Cave Cravings snack box review
March 28th, 2014
Disclaimer: Cave Cravings provided me with one monthly subscription box ($29 value) in exchange for a review where I share my thoughts and opinions on the box subscription service.
You guys know that I don’t often post reviews or work with brands to promote stuff. That’s because most stuff I’m being asked to promote is weird/not really my thing/not something I feel like most people would enjoy. But when Cave Cravings contacted me about reviewing one of their delivery and snack boxes, I was pretty excited. They were like, do you like snacks? And I was like, hold on, let me check, YES. They were like, good, we think you’ll like these paleo snacks, and sure enough, I really did.
What I thought was cool about the box was the inclusion of brands I’d never tried before and probably wouldn’t try really hard to seek out on my own. I don’t often try new things in the paleo snack realm, but I’m so glad I had the opportunity to try some delicious treats from Cave Cravings that would not have magically appeared in my mailbox otherwise.
I don’t have any photos of the box because I basically tore into it over the period of a week and then realized I should’ve taken photos of it first thing. This review has a good set of photos of the Cave Cravings box.
How it works: Cave Cravings will deliver a fun box of a wide variety of snacks to you every month for $29. The value of the box is easily more than that.
What’s in it: Snacks ranging from sweet to savory. Cave Cravings says boxes may include baked and sweet items, bars, breads, cereals and granola, chips and crackers, jerky, squeeze pouches, and trail and nut mixes. My sampler had everything from paleo cookies to beef jerky and some middle-of-the-road not-super-sweet-but-not-exactly-beef snacks, so there was something inside to satisfy any type of craving I had. (Oh, I just realized how perfectly named this company is; the snacks are really well targeted for any and all cravings.) In my honest and not-just-because-the-snacks-were-free opinion, everything I tried in this box was exceptional, except the beef jerky, which was good but not great since less-sweet jerky isn’t really my thing. I like beef jerky that tends to be flavored with all kinds of non-paleo things. But I suspect if I tried it again and ate more of it, I’d grow accustomed to the flavor, just as I’m used to drinking unsweetened tea now. The sweet treats were all something I’d buy again and again, from the Coco-Roons (omg these alone would make the box worth it) to Caveman Cookies (also omg) to the Bearded Brothers bars (excellent pre-workout fuel). I mean really. These were all freaking incredible.
My recommendation: Definitely give this box a try. It would be a fun thing to receive every month at work to help build up a stash of paleo-friendly treats, and in the process, try some new things. I was pretty much blown away by this box, since I figured I’d be getting a boring assortment of nuts and dried fruit and meat. Wow, was I wrong. If you like surprises by mail—and if you don’t, who are you?—for a pretty reasonable amount, similar to what you might easily spend at Whole Foods on a small assortment of snacks, I’d encourage you to sign up.