You Are What You Eat

If you didn’t get a chance to read my last post, I mentioned my speculation in the development of a possible gluten intolerance.

(My suspicions brought on by the very splotchy, very itchy skin now covering a large portion of my body.)

Anyway… Last week, I came across this website called Thrive Market.

Turns out, it’s a members-only wholesale club, like Sam’s, but for health foods.

It sounds scary, I know. (Kale and quinoa?! *over dramatic look of terror*)

But it is actually amazing!

Signing up is free, and you get a free unlimited 30 day trial, plus free shipping on orders over $49.

You get an extra 15% off your first order as well.

I signed up the day I found the site (but didn’t have much time to browse), and then I got an email today saying my extra 15% off expired tonight. So I thought, “Oh, what the heck! I’ll see if anything looks good.”

I wondered around the website, and it surprised me to see some brands I knew I loved.

Especially when… *drum roll*

They were all gluten-free AND pre-discounted!

Needless to say, I had to place an order.

I ended up with these in my cart:

  1. Angie’s Boomchickapop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
  2. Krave Black Cherry Barbecue Pork Jerky
  3. All Natural Cherry Fruit Strips
  4. Gluten Free Starter Kit

The kettle corn is HIGHLY addictive. (I ate a huge bag of it from Sam’s in 2 days… *awkward laugh*) They stopped carrying it at my local Sam’s though, so I was pumped to see it on Thrive. It was pre-discounted $2.00 off.

[UPDATE: I also saw the smaller bags at Krest 2/$4.00.]

I usually go for the Jack Link’s Turkey Jerky, but it’s like $10 a bag (that’s gone in 3 days), so I don’t normally buy it. Before I even tried the Krave Jerky, I saw it in a magazine, and I thought it would be good to add to the jerky basket I gave my boyfriend last Valentine’s Day. [Picture below.] He loved the jerky, so I bought a variety pack from Sam’s, and the Black Cherry Barbecue was definitely my favorite flavor. It was also pre-discounted $2.00 off.

(Also featured: Perky Jerky Sweet and Spicy Turkey Jerky, Jack Link’s Steakhouse Beef Jerky, Slant Shack Vermont Maple Glaze and Garlic Powder Beef Jerky, and Ruby Bay Teriyaki Wild Salmon Jerky.)

I tried fruit strips before, and I liked them, so I thought I would give these a try. They were pre-discounted $1.50 off.

Last, but not least… The Gluten Free Starter Kit.

Edison Grainery: Black Beans

Ancient Harvest: Quinoa Penne Pasta

Jovial: Organic Crushed Tomatoes

Edward & Sons: Traditional Miso Soup

Angie’s: Non-GMO Sea Salt Popcorn

Pacific Natural Foods: Unsweetened Almond Beverage

Gimme: Roasted Seaweed Snack

Kind: Oats & Honey Clusters with Coconut

Thrive Market: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Nature’s Path: Organic Chocolate Crispy Rice Cereal Bars

Alter Eco: Jasmine Rice

This is what I’m most excited about. I was hesitant when it first popped up to see what all was inside, but I’m game for pretty much everything besides the seaweed snack. (I’ll let you guys know how that goes.) The kit was pre-discounted $21.00 off.

I aimed for $49 to get the free shipping, so I put the Starter Kit in the cart first and then the kettle corn. I had about $9 to go, so I decided to go with the jerky and the fruit strips and hope for the best.

My subtotal came out to $49.30. (I literally laughed out loud.)

It applied my free shipping and my extra 15% off, so my grand total came out to around $42, and I ended up saving $32 overall!

I’m happy though because I would rather spend $40 on food that is good for me, and will hopefully help me, than cheap micro meals or box mac and cheese. (*cough* I’ll leave those for my boyfriend. *cough*)

In conclusion… Before your 30 days are up, you can cancel your membership with no hassle OR when your 30 days are up, you can continue your membership for 1 year for $60.

They also give you the option at check out to donate to a family in need, which I think is pretty cool.

Check it out, and let me know what you guys think!


One comment

  1. Kem Cain · January 28, 2016

    Honey I am so glad you discovered this slight flaw in your digestion, LOL. Hope you thrive on the good food and snacks you discovered. Love you GRAN.


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