Urthbox is a relatively new subscription box that delivers healthy foods, snacks, and beverages right to your door every month.
Urthbox focuses on products that are natural, organic, and GMO-free. They have 4 different box options to choose from: Classic, Vegan, Gluten-free, and Diet. Whichever box you choose, you’ll receive at least 10 products from a variety of health-conscious companies. Boxes are $25/month and shipping is free. Oh, and they also have a great rewards program that gives you credits to use in their soon to be opened online shop!
I was supposed to receive the Vegan box, but there was a mixup and I was sent the “Classic” one instead. To make up for it, Urthbox is going to send me February’s Vegan box, so stay tuned for that review in the coming weeks!
Okay, onto the snacky-snack-snacks!
I failed to take a “first look” photo, so the cute logo on the side of the box will have to suffice. 😉
Tasty Bite Jaipur Vegetables – I love Tasty Bite, so I was excited to see this… Until I realized it wasn’t one of their vegan meals. 🙁 So bummed. These are great little pouches that are ready to eat after just one minute of nukin’. The vegan ones that I’ve had were great — a lot better than you’d expect from something in a pouch. Perfect for a quick lunch when you’re feeling mega lazy.
Annie Chung’s White Sticky Rice – Can’t get any easier than this — microwaveable rice! I love that they included this to go along with the Tasty Bite meal above. How thoughtful. 😉
Inka Corn (Salt & Vinegar) – Are corn nuts usually this big? These nuts are HUGE! (hehehe) I might have been a little freaked out by that, but since it says “non-GMO” right on the bag, I’m guessing they’re just naturally big. “If you like giant nuts, you’re gonna love Inka Corn.” (That’s not their slogan, but it totally should be.)
Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cashews – These look so good. Everything is better when it’s dipped in chocolate. These are all natural, gluten-free, and sadly, not vegan. Wahhh.
Dang Toasted Coconut Chips – I’ve gotten these in sooo many sub boxes, yet I’m always happy to see ’em. They’re such a simple, tasty little snack. There’s only 3 ingredients in this bag: coconut chips, sugar, and salt. So dang good.
Annie’s Naturals Organic Horseradish Mustard – Is it weird that I’ve never eaten horseradish? I think it might have to do with the fact that as a kid I thought it came from horses. (Seeing that horse on this label isn’t helping things.) This is organic and vegan, so maybe I’ll try it… Maybe.
Wow Baking Company Oregon Oatmeal Cookie – This is an all natural, wheat/gluten-free cookie. It has zero trans fat and it’s made with non-GMO ingredients.
Neo Energy Premium Organic Energy Drink – I’m not a huge fan of energy drinks, but I guess it’s cool that this is organic. I read a few of the reviews on Amazon and noted that one person loved the flavor, while another said it tasted like flavored dirt. haha I might be passing this one along to someone into
dirt energy drinks. 😉
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter – Mmm… Almond butter! I love getting these little packets in sub boxes. I’m not sure if it’s cool to eat ’em alone as a snack, but that’s what I totally do. Yum!
Reed’s Ginger Chews – I’ve always been a big fan of these little chews. They have a really spicy ginger kick to ’em that takes a little getting used to, but they taste great (well, if you like ginger). These were also awesome to have on hand when I was pregnant to help with the morning sickness. Yay, ginger!
So that’s January’s “Classic” Urthbox. Not bad! Of course I wish I had gotten the vegan box, but there were still a few things I could eat in this one. There was definitely a nice variety of different products and they packed a lot into the box. I can’t wait to see what I get in the vegan one! Stay tuned!
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.
Beware of ordering from UrthBox–it appears that the company’s business plan is not actually viable. I ordered 3 months’ worth during their initial fund-raising; only one month of those three actually arrived. I had to chase them down to receive the second box (one month late), and the third box has not arrived, either–and they’re not answering my e-mails. If you want a service like this, go NatureBox instead.
My friend and I ordered from urthbox back in April 10, 2014. We used the same credit card since she doesn’t have a debit/credit card and she gave me fifteen dollars cash. We both used the promo code crunchweek. I didn’t recieve my box until May 24, 2014. A week ago I was stuck at the airport and with nothing to do I decided to go over my bank statements on my phone. I noticed I was charged the full price of 25$ for both boxes. I emailed urthbox right away and they barley responded yesterday. After looking into this deeper on my bank account I noticed I had been charged 130$ I was charged for May and June full price for both accounts. I was told that although I only ordered a one month box, every month i get resubscribed and get charged full price for another box. They said they would remove the charges for June but that still leaves me with May. So I am being charged fifty dollars more for a box I don’t want and will probably receive months later and the scariest part is that they have my credit info. I say do not buy. I am still trying to contact them about getting a refund for May.
This was the absolute worst subscription service I have ever used. Only received one of the three boxes I subscribed for and was charged for 6 months! They will not respond to emails or return phone calls. PLEASE read Gabriela’s review and stay away!!!
BEWARE! I was “gifted” a voucher and had to give them a credit card number to “activate” it. Got my three months of boxes then was hit with a whopping $72! When I called, the customer service rep said it wasn’t showing up in their system and there was nothing he could do but, if I hadn’t actually placed an order, he was sure it would be credited back. WRONG! There’s no way, through their website, to cancel your account or credit card. DON’T ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY OR ACTIVATE A GIFT VOUCHER! They’re a rip-off!!!
This company borders the line of sleezy and unethical. I too am being charged for services I am not getting nor have I signed up for. I let my credit card company know that I did not authorize any of these charges. I was curious why anyone would pay $40 a month for a few chip samples and a trial size granola bar. I thought to myself I would never pay for this. Then I looked at my credit card statement and realized I am paying for this!! I have contacted the company and they are not helpful at all.