These days it feels like you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to subscription boxes. Five years ago it started out with Graze, delivering snacks direct to your door, and it truly seems that the subscription box has ushered in a whole new era in how we spend! When I heard about Energy Snacks on social media, I was fangirling pretty hard (that’s what Twitter’s for, right?) and they were kind enough to send me a trial monthly favourites box. Opinions, as always, remain my own. Head to the bottom for the discount code!
What was in the October box:
- Mule Bar (Apple Strudel)
- Sweet Peaks (Citrus)
- Virtue Energy Water (Lemon & Lime)
- Tribe Bar (Cacao & Almond)
- GU Energy Stroopwafel (Caramel Coffee)
- GU Energy Gel (Chocolate Outrage)
- PowerBar PowerGel Shots (Cola)
- PowerBar Recovery 2.0 (Raspberry Cooler)
- 32Gi Sports Gel (Raspberry)
- 32Gi Sports Chew (Orange)
- OTE Hydro Tabs (Blackcurrant)
The boxes retail at £19.99, and I think you actually get a fair amount of products for that, especially given that they’re specific sports nutrition goodies.
What I liked:
I loved that I was able to try out products I wouldn’t have usually bought, such as the Virtue Water. Additionally, it was great to try out Tribe Bars without having to commit to buying a whole box of them. I’m notoriously fickle when it comes to my choice of snacks, so I like to try before I buy!
What I wasn’t so keen on:
I’d like to have seen a more complete mix of recovery and everyday snacks as well as high-sugar energy foods. Yes, yes, I know, the clue is in the name, but balance is key! However, fear not! I’ve had a sneaky peek at next month’s selection and there’s a really good balance of energy, hydration and recovery.
Will I get it again?
Yes! Not necessarily as a regular subscription, but definitely when I’m doing a heavy load of training. I think you get a lot for your money, especially with items like the hydration tablets and Gus. They’re the kind of items I always run out of, and have to buy the day before a race when there are frankly other things I’d rather be spending my time doing (eating pasta and napping)! I love the idea, and it’s just so damn convenient!
What was that about a discount?
Yes, let’s get to that! The folks at Energy Snacks have offered followers a 20% discount off a monthly favourites box with code PIPINMOTION20 – just head over to their site!
Have you tried Energy Snacks or a subscription box? What’s your favourite?
Lots of love,