Naturebox review ~ March 2014

marNature box is a subscription service that sends you healthy snacks every month. You can either choose the snacks from there very large menu or you can be surprised. I think this is a very good deal compared to whole foods prices!

There are 3 Boxes to choose from.

  • Nature box deluxe ~ $19.95 Comes with 5 full snack bags {you choose from the dozens of different snacks they have}
  • Happy Snacker ~ $29.95 Comes with 10 Full sized snack bags{5 different snacks/ 2 of each snack=10 snacks total} This is the one I ordered.
  • Smart Snacker ~ $49.95 Comes with 20 Full sized Snack bags {5 different snacks/4 packages of each snack =20 snacks}mar1

Whole wheat Apple Fig bars

This month I chose all my snacks but at the last minute they sold out of Taj mahal so they sent me a random snack. They sent me Whole wheat Apple Fig bars which I hate so I’m a little disappointed this month.

These taste like your typical fig bar nothing special. If you don’t know what a fig bar tastes like its a light/soft whole wheat cookie-ish outside with a apple fig jelly inside. They come individually wrapped perfect for lunch and on the go snacking. These are  good but I wouldn’t order them again for the fact that I’m paying $6 for plain old fig bars.

Serving size: 1 bar Calories:130

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Sriracha roasted Cashews

Next are these Sriracha roasted Cashews and as you know from my other Sriracha review I’m a big fan. These are really delicious cashews and they are obviously spicy. When you first try them they just taste like salted, slightly sriracha flavored cashews and the heat is more of an after taste. I would reorder these!

Serving size:1/4 cup Calories:150
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Honey Crunch Crisps

I expected these Honey Crunch Crisps to be sweet because they are honey but they don’t taste very sweet at all. They are very similar to the everything bagel stix from my last Naturebox review but plain with the slightest honey flavor. They taste very similar to Fritos chips but without all the unhealthiness and Just like the Bagel stix these are also very filling.

Serving size:1/4 cup Calories:160
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Pistachio power clusters

I had to try the Pistachio power clusters  because I love Pistachios! These taste Almost exactly like the Cashew power clusters From my last box…they just taste like a handful of nuts. 🙂

Also compared to my other snacks this bag was a lot smaller.

Serving size:1/4 cup Calories: 150

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Citrus Chipotle Chickpeas

The Citrus Chipotle Chickpeas are very interesting. I was expecting a spicy lemon flavor but these taste like lightly salted chickpeas and they taste Exactly like Chipotle Chili Sauce! If your a fan of Chipotle sauce then you will Love these.

Serving Size:1/3 cup Calories:130

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This months Naturebox was a bit Dissapointing because I didn’t get Taj mahal Snack mix. They should have emailed me so I could have chosen a new item.

Update: Naturebox actually took the time to read my review! They offered to give me a new snack or credit for new snack. I don’t think any store or subscription service has ever done anything like this to make sure there customers are happy! Thank you Naturebox!

I Still love this box though and I think this is especially good if you are starting a diet. I love to eat while watching tv or when I’m bored and for some reason when I eat these snacks they make me feel so full I don’t even want to reach for anything else!

If you want to sign up you can use this link and get 50% off your first box so you can get all the snacks I got for $15 or you can get 5 snacks for $10.

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Thank you for reading!

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NatureBox Review ~ February 2014

I decided to try NatureBox this month because my first box was 50% off and I’m a sucker for a good deal.

I don’t eat very healthy and I’m just going to say it … I’m kinda cheap. I never thought I would end up sticking with the subscription to NatureBox but After My first box I became hooked!

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There are 3 Boxes to choose from.

  • Nature box deluxe~ $19.95 Comes with 5 full snack bags {you choose from the dozens of different snacks they have}
  • Happy Snacker~ $29.95 Comes with 10 Full sized snack bags{5 different snacks/ 2 of each snack=10 snacks total} This is the one I ordered.
  • Smart Snacker ~ $49.95 Comes with 20 Full sized Snack bags {5 different snacks/4 packages of each snack =20 snacks}

My box came with 11 packages of snacks but I ate 2 as soon as it arrived! {so they aren’t in the picture but they were duplicates anyway}

Lets Start with my bonus snack! They included a extra surprise snack … isn’t that nice.

My bonus snack was the Everything bagel stix. These are a vegan sesame stick with poppy seeds, garlic and onions.

These are garlic and onion flavored cracker stick. They are very crunchy, filling and pretty good when your craving a savory snack.

Serving size:1/3 cup Cal:170

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I also chose the Dried California Peaches because they were on the NatureBox favorite list.

They are Obviously dehydrated peaches. I didn’t care for them {they smell so awful} and wouldn’t order them again.

Serving size:5 peaches cal:100

natureboxI had to order The Chipotle Maple almonds because they are so weird!

I think these are a really good deal considering that your paying only about $3 per snack and at my local sprouts flavored almonds are $13 a LB.

