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The GoodnessMe Monthly Subscription Box is a health food subscription box in Australia delivering a range of healthy natural products …
NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD, NT, SA, WA, TAS
A Review of GoodnessMe Box
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What is GoodnessMe?
GoodnessMe is an online health food shop stocking all natural products and nothing artificial. They also offer monthly subscription boxes packed full of nutritionist approved snacks and other goodies. I previously had a subscription to GoodnessMe Box and always loved receiving my box each month, so I was excited to try them again after a while. Are their snacks still just as tasty and nutritious? Has the value for money improved? Find out below.
GoodnessMe is a female founded, Australian online health food shop designed to make your weekly shop easy and fun. They stock everything from pantry staples, snacks, drinks, and supplements to all natural beauty products. Their team of nutritionist’s approve each item sold in the store, making sure it receives their ‘Real-Food-Code’ nod – all products are free from MSG, refined sugar, GMO, artificial colours, high fructose corn syrup, food additives and synthetic trans fats. No matter your health concern or dietary preference, there is something for nearly everyone.
The GoodnessMe subscription box service is how I first came across GoodnessMe about 5 years ago. I loved having healthy and delicious snacks delivered to my door monthly, however I was unable to continue my subscription due to the cost. Now, their boxes have had an upgrade! Each month, you receive up to 10 full-sized and single serve, delicious health food products – all of which are entirely natural and curated according to your dietary requirements. You can also subscribe to receive a quarterly Beauty and Lifestyle Box which contains all the must-have, natural, chemical-free beauty and lifestyle products.
How does GoodnessMe Box work?
To order your GoodnessMe Box, simply select your preferred subscription plan – 3, 6 or 12 months. You can customise your order by selecting your dietary preferences – the options include ‘gluten free’, ‘dairy free’, ‘vegan’ or ‘gluten and dairy free’.
Whilst the customisation feature is good, it would be great to see ‘nut free’ or ‘soy free’ options added for those who have allergies or if catering to children. I love that the products are randomly selected for you – it’s a fun way to try something new each month (plus there is less thinking involved!). After adding the box to your cart, simply checkout, it’s a very quick and easy process! Your first box arrives at the start of the following month.
My GoodnessMe Box Delivery
I am a sucker for nice packaging, and GoodnessMe have really upped their game when it comes to their boxes – they are bright, colourful and fill you with a sense of excitement and anticipation. Whilst the box is not big, it fits all 10 products comfortably. In my August box I received:
- 1x Mayver’s Natural Health Bar (40g)
- 1x Table of Plenty Mini Rice Cakes (14g)
- 1x Kuranda Wholefoods Muesli (Berry Blend) (350g)
- 1x Proper Crips – Big Cut Smoked Paprika (40g)
- 1x Banks Botanicals Distilled Non-alcoholic Spirit
- 1x Organic Hemp Protein Shake (35g sachet)
- 1x Pimp My Salad Cashew Parm Cheez (20g sachet)
- 3x Koochikoo Naturally Flavoured Hard Candy (4g each)
All items included were single sachets or packets, apart from the Banks Botanicals Distilled Non-alcoholic Spirit and the Kuranda Wholefoods Muesli which were both full sized products. I was not impressed by the hard candies counting as 3 items, in my opinion this is one product and could have been packaged accordingly to allow for the addition of other products.
How much does GoodnessMe Box cost?
10 health food products for $29 sounds like a good deal, so I did some investigating to see how much the items would cost if I bought them individually from the supermarket.
- Box of 5 Mayver’s Health Bars retails for $5.95 at Woolworths
- 50g bag of Table of Plenty Rice Cakes retails for $4.00 at Woolworths
- 150g bag of Proper Crisps retails for $6.49 at Harris Farm
- Kuranda Muesli retails for around $9.50 online
- Hemp Protein sachets approximately $4.99 each
- 150g jar of Pimp My Salad Parm retails for $9.00 at Woolworths.
