Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Nature Box Review + coupon code

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!! We sure did. . . a little relaxing + a little productivity = perfect in my book. I am sure Brandon would prefer more relaxing (ok I know he would) but my nesting instinct has kicked in and somehow I keep finding more and more projects that "need" to get done before Clara arrives.  He loves me and he loves my ability to make five million to do lists. :)

Anyways, A few months ago I was contacted by a Nature Box representative asking if I would be interested in sampling some of their latest products and then providing some feedback via a survey and optional blog post. I went for it so today is review time!!


So what is NatureBox and how does it work?
NatureBox focuses on sourcing delicious, healthy snacks and sends them to you monthly. Discover what our nutritionists recommend and start enjoying a better snack. NatureBox will send a package full of nutritious snacks to you every month. Pause or cancel anytime, and we’ll refund you 100% if you are not satisfied.


And some quick Facts sent from the company that they ask I include in the review:

About Us

  • NatureBox is a subscription service that offers the ability to discover and enjoy healthy snacks on a monthly basis. We currently ship to the 48 continental states as well as FPO/APO addresses. We also ship to P.O. Boxes.

  • Our products are made from wholesome ingredients and are Nutritionist-approved. We abide by our strict quality standards: No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Colors.

  • For every NatureBox sent out, together we’re helping to feed the hungry. NatureBox donates one meal for every box to feed the over 14 million children in America who go hungry every year. We believe in doing good and eating well.

  • We are working on new NatureBoxes which will address various dietary needs and personal preferences such as Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan and Low-Sugar.  If you are interested in a not-yet-launched line of NatureBoxes, send us an email to to be added to our mailing list when we introduce new or customized NatureBoxes.

  • NatureBoxes will soon be available in various sizes depending on you or your family’s needs.

  • NatureBoxes make great gifts for your friends and family for holidays, special occasions, or anytime. College students, summer campers, teachers, coaches, new parents, and deployed service members all love to receive healthy snacks any time of the year.

  • We are always looking for nutritionists, healthy living professionals, and healthy snacking enthusiasts to share tips, tricks, and ideas for making healthier choices. If you would be interested in featuring your articles or thoughts on our blog, please contact We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you to share the healthy snacking message!

I was sent the March box to review.  The box included Firecrackers, Sunshine Chips, Nuts For Granola!, Dried California Bing Cherries and Whole Wheat Figgy Bars. For more details about the March box and nutritional information click here.  So on with my review. . . 

I really enjoyed the firecrackers. They were super crunchy and airy. Perfect for a mid morning or mid afternoon snack. The firecrackers reminded me of mini rice cakes but with more flavor and more crunch.  They would be good to stash in the car to grab on the go.

Sunshine Chips

These were BY FAR my favorite of the entire Nature Box. Not sure how many of you have ever tried veggie chips but these beat out any brand I have ever tasted. They are crunchy, salty and you get a hint of the vegetable but not overwhelming at all. Honestly, you can't even tell you are eating something healthy! Brandon really enjoyed these as well, which says a lot. We (or more like I) devoured these in two days flat. If Nature Box wants to send me any more Sunshine Chips to review I won't turn them down. Just saying. :)

Nuts For Granola!

Brandon was kind enough to be the first to sample the granola. He enjoyed it (again, this says a lot!) and even went so far as to mix it in some greek yogurt. He was trying to be all food blogger-ish and take a close up. See below.
I like that the granola is a tad sweet (from honey, cashews, etc) but not too overpowering. Perfect for yogurt, mixed with milk or just by the handful.  I would definitely buy this regularly.

Dried California Bing Cherries
If you like dried fruit you will enjoy the california bing cherries. I am not a huge dried fruit or cherry fan in general (went through a raisin stage during early pregnancy but that's about it) but for one that generally enjoys both these are bound to satisfy your craving. I would compare them to dried cranberries or Craisins. The two year old that I nanny had some of the bing cherries as a snack and kept proclaiming he needed "More craisins more craisins!!" Little did he know these were dried cherries with only one ingredient. :) Sadly, I forgot the picture. . . oops. . . but if you are interested to see what a dried cherry looks like, just check out the website.

Whole Wheat Figgy Bars

These reminded me a lot of Fig Newtons that I would eat as a kid, yet they did taste more healthy. Honestly I would not buy these on a regular basis. Brandon said they were "missing something" but couldn't quite put his finger on it. Maybe some sugar? Ha! But that would probably defeat the purpose of creating a healthy whole wheat figgy bar now wouldn't it?

Well that wraps up the review! A hugs thanks to Nature Box for sending me the March box to review. It was a fun assignment and I really enjoyed the free snacks! 

One last note from the company rep: "We'd like to share a coupon if any of you or any of your readers are interested in signing up for a NatureBox subscription. The promo code HEALTHY may be used for 25% off your first month of subscription (please note that the 25% discount is only applicable to the month-to-month subscription. 6 month subscriptions receive 1 month free and 12 month subscriptions receive 3 months free). Thank you so much for your time and happy snacking!"

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