Primal Snack Box (Feb 2016)

Hello, Snack fans! More food chatter today in this rather lengthy video about my adventure on a Primal Snack Box opening spree.

I’ve had these boxes now for around 4 months. I love them. They’re packed with lots of yummy goods, and last me a fair old while. They are ordered from here! www.primalsnackbox.co.uk

For £17.99 a month, this is a review of ‘The Forest’ box, which is aimed at vegans and vegetarians. I’m neither of those things, I just can’t say I’m a huge “meat snacker”, if I’m honest, and prefer raw, chocolatey things throughout the day.

So as I mention, Primal Snack Box have three tiers of subscription:

  1. The Savannah – Contains meat snacks as well as the standard nutritious sweetie stuff.
  2. The Forest – My one. It has no meat in, but substitutes in things like nuts and kale and so on. Again, includes sweet treats too.
  3. The Barrecore (O Bama?) – A bespoke collection designed by Niki Rein, the founder of Barrecore, an exercise style which involves dance fitness for body sculpting. Give her a Google. There’s meat in this one, I believe.

So why do I order this box? I have a desk job. If I don’t have a structure to my snacking, I’d probably explode. Having a subscription box of snacks like this, delivered to work on a monthly basis, not only curbs my snack cravings away from “less than good stuff” for me, toward “better stuff” for me, but also limits my spending. I’ve programmed myself to pick leisurely at this box (not always true), and save pounds at the corner shop.

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As I also mention in the video, you can buy one off boxes at a slightly higher price of around £20. They also do themed boxes too, like this one for Valentines Day. Very cute.

The Menu for February 2016 reads as follows, with my taste rating alongside:

  • Chili Lime Coconut Chips by Navitas: 10/10!!!
  • Raspberry Coco Balls by Moral Fibre: 8/10
  • Barberry Promix by Wyldsson: 6/10
  • Apricot and Pecan Bar by Tribe: 8/10
  • Goji Acai Brownie by 100% Natural: 7/10
  • Sea Salt and Lime Kale Crisps: 9/10
  • Chocolate Golden Berries: 8/10
  • Valentine’s Biscuit by Primal Bakers: 10/10
  • Love Tea Sachet by Pukka: 2/10
  • Fig and Orange Chocolate by Pana Chocolate: 10/10

Some top scoring there for this month!

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The effort that goes into the presentation of the box in general is lovely. The print outs are always on high quality print paper, and on brand. You’re not overwhelmed with leaflets and messages from every sponsor under the sun, and every one of them is useful.

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The addition of a recipe is a wonderful idea really, it’s just a shame that right now I’m so busy that I probably can’t take the time to enjoy this Golden Latte this month, but I am feeling the need to hold onto it. Like I say, nice touch!

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So some of my favourites.

  • Chili Lime Coconut Chips by Navitas: 10/10!!!
  • Raspberry Coco Balls by Moral Fibre: 8/10
  • Apricot and Pecan Bar by Tribe: 8/10
  • Sea Salt and Lime Kale Crisps: 9/10
  • Valentine’s Biscuit by Primal Bakers: 10/10
  • Fig and Orange Chocolate by Pana Chocolate: 10/10

That’s a fair few actually…So both the Kale Chips and Coconut Crisps (wait…reverse that) were especially good to have this time, because I felt pretty overwhelmed by just how sweet this box really was! These are pretty much the only savory lots in the collection, so tasted especially nice for some reason. Probably revived me from a “no added refined sugar” coma.

Both Crisps/Chips were great quality, nice and crispy, and I would happily buy them from the shop, if I saw them.

The sweet things? Ugh..the Coco balls, biscuit, and Pana Chocolate Bar cannot be beaten.

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All are exactly as you can imagine – very sweet, very “honey/maple” packed, and instantly fill you up. The coco balls are simply like little truffles, the biscuit you wouldn’t believe is even vegan, and extra special mention to Pana Chocolate for their addition. That little bar of beautiful is spectacular. From the packaging, to the little embossed surface of the chocolate itself, these bars are made with super love, and masses of quality ingredients. If I could get my hands on these in a local shop, I would be absolutely bankrupting myself…and gaining a tonne of weight in the process.

  • Barberry Promix by Wyldsson: 6/10
  • Love Tea Sachet by Pukka: 2/10

So not a big fan of herbal teas in general actually. It’s probably my technique, but I can never get the taste on the packet. This one was no exception. Kind of ‘OK’, and I did get the lavender a bit, but just felt all watered down. Wasn’t much in LOVE with it…hurhur.

Same with the Barberry Promix. It’s fine. It’s a tube of chopped up nuts, seeds, and…barberries. The only way (it seems) to buy these is to go to their website and stock up on 10 tubes for £15.99, which seems a little big for something you could happily custom make yourself. Mind you…I’m lazy…so…I do see the appeal a little bit.

  • Apricot and Pecan Bar by Tribe: 8/10

Special shout out to Tribe! Great company. They do an excellent mini subscription box themselves, and are exceptionally personable as a brand/company. Sadly I can’t run, so the boxes had to stop, else I was just eating too much at my desk with no way to use the nutrition and energy that their bars so marvellously provide. Their foods taste great. Fab quality bars and packs each week, fortnight, or month. Definitely check out Tribe. They have some really cool clothing too. Check them out at www.wearetribe.co

So there we have it! Another review done, so thanks for sticking around!

Have an excellent day. Let me know what your favourite snacking habits are! Do you subscribe to a snack box too?

Thanks!

Sally.

Perfectly Paleo

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