I received August’s OatBox in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
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.
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 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 (it’s delicious and so easy!) and a Local Strawberry & Chia Crumble that calls for some of the Strawberry & Pistachio granola.
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?