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Paleo By Maileo Reviewed
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I recently was sent a subscription box by Paleo by Maileo. More on that in a second.
First things first, what the heck is Paleo by Maileo?
Paleo by Maileo
I’ll be honest. When I first heard the name of this company, I had to fight off an instinctive cringe. I love some good word play as much as the next person, but Paleo by Maileo might just be pushing it.
You can’t judge a book by its cover (or a company by its name 🙂 ) so I got over the rhyme and was happy to give this service a try.
Paleo by Maileo offers a wide variety of Paleo-friendly products on their site. They offer everything from dark chocolate, to oils and fats, and lots of Paleo things in between. They also post fun Paleo recipes on their blog – I’m definitely going to try this caramel applesauce.
Paleo by Maileo contacted us to see if we’d be interested in trying their monthly subscription box.
For $39/month, you can sign up for a Paleo by Maileo box. Then, each month, a box is delivered straight to you loaded down with 5-8 full-sized (no samples here!) Paleo snacks. The featured products change each month.
The box arrived at my doorstep in a couple of days. I eagerly tore into it and found the following:
1 package of Paleo Beef Jerky (valued at $4.95)
1 bag of Steve’s Paleogoods Cinnamon PaleoKrunch granola (valued at $7.95)
1 bag of Habanero Pepper Pork Clouds (valued at $1.75)
1 Mint Chocolate RxBar (valued at $2.49)
1 Superfoods LaraBar (valued at $2.59)
1 Chicken Sriracha Epic Bar (valued at $2.89)
1 package of Heavenly Organics Chocolate Pomegranate Honey Patties (valued at $1.69)
1 bag of Gorilly Goods Pumpkin Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Cilantro Trail Mix (valued at $2.39)
Although I first decided to experiment with the Paleo diet 3+ years ago, I haven’t had the chance to try many of these snack products. Usually, Paleo products can be pretty expensive and I’m relatively cheap, so I resist the temptation to purchase them.
This box was a cool way to try out snacks that I’ve had my eye on before, but have never bit the bullet and bought. I appreciate that these products are full-sized, and not sample sized portions.
If you’re looking for a way to try out a bunch of Paleo-friendly snacks, this may be the box for you.
Surprises In Every Box
You don’t get to choose the products that go into your box every month. This, obviously, has good and bad points. It’s fun because you never know what you’re going to get until you get it. It’s like a surprise each month.
For me, I would have never tried the Pork Clouds on my own because I’ve never really been much of a pork rind fan. They were in my box, though, so I gave it a go. To my surprise, I actually liked them. The flavor was spicy (like make-your-eyes-water spicy) but addictive too.
On the flip side of this, you may end up with snacks that you just don’t like. Once upon of time, in the beginning stages of my Paleo life when I was young, naive, and didn’t know any better, I basically lived off of blueberry Larabars. Larabars are great when you’re in a pinch, but from a nutritionist standpoint, I wouldn’t ever recommend doing this.
In general, some flavors of Larabars are Paleo. The one included in my box was. That being said, these bars are usually made from dried fruit which means that the sugar content is high. Always be sure to read your ingredients list and nutrition facts closely. This is important when searching out Paleo snacks.
Any way, the thought of eating a Larabar now basically turns my stomach. I completely burnt myself out on them. Needless to say, I passed off the Larabar in my box to a friend who happily accepted it.
Like I said before, the cost of this box is $39/month. I added up the value of the snacks in my box and it totaled $26.70. That’s an $11 difference between the value of the box and the snacks that I received.
Would I Buy It?
Because I don’t consider myself much of a snacker, I probably wouldn’t purchase this subscription for myself. That being said, it was fun to try out some brands that I’ve never been able to try before.
Larabars, or other Paleo snacks, can be incredibly convenient when you’re in a pinch. We live in a modern world with modern-day conveniences (unlike the cavemen), and it can be nice to have compliant snacks when you’re on the go. It’s important not to become too reliant on these packaged goods though. The foundation of the Paleo diet is eating foods in their (mostly) unprocessed state. A piece of fruit and a tablespoon or two of raw nut butter will always be a better (and more satisfying) snack choice.
But – if you are a snacker and have been looking for a way to try out some of the Paleo brands on the market, this box would be a great way to do it. If you’re interested, be sure to check out more on their subscription boxes at www.paleobymaileo.com/collections/paleo-subscription-boxes.
There is also a gift option. For a one-time payment of $39, you can gift a one-month subscription box to the Paleo follower in your life. I think that’s an awesome idea and a great way to spread the Paleo love!
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