Keto Krate Review – September 2015 Box

Another month another Keto Krate! I’m posting this review a little earlier than usual b/c I’m posting a review of the first Keto Delivered box next week (still have a few things to try). Finished my Keto Krate first so it gets reviewed first.

The papers included in this month’s Krate:

What’s in the box? – broke down what came in the September Krate, including a short description of each item with price, net carbs & availability.

Keto Krate Educate – was a write up titled Why We Get Fat, it was a little piece about hormones and insulin.

Keto Kase Study – updates on Katie M. and Matthew H. It seems Katie struggled a little this month but she learned the importance of meal planning and Matthew seems to have made a new Keto friend and is still seeing progress on the scale.

Keto Kitchen – included a Bake-No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake recipe that used the muffin mix included in this month’s Krate.

The goods!

The goods!

Braaitime BiltongDSC_0525

retail price $10.00

net carbs per serving: 1g

First impression was a like.

Now it will take something drastic for me not to like a dried meat so of course I enjoyed this. I’m also a HUGE lover of fatty Biltong in particular so I enjoyed seeing that this was in the box. This one is Garlic & Parsley seasoned and it’s definitely a different taste. I like it but can’t do it in large amounts b/c the taste starts to kinda get gross, too much of a good thing can sometimes be bad. Absolutely love this in small portions though, bonus that it will last longer that way!


DSC_0533Nick’s Sticks: Beef Sticks

retail price $3.25

net carbs per serving: 0g

First impression was a serious like!

These are like an all natural slim jim, grass-fed beef and everything-free. If your looking for a good snack on the go this might just do the trick for you. I’ve already scoped out Netrition and you can get them for less than $3 a stick, might be worth adding to your next order.

DSC_0541Dixie Diners’: Low Carb Blueberry Muffin Mix

retail price $9.39

net carbs per serving: 4g

First impression was a (too much) like.

These taste really similar to regular blueberry muffins and they definitely taught me a big lesson. Though I’ve been Keto for over 8 months strong these reminded me that no one is perfect, I could not control myself with them and had my first real binge since starting in January. Blueberry muffins were definitely one of the foods I would over eat pre Keto and my willpower isn’t as ironclad as I presumed it to be. I also may have a food sensitivity to something in this mix b/c when I dropped out of Ketosis I dropped hard and I could feel it, I was beyond sick the next day. I’m insulin resistant and can definitely feel when I go over my carb limit b/c it affects me physically & mentally but this was a little worse than what I’ve experienced before. My brother had no issue eating these so don’t think it’s a bad product in any way, it’s just not for me.

My self control issues do not change that these are absolutely delicious and easy. Great to grab on the go and really store well in the fridge. Heat them up with a pat of butter and you can’t even tell they’re low carb!

In hindsight I should have know this might be a trigger food for me and I should have tried using the mix to make the Bake-No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake recipe that came on the Keto Kitchen card instead. Life’s all about lessons though and I think this is one I needed to learn.


DSC_0526 Fiber Gourmet: Thinables

retail price $0.99

net carbs per serving: 7g

First impression was a like.

These came in three flavors and I really enjoyed them. They are higher in carb count but I thought it was worth working into my day, you can also split them into multiple servings if you prefer. The pizza and cheese flavored Thinables were very similar in look, taste & texture to cheeze-its (just a little crunchier). The garlic & herb flavor was great with a soft laughing cow cheese wedge and reminded me more of cracker. The high fiber content is how they call them low carb and I’m not sure how sound the science behind it is but I didn’t have any issues after eating them and I can be pretty sensitive when going over carbs (blueberry muffins…need I say more).


DSC_0536SparX Xylitol Candies

retail price $1.99

net carbs per serving: 0g

First impression was a like.

These little candies are fantastic! The texture and taste is like a mix between nerds and runts. The sugar alcohols don’t give me any g.i. distress and also do not trigger hunger (like some can). I keep my tube in my desk drawer at work and will maybe eat a couple throughout the day, one or two is perfect for a sweet craving and I have no desire to just down the whole tube. I know some who do Keto decide to just cut out sweet entirely but I prefer to just limit it to small amounts or have things that are a little lighter on the sweet taste. They also like to promote these as good for the teeth b/c it is made using Xylitol, it has been known to inhibit the growth of acid producing bacteria (TIL).


Explore Asia: Organic Black Bean Spaghetti

retail value $5.99

net carbs per serving: 5g

First impression was a meh.

They are good for what they are, black bean pasta. They taste like black bean so DO NOT expect them to taste good with a marinara, be logical. The company is called Explore Asia people, the bag actually comes with a recipe for red curry on the back. The trick with these is definitely pick something spicy to go with it! Black bean is a bland flavor but I found it does well with a little kick of spice. I paired mine with some red curry chicken which definitely came out more bland than I wanted (not the most experienced with curry) but after a little doctoring it was good. I find these to be a great novelty product to try but wouldn’t consider it something I’d want to include into my regular meal rotation.


DSC_0523B-UP Protein Bar

retail value $2.92

net carbs per serving: 5g

First impression was a LOVE!

As usual I saved my favorite for last. I’m not a fan over overly sweetened protein bars so this one is right up my alley, the texture was fantastic and the flavor was spot on. I’m glad this came in the Krate b/c I see myself using this brand in the future, I’ve already scouted out where I can get my hands on them.


Total Krate Retail Value listed at $36.51

This month I reused my Krate as another storage container for my kitchen pantry. It’s actually where I keep the snacks that come in the Krate, I’ll post a picture next month when I have another box to use.

I hope you enjoyed this break down and that you may have seen something you’ll want to track down and try yourself. If you’re interested in subscribing to Keto Krate please use this referral link. My budget would greatly appreciate the help.

Until my next post just remember,

Hydrate. Satiate. Celebrate.

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