Oatbox Review - June 2015 - Canadian Gourmet Food Subscription Box

Happy Canada Day! Here's a great new Canadian subscription box for you to celebrate!  -J

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. Because Oatbox is oat based, the mixes are not gluten-free.

I learned about Oatbox through my boyfriend. He was visiting friends in Ottawa and saw the Oatbox bags on their kitchen counter. He texted me right away to ask if I knew about Oatbox. I'd never heard of it before but as soon as I saw the website, I had to sign up to try it out and review the box. More people need to hear about this great Canadian company!

When you subscribe, your first box ships within 2-3 days via Canada Post. Shipping is included in the cost of the subscription! The price you see is the price you pay - $20 (no tax!). 

To help you eat your healthy breakfast when on-the-go, your first box includes a free glass jar.

After your first month with Oatbox, you will receive an e-mail three days prior to your next shipment notifying you of the mixes for the month. If they appeal to you, do nothing. Your mixes will be on their way to your door in a few days. If you aren't interested in the blends-of-the-month, you can easily skip the month and wait for next months' blends. This is a great feature, especially if you only have one or two oat-eating people in your household.

100% Pure Chocolate (Batch 073, Produced June 15, 2015, 380g bag)
 "What the customer wants, the customer gets!" By popular demand, chocolate will be included in our newest June mix. After a few bites, you will realize that this is not your average chocolate, it is 100% pure raw cocoa and it will please all of our chocolate lovers! Crunchy and rich, this mix is the one with our best nutritional value ever made by our Oatbox chef. Simple is often key. We’ve only added spelt bran and organic kamut flakes in order to get the best result. Enjoy our gourmet mix, guilt free!

This one was good. It had a rich chocolate flavour, without being sweet. My boyfriend said it reminded him of Chocolate Haystack Cookies. This mix would be great for breakfast, or as a dessert with some yogurt. I also want to try to make some granola bars.

Pears & Pine Nuts (Batch 021, Produced June 12, 2015, 380g bag)
The Guyot pear season has arrived! What better way to celebrate than to include it in our June mix. Rich in flavours and vitamins, this seasonal fruit will be a pleasant surprise to all those who dare to try it. Beware, you will wish pear season was a yearlong festivity! To balance our mix, our chef has carefully selected AA pine nuts from Pakistan. The result will be loved, cherished and craved by our healthy living customers.

This one was tasty too. It had a subtle sweetness from the dried pear. The pine nuts added a nice texture. I'm used to pine nuts in savoury dishes (with pasta, salads, etc) so this was a nice surprise.

The box also included recipe cards for "Raw Asparagus, Endives, Radishes & Warm Granola Salad" (using Pears & Pine Nuts) and "Belgian Style Granola Waffles" (using 100% Pure Chocolate). If you need other ideas for using your oats, look no further than Google. You can go basic and eat your oats with milk (warm or cold), sprinkled over yogurt, raw as a snack, or use them to make granola bars, cookies, breads, and other treats. There are oodles of things to do with oats and granola mixes! Here is a good link with ideas

Also of note, Oatbox supports the Breakfast Club of Canada. For every box shipped. they donate $1 to the cause, which provides one warm breakfast to a child in need.

The June Oatbox contained two 380g bags of custom blended granola, for a total of 1.6 pounds of oats! I also received a reusable glass jar to take my cereal on the go. It's hard to put a value on this box, but given what I've paid for quality granola recently, I'd say I more than got my money worth. This box costs $20 CDN, with free shipping and no tax. The cereal blends were prepared fresh just weeks ago, and will last another three months. So far I'm impressed with Oatbox and I look forward to trying the July mixes.

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

Click here to check out Oatbox Cereal Co.

Comments

  1. It looks like a delicious healthy breakfast!

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  2. Hi Jill! I just subscribed, thank you for this box info. I use to it pine nuts as sunflower seeds, they are great!

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  3. I LOVE this, got my first shipment early this month and just this morning got my email notification for the next shipment. I LOVE the jar, I put my layer of yogurt, granola and fruit on top and it packs beautifully for work.

    I was lucky to get 25% off my first month, they had a neat little promo... $20 is still a great price though.

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    1. That's awesome that you scored a promo. I couldn't find one when I subscribed. I haven't received an email for the July picks yet either.

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  4. Seriously? Chocolate in a breakfast cereal? Is this breakfast or candy? And $20 for less than a month's worth of breakfasts? I love good granola and eat it almost every morning, but unless you're nowhere near a city and can't get real granola, this is nonsense.

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