Who has tried the Nature Box healthy snacks?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2013-06-06 10:15:27 -0500
Started 2013-04-14 19:32:14 -0500

I just posted a review in the diet section. Pretty good, but not satisfied with the taste of a couple of the pouches, you get 5 each month and I got the special $10 deal. It is regularly $19.95 so that is what I will pay this next time. I will try one more and see and if I get at least 2 pouches of things I don't like, I won't do it again. I saw this on the internet, only available that way. This is all natural, not lots of processing, healthy, not many ingredients. I think most of you would be interested in this. Just go to naturebox. com and read all about it. Let me know what you think.

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tabby9146 2013-06-06 10:15:27 -0500 Report

I am still with the program, the Nature Box. I have sent in suggestions to them to come out with a more diabetic friendly line, I do love everything I got this time, the third month in a row now. some could use more fiber, some less carb, but most are fine. It isn't a taste everyone would love. It is all vegan, mostly all natural, I like how there are no artificial flavors, colors, or anything like that, and no high fructose corn syrup, the only other negative for me, is they bags are not completely full, so I may cancel before the next shipment, because I am not sure it is worth nearly $20 a month for what you get.

tabby9146 2013-05-01 11:39:32 -0500 Report

Well I am more satisfied with the taste this time, I liked "everything" this is what came today, my second month on this: Taj Mahal snack mix, banana bread granola (got to watch the dried fruit in this one) whole wheat raspberry figgy bars, italian bistro pretzels, and lemon meringue waffles. now my only complaint again like last time, even if I did not say so last time, is in some of the bags, they are not full and some are only "half" full. I emailed them complaining of that and asking about each one being low carb for diabetics. But overall, I like them and for me, it is worth the $19.95 right now, almost, I guess, if they would just put more in the bags! I am considering cancelling, depends on their response. I do love how each snack has several grams of fiber (except one this time has only 1 gram) and several grams of protein and of course, the no HFCS, or artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners and no trans fats It is convenient to have it deliverd to me, since it is hard for me to find snacks that meet all of this criteria where I live without having to drive a good distance. It is good to try 'new' things too.

sNerTs1 2013-04-15 17:53:36 -0500 Report

I'm with James on this one. It was nice and I perked up seeing "No high fructose syrup" but in the ingredient list on each item in the February box contained at least honey, rolled oats, organic or pure sugar cane and even dried cane syrup. Most were at least 12g in carbs for 1 of 4 pieces or 1/4 cup serving.

It would be nice if they could be more diabetic friendly. For me though, it's not the right choice for where I am in my diet and med regimen.

Thank You for posting this as I learned about this product :)

*Hugs* Cheryl

tabby9146 2013-05-01 11:34:27 -0500 Report

I emailed them and asked if they would consider less carbs more diabetic friendly and I am sure if enough people respond, they probably will. I encourage everyone to write to them about this. most of them are fine for me and my blood sugar numbers are pretty good. I wish they were good for everyone. However, one bag that came todays said 38 carbs in 1/2 c. not bad, but some can't even have that. I would go easier on that one and not eat 1/2 cup.

jayabee52 2013-04-15 13:02:34 -0500 Report

I looked up the website as you suggested. I believe they are marketing on the word popularity of the word "Nature".

Looking at the ingredient list and the nutrition label I don't think these are particularly diabetes friendly.

I reviewed the nutrition for the "Vanilla Macaroon Granola" and for a 1/2c suggested serving, it has 260 calories and 39 g of carbohydrate. The first ingredient on the list is "Whole rolled oats" the second is "Milled cane sugar". (the ingredient list goes from the ingredient which is most in percentage of the mixture to the second most ect) So the first two ingredients are a complex carb and a simple carb (sugar!)

And If I know myself, I would not be satisfied with the recommended 1/2 c, but would need a 1 c serving to be satisfied.

I wouldn't think this would be a "service" I could safely use as a PWD (person with diabetes)

tabby9146 2013-04-15 14:26:43 -0500 Report

all the ones I received are not high carb. But I am sure there are some that are, for sure. But it still might be worth it, to mostly get the lower carbs for some. I will let you all know what I think when the next shipment comes in. I can always send them an email and ask about diabetic friendly and hopefully there will be even more.

locarb 2013-04-14 20:58:02 -0500 Report

Interesting. Glad it worked for you. I control BG by diet and exercise. I can't eat most of the stuff they show and would probably just visit a "health" store rather than purchase online, but any healthy thing that works for us is great. Good luck with it.

tabby9146 2013-04-15 09:32:17 -0500 Report

I purchase most of my snacks in stores, and I visit a health food store, but this just adds to that. just that much more I don't have to go out and get. nearest health food store to me is just over a half hour away. I was just curious and thought I would try it, very unique things, not things you can just go buy anywhere. I control by diet and exercise also, glad it is working for you too.

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