The 9 Best Snack Subscription Boxes of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: UrthBox

"You’ll get an interesting variety of chips, cookies, drinks, granola bars, chocolate, and more."

Best Healthy Snacks: FitSnack

"Each month, you’ll get about 10 nutritionist-approved snacks to help you curb cravings and fuel your workouts."

Best Plant-Based: Vegancuts

"Previous boxes have included waterlily puffs, vegan mac n’ cheese, oat milk lattes, toasted coconut cookies, and a vegan alternative to M&Ms."

Best Desserts: Cravory Cookie Subscription

"The cookies can also be stored in the fridge or freezer to extend shelf life if you want to save them for later."

Best International Eats: Universal Yums

"The unboxing is a treat in itself, as each bundle comes with a 12-page booklet of fun facts, trivia, and recipes from the country of the month."

Best for Japanese Snacks: Bokksu

"Each monthly box has a theme, like mochi madness, hanami blossoms, citrus summer, and glamorous Tokyo."

Best Keto: Keto Krate

"All snacks are gluten-free and keto-friendly, containing less than five grams of net carbs."

Best Traditional: Variety Fun

"It’s basically childhood nostalgia in a box: a 40-snack collection featuring the best part of every lunch you had as a kid."

Best for Allergies: NatureBox

"You can customize and filter snacks by a variety of dietary preferences."

  • 01 of 09

    Best Overall: UrthBox

    UrthBox

    UrthBox

    Forget those tiny treats peddled in many subscription boxes. The best thing about Urthbox is that the organic, natural, and non-GMO snacks they ship out are all full-size.

    UrthBox offers four menus—classic, vegan, gluten-free, and diet—and four size choices, which range from seven to 30 snacks. Choose from the following monthly memberships: Mini (around $15), Small (about $25), Medium (approximately $35), and Large (around $45).

    You’ll get an interesting variety of chips, cookies, drinks, granola bars, chocolate, and more. It’s a great way to discover some interesting treats that may eventually make it into your routine.

    Urthbox also offers lots of discounts and coupons for members, so you can continue getting the snacks you love for a lower price. Whether you’re buying snacks for yourself, your family, or your office, there's something for everyone.

    Shipping within the U.S. is free, but delivery to Canada costs around $7.

  • 02 of 09

    Best Healthy Snacks: FitSnack

    FitSnack

    FitSnack 

    Getting healthier is no easy feat, especially when snack attacks are lurking around the corner, ready to sabotage your hard work. That’s where FitSnack comes in.

    Each month, you’ll get about 10 nutritionist-approved snacks to help you curb cravings and fuel your workouts. While plenty of subscriptions offer better-for-you options, FitSnack is specifically designed to support you on your fitness journey. The company's offerings are decidedly “healthy,” not just slightly healthier junk food.

    Previous boxes have included bean chips; clean energy drinks; hormone-free, low-sugar jerky; herbal wellness shots; and additive-free protein bars. If you fall in love with a particular snack, hunting it down is easy.

    With each delivery, there’s an accompanying card that lists each item along with links for where you can purchase it. On the back, you’ll even find some training suggestions to help you stay fit. The downside is that there are no customization options, so this is best for people who want to eat clean, but don’t have specific dietary restrictions beyond that.

    There are four recurring plan options to choose from: a one-month subscription (around $29 monthly), a three-month plan (about $28 monthly), a six-month plan (approximately $27 monthly), or an annual plan (averages $26 monthly). Depending on which package you choose, the initial purchase price will differ.

  • 03 of 09

    Best Plant-Based: Vegancuts

    Vegancuts

    Vegancuts

    This snack box is a savior for vegans, particularly if you live in an area where vegan packaged goods are not easily available at your neighborhood grocer.

    With Vegancuts you get 13 items, mostly snacks, with some interesting pantry products like date syrup or pho broth thrown in. While many other snack subscription boxes offer vegan options, this one stands out because it is solely focused on them.

    Vegancuts’ curators often get their hands on items that are brand new to the market, so you won’t find them anywhere else. In each box, you'll get a variety of treats across the sweet-to-savory spectrum, along with some that are on the healthier side and some that are more of a decadent treat.

    Whether your diet is fully plant-based or you are just trying to eat fewer animal products, Vegancuts will help you discover some truly unique treats. Previous boxes have included waterlily puffs, vegan mac n’ cheese, oat milk lattes, toasted coconut cookies, and a vegan alternative to M&Ms.

    You can choose the frequency of your deliveries with one-month (about $25), three-month (around $75), six-month (approximately $135), and 12-month memberships (about $259). Shipping within the U.S. is free.

  • 04 of 09

    Best Desserts: Cravory Cookie Subscription

    Cravory Cookie Subscription

    Cravory Cookie Subscription

    The Cravory has taken cookie creativity to the next level with its gooey, crisp cookies that come in some wild flavors. Lucky for us, the San Diego-based bakery has a monthly cookie subscription that ships all over the country.

    Six new seasonal cookies of the month are created for each delivery, so you’ll always get something you haven’t tasted before. Past flavors have included pumpkin pie, citrus shortbread, cookies n’ cream milkshake, and pancakes and bacon.

    There are three subscription options: a half-dozen (around $13), a dozen (about $26), or two dozen (approximately $46). There is a shipping fee on the two smaller boxes, but it’s free for two dozen cookies, so your best bet is to choose this one.

    We suggest (if you have the willpower) splitting the subscription with a friend, or sharing some cookies with others for good karma. The cookies can also be stored in the fridge or freezer to extend shelf life if you want to save them for later.

    If you're interested in a chocolate subscription, this one might be attractive to you as well.

