PLS NOTE: SINCE FIRST POSTING THIS URTHBOX REVIEW – I HAVE HEARD QUITE A FEW RUMBLINGS ABOUT THEIR AWFUL CANCELLATION PROCESS & POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE (see comments section below…) THIS HAS DEFINITELY IMPACTED MY INITIAL positive OPINIONS…
Quoted from UrthBox.com
“UrthBox is the best way to discover healthy new foods, beverages, snacks and more delivered to your door every month.”
WHAT IS AN URTHBOX:
You guys know how much I love snacks. Each month I go to my local asian grocery store and raid them of their Pocky sticks, I could easily eat 10 packets of potato chips if given the chance, and I’m always looking for new healthy snacks that can fill me up while also being good for me. This is why I love finding new substription services that can help me discover new snacks and alternatives. This Urthbox review comes as a surprise, I hadn’t heard of this company until I was given a coupon on Twitter.
UrthBox are part of the stellar fad of mailing-out a “monthly” box. This subscription specializes in classic, healthy snacks that are 100% GMO-free. Urthbox offers different types of snack, created diet specific, including: “Classic”, “Gluten-Free”, “Diet: Calorie/Fat/Carb Conscious“ & “Vegan” versions.
Always one to want to try new organic foods, it’s usually a crap-shoot… I often end-up with a full box of an expensive item, I don’t necessarily like. UrthBox is a perfect way to try new snacks at sample sizes with no waste. It also gives organic food companies, fighting for shelf space, an opportunity to get hands-on exposure. Everyone is winning!
For my UrthBox review, I purchased the “Classic: SMALL SIZE (12+ Products) Part-Time Snacker” at a cost of $16.99 (+$6 for International Shipping to Canada – if you’re from the U.S shipping is FREE!).
How it works: you pick the “type” of box you want first:
Next, you chose what size of box you want- the bigger the box, the higher the cost…
(Prices below: but this doesn’t include $6 for international shipping):
- MINI (6+ products) Discovery Box $8.99USD
- SMALL (12+ products) Part-Time Snacker $16.99USD
- MEDIUM (17+ products) Happy Snacker $26.99USD
- LARGE (24+ products) Group Snack $36.99USD
They also offer “monthly” re-occurring subscriptions:
- SMALL BOX ($101.94USD) = 6 months
- MEDIUM BOX ($161.94USD) = 6 months
- LARGE BOX ($221.94USD) = 6 months
UrthBox’s latest offering is an “OFFICE BOX” that includes 100+ full size products that can serve up to 5 to 10 employees for $199USD (+$25USD for international shipping) per month. The Office Box also includes gluten-free and vegan options too. Whatever amazing boss out there buying this for their team, please give me a call.
THE GOOD STUFF- WHAT’S INSIDE:
The small/classic version promises 12+ products, well slap me sally! It was my lucky day, I got 14 products! That’s a pleasant surprise.
The range of snack items were really different, from superfood snacks, to drinks, to gummies, to chips- I was giddy realizing how much bang you get for your buck here!
I researched the cost of each item and included that detail in the descriptions below to give an idea of what you’re getting versus what you’d be paying had you bought each item individually at a much higher cost… It’s an approximate$$$ but it gives you an idea and proof that Urthbox is definitely a good deal.
My box included the following:
Qancha – 1oz. (Air-Toasted Heirloom Corn Snack) Original – Lightly Salted flavor (Approx. $3)
PopCorners – 1oz. (Popped Whole Grain Chips) Sweet Cinnamon flavor (Approx. $2)
Pretzel Perfection – 3oz. (Gourmet Pretzel Treats) Salted Caramel Clusters flavor (Approx. $12)
Pretzel Perfection – 1oz. (Twice-Baked Pretzel Sticks) Lemon Toffee flavor (Approx. $2)
Fuel for Fire – 4.5oz. (Fruit + Protein Fuel Pack) Triple Berry flavor (Approx. $3)
CoCo Libre – 330ml. (Organic Coconut Water) Pineapple flavor (Approx.$2)
Think Fruit – 1.5oz. (Dried Fruit Snacks) Pineapple Tidbits (Approx. $3)
Energy Gummi Bears – 1oz. Citrus flavor (Approx. $1.50)
Deep River – 2oz. (Kettle Cooked Potato Chips) Aged Cheddar Horseradish (Approx. $2)
Angell Candy Bar – 1.25oz. (Organic Chocolate Bar) Dark Chocolate flavor (Approx. $2)
Hemp Hearts (X2 packets) – 15g. (Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds) – SAMPLE PACKS (Approx. $2)
Go Healthy – 1.6oz. (New York Date Bar) Apple Date flavor (Approx. $2)
Got Milk Cookies and Cream – 6 straws (Magic Milk Flavoring Straws) Cookies & Cream flavor (Approx. $2)
Jean-Pierre Cosmetics (Oil-Absorbing Facial Tissues) 50 sheets (Approx. $2)
URTHBOX KNOWS HOW TO MARKET:
Not only did Urthbox lure me in via social-media, they also have a knack for offering sweet promotions/coupons. In my UrthBox I received 2 leaflets that guarantee me, as a return customer:
$10 Gift Card (towards my next purchase)
UrthBox created a genius “loyalty points” program – this pamphlet explains how it works:
OVERALL URTHBOX REVIEW IMPRESSION:
I’m pretty darn sold on the direction of these boxes and their contents. They made my lunches fun again, I had new things to try for weeks to come.
Out of the 14 items in my UrthBox review, I can honestly say I liked them all, which even surprised me. Usually, you get a few filler items but I wasn’t disappointed. Each snack was unique and 7 of the brands I’d never even heard of. I like how they also snuck-in an off-the-menu item: oil-absorbing facial tissues.
Highlights buyers can be sure of:
- items ship well (no melting expect the chocolate bar did a little..)
- items not near expiration
- good variety salty/sweet/snacky (options for the whole family…)
- cost-effective (value of contents exceeds what you pay…)
Will I order again- YES! For the convenience factor alone of just being able to reach into a box for my healthiest lunch items is a concept sold on me. I get good value, I’m stocking my household with healthier food options, and I love the “surprise” factor of getting a new box every month at a bargain price.
That’s a wrap on my UrthBox review, hope I haven’t made you too hungry! For all the lowdown on this tasty company visit & order from UrthBox.com HERE!