Urthbox July 2018 Review + Unboxing

Urthbox July 2018 Review + Unboxing
8.4 Total Score

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Who doesn’t love snacks? Urthbox is one of the food subscription boxes I subscribe to that provides a variety of snacks each month. It’s an exciting way to try new products! Unlike Degustabox, which is another popular snack box that I also subscribe to, Urthbox offers the ability to choose from a couple of diet options if you have food restrictions. These include vegan, gluten-free, diet, and classic box options. They also offer four different box sizes to fit any budget, ranging from $19.99-$39.99.

Urthbox Review - 2018

This Urthbox review will share the snacks I received in my vegan, medium-sized July box. I will also be sharing coupons and other savings opportunities below, so stay tuned!

Shipping + Packaging

I received my July Urthbox near the beginning of the month. It was shipped in their typical brown box.

Urthbox Review - Unboxing 2018

As mentioned in my previous Urthbox review, I was disappointed that they didn’t include an information sheet about all the products in the box like most subscription boxes do. While I can look them up online, it’s a little difficult to find retail prices because they don’t typically show the grocery store prices. Online, they usually only come in multi-packs, so it’s a little difficult to find accurate prices (as you might be able to tell from the retail prices I listed).   

They did include some more wine vouchers (the same ones I got last month) as well as a $10 Urthbox gift card towards your first order.

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In total, I got 18 different products!

Urthbox Review - Unboxing

I’ll be reviewing each in more detail below. 

Product Reviews

Mylk Labs Toasted Coconut + Cassia Cinnamon Oatmeal

At first, I was pleased to see this oatmeal in my box. The flavor sounded delicious, and I was glad to see that it’s sweetened with coconut sugar rather than cane sugar.

Urthbox Review - Mylk Labs Toasted Coconut Oatmeal

However, it wasn’t very sweet, and the flavor was a bit bland. It tasted more like regular oatmeal rather than a flavored one. I did taste a hint of cinnamon, but I had to add some fruit to make it tastier.

Retail value: $23.99 for a pack of 6 on their website

Little Duck Organics Banana Kale Puffs

These are nutritious and delicious! They’re aimed for children (as you might be able to tell from the branding and packaging), but they’re yummy enough to be enjoyed by all ages. I got two full-size packages of them in my box. I’ve seen these for sale at popular grocery stores near me, so I’m glad I can easily repurchase them.

 Urthbox Review - Little Duck Organics Banana Puffs

They’re made with banana and kale, but the puffs aren’t green so kids won’t be suspicious. These are great for picky children – you’ll be able to feed them some greens and other nutritious vitamins inconspicuously. I gave some to younger siblings, and they loved them! They’re also gluten-free. What stuck out to me is that they include vitamin B12, which is one of the most difficult nutrients to get when you’re vegan. Four servings (which isn’t very much) of these delicious puffs will get you the necessary daily amount!

Urthbox Review - Sea Salt and Black Pepper Kettle Chips

Retail value: $12 for a pack of 8 ($1.50 each)

Lillie’s Q Sea Salt & Black Pepper Kettle Chips

I got a bag of kettle chips in last month’s Urthbox, so I wasn’t too excited to see another one. Although these are a different brand and slightly different flavor, I wish they had included varying chip types. These were pretty tasty though. I love black pepper, so that was my favorite part of trying these chips!   

Retail value: $40 for a case of 12 five oz bags

Cafe Britt Arabica Organic Bajo Sombra Coffee

I think I’m addicted to coffee. Thankfully, I subscribe to Bean Box as well (a coffee subscription box) to quench my caffeine cravings when they arise. Even so, I enjoyed receiving this package of Cafe Britt Arabica coffee. Arabica refers to the type of coffee bean species it’s made of, which comes from southern Costa Rica’s Brunca growing region. This one is organic and a medium roast (which is my favorite).

Urthbox Review - Cafe Britt Cafe Arabica Coffee

I liked this coffee more than I thought I would. It had such a rich flavor and was very smooth. There were no unpleasant aftertastes like some coffees have. Although I’m sure I’ll go through it quickly, this will last a long time – it’s good until April of 2019. It came in a 2.47-ounce package.

