Stride Box is a monthly subscription box to “fuel your running adventures.”
After taking a break from running more than a few times per month, and never more than 5 miles at a time, it’s been awhile since I’ve really had to think about how I fuel my runs. Additionally, new products are coming out all the time, so there’s a lot of new stuff to sample! The Stride Box provides new goodies every month, which is a great solution for me.
I was able to try the June box (pictured above).
Kakookies strives to make a “better for you” cookie that tastes great. They create delicious, convenient cookies that everyone can enjoy regardless of dietary restrictions. My box included their dark chocolate cranberry cookie, which they describe as being a great after-dinner treat, but I enjoyed it first thing in the morning with my coffee before a long run. It was really tasty, but not too sweet. I would definitely try these again.
I tossed my bag of Gorilly Goods trail mix in my workout bag, although now I forget which workout I ate these before. But it’s a good mix of dried fruit and nuts – specifically cashews, pecans, almonds, raisins, coconut, cacao nibs, goji berries, pineapple and sea salt.
I brought Kramp Krusher with me on a 9-mile long run. They are soft gummy chews with a slightly grainy texture on the outside (softer than a spice drop). I tried the salty limon flavor, which reminded me of the margarita flavor from Clif Shot Bloks. I’m not a huge fan of the flavor (probably because I ate so many of those margarita shot bloks a few years ago), but they were easy to eat on the run and I always appreciate the extra salt on sweaty summer long runs. You can try a pack for free just by sharing on social media.
I brought the Endurance Tap Salted Maple gel with me on a 10-mile run. It was really tasty – thinner consistency than regular maple syrup, and a little saltier. I liked that the packet had a screw top so I could take a little at a time and put it back in the pouch on my water bottle.
Overall, I’m really pleased with the variety and quality of products offered in the monthly Stride Box. For $15 per month, you’re paying roughly the same amount you would pay retail for these items (or less, since you typically have to buy these items in packs of 12), but it’s all shipped directly to you.
Want to try it out yourself?? You can sign up via StrideBox.com.