Healthy Surprise Review May 2014

healthy surprise review

It’s been a while since I’ve done a review for Healthy Surprise and I was getting a little hungry, so i thought this would be a great time to give them another try!

healthy surprise review

I love how they include a recipe or fun sustainable projects on the box.

healthy surprise review

 The Cost: $40 a month (for the Starter Box)

The Products: Healthy Surprise focuses on the best healthy snacks. Everything they choose is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and natural.

The Concept: Healthy Surprise’s mission is to teach you healthy snacking is obtainable and delicious.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Healthy Surprise reviews here.

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The box came with a $25 gift card to use on another box which was a very welcome surprise! More snacks!

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Alice and Radiant Foods Kale Crunch - Retail Value $5.99

Kale chips are my favorite. I was so excited to see these that I ripped open the bag almost right away.

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Inka Crops Plantain Chips – Retail Value $2

I love these chips! They are tasty and much more filling than regular chips.

Enjoy Life Plentils – Retail Value $3.99

I couldn’t quite place the taste of these chips, but they are really addictive.

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Lemon Pie Coco-Roons – Retail Value $7.99

I liked these lemon macaroons, but it kind of tasted like they were heavy-handed with lemon extract. I would have liked to have abit more of a fresher lemon taste to them.

Farmer’s Crate Mango Thins – Retail Value $3.99

These made a great office snack. I loved how thin and crispy the mango was. It had a bit of tartness which was fantastic.

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The One Bar in Apple – Retail Value $1

Peter Rabbit Organics Strawberry and Banana – Retail Value $1.44

My daughter’s favorite snack to get. She was thrilled to see this in the box.

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Olomomo Cherry Vanilla Dream Almonds – Retail Value $2.50

I am obsessed with these almonds. I need to figure out how they get them so tasty.

Taza Mexican Chocolate – Retail Value $5

This makes excellent hot chocolate! I will probably save this for a rainy day.

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Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit Mountain Mambo – Retail Value $1.33

I seem to get this snack in my box every time I get Healthy Surprise. I don’t mind because I love the salty dried fruit and nut mix!

Lady Jane Toasted Hemp Seeds - Retail Value $2.89

Hemp seeds are a crunchy fun snack. These were good, but the outer skin kept getting stuck in my teeth. Out of the different hemp seed brands I’ve tried, it’s not my favorite.

Thoughts: I love the snacks I get in my Healthy Surprise box, but I always feel as though the full price of the box is a little inflated, so whenever you can get a deal on the box, it is great!

What do you think of Healthy Surprise?

Treatsie Review and Coupon April 2014

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Treatsie was on my to-try list for a long time. When I discovered their $10 off coupon for new customers, I had to take advantage of the deal because I love any box that focuses on chocolate and desserts!

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The Cost: $15 a month, plus $4.95 shipping

The Products: Treatsie sends a selection of gourmet candy and other baked treats from artisan and small batch companies.

The Concept: Treatsie was created as a way to share the delicious treats created by some of the small batch companies that you may never otherwise discover.

The COUPON: Use code WELCOME44 for $10 off your first order (

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Hot Cakes Peanut Butter Bites – Retail Value $7.5

Yum, these bites are simple, yet really delicious. This is a treat you could easily end up eating an entire bag of without noticing!

Hot Cakes Bling Bling - Retail Value $5 (Full-Size!)

Yum, this reminds me of those boxed frosting-filled cupcakes you get at the store, but 1000% times better. Absolutely delicious.

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 Brix Bites Chocolate for Wine – Retail Value $0.54 each

I wanted to save these chocolates for when I had wine around, but someone ended up eating them while I was at work. I hope they were good because no one would ‘fess up to it!

treatsie review april Grey Ghost Bakery Lemon Sugar Cookies – Retail Value $9 (Full-Size!)

Yum! I have a special love for lemon sugar cookies, so this was an immediate win for me!

Thoughts: For my first box, I am really impressed with Treatsie! There is a ton of really great treats and the sizes of each were more than generous. The total value of the box was just under $24 which is a great value for a dessert box like this. I look forward to trying out the May box soon.

What did you think of the April 2014 Treatsie?

Love with Food Review April 2014 Plus Coupon

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I was surprised to find my Love with Food box at my door this week – I completely forgot that the box was shipping out already.  This month’s theme was Flower Power.

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The Cost: $12 a month

The Products: You can expect an assortment of unique gourmet snacks in each box.

The Concept: Love with Food is about discovering healthy snacks while also giving back. For ever box sold, they will donate a meal to a child in need.

Other Reviews: you can read my past Love with Food reviews here.

The COUPON: Use coupon code YUMMY for $10 off your first box!

