For my review, I received the following sample products:
Because I only received a sample and the company did not have a personal profile for me, there were some hits, some mehs, and some misses.
Funnbar Protein Candy Chews
Unfortunately, I was not a fan of either one of the flavored samples – citrus and caramel and chocolate. These definitely tasted like a protein shake in the form of a bar. Now, this does not mean by any means that the product does not work, it just means that based on the sample, I would not make a full purchase of this particular product. Because I am not big on protein shakes, I am not particularly interested in protein bars.
Nuvia Instant Healthy Coffee
This is only a miss because I do not drink coffee. A study published in by the Food Design Product website, 83% of the adult population consumes coffee, so it is not surprise that coffee samples are a must. Unfortunately, I am in the 17% of the population that doesn’t, so I I cannot give this sample an honest review. However, I am certain with the set-up of a subscription and my personal profile coffee would most likely not be one of my samples. Nonetheless, I am very familiar with coffee given my husband is a coffee drinker, and I will definitely pass the sample on to him.
The Ovega-3 is a healthy alternative to fish oil, with no fishy aftertaste and made from a sustainable plant source according to the package. This was only a meh because I feel like it would be hard to dispute otherwise whether it works for me or not with just two softgels. While I definitely appreciate the fact it is environmentally conscious and does not have a fishy after taste, I am not necessarily convinced this is the particular product I would purchase as an Omega 3 supplement. Perhaps I would need seven soft gels (one per day) to determine if I would like a full purchase – or not.
Upset Stomach Relief To-Go
I have not used this because I have not needed to use it, which in my opinion is a good thing. Since I have not had an opportunity to use it, I cannot say one way or the other if 1) it works, or 2) if I would purchase. I am definitely putting the packet in my emergency kit, because I like the convenience of it and I like that you can consume it with or without water. For now though, this is in the meh category.
Martha Stewart essential Vegetarian multivitamin gummies
These gummies are gluten free, with no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. The ingredients are sugar, glucose syrup, pectin, citric acid, natural flavors, colors (black carrot juice, turmeric, annatto extract) and sodium citrate. These were very tasty, and I was able to offer them to my little ones because I was not concerned about the ingredients. In fact, they are so tasty, my toddler asked me every day to give her some of the “gummies.” These were definitely a hit, and I would be inclined to purchasing them for sure.
When I first saw these, they had my name written all over it. I sampled two of the gummies prior to a long run and they tasted so good, I had to stop myself from eating the entire bag all at once. Plus, I felt like they gave me the energy I needed it, so I found them to do what it purports to do. I will most likely be purchasing these to use during my long training runs for Marine Corps Marathon. This sample product was a definite HIT!
Overall, I would say I was satisfied with the Bulu Box samples I received. If the mission of Bulu Box is to introduce you to healthy products that you are not familiar with or are hesitant paying full price for, then it accomplished its mission with me. I was definitely introduced to some products I enjoyed and would pay full price for, and had items I would pass on. If you are at all interested in giving Bulu Box a try, visit the Bulu Box website and use the discount code SWEATPINK for 50% off a 3-month subscription. That means you pay $15 for three months worth of Bulu Box samples! That is an amazing deal.
Disclaimer: I was given a Bulu Box to review but all opinions expressed are my own.