Wellthos Health and Fitness Box July 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This month Wellthos arrived really early which is great! It also arrived in a different type of outer packaging that opens by ripping off the side, which means that you don’t need to use scissors anymore and the Wellthos box doesn’t get damaged either. Small changes, big impact! The entire box looks a lot more well put together and professional now. It’s really nice to see the changes over time!

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This month’s Wellthos box was, as always, the typical branded cardboard box with no special design. Wellthos also comes with a monthly 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.

July’s Wellthos box contained 11 health and fitness products (1 extra) of which 8 were consumable food items and 3 were beauty and fitness addons and equipment.

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

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!

 

Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt Bath Fizzer

There is a lot of talk about Epsom salts and they tend to come in handy if you suffer from certain conditions. They usually come in a large plastic bag as a loose white powder but this one came in a nice bath bomb type of ball.

I love the shape as it is easier and more practical to use and also mess free! It also comes with an outer cardboard packaging which gives more information about the product. It overall looks a little clinical but it suits what it is.

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All you need to do is drop the ball in warm running water and after it has diffused you can relax and enjoy a fragrant, mineral rich bath. It has a strong mint smell which is pleasant and is due to the Spearmint and Eucalyptus fragrance.

The product says “packed with minerals” but it really contains just sodium bicarbonate and magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) together with almond oil, eucalyptus oil and spearmint oil. The ingredient list is very short, which is not nessecarily bad but don’t expect miracles or lots of minerals.

One ball retails for £3.49 which is not particularly expensive but it is a fair amount of money for a one-use epsom salt ball. SCORE = 8/10

 

Physioroom Spiky Massage Ball

I got a massage ball from Wellthos before, that wasn’t spikey, and I initially though it was a waste of time. However, after having a painful shoulder blade, I found a way to use the ball to massage it and I fell inlove with it ever since.

However, my initial feeling stands for this one too as it is spikey and therefore, I’m not sure how useful it will be. I am keeping an open mind though since I felt the same about the other ball and it ended up being a life saver.

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It is a 6cm plastic, orange massage ball that looks a bit like a dog toy. It massages nicely but the spikes can be a little irritating and/or ticklish, so I still prefer a non-spikey massage ball. That might be a personal preference though. Although, this one feels much nicer if someone else is massing you with it!

It smells strongly of plastic and it retails for £1.49 which is a good price. SCORE = 9/10

 

Boutique Bake High Protein Pancake Mix

I love Boutique Bake. Their products taste lovely and their packaging looks great.

This protein pancake mix was super easy to use. All you need to do is add 300mL of milk and 2 eggs or 400mL of almond milk and 2 ripe bananas for a vegan version. The mix will yield 16 pancakes according to the packaging (it was a lot less for me but I guess this depends on the size of the pancakes) which will be 82kcals each.

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This pancake mix has no added sugar, is vegan friendly, high in protein, gluten and wheat free and a source of fibre. It contains gluten free oatmeal, pea flour, bamboo fibre, golden linseed, sodium bicarbonate and salt.

One plain 40g pancake made as per instructions would provide you with 82kcals, 2.6g of fat of which 0.6g are saturates, 9.3g of carbohydrates of which 0.9g are sugars, 1.8g of fibre, 4g of protein and 0.45g of salt.

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I’m really not sure how this mix contains the stated 20% of protein as a simple math calculation comes up with 9.8%, let’s say 10%. I wonder if the missing 10% is from the added milk and eggs. One pancake would then be 20% or so (depends on your eggs and milk) of protein but the actual pancake mix is only 10%. Seems a little misleading.

Nevertheless, I absolutely loved these but while they are nice and healthy make sure you don’t top them up with too much unhealthy! One 290g package retails somewhere between £4-7 depending on the retailer. They are obviously more expensive than making pancakes “from scratch” but they are a healthier, faster and practical option. SCORE = 9/10

 

Rhythm 108 Ohh La La Tea Biscuits

These biscuits were definetely Ohh la la. As soon as I opened the bag I was greeted with a sweet smell of butter and chocolate. They smell really nice and they taste nice too. They are a little bit dry if you eat them on their own, but they have the perfect texture to dunk into your coffee or tea.

