This post is NOT sponsored; all opinions are my own. If you’re interested in trying Thrive Market yourself, use my referral link for 25% off your first order.
I’m a sucker for online shopping. When my schedule gets hectic, I usually look to Amazon for convenient delivery of essentials, but I often have a hard time filling up a Prime Pantry box without succumbing to the temptation to buy absolute junk.
Enter Thrive Market.
Thrive Market offers a lot of the same products as health food stores, but the prices are better and, like Amazon, they offer delivery. It isn’t quite as quick (my order took about 4 days instead of 2), but the variety of yummy products made it worth the wait.
Total Cost: $83.41 ; Savings (According to Thrive): $51.99
A membership costs $59.95 annually, but if you use the service regularly, your savings will more than cover that cost, especially if you take advantage of the free giveaways they offer. I got both bags of Siete Grain Free tortilla chips for free in this order, and I’ve received app notifications about offers for nut butter and a few other things. Plus, as an added bonus, when you buy a membership, they gift a membership to a low-income family, teacher, veteran, or student through their Thrive Gives program. Nice!
Some of these items, like the Annie’s Mac N Cheese, are products I’ve purchased before. Others, like the Jackson’s Honest potato chips, are new to me. They are made with coconut oil, which withstands heat better than vegetable oil, so even though they are still a treat, I feel better about indulging.
I’ll still need to buy fresh foods, of course, but this was a nice way to stock up the pantry. Quite a few of the items I bought are convenience foods, but I’m still really impressed by the quality of ingredients in those foods, especially the ones bearing the Thrive Market brand. As you can see in the photo above, I purchased some TM taco seasoning, pasta sauces (no sugar added!), apple sauce, and cashews (peeking out in front of the tissues).
Here’s a look at the pasta sauce label:
The Thrive Market “value” system also helps you find products on the site, so if you’re on a specific diet–looking for vegan foods or avoiding gluten, for instance–you can quickly filter out products that don’t meet your needs.
I was also pretty impressed with the packaging. They used cardboard dividers and paper padding to protect the glass jars and keep things from getting crushed:
Anything that might’ve leaked (like the bone broth in the picture above) was packed in a zip-top bag (which I plan to reuse), but for the most part, all of the packaging was made out of easily recyclable paper.
Overall, I’m impressed with my first order. I was particularly stoked to try these:
The ingredients are impressively clean: Coconut flakes, cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, Himalayan pink salt, and pure vanilla powder.
Each “brownie” contains 50 calories and 3 grams of sugar (some of which is from the coconut, I’m sure). There are 6 in a package. They have a distinctly coconutty texture and a dark, rich chocolate flavor. If you like dark chocolate, you’ll probably like these, but if you’re accustomed to sweet milk chocolate, you might find them a tad bitter. My husband the chocoholic was definitely a fan, but I’ll probably reach for a different flavor (blonde macaroons?) next time.
I’ll be reviewing a few other products from this order, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you want to check out Thrive Market, don’t forget to use my referral link to save 25%!
Thanks for reading! See you again soon!
P.S. Have you already tried Thrive Market? What are some of your favorite products? Tell me about it in the comments below!