These are my Favorite because they taste like sweet maple and then POW! the spicy chipotle kicks in. 🙂

Serving size:1/4 cup cal:170

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Pear Praline crunch is a sweet pear flavored mixture of pecans and cashews. They taste Like diet sweetener so it takes a little time to get used to them. I think without the pear flavor these would taste better. I gave these away and I won’t be ordering these again either.

Serving size:1/4 cup cal: 160

naturebox2Cashew Power Clusters

These just taste like a cashew power bar with a hint of sugar. Yummy!

Serving Size:1/4 cup Cal:150

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Dried Granny Smith Apples

These are So delicious!! They are sweet, tart and taste exactly like an apple. Unlike dried bananas and peaches these are still refreshingly delectable. They are almost like chips but a little chewy {in a good way}

I could easily polish these off 10 min…. who am I kidding 5

Serving size: 10 rings Cal:100
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I no longer reach for chips and candy because I have these snacks now! Hopefully soon Ill combine Healthy eating with exercise and lose a little weight. {This is a good start}

Thank you for reading and if your interesting in Signing up use this link and you will get 50% off your first box too!

http://fbuy.me/E60G

Do you have a NatureBox subscription? Which one is your favorite snack?

Japanese Snack Attack!!! #5

This is a All Japanese drink review! I bought a bunch of drinks at marukai today and tried them all… lol

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Ramune never lets me down! This time I purchased the coconut flavor and it was the best! I wish I could buy a 2 liter..haha I really don’t know why there isn’t a coconut fanta it would make so much money. It tastes exactly like what it is … coconut…soda … 🙂

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Calpico brand in Lychee flavor… It tasted really artificial. I could drink it but the flavor was so perfumey that it kind of gave me a headache. (I don’t know if thats happened to other people lol)

orangeNext is Mandarin orange drink and it  was only 79 cents so I thought I would try it. I’ve been obsessed with tangerines since I went to pink berry and tried there amazing tangerine flavor! Anyway this drink is really natural tasting which i liked but it had a lot of pulp. It tastes almost like a grapefruit orange.. not very sweet… really tangy.

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I bought this one because of the delicious looking mango on the front! I think this tastes pretty good for having bell peppers, pumpkin,onion,asparagus,radish, and kale in it.( I can’t believe it) Taste like a fruity v8 lol

I don’t have a picture for this yet but i also tried cherry plum soda, it has this really cute bottle with cherry blossoms on it. It tastes like carbonated water and cherry flavor but its pretty good.

Bonus I bought a Horned melon which looks super exotic lol

you have to cut it in half , get a bowl and squeeze out the insides like an orange! It really doesn’t taste like much and you have to drink it. Its gone so fast you don’t really have a chance to taste much.

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I think this may be the last time I do a review on japanese drinks… Some of these are really awful and expensive lol

Ill just stick to Ramune!

If You know any Delicious japanese drinks i should try leave it in the comments below!

Mexican Street food!!

I think everyone pretty much knows the popular mexican street food { like Tacos , quesadillas and tortas } Those are definitely tasty but here is a couple treats you may not know about and are still super good!

My absolute number one favorite treat since I was in elementary school is called a mangonada!!! Its a cup filled with fresh pureed mango and frozen with a popsicle stick in the center. Once its completely frozen you add chamoy and lemon and i like to get a spoon and get a little chamoy and mango in every bite! yummy!!! ❤

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My second Addiction is a raspado(shaved ice) I’m sure most of you have heard of this but my favorite is a little different. The Raspado I love is shaved so fine it almost feels like sorbet. It comes in Vanilla, lime, Strawberry and sometimes coconut. If you’ve tried an american snow cone … they taste very artificial and have huge ice chips but this version tastes fresher and is especially good on a hot summer day. you also have the option of adding lechera on top which is a thick, sweet tasting milk. MMM MMM

My fav is the mexican vanilla!

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Hot cheetos are delicious on there own but when you add chamoy it becomes even better! When you buy a bag of chips Some shops in mexican neighborhoods Will add chamoy for only 25 cents. If you haven’t tried it, you should! it packs a lot of flavor. you can buy a bottle of chamoy at any mexican market.

Another Variation of this is tostilocos …. you pick your base chip and they open it up add chamoy , japanese peanuts, pickled pig skin, jicama, lime and sometimes tamarind candy & cucumbers. I will eat this occasionally but its definitely takes some getting used to. The pickled pig skins sound disgusting but they don’t taste like anything the texture is just like jello lol so maybe if your feeling adventurous and want to try something new this will be for you!

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Tostilocos!

Elote (corn) is something everyone has tried but mexicans add a couple of things that set it apart! They start off with boiled or grilled corn on the cob. Then they add melted butter, Mexican thick crema (or mayo), cotija cheese, lime, and paprika. Its a good snack but only eat it around people your comfortable with because it makes a mess!! Your face will be covered in white goop but thats part of the experience lol

You could easily make this at home!

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Mango con chile

This is a Mango on a stick with chili powder and lemon sprinkled on top and its so fresh and yummy. These are usually sold in parks. You can actually make a version of this at home. Just chop up some mangos into chunks and Sprinkle Tajin all over! Delicious and you can do this with cucumber too!

