On their website, NatureBox describes how they offer snacks that are less processed than many traditional items in the marketplace. Their snacks contain no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fat or partially hydrogenated oils, and no artificial sweeteners/colors/flavors.
NatureBox sent me a package with 5 different snack items – each reviewed below…
Lone Star Snack Mix
Orange Crush Granola
However, keep in mind that agave nectar – while often considered to be a more “natural” sweetener – actually has the largest fructose content of any of the sweeteners currently used in food production! In fact, the high fructose corn syrup most commonly used on the market contains about 55% fructose, while agave nectar contains around 90% fructose. Now of course, any sweetener is fine when used in moderation – but it does mean it’s important to keep portion control in mind for these products as well (even though they are produced with less processed ingredients).
Cranberry Almond Bites
Wild Berry Bunch
Overall...I think NatureBox could be a nice supplement to your grocery/farmer’s market shopping trip. While it’d benefit a lot of people to focus their snacking on more fresh fruits and veggies, a lot of times we might enjoy something that’s a bit more portable or long lasting. For example, I like to keep snacks in my purse or car so that if I end up stuck in traffic or at a long meeting, I have something to hold me over until my next meal. This is one area where I really see the NatureBox snacks having a positive role in people’s diets.
Hope you enjoyed the review! If you’re interested in trying out NatureBox, I came across the code REFER25 for $5 off your first box.
Disclosure: NatureBox provided me with one free box containing 5 snacks to try. As always, all opinions are my own.