Thursday, July 25, 2013

what's in the box: kona kase

<start> disclaimer: i was provided with the subscription box in this post free of charge from kona kase in exchange for a product review. all opinions, reviews and thoughts are 100% mine and honest based on my experiences with the box. <end> disclaimer

a lot of bloggers have been posting about kona kase lately, so i apologize for any redundancy i'm adding to the blogging world!

but. i wanted to try kona kase. so i did. and here are my thoughts!

kona kase is a subscription box for active lifestyles. they include inspirational quotes, training tips and of course nutritious food in their monthly boxes. in my experience, they offer a fair amount of discounts on the products if you decide you want to buy more, too.

my first reaction to kona kase was "wow, there's a lot of stuff in here!" and i was happy about that. then i started to dig through what was included and became a little disheartened. two of the products i had already heard of and almost half of the products i couldn't eat because of dietary restrictions (brandon benefits when i can't eat something, so nothing goes to waste).

i was really excited about the perky jerky (because i love it and ate it immediately) and the pro bar energy chews. i hadn't heard of these before. the enjoy life energy mix was cool because its a tropical mix and i feel like thats something you don't see everyday (it was dee-licious, by the way). i certainly didn't know it existed!

two unlabeled, mysterious cookies

what surprised me were two unlabeled cookies (see above). no description, no ingredients or nutritional facts. just two little packaged cookies. i figured out pretty quickly they were the caveman cookies but i had to do a lot of research on the caveman cookie website to try and figure out what the heck kind of cookies i got in my box and if i could eat them or not. turns out i could eat them (really basic ingredients, which i like), but they didn't knock it out of the park on my cookie-rating scale.

the things i couldn't eat :(

overall, i was really excited to see just how many things came in my kona kase but sad that i could only try about half of them. if you are someone who doesn't have a lot of dietary restrictions, kona kase may be a great option for you! if you are like me and can't do agave or wheat... you might want to proceed with caution or at least have someone on hand that can enjoy some of the goodies for you!

if you want to try kona kase, they are giving $5 off first time orders when you use the code "GIFTSUMMER"! 


  1. You received a lot of great items in this box!! Kinda odd they put unlabled products in the box...glad you figured out what they were!

  2. Amy @ Long Drive JourneyJuly 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    It seems like so many of these boxes are popping up. Not sure how I feel about the whole concept. I kind of like to pick out my own stuff, and would feel like I was wasting money if I didn't like a majority of the things in the box one month. Does Kona allow you to fill out your preferences when you sign up, or is it just you get what you get?

  3. I felt the same way! Add in no nuts for me :( I'll be posting my review sometime soon!

  4. Hm, that's a good question. I don't think Kona allows you to mark your preferences. Honestly, my favorite box so far has been Stridebox. It's designed just for runners and I always geek out when it arrives. Might be one to check out!

  5. Totally agree about the unlabeled stuff. You'd think that'd be against some FDA thing somewhere!

  6. Looking forward to checking out your review. Glad I am not the only one feeling this way. Sometimes I think I'm too critical :)


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