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Monday, 16 June 2014

Jogg Box June 2014

   As some of you will have realised I have quite the subscription box addiction going on. At some point I have subscribed to most of the beauty boxes going. However I saw something on Twitter last week that was a little different. This is a monthly subscription box aimed at those of us that run. Jogg box costs £15 a month (+£3 p&p) and aims to deliver a selection of nutrition products and accessories. You can cancel at any point.                                              



 I am someone who has never really bothered with nutritional products as I have never thought I have run for long enough to justify it. As I increase my distance, and with the (hopefully) warmer weather coming it is time to pay a little more attention. Nutritional supplements are notoriously expensive, and to be honest some of them have the nutritional value of a can of coke. I see this as being a good way of trying out different products before committing myself.

 
 
My first box included a couple of stickers and a plastic wallet for cards. There were coupons for 10% discounts against SportTape and Bobo's Juicery. The first 50 subscribers to Jogg Box had a sample of the SportTape. I am not sure that I will use these to be honest.
 
 
The products I actually received are as follows;-
 
2 High5 tablets which each make 750mls of sports drink. The packaging says it contains key electrolytes and vitamin c. I would have liked a little more information on calorie content, but I can find out that at a later date.
 
A 40g sachet of Good Active Shake. This is a Hemp protein shake and can either be made with water, or added to juice or smoothie. It is completely plant derived. I am pleased to receive a protein shake sample as this is one of the things I really don't know where to start with.
 
A sachet of SOS rehydrate which is added to 500mls of water. The card in the box says that this tastes salty and the sachet itself carries a warning that anyone with a heart, kidney or other medical condition should consult their doctor first. I have to say I am a little wary of this and will be checking up to see how it compares to dioralyte which is almost half the price.
 
A 70ml bottle of Beet It Sport which contains organic beetroot juice and lemon juice. This is the kind of product I like. No jiggery pokery, just a natural product. I am very interested to see how this turns out.
 

 
A Pulsin Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Snack. This is suitable for Vegan and Gluten free and has the added advantage of being chocolate flavoured. Always a bonus in my book.
 
2 Miracle Tree teabags. This gets brownie points for being organic. It contains numerous antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and vitamins. I drink way too much tea, so this is a welcome change.
 
Perhaps one of the things I am most excited to receive is the Foot Rubz by DueNorth.This is a massage product which is based on acupressure technique. This is going to get a lot of use. Sore muscles be gone.
 
A sachet of EneryGel by High5. I have never used a gel before so I am quite looking forward to trying this.
 
A sachet of Pro Active Sports Wash by Halo. This is a non bio product designed to remove sweat and odour from sportswear. Although I don't think it is likely to be a very environmentally product I am going to wash the hubby's trainers with it.
 
The final product is a water bottle which is designed to worn over your jogging bottoms. I go through no end of water bottles as the kids tend to steal them for school, and boy wonder has a tendency to chew the spout. I am really intrigued by the design and can't wait to see whether it is comfortable to run with.
 
All in all I am pretty pleased with my box, and suits my needs perfectly. I will try most of the contents and hopefully it will give me a better idea of what  type of products suit me and are worth paying full price for.

8 comments:

  1. This is something different, there seems to be a subscription box for everyone these days! Glad you were pleased with it. On the subject of protein shakes, I had one in my Vegan Kind box this month which was pretty good, maybe worth checking out? Here's the link http://sativashakes.com/ I made it up with a teaspoon of raw cocoa powder and it was pretty good! x

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  2. Thanks Annie. I will have a look. I always think they will taste chalky. I don't know why x

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    1. I always make mine with milk rather than water which often helps as it makes them creamier & thicker? I use ones from Real Nutrition Co at the minute as the chocolate ones taste really good! There is literally a subscription box for everything nowadays! This is a good idea, happy you were happy with it :)

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    2. Definitely so Amber, thanks for the tip about adding milk x

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  3. This is such a good idea - I’m going to check this one out. I have 3 subscriptions at the moment, another one won’t hurt! x

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  4. You are as bad as I am. That's pretty much my way of thinking x

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  5. I'm a very keen runner and can't believe I've never heard of this before. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be looking into this for sure. If you need any help with your running, feel free to contact me :)

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  6. Thanks Helen. I may just take you up on that. I think it is a new subscription box :)

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