Madame Ladybug ~ November ~ NEW Box Review

 Ooh lala, my Madame LadyBug Box has arrived! For those of you who don’t know what Madame LadyBug is, it’s a brand new ‘Time of the Month” Subscription Box Service. It’s meant to not only supply feminine products like pads … Continue reading

MunchIt ~ July 2013

Enter my NibNaks Snack Pack Giveaway Here ~
 

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As I casually snack on the delicious Banana Split trail mix provided to me by MunchIt, I already know I have found a good-quality company that believes in simplicity and affordability! What is MunchIt? A brand-new subscription box company that sends out weekly snack packs every Wednesday (cute little boxes with real stamps on them!) containing 1 snack that has 2 servings, 1 tea either hot or cold brew, 1 pack of gum and 1 candy.

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Best of all, you get to put in your preferences! Hate dried fruit? You can check off all the boxes that are fruit-free. Like Minty tea? You can also opt for one of the many options that they have to offer! For me, I mentioned my adoration for sweets: I prefer mixes with fruit, chocolate and nuts over something really salty or savory like dried veggies or nut-only mixes. Now before you go crazy on me and say “but there’s bananas in it!” (if you know I’m not a fan of bananas…) the one thing I actually can eat and enjoy are banana chips! It’s something about the texture and not-overpowering flavor.

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So if you take a closer look, you’ll see this cute carton is called Banana Split and is a mix of dried banana coins, butter toffee almonds and honey roasted peanuts! That sounds like a great combination to me, as it combines the sweet of the toffee, honey and banana with the nutrition and health of almonds and peanuts. After tasting it, it’s funny to say the nuts are sweeter than the bananas. I definitely think the bananas need a splash of something: sugar, salt, cinnamon, I’m not too sure what! But besides that, it is delectable. The nutritional info is on the back of each package, so this one weighs in at 170 calories per serving, which as they say, is just about the equivalent of a little candy bar. I’d definitely choose this mix and tea over a candy bar!

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It’s like they read my mind by sending the cold brew tea instead of a normal hot tea. I mentioned that I liked almost all kinds and really have a love for green or fruity teas. This is perfect for a hot summer day so I can brew it in 1-2-3 without waiting around for it to cool down. I’m also already a fan of Twinings, which in my mind is a pretty good brand.

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A little pack of Glee sugar-free mint gum also came as promised, perfect pocket-size and kinda reminded me of a pack of matches just by the little box and case. I will definitely keep this in my car or bag as a go-to whenever I need to freshen my breath!

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And of course, a candy! This sour apple organic hard candy by Go Naturally is actually a throw-back for me! I recieved 2 different flavors in my first Love With Food package in June and thought it tasted great. I almost wish they tossed 2 of them in!

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Finally, I loved this card! They include a cute little business-card sized Thank You card had their contact information and details on one side, and then this cute animated squirrel cartoon on the other. Just a unique little touch!

Has anyone else signed up for MunchIt? It’s only $3.58 per week! WHAT!? Yeah, really! That includes shipping too. The only downside is that they only currently only deliver to Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland,New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia. However, they are working on expanding! And they’re smart enough not to ship chocolate in the middle of a heat wave.

I’m definitely going to give it another round and see the other snack options they have to offer and compare them to other food subscriptions I’ve either been receiving or looking into like Nature Box, Love With Food, Graze, Goodies Co, etc. If you want to give it a try, sign up here. I have my fingers crossed for either: 4th of July or the Red Eye snack blend, with another fruity tea in tow!

xo, Kenzie

*I recieved this complimentary box for reviewing purposes*

BuluBox Weight Loss ~ July 2013

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So this is my second month of recieving BuluBox (the Weight Loss box option) and they accidentally sent me two boxes, since I signed up for a 3-month subscription and it didn’t cancel out my monthly. Good thing I liked a few of the items in the box, however a few will get passed on as well. BuluBox is a combination box of health, wellness and fitness. What I like is that they try to provide some snacking options while also workout supplements or dietary products.

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On top of all the products are the fact sheets/info cards which explain the different products included, as well as their monthly theme.

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Here’s a quick picture of all the items included! You can see there is an interesting variety and mixture of snacks (PowerBar energy packs and Total Soy Protein shake mix) along with supplements (like Shortcutz and Vivavin).

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First up is the Performance Energy Blend by PowerBar, which came in two different flavors. I apologize for the glare, but it’s from the type of packaging! This fruit-based energy pack came in Apple-Mango-Strawberry as well as Banana-Blueberry. Well, for those of you who know my feeling about bananas (i.e. not a fan of Banana Jam from Taste Trunk, even though I loved everything else!) you know I’ll most likely pass this on to Kevin. The Apple-Mango-Strawberry, however, will definitely come in handy either pre-workout or when I need a pick-me-up at work.

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I love protein powder and protein shakes! Especially chocolate!!! So I’m definitely pumped to try out the Naturade Total Soy meal replacement shake. However, I’ve heard it’s not the best to go all-soy in terms of protein (basically can counteract contraceptive pills and throw off your body if you’re not used to so much soy) so I think I’ll be having these in between my regular Optimum Whey Nutrition ones. This meal replacement is lactose and gluten-free which is good for those with allergies, however I will most likely be making it with skim milk or almond milk.

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Shortcutz is a thermogenic combination of CLA, raspberry ketones and taurine. I’ve had many energy drinks with Taurine in it, and currently take CLA (oil pill supplements) and tried out Raspberry Ketones before so I’m willing to give this a try. Anyone have any success with it so far?

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These cute little individual mints and gums are made by Zellies and are supposed to freshen your breath and give you healthier teeth, so I think I’ll give them a try!

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Vivarin is a caffeine alertness aid, which I definitely could have used back in college (ugh, if only I knew). However, now I usually get my energy and alertness from a combination of coffee, tea and energy/pre-workout supplements. I’ll probably pass this along to a friend in grad school who will be needing it during midterms and finals time!

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All in all, this was not my favorite month of BuluBox Weight Loss, however it did have a few things I liked. There’s a card for DailyBurn, the Total Soy meal replacement and gum that I’m interested in, while I’ll probably pass on the Vivarin and PowerBar Banana pack. I’m really hoping next month is a little better, as I looved the protein pancake mix from my June box.

PLUS! There are a lot of sales going on right now for 50% off a 6-month or 12-month subscription if you check out Plum District or BuluBox.com.

xo, Kenzie