Friday, September 13, 2013

August Bestowed Box Review

I've read reviews for Bestowed on other blogs and I've been very impressed by their boxes, so I was pretty excited when they sent me a box to review!  Bestowed is a monthly subscription service that, for $19 per month, will include carefully selected healthy snacks for you to sample.  You can also purchase an annual subscription for $209 per year (previously priced at $228).

I really like Bestowed's branding.  The box is bright orange and this delivery was pretty hefty, so I was definitely interested to see what was inside.  I also think their "Hello Yum" slogan is really cute.  The box was neatly packed; everything fit right in place like little puzzle pieces.  Their mission is to help people eat well, and they do this by sending healthy food and lifestyle products, all of which are selected by Heather Bauer, a leading nutritionist and author.  What I really enjoyed about this box is that the informational packet (the Hello Yum insert in the photo above) contained detailed information about each product and why it was selected.

The August box contained a great assortment of food items (nine total).  The item that was making the box so heavy was the Rice Vinegar, which I at first thought was a drink of some sort (before I read the label).

  • Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - I've never cooked with rice vinegar before, so this will be interesting to try.  It's made from whole-grain rice, and the pamphlet suggests using it on salads or roasted veggies.
  • SeaSnax Grab n' Go Roasted Seaweed Snacks - THESE WERE DELICIOUS!  I was already a fan of seaweed before trying these, but the Spicy Chipotle flavor just made them even more amazing than I was anticipating.  My only complaint is that since the seaweed is so light, one package isn't too filling.  I will definitely be purchasing these as an alternative to chips!
  • Lundberg Family Farms Santa Fe Barbecue Rice Chips - These were also really yummy.  They're gluten-free and non-GMO certified, and overall are just fantastic.  They had a great crunch and I actually preferred them over corn chips like Doritos, etc.  Each single-serving bag also has 26 to 27 grams of whole grains.
  • Cascadian Farm Crunchy Oats and Honey Granola Bar - I took this bar to work to eat as a breakfast and I enjoyed it.  It's more of a crumbly, hard bar than a soft and chewy one, but it has great flavor.  It contains only seven ingredients and four grams of protein.  I think these are a great on-the-go snack.

  • Living Healthy World Flax N' Chia Stix - These little packets contain plain flax and chia seeds, which are "nutritional powerhouses" (according to the pamphlet) that are packed with omega-3s and other nutrients.  I have to figure out how I'm going to use these; I know most people mix them in with their smoothies so I'll probably end up going down that route.
  • REBOOT - This supplement is clinically proven to help the body protect itself against free radicals and is made from all-natural ingredients.  It's designed to work with the body's natural processes to stimulate the production of antioxidants, which in turn aids recovery after workouts, stress, sun exposure, and more.  I'm definitely interested to see how these taste.
  • Miracle Noodles Angel Hair Noodles - I am so curious to try these!  My favorite workout guru, Cassey Ho from, swears by them.  I've heard from some that they're wonderful, and from others that they aren't that great.  I'm not sure how I'm going to cook them up yet, but I hope I enjoy them!  They're zero-calorie, gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan, hence the "Miracle" name.
  • Mighty Leaf Sunburst Green Iced Tea Pouch - I love tea, and green tea is nice and refreshing.  I've received samples of Mighty Leaf's iced teas before but have never actually used them, so I'm going to make it a point to give this one (and the other one I have, I think it's mango flavored) a try.  I love Mighty Leaf's hot teas, so I'm sure I'll love their iced ones as well.
  • Noosa Yoghurt Coupon - This company is based in Colorado but they make their yoghurt the Australian way (and the Australian way to spell yogurt is with an h).  I hope I can find this in a store near me, because it sounds really delicious.  I'm going to try to find the Passion Fruit or Mango flavors.

Bottom Line: I'm very impressed with the Bestowed box!  I think that this is an excellent deal for $19 a month since it makes it so easy to discover new healthy food options.  Visit Bestowed to learn more about their boxes and sign up for a subscription!

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I did not receive monetary compensation, and all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Great review! I stopped Bestowed in June but have been thinking of resubscribing. The top photo, the P icon for Pinterest covers the Y in the info card so it reads as Hello Pum. Made me laugh

  2. This was my first experience with their boxes, but from what I've seen of other peoples' reviews it seems like a really great subscription.

    Lol at the "Hello Pum," I wouldn't have noticed unless you pointed it out!


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