Refined Sugar Free Healthy Subscription Box Review
I’d been thinking I’d love some sort of subscription food box which is refined sugar free as I recently cancelled my Goodness Project Box. It sadly often contained sugary snacks (insert sad face). I’ve not gone 100% refined sugar free (yet), but I’m a lot more aware of added sugar in food and now try to avoid it as much as possible. I won't eat any cakes, sweets, regular crisps, biscuits, etc any more, it's probably been for most of this year. I didn't eat loadsssss, but I did have a treat session maybe one night per week with Ben and some rather large chocolate bars! I stopped drinking fizzy drinks and squash a few years ago now. My only chocolate feasting session this year was on Easter Day and I won't be doing it again now.
I don’t avoid added sugar when eating out if it's in main meals, or on our treat night each week (usually a pizza on a Friday evening) but otherwise I’ve pretty much stopped eating the stuff. I occasionally have baked beans (the reduced sugar version) maybe once per week if that, some mayo and veggie sausages. I think this is everything I buy with added sugar. Everything else, even the bread I buy, is added sugar free (Warbutons wholemeal if you're wondering - the only one I've found with no sugar after reading nearly all the breads in Tesco!). There's an added sugar free jam in our supermarket and most Yeo yoghurts are refined sugar free. If you look and read most labels, you'll soon discover the brands which don't add it. Most other foods we eat are vegetables, dairy and wholegrains. I try to eat as many whole foods as possible.
I was amazed when I discovered the EarlyBird snack box as it's all free from added sugar! This is exactly what I had been thinking of and I immediately signed up! The personalised leaflet in the EarlyBird box is a nice touch. It was so cool to open it and see my name. It makes the whole experience more personalised. I also love how there’s a tea bag in each box. I’m obsessed with green tea, but have ventured into the realms of herbal tea over the past few months and love them! I can’t wait to see what tea will be in my next box and it’s the perfect accompaniment for the delicious snacks.
Here’s what I got in my very first box and my thoughts:
Who doesn’t like nuts? I’m a big fan and prefer natural nuts in all their glory. These were delicious and I could munch them all day.
Beetroot and Carrot Crisps
Oh wow! Beetroot crisps are absolutely amazing! So flavoursome. They are so full of flavour, it’s still super strong even when turned into a crisp. Delicious and I want more! The carrot crisps are tasty too.
Cacao Chia Pud
I accidently flooded this with a bit too much water, but it was still very tasty and chocolatey. A guilt free chocolate treat.
ACTUAL peas. Yep. Really good too. Little hard pea balls with a great crunch. Not dissimilar to eating a handful of nuts, but these are really peas. Such a great idea.
This tea bag was super refreshing and enjoyed along with the tasty snacks above. I love that a tea bag is included. It comes in the cutest box too!
I have now received several of these healthy snack boxes and I continue to be impressed. They are right up my street! I have changed to a fortnightly delivery. To do this I went to cancel my account online and then they give you a monthly or fortnightly option instead. It's a great trick to know if weekly is too much for you :)