NatureBox September 2018 Review + Unboxing
Snack subscription boxes are an exciting way to try new treats without spending your entire grocery budget. NatureBox is one of the few that I subscribe to. They have a unique subscription setup—for a yearly fee of just $30, you’ll get access to their exclusive member pricing as well as $5 in credit to spend on snacks every month. Plus, the majority of their snacks are created by NatureBox!
As you can see in my first Naturebox review, I chose a fairly large amount of snacks to try out for my first order since there were so many options. I tried out almond butter, sriracha popcorn, a few types of nut cluster snacks, a superfood cereal, and more! Sadly, a lot of items went out of stock, and there weren’t nearly as many snacks to choose from the second time I went to order (this is because I chose a lot of dietary restrictions).
As you can see, they have plenty to choose from. Even when selecting vegan, gluten-free, and low-sugar snacks, I still found a couple of things to get and received my box a few days after I ordered.
Shipping + Packaging
My second order arrived in a large box with their branding on it. It was very thick and sturdy, so I had no worries about the protection of my snacks.
The inside was nothing fancy—my snacks just laid neatly inside.
As I mentioned before, there weren’t many options and I only got two different types of snacks. I’ll be reviewing both of these in the sections below as well as sharing similar subscriptions and savings opportunities!
Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Granola bars are one of my favorite snacks. I was surprised when I discovered that these are vegan, gluten-free, and even have a minimal amount of sugar! I had a hunch that they’d be yummy, so I chose the pack of 12. It was a better deal for more, too; the price was around $1 for each bar.
My hunch was right—they’re delicious! These are perfect to satisfy any sugar or chocolate cravings I had. My boyfriend thought they had too much chocolate flavor, but I’m addicted to chocolate, so it was wonderful. They’re easy to grab before I leave the house, so I can have a snack on busy days.
Price: $12.99 for a 12-pack
Sweet & Smoky (Crunchy) Barbecue Twists
These were one of my favorite snacks in the first box, so I had to get more. Since they’re fairly inexpensive, I got four more bags in this order. They’re vegan and gluten-free (they’re made with lentil flour rather than typical flour). These are much healthier than typical potato chips—for one, they’re made with half the fat!
They also taste much less heavy than typical salty and oily potato chips. Even so, the taste is more flavorful than I expected, and I love the airy texture. Regular potato chips often make me feel sick due to all the oil—that isn’t the case with these!
Price: $6.49 for a 2-pack of 3 oz bags
Since you’re able to pick your own snacks and basically create your own budget, you can spend as much or as little as you’d like on NatureBox shipments. I’ve found that the $5 monthly credit is a good reminder to place your monthly order. The credit rolls over if you don’t use it, so you can even let your balance build up for a couple months if you don’t want a monthly box.
Currently, they offer one deal for new subscribers to save money. If you sign up under a referral link or code, you’ll get $20 off your first snack box! Since shipping is free for $25+ orders, you can spend $5 more for free shipping or spend $15 or less and let the deal cover shipping.
Also, it automatically signs you up for the yearly membership when you place your first order so you can get member pricing. However, you do get a 30-day trial to see if you want to commit! If you don’t want it, you can opt out on the website before the trial is over and you won’t be charged.
If you’re just generally interested in snack or food subscription boxes, you’ll be glad to hear that we’ve tried out many! We have two lists that compare a variety of the best options: one for food subscription boxes and another for snack subscription boxes.
A couple snack subscription boxes I’ve found most similar to NatureBox are Graze and Urthbox. For one, Graze is another company that makes their own snacks and sends them to subscribers. They offer a monthly snack box for just $13.99. My Graze reviews share how you can get a free first box and what kinds of snacks they offer!
Urthbox, on the other hand, provides snacks from a variety of different brands. They offer a vegan, gluten-free, diet, or classic box. Plus, they offer four box sizes that range from $19.99–$39.99 depending on how many snacks you want. My Urthbox reviews share their deal to get a free bonus box, as well as $10 off your first subscription!