prices. While the price is good, the Family Snacker (10 bags for $29.95) would be a really excellent value. My NatureBox account says that they are currently testing the option to personalize your box. I would be interested in a larger box less frequently, especially as these snacks have a longer shelf life than some of the other snack boxes. I recommend giving it a try! You can sign up at Naturebox using my link and save $5.

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