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  • 05 of 09

    Best International Eats: Universal Yums

    Universal Yums

    Universal Yums

    If you’re the kind of person who loves to eat your way through every place you visit, Universal Yums might be the snack subscription for you.

    Each month, the service features a variety of sweet and savory snacks from a different country. But unlike other international snack boxes, this one chooses snacks from one country at a time, as opposed to snacks from various locations at once. In doing this, Universal Yums tries to give you a better sense of the breadth of flavor profiles enjoyed in each featured place.

    The unboxing of a Universal Yums subscription is a treat in itself: Each bundle comes with a 12-page booklet of fun facts, trivia, and recipes from the country of the month, so you get a little more familiar with different cultures.

    Previous boxes have included carrot and pistachio Turkish delights from Turkey, pomegranate jellies from Greece, and peanut candy from Brazil. There are three monthly subscription options available: the Yum Box offers six snacks for around $14, the Yum Yum Box contains 12 snacks for around $23, and the Super Yum Box features 20 snacks for approximately $36.

    Free shipping is available throughout the U.S.

  • 06 of 09

    Best for Japanese Snacks: Bokksu

    Bokksu

    Bokksu

    After Danny Taing spent years living in Japan and enjoying the food, he was disappointed at how difficult it was to find authentic Japanese snacks in the U.S. As a result, he created Bokksu, a snack subscription service that curates unique gourmet Japanese treats.

    Bokksu has built relationships with artisanal Japanese snack makers, so each treat is authentic—and they're not something you would easily find on store shelves outside of Japan. This service is a great option for someone who is curious about or is already in love with Japanese culture.

    Each monthly box has a theme, like mochi madness, hanami blossoms, citrus summer, or glamorous Tokyo. Previous items have included sakura candy, seaweed tempura and shrimp chips, chocolate adzuki beans, mochi puffs, Japanese Kit Kat flavors, and so much more.

    There are two membership options depending on your appetite: the Tasting Box, with 10 to 14 snacks (around $27), or the Classic Box, with 20 to 24 snacks (around $40). You can choose from one-, three-, or 12-month packages. Depending on the frequency of your subscription, the price will decrease.

    For those with dietary restrictions or allergies, this may not be the right service because there are no customization options available.

  • 07 of 09

    Best Keto: Keto Krate

    Keto Krate

    Keto Krate

    If you’re living the keto lifestyle, you know how hard it can be to find satisfying low-carb snacks on the fly. Keto Krate is a great way to prepare for when cravings hit, with snacks that are truly delicious and satisfying.

    Each box comes with 10-plus items, along with recipe ideas and coupons. All snacks are gluten-free and keto-friendly, containing less than five grams of net carbs. Additionally, the snacks in Keto Krate boxes avoid maltitol, a lower-calorie sugar substitute that can cause some people to experience bloating and indigestion.

    There’s also a gift option, perfect for the keto friend who tends to get hangry between meals. It’s a win-win. Previous boxes have included options like parmesan peppercorn pork rinds, pizza almonds, maple waffles, chocolate, and keto gummies. 

    Keto Krate costs around $40 per month, with free shipping within the U.S.

  • 08 of 09

    Best Traditional: Variety Fun

    Variety Fun

    Variety Fun

    If you're looking for store-brand snacks with no surprises, Variety Fun is the service for you.

    The company offers a box full of mainstream products like Lay's chips, Doritos, animal crackers, Goldfish crackers, pretzels, Rice Krispies treats, Oreos, and more. It’s basically childhood nostalgia in a box: a 40-snack collection featuring the best part of every lunch you had as a kid.

    If you’re looking for comfort food or need to appease picky snackers who want something familiar, Variety Fun is a great option. It certainly beats combing the grocery store aisles for snacks that will make everyone happy.

    Variety Fun offers two types of subscriptions: a Fun Box for around $25 a month or a Fit Box for about $40 a month. The Fit Box is ideal if you're looking for healthier snacks, but there's no option to customize it with specific dietary preferences.

    Your first box will arrive three to five days after you order.

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  • 09 of 09

    Best for Allergies: NatureBox

    NatureBox

    NatureBox

    If you're not looking for a surprise in your subscription or have specific allergies or dislikes, NatureBox is for you. The company works a bit differently from other subscriptions, as it uses a membership model.

    All products are NatureBox-branded, and you choose exactly which snacks you want. NatureBox's foods are all free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and MSG. That’s the baseline.

    From there, you can customize and filter snacks by a variety of dietary preferences. Need snacks that are high-protein, gluten-free, low sugar, and under 150 calories? There are options for that. Looking for vegan snacks that are also low in sodium? You'll find those too. You can choose from several types of nuts, trail mix, popcorn, cookies, lentil-based snacks, chocolates, and more.

    Members pay around $30 per year, which gets you deep discounts on NatureBox snacks, as well as about $5 toward your purchases each month. You can also buy NatureBox's snacks a la carte without a membership to try it out. Your first delivery is free.

How We Chose the Best Snack Subscriptions

We researched over 50 snack subscription services and used several criteria to choose the standouts among the many that are available. Our favorite options offer great value when compared to their price (with the monthly fee being typically cheaper than if you bought each item on its own) and have a good snack variety and quality of snacks within each category, reliable delivery reviews, and overall positive customer reviews. They are also easy to sign up for and cancel.

The best memberships provide something more than just the delivery of snacks, which you’d be able to get from any grocery service. Whether it’s igniting nostalgia, offering customization, introducing customers to new flavor profiles, or giving customers insight into other cultures, the best snack subscriptions present an overall memorable experience in addition to tasty snacks.

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