Review: NatureBox Subscription Box, A Snacking Alternative

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NatureBox subscription boxes deliver unique foods to your door every month to give you an alternative to the stuff found in your local grocery aisle.

Most parents are very concerned about the quality of food their children eat, and one of the biggest challenges tends to be snack foods. You can guide your kids toward healthy snacks, but the options are limited and often don’t taste so great. NatureBox aims to provide a healthy and tasty snacking alternative.

The service provides a new box each month with five full-sized snacks with options for 10 and 20 pack boxes. The basic five-pack box will run you $19.95 per month so it’s roughly $4 per bag. My sample box had bags from 3.75 to 5.5 ounces so despite being called full-sized, they’re not large bags.

What exactly do they mean by “healthy?” All the snacks are nutritionist-approved and have no high fructose corn syrup; partially hydrogenated oils; or artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors, and have 0 grams of trans fat. Basically, they’ve gotten rid of all the stuff we avoid when we read labels in a store.

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Image: NatureBox

The one major drawback to the snacks is their high calorie count. My Fall Feast box came with Harvest Nut Mix (675 calories/bag), Baked Sweet Potato Fries (280 calories/bag), Flax Fortune Chips (520 calories/bag), Honey Crunch Crisps (800 calories/bag), and Dried California Peaches (250 calories/bag).

I listed these by the bag because, despite having serving sizes that are much smaller, these aren’t big bags. They’re the kind of thing that the average kid, or adult, could easily eat in a sitting. Now, of course you don’t have to eat the bag and they can be sealed back up to finish later, but you’re going to be having a high-calorie count even for a handful of food.

The snacks themselves were very tasty with plenty of crunch and flavor. They were also very different from what you’ll find in the snack aisle at the grocery store, which may be a challenge if you have picky kids.

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Image: NatureBox

I admit, I didn’t tell them what they were eating until they tried it and deemed it delicious. That’s just my kids, who aren’t the most adventurous eaters, so you might be able to sell your kids on Flax Fortune Chips. Mine would have scrunched up their face at the name.

And they were definitely the kinds of snacks that an adult would love, too. I can see stashing these in your desk drawer or munching them on a long commute home. As long as you watch the high calorie counts, or if that’s simply not where you choose to focus your efforts, NatureBox subscription boxes are a tasty and unique snacking alternative.

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