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Disclaimer:  I received compensation via product for this review. All opinions and observations are mine. 

I love mail. And I love food. So when NatureBox offered to send me one of their boxes to review, there was no way I was going to decline. Facebook has been telling me for a while–via their scarily omniscient ad campaigns– that I need to jump on the NatureBox band wagon. And I am so glad that I did!
When the box arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by how big it was. I was expecting a small tester box, but when I opened it, there were five full-sized snack bags. Not too shabby, especially when I started looking at the packaging and the information they provided in the box. NatureBox prides itself on providing snacks that are healthy and have minimal or no processing. They also donate food (to emergency food providers, community organizations, and summer lunch programs) for every subscription box they send out.
While John and I ate all of the foods as snacks (sometimes directly out of the bag), NatureBox sends a card along with each box to give you ideas about how to incorporate the foods into recipes. In addition, if you don’t like a particular food that is sent to you, you can contact your snack concierge–yes, I said “snack concierge”– for a replacement or to set your preferences for next month’s box. That’s pretty cool.
Let’s talk about how delicious these sourdough cheddar pretzels are. The bag size was reasonable, but had they sent me a dog-food-sized bag, it wouldn’t have been big enough.  That sounds hyperbolic, but I’m serious. These were tangy, crunchy, and the perfect snack for a night curled up on the sofa in the fall.

My other favorite snack was the French Toast Granola. Truth be told, it doesn’t really taste like french toast, but it has a wonderful maple syrup flavor that makes it among– if not–the best granola I’ve ever eaten. I enjoyed a few handfuls, but my favorite way to eat it was with Greek yogurt for breakfast. I may have eaten the whole bag on my own (sorry, John!).

The other snacks were on the savory side– Flax Crostini Bites, Honeycomb Sunflower Kernels, and Pear Praline Crunch. I’ve included the Pear Praline Crunch (pear-flavored praline coated whole cashews) and Honeycomb Sunflower Kernels in John’s lunch. The crostinis I ate straight from the bag while correcting papers– they’re tiny, so you can make them last a long time. Unless you eat them by the handful. Which maybe, just maybe I did.

Here’s something else cool: NatureBox ships to FPO/APO addresses. That means that they can be sent as care packages! Care packages that you don’t have to think about and that send out, like clockwork, every month!
NatureBox is generously giving away a one-month subscription to one of my readers! Enter below! If you’re salivating and don’t want to take the chance on not winning a box, use the code SNACKTIME to get 50% off your first box. (Promotion is good for 50% off any of Nature Box’s three box sizes. Valid only on the first month’s box. New customers only. Not valid on gift subscriptions and may not be combined with any other offers.)
Notes about the giveaway: 
  • The winner will receive a different NatureBox than the one I reviewed.
  • NatureBox can only send to US addresses at this time.
  • At this time, NatureBox is unable to customize a promotional NatureBox for specific dietary needs or personal preferences (but don’t worry, you can do this with a regular subscription box).
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