Tribe is a subscription snack service that keeps runners nourished through all aspects of their training. With each snack put together by a nutritionist, and labelled for different times of training, these Tribe boxes cover your every need.
I love getting post. Especially when it fits nicely through my letterbox and contains healthy things I can eat; it’s a bit like a present for my body and tastebuds. However, I must admit, even though I love eating nourishing food, an overload of nuts and seeds can get me down. I was curious to see if the Tribe box was chock-full of the usual suspects or if they’d have mixed things up a bit.
Unwilling to just open my Tribe pack willy nilly, I decided to test it out in the manner it was made for. For runners. So that’s how I found myself reading to run the local 5k Park Run one particularly wet Saturday morning. Thinking about it, I actually bribed myself to go running in return for eating the Tribe box. 5k Park Runs are great – they’re a fun way to get fit, build up a community of like-minded people and they’re free. But I didn’t stop to chat to some of the guys after, I went straight back to check out my Tribe box.
The Tribe box is thin and the branding seems quite retro. Inside, I had 6 little packages. Ooh. The snacklets are arranged under four different types – Sustain (for when you’re on your trail run – my run wasn’t quite long enough to warrant a snack halfway through), Plenish (post-workout recovery snack), Glow (anti-oxidant powders) and Pick Me Up (a quick energy blast). There were two types of Plenish (cacao seeds and tamari seeds) and an added ‘Discover’ snack made up of a Cacao & Almond Tribe Bar. Seeing as I’d just had a run, it made sense to open the Plenish pack. I take cacao over tamari any day! Tribe seem to use organic ingredients whenever they can; in the Cacao pack was organic date syrup to add a little sweetness, organic cacao butter and organic cacao powder. It was so yummy that I ate it all in one go.
In my other packs, the Sustain Scafell Trail Mix contains nuts and seeds, raisins, banana and cocoa nibs. The Pick Me Up is pure berries and has such a delicious selection – cherry raisin, golden berry, goji, aronia, barberry (which I’ve only ever had with duck) and blueberries. I feel like these are the kind of berries I’d like to go foraging for myself. If I lived somewhere with mountains and actual bushes. It’s also rather fun trying to work out which berry is which. The ‘Glow’ is a satchet of baobab powder. It’s all the rage today. Although best not eaten on its own but in smoothies and juices. Finally the Discover Tribe Bar. It’s packaging is a lot more plain than the others and it’s made up of dates, almonds, cashews, cocoa nibs, oats, cacao powder, chia seeds, vanilla powder and Himalayan sea salt.
5 reasons why I already love Tribe
- Organic ingredients are sourced where possible
- Sulphites, refined sugars and GMs are banned from their products
- They’re pocket-sized packets. Good for bags, back pockets and to take on the plane.
- In the Tribe box, everyone gets a little leaflet packed with stuff that I actually want to read. Like little nuggets of info about carb consumption before marathons (for when I decide to tackle another marathon)
- Without my Tribe box I wouldn’t have gone on my Park Run that day
Who’s it for: Regular runners, especially those who go trail running on distances of 10k or more, but also those who travel a lot or who have such busy lifestyles that they’re at risk of getting hanger.
Where to buy: Subscribe online at wearetribe.co
How much: A weekly box will set you back £6.50 and includes 4 types of snack, including a Discover snack. Subscription services are also available for those wanting their Tribe box less frequently. Try an introductory box for £2 with their special offer online.