Oatbox Review August 2019

Oatbox is a monthly breakfast subscription box from Montreal that comes with two large bags of handcrafted granolas that are 100% natural and preservative-free, plus two recipes. Gluten-free boxes are available and subscriptions can be delayed or cancelled free of charge.*

*They kindly sent us this box for review.

There are three subscription options to choose from (all prices in CAD):

The Starter Kit (that’s my box) — 2 granola mixes each month for $20

The On The Go Kit — 1 granola mix + 6 oatmeal portions + 3 breakfast bars each month for $30

The Wolfpack Kit (great for families!) — 2 granola mixes + 6 oatmeal portions + 6 breakfast bars each month for $47

Shipping in North America is free.

Two different flavours of granola are included each month. August’s are Sesame Crunch and Strawberry & Pistachio. 😋 Each 330-gram bag contains about seven half-cup servings (170 calories each) — a pretty standard portion as far as granola goes. That said, Oatbox granola has considerably less sugar than a lot of commercial ones (just 6 grams of sugar per portion for each of the August blends) so you could probably double it without fear of a sugar crash mid-morning. A full cup would give you 12 grams of fat and 8 grams of fibre.

Each Starter Kit also includes two gorgeous recipe cards. The recipes use or complement the month’s granolas. For August there’s a Sesame Brittle made with the Sesame Crunch granola and a Local Strawberry & Chia Crumble that calls for a cup and a half of the Strawberry & Pistachio granola. (I’ve got all of the ingredients for both so I’m going to make at least one of them this week.)

Oatbox granolas are consistently fresh and crunchy with just a hint of sweetness, and that’s true for the August ones as well. It’s hard to pick a favourite between the two but the flecks of freeze-dried strawberries in the fruity one might give that blend the lead. They’re evenly and amply distributed throughout the bag and pack a lot of flavour into every bite. 😋

Oatbox is a simple offering as subscription boxes go, but I think it’s one of the best ones out there. The quality of the product is top-notch, the packaging minimal but effective, and the price reasonable for what you get. I love the subscription box for the convenience and for gifting, but I think Oatbox products would do very well in stores too.

Have you tried Oatbox? What do you think?

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