Good morning, friends! How’s your Saturday so far? As you know, I head to Miami for the Nautica South Beach Triathlon today, and I can’t believe race day is almost here! First, I want to thank you for your sweet and supportive comments, texts, and tweets; you sure know how to make a girl feel loved. During the past week, I’ve felt every emotion possible–excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, inadequacy, the list goes on. It still hasn’t completely set in that my first race of the season begins in less than 24 hours, and even though I won’t “race” it (meaning it’s a “C” event, aka not a goal race), I’m excited to put it all together and see how my training thus far will pay off.
Anyway, while I travel and get ready for the race, I didn’t want to leave the blog totally dead. A while back, Boxtera reached out and asked if I’d be interested in sampling one of their snack boxes, and since I think about food every 10 seconds, I was totally game!
Subscription snack boxes are quite popular now, but here’s what sets Boxtera apart:
We offer a monthly subscription of healthy natural snacks, delivered to your home, office or dorm door. Each box will include approximately 25 servings of snacks … You can trust that products delivered from BOXTERA are made from natural wholesome ingredients. We strive to include products that are mostly gluten free, organic, sometimes vegan, but always minimally processed.
Natural, organic, gluten-free—I like all of those words! OK, without further adieu, check out these goods.
So. Many. Snacks.
Even though my appetite runs wild most days, it took me a while to work through everything.
Can you blame me?
Plus, there were so many different types of snacks—bars, sweet potato chips, chocolate-covered espresso beans (which lasted one day!), you name it. The options seemed endless, so I could really pick and choose which to eat based on my cravings and hunger levels. I also really appreciated how most options were one serving; we know I have no willpower, so when it comes to snacking, I’m a fan of pre-proportioned foods.
Some of my favorite snacks included the sweet potato chips and chocolate-covered espresso beans (obviously). I could gush about these, but I really want to highlight this Just Great Stuff Organic Chocolate Dream Greens bar.
I don’t eat a lot of bars for snacks, so I procrastinated trying it. On the train back to NYC after Easter, I opened it as a last resort—and it pleasantly surprised me! No funky flavors, no aftertaste, just straight-up chocolate. This is one bar I would recommend; it definitely gets my stamp of approval.
Overall, Boxtera’s snack selection impressed me. Thinking back to my college days, I would’ve loved getting this box in the mail every month. Even though there were a few items I didn’t love (for example, the vegan jerky wasn’t my thing), the majority of the snacks I polished off without a problem. Not a surprise, but still. I’m a fan of anything that takes the guesswork out of making healthy eating choices, and it would be challenging to snack poorly in this case–unless you eat all the chocolate-covered espresso beans in one sitting
like I did.
[Full disclosure: I was contacted by Boxtera; they offered to send me a complimentary box in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.]
Have you tried a snack subscription service? Do you eat bars for snacks regularly?