Subscription boxes are a huge trend across the globe. The idea has become widely popular because subscription boxes allow consumers to try new products, foods, or brands that they would never have had access to normally.
Plus, not everyone wants to purchase a full amount of something they only want to try, so subscription boxes allow the buyer to try a sample of multiple things for a lower cost than buying them at stores.
Subscription boxes cover just about anything, from clothing, to makeup, to hair or skincare products, toys, to craft alcohols. Most popular, however, are food and snack subscription boxes. There are countless options for specific types of snack boxes, and these options are great way for anyone on a specific diet to have regular access to food they may not find easily at a grocery store.
Just about any kind of diet, allergy or food restriction has a subscription snack box tailored for it. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best subscription boxes for specific diets.
LifeBox (Clean Eating)
Starting easy and fairly general, LifeBox is a U.K.-based company for anyone who’s interested in eating healthier or for “fitness freaks”, who have been long-time clean eaters. LifeBox is part of the Wellness Revolution and delivers a monthly subscription box full of the latest super-foods, drinks, healthy snacks, and even spice mixes.
All of the brands that go into a LifeBox are hand-picked, and they must adhere to at least two of the following criteria:
- U.K. based company
- Refined sugar-free
- GMO free
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Wheat free
- No preservatives or additives
There are four boxes to choose from at LifeBox: the Everyday Wellness subscription, which delivers snacks that are all gluten free an vegan. There’s the Men’s Health subscription, which boasts a slew of “man” products. The Women’s Health subscription is made for active ladies who want to keep healthy. Finally, there’s the Junior subscription box, for children who are 3-years old and up, and it’s meant to promote healthy food choices from a young age.
The first three boxes all cost around the $20 range, and the children’s box costs about $14.
Urthbox is a great choice for vegans looking for a monthly subscription box; however, Urthbox also offers gluten-free and classic subscriptions, as well. The intent is to influence the subscriber to replace their regular snacks or parts of meals with selections from their monthly box to start creating a healthier lifestyle.
What’s awesome about Urthbox is that they send you full-size packages of snacks and beverages, unlike other companies, which just send mini sample packets of most items. All of the products focus on non-GMO, organic and all natural ingredients.
Each box has a huge variety of juices, cleanses, snack bars, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, trail mixes, cookies, crackers, chips and chocolates. The list could go on and on, really. Plus, there are “extras” that can be added on to each box, like hair care, supplements and personal hygiene products.
There are four sizes of Urthbox to choose from that will be delivered monthly:
- Mini – Receive six or more snacks for $12.99 a month.
- Small – Receive twelve or more snacks for $19.99 a month.
- Medium – Receive eighteen or more snacks for $29.99 a month.
- Large – Receive twenty-five or more snacks for $39.99 a month.
Obviously, the larger a box subscribed, the more money is saved. If you live in the United States, your shipping will always be free, but Urthbox does ship globally.
Num-Nums (Allergen Friendly)
Num-Nums is a monthly subscription snack box that tailors to specific allergen needs, such as allergies to gluten, peanut/tree nuts, and dairy. Their intent is to create a convenient way for families or individuals, who would usually have to shop at multiple stores, to have access to a variety of foods and snacks that won’t cause allergic reactions.
They even hand select snacks and goodies that have used best practices to avoid cross-contamination in factories. If you have very specific allergy needs, or you’re unsure of certain ingredients, the Num-Nums website is very open about receiving emails requesting specific information.
They’ll even put together a subscription snack box for your unique needs at your request. Num-Nums has three subscription box choices:
- Mini – Contains five snack items for $8.99.
- Single box – This is a single-order box, which only renews if you request it. It has ten to twelve snacks, starting at $19.99
- Double box – Contains two of each snack, and it starts at $39.99.
Shipping varies by box size, and Num-Nums ships globally. The proceeds of every box ordered are partially donated to food allergy research organizations.
If you haven’t found a subscription snack box that meets your needs yet, the internet has hundreds of options that pertain to you. Most subscription boxes ship globally, so don’t be afraid to search outside of the United States or your country.
If you have certain dietary needs, there’s a snack box out there for you. Happy snacking!