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Daily Goodie Box review

Monthly subscription boxes are everywhere nowadays. But how cool would it be to get a monthly box of samples for free?! 

Very cool,right?! Thanks to Daily Goodie Box, this is now a possibility. No catch, no “you have to pay for shipping”, all you have to do is sign up at their website, and when available they will send you a box. All they ask for in return, is for honest reviews on the items received. Seriously,  that’s it! 

Lucky for me, they were able to send out my first monthly box, filled with all these goodies!

My first thought about some of the items was, these are samples?! So excited to share my thoughts on each item below, so please keep reading 🙂

Beanfields nacho flavored chips

Beanfields is a family owned company which makes bean and rice chips. My Goodie box included a bag of Nacho flavored chips. They are vegan, gluten free, and yup, you guessed it, made of a black bean, navy bean and brown rice blend. They were delicious, crispy, and very full of flavor. My husband could taste a slight bean flavor, but I didnt catch it until the aftertaste. My three and one year old practically ate the whole bag! Awesome alternative to other chip brands. I 100% would recommend and buy this brand of chips again after trying them out. 

Gary Poppins lite popcorn 

First off, 90 calories per bag! Simply sea salt flavored and literally the only ingredients are: popcorn, coconut oil,  sunflower oil, and sea salt. The popcorn tasted as it should, I didn’t taste much of the sea salt flavor,  however it is supposed to be a lite option so it makes sense. This one wasn’t my favorite ouf of all the snacks in my Goodie Box, but honestly I am not big on popcorn in general. It definitely seems like a good alternative to other popcorn if you are looking for a low calorie, more natural product. 

EmPact protein & energy bar

Maple-liscious flavor. This bar is seriously summed up by the flavors name, DELICIOUS! It tasted like a maple/brown sugar mix, more like a candy bar than a protein bar. I had never heard of this brand before, but I am glad to have discovered it in my Goodie Box. It’s made of chia seeds and pecans, and that mixture created a delicious and filling bar. It has 10g of protein and 150 calories per bar. It is a much smaller bar than other protein bars I have tried, but it is so much more tastier and seriously fills you up. I am very impressed with this bar and will be keeping a lookout next time I’m at the grocery store. 

Raw Rev Glo protein bars

At first glance, it doesn’t look too appealing. My first bite reminded me of a typical protein bar, but then something magical happened. Gooey chocolate was hidden in the middle of the bar, and it completely changed up this protein bar’s game! This one has 11g of protein and 180 calories. I could definitely taste the chocolate and peanut butter, but not so much of the sea salt. The ingredients are a big plus on this bar, consisting of: Raw Rev superfood blend ( peanuts, pea protein, brown rice protein, raw organic hemp protein, raw organic coconut oil,  raw organic Chia seeds, raw organic sprouted flax seeds), prebiotic fiber from tapioca, organic Italian dark chocolate chips,  and sea salt. Awesome, organic, quality ingredients, plus the gooey chocolate surprise within the bar sets Raw Rev Glo protein bars apart from other protein bars companies. 

Dream Water Sleep Powder

Dream Powder in snoozeberry is a powder meant to do just as the name suggests, help you sleep. However, it states to be drug free thus avoiding dependency as with other sleep aids. It works within 30 minutes of taking and it recommends avoiding caffeine, television and your phone prior to sleeping. The flavor is ok, not my favorite, however I can definitely say I got a much more relaxed sleep than I normally do. Woke up feeling good, not groggy or feeling like I needed more sleep ( with two toddlers that’s pretty much the norm nowadays) ! I am not big on sleeps aids, but this one seems to be a good alternative. 

Älsa energy mix sticks 

Efficient sustained energy mix in a variety of flavors. After having kids, I traded  energy drinks for a nice cup of coffee. But I did give these convenient mixes a try one afternoon on which I much needed an energy boost. I tried the three citrus one, the whole packet is only 30 calories. I poured in half into a full cup of water as I was expecting a too sweet taste. Surprisingly,  I ended up pouring the full mix in since the taste was not at all sweet, even with the full stick. The taste was of citrus, not overpowering and not too sweet. It 100% gave me an energy kick so I could finish up my day, and I did not experience the typical fatigued crash when the drinks’ kick ends. That’s a plus for this mix since most energy drinks give you a jolt of energy and then drop you down when it ends. If you like energy drinks, don’t skip this one. I think it’s a much better option than what is out there.

Natralia anti-itch soothing cream

Natralia anti-itch soothing cream is an Australian brand lotion for fast acting relief from dry itchy skin. The ingredients listed make this a pretty safe lotion to use if you have sensitive skin, with colloidal oatmeal and menthol being the main ingredients. I didn’t have a need for this lotion while trying it out, so I lathered some on my arm and elbow to test it out. You immediately get the scent and a cool tingling feeling from the menthol, but it is not overbearing. It left me with soft skin for the whole day. I can definitely see how it can be a fast acting relief for itchy or dry skin from the menthol itself, plus oatmeal is well known for it’s soothing effect on skin. 

I enjoyed my Daily Goodie Box for the month of January, my favorite item was definitely the EmPact protein bar. This subscription box is a cool and FREE way to discover new products before you buy. Sign yourself up here!