Feb 21, 2016

Boxes Full of Health: Bulu Box Review | BibRavePro

Disclaimer: I received a 3 month subscription to Bulu Box to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro, and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Subscription boxes are a very popular thing. There are some very cool ones out there as well. I received the opportunity to try one out for three months. I've received 2 of the 3 boxes so far, and have shared with you an unboxing of the December and the January box.

What's the box?

"Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best." When you break it down, that's a pretty clear way to put it. You get several samples each month, allowing you to try new health products to see if they work for you. It can range from snacks, to supplements, to even balm for dry cracked skin.

What's in the box?

I've received a good variety so far. Some I've greatly enjoyed, others have not been right for me. My first box, in December, was a large variety of snacks. One of my favorites was a protein brownie, a little chewy, good chocolatey taste, and just the right size. On the flip side, there was a smash pack of fruit and protein in a squeeze pouch, where the flavor was a little tart and the texture I just didn't quite go for.

My second box ended up being on the other end of the spectrum, with only one snack and the rest being "other" items, though many more weight loss specific items, which was the box I selected. One of the surprising things I enjoyed were the MealEnders. The idea is they're a small lozenge that you let dissolve in your mouth, where the outside is sweet, to simulate dessert to your brain and then has a center and tingles and clears the palette to signal your brain that the meal is over. The idea is to signal your brain natural to keep you from overeating. In my limited tests, they seemed to work fairly well. Again, not all in the box suited me. There was a mix, Almased, meant to help increase your metabolism that I just could not manage the flavor. Maybe if I could use it as part of a smoothie instead of on it's own, I could give it another go, but the first try just did not work out.

I do have one thing to add, a small issue I had. I've only had one experience like this, but I had a greatly tasty snack, the fru-licious snack, that had nothing more than the name and flavor on the packaging. I'd love to know more about it, but that was impossible without having to Google it. For a nutrition box, it seems counterintuitive to not include nutrition information handily.

The Takeaway

I really love the idea behind most subscription boxes. This one in particular, is great because you get to try new snacks and products to stay healthy with, which is perfect for someone like me. I am always looking for new things to try, but it's not always easy to get in small amounts to try first. So far, my experience has been good with two of the three boxes, but I have had some small issues. First, I would rather have a better mix of snacks to other items. If you took my December box and January box, split them and put them back together, it would be perfect. I'm excited to see what I get for my February box, and will be sure to share an unboxing and review just as soon as I can.

Do you subscribe to any boxes? What is your go to healthy snack that I should try?


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