Straight up my second Bulu box was rather a dud. There wasn’t really anything in the box that I liked, would use, or recommend.
1. KPax Energy Vitamins: These are regular vitamins with caffeine added. I don’t see the point in adding caffeine to vitamins.
2. VanaPain PM: This product is supposed to give you pain relief along with a fast acting sleep aid in one easy liquid shot form. Ugh, this tasted terrible and it’s just so much easier to take a Tylenol or Advil PM.
3. Rootology Breath Free: This is an herbal product to help allergy sufferers. The product contains cinnamon twig to relieve congestion and xanthium fruit and angelica root to help relieve itching and headaches. Luckily, I don’t suffer from season allergies, so not sure how this product works.
4. NuviaTrim Coffee: This is an instant powdered coffee that contains green coffee bean and fat burning thermogenic raspberry ketone. Most of the studies conducted with raspberry ketones are on rats, which doesn’t always translate well to the human population. Admittedly, I fell for the “take raspberry ketones supplements to burn fat” and I never lost an inch. The only weight loss supplement that works for me is the Garcinia cambogia (as an appetite suppressant, not a fat burning supplement).
5. Body Glove Surge: This product claims to give you a burst of energy and yes, it probably does as it’s mostly made of sugar and 150 mg of caffeine. You could eat a Hershey bar (which probably tastes better) and get the same results.
6. Havvn Go Nutrition: A powdered drink that you mix with 14-16 oz of water. I didn’t try this product after reading reviews that said the powder doesn’t mix well and a few people complained of a stomach ache after drinking. Think I’ll pass on this.
In other news, I wrote an email to Bulu Box regarding an expired item in my first Bulu Box. The Power Crunch Protein Powder had a best by date of November 2013. Since the protein powder sample was almost 5 months old I didn’t want to take a chance and use the product.
The folks at Bulu Box were quite lovely. They apologized, gave me an extra month Bulu Box sample and a full size container of the Power Crunch whey protein powder ($49.99 value). I had to pay for the shipping of the protein powder which was only $2.99 so it was a very nice offer from Bulu Box.
So while my box this month wasn’t useful, if you’re thinking of trying this subscription service I’d recommend them. I can’t remember the last time I had such awesome customer service.