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Health Review: Bulu Box Supplement Samples


Bulu Box delivers samples of various vitamins, supplements, and general health products. Note that sample size, quality, and value vary each month.

2/5 Stars

Ever since the sample box concept was introduced, I have been watching from the sidelines. In general, I find samples to be disappointing. They tend to be small, with not enough product to really decide if it's worth the money and time.

When samples are free these minor annoyances are easy to blow off. But when I am actually paying for the samples themselves, and somebody is being paid to "curate" them for me, I want some good size, useful samples.

As a fitness professional, I tend to steer clear of energy supplements (which tend to be full of caffeine, and I would rather have a cup of coffee) and anything that guarantees weight loss, since I know the claims are spurious. I mean, anything will help you lose weight if you also follow the directions to eat less and exercise more.

So, somehow I was looking for something new and different from Bulu Box. After all, it does say on their website that I should,

Look forward to a new mix of products for both women and men, including vitamins, weight loss, sports nutrition, protein, diet, energy, detox, digestion, sexual health, herbs, natural remedies, endurance and more. We'll make sure you get enough to decide if the product is right for you.

I received a complementary three month subscription, and was able to try both the regular Bulu Box and the weight loss Bulu Box.

Bulu Box

OK, so first I saw the cute, inspiring Lululemon-like packaging, which while cute does absolutely nothing for me.

Here's what was in my first box, in March.

March Bulu Box

The $50 iTrain gift card is a great bonus, since you can download some good workouts from that site. But gift cards are not the norm. Otherwise I had a pack of gum, one bottle of Dream Water, a 1/2 dose packet of Barlean's Omega Swirl, and two capsules of a caffeine filled energy supplement which I threw away (and really, what good would two capsules due anyway?).

April's box contained another pack of the same gum, another Omega Swirl packet, a Barre meal replacement bar (which was excellent, by the way), some Coco-Vita (which I had been wanting to try, but it doesn't taste very good), and some - wait for it - energy supplements that I tossed.

Here is what I received in May:

May Bulu Box

Here we have a pack of two Beauty Burst collagen supplements that actually say "Free Sample" on the package, so not sure why one needs to pay for that. The packet of nut butter was actually quite yummy, but not enough to spread on two Ryvita crackers. The allergy supplement is four capsules, but since my allergies are carefully managed by my physician I decided not to rock that boat. The ProMax bar is again a free sample that I have collected elsewhere for free. And then we have the FitMixer Amino energy supplement, that also has caffeine in it.

If you like the samples, Bulu Box also allows you to buy full size products using both cash and reward points, which you will receive for subscribing, writing reviews, and completing surveys about the samples you receive each month.

All in all, I didn't find the sample boxes to be so exciting. Have you tried Bulu Box? Or another sample box? What was your experience?