It's funny how i have always envied the health enthusiasts living in UK/USA because they have plenty of companies offering monthly health/lifestyle subscription boxes and to make it worse, they don't deliver outside their country. Recently, i discovered BOXGREEN - a monthly health subscription box that offers 4-6 natural or organic snacks for less than $20/month! So can you imagine my excitement when i received my August BOXGREEN in the mail yesterday? I have been waiting for it patiently for a week now and it's finally here!
These snacks are valued between $20-$30 so it's definitely worth it since your subscription fee costs less than that. The exciting part is that you are unaware of what's going to be in it and the best part? The snacks differ every month. If you can't get enough of them, you can also purchase these snacks individually on their online store which i believe would be launching in no time.
Btw, I am not paid for this.. I paid for the monthly subscription fee myself. I always think it's good to support such local entrepreneurs. And yup, I wasn't disappointed. Read on to find out what's in my August box!
August is the month where Singapore celebrates her 49th birthday, the brains behind BOXGREEN has filled this month's box with some cultural flavours and a superhero food for good measure (how cute?)
I found this packet really cute. In case you are unaware, cheng tng is a light refreshing soup with longans, barley, agar strips, lotus seeds and a sweet syrup, served either hot or cold. It is one of Singapore's famous and well like chinese dessert. Thus, it explains why there are dried longans, goji berry and lotus seeds in this packet. I absolutely love BOXGREEN's spin on this.
Other than that, i also received 2 other packet of nuts - "what the fig" and "greenflower power".
Fact: Figs have a type of antioxidant called phenols which contains heart disease and cancer-fighting properties. They also have high fiber content that will help keep you full for longer.
To be honest, i have never tasted a fig (don't laugh at me). Even though the girls i follow on Instagram have always been raving about them, i have just never got a chance to try it. I guess now would be a great opportunity!
Chia seed raw cacao nibs cluster? Wow, 2 of my favourites in one! BOXGREEN has got it right! As you know, i recently purchased a packet of cacao nibs from Bruneus and i love how this gem goes well with anything and everything! So far i have been eating it with my regular oats as well as using it as a topping for my smoothies.
Can't wait to give this cluster a try! Perhaps i will do a short review on it once i've done the taste test.
Lastly, i also received a muesli bar that is perfect for a quick and healthy snack. Or i could even save this for a day where i do not have the time to sit down for a hearty breakfast.
If you are not convinced enough, BOXGREEN sources their snacks from local trusty suppliers and other partner branded snacks are sourced mainly from the US or Europe. The size of each snack pack varies, but it is around an average weight of 80g, enough for 4 servings, or 20 - if you are a rabbit.