Urthbox Classic: February 2015

So today we’re taking a break from the beauty boxes to focus on food. Urthbox is a food subscription service that focuses “…on Non-GMO, Organic and All Natural” snacks including “Full-Size products from trustworthy brands perfect for your home, personal life or the office.”

The lovely folks at Urthbox sent me their Large “Classic” box to review for you all (for details on box options, pricing and a coupon code, jump down to the Backstory).
Box

As soon as I opened the box I was immediately impressed with the quantity of items. There is a ton of product in this box and a lot of variety. I wasn’t familiar with most of the brands so it was fun to try these out. Most items had nutritional values on the packaging, but a few did not. It took me awhile to try out all the products for you guys, but I did it. (I’m all about the science you know).
Open Box

Strawberryade
Purity Organic Watermelon Strawberryade
(Estimated Retail: $?)
Verdict: Love!
Because I tend to watch out for calories in my juice drinks, I don’t have them often. This was a lovely treat. It tastes fresh and like real fruit as opposed to artificial flavoring. The whole bottle (2 servings) is 120 calories so probably not something I’d drink that often. It’s currently out of stock on Amazon so I couldn’t give you a price for this one.

Trail BItes
Gourmet Nut Gourmet Trail Bites Mangoes and Cranberries
(Estimated Retail: $4.67)
Verdict: Love!
This were tasty and had a cool square shape for easy snacking. I think kids would love these and they would be great for picnics and trips.

Cocobacon
Coconut Organics Cocobacon
(Estimated Retail: $6.00 for a 2 pack)
Verdict: No, absolutely no, in every language ever uttered in the history of ever
Now if you’re doing lowcarb you know that Coconut and Bacon are staples of the diet. I had my boyfriend try these first and his response was “they taste neither like bacon or coconut”. I got my courage up and I can only describe this as licking a shaker of “smoked” seasoning. Also those little coconut shards get stuck in your throat.

Cantaloupe
Crispy Green Crispy Fruit Cantaloupe

(Estimated Retail: $1.59 each)
Verdict: Like eating a rancid circus peanut
I love fruit so I thought I’d enjoy this but the freeze dried texture plus the fruit taste is just off putting. I’m not sure if any of the other fruit flavors would be better.

Chipotle Almonds
Nunes Farms Sweet Chipotle Almonds

(Estimated Retail: $2.08 each)
Verdict: Hit!
You can’t go wrong with Chipotle or Almonds.

Crackers
Little Bread Hen Multigrain Flatbed Crackers

(Estimated Retail: $1.50 each)
Verdict: Nope
These had very little flavor.

Pork Rinds
Pork Clouds Fried Pork Skins Malabar Black Pepper

(Estimated Retail: $4.00)
Verdict: Miss
My boyfriend is the resident pork rinds expert and he deemed these “flavorless”.

Granola
Bakery on Main Gluten Free Granola Apple Raisin Walnut

(Estimated Retail: $1.25 each).”
Verdict: Hit!
Okay we all know gluten free stuff can sometimes be horrifying but this was absolutely delicious. I don’t have dietary restrictions and I’d gladly purchase this.

Cream Cheese
Copper Cowbell Cinnamon Cream Cheese

(Estimated Retail: $1.00 Each)
Verdict: Disappointing
I love cream cheese and cinnamon so I thought this would be a win, but it’s just not quite flavorful enough.

Protein
Bounce Natural Energy Ball Coconut & Macadamia Protein Bliss

(Estimated Retail: $2.16)
Verdict: Like
I thought these were a filling breakfast and tasted better than a lot of other protein type bars.

Pineapple
ThinkFruit Dried Fruit Snacks Pineapple Tidbits

(Estimated Retail: $1.41 each)
Verdict: Like
Dried fruit is always a good snack.

Cherry Cookie
Nothin But Granola Cookies Cherry Cranberry Almond

(Estimated Retail: $1.14).”
Verdict: Hit!
I love cherries and these were tasty.

Madegood
Made Good Strawberry Organic Granola Minis

(Estimated Retail: $4.89 each)
Verdict: Hit!
Thankfully I like granola since we’ve gotten a lot of it in this box. These were tasty so no complaints.

Peanut Butter Cup
Unreal Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

(Estimated Retail: $1.50).”
Verdict: Opt for the Real Thing instead
These tasted like the imitation drug store peanut butter cups. Peanut butter cups should probably be a rare treat anyway so if you really want one, just spring for a Reese’s.

Crunches
Oskri Crunchies Pecan & Raisins

(Estimated Retail: $1.50)
Verdict: Hit!
Pecans and raisins are always good

FREEBIE
Freebie
Purps Vita Home

This was a freebie so I’m not including it in the overall value.

 OVERALL
Full Box
Verdict:
Hit!

Most of the snacks were tasty and I love the variety of products. I couldn’t find a price on the fruit beverage and I had to do some creative calculating to estimate retail prices because some items are only available in multi-packs. Taking all that into consideration the total (excluding the drink) comes out to $52.07 which is at least a little more than the $49 pricetag.

What I really like about this box is that you get to try a lot of products you might not find otherwise and if you’re always trying to find healthy snacks for work (or kid’s lunches) it does the guess work for you. It also comes right to your house and saves you the time and effort of going the grocery or health food store. I’m definitely considering signing up for the “diet” box since healthy low cal snacks can be hard to come by and I love anything that helps me save time with grocery shopping.

Have you tried any healthy food boxes? What did you think?

THE BACKSTORY
UrthBox is the best way to discover healthy new foods, beverages, snacks and more for your home, the office or on-the-go every month. Enjoy up to 30 brand new full-sized products every month at up to $100 in retail value.

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Box Options:
Classic • Gluten-Free • Vegan • Diet

Monthly Cost: $9 For a Mini (4 – 5 Items)
$19 For a Small (8 – 10 Items)
$29 For a Medium (14 – 16 Items)
$49 For a Large (20 – 24 Items)
$199 For an Office Subscription (100+ Items – Serves 5 – 10 Employees)

Free Shipping to US; $6 International

There are also options for 3 Month and 6 Month Subscriptions.

Coupon Code: Use CRUNCHWEEK to get $10 off

Earn Points: Purchase more of what you love at member discounts. Plus earn big loyalty points for every purchase, redeemable at the UrthBox Shop.

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Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island trying to help real people, while making up stories about imaginary ones. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure, was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

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