Monday, October 29, 2012

Giveaway: Nature Box!

I recently had the opportunity to sample a monthly subscription box focused on food, Nature Box. Now, I’ve been searching for a substitute for my Foodzie Box (that is no longer in distribution) so I was really excited when the people from Nature Box contacted me to sample their product. First, a little background on the Nature Box: They are focused on providing healthy snack alternative. Their rules are: No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Flavors, and No Artificial Colors. This month the theme was “Health Myth Busters”. They provided a great info card to explain how each of their samples (by the way, when I say samples I mean a large bag full of more than enough goodies to decide if you like what they’re serving) fits into their theme. In this box, the items sampled were: Pistachio Power Clusters, Umami Roasted Nuts, Big Island Pineapple, Toasted Sesame Stix, and Apple orchards Granola. They talked about topics such as glycemic index (the granola is sweetened with agave instead of sugar), good fats (like from the nuts), and natural energy boosters (instead of processed candy bars).

As far as my personal opinion, I was beyond impressed with the pistachio power clusters! I dunno if they gave me any more ‘power’ in my day per se, but they sure were delicious!

 I also enjoyed the Big Island Pineapple. I happened to have just bought the dried pineapple from Peeled, and I think the big island Pineapple is way better, so full of flavor and more moist than fibrous.

The Umami Roasted Nuts were tasty with just a hint of flavor, and the toasted sesame stix were a nice change from pita chips with my hummus.

I have to say that I was majorly turned off by the Apple Orchard Granola. To me, granola is supposed to be crunchy, this granola was soft. As someone with self-professed soggy food issues (I can’t understand French toast or chicken parm, why do you want soggy bread/breadcrumbs?!) this was the only miss for me.

If you’re interested in trying if for yourself, the Nature Box peeps have given me a promo code for you to get 25% off your first month: APPLE25 (please note that the 25% discount is only applicable to the month-to-month subscription. 6 month subscriptions receive 1 month free and 12 month subscriptions receive 3 months free). Oh and the best part? Nature Box donates one meal for every box to feed over 14 million children in America who go hungry. Nothing like helping out kids at home with meeting their basic needs.

 Now for the extra fun news: GIVEAWAY!!!

You all are in luck, Nature Box wants to give one of my readers their own Nature Box to try for free!

Prize: 1 Nature Box (note: this will not be the same box I received and reviewed, but a future box with unknown contents)

How to enter: Join my blog via the google blogger app on the right hand side of the blog and leave a comment on this post.

When to enter: This giveaway begins on Monday, October 29th at 0800 CST and ends on Friday, November 2nd at 1700 CST.

Who can enter: Only those of you residing in the USA can enter as Nature Box only ships to US addresses.

Winner will be chosen using and notified on November 2nd after the close of the giveaway. If no response (hey we need your address to ship you goodies) is received, another winner will be chosen 3 days later and so on and so forth.

One last note from Nature Box: At this time, we are unable to customize our NatureBoxes for specific dietary needs or personal preferences.
Disclaimer: The box I tried was free, but all opinions are my own, they didn’t even ask me to write a post, but I felt the need to let you guys know about this great company (and score you this giveaway)!


  1. Sounds like a great box! RIght up my alley- definitely have to look into it :)

  2. These snacks look delicious - especially the pistachio ones!

  3. gfc jelaws5
    thanks for the giveaway

  4. I follow as June L. Looks yummy.

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