It sounds like a good idea – curated boxes of healthy, natural, delicious snacks chosen by in-house holistic nutritionists and sent to Canadian customers at home. Recently Snackbox.com sent an invitation to try their product and provide a giveaway and coupon. It was the perfect opportunity to see what others have been writing about.
How the Box Arrives
The snacks arrive in a solid box with a lid that flips open. The boxes could be reused to store shoes or other items. They would come in handy as the flaps of the lid tuck in tight on either side and the boxes could stack well. Boxes are shipped across Canada from the Vancouver office near the 15th of each month and arrive in 1 -5 days, depending on where you are located.
What it Looks Like
The items were tucked in together under a paper lining. Each month 10 – 12 items are included in the box. Inside there was also a welcome card with information for new subscribers and a folded information card.
The Information Card
The information card includes three sides of information showing a photo of the individual item, a description of the product, the retail cost, details about where to buy the products and contact information for the company.
The Types of Items You Receive
The nutritionists at Snackbox.com research and seek out new products that meet the healthy snack standards and taste requirements that they have established. None of the items in the box were atypical snacks that might not be as popular with customers. In a household – or at the office – if an item isn’t quite to your liking, someone else will probably want to try it.
In the November box the following items were included.
ITO EN, Teas’Tea (Green tea) – a popular drink company from Japan
My Smoothie (Blueberry) – a drink company from Sweden. The drink was a big hit with our four year olds.
True To Nature Hemp Protein Bar – a Made in Canada product that includes healthy hemp hearts.
Enerjive Quinoa Skinny cracker – another Made in Canada product that features gluten-free crackers and quinoa. This box included rock salt flavoured crackers. They had an unexpected flavour that was a hit and were filling.
La Fourmi Fruit and Nut Medley – a pleasing mix of roasted nuts; dried cranberries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries and Goji berries; and, dark chocolate.
Lara Bar – a gluten-free snack bar featuring unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices.
Pirate’s Booty Cheese Puffs – melt in your mouth puffs that are gluten and transfat free.
Veggie Straws – snack straws made from real potatoes and flavoured with tomatoes and spinach. These bags are designed to be one portion of snack.
Arora Creations Gobi spice – a USDA organic spice mix that can be used with vegetables or chickpeas.
Bella Viva Orchards Pear Slices – Dried pears with no preservatives or additives.
Cocolico Toffee Coconut Dark Chocolate (contains nuts) – this Vancouver-based product received an “oh wow this is good” review from our resident chocolate fan. We’ve discovered a must-support local food product to buy in the future.
Subscribe to Snackbox
1 -6 month subscriptions are available for purchase online. Each box includes a $40+ value of items starting at $24/month. The 6 month subscription offers the best savings. With this plan you can save a good amount on snacks for which you might otherwise pay full price in your local store.
A monthly snack book could be used to discover new products and stock the snack cupboard at home or the snack drawer at work. One month subscriptions can be a nice alternative to hunting for a gift for a hard to shop for person. (See gift subscription information below.) Most people like to munch on healthy, tasty snacks.
1,3 and 6 month gift subscriptions are available and can be sent to recipients in Canada. The gift subscriptions do not auto-renew (unlike regular subscriptions) and shipping is free. Note: the coupon listed below cannot be applied to the gift subscriptions.
Would you like to try a SnackBox subscription? GetSnackbox.com has created a coupon that entitles you to $15 off your first Snackbox. The coupon code that you should include at the online checkout is “BCFAMILY”. It expires 12/31/2013 and is only valid for new customers.
Our Thoughts About Snackbox
For our family this service would help us to source out healthy snacks while saving some money. We’ll also keep the gift option in mind in case we need a box as a gift rather than hunting around in the stores for nice products.
Disclosure: I received the November Snack box to facilitate this post. All views and opinions stated on this post are completely my own.
Have you tried a Snackbox subscription or written a review about their product? You can comment about this posting using the comment function below or on the BCFamily.ca Facebook page. Your contribution matters so don’t be shy!
A group of BC Bloggers have combined their efforts on a group Snackbox giveaway that has been provided by GetSnackbox.com You could win a one month trial of snack box because five winners will be chosen. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents. A winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of being notified.