Bestowed Box February 2015: Review & Giveaway

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Hello, yum! This is Bestowed‘s tagline and also the words I say every time I greet this bright orange package by the mailbox. The February box is all about loving the most important person in your life… yep, yourself! Nourish your body with this small collection of wholesome snacks and drinks, carefully selected by a nutritionist Heather Bauer, and jumpstart those good habits to meet Spring in full force!


HOW IT WORKS: Bestowed Box is a food sampling service that delivers delicious food, snacks, beverages and more to try for just $19/month + FREE shipping. All products have been carefully selected by celebrity nutritionist and author Heather Bauer and every box is loaded with insider tips, recipes, and more! If you would like to use my referral link, click here to join Bestowed. Thank you! 🙂

COUPON: Use code LOVEHEALTHY to get 10% off your subscription plan.


Hammer Nutrition Heed – I started working out again after taking a long break [no good excuse, just lazy], so I was looking into adding some protein shakes and electrolytes to my diet. I mixed this drink with 20oz of water, and sipped it throughout the day before, during, and after a workout. I don’t know if it did anything because I didn’t feel any different than usual, but it tasted like watered down orange soda, so not too bad.


Honey Stinger Organic Sour Kids Chews – Healthy sweets, say what? These yummy chews are certified gluten-free, include Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, honey, and organic tapioca protein, so they’re yummy and nutritious. I can see a lot of kids liking these! Psst… I chomped down the whole pouch in one sitting.


I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Clusters – These hard clusters remind me of a snack from Russia called kozinak, but instead of sunflower seeds, this one is made with lightly roasted quinoa. I’m not a big fan of the flavor, but I can see this being a hit with peanut brittle lovers.


Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookies Dark Chocolate Flax – Do you like breakfast cookies? I do! The size and consistency reminded me of my grandma’s homemade oatmeal cookies I used to love as a kid, but I feel like hers were more moist. These really are gigantic though, one individually packaged cookie was as large as my entire palm. They’re good for you, too, because Morning Sunshine bakes them with healthy fiber, protein, omega-3s, and antioxidants. I also liked that even though this variety has chocolate, it wasn’t overly sweet, and tasted more like actual breakfast than a dessert. Yum!


Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars – Fig bars are my everything, they’re a snack and a dessert all in one, and I sometimes have them for breakfast. I loved the one Bestowed sent, and I’ll buy more of these if I spot them on sale at my local grocery store. Delicious and filling!!


Plum Organics Plum Vida – These pouch fruit purees remind me of baby food, in a good way. They’re smooth. squeezable, and easy to eat on the go without making a mess, plus they’re usually made with all-natural ingredients. I didn’t care for the flavor I got in this box, but the quality seemed good enough to give it another try. I looked up online and they have Cherry Beet Ginger – now that’s right up my alley.


Simply Organic Steam Gourmet Seasoning & Parchment Kit – I like receiving spices and cooking kits in my subscription boxes, so I put this one to the test the very same day. I followed the directions on the package and sprinkled 1lb of chicken thighs with the spice mix, put them in the parchment bag, and baked at 400 for 40 minutes. The chicken turned out very tender and juicy, but still needed salt. If you got this box and plan to use the kit, I recommend sprinkling your protein with a dash of salt and pepper, and also stuffing some veggies in the bag – zucchinis, baby potatoes, carrots, onions, whole garlic, parsnips. That should make the dish taste a million times better!


Numi Indulgent Chocolate Tea – Rooibos tea is one of my least favorite varieties, but it worked well with chocolate in this blend. I would even call it a dessert tea, because it had rich aroma and bold taste, even without sweeteners.


Natralia Dry Skin Lotion – Haven’t tried this lotion yet, probably because there’s enough to cover only one arm, maybe both at most. However, I am always on the lookout for gentle body moisturizers, and will put Natralia to the test soon enough. The sample comes with a coupon, which is handy in case you happen to fall in love with the product.

THE VERDICT: As always, I am very impressed with the curation of this box, and the thought that went into it. Just by looking at everything, it’s obvious that this is not just a pile of samples thrown together, and I really appreciate that. I discovered several favorite products this month: Plum Organics snack pouches, Numi chocolate rooibos tea, paprika spice mix, fig bars, and honey chews. I will be on the lookout for all of them at my local stores!

GIVEAWAY: Bestowed was kind enough to offer my US readers an opportunity to win the March box! All you need to do is enter using the giveaway widget below. Rules are simple:

  1. The Giveaway is open to US addresses only.
  2. Prizes must be claimed within 48hrs or another winner will be selected.
  3. Shipping/receipt time of all prizes is dependent on how quickly prize is claimed.
  4. Glamorable is hosting the giveaway on behalf of Bestowed and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  5. In the event that the prize is damaged, lost, or stolen, the winner shall not hold Glamorable liable or responsible for replacement.

Bestowed Box Giveaway
For more details check Terms & Conditions embedded in the widget. Good luck! What’s your favorite healthy snack these days?

Product Retail value
Hammer Nutrition Heed $1.95
Honey Stinger Organic Sour Kids Chews $1.03
I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Clusters $1.24
Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookies $2.24
Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars $0.69
Plum Organics Plum Vida $2.69
Simply Organic Steam Gourmet Seasoning & Parchment Kit $5.99
Numi Indulgent Chocolate Tea $0.66
Natralia Dry Skin Lotion $0.11
Box Retail Value $16.60

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