When you start a new way of eating, especially an entire diet change like Keto it can be hard to find snacks. While many diets simply cut out the snacks completely I have never found those to be sustainable long term. Somedays you just want to snack! If you don’t have appropriate snacks on hand then you tend to grab whatever is handy and sometimes those aren’t the greatest choices! This Keto Krate review is here to give you another option.
While I have learned to cook a variety of keto desserts and snack foods once in a while it’s nice to try something new or have a grab and go type of snack to take with you. Keto Krate is pretty good at providing both of these options. If you’ve never heard of them before then keep reading for an overview and keto krate review of their May 2019 crate.
Keto Krate Review, Keto Approved Snack box.
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What is Keto Krate?
Keto Krate is a snack based subscription service that promotes keto friendly snacks! Once you have signed up for Keto Krate you will receive a box every month with 8 or more keto friendly snacks inside. Keto Krate promises that each snack will be 5g of carbs or less and be gluten, aspartame, and maltitol free. Which makes it a good option for people who are sensitive to artificial sweeteners or who just want to follow a stricter Keto regimen.
The people at Keto Krate also assure us that they are sucralose and soy conscious so while snacks might contain these ingredients they are never very high up on the ingredient list!
How much does Keto Krate cost?
Keto Krate offers a few levels when it comes to their subscription model. I really love this because it means I can opt for a larger box (since we are a two person keto household) or get the smaller box if finances are tight. Of course, this would mean subscribing on a monthly basis – as with all subscription boxes the price is cheaper if you commit to a longer term. The various Subscriptions are as follows
The Muncher Krate – Contains around 10 snacks per month and costs $35.99/Krate for a 12-month subscription, $37.99/Krate for 6 months and $39.99/Krate for a monthly subscription
The Hangry Krate – Contains around 30 snacks a month and costs 89.99/Krate for a 12 month subscription, 94.99/Krate for a 6 months and 99.99/Krate for a monthly subscription.
It might seem like a lot. But! if you like trying new snacks, spend a lot of time on the go or really don’t feel like making your own all the time the price is pretty comparable to buying enough high-quality keto friendly prepackaged snacks to get you through the month anyway. Except these ones are picked for you so you don’t have to hunt them down or spend a lot of time analyzing ingredients.
Where do I get Keto Krate?
What Did you Get in Your Krate?
I was given the May box for this Keto Krate review. Like all subscription boxes, the exact items you receive will be different but this will give you an idea of what you can expect in the future.
Dang Bar (Cardamom Chai Flavor)
It has the look and feel of a granola bar but is a touch on the softer side. To me, it tasted like cinnamon spice and my husband said it tastes like Christmas. It took us a while to pinpoint why…but we narrowed it down to being much like a gingerbread cookie flavor wise. We have never had Cardamom Chai before so I have no idea if that’s what it’s supposed to taste like but it was pretty delicious and I would definitely buy these. According to Amazon, they come in a couple of different flavors and I’ll probably check them out too.
Pizootz Artisan Peanuts (Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper)
These were pretty good! I know some Keto people stay away from peanuts but as a lazy keto type, they’ve never bothered me. They weren’t overly salty tasting but still had lots of flavor which I liked. Sometimes I feel like peanuts can be oversalted (I used to feel much the same way about french fries way back when!). You can definitely taste the cracked pepper and there is a bit of backend heat after you’ve eaten a few but not enough to bother me and I hate hot spiced foods.
Kegenix Keto Meal (Vanilla)
This had a very strong vanilla flavor but I could tell it was a protein shake mix. It dissolved well when blended and didn’t have either a grainy texture or create a weird foam like other protein shakes I have tried in the past. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it but I’ve never been a protein drink fan. That said I would drink it if I was in a rush without complaint as it wasn’t bad!
Catalina Crunch (Cinnamon Toast Cereal)
The combination of this cereal with the Milkadamia milk below was hands down my favorite items in this box. I ate this cereal dry (it tastes like cinnamon toast crunch), I ate this cereal with the milkadamia milk and I hid this cereal from my kids because they wanted to ‘try’ it more than once.
