Thrive Market Review 2022 (PLUS 150+ Item Grocery List)

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Before I begin my official Thrive Market review, here are some things you should know…

First of all, my dream grocery store is one that’s:

  • Convenient
  • Filled with healthy, high-quality, great-tasting, and diverse products
  • Affordable

Before joining Thrive Market, I bounced around from Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods to Costco for all of my shopping needs.

Whole Foods has delicious, high-quality animal proteins and produce, but its items often come with a hefty price tag. (I mean, its nickname isn’t “Whole Paycheck” for nothing!)

Trader Joe’s is definitely cheaper than Whole Foods, but the produce section is often picked over.

Costco has great prices and and high-quality products, but I don’t always wanna buy fifty 100% grass-fed beef patties! Sometimes I just want a few!!

BTM (“Before Thrive Market“—the dark ages!), I also dabbled in other online grocery platforms, like Amazon Fresh and Jet. Both are obviously convenient and offer thousands of options, but I was still paying more than I currently do on Thrive Market.

After having a Thrive Market membership for FOUR full years, I’m ready to tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly (but mostly good)!

Before I dive into the nitty gritty, you should know that I’m a brutally honest person. (Just ask my husband lol.) I promise you this review is 100% unbiased!

Here’s why Thrive Market has become my absolute FAVE place to shop…

My (Completely!) Unbiased Thrive Market Review

First off, the PROs…

PRO #1: THRIVE MARKET IS CONVENIENT.

You can shop on Thrive’s website OR app. The app works surprisingly well compared to other retail apps I’ve used; both the website and app are intuitive and user-friendly.

As with all online shopping platforms, your order will be delivered to your doorstep. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that!

Also, Thrive orders ship quickly. Anytime I’ve ordered from Thrive Market, I’ve received my box within 3-4 days.

Once you placed  your order, you can easily access your order history to re-purchase your favorite items. This saves a lot of time cause you won’t need to scroll through allllll of the categories and site pages again.

Finally, Thrive Market uses the *perfect* amount of packaging, which means fewer trips to the recycling bin. The #1 reason I stopped shopping on Jet.com is because they use an insane amount of boxes, bubble wrap, and ice packs. One time, I received a huge box that was loaded with plastic wrap, ice…and just one tiny package of frozen strawberries! It was so wasteful and obnoxious. Thrive Market packs its boxes juuuust right, Goldilocks style 😉

PRO #2: THRIVE MARKET SELLS TONS OF HEALTHY, HIGH-QUALITY, GREAT-TASTING PRODUCTS.

For a full list of what I regularly order on Thrive Market, scroll to the bottom of this post!

Sneak peek: I only buy packaged food items that meet the following criteria:

Thrive Market contains hundreds (literally!) of products that meet the above specifications, and their inventory is growing each day. (I honestly can’t keep up!)

The other great news is this: The healthy items I buy from Thrive Market taste amazing. I’m not willing to eat something that tastes like cardboard, so I’ve been extremely impressed by the high-quality, great-tasting items they sell.

Aside from food, Thrive Market also sells organic wines, nontoxic detergents/cleaning products, clean makeup, and more! (Again, to see the brands/products I regularly purchase, keep scrolling!)

PRO #3: THRIVE MARKET IS SOOOOOO AFFORDABLE!

At first I was skeptical, so before I’d purchase any item on Thrive Market I’d compare its price on Target.com/Amazon.com and at Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s.

To my amazement, the results of my my first-hand sleuthing proved that products are almost always cheapest on Thrive Market! There was only the rare occasion that I’d find something at a cheaper price elsewhere.

PRO #4: THRIVE MARKET CAN MAKE IT EASIER TO EAT HEALTHY.

Since I barely shop for fridge/pantry staples in regular ol’ grocery stores anymore, I don’t spend as much time meandering down the candy/cookie/chip/cracker/you-name-it aisles anymore.

Less browsing = less buying = healthier eating!

As mentioned, Thrive Market’s “order history” is a fantastic feature. Once you’ve placed an order of alllllll the good stuff, you can easily reorder the same items again and again and again and…you get the idea!

Further, Thrive Market breaks their products into popular diet needs, like “paleo,” “keto,” “Whole 30 approved,” “gluten-free,” etc. These optional filters make healthy shopping much easier!

PRO #5: THRIVE MARKET GIVES YOU A FREE GIFT WITH EVERY QUALIFYING PURCHASE, WHICH IS MOST OF THEM!

That’s right! The free gifts rotate among categories, but they offer all types.

I’ve gotten free chips, books, nut butters, chapsticks, pork rinds, sauces…and more!

At checkout, just be sure to click the option for “free gift” on the site/app.

PRO #6: THRIVE MARKET GIVES BACK.

For every paid membership, Thrive Market donates a membership to a low-income family, veteran, or teacher. I love that the company prioritizes affordable healthy living for everyone.

Honestly, I’m more in love with Thrive Market than any other online shopping platform (even Amazon…blasphemy, I know).

I’ve been racking my brain for “cons,” but I can only come up with one (and it’s not even a big issue)…

The one and only con?

Not everything on Thrive Market is low in sugar and “vegetable” oil-free.

In conversations with friends, family, and acquaintances, I’ll hear statements like, “I got these healthy candies from Whole Foods!” Then, I’ll look at the nutrition facts and see that they have as much sugar as a Snickers.

When shopping at any health food online/brick-n-mortar store, it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking everything is nutritious. Items in those stores are likely better than any run-of-the-mill grocery store, but they’re not all the best!

So don’t enter into a Thrive Market membership thinking you can buy anything on the site and be good to go. You’ll still have to read the Nutrition Facts and Ingredients List on any item before purchasing to be sure you’re buying the most amazing things. (OR, you can just scroll to the bottom of this post and steal my already-vetted shopping list, which’ll save you oodles of time!)

Fortunately, Thrive Market makes *healthy product scouting* easy peasy. Under every single product, Thrive prominently lists the Ingredients and Nutrition Facts. Everything is soooo transparent!

This “con” is the reason I’m providing you with a shopping list to get you started. I’ve done a lotta Thrive Market reconnaