As part of a campaign for Sweat Pink, I received a complimentary Bulu Box. Each month, subscribers receive 4-5 product samples to try. After sampling your products, you can earn reward points for sharing your thoughts on the Bulu Box website. You can use those points to purchase full-size products from the website.
My daily mail run usually consists of junk mail, unexpected bills, or nasty-grams from the HOA because our recycling bin was still outside 10 minutes after the truck drove by. Needless to say, I was delighted to receive the Bulu Box. Mine had 5 samples, and I’d only heard of one (Quest Protein) before receiving the box.
Here’s what my box contained:
- Two bags of Quest Peanut Butter Protein Powder
- One Mediterra Savory Sundried Tomato & Basil nutrition bar
- One bag of Movit Energy Gummies
- One packet of Yerba Prima Daily Fiber Formula powder
- One small tub of Earth’s Care Anti-Itch Cream
You don’t get to pick which samples are in your Bulu Box, but you can complete a profile on the website, which helps the Bulu Box team determine what to send. Sure, you could receive a sample you can’t use, but you can always share it with a friend or family member. Or, if you work at a real-girl job, place it on your break room’s “Free For All” table.
As for the samples, I loved the Quest Peanut Butter Protein. I was excited to open the box and see Quest protein because I like Quest protein bars, especially the chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies and cream varieties. After my Sunday long run, I blended it with half of a frozen banana and some unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and it tasted more like an ice cream shop milkshake than a protein shake. I didn’t notice any after taste and the protein blended well. It was my favorite sample and I’d purchase a full size container.
The Mediterra sundried tomato nutrition bar was good too. It’s good for when you want a savory, portable snack since most nutrition/protein/granola bars are sweet. My long runs are only 12-13 miles and don’t require fuel, but the energy gummies tasted pretty good. The MovIt energy gummies contain protein which I thought was interesting for a pre-run supplement.
Fortunately, I don’t really have a need for the fiber powder or anti-itch cream right now, but I stashed those away in my medicine cabinet for when the time is right or if someone in my family needs them.
The SWEATPINK discount code makes the monthly box only $5, which is a great deal for the products you receive as well as the fun happy feeling of receiving mail that’s not a bill. I drink a protein shake for breakfast six mornings a week, and since protein canisters are expensive, I always try a sample pack before splurging. A single protein sample at Whole Foods or Earth Fare sells for $2-3.
I’m usually not a fan of subscription services or boxes, or jumping on board with the next new thing, but I liked I’m considering subscribing so I can get fun mail each month and hopefully sample some more cool products.
If you want to order Bulu Box for yourself, you’ll get 50 percent off a 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription using the code SWEATPINK.
I received a complementary Bulu Box in exchange for an honest review; however, all opinions are my own.