October Stridebox Review

 “StrideBox is a fun and exciting way to discover running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races.” – Stridebox

Stridebox skratch honeymaxx Bonk Breaker barnana Honey Stinger Probar Botteband Runner run

Box of October goodies:

-Skratch – Matcha Green Tea & Lemons by SkratchLabs
-HoneyMaxx – Sports Hydration – Orange by HoneyMaxx
-Bonk Breaker – Cookies n Cream by Bonk Breaker
-Barnana – Organic Coconut Vegan snack by Barnana
-Honey Stinger – Organic Energy Gel – Chocolate by HoneyStinger
-ProBar – BOLT Energy Chew – Berry Blast by ProBar
-BottleBand – Blue by BottleBand
-Sticker – Don’t be Average, BE AWESOME!”

I love the sticker that comes in every Stridebox and I have a nice collection on my daily planner (cause I am old school and just can’t digitalize my entire life).

I was a little bummed when I opened my box to find everything coated in a grainy sticky mess. Turns out the HoneyMaxx packet seal was compromised and the contents had plenty of time to cover everything in the box. At least it smelled terrific – like oranges and honey. The HoneyMaxx product is the only product I did not sample. At this time, I have contacted Stridebox and am waiting for a reply.

My two favorite products from the October Box:  Bonk Breaker & Bottleband.

Bonk BreakerBonk Breaker sponsors IRONMAN races, so it is a product I try to train with. I had never tried the Cookies n Cream and was impressed that it actually tasted like a cookie. The high protein Bonk Breaker bars always seem dry to me and this one was no different so I did have to drink plenty of water with this one, but felt full and my appetite was satiated.

BottlebandThe BottleBand is pretty darn cool. I saw that others had received pink bands and I kind of wished I had gotten a pink one too. Anyhow, the band really does fit around most water bottles. I didn’t try anything too small, but I could see how it would not work for any bottles that are short. My only concern with the BottleBand is how long it will last and will I lose it. After most long runs, I have a tendency to throw stuff wherever as I come into the house hungry and thirsty.

The product I liked the least: Barnana

Barnana

I have to admit, I was very excited when I saw the barnana product in the box and I opened it right away. Organic banana and coconut sounded too good to be true…. and it was. The bites were a crumbly dark brown and tasted like overripe bananas, which overwhelmed any sense of coconut being in the product. It actually reminded me of baby poop…. one of the first baby foods we introduce our kids to is bananas and all veteran mommas know it turns their poop from a light color of formula/breastmilk to a very dark brownish color. As a runner, I already eat lots of bananas and I will personally stick to eating a regular banana rather than purchasing these.

Would you consider trying out Stridebox?

*I have not been compensated I any way for this review. I am a customer of Stridebox and my reviews are my personal opinions.
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