Organic, vegan, gluten-free, or refined sugar-free snacks—what’s not to love?
By Romeo Moran
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. You’re trying to live as healthy a lifestyle as you can, and that clearly includes eating properly. Yet you don’t exactly know the best snacks you should have anyway and your nearest healthy grocery is too expensive. Well, two Filipinos want to help you out here by actually delivering the good stuff right at your doorstep.
Gail Go and Jane Dee put together Raw Bites, Manila’s first ever healthy snack subscription box. Each snack in the box fits at least two rules out of five self-imposed criteria: organic, vegan, gluten-free, or no refined sugar or preservatives.
Subscriptions are open and easy; all you have to do is head over to their website and pick a box you’d like to try (there are regular and premium boxes with 10 and 15 snacks that you can either pay monthly, every three months, six months, or annually; or you can try a trial box with eight snacks). They’ll ship almost anywhere in the Philippines, within reason.
“We started with the idea of bringing in healthy snacks into the Philippines since we’ve been exposed to these snacks while living abroad,” says Go. “We didn’t want to be just a grocery store. We wanted to promote a more holistic lifestyle where we can promote good nutrition and healthy living.”
Eating better snacks doesn’t necessarily and automatically translate to a healthier, leaner body. These snacks aren’t magic bullets, after all—you still need to put in the work. It’s also a good thing the boxes include passes and vouchers to certain partnered fitness establishments. But Go and Dee hope that by substituting your usual snacks with better fare, they could help you achieve the goals you’re chasing.