These biscuits are gluten free, vegan, organic and a source of fibre. One 24g bag (which contains two decent sized biscuits) will provide you with 122kcals, 6.8g of fat of which 5g are saturates, 13.1g of carbohydrates of which 4.1g are sugars, 1g of fibre, 1.5g of protein and 0.2g of salt. I must admit the stats are not too bad, I was expecting them to be 100kcals each!

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They are made of gluten-free oat flour, coconut oil, coconut flower sugar, hazelnuts (8%), cacao powder (5%), raising agent (cream of tartar, sodium bicarbonate), salt and vanilla bvean powder. If you don’t like coconut like me don’t worry, they do not taste or smell like coconut at all, you’d never know!

These absolutely delicious biscuits come in a standard plastic bag with a strange but stand-out design. One 24g bag retails for £1.39 (£0.70 per cookie) but you can buy bigger bags with more cookies for better value and more pleasure! I’d like some more please. SCORE = 9/10

 

For Fit’s Sake Protein Powder

This protein satchel contains pure whey isolate in a chocolate flavour.

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One 30g serving made with water contains 110kcals, 0.3g of fat of which 0.09g are saturages, 2.5g of carbohydrates of which 0.3g are sugars, 27g of protein and 0.2g of salt. It is basically just protein and it’s great for those on a strictly lean or calorie limited diet.

The actual shake tasted ok, it wasn’t my favourite but neither the worst. However, finding the right protein powder for you can be even more personal than finding the right beauty products, as most of them are good and the difference really comes down to if you like the taste and price.

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A one 30g try satchel retails for £2 from the brands website and 1kg of the stuff would cost you roughly £30.87. The brand sells 907g packages for £28. It’s not a bad price for how pure the protein is but it is also not as cheap as the mainstream protein brands. SCORE = 8/10

 

Lovecorn Premium Roasted Corn

I’ve tried Lovecorn before from a Wellthos box and while I liked it I never thought to buy it. It’s the type of snack that if someone gives to you, you will enjoy it but the chances of you thinking “I need a roasted corn snack right now” are very low. And that’s my problem with this. It’s great but it’s very specific.

The packaging is gorgeous, I love the different shades of blue and the branding. Even though the snack comes in a one-off plastic bag it feels of high quality. The corn is nicely salted and crunchy, but not dry, and is easy to eat.

One 20g bag will provide you with 87kcals, 2.7g of fat of which 0.3g of saturates, 13.2g of carbohydrates of which 0.1g are sugars, 1.5g of protein, 2.3g of fibre and 0.3g of salt.

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The stats are great, the taste is great I just don’t see myself buying this. Maybe if Wellthos keeps including these snacks I will eventually get addicted. I personally think the best thing would be to mix these with other nuts or seeds to make this snack more mainstream and attractive.

You can buy a 48g bag (this one is a 20g) for £1.38 from the brand’s website. SCORE = 9/10

 

SuperMoons Cosmic Lentil Puffs

This was the second item I picked up out of the Wellthos box as I’ve tried lentil chips before, from Wellthos and other sources, and I always loved them. They sound more strange than they taste.

However, I didn’t love these. They had so much potential, they are lentil chips and one of my favourite chip flavours, salt and vinegar. But unfortunately, they were over seasoned and so after making a few funny faces I concluded that for me at least, lentil chips don’t go well with salt and vinegar. Shame.

They come as cuttle litte balls in good quality bag packaging but the branding is a little strange. It is astronaut space themed and there is even an entire column at the back of the bag (half the back) about following you dreams and this kid who wants to fly to the moon. Nothing wrong with that and I am a strong believer of it all, but what does this have to do with lentil puffs?! It’s out of place and confusing.

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Nevertheless, this 20g lentil puff bag will provide you with 83kcals, 3.2g of fat of which 0.3g are saturates, 12g of carbohydrates of which 0.4g are sugars, 0.6g of fibre, 1.7g of protein and 0.2g of salt.

