Wellthos Health and Fitness Box October 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

October may have passed, and so has November almost, but during my house move last month I ended up sacrificing the review of the October Wellthos box. However, since my reviews are more about the products inside rather than “what did the box contain” I thought I’d do it anyway even if it’s a bit late. This way you can still read about the products and figure out whether they are worth trying. November’s Wellthos review is coming in a few days.

September’s Wellthos box contained 10 health and fitness products and as always not all where food items which personally I really like.

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The box was the standard Wellthos cardboard box with no special design. With the box there is always a little booklet that explains a little bit about each product contained but also has some recipe ideas, using products from the box, and some light workouts. I really love the recipes feature as not only do you get to try new recipes but you also get to utilise some of the products you got in the box in ways you might not have thought about.

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But let’s cut straight into the details and have a look at what was inside October’s Wellthos Health and Fitness box. Bear in mind that these are my personal opinions and health, fitness and taste can be very personal things as we all have different taste and biological builds. What worked for me might not work for you and vice versa. If you tried any of these products please leave your comments below!

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The products contained were from left to right: a brownie mix, instant porridge, a spice mix, a ball, a can of soda, a snack bar, snack munchies, instant matcha latter, cherry with chocolate and nut pieces and roasted peas.

PS. You can click on the smaller images to see them larger if you want to read out ingredients, nutritional information etc.

 

Boutique Bake Almond and Cacao Brownie Mix

This is an amazing product. It is a brownie mix made of gluten free oats, coconut sugar, ground almonds, cacao powder and sodium bicarbonate. It looks like cacao powder with but pieces in it and it smells amazing.

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All you need to do is add 2 mashed bananas and 3 eggs and then bake for 12 minutes. It is so easy and quick and so simple ingredient wise, you won’t believe how tasty it is.

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If you follow the instructions and make them as said, each brownie (total 16) will be 113kcals and contain 3.5g of fat, 14.6g of carbs and 4.4g of protein.

The packaging is just a plastic bag but it looks great and it is of high quality. The stats are great, the taste is great, it looks great and it’s so simple. What more could you want? It is also vegetarian friendly, gluten and refined sugar free. It is also gluten and wheat free.

I would honestly recommend trying this product out. You won’t believe that these are healthy brownies. This product retails for £4.99. Cheapest brownies you’ll ever make. SCORE = 10/10

 

Quoats Quinoa Oats and Flax Porridge

I was intrigued by this product but unfortunately, I was let down. This is an instant porridge pot where all you need to do is add a little hot water and wait a few minutes.

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I love quinoa but this really didn’t work. It feels like eating lunch or dinner and it’s just too strange for the morning. I’d have porridge in the morning and the quinoa taste was too blunt for it. After your body is essentially having a fast over the hours you are sleeping, you need some sugar or sweetness in your breakfast, no matter what diet you are on, to fuel your day. This was just too blunt and it just reminded me of lunch and made me even more hungry.

It just didn’t work for me. There is nothing wrong with eating oats in the morning so I also don’t see the reason or added advantage for choosing quinoa porridge.

It costs about £2 for a pot which is more than a normal oat porridge too. At least the packaging is of standard quality like any other instant porridge pots.

If it didn’t taste so blunt I’d definitely consider it but blunt breakfast for no major advantage really makes me cranky. SCORE = 6/10

 

Nude Spice Sweet and Smokey Seasoning

This is a mixture of spices that you can add on…whatever you want really. It is only just a small bag so I can’t say that the packaging is great. There is the issue of how to store the rest of it once you opened the satchel up.

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However, the spice is actually nice. It goes really nicely with meat but that is personal taste. You could have it on anything you wish.

It is low calorie, gluten free, vegan friendly and contains no added fillers or refined sugar. It is made of salt, coarse black pepper, oregano, black pepper, marjoram, nutmeg, paprika, garlic, onion, turmeric and chipotle chilli. Pretty much an all in one situation.

It is a little excessive in my opinion, I think well cooked food has a lot of flavour on its own and you don’t need that many spices but again this is all personal taste.

This small satchel retails for £1.49 which is not a bad price. SCORE = 7/10

 

Mobility Tools Lacrosse Massage Ball

When I first saw this ball I though it was a little boring. What am I going to do with a ball that doesn’t even bounce. But after having it around for a few days, I’ve always ended up gravitating towards it and using it without even realising.

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It’s one of those things that feel or look silly but you end up liking and doing them. This month’s Wellthos booklet even came with a few examples of exercises that you could do while using this ball to aid your mobility.

Personally, I don’t think it helped my mobility but it did help relax my tired and strained muscles. It is essentially a way of massaging your muscles while moving around too so it’s a win win! It’s made of rubber so it’s very easy to clean but it does pick up a lot of hairs and fluff from the floor.

I definitely liked this ball way more than I thought I would. Even if it was just simple rolling it around with my feet to massage away the walking around of the day. Try it, you might be surprised. SCORE = 8/10

 

Big Boss Palm Coconut and Vanilla Soda

Before I say anything about this or the next few products, you should know that I really, really don’t like coconut. It’s a personal preference but I really don’t like coconut. I really don’t.

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With that being said, this was a coconut vanilla soda made with coconut water. It smells strongly of sweet vanilla which is actually lovely but then tastes like vanilla and coconut. The taste is very strong so this wouldn’t be a drink for when you are thirsty and of course I personally really hated the taste.

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On the plus side, the actual product itself looks nice. I love the pink-peachy coloured can and the simple but stylish design. The quality of the can is standard but it feels expensive because the can itself feels matte to the touch.

