What’s in the [Bulu] Box??

Sorry, I couldn’t resist a little vintage 90’s Brad Pitt action there. Because today we’re taking a look inside BuluBox, a monthly subscription box that’s billed as “the best way to discover the health, nutrition and weight loss products that are right for YOU!”

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I’ve tried subscription boxes like Ipsy and Birchbox before, but eventually cancelled both of those memberships, so I’ll admit I was skeptical at first. But when I was presented with the opportunity to get a free box in exchange for my review (and an awesome coupon code for YOU!), I couldn’t say no – Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box out there. Each custom box comes with a variety of 4-5 premium samples from top brands to try, and every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. So when I got my box I dove right in and started trying things out!

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Regardless of what was in it, I have to admit: there’s an undeniable thrill in getting a fun little box that’s filled with goodies just for you, every month! 🙂

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Alright, alright, let’s get to it. First off, you see that little blue card in the right hand side up there? That’s $100 off a $160 wine order at nakedwines.com. Umm, hello?? Did they like, stalk me before sending me this box or what?

The next fun thing I jumped at was that full size bottle of vegetarian gummy vitamins. At first I scoffed – Martha Stewart Vitamins? I’m all for getting nutrients, but did I need to see her face right on the bottle every morning?

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Well, it turns out those things are the bomb. Or rather, tiny little delicious flavor bombs that I had to smack out of my husbands hands when I discovered that he was eating them like candy. No wonder I’m already out of them! I did notice a subtle weird aftertaste, but that could be because they’re vegetarian? Not a deal breaker though. Overall Grade: A

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Next up were the MovIt Energy Gummies. I’ve tried a ton of other gummies before/during my runs in the past and they don’t work well for me (unless they’re bears of the gummy variety, go figure). So I was hesitant to try something new. I also wasn’t thrilled to see the first two ingredients were corn syrup and sugar, but what the heck – I DO occasionally fuel up with gummy bears, so who am I to turn my nose up? They were tougher than I expected, which actually worked in their favor – I didn’t get that funky glue-mouth feeling. I took them about 15-20 minutes before a 4-miler after work one night and they worked a bit better than I expected! The energy wasn’t jarring, it seeped in slowly, and I was able to maintain a nice steady pace through all 4 miles, even when I had to take on some unexpected hills and sprint down one creepy street when it got darker before I anticipated. Overall Grade: A

The next morning I tried the Energy Coffee packet and was less than thrilled, though:

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First strike: it’s instant coffee. There’s just never going to be an instant coffee as good as the real, fresh-brewed thing. Second – and most disappointingly – it didn’t give me any kind of energy boost like it claims to! I found myself staggering to the real coffee in my office cafeteria later that day just to get through the 2pm slump, which I NEVER do. Overall Grade: C- (they can’t all be winners, I suppose)

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Next I tried the other vitamin supplement in the box: Ovega-3 Vegetarian softgels. These promote eye and heart health like any other omega-3/fish oil type of vitamin, but I’m guessing the seller here is that they’re veggie? I also appreciated the lack of fishy aftertaste I’ve had with some other fish oil pills – and can I get an amen for the fact that they’re not HUGE pills? I just don’t know if I’d buy the whole bottle because I’m not currently on the market for fish oil pills. Overall Grade: B+

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Last – and I’m sorry, but deliberately least – were the FunnBar Protein Candy Chews. I had high hopes for these little guys, as I’m a big fan of finding new ways to add protein to my diet. And with only 15 calories & zero sugar they seemed promising! Once I looked closer though, I found that they only had 1.5 grams of protein per chew, which honestly, isn’t that much. Some almonds will totally give me more than that, and they’re a lot more nutritional. Nevertheless I tried them, and well – have you ever tried the flavored Tootsie Rolls they put out around Easter? They come in weird flavors like lime and creamsicle and vanilla, but they always taste a little off. That’s what these things reminded me of. The Chocolate Caramel flavor was a total struggle to get through, but the Citrus Blast chew was kind of OK. I wouldn’t go nuts over it, but it at least tasted better. Overall Grade: D

There’s one more thing in my box that I have yet to try: the Upset Stomach Relief To Go packet. But that’s only because I haven’t had an upset stomach yet! It’s in my purse and ready to go though 🙂

So that’s what was in my Bulu Box! I’m super stoked to see what else is out there with this thing – and the best part about it? You can get 50% off of a 3-month subscription when you use discount code SWEATPINK! I know I’ll definitely be looking into getting a subscription of my own. Go check them out and see what Bulu can do for you!

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