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July 2016 SnackSack Review
I currently have a six-month subscription to SnackSack, a monthly delivery of healthy but still snack-worthy food items. This is the third box I’ve received through my subscription.
Read my previous reviews:
I was happy with the previous box, the June SnackSack, despite its relatively low value - an interesting selection of products made up the difference. How did the July box compare?
The first item in the July 2016 SnackSack was a 1oz pouch of Cranberry Maple Granola from Bakery on Main. I’m not big into granola, but this seems like a decent snack. Estimated value: $1.50.
The second item was a “Great Full” cookie from The Cookie Department. It’s described as a “vegan sweet potato, cranberry and oatmeal cookie”. Although it’s not chocolate (my fave), it still sounds delicious! Estimated value: $2.50.
The third item was a small bag of black bean chips from Beanitos in a honey chipotle BBQ variety. I’m not big into chips or BBQ, so I’ll give these to someone else to enjoy. It seems like a fair item to include in the box, however. Estimated value: $1.00.
The fourth item was a 1oz peach-flavored fruit leather from You Love Fruit. This seems like a healthier version of the fruity candies I tend to enjoy, so I’ll be giving it a try. Estimated value: $2.00.
The fifth item was a 0.75 oz bag of Eat Smart Sea Salt Garden Veggie chips. Despite my apathy toward chips, I like veggie chips better than other varieties, so I’ll probably keep this for myself. Estimated value: $1.00.
The sixth item was a 1oz bag of Oogies White Cheddar popcorn. Popcorn is always great to have around as a snack, although I tend to avoid white cheddar varieties due to their tendency to be messy. Estimated value: $1.00.
The seventh item was a 1oz bag of Oogies Movie Theater Butter popcorn. I’ve had this before and enjoyed it, so I’m happy to have gotten it in this box. Estimated value: $1.00.
The eighth item was a Sea Salt Seaweed snack from Ocean’s Halo. I don’t like seaweed, but I think this was a cool product to include in the box to enhance the box’s variety. Estimated value: $1.50.
The ninth item was a 2.6oz pack of Super Almond Bites from Tosi. This is an interesting, unique product that I hadn’t seen before. Rather than being a regular nutrition bar, the product is split into small bite-sized portions for easier consumption. Estimated value: $3.00.
The tenth item was a 16-piece pack of watermelon-flavored Glee Gum. I’m personally not a fan of Glee Gum (I don’t think they retain flavor well), but I appreciate the inclusion of an aspartame-free gum in the box. Estimated value: $1.50.
The eleventh and final item was a 1.1oz container of Love Grown Polar Puffs. I liked this product a lot because it comes in a single-serving size, making it a practical option for a quick meal. The cereal also looks tasty. Estimated value: $2.00.
Overall, the July 2016 SnackSack contained about $18 worth of snack items. This falls a bit short of the $20 cost, but the difference is small enough to be excusable.
I was less enthused about the product selection this month. Although I think most of the items were all right, none of them stood out to me; there were none that I was gearing to try.
Also, I’m still wondering: where is the chocolate?? (Only partially joking about that.)
Despite these personal qualms, I still think the SnackSack is a decent subscription box service. It provided a fair value of items with a diverse variety, even if that variety wasn’t appealing to my tastes. I still have three months left in my subscription, so I’ll have the chance to see if future months reinvigorate my enthusiasm for the box.
Recommended for: people who are interested in trying a wide selection of snacks