NatureBox Review

Back in March I posted about a new subscription snack service I had signed up for called NatureBox. I started with the free trial and received my first official delivery in mid-April. It’s taken me this long to get through the snacks (shocking!) because, well, life.

As I mentioned in my previous post, highlights of NatureBox products (according to the company) include:

  • No high-fructose corn syrup (yay!)
  • No hydrogenated oils
  • No artificial anything, including colours, sweeteners and flavours
  • No added sulfites
  • Yes to high-quality, nutritious ingredients
  • Yes to thoughtful sourcing

This shipment contained five full-sized snacks that I had previously added to my ‘Pantry’ and selected for inclusion in my April box. You can go in any time and select items from your pantry to include in your next order with an easy-to-use drag and drop tool. I’m obsessed with my pantry. I go in every few days and re-arrange or add new items and move items into and out of my next shipment items. It’s kind of my favourite thing.

The items I received were Toasted Cheddar Stix, Pistachio Power Clusters, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pretzels and Salt & Pepper Lentil Loops.

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NatureBox snacks – Toasted Cheddar Stix and Pistachio Power Clusters

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NatureBox snacks – Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pretzels, Honey Dijon Pretzels and Salt & Pepper Lentil Loops

 

Toasted Cheddar Stix: Anything cheddar is totally my jam. And I’ll pretty much eat any snack that comes in a stick form. That said, I found I could only eat a few of these at a time (which is probs a good thing). The flavour and crunch were good, but I found them a little powdery and slightly too savoury. I would pick these for a future box, but only after I’ve tried some other options.

Pistachio Power Clusters: Yum city. These were more like a dessert than a snack. Filling and satisfying, these saved my ass when I was starving during a class and remembered I had these tucked away in my purse. Full of nutty goodness.

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pretzels: Loved. I munched on these at work every day for a week, which demonstrates that I posess incredible restraint. I was basically allowing myself like 6 a day and then burying the bag under a mound of sweaters in an ateempt to make them last as long as possible. I love yogurt and I love pretzels so adding these to my pantry was a no-brainer. Perfect for a morning snack with coffee.

Honey Dijon Pretzels: These were the snack I was most excited about. They were totally delicious but as with the cheddar sticks I found I could only eat two or three at a time (again, this is probs a good thing). They were super dijon-y, so if you’re not a fan of that particularly flavour then skip these. These are thick pretzel sticks and very filling with tons of flavour. I also found these almost overwhelming with flavour, but overall I liked them a lot.

Salt & Pepper Lentil Loops: I lose my shit over lentil chips, and these didn’t disappoint. My favourite of the bunch, these lentil loops had the perfect amount of crunch and flavour and a lovely pepper-y kick. I’ve already added them to my next box.

And now I eagerly await my May box….

 

Note: This post is not sponsored. I am paying for my NatureBox subscription out of my own pocket. Speaking of pockets, my pockets were –  until I decided to try and make better snack choices – typically filled with high-sodium crackers, and I’ve been casually referring to pockets as CrackerPockets™ for years. Because that was the only thing I ever used my pockets for – a vehicle/storage centre for crackers. And then my friend told his niece that pockets were for crackers and now her mom probably hates me on laundry days. So really I’m doing this to save the pockets of small children from staining due to cheese dust (and also saving my denim jacket in the process). I’m practically a saint.

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