Hi all! So for some reason, there was a slight delay with my NatureBox— it was sitting in another state for a few more days than it should have been. Luckily- I got everything just before the end of July and it was all in good shape! This is actually my first NatureBox… I finally gave in after seeing the different snacks, mouthwatering reviews… and so on. I hope you enjoy!
NatureBox is a monthly subscription delivery system of snacks! They always include 5 packages, which come in a variety of different options: sweet, savory, salty depending on their picks of the month. Apparently, you can even log on and change your options so that you can choose which ones will be mailed to you the next month!
This first look upon opening the box shows a cute little information card, which has a theme of “Blissful Beach Days”. It highlights the names of the 5 different foods included, and a quick-1 or 2 line description of what they are. Although I wish they included the nutritional facts as well, they can be found on their website if you are a member. I’ve included some info for you from the nutritional facts on the back of the bags as well!
We’ll start with the ‘sweet’ items first. So, first up are the Whole Wheat Blueberry Figgy Bars! Yum! This package contained 5- 1.2 oz bars, that weighed in at 120 calories each (3g fat, 23g carbs, 11g sugar, 2g fiber, 2g protein). I wouldn’t necessarily call these ‘healthy’ however I’m sure that because of the fiber from the whole wheat and blueberries that it keeps you full for quite a while!
Then we have Big Island Pineapple! As many of you have seen in my previous posts from Peckish Co. and NibNaks, I freakin’ love dried fruit, especially ones like pineapple, mango and cherries! This 3.1 oz pack contains ‘2 servings of 4.5 rings’ which is actually a pretty big serving size. For 4.5 rings, it’s only 120 calories (0g fat, 29g carb, 13g sugar, 3g fiber, 1g protein). While the sugar and carb count may seem high, it’s because pineapples are one of the highest naturally sweet fruits, and no matter how you have them (fresh, canned, dried) they will always be. I’m not going to lie- I’d definitely be content after eating only 3 of these in one sitting!
These cute little Lemon Tea Biscuits were awesome! I like that they’re just so little and snack-able, rather than getting a few large cookies/biscuits. I really enjoyed dunking them into hot coffee! This 4oz package contains about 4 servings (12 cookies) and is 150 calories per serving (8g fat, 20g carbs, 9g sugar, >1g fiber, 2g protein). While the carbs are a bit high, the fact that the sugar is low is awesome! It makes me feel less guilty by eating them.
Now onto the salty and savory items! I was a little skeptical to try out the Garden Tomato Almonds because I had received the Salsa Nut Mix in their free sample giveaway, and while the nuts were good, the ‘corn chips’ were kinda soggy and stale (in an unopened bag- I’m guessing either humidity or just the combo of spices and other items made them that way). However, the Garden Tomato Almonds were actually pretty good! Now onto the health details… these weighed in at 170 calories for 1/4 cup of the 4oz. package (14g fat, 7g carbs, 2g sugar, 3g fiber, 6g protein). These are a good go-to item for someone who wants to get a dose of protein while staying low sugar/low carb.
Finally we have the Country Ranch Sunflower Kernels. I love sunflower seeds, and have gotten them from different brands in flavors like BBQ and Ranch before, so I had a feeling I would like these. This 5 oz package contains about 4.5- 1/4 cup servings and weighs in at 190 calories. It’s a bit high- however it is a seed, and often seeds and nuts are higher calories and fat, but lower in the other areas (16g fat, 6g carbs, >1g sugar, 4g fiber, 6g protein). This item is similar to the almonds, with really low carb/sugar counts but a tad higher calories and fats. However- they will keep you feeling full!
*I received this complimentary box for reviewing purposes*