Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Snackbox by Food.ee (Giveaway)


It probably comes as no surprise that I love food. Even my posts that aren't about food often have food in them. Some of my favourite family memories are of grocery shopping with my mom as a teen. Mom loves food too, and she would buy me practically anything I asked for, making it well worth the trip to the grocery store.

I particularly love snacks, especially if they are healthy and nourishing rather than just empty calories. (Don't get me wrong, I eat some of those snacks too.) In my quest for healthy snacks, I have been envious of my friends south of the border who seem to have all kinds of monthly snack subscription services to choose from.

I'm green with envy no more. Recently, I received a box of lovely, healthy goodies from Snackbox by Food.ee. Located in Vancouver, BC, Snackbox delivers a new, carefully curated box of snacks across Canada each month.


I opened the box at lunchtime, before I had eaten my lunch. I think that might have been a tactical error. I was ripping into packages and sampling goodies before I was even done taking pictures. I found a couple of old favourites and many new-to-me products. The whole experience was exciting. Who doesn't love to discover great, new snacks?


Once the family came home, they were pretty excited too. In fact, we had most of the snacks open and sampled before the next day. The May Snackbox included Surf Sweets, which I always love. I also found a Kind cranberry almond fruit and nut bar. It was delicious and fresh and I loved the sweet touch of cranberry. I would definitely tuck some of these in my purse for soccer season.

Each Rebar combines eight servings of organic fruits and vegetables! That's right, eight servings! The vegetables are processed at low temperatures to preserve and retain the living enzymes, nutrients and minerals. Low fat, high in fibre, with no added sugar, Rebars are celiac and diabetic friendly. They are great for getting your veggies on the run. I had the blueberry flavour, but I would say it tastes more like vegetables than fruit.

I am always on the hunt for dairy-free chocolate, so I was pleased to find a new chocolate bar to try. This Cocolico by Wendy Boys blueberry, almond and candied quinoa dark chocolate bar is delicious. It contains puffed quinoa, candied to give it a crispy texture. The chocolate bars are hand cast using 71% Valrhona French chocolate and then topped with delicious dried blueberries.


I was intrigued by Lifebites, a snack made in Vancouver. With no fillers or preservatives, Lifebites are made only of dried bananas, vegan chocolate and hemp seeds. They seemed odd at first, but they are slightly addictive in the long run. I shared them with my sister-in-law and she liked them too.


These RW Garcia curry and mango dipping chips turned out to be a family favourite. Apparently they are designed to dip into salsa, bean dip or tapenade, but my daughter, my husband and I ate them before we could crack open any dip.


Snackbox snacks are gluten-free and natural. Many are vegan, but not all. We received Martin's Marvelous chocolate chip cookies, which contain butter. Since I don't eat dairy, the children were more than willing to eat the cookies!


In this house, we try not to buy much bottled water for environmental reasons, but we also find that the kids lose a lot of water containers. So, we use bottled water once in a while if we are going somewhere where it's hard to keep track of a reusable bottle. The May Snackbox included a bottle of Happy Water, a blend of pure, natural spring and lithia waters from two ancient mountain springs in BC. Lithium water has apparently been found to make people feel good and to create new brain cells. A cure for mommy brain perhaps?



I always have a jar of salsa in the fridge - to top veggie burgers or burritos or simply to serve with tortilla chips. My Snackbox fortunately included a jar of Simply Natural Chunky Organic Salsa. It's made without additives and preservatives and contains fire-roasted organic tomatoes. This particular jar was a medium heat. Generally I prefer mild, but I found that the heat was not overwhelming and there is a pleasant hint of cumin flavouring.


I think Snackbox would make a handy snack source for weekends at the cottage or campground. You could keep the box neatly packed the way it came and pop it right in the car - if you can resist diving into the contents that is!

Get 50% off your first Snackbox!


Visit Snackbox's website and use the coupon code WOMANIRL to get 50% off your first box (until June 30th).

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Residents of Canada can enter to win a free Snackbox using the rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

*I was provided with products for review purposes. The opinions are my own.

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124 comments:

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    1. Me too! I should make up a bunch now actually... :)

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  2. My favorite snack is day old popcorn. Thanks for sponsoring this great giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

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    1. Thank YOU for entering! :)

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    2. :O SOMEONE ELSE WHO LOVES DAY OLD POPCORN! AGH!
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  3. I love just plain dried cranberries - weird? maybe, but YUM!! :)

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    1. No, not weird. I love 'em too. :)

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    1. My husband had those at the movies last night! :)

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  5. I LOVE mini Brenton crackers with laughing cow cheese. YUM!

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  6. Hmmm...favourite snack? Caramel chocolate kettle corn. It's a good thing I don't have much access to this!

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  7. anything salty and crunchy or chocolate :)

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  8. My favorite snack is air popped popcorn, with lots of butter!!

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  9. I really enjoy Celery and Cheese Whiz Yum Yum!!!!!! Thank you for the awesome Giveway

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  10. my favorite snack is veggie chips , love them dipped in hummus :)

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  11. my favourite it Martins Marvelous Cookies, They are very good

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  12. The RW garcia dipping chips look delicious - I can see why your family didn't bother to wait for dip!