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 Aged Cheddar and Green Chile Popcorn by Crave Canyon – Retail Value $1.95

I loved this popcorn a ton. It had just enough cheese and spice to make it really different and tasty.

Orchard Blend by Sensible Foods - Retail Value $1.25

I like these dried fruit snacks. They are super crunchy and sweet.

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Creamed Honey with Chocolate Mint by Vintage Bee - Retail Value $0.60

This was very interesting. I never heard of spinning honey until it has a creamy consistency before, but I really like this and will definitely consider buying more.

Fiordifrutta Organic Fruit Spread by Rigoni Di Asiago - Retail Value $0.50

This was delicious. I love finding new spreads and jams, so I was really excited to give this a try. It was sweet, but still had a freshness to the flavor.

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Organic Energy by Bumble Bee - Retail Value $2.69

This was basically a sesame and honey bar which was good, but nothing too special.

Honey Waffle by Meli - Retail Value $0.86

I love these waffles. I think they are my favorite. They are soft, chewy and very tasty. I could eat them all day.

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Almonds with Cranberries, Honey & Sea Salt by Sahale Snacks - Retail Value $1

I love the Sahale almond snacks, so I was really happy to see these. They are the perfect blend of sweet and salty.

Heart-tee by Wild Hibiscus Flower Co. - Retail Value $0.25

This tea is supposed to help reduce stress levels, which means I will need to stock up on a few boxes! I am not sure if it is helping, but I love the sweet, slightly floral flavor!

Thoughts: I thought the theme this month was cute. I found a few good snacks that I liked, but what really stood out for me was the chocolate mint honey and the fruit spread. I am always happy with my Love with Food boxes overall and think for the price, it’s such a good discovery box to get.

Nibblr Review and Coupon Code!

I was surprised to see my Nibblr Box in the mail. I set my account to get them once a month, so I tend to forget when my box arrives. I have really been enjoying my new snack subscription box.

The Cost: $5.99 a box

The Products: Nibblr Box sends 4 single-serving snacks in each box and you can get them every 1, 2 or 4 weeks.

The Concept: Nibblr is aimed toward making snacking both delicious and healthy

The COUPON: Use code MAVEN for your first box free!

Other Reviews: You can read my past Nibblr Reviews here.

Orange You Happy

This was my favorite snack in the box this month. I wish I had a whole box of this! I loved the orange granola clusters and orange infused cranberries.

Oh My Thai

I did not think I would enjoy this snack, but the savory sweet contract with the curry and fruit was nice.

Copa Cabana Rama

I loved this mix. I was expecting the banana chips to be dehydrated bananas and softer, but I loved the crunchy contrast they had with the mangoes and pineapples.

7th Inning Stretch

I really liked this mix. It had an unusual twist with the pretzels which were surprisingly sweet.

Thoughts: I really liked my box this month. I really fell in love with Orange You Happy and I think I could eat that every day!

Graze Review March 2014

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of my Graze boxes. I usually end up eating my snacks long before I think about taking photos.


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The Cost: $6 a box (I pay only $5 because I am grandfathered into their earlier subscription model)

The Products: Each month you will get four single-portion snacks to try. You can rate your snacks to tailor what you get in future boxes.

The Concept: Graze believes in delicious snacking and find ways to make healthy taste just as good as anything else you may crave!

The “Coupon:” You can use my referral code to get your first and fifth month free J24HL4T2

Other Reviews: You can read my past Graze reviews here.

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My Thai

This was good, but nothing I would go out of my way to try again.

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Toffee Apple

I. Love. This. The toffee is the best stuff I’ve ever had in my life. I ended up using my finger to dig out every drop of toffee.

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Nature’s Immunity Nuts

This nut mix was delicious with just a hint of salt.

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Raspebrry Coconut Muffin

This is one of my favorite snacks from Graze. I think I could possibly live off this and be happy forever. The raspberry cranberries are phenomenal !

Thoughts: I received each of the snacks previously, so it was nice to revisit them, especially since two of them are my favorite snacks from the company.

What do you think of Graze?

Love with Food Review March 2014 and Coupon

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Love with Food is one of my favorite snack subscription boxes. I am always able to find new and delicious snacks in this box for such a low price.

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The Cost: $12 a month (as love as $10 a box with an annual subscription)

The Products: Love with Food sends a box of hard to find snacks, usually with a theme for each month. For each box sold, they also donate a meal to food banks.

The Concept: Love with Food believes food and snack discovery should be fun. The snacks they include are fun and sometimes quirky.

The COUPON:  Use coupon code FB7OFFER for $7 off your first box.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Love with Food reviews here.

