Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November Bestowed Review and Coupon

I'm continuously impressed by the high quality products that Bestowed sends out in their food boxes each month!  This subscription is geared towards a healthy lifestyle, and for $19 a month they'll send you a box full of great snacks.

Heather Bauer, Bestowed's founder, selected products for November that would "help kick your workout regimen into gear."  I was really impressed by the variety of items, and I found a lot of new brands to enjoy!

  • LifeIce in Chocolate Crisp - This product was definitely the most intriguing of the box to me.  It's a tray of 30 calorie mini frozen treats that are gluten-free, non-GMO, and have no preservatives.  I haven't frozen them yet but I have a feeling that they're going to taste delicious, and will be an easy way to satisfy my chocolate cravings without having to feel too guilty about it.
  • Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix - I received Pineapple and Lemon Lime and I used the Pineapple flavor today.  These were surprisingly light in flavor, but I liked that.  It was just enough to have a great taste, but it wasn't overpowering.  I am definitely interested in purchasing full-sized packages of these.
  • ZICO Chocolate - Coconut water is not my favorite, but I'm curious to see what a chocolate flavored one tastes like.  If I don't care for it, I know my brother really likes them so I'll probably pass it along to him.  This one has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners and is also gluten-free.
  • Salba Smart Chia Boost - Chia seeds are a great source of natural energy and contain essential Omega 3s (ALA), fiber, and magnesium benefits.  I keep meaning to make smoothies so I can add these in, but I never get around to doing it.  Someday I will try, though!
  • Eat Green Tea - This was another product that I found to be rather interesting: edible green tea leaves.  I'm a big fan of traditional green tea, but it never occurred to me that eating the leaves would be an effective way to reap their benefits as well.  These can be sprinkled on mashed potatoes, pizzas, or really any food that needs a little extra garnish.  I haven't tried them yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so.

  • Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers: I had sampled these crackers before in another box (I can't remember which one), and they are delicious!  They have the perfect crunch and a light flavor.  I used them with the hummus dip, but they're also yummy on their own.  They're made from a blend of quinoa, sesame seeds, and amaranth.
  • Wild Garden Hummus Dip - I received the Roasted Garlic flavor to try, and it was very garlicky!  I'm a huge fan of garlic, though, so I enjoyed it (a little went a long way).  I thought the packaging was really clever and great for on the go.  I could see myself taking a few with me on a camping trip for a healthy snack.
  • Nektar Honey Crystals - I bought some Pumpkin Spice tea over the weekend, so these arrived at the perfect time.  I don't normally add honey to my tea, but I'm not against the idea.  These GMO-free crystals contain all the sweetness of traditional liquid honey, but are much more convenient and less messy.  I actually haven't had them with my tea yet, but I'm going to use them the next time I steep a cup.
  • Quest Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter - These bars are great for athletes, boasting 20 grams of protein and 17 grams of fiber.  They're a clean option for fuel and also assist with muscle recovery.  I am usually not a fan of protein bars, but I'm willing to give this one a try.
  • Perfect Fuel Chocolate - I really wanted to love this chocolate, but I found it to be very bitter.  I think my sense of taste is more sensitive to bitter than other peoples', because I offered it to my friend Linze to try and she loved it.  Either way, these little bars are infused with ginseng to help give you a boost before working out or just to get you through that 3pm slump.

If you're interested in signing up for Bestowed, use coupon code HELLOTEN103 at their website to receive your first box for only $10!

Bottom Line: I think that Bestowed boxes are an awesome value at only $19 a month.  I have really enjoyed all of the boxes I've tried (click here for past reviews), and November's box was another fantastic treat!

*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bestowed.  I received no monetary compensation.

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