In the past, I was a big cereal fan. I don’t think I realized how much I missed it until I had this in my hands. We already looked up buying both of these items…and found out that there is a chocolate cereal flavor too. Hello, Keto heaven!
The serving size is only half a cup but it’s so crunchy and filling that it turned out to be more than enough to satisfy me and there is quite a bit in the bag! I ate it for lunch several times and snacked on it dry as a chip/popcorn substitute while watching movies too!
Milkadamia Milk (Unsweetened Vanilla)
As mentioned above I ended up loving this stuff! I wasn’t sure the first time I tried it but to be fair I was so curious that I opened up the box and poured a small amount warm. It’s much better chilled! It’s even better when paired with cereal. I even tried it out as a creamer for my coffee and found it pretty good, just not as creamy as my usual heavy whipping cream! I have a feeling it would be pretty good mixed with the protein powders too but I didn’t try it.
This is not as rich as milk would be but I like it better then the almond milk I have tried. There is a slightly nutty taste but it’s pretty mild and the vanilla flavor stands out a good bit. I like that it’s shelf stable until opened and according to Amazon it’s not very expensive so I’m definitely going to be adding this to my pantry (along with the cereal)
Fatsnax Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Texture wise this is probably as close to a typical soft baked cookie as you could find. It was soft and moist without the dense or crumbly feeling that you get from a lot of keto cookies. I should have tried dipping these in the Milkadamia milk but we ate them too fast!
The chocolate flavor was strong in these cookies which makes sense since they were ‘double’ chocolate. There wasn’t much of an aftertaste but I could tell they were sweetened with stevia. Some people don’t mind stevia but I have an intense hatred for it. That said – I’d probably eat these anyways if they were available. Not sure I would go out of my way to buy them.
ChocoRite Yellow Cake Protein Bar
Our ChocoRite bar got a little bit melty, I guess I should have stored it in the fridge once it arrived! It was definitely a protein bar. Texture wise it was the same as ones I have tried in the past – chewy and a bit sticky. I have to say it was pretty good flavor wise though! I would definitely take these with me hiking or camping and not complain about it. I’d probably just pack them with a cold pack! They are on my list of possible snacks for overnight trips later this year.
Stoka Bar – Coco Almond
This was like a really crunchy nuttier version of a granola bar. My husband absolutely loved it and I would definitely buy them to keep on hand for busy days. You could really taste both the chocolate the nuts and I couldn’t taste much of an aftertaste at all.
Sun Biotics Chocolate Almonds
I had high hopes for these, chocolate almonds? Yes! Unfortunately, none of us really liked them. They might be good for people who enjoy very bitter chocolate. To me, they tasted like almond skins that had been rolled in pure 100% dark cocoa powder. Since neither my husband, my kids or I liked them I will not be looking to purchase these. However, I’m glad I got to try them out in my box anyways!
Mission Meats Beef Stick
Mission Meats Beef sticks are made from 100% grass fed beef with no added nitrates. Some gourmet beef sticks I have tried with such claims have been either very dry or very bland. This stick was pretty good! It was moist and had some good flavor without being overly salty or spicy. I would definitely take these along for hiking or camping trips. They would make for great packed lunch snacks too!
Overall I’m pretty happy with the items I received for this Keto Krate review. 4 out of the 10 items I am definitely looking into purchasing. Of the remaining 6 I would purchase or eat 5 of the rest if available or for specific purposes. There was only 1 item that no one liked and I would never try again (though I might give other flavors a try if available)
Keto Krate Review – Product Overview
Will Buy Again – Love these Items
- Catalina Crunch Cereal
- Milkadamia Milk
- Stoka Bar
- Dang Bar
Might Buy Again – Good for specific purposes/Would eat Again
- Mission Meats Beef Sticks
- ChocoRite Yellow Cake Protein Bar
- Kegenix Keto Meal
- FatSnax Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pizootz Artisan Peanuts (Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper)
Will Not Buy – Did Not Enjoy
- Sun Biotics Chocolate Almonds
Have you ever tried a subscription snack box?