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!”
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!
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! 🙂
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?
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
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:
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)
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+
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!