When I was a graduate student at Cardiff University in Wales, UK I used to eat snacks from Graze, which would also send you small, healthy natural snacks to your door. As a student, this was a cheap, simple and easy way to get food and not gain too many pounds while my head was stuck in a book.
But Graze is only offered in the UK. So now that the San Carlos, California- based Nature Box is offering a similar service, I'm just as happy.
I decided to try out their box. As a new subscriber you get a box for only $10. It's normally $19.95. And if you have your friends sign up, you get $10 credited towards your account. I figured this wasn't a bad deal and if I don't like it, I won't continue it.
The great thing about Nature Box is that there is no contract and no penalty for canceling a subscription.
My first box arrived this week. Inside were five different snacks: granny smith dried apples, toasted cheddar stix, honey mesquite almonds, cherry berry granola and sunshine chips--a medley of dried vegetable chips.
I sampled all five of them and was pleasantly surprised. They were delicious. The cherry berry granola (my favorite) is only 4g of fat, 110 calories and 3g of protein for one serving size, which is 1/3 cup.
Nature Box prides itself on ingredients that contain: no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, and 0g trans fat.
While I do think that $20 a box for five items could get a little pricey each month, it's actually not a bad deal when you consider all of the snacks you receive. It's been several days since my box arrived and I still haven't gone through all five of the snacks. It may not be for everyone, but for those of us who enjoy some natural, healthy snacks at a convenience, this is definitely a company worth trying.
If you want to try a box for $10, type in the code: SNACKHEALTHY. You can also try REFER25 for $5 off, if the first code is no longer working. I tweeted
about Nature Box a few weeks ago. Almost immediately they responded. I asked via Twitter if they were offering any promotions and that's the code they gave me. Check it out!
Click here to see what March's box contained.