Monday, September 14, 2015

Bulu Box Review

Hellooooo and Happy Monday!  I got one full night of sleep this weekend and I felt like a new woman! And then I woke up at 5:30am to work on Sunday.  AHHH.  But in 2 days I'll be sailing off into the crimson California sunset and that vision alone has been sustaining me for weeks! 

Alright now on to bigger and better things.  Today I'm reviewing a healthy sample subscription called Bulu Box.  **I received a complimentary Bulu Box as part of my affiliation with SweatPink but all opinions are mine alone!

Bulu Box is the second variety of healthy living sample boxes that I've tried.  If you recall, my sister had been forwarding me all of her Strideboxes while she was pregnant so I was living large for awhile there!  My nephew was just born in June but my sister is already running again (side note: AMAZING!) so my freebie days may be numbered.  Unless she gets knocked up again (I KID, LAURA). 

Bulu Box is a bit different in that it is not specifically targeted to runners, but is marketed more to whole health/fitness/diet interests.  In fact, you can choose from 2 different boxes when you sign up:  The Bulu Box Original, which is focused on health and fitness, or the Weight Loss box. 

Here's the box I received:

I got 5 pretty varied samples and I'm guessing this was the Original box. 

The products in my box included:
  • Quest Protein Powder (2 pouches)
  • Movit Energy Gummies
  • Mediterra Savory Energy Bar
  • Earth's Care Anti-Itch Cream
  • Yerba Prima Fiber Plus Powder
I've tried a few of the samples so far. 

This was my favorite:

They taste like CANDY!!  I've used gummy energy chews in the past (Shot Bloks, Honey Stinger chews, etc) and of course I love them all.  Did I mention they taste like candy?!  I used these most recently on one of my run/walks (yeah, incorporating some running intervals back in which don't seem to be making things any worse so far!).  They are yummy and good cardio fuel.

I also tried the Mediterra Bar which was interesting to say the least:

This was my first foray into the new savory energy bar trend.  The bars I eat on a regular basis are all sweet, so this was a whole new ballgame.  And one that I felt like the visiting team for.  I don't know how to describe the flavor of this Sundried Tomato & Basil bar other than to say it was like a combination of eating my grandmother's spaghetti sauce on top of a tomato pie pizza with a side of meatball sub, minus the meatballs.  HAHAHA  Very strange.  I fully enjoy the strong flavors of Italy represented here but I was only able to eat a couple bites of this.  I don't think I'm yet ready for the world of savory bars. 

I unfortunately cannot sample the Quest powders because they are whey-based and that is NO BUENO for lactose intolerant folks.  Not in the mood to destroy my insides days before boarding a 6 hour cross-country flight! HAHA

For the same reason, I also did not sample the fiber powder.  If there is one thing I do not need more of in my diet, it is fiber.  I know many people can benefit from added fiber, but I think I mentioned before I have IBS, and so I am quite regular (too regular!) in that department.  So maybe I'll give this to my mom.

I didn't try the anti-itch cream yet since I haven't really had many mosquito bites this summer, but I may pack this in my bag in the event I do get bit while out west.

With any subscription boxes, you usually end up with some products you love, some you like and some you can't use.  It's a grab bag and I think that's part of the appeal!

I think Bulu Box may be better for those interested in general wellness products and not those interested in products just for runners.

I checked out the prices and Bulu Box is actually cheaper than Stridebox!  Bulu Boxes are $10 each and there is no monthly commitment. You can subscribe month-to-month or buy them in 3 month increments.  (For comparison, StrideBox is $15.)

If you are interested in trying out Bulu Box you can get 50% off a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription using discount code SWEATPINK! 

Have a great week!

Do you subscribe to any sample box services?

How was your weekend?


  1. Savory? SAVORY? Huh. I might need to try one of these (though I think I'd feel much like you did).

  2. Savory? SAVORY? Huh. I might need to try one of these (though I think I'd feel much like you did).