Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bestowed October 2013 Box(NON-GMO Month) + Half Off Code

I know it is kind of late for this October box review but I got this box late at the end of October. But, better late than never!
The Box: Bestowed
Coupon Code: HELLOTEN103 should get you 50% off your order right now if you act fast. There is no referral program either. Just simple and to the point. Click, order a box. Get box. Love box. Email to cancel or pause. Boxes arrive on the 15th of the month.
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Contents: FULL-SIZED healthy snacks and beverages! All products selected by nutritionist Heather Bauer. You can rely on her and her team of diet experts to curate a box of at least five amazing and healthy snacks each month.

My Box- October 2013

First Glance + Nutrition Booklet

the Good bean crunchy roasted CHICKPEAS in Smoky Chili & Lime- $6.60
These have as much protein as almond and are 100% good for you! I am not too big on this flavor and I also tend to steer clear of hard foods like this. I broke one of my teeth on a corn nut in high school and have been terrified of these foods ever since. Nevertheless, I sucked on one a bit and they seemed like a good snack for those who have strong teeth :)

Way Better Snacks Black Bean Tortilla Chips- $3.49
These are Kosher, Vegan, Non-Gmo and Gluten-Free! I had these the other day and they were really good! Light, crispy and tasted like black bean hummus! So delicious! Sprouted black beans are known to reduce blood cholesterol and has a good serving of healthy omega-3's too.

Love Crunch Granola- $4.95
These contain a large amount of whole grains, a little protein and are super healthy for you. I topped some of D's morning yogurt with this and he absolutely LOVED it! This flavor (chocolate macaroon, I think) was a good sweet treat on top of his plain greek yogurt. I had a tiny bite and I must agree, it is pretty darn yummy.

Hemp Pro 70(2) & Ultima Replenisher- $0.82
The Hemp Pro samples are a protein powder you can choose to bake with or mix in with you yogurt or just add to water to get a quick fix of protein for the day. This Ultima drink mix has zero sugar and comes in several flavors. I absolutely HATE grape flavor so this will be given away since D does not use drink mixes unless they are supplements.

UNREAL Peanut Butter Cups- $1.77
I have bought these from our local grocery store before and they are just as good, if not better, than any other peanut butter cup! They are so tasty! I could eat 100 of these, but I won't.... maybe. No preservative, no GMO's, no corn syrups, low sugar and gluten-free. LOVE. THESE.

gnuFoods Fiber Love in Cinnamon Raisin- $1.62 
I love fiber and granola bars. This went into our healthy snack bin in our pantry, which I make sure to keep stocked full of healthy, tasty snack bar options for on-the-go quick snacking needs. These come in several delicious flavors, although this one is not a huge hit with me, there are tons of sweeter and savory type flavors that gnuFoods sells.
Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix in Beach Bash- $1.25
These are vegan, non-gmo, nut free AND gluten-free. You really can't ask for better than that, huh?! This was/is a great snack pack for a great hike or post-workout. It has sense nutrients and is low in calories too. It also have a little bit of protein and good healthy fats. 

October Bestowed Box Value: $20.50

Final Thoughts:
I really love Bestowed box but this box was just not one of my favorites. I love the idea of this box but I am not a gluten-free person, nor is anyone in our household. I did however love the full size granola and the peanut butter cups by UNREAL. Overall the box value came out to just a dollar over what I paid for it and that is a bit disappointing since I received many full-size samples. I usually like to see my box values extremely exceed what I pay for them. November will be my last month with Bestowed for now and that review should be up within a day or two! 

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review in any way and all thoughts and opinions are my own.*