I recently reviewed the Spartan Carton, which provides monthly goodies related to health and fitness. Here is the video review, and the text review is below.
On today’s video, I’m going to be reviewing the spartan carton, which is a monthly subscription box with supplements and other health and fitness-related items. There are two levels. There’s a citizen box and a warrior box. The one I will be reviewing today is the citizen box, which is about $25 per month. If you are interested, this is a sponsored video and their link is in the description below or visit their website here. You can get 10% off of your purchase or you can use the code “JBARKFIT” on your order.
The first thing I pulled out of the box is the body fat calipers. I’ve never really used them very consistently before. I know that they’ve been used for a long time in the past, but I just don’t really use body fat calipers, but if you don’t have a set of these, this is something nice to be able to have just in case you’d like to use it.
Now, before I get into some of the larger items, they do have some probiotics in here. I’ve never had these ones that you dump into water and drink, but I have had probiotics before, so this is an interesting take on it. They did come with three sticks, so it’s not just a one-shot. You can kind of get a feel for what it’s like. The next couple of items are this hot cocoa mix, which is a mushroom hot cocoa organic blend. I’m not one for hot cocoa because I live in Arizona. It’s really hot, but in the wintertime this may come of use and it’s a nice twist on the sugar-loaded hot chocolate that you might have. Next are these two RX bars. I haven’t had these flavors before, but I have tried them. The RX bars in general, they’re pretty good.
They mostly have a whole food type ingredient list, not going to have a lot of fillers or additives, so they’re very natural and I like the taste of them, so this gives me a good opportunity to try. Other flavors that I haven’t had before. Next is the pre-workout samples they came with. There are three of the Mr. Hyde icon pre-workout. I used to love Mr. Hyde and it would be one that I would drink a lot for my pre-workout. The icon version I have not actually had yet, so that’ll be something interesting. A lot of stuff in here that I haven’t tried before that I will be able to now have the opportunity to.
The next thing I found is a full bottle of red yeast extract, which I guess in Chinese medicine was used to help improve circulation and digestion as well as other things. This isn’t something that I’ve necessarily used before or even looked into, but again another opportunity to try something that I haven’t next is probably the biggest item that came in here, not necessarily physically but cost-wise would be these Nordic Cherry supplements.
They’re a tart cherry extract and they’re very high in antioxidants and a good sleep aid. From what I’ve read. This helps increase levels of Melatonin and improve sleep quality. I’ve always been a fairly light sleeper. So apart from just taking Melatonin, this natural supplement, this tart cherry might seem like something that I would be taking over the next couple of weeks or month to be able to see how that impacts what I’m experiencing when I’m resting or how well a rest that I feel when I wake up the next morning. Lastly, they included a bag of black organic Quinoa. I’ve never had black Quinoa before. I’ve usually just used regular white Quinoa in the cooking that I’ve done from whatever I had. This has a little bit of a sweeter taste to it. It takes a little longer to cook and there’s a little bit texture difference as well. So again, another opportunity to try something that I haven’t before.
A couple of things they also included in here were some papers. They’re very small so I won’t actually show you. But I might put links to the actual photos and the description box below. But this one actually says what’s inside of it. So it lists all of the items that are in the citizen box. And also the ones that would be in the warrior box if you were to choose that one as well.
There’s a meal card that has some recipes on it. This one’s got avocado and egg pasta, black bean hummus with vegetables and a soup with shrimp. So if you’re looking for the recipe ideas, this is very valuable. I kind of tend to stick to what I do, but I may try one of these just because I’m curious.
Lastly, there’s a workout card. So this one looks like it’s got planks, wall squats, deadlifts, single-leg squats, body rows, and resistance squats. So this is basically a leg workout. They provide you something to be able to change up your routine.
So in summary, this type of a subscription box for me personally is really valuable in the fact that it will help me be able to see things and experience things that I may not have seen before at a cost of about $25 per month for this level of subscription. The value for this box came out to be around $60-65 now if you use all of it, that’s great. If not, you’ve got about half of it that you could technically not use and still be breaking even where the value comes in. When it comes to items like the Tart Cherry extract or the black organic Quinoa, those might be things that I try and decide that I want to start taking them or using them on a regular basis.
Now, I would recommend looking at this review, looking at their website and seeing if it’s something that you really are interested in. If you want to try some variety, if you want to have that little surprise of each month getting something and opening it up to see what you find, then this might be the right subscription for you. If you are looking to have more of a consistent regimen of what you’re taking or what you’re using, then this might not be the best option. I’ll leave that up to you, but as far as I’m concerned, for me personally, the value is in being able to see things that I haven’t yet seen or been able to use before.
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