Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July KLUTCHclub Review

You all know that I'm a sucker for subscription services.  I was approached by KLUTCHclub to review their July box, and since I was able to see what items were included before buying I wanted to give it a try.  They sent me a coupon for a blogger 50% off discount, which helped too.  All in all, I paid $9 for $70 worth of product ($18 for normal subscriptions).

KLUTCHclub is really different than any other subscription service I've tried.  It isn't one I would normally purchase, but worth trying.  For $18 a month they send a box that's geared toward health and wellness.  I like to keep track of what I eat, but I'm by no means that interested in exercise.  In fact, I hate it.  I'll do cardio and pilates here and there, but...yeah, I just don't go to the gym.  That was the main reason why I hadn't signed up to try this service before, but with the 50% off I was willing to give it a try.

I really, really like their packaging.  It's a nice departure from the standard box that most subscriptions come in--this one is more of a long rectangle (rectangular prism, if you must), and it opens on one end.  The flaps say "Get Ready" and "Your KLUTCH has arrived!," which I thought was a fun touch.

I think that this box was definitely worth $9, but since I'm not a fitness person I'm not sure I would want to pay $18 for it.  But that is really just because fitness is not one of my hobbies; I think that those who were more into the health and wellness lifestyle would love this box.  Here is what I got for July:

  • Mighty Leaf Teas - I've gotten lots of Mighty Leaf teas in other subscriptions, but I'm glad I'm a tea drinker because they're one of my favorite brands.  The flavors I got were Chamomile Citrus, Green Tea Tropical, and Organic Earl Grey.
  • Molecule R - This is an informational packet about molecular gastronomy, and it came with a packet of natural emulsifier to turn liquids into foam.  I've heard of molecular gastronomy on Top Chef, but I don't really know what to do with this.  I'm going to read the packet to learn more.
  • 1st Step Pro-Wellness/High Performance Fitness - This is a natural liquid Vitamin B-12 supplement.  It's pretty much an energy shot to me.  I haven't used it yet, but I will sometime this week since I'm going into work at 630am.
  • Truvia Natural Sweetener - I've tried Truvia before and I'm not a fan.  I have another package and I'm going to take these to work and leave them near the coffee for people to use.
  • Nia - This is probably the most valuable item in the box, it's a certificate for a special Nia class.  I've never heard of Nia before, but apparently it's a workout that combines martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts.  It sounds super interesting and I'm excited to try it out!
  • Zoye Vegetable Oil - I don't cook, so this is probably my least-favorite item in the box.  It'll get put to use eventually.
  • Mineral Hygienics - This is the second time I've gotten a $15 coupon for Mineral Hygienics.  I never used my first one, so I'm not going to let this expire.  Too bad it doesn't cover shipping, though.
  • Goulibeur Cookies - To prove how much of a non-fitness nut I am, this was my favorite item!  These shortbread cookies were so delicious, and I immediately devoured them upon opening the box.  I just wish they had the nutritional information listed on the package.
  • Cascal Fermented Soda - I drank this with my lunch today and it was so good!  The flavor I got was Fresh Tropical (I think everyone got the same flavor), and I really enjoyed it.  Even though it's fermented, it doesn't have alcohol in it.  It was 80 calories for the can, but worth it as a treat once in a while.

Bottom Line: KLUTCHclub definitely earns its worth with the certificates for classes that they include each month.  I think this was a good box as far as variety of items, though I would have preferred to receive a physical beauty item instead of a certificate where I have to pay shipping.  All in all, I would recommend it to anyone who likes health and wellness services.

More photos after the cut.

*Disclaimer: I purchased this KLUTCHclub box with my own money with a 50% off coupon provided by KLUTCHclub.  I was not monetarily compensated for this review and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.  The subscription sign-up link above is an affiliate link.


  1. thanks for the review
    I don't think I want to subscribe just because it's about health :)


    1. I agree, I won't be continuing my subscription but it was fun to try

  2. What a great review. I'm not into exercise either (but I do try to eat healthy) but it looks like a lot of great items for those that are stricter about life than I am :].

    1. I wish I was the type of person who enjoyed working out but I just don't. But that's okay, as long as we all find our own ways to stay healthy!

  3. I love reading reviews of subscription boxes, because it helps me to see what kinds of products they offer and whether they're worth the money. This one looks promising. Thanks!

    1. If you end up subscribing I hope that you enjoy it! One nice thing about KLUTCHclub is they post what items will be in the boxes for each month ahead of time, so you know what you'll be buying.


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