So first, a little about NatureBox. NatureBox is a company dedicated to delivering healthy and delicious snacks directly to your door. Each month you receive 4-6 high quality snacks made from wholesome ingredients. The snacks vary every month, so you get a wide variety of flavors and ingredients.
In my NatureBox, I received Toasted Sesame Stix, Apple Orchards Granola, Pistachio Power Clusters, Umami Roasted Nuts, and Big Island Pineapple. And here's what I thought:
Pistachio Power Clusters
This snack reminded me of Okoshi, a Japanese puffed rice treat we ate as kids in Hawai'i. The Pistachio Power Clusters are made of pistachios, almonds and cashews with a touch of sea salt. I first tried these after a hard 5-mile run when I wanted to treat myself to something sweet - mmmmmm....perfect. The name is a bit misleading; Pistachio Power Clusters consists mostly of almonds and cashews, and barely any pistachios. Perhaps they should change the name. But still, these were delicious.
Almonds, sunflower seeds, amazing flavor ...oh my! These roasted nuts come in on the savory end of the taste spectrum; Umami is known as the "5th taste" and describes a savory flavor that adds depth and richness to foods. I really enjoyed these as a midday snack to tide me over until dinner.
Apple Orchards Granola
Wow. This was like apple pie melting in your mouth. The granola is soft-baked and chewy, rather than crunchy like most granolas. I was really surprised by this, and actually really enjoyed it. Apple Orchards Granola is sweetened with agave, which helps keep your blood sugar levels from spiking. This was a great morning snack, enjoyed with a cup of coffee.
Toasted Sesame Stix
These were Nugget's favorite snack. We eat sesame sticks fairly regularly around here, which I purchase from our local organic market. What I really liked about the NatureBox Sesame Stix is that each stick is smaller and crunchier than the sesame sticks I normally buy; even DJ Research commented on how fresh they were right out of the bag. We took these with us to the zoo, and Nugget loved holding a handful in his little hand while looking at all the animals.
Big Island Pineapple
Ok, so these were my FAVORITE. I cannot emphasize enough how much I loved this snack. The scent of the pineapple was so strong when I opened the bag, I was immediately transported back home to Hawaii. I'm not a big fan of dried pineapple (or dried tropical fruits in general. Dried mango? Yuck.), but these were amazing. DJ Research thought they were great too, and had ONE before I told him he had eaten too many and the rest were for me. I'm so proud that I managed to save two for the picture; they were immediately devoured after the photoshoot.
If you're like me, and struggle with keeping a stash of delicious AND healthy snacks around the house, NatureBox is a great option. I don't even have to think, they'll just send different delicious healthy snacks to my door every month. Also, I get bored when eating the same foods over and over again (I guess I have culinary ADD), so I really like the variety NatureBox provides.
What I love about Naturebox
- The ingredients are high-quality and healthy
- The snacks are super FRESH when they arrive at your door
- You get a variety of snacks every month--from sweet to savory
- You get a variety of snacks month to month--the snacks do not repeat
- The snacks are DELICIOUS
- You don't have to think about having healthy snacks around the house; Naturebox does all the work for you and you just enjoy delicious, healthy snacks every month
Since I totally fell in love with the company after trying their product, I emailed them to ask if I could host a giveaway on my blog. They said Yes! So here we go: my very first giveaway, featuring Naturebox!
A few details:
- The winner will receive a different NatureBox than the one that I reviewed.
- NatureBox is only able to ship to US addresses
- At this time, NatureBox is unable to customize their NatureBoxes for specific dietary needs or personal preferences.
To enter, just follow the prompts below. The giveaway will run for one week, from Sunday, October 7th to Tuesday, October 16th. Good luck!
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I was not compensated for or even asked to do this review. I won a NatureBox and was so impressed by the company, I asked to host a giveaway on my blog. All opinions are my own.