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Lollipops by Pierrot Gourmand in Milky Grenadine Flavor – Retail Value $0.65

I wasn’t able to get a photo before my daughter took the lollipop. I managed to get the wrapper to photograph. She absolutely loved it. I was able to get a taste and it was creamy, fruity and very delicious.

Earl Grey Tea by Taylors of Harrogate – Retail Value $.50

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Walker’s Pure Butter Shortbread Fingers – Retail Value $1

I love shortbread, especially with me tea. This particular brand is one I would always buy when I was in London, so it reminds me of being back there.

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Vintage Italia Marinara Pasta Chips – Retail Value $1.50

I just had these pasta chips and they are incredible. They are packed with flavor and highly addictive!

Sea Salt and Vinegar Cassava Chips by Wai Lan– Retail Value $1.67

I love salt ad vinegar chips and these were no exception. They are great for people who don’t like a strong vinegar taste as it is much more subtle than most brands.

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Desert Gardens Taco & Burrito Meat Seasoning – Retail Value $3.50

I already used this in some chicken taco chili. I am using my slow cooker, so it should be ready by tomorrow evening. I can’t wait to see how it comes out!

Emmy’s Organics Chai Spice Macaroons  -  Retail Value $1.99

Yum! These are so good! I love macaroons and the chai flavor is incredible. I just wish they weren’t 100 calories each because I could have eaten the whole bag at once!

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Chimes Ginger Chews in Mango and Original Flavors – Retail Value $0.45 for 2

At first I was tentative about trying these ginger chews because the last ginger chew I tried was overwhelmingly ginger and I could not finish it. These were very tame and I loved the ginger spice that really started to kick in by the end.

Thoughts: The March 2014 Love with Food was a hit with me. I loved everything and I am going to order more of the pasta chips and the macaroons.

What did you think of the March 2014 Love with Food?

Hatchery Tasting Box Review February 2014

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I was really impressed with my January Hatchery Box review, so I was really excited to receive my March box. So far, this has been on the top of my list for discovering small batch and artisan food items.

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The Cost: $20

The Products: Hatchery Tasting Box sends a selection of food ingredients from small batch and artisan companies across the country.

The Concept: It is the company’s mission to allow people to break the norm and experience new flavors from the comfort of their own home by making different flavor discoveries you may never otherwise find.

The COUPON: Use coupon code SAVE10 to get your first box 50% off!

Other Reviews: You can read my past Hatchery Tasting Box reviews here.

hatchery review february

hatchery review february

Hepps Salt Co Roasted Garlic Salt

DAK’s Spices Butt Kickin Buffalo

I am really excited to try this. They have a recipe for buffalo chicken nachos that I am dying to try!

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Butcher’s Bunches Get Your Guav On! 

I love guava, but I never thought about turning it into a jam. This is light, sweet and heavenly. I love it!

Cloud 9 Orchard Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I am a bit of an extra virgin olive oil aficionado, so I love trying new brands. I cannot wait to bake some crusty bread to pair this with.

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Baron’s International Kitchen Mild Jerk Sauce

I love experimenting with jerk sauce. I was really happy to find this in the box and cannot wait to start cooking with it.

Better Off Spread Every Rosemary Has It’s Thorn Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

I did not know how I felt about this at first, but the more I tried it, the more I liked it. It is mildly sweet and salty which goes well with the rosemary. It is a pleasant shock to the senses, but may be an acquired taste for some.

Thoughts: As before, I am incredibly impressed with the overall curation of the box. I am delighted by the different flavor combinations and companies featured. I think this is a really great box for foodies and non-foodies alike, just as long as you like to eat and explore!

What do you think of the February Hatchery Tasting Box?

Boxtera Review February 2014

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Boxtera has done a huge overhaul for their subscription box. I personally loved their original snack box, but their new box filled with their own healthy snacks is pretty good too. I was really excited to be offered this box from the company to review.

february 2014 boxtera review

 The Cost: $19.95 a month, including shipping

 The Products: Each month, Boxtera will send you 5 bags of full-size healthy snacks for you to try.

The Concept: Boxtera, is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and eating well without compromising taste.

Other Reviews: You can read my Boxtera reviews here.

february 2014 boxtera review

Banana Ribbions – Retail Value $6.99

These were the best thing in the box. I don’t think I shared with anyone. They are chewy, sweet and so addictive. I think they would also go great as a topping to some banana oatmeal.

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Mango Chews – Retail Value $6.99

We love dried mango and for some reason, it is really hard to find any that is not coated in sugar in my area so these were a really special treat for us.


