I have had a subscription to Nature Box for a 3 months now. It contains healthy snacks, made from organic, natural ingredients. One of the things that I love about it is that it is fully customizable. Once you have your subscription set up, you can go on the site and look through all of the descriptions of the different snacks, and decide for yourself what you’d like to try. I personally can’t stand raisins in things. To me, they are so be eaten alone or in cereal. Period. Nowhere else. With Nature Box, I can see all of the ingredients, and make sure I’m not going to be unpleasantly surprised.

This month I received Honey Dijon Pretzels, Whole Wheat Chocolate Animal Cookies, Whole Wheat Vanilla Animal Cookies, Cinnamon Spice Almonds, Chocolate Banana Chips, Coconut Cashews, Jalapeno and White Cheddar Popcorn, and Peanut Butter Nom Noms.

You can choose when to receive your box, and how many snacks will be included. I chose a 6 month subscription. That is one box per month, 5 snacks per box. You have the option of adding a snack for a price. I’ve been bad, and have been adding one or two to each box. Bad Tasha!

The first snack I tried was the Honey Dijon Pretzels. I’m not usually a fan of honey Dijon, but OH EMM GEE! These were beyond good! I had to pace myself. They are slightly sweet, slightly tangy, and very crunchy. While a lot of pretzel bites are really hard, these had the perfect crunch. I’d gain 50lbs if I knew where to buy these in a store. They are 120 calories/serving of 9 pieces. There’s 5 servings per bag, 3g protein, 21g carbs, and 1g of sugar.

IMG_0019The Whole Wheat Chocolate Animal Cookies and Whole Wheat Vanilla Animal Cookies were deceptively addictive. I have always had a soft spot for an animal cookie. I know, I’m an adult, but c’mon! First of all, these are SO cute! The little lambs with their curls, and little faces….I can’t. Just too cute!The flavor was very subtle. It’s only slightly sweet, which at first my sweet tooth was disappointed, but then I realized how yummy these were. The cocoa is definitely there, but it’s not overwhelming. While,normally, I’d chose chocolate over vanilla any day, I’d have to say I really enjoyed the vanilla cookies more. A lot of whole wheat products tend to be a bit tough, and have a little more of a cardboard type of after taste. These don’t have either issue. I’d buy these again. The only animal cookie I might chose over these would be the Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Cookies. These are 120 calories for 9 cookies, with 4.5 servings/bag, 3g protein, 3g sugar, and 18g carbs.

IMG_0022Cinnamon Spice Almonds are one of my favorite snacks. However, I’m a bit spoiled with the ones you get at Scarborough Faire in Texas. They are also called “The King’s Nuts,” Which totally cracks me up. That aside, these are good! I snacked on a few, but I’m saving them for a recipe later in the fall season. They are slightly sweet, which may be why I’m not all that impressed, but they’re good nonetheless! The cinnamon wasn’t very pronounced either. I’m not sure if that’s a plus or a minus. They just seemed to miss something. That said, at 170 calories for 1/4c, 4 servings/bag, 6g protein, 4g sugar, and only 8g carbs, you really can’t go wrong.

IMG_0017I’m a glutton for a banana chip, but I wasn’t too keen on the Chocolate Banana Chips. The banana’s seemed a bit tart, and the chocolatey outer seasoning was just strange. I’m going to pass these on to my niece. She might like them. These are 130 calories per 1/2c, 2.5 servings/bag, 1g protein, 19 sugars, and 23g carbs.

IMG_0021The Coconut Cashews are EVIL. I’m not a big fan of coconut. It’s the texture, not the flavor. It’s like chewing on confetti or something disgusting that won’t digest. These cashews are full of the flavor, and the texture is spot on. They are seriously addictive, but are very sweet. That being the case, you MUST pace yourself on these suckers! The description on the site says “You’re whisking dark chocolate into the softly simmering milk in the saucepan while thinking of curling up with your favorite book. Before you grab your coziest blanket and get into bookworm mode, scoop out these Coconut Cashews into a snack bowl to crunch on while sipping your famous homemade hot cocoa.” Yes, Please! Although, it’s still hot as hell in Texas, I’ll munch on my coconut cashews and think of that hot cocoa fondly. Ha! There are 150 calories per 1/4 c, 3g protein, 9g sugars, 15g carbs.

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Peanut Butter Nom Noms are peanut butter and oat cookies. They are really good! Soft and chewy, full of peanut flavor, dark chocolate chips, and yummy goodness. I’m usually a fan of crispy cookies, and shy away from the soft chewy ones, but these are really good. There are 5 servings/bag, 100 calories/1 cookie, 3g protein, 5g sugars, and 11g carbs. That’s not too shabby!

The Jalapeno and White Cheddar Popcorn had a great flavor, but OMG was it HOT! I’m not usually a big baby about heat, being from Texas. However, I had to give these to my brother in law. He loves really hot stuff, and I just couldn’t handle this popcorn! Jason loved it! There is 160 calories/serving, 2.5 servings/bag, 3g protein, 5g sugars, 15g carbs.

I was very happy with my Nature Box this month. Of course, I got to choose what went into it, but that doesn’t guarantee that I’ll like the products. I think of the 3 boxes that I’ve received thus far, I’ve only found 3 products that I’ve either disliked or just couldn’t eat. I’m looking forward to next month’s box! Pumpkin Spice Nom Nom’s are calling!

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