Saturday, February 25, 2017

Naturebox: Snack Subscription Box that's actually worth it!


Does anyone else find a subscription, a new product, a new place that they are so excited about they can barely contain themselves? This is absolutely me and that is exactly what I want to do today. FYI – Everything said is my own opinion; I am not being compensated in any way with what I write today so hopefully that appeases any thoughts of a biased opinion!
In general, I am always looking for quick, easy, healthy alternatives to curb my mid-afternoon munchies. Last month, a friend introduced me to NatureBox, a subscription snack box that gets delivered directly to your door. I checked out the website and immediately wanted to order one of everything since it looked so good! 
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Before I dive in to our personal experience, I want to give a little background information on how Naturebox works. Although this is a subscription box, there is no commitment, meaning you can cancel anytime. The monthly membership costs $5 but goes directly to any order you make that month. Don’t want to order that month? Then that will just roll over to the next month. The account credits expire after 12 months so there is no rush to make sure they get used right away. Ordered something, took one bite, & hated it? Tell them! They will credit your account if you don’t like a snack you received. Want to know more? Check out their website!
Okay so let’s get going with my experience! My friend sent me a link to use for $20 off your first order, you can get yours HERE! I was pretty excited & consulted Stephen about what we wanted to order first (really I was going to get whatever I wanted but you know you have to be like a “team player” when you’re in a relationship, ughhh eye roll lol). Below is our first order! I tried to get a good mixture salty and sweet snacks but I tend to always lean more toward sweet :)
As you can see from our list, we got a good range of items and I couldn’t wait to try them all. When I initially ordered, a week went by and the tracking had still not been updated. I was discouraged but contacted customer service through the chat feature on their website. **Disclaimer: I despise, yes despise, contacting any customer service department because I know this means I will get transferred half a million times & will be dealing with the situation for at least an hour, so I avoid doing such things like the plague** But to my surprise within about 10 minutes of “chatting”, they apologized and were sending me email confirmation of a replacement box order (no charge to me). One of the items I had originally ordered was out of stock so I got to pick a different snack to replace it AND they credited my account for the full price of the item (not just the sale price that I had paid)! This was personally one of the best customer service experiences I’ve ever had and would have no problem contacting them again if an issue arose.
We received our snacks about 4 business days later, & everything looked so fresh. I opened a few right then & we sampled them. I was very pleased with the choices we made but we definitely had favorites and not so favorites. Stephen’s favorite was "hands down" the Peanut Butter Nom Noms (basically just super yummy no bakes), which surprised me since I thought he would love the jerky! He did love the jerky but the nom noms were just so ooey gooey that they won him over!
My absolute favorite was the Crispy Coconut Squares. I love coconut so I opened those first and was not at all surprised when I looked down and only had 3 left (hehe oops). They are exactly what their name eludes to, crispy toasted coconut. The flavor is perfectly sweet but not too much so. I will definitely order these again on our next order.
If you want a starting point other than what I mentioned above then I would say these would be round out my top five after the two favorites mentioned above.
Crème Brulee Peanuts: This was the perfect pairing of sweetness for a peanut. The flavor is great and they are crunchy & sweet making them the ultimate afternoon snack!
Hickory Smoked Turkey Jerky: We tried both beef & turkey jerky but the turkey won me over! It was so tender and the hickory smoke flavor was perfect! We will be ordering the larger amount next time!
Dried Mango: I will admit that I was skeptical about this one because as much as I love the flavor of mango, I’m not actually a huge fan of the texture. It was chewy and delicious though! Don’t think “dehydrated” aka crunchy “chips” like I did because this is what I would consider fruit “leather” aka a fruit roll up texture.
What didn’t we like? The Sea Salt Pop Pops. It isn’t that they weren't good, but they were just a little too much sea salt for me. If you love salty treats, these may be perfect for you though. Don't forget about the "worry free" ordering; if you don't like them, get a credit for something else to try!
We will definitely be ordering again and what’s on my list? These suckers right here just to name a few!
I'm sure you are curious about how much this all costs. You get a glimpse above but for my entire first order, taxes, & shipping, I only paid $16 and change! That did include my credit but I got a lot of goodies that would have cost much more at a store even without the credit. I suggest giving it a try at least once since you don't pay membership the first month either! 
Have any other questions about any of the snacks that were part of my order that I didn’t detail? Feel free to ask! I would love talk about what I liked or didn’t like and hopefully give some insight if you are thinking about making an order. If you want to just try it out for a month, use this LINK to get $20 off your first order! Can’t beat that for a first try!

10 comments :

  1. oh this actually sounds just up my ally!! looks delish!

    xoxo
    Victoria
    www.agallonofglitter.com

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  2. Oooh, I'm going to have to look into that. I love sampling stuff and this sounds like a great way to try lots of new snacks.

    Lynn N.
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  3. I always struggle with things to put in my husbands lunch, & these would be perfect! But I am allergic to peanuts and it is SO hard for me to find good, healthy snacks that are peanut free :( Thank you for sharing though!!

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  4. I love this healthy foods, I would definitely check it out.
    Xo, CHRISTIANNE
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  5. Perfect for kids' snacks for sure! For adults too; healthy with a great variety!

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  6. Oh I love Nature Box! Looks like a lot of yummy snacks.

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  7. I've heard such great things about these boxes. Thanks for the review!

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  8. I have heard great things about this! I am definitely going to have to try it out now!
    victoria | www.thesoutherntrunk.com

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  9. I want to try the apple cinnamon crunch one! These look so good!

    xo, Suzanne~ www.suzannespiegoski.com

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  10. These treats are calling for me! these are just my thing! Thanks for this FYI!

    xx - Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

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