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    1. My daughter asked me if we're going to get another box, and if the dipping chips will be in it. :)

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    2. Aww! You can find them at Costco sometimes!

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    3. Thanks! I'll check it out!

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  13. Such a super cool snack box!! The dipping chips look great :)

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  14. Anything chocolate.. I wish I could say it was carrot sticks. hah

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  15. my favourite snack is cheese....it's my weakness

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  16. favorite snack is nuts

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  17. Chocolate

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  18. Almonds...perfect for the car!

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  19. I love popcorn and lately I've been hooked on Skinny Pop popcorn!

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  20. MMM Kind is always on my shopping list {and generally in my office} and Surf Sweets...well....my gummy worm habit is legendary round here. What a great idea!

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  21. Potatoe chips

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  22. Anything with chocolate on it, that and potato chips :)

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  23. Wow ,amazing Box ,love the Lifebites ,the look so super nom nom :))

    Have a great Day xoxo

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  24. I love yogourt or popcorn as a snack! cardshark42(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Chips are my go to snack, any flavour.

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  26. ohhh I love sea snax and kind bars YUM!!

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  27. i love bars.... especially the KIND bars

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  28. michelle tremblettJune 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    breton mini crackers with philly herb and garlic cream cheese.... soooo delicious

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  29. Plain ripple chips...they are my downfall every time!

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  30. Whole wheat corn chips with hummus!

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  31. I like to think that always I reach for a piece a fruit first, but my favorite snack is salty chips!

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  32. i love crackers and cheese, as well as fresh raw veggies and dip.

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  33. I was a bit of a chip nosher but lately I have been good about replacing the chips with a handful of nuts.

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  34. I really love granny smith apple chips.

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  35. Definetly popcorn. I love salty snacks :)

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  36. Cookies of any kind are my favorite snack

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  37. My fav snack has to be chocolate covered blueberries

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  38. RW Garcia curry and mango dipping chips

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  39. I love apples with pb and maple syrup lately!!

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  40. I love cookies....just can't help it!

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  41. Fave snack is hummus and pita!

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  42. Cashews and craisins mixed together

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  43. My favorite snack is warm chocolate chip cookies.

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  44. My favorite snack is potato chips with homemade dip. :)

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  45. My favourite snack is kettle (sweet and salty) popcorn.

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  46. I love veggie chips with hummus!

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  47. I'm a chips and Chocolate snacker :)

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  48. Watermelon is my favorite snack

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  49. My favourite snack is any kind of cheese

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  50. I love nachos!!
    *Tammy Dalley*

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  51. My favourite snack is rice crackers.

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  52. A bowl of cereal at the end of the night!

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  53. Roasted peanuts :)

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  54. I really want to try Lifebites - chocolate and banana sounds great!

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  55. My favorite snack are popchips

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  56. Lightly salted potato chips, and kettle chips.

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  57. I love kettle chips but would love to try Martin's Marvelous chocolate chip cookies...butter is my passion!

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  58. would love to try all of these items , even one! would be great:)

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  59. My absolute favourite snack is a mix of nuts and dried fruit! I try to limit myself because otherwise I end up eating the whole bag! This box seems right up my alley! I eat gluten free and vegetarian and all of these snacks seem especially healthy and nutritious! Thanks for introducing me to Foodee (I can't wait to check out more about them!). Thanks to you for the great giveaway and your amazing blog, plus the opportunity to win this great prize! Thanks!

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  60. My favorite would depend on if I am craving sweet or salty lol ketchup chips if salty and some kind of donut with chocolate if sweet, luckily I dont snack every day lol

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  61. I love greek yogurt for my snack, or edemame with a dash of salt

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  62. I love a spoonful (or two) of Sunbutter! It's delicious and naturally sweet.

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  63. my favorite snack are pistachio nuts

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  64. Anything chocolate, I love sweets!

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  65. depends on my mood. I love chocolate, popcorn, chips...but I also really love fresh veggies with dip, pita and hummus and apples and peanut butter.

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  66. I like sliced apples and cheese for a snack.

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  67. It really depends on my mood, I try to eat as healthy as I can.

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  68. i love chocolate, even if it's on something else

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  69. I really enjoy eating nuts for snack.

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  70. I love kettlecorn
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  71. WantDDUBLovin - I love popcorn + chips + salsa!

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  72. My hubby's homemade snack bars

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  73. i would like to try the garlic and sea salt sunflower seeds

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  74. Lately I seem to want chocolate!
    via Rhonda W G.

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    1. Lately is all the time for me Rhonda. ;)

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  75. My favorite snack is mint ice cream.

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  76. My favorite snack is chocolate... anything chocolate lol.

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  77. wheat thins and strawberry yogurt

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  78. I love almonds and chips and salsa!

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  79. My weakness is Pringles but what I try to always snack on is homemade trailmix with cranberries, almonds and sunflower seeds.

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  80. My favourite snack is apple slices with aged cheddar.

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