BBQ Banana Chips – Retail Value $4.99

I got these in my last Boxtera box and while I really like them, I did kind of wish I got the watermelon seeds simply because I’ve never tried them before. The banana chips were still gobbled up by everyone.

february 2014 boxtera review

Wasabi Bean Medley – Retail Value $6.99

I had a handful of the Wasabi Medley and it was great and I wish I could have had more, but my mother ended up stealing the bag from me.

february 2014 boxtera review Honey Almond Crunch - Retail Value $6.99

This is my daughter’s favorite mix. I love the variety of nuts and dried fruit.

Thoughts: This was a really good box this month. I really loved the dried fruit so much, I wish I didn’t eat it all already because I want more! The Wasabi and Almond mixes are almost all gone too. I really love the portion sizes and the variety of the different flavors. I also find it really interesting how each snack stimulates all the different tastebuds.

What did you think about Boxtera?

Love with Food Review February 2014

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With all the snow storms I’ve been having in my area, a lot of the boxes I normally get closer to the middle of the month are just getting in now. I’ve already seen a ton of reviews for the Love with Food box, so I knew what to expect. Still, I am very excited to get my box in the mail!

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The Cost: $12 a month, including shipping

The Products: Love with Food finds new gourmet snacks for you to try each month. There are usually around 6 – 8 snacks in each box with occasional free extra gifts.

The Concept: Love with Food believes in organic, natural food and believes the best tasting snacks are just that. They also give back by donating a meal to charity for every box sold.

The Coupon: Use coupon code YUMMY to get your first box for only $2.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Love with Food reviews here.

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They included a few coupons.


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Chocolate Chip Biscotti by Biscotti di Suzy - Retail Value $1

TCHO Chocolate in Pure Notes Dark Chocolatey and Mokaccino” SeriousMilk - Retail Value $1

This chocolate was so amazing. I cannot get enough of it. I think I will order more of these too.

Dark Chocolate Crepe by Dentelle by Gavottes - Retail Value $0.75

These dark chocolate crepes were light, airy and has a wonderfully delicate crunch.

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Honey Graham Sticks by Back to Nature - Retail Value $0.60

These were so good. I wish I could have eaten more before my daughter took the bag from me.

Restaurant Style White Bean Chip by Beanitos - Retail Value $0.99

Yum, these bean chips were so good. I had them with some homemade hummus and I wish I had a bigger bag!

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Dark Chocolate Blueberries by Emily’s Chocolate - Retail Value $1.23

I had these as a late night snack and they were phenomenal. I could eat them all day. Yum!

Snack Olives by Mario Camacho - Retail Value $1.29

These are my favorite snack olives. I used my review points to order more on my Love with Food account.


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Love With Food Chip Clip - Free Bonus Item

This chip clip is so cute. I love that it is heart-shaped! I know their brand color is red, but I would love to collect these in different colors!

Thoughts: This was such a good box this month. This is one of my favorite snack boxes. It is rare that I find something I don’t like and when I don’t like something, I always know someone who will eat it. For a box of snacks to experiment with and discover, it is so worth the cost and I am glad I got an annual subscription.

What did you think of the February Love with Food?

Nibblr Review, Coupon and Giveaway!

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I tried Nibblr a couple of months back and really enjoyed the variety of snacks, so when the company offered me another box to review. (By the way, they also gave me an exclusive coupon and a chance for someone to win four boxes!)

 The Cost: $5.99 a box

The Products: Nibblr delivers 4 different single-portion healthy snacks for you to enjoy and rate on their website. You can read my past Nibblr reviews here.

The Coupon: Use coupon code MAVEN to receive your first box free!

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Sesa-Me & You – Sesame honey almond snack mix

The sesame and almond was a new flavor combination and I really liked it a lot. I kind of wanted to grind it up and sprinkle it over salmon like a crust.

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Olive You – Mini crisps with pumpkin seeds, dates and olives

I love mini crisps and olive bread, so I thought this would be a hit with me. Unfortunately, the addition of the dates was not too great for me. If they kept it completely savory without the bit of sweet, I may have enjoyed it more.

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Olde World Blend – Dates, figs and red walnuts

I loved this mix a lot. This was the first to go. I really enjoy simple snack mixes like this.

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Caramel Apple – caramel, peanuts and apples

This was obviously a hit with my daughter and I admit that I really enjoyed it too. It was the household favorite all around and I am even inspired to make my own version of this.

Thoughts: For the price, I think that this is a really great snack experience and I enjoyed trying the different snacks they have to offer. Their set up is very similar to other weekly snack subscriptions, but I think the snack mixes certainly stand on their own enough to truly distinguish the subscription from the others.

The kind people at Nibblr were also kind enough to provide me with a four box subscription to one lucky person! Please enter below for a chance to win.
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