These items alone exceed the total cost of the GoodnessMe Box however, you end up getting better value for money as you are buying larger quantities. If you are simply looking to try new products that you may have not come across before, and if you don’t mind trying one bar or one flavour of a product, then this box is a great option! But, if you want to share the snacks with a partner or family, you will get better value buying direct from the supermarket. Not to mention, I went through my snacks within a week! Buying in bulk allows me to have enough stock in the pantry to last months as a time, which is far more realistic!
It is also worth noting that their 12-month subscription offer of $25/box isn’t a significant saving when compared to the 6-month subscription ($26), which I find disappointing.
Nutritionist Review of GoodnessMe
My box contained a good variety of sweet and savoury snacks, plus one beverage – there was something for any of my cravings. I loved knowing that all the products I received were reviewed and approved by Nutritionist’s, and to my delight, the items were in fact healthier snack or beverage options.
My top picks were the Proper Crisps and the Mayver’s Health Bar. I am a huge fan of Proper Crisps and always recommend them to people who are looking for a healthier chip alternative – they only use all natural ingredients, and their chips are cooked by hand! I had never tried their Smoked Paprika flavour before, so I loved that this GoodnessMe Box gave me the chance to try something different from my normal choice. Like all their other flavours, it was delicious. I am also a big fan of Mayver’s but had never tried their bars. I was impressed – it was sweet, chewy and had a great nutritional profile – nothing artificial, no preservatives, all natural ingredients. I would buy these Mayver’s Health Bars again.
The Cashew Parm Cheez is a staple pantry item of mine, so whilst not new, I do absolutely love this product. It is made from 100% real-food (a total of 5 ingredients) and is the best vegan parmesan cheese replacement I have found. I recalled receiving Table of Plenty snacks in the boxes I used to receive with GoodnessMe, so I wasn’t surprised to see them again, they are clearly a favourite. They are a great low-calorie snack with a good nutritional profile, especially great for kids.
I tried the Organic Hemp Protein Shake mixed with plant-based milk and ice. It mixed well and had a nice creamy texture however, I did not love the flavour. Typically, I do not opt for hemp protein products as I always find they leave a ‘grassy’ after taste, and this was the case with this product. Whilst I would not purchase this product based on taste, the nutritional profile is excellent. Organic hemp protein makes up 75% of the product and thaumatin is used as the sweetener, which is a great all-natural, low-calorie replacement to sugar. The Kuranda Wholefoods Muesli, despite its excellent nutritional profile (100% real food ingredients, low sugar, and low GI), was extremely bland in flavour, I had to add lots of yoghurt to it or natural honey to make it palatable. I would not buy this again.
The Banks Botanicals Distilled Non-alcoholic Spirit was not for me – I do not like tonic style or botanical infused beverages – I found this extremely bitter. If you love a classic gin and tonic however, and are looking for a non-alcoholic alternative, I am sure you will love this! This product is also low sugar and low calorie (only 9 calories per serve) making it a healthier non-alcoholic alternative.
I also struggled to like the Koochikoo Naturally Flavoured Hard Candy, it tasted slightly medicinal and is not something I would reach for. However, the candy has a good nutritional profile compared to conventional hard candy. It is low sugar (1g per serving), naturally sweetened with tapioca starch and vegan. I would recommend these to any parents (or adults who just love their candy!).
GoodnessMe Final Thoughts
A GoodnessMe Box subscription is a fun and exciting option for those who are looking to try new, healthier pantry staples, snacks, and beverages. Given the quantity of products you receive however, you will get better value for money if buying in bulk from the supermarket.
GoodnessMe Box FAQs
A GoodnessMe Box subscription has poor value for money when compared to buying full sized, or bulk packaged products from the supermarket.
Whilst not advertised as a premium service, GoodnessMe Boxes are more of a luxury lifestyle item.
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A GoodnessMe Box subscription is a fun and exciting option for those who are looking to try new healthy products monthly.