I’ve been branching out into the world and testing a few of these food boxes. For this review instead of taking a million photos of each and every item hoping they will turn out, I thought I would make a little unboxing video instead. That way you can get my initial reaction to moment it comes out of the box!
What drew me to the Bestowed box was that the creator, Heather Bauer, is a registered dietitian. My hope was the box would arrive, it would be amazing, and I would feel good knowing I was eating and drinking things that were picked in my best interest.
My box contained:
$40 HelloFresh Gift Card – I still have this card (I received my box in March, yeah, I am a little behind.) I really want to check out HelloFresh which is a food box similar to Blue Apron which sends you recipes and all of the ingredients to make them.
Hooray Puree Spinach – This stuff was actually pretty good. The box came with two packets. The first one I used on top of a vegetarian burger. Then I topped that with an egg. It was so amazing. The second pack I used blended up in a chocolate greenie smoothie.
Jolly Oak Granola – This granola was baked with extra virgin olive oil and contained flaxseed. It had a great flavor and I was surprised it had fewer calories, fat, carbs/sugars and sodium compared to other granola’s on the market. This was S’mores flavor. Which, I did not like. I enjoyed the chocolate but I did not enjoy the dried out marshmallows.
NoGii High Protein Bar – I actually enjoyed this. I have no need to eat a gluten-free diet, and find that sometimes some of the GF foods have weird taste and consistency to them. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is the creator behind this line of high protein bars. It didn’t have a lot of junk in it and actually had a nice clean taste.
Nutiva O’Coconut Treats – I wish I would have taken a photo of this before I ate it. OMGosh I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful these are. If you are a fan of coconut macaroon cookies then you will like this. I have actually gone to the website a few times to order these and they have always been sold out!
Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips – I have no words for this. I wanted to like them. I like seaweed with my sushi. But this? No. I didn’t even finish the bag.
Stash Tea Organic Gold Cup Chai – We all know I am a tea lover. I don’t even try to hide it. I enjoy Stash Tea quite a bit. This was the first time I have had their Gold Cup Chai and I was quite pleased with it. It is one flavor I would buy again for sure. I find often that with most Chai teas they add more spice than they should and it takes away from the creamy taste. Or, they add more cinnamon which makes it bitter. You want the turmeric, not overloaded cinnamon.
tera’s Organic Protein Blend – I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve this stuff. You all know how much I love my smoothies. This protein blend made me all sorts of happy. First, the whey comes from ethically treated cows from a Wisconsin family farm. Second, it tastes good all on its own. For me, that is rare. I mixed it with some unsweetened almond milk so I could get a good feeling of how this product actually tasted instead of masking it with fruits and other goodies. This stuff was nice and creamy. I could drink it daily. It is also nice and thick, which I really like.
So there you have it. Bestowed was a fun little box. I would say it was a hit for me since there was only one thing I really didn’t like.
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Disclosure: I received a discount on the Bestowed box as part of their affiliate program. I paid for the rest out of my own pocket. All opinions are 100% my own and were not a requirement. I am not being compensated for this post. The Bestowed link is an affiliate link. If you decide to take advantage of the 10% off and try out your first box following my link, I’ll make a few cents which helps to cover the cost of maintaining a food blog. Thank you! I hope you like your box.