Laura Rennie

my experience with NatureBox

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(this is not a sponsored post)

Chances are you’ve seen ads for NatureBox on Facebook or in sponsored posts like this or this. If not, here are the deets: NatureBox is a monthly snack subscription advertising wholesome snacks. You get a certain amount of bagged snacks based on the level of subscription you sign up for. Your first box of snacks are chosen for you, but after that you can go on the website and pick what snacks you want in your next box. You can cancel your subscription any time. The lowest level subscription is $20 for five bags of snacks. Shipping is free in the continental U.S.

from LGN

The snacks do not contain high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, artificial colors or trans fats. They offer snacks under each of the following categories: vegan, soy free, gluten conscious, lactose free, non-gmo and nut free. They’ll also tell you if a snack is low in sugar or sodium, and you can view the full nutritional info for each individual snack.

I chose to quit NatureBox after two months, but I think it’s a neat company and I wouldn’t necessarily not recommend it.

What I liked: I received two boxes for only $10 after first using a promo code and then using my savings from a referral, so no complaints on the price. They also have a lot of different snacks to choose from, and I like that they provide user reviews. The customer service was pretty superb—you might have to wait a day or to before hearing back, but you’ll get an e-mail assuring that help IS on the way. You also might get a “surprise snack” in your box now and then (free of charge). I got one in my second box. 

What I didn’t like: I don’t think $20 for five bags of snacks is terrible (many snacks that claim to be healthful are expensive), but because I didn’t LOVE the snacks, I didn’t want to pay $20 to try more. Of the five snacks that the company picked for first month, I only liked two (praline pumpkin seeds and French almond vanilla granola). I got a second box because I was able to get the referral discount, plus I wanted to see if I’d like the snacks better if I was able to pick them out myself. I only picked snacks that I really thought I’d like, and all of them got mostly rave reviews. Unfortunately, I wasn’t wowed by what I got. (Nothing terrible, just nothing fabulous.) When I was putting the snacks away I realized I never even finished a full bag of any of the snacks from my first month, and that told me that it’s just not worth it for me to have a monthly subscription.

I don’t keep a ton of snacks in the house. We tend to have crackers, nuts, apples and popcorn on hand, and I’ll occasionally buy a bag of chips or a sleeve of mini candy bars as a treat. We simply don’t need five bags of snacks (granted, they’re small) sitting around.

On one hand, if you are looking for snacks that you can feel good about eating and serving your family, I’d say give NatureBox a shot. You’re not obligated to keep up with the subscription, and you should be able to find a discount code floating around. Plus, there are so many snacks to try! I can’t give a fully fair review of NatureBox considering I have only tried a handful of what they have to offer.

On the other hand, if you don’t normally spend $20 a month on snack food and you’re content with the snacks you normally eat…it might not be worth it.

Let me know if you try NatureBox! I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts.