Oatbox Review - July 2015 - Canadian Gourmet Food Subscription Box

 
What is it? Oatbox Cereal Co. 
How Much? $20 per month (CDN$). Shipping included.  
What’s in it? Two bags of healthy cereals, prepared exclusively for Oatbox subscribers (380g each)

Oatbox is a Canadian subscription services based in Montreal, Quebec. Each month, Oatbox creates two different oat-based cereal mixes, inspired by the seasons. The cereals are made from natural, healthy ingredients.
From whole grain cereals like rolled oats and puffed quinoa to nuts and fruits as fresh as they get, our ingredients are really what makes our breakfast cereals truly unique. 
Each bag is about 380g and offers approximately 8 portions each. The granola blends are made fresh and shipped the same month so your oats are guaranteed to be fresh. The packages are re-sealable and will last for 3-months on the shelf, at room temperature (as long as the seal is properly closed). Oatbox also takes allergies into consideration. If you have any food allergies (like nut allergies), just contact them to see about what can be done. Oatbox mixes are made with rolled oats, so the mixes are not gluten-free.

This is my second month with Oatbox. Three days prior to shipping, I received an e-mail alerting me to the mixes for the month. I had the option to skip the month if the mixes didn't appeal to me. I love this feature.

About a week later, Oatbox arrived at my door. 
It's finally harvest season in our part of the world! Our markets are full of fresh seasonal fruits and tasty vegetables made possible by the great work of our local producers. For the month of July, Oatbox takes the opportunity that is given to us to offer our customers two new blends inspired by one of the most beautiful months of the year! The recipes will overflow with sweet and generous flavors thanks to the natural sugars of the seasonal fruits carefully selected by our chef. Inspired by the sunshine and warm weathers, our innovative chef has concocted original, fresh and healthy recipes. What more can you ask in order to face the warm weather mornings of July?
Organic Mango & Quinoa Flakes (380g)
This one is my favourite. I love mango so the little dehydrated chunks are the best.

Ingredients: Organic rolled oats, organic rye flakes, organic quinoa flakes, mango puree, honey, canola oil, organic dried mango, organic unsweetened apple sauce, organic spelt bran, pure vanilla extract.

Raspberry Pure, Barely & Pecan Halves (380g)
When I saw "raspberry" I was excited since raspberry is my favourite berry. Unfortunately the "raspberry puree" blended into the mix is undetectable.

Ingredients: Organic rolled oats, organic barley flakes, raspberry puree, honey, pecan halves, canola oil, organic unsweetened apple sauce, organic spelt bran, pure vanilla extract.

Also included were two recipe cards. For the raspberry oats the recipe was for Chocolate Raspberry Mousse and for the mango oats the recipe was for Mango Pie with Granola Crust. One of these days I'm going to make something from the recipe. 


The July Oatbox contained two 380g bags of custom blended granola. As with last month, it's hard to put a value on this box, but given similar sized bags of quality oats and granola blends go for $10 or more at the store, I'd say it's worth the $20 monthly fee. Both blends were prepared fresh July 12th and shipped to me within days. I've been eating them daily for breakfast. I put some fresh fruit in the bottom of my glass Oatbox jar (received in my first box) then layer with yogurt and oats. I leave it in the fridge overnight and enjoy for breakfast in the morning. It's quick, convenient, nutritious, and tasty!

As a bonus, save $5 off your first month using my link!  

Click here to check out Oatbox Cereal Co.

Comments

  1. I LOVE Oatbox! I'm on my 2nd month and am looking forward to my 3rd shipment... I do mine a bit differently than you: I layer yogurt first, then fruit, put in fridge overnight, then in the morning I add the granola. Soon I plan on making chocolate chia pudding and then adding the granola on top, that keeps me full very long too.

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