This snack is vegan and gluten free. One 20g bag retails for £0.75 which is a good price especially compared to other lentil snacks. SCORE = 6/10

 

Love Raw Cacao & Cadamon Drink

Cacao & Cadamon sounds so lovely! This is essentially a chocolate milk type of drink but without dairy. It contains filtered water, date nectar (8%), almonds (5%), cacao (2%), cardamon (0.05%) and sea salt. It is dairy free, contains no refined sugars or additives and is best served chilled.

One 330mL carton will provide you with 221.1kcals, 11.22g of fat of which 1.98g are saturates, 21.78g of carbohydrates of which 19.14g are sugars, 3.63g of fibre, 6.27g of protein, 0.198g of salt and 3.96mg of vitamin E. It is essentially a high sugar energy drink but atleast the sugars are natural. Not that this will make a difference to your waste line.

The drink is brown like a chocolate drink and has white bits floating around. I’m not sure if that’s the almonds and is intented, or if the drink has gone off. It definetely looks strange and alarming. The texture is fairly thin, somewhere between water and milk, but more on the watery side and the taste is much stronger on cardamon. I personally didn’t like it, I though that the cacao should be stronger and the cadamon much lighter, a hint of cadamon, but again this might just be personal choice.

At least the carton in comes in is of standard quality and the branding and desing stands out.

One 330mL carton retails for £2.29 which is expensive especially considering that this is an all raw drink. If all you need to do is just add all the ingredients in raw then surely it should have been cheaper. I feel that a big part of the price is the marketing play of “all raw” being a specialty item that is “better for you”. SCORE = 7/10

 

Love You Live Happy Breakfast Topper

I’ve been getting a lot of food toppers from Wellthos and they are a tough item to use up. Please Wellthos if you are reading this can we slow down on these toppers for a while!

This is yet another topper that you can put in your breakfast, salads over food etc. It is made of sunflower seeds, organic chia seeds, organic linseeds and goji berries and while it is nice, it falls into the category of items that I would use up if given but would never go and buy myself.

They can be a nice boost of nutrients but can also derail your fitness goals if you eat them like granola. Use 1tsp per serving and be mindful of the amount you consume.

This topper didn’t come with nutritional information. The packaging is a basic envelope type bag with stickers on top. It looks like this brand is just starting up which is not a bad thing. Let’s see what else they come up with! SCORE = 7/10

 

The Great Stuff Company Cashew Clusters

This is a super seed cashew nut snack that contains cashew nuts (38%), seed mix (sunflower seedss, sesame seeds, brown linseed, golden linseed, hemp seeds, pumkin seeds, chia seeds), maple syrup and Ceylon cinnamon.

This snack is organic, vegan and gluten free. It is high in omega 3 and contains 18% protein.

The snack looks like clusters of seeds and has a light but sweet taste which I assume comes from the maple syrup. It is a pleasurable snack to have but also very addictive if you like seeds and nuts.

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One 40g bag would provide you with 210kcals, 14.9g of fat of which 1.9g are saturates, 12.8g of carbohydrates of which 4.4g are sugars, 3.4g of fibre, 7.1g of protein and 0g of salt.

One bag will cost you £2.5 if you buy 10 of them from the brand’s website, which admitely is a little expensive. However, if you like seeds and nuts but also have a sweet tooth this might be a nice snack for you! SCORE = 8/10

 

Wellthos Shaker

This is the 11th bonus item and it caught my eye as soon as I opened the box. About time Wellthos! I love that they branded a shaker, it looks great!

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And even though a lot of companies do that and it is a little bit cheesy and perhaps not as practical as it might seem, because fitness junkies like me will have hydreds of these at home, I still think it’s useful. You can at least replace one of your old ones and it makes a nice cute little memento from Wellthos. SCORE = 10/10

 

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Overall, this month’s box arrived really early which is great. The products contaned were all nice to try and I love that Wellthos seems to be moving forward, branding their box and even some extra addon items, like the shaker.  

Initial box score, in terms of products and first feelings = 8/10

Overall box score after product testing (a sum of product scores) = 8.2/10

Star product = Rhythm 108 Ohh La La Tea Biscuits

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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.

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