It seems like everyone and their brother is coming out with one of those boxes-of-the-month subscriptions, doesn’t it? Everything from cosmetics to food to dog treats! When I was approached by the folks at Bestowed, I was immediately intrigued because I’d never personally received a box-of-the-month and Bestowed marketed themselves as being a way to “discover healthy foods you love.” Bestowed was founded by Heather Bauer, a registered dietitian and author of two weight loss books, so I knew the company was run by someone with experience and credentials.
I’ve been big on the healthy living bandwagon for awhile now, so I agreed to receive and review a box of goodies.When the box arrived, I was impressed by how much stuff came with it! There were a total of 9 items, which included:
- Two packets of Arrowhead Mills plain oatmeal
- Two packets of Eboost energy drink packets
- Hemp Hearts
- KIND granola
- Fruit & Veggie Twist in Strawberry and Kiwi
- Nature’s Bakery fig bar
- Green & Black dark chocolate
- Simply Snackin dried chicken breast strip
- $25 gift card to iTrain, to download workouts for your mobile device
I tried everything but the Eboost (the packets vanished into nowhere), the Hemp Hearts and the iTrain downloads (just never got around to it). Everything else was delicious. Although the dark chocolate was the only Paleo item, I loved everything.
I had the oatmeal with some sunflower butter, and the KIND granola has been great with milk or by the handful. The fig bar was delicious and the Simply Snackin’ was surprisingly good, although I was sort of nervous about it. Dried meat isn’t really my thing, but I could see this as a great source of on-the-go protein. The squeezable Fruit & Veggie Twist was tasty, but a little strange to drink from. It was more of an issue with packaging than the actual product.
And of course, who doesn’t love dark chocolate?
The box isn’t cheap: it rolls in at $19 a month. But I loved that I felt like I was getting quite a bit for money and I really enjoyed everything. It wasn’t a tiny box full of junk. The list of products on their website also shows they have quality items that you’ll actually enjoy discovering, and there are definitely some familiar faces mixed in too (like KIND).
Bestowed has been kind enough to offer one of my US-based readers a sample box of Bestowed as well, but all my readers can enjoy this $5 off coupon to their first box using the code 5OFFBSTOWED01! Woohoo!
Ya’ll have until Thursday night at midnight to enter to win. The winner will be announced on this week’s Friday Finds.