 Urthbox Review - Dry Sparkling Cucumber Water

Retail value: $13.95 for a 12 oz bag

Dry Sparkling Cucumber Soda

I’m not a big fan of neither soda nor sparkling water, but this soda was pretty good. It tasted like sparkling water with a hint of cucumber. However, I wasn’t a fan of the added sugar in it. It wasn’t too sweet though!

Retail value: $2.79 each

Amazing Grass Green Superfood Dietary Supplement

A lot of people are unaware of the amount of greens they should be eating daily. This Amazing Grass supplement can help avoid the trouble it takes to make smoothies, salads, or whatever else it takes to get these necessary greens in. It also includes a few extra antioxidant superfoods that have a variety of different benefits for your health, mood, skin, and more! A couple of these are extracts of turmeric and camu camu.

 Urthbox Review - Amazing Grass Green Superfood Supplement

It’s very simple to consume. It dissolves in any drink so you can drink it in water or think of creative drinks to put it in. The flavor is lemon-lime, so I thought it’d be good in a fruit smoothie. It barely altered the flavor of my smoothie. I’m sure you could even be creative and put it into a food recipe if you don’t like to drink nutrients!

Urthbox Review - Amazing Grass Supplement Ingredients

Retail value: $23.99 for a 150-pack

Original Candy Raisins

I didn’t enjoy these. They were very chewy and gross. I’ve never been a fan of gummy candies like this. I also prefer raisins by themselves – I don’t need any unnecessary sweetness added. I’m sure anybody who enjoys gummies would love these though.

Urthbox Review - Candy Raisins

Urthbox Review - Bakeology Chocolate Chip Snack Bites Review

Retail value: $4.99 for an 8 oz bag

Bakeology Chocolate Chip Snack Bites

These chocolate chip cookie bites were deliciously sweet and crunchy. They reminded me of Chips Ahoy cookies! They had a lot of cane sugar, so I probably wouldn’t purchase them again.

I’ve seen these at stores near me though, so it’s nice to know I have a place to buy them if I’m ever craving cookies.

Retail value: $14.99 for a 3-pack

Pressed by Kind Mango Apple Chia Bar

This bar is made of mango, apple, and chia. I received two in my box. These are the only three ingredients, but it’s still surprisingly yummy. It’s a great source of vitamin C and fiber!

 Urthbox Review - Pressed by KIND Review

The texture is soft and a little chewy.

Retail value: $4.98 for a pack of 4

Snowflakes Black Cherry Candy Mints

I might’ve liked these if they came in a different flavor. I can’t stand artificial cherry flavoring – it reminds me of cough medicine. I love real cherries though. Sadly, I tried one of these and spat it right out. It also tasted too artificially sweetened (due to the Xylitol).

Retail value: $3.99

Betsy’s Bar None Lemon Coconut Real Food Bar

This bar was delicious – it reminded me of lemon poppyseed muffins! I enjoyed it. The coconut flavor wasn’t too overpowering, which was nice because coconut isn’t my favorite.

Urthbox Review - Copper Cup Turmeric Latte Mix Review

I’d purchase this bar again if I see it in stores.

Retail value: $22.40 for a 12-pack

Copper Cup Turmeric Latte Mix

Turmeric lattes are growing in popularity. Urthbox gave me the perfect opportunity to try one out like I wanted to! This mix is made with coconut milk powder, coconut sugar, turmeric powder, ginger powder, black pepper, vanilla powder, pink salt, and cayenne pepper. As you can see, you’ll be drinking completely natural and healthy ingredients.

Urthbox Review - Copper Cup Turmeric Latte Mix Review

It’s very simple to make; you add the entire packet to hot water or hot milk. I added it to some almond milk, and it was delicious. It tasted sweet due to the vanilla and coconut sugar, but I could still taste the turmeric with a hint of spiciness from the peppers. The combination was interesting and very yummy. I added some honey to make it a little sweeter.