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Thank you for reading !!

What is your Favorite Mexican Street food?

I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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If You liked this post Click here to check out my post on Mexican Candy!!

Best Mexican Candy!!

Anyone that knows me can tell you how much I love Mexican candy! It has so much flavor and I’m in love with tamarind. Here are my  favorites.

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Pulparindo

Pulparindos are so good and it usually comes in a pack of 12 for 1$ so thats why these are my favorite. They are a soft, seedless Tamarind candy and the picture shows the original sweet flavor but it also comes in spicy~!

If you’ve never tried tamarind, its a sour/ sweet pod fruit.

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Skwinkles are like a watermelon spaghetti with chili sprinkles on the outside, it comes with a chamoy packet inside which you put onto of your spaghetti candy. This is so fun and has a lot of flavor {makes my mouth water just thinking about it}

Chamoy is a liquid chili and it taste sweet,sour,and a bit spicy all at the same time. 😛

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I used to love this as a kid! they are straws covered with tamarind (has seeds) and then covered in a fine chili dust. so fun to eat!

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This are similar to a push pop except instead of ice cream its filled with a tamarind chili candy. When you push the white bottom up the candy comes out of the many small holes on top and you just lick it off. lol

51k70ec8FvLThese are almost the same as the candy below the only difference is that the chili is on the inside of these but I like these better!

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Watermelon lollies!

This one is a watermelon flavored lollipop covered in a delicious chili powder. its kind of like a tootsie pop because you have to lick the chili off to get to the center !

How many licks?

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Click here to Check Out my Post on Mexican Street Food!!

Japanese Snack Attack!! #4

I tried a few different snacks and drinks today! I even made a video Ill attach at the bottom!

Dorayaki baked red bean cake was the first treat I tried and it was a dense pancake type bread and it was filled with red bean paste. It was sweet  but a little too dry. I mean what do i expect for .98 cents. It also is a little weird that it comes with desiccant packs(kinda like the pack that comes in shoes) inside the package. lol I probably won’t be buying these again but they were def fun to try!

Red bean cake :4/10

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Ramune strawberry soda was next on my list! I was so excited because it has a really unique bottle shape and marble cork. It tastes exactly like strawberry soda should taste but fresher somehow. when I go back to marukai ill pick up a new flavor. maybe squid ink? >.<

Strawberry soda Ramune: 9/10

Must try

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bubbles!

Next is King green peas… there not  that special or weird but I wanted to try them anyway and they were pretty good.. I think I’m going to re-buy them. They taste like corn nuts but lighter and I’m always looking for snacks to eat during movies because I hate when popcorn get stuck in my teeth.. Eww lol

green peas : 7/10

A bit over meh

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Last item of the day is the Ramen chips!I  almost opened them last night but i ate the mochi instead lol. These were really crunchy and super yummy.  They tasted Just like the top ramen seasoning and the chip is almost a cracker but more like a chip lol if that makes any sense. ill explain more in the video. ^.^

9/10 for Ramen chips!

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Any Japanese snacks or drinks you want me to try??

Tell me in the comments below!

Japanese Snack Attack!!! #3

I couldn’t help myself and I had to eat my Mochi ice cream [ gummy rice outside … sweet ice cream inside] I have to admit that Mochi isn’t a new treat for me and I’ve been crazy about these for years now. I’m actually surprised that they haven’t become more popular! I make it a habit to buy at least one box every time I go to Marukai because there cheaper here and so far this is the only store they sell the vanilla flavor(my fav). I can seriously inhale a whole box is less than 10 min and I’m not ashamed to say so. If you haven’t tried these then head to your nearest japanese market and buy a box (or two) ^.^

These are my favorite snack of all time! They are little bites of heaven ❤ 

I purchased the maeda-en brand but mikawaya brand is almost the same. They come in Green Tea, Red Bean, Mango, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate and Black Sesame. They are little bite sized bon-bons about the size of a ping pong ball.

Mochi :10/10

Price : 2.98

Must try!

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In Love with Mochi!

Japanese Snack Attack!!! #2

I went to see what I could find at Marukai today and I noticed that next door they had a Daiso japan store. Ive never been in one but it was really great because almost everything in the store is 1.50$. I bought some ramen chips, sriracha peas, mochi ice cream and Ramune soda along with a bunch of other cute things I didn’t need. lol . I’ve only opened the sriracha peas so far and they were actually pretty tasty if you don’t mind having extreme garlic breath for a while. It seems like I can’t get enough Sriracha now that they closed the california factory down I feel  like they might raise the prices or something. They don’t even sell the chili at my local ralphs anymore!

Anyway … this time it seems that my food experiment went well. I’m glad it didn’t turn out like the coconut water. I hope the ramen chips I try tomorrow will be this delicious. I can hardly control myself from eating all the other snacks I bought but I have to wait till tomorrow.

Sriracha peas : 3/10

price : 1.50$

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Spicy sriracha peas!

Thank you for reading!!