This can would cost you 50kcal which is not much and will of course provide you with nothing else other than carbohydrates. Since it doesn’t really have a nutritional function and it is actually just a soda drink, it means that the answer to whether is worth buying or not is entirely based on whether you’d like a strong coconut-vanilla flavour. It is apparently the world’s first coconut water soda. SCORE = 4/10

 

Perkier Quinoa Bar Coconut and Chia

Now here’s a surprise. Despite my coconut dislike I actually really enjoyed this bar. When you eat or drink or try a product out that had something in it that you knew you hate but then you end up liking it, you know that is a good product!

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I actually didn’t mind the coconut in this bar and I also didn’t mind the quinoa either. It tasted nice and fresh, not too dry and not too moist. It was definitely a pleasant snack which would provide you with 143kcals, 7.2g of fat, 13.5g of carbs, 4.0g of fibre and 4.7g of protein. It is essentially a natural energy bar and it can be a very healthy snack between meals.

The packaging design gives you the healthy eating impression, perhaps because it’s so green. Either way it does the trick and it looks like a snack bar. It retails for £0.99 which is not a bad price at all. SCORE = 9/10

 

Raw Gorilla Munchies Lemon Lueuma and Coconut

Aaaaand back to hating coconut products. I really disliked this product. The idea is good, to have little disc like nibbles of essentially small energy bars. But the taste just didn’t work. It is too overpowering and the after taste is just a killer. This might be just me but I kept getting a rotten cheese after taste which on top of the coconut and lemon taste really made me strongly dislike the product. Too many overpowering tastes that don’t work well together either. Unfortunately, neither me or my partner, who likes coconut, where able to finish this snack.

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If you end up liking this product though it comes in a very cute looking yellow bag that reminds you of the strong lemon taste. It is a raw snack with no added sugar. Suitable for paleo diets, vegan and is high in fibre and protein (10%).

This snack bag retails for £1.49 which is not a bad price at all, if you like the taste. SCORE = 3/10

 

Sweet Revolution Instant Matcha Latte

This product also didn’t work for me but then again I am not a matcha fan either. It just seems like this month’s box was a disaster for my taste!

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I can see the appeal though if you do like matcha drinks as it is a instant drink where all you need to do is mix in some water. It was super easy to prepare and there were no complications or difficulties. The powder instantly dissolved without leaving any lumps behind and it formed a smooth looking drink.

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Beyond the fact that the matcha taste is really not for me, the idea of having a strongly green coloured warm drink just really didn’t work for me either. It doesn’t look appetizing and it didn’t smell appetising to me either. Again these are all personal taste things so you might just have to try this one for yourself and see. SCORE = 3/10

 

Wyldsson ProMix Snack Cherry and Dark Chocolate

This is a tube of seeds and nuts with cherry and dark chocolate. It is 17.8% protein, has no gluten, no syrups and is high in fibre. There are nuts in it so obviously it is high in fat.

However, this is a nice topper. You could put this mix on top of cakes or yogurts or even salads and food. It’s a very versatile topper or snack even that you could use in many ways.

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The packaging, the plastic tube, makes it feel more like a topper than a snack but you can buy this in big bags too.

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I personally really enjoyed this on top of my Greek yogurt. I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to find this online and buy it as there are many seed and nut mixes out there that are even more readily available than this one but it is definitely not a bad product and I would buy it if I came across it in a shop. SCORE = 9/10

 

Brave Foods Roasted Peas

This is an interesting snack made of literally roasted peas. They look like peas and taste like peas. And peas don’t taste of much when they are dry. In that respect it was an easy snack to eat but it was also slightly on the blunt side.

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And then there are the stats. Even though peas are high in protein, this small pea bag would provide you with only 6.9g of protein at the expense of 134kcal. For that I’d personally rather have a small protein bar or even an egg but again, this might be personal preference.

It was definitely an interesting product to try and even the bag looked cute and very “pea” like but I don’t think I’d be buying this even if it was half price.  This bag retails for £1.03 which is actually fairly cheap if you enjoy this snack.

For me I think this is one of those good ideas, to have peas as a protein snack, that didn’t quite materialise that well. SCORE = 7/10

 

This month’s Wellthos box was full of coconut products which I really did not like. Admitedlty, that’s a personal preference thing but I think that having an entire box full of the same flavour wasn’t great. This means that for the people who like that flavour this was a good box and for those who don’t like me this was a really bad one. Variety of flavours would have been much better, to suit all tastes and all moods. Even if I liked coconut, I don’t think I’d want so many coconut products…

Initial box score, in terms of products and first feelings = 6/10

Overall box score after product testing (a sum of product scores) = 6.6/10

Star product = Boutique Bake Almond and Cacao Brownie Mix

 

Did you get this month’s Wellthos? What did your box contain? What did you think of the products? Have you tried any of the products listed? Let me know your experiences! For a general  review on Health and Fitness Boxes click here otherwise for a general review on Wellthos click here.

I am not affiliated with any company or brand. These are my views and experiences.

 

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3 responses to Wellthos Health and Fitness Box October 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

  1. This box looks really exciting! I love the look of it just the problem I always find with boxes like this is the fact that I don’t like the taste of nuts, and they are in a lot of things haha! x

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    • That is true, there is nuts in a lot of products found in boxes like these. I know how you feel, it is a bit like the coconut thing for me and coconut unfortunately appears in a lot of health/fitness products. Imagine how the people with nut allergies feel like!

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