One of the reasons why I love walking around grocery stores like Whole Foods is because there are so many innovative, unusual yet healthy products to try. Sometimes, the selection of products which make it onto my “would love to try” list is so overwhelming, and time-consuming in my decision making, that I don’t know what to buy and wished that I could just pay someone to surprise me.
Introducing Snackbox, the Vancouver-based monthly subscription service that postal mails its customers a box of healthy, delicious snacks every month. Snackbox is a discovery package of premium and unusual food products which are ethically produced by both small and large companies, with a focus on gluten-free and natural snacks. Don’t let the name fool you, in addition to just snacks like coconut chips and organic jelly beans, I also received in my kit a hemp iced tea drink, and also breakfst granola made with brown rice and quinoa in my March Snackbox.
Here are some of the highlights from my March Snackbox:
- Surf Sweets Jelly Beans and Gummy Bears – California-based Surf Sweets products are made with natural colors and flavors, organic fruit juice and sweeteners, and provide you with your daily allowance of Vitamin C. I love candy, and this was a great start to my Snackbox experience – although the jelly beans were almost a bit too sweet for my liking. If you love sugar-y candy, but feel better about eating gluten-free and (mostly) organic, this’ll be a great pick for you.
- Hippie Foods Hippie Granola – Burnaby-based Hippie Foods focuses on creating products using pure, simple and whole food ingredients – the way they were found in nature. I loved the brown rice and quinoa granola in the March Snackbox and (depending on price), I would consider purchasing this again. The granola texture is like a cross between a rice cracker and granola. The taste is sweet like maple syrup. I couldn’t taste the quinoa, but I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. The Hippie Granola is quite filling, and made for a hearty breakfast when combined with yogurt.
- Alive & Radiant Organic Veggie Crunch – If you like kale chips, you’ll like Alive & Radiant’s Organic Veggie Crunch. In addition to kale, this snack also consisted of collard greens, carrots, sesame seeds, chia seeds and coconut. The taste reminds me of Indian spices or curry – the veggie crunch is seasoned with ginger, coconut, carrots and tamari.
One thing I noticed about healthy/organic/ethical foods in general, is that there seems to be a lot of interesting information crammed onto the packaging. When you get your Snackbox, I would recommend thoroughly reading the packaging because there are usually interesting, informative facts on the packaging, especially about the nutritional benefits of the product.
Snackbox comes in 3 sizes – $33 for the Individual (which is the box I received), $67 for the Family, and $97 for the Corporate.
MMV Discount: Want to try Snackbox for yourself? For Modern Mix Vancouver readers, use discount code “MODERNMIX” to receive 50% off your first Snackbox purchase (valid until April 30). If you don’t like it, there’s no obligation to continue your subscription, so why not try? To start your subcription, visit getsnackbox.com.