Wednesday, April 4, 2012

NatureBox

by Meghann on April 4, 2012

A fun surprise arrived on my doorstep this afternoon.

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And who doesn’t love fun surprises?

NatureBox is a company built around the idea of delivering fun (healthy!) surprises on a monthly basis. Just like Birch Box (where subscribers can sign up to receive monthly shipments of health and beauty products), NatureBox delivers monthly shipments of healthy, locally sourced snacks right to subscribers’ front door.

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NatureBox is still new – and currently still developing their product and brand – but they were kind enough to send me one of their March boxes to review on the blog.

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I love the idea of monthly subscription programs for packaged goods because, well, who doesn’t love getting a package filled with new goodies every month? And the subscription price isn’t that bad. $19.95 a month gets you all this.

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March’s box:

  • Sunshine Veggie Chips
  • Firecrackers
  • Nuts for Granola
  • Dried Cherries
  • Figgy Bars with Honey

First of all, I was impressed with the variety of snacks in the snack box. Each snack bag contained something that was a completely different snack genre than the other (i.e. only one dried fruit, only one bag of granola, etc.). I also loved that the box included recipes for all of the items in the snacks bags and I thought that it was a great that it was all a big surprise when I opened the box.

It just so happened that the box arrived around snack time. Perfect time to try the figgy bars, wouldn’t you agree?

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Nutrition facts:

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I had two. :)

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Yep. Tasted just like a Fig Newton – two thumbs up. :)

The only downside I can see is the chance of receiving items you don’t particularly care for and not having control over it (i.e. the firecrackers will probably go uneaten in this household), but I guess that would be true with any mystery service.

Do you subscribe to any monthly delivery services? What are your thoughts?

The figgy bars were great, but they didn’t keep me full for long. Hunger hit hard at Whole Foods a couple of hours later and I had to purchase a pear to hold me over.

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Derek and I had dinner at his brother’s house tonight. His brother supplied the entertainment (his adorable 10 month old daughter) and we supplied the pizza.

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I <3 Anthony’s Pizza. Seriously, the best take-out pizza around. :)

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We ordered the usual – one large meatball, one small cauliflower, and a large salad – but the cauliflower pizza tasted off. It wasn’t as buttery as usual and had a bit of spice to it (I don’t remember it being spicy in the past). I hope they didn’t change their formula and this was just a fluke. :/

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I still went back for a second piece of cauliflower. ;)

Attune chocolate bar for dessert.

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And now it’s time for bed.

Good night!

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