Retail value: $31.99 for a 4.2 oz bag (20 servings)

Blue Planet Chocolate Superfood Chocolate Squares

This little chocolate square was delicious. It’s high in antioxidants and even contains probiotics! They add a bit of sugar, but in small amounts (about 3g per one chocolate square).

Urthbox Review - Blue Planet Chocolate Squares

What I loved about this is that it curbed any chocolate and sweets cravings I had. This was nice because I usually want much more after one piece! The probiotics and antioxidants make it a healthy – but still delicious – choice if you’re going to eat sweets.

Retail value: $9 for a pack of 10 squares

Little Duck Organics Tiny Gummies

Gummy vitamins used to be my favorite treat when I was little. The same brand makes these as the banana puffs I got earlier. They have probiotics and veggies in them. Plus, they have no added sugar!

Urthbox Review - Little Duck Organics Tiny Gummies Review

They’re designed to appeal to children, but they’re a great source of nutrients for any age. This flavor is orange carrot & goji (I would tell kids it’s orange though). It doesn’t taste overly sweet since there’s no added sugar, but still sweet enough for me.

Retail value: $6.95 for a 3 oz package

Hometown Bagel Sea Salt Bagel Chips

These next few products are items I received in my May Urthbox as well. I wasn’t too happy about this since I prefer trying new products and brands. I got these bagel chips in the everything flavor last month. The sea salt flavor isn’t as yummy as those were. They still tasted pretty good dipped in vegan cream cheese though.  

Retail value: $3.99 for a full-size bag

Maya Kaimal Naan Chips

As I stated in my last box, I was surprised by how delicious these were. They tasted like real naan! As the bag states, these chips are also good for dipping. I tried a few dipped in hummus, and they were fantastic.

 Urthbox Review - Maya Kaimal Naan Chips

Retail value: $2.99 for a full-size bag

Swish Fresh Breath Powder

This breath powder is pretty useful to keep in my car or purse for busy days when I can’t make it home to freshen up. Since last month’s box only came with three packets, I was glad to get some more. It works extremely well.

Urthbox Review - Swish Fresh Breath Powder Spearmint

Retail value: $9.99 for a 30-stick pack

 Urthbox Review - Sahale Snacks Cashews Review

Sahale Pomegranate Vanilla Cashews

These were one of my least favorite items in my previous Urthbox, so I was unhappy to see them again. I was excited when I first got them because I loved flavored nuts and this one sounds like it would be yummy, but it wasn’t. The pomegranate flavor mixed with vanilla tasted so strange. They might have been good if they contained less pomegranate flavoring. These came in a small 1.5-ounce bag.

Retail value: $4.49 for a 4 oz bag

Savings Opportunities

Urthbox offers some great deals for first-time subscribers. I was able to get $10 off my first box as well as a free bonus box! This bonus box was a replica of the first box, so I got double the snacks. The code FATHERSDAY will grant $10 off, and the bonus box comes automatically with every subscription.

 Urthbox Review - Urthbox Free Box

If this code expires, however, there will most likely be another one available because I’ve always seen the $10 off deal available. I received one in my box with the code K8H78M. The Urth market also has some great deals available and offers thousands of products!

 Urthbox Review - Urthbox Free Box

However, the best deal I was able to find for Urthbox was on Groupon! They only offer three-month options for all size boxes, but you’ll save so much money.

For example, on Groupon, the three-month small box costs $41 for three months. One month would regularly be $29.99, so this saves around $16 per month! I don’t think you’re able to combine this with the $10 off since it’s already an amazing deal, but you can always try. You might be able to get the bonus box though since it’s not a promo code.

I would make sure to purchase this deal as soon as possible because Groupon states that it’s only available for a limited time only.

Bottom Line
To sum up, this month’s Urthbox wasn’t the best. There were a few snacks that I loved and would purchase again, but I was unhappy with the repetitive products. I subscribed to Urthbox so I could try new products. I don’t think it was worth $40, so I might get one of the cheaper subscription options for the upcoming month. That said, it would be worth it if I had signed up with the awesome Groupon deal.
8.4 Total Score

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