I’m usually pretty skeptical of monthly Internet deals and delivery services. “Pay $____ and we’ll send a monthly delivery of snacks/makeup/shoes/jewelry/whatever to you” websites usually turn out to be a disappointment, in my experience. (Have you used JewelMint? I used to be obsessed with it but all my necklaces keep falling apart. Bummer.) But! I might have finally found a monthly food delivery service I like! (And I’m not talking about a dieting program like Nutrisystem or something.)
The good folks at NatureBox sent me a box of goodies to try out and review for Endless Simmer, and I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the quality. The whole point of NatureBox is to provide tempting snacks that are actually healthy for you—every snack item is nutritionist approved, made with natural ingredients, and minimally, if at all, processed. You can pay NatureBox $19.95 (a flat rate including shipping) per month and they’ll send you a big “Discovery Box” containing five full-size bags of snacks. If you don’t like the food, you can return it for a full refund, but I don’t imagine that happens very often.
My box contained Big Island Pineapple, Country Ranch Sunflower Kernels, Whole Wheat Blueberry Figgy Bars, Lemon Tea Biscuits, and Garden Tomato Almonds. My standout favorite was the almonds, which tasted just like sundried tomatoes with a slight hint of sweetness, followed by the dried pineapple, which had a perfect texture.
Another thing I really appreciate about NatureBox is their cute blog, which has healthy recipes (often using ingredients found in a NatureBox snack pack), clever food hacks (for example, how to hull strawberries with a straw), and useful produce guides. It’s clear that the people behind this service really care about healthy food and getting others excited about its benefits.
You can check out my full review here – and tomorrow I’ll have a big ol’ blog post recapping my recent trips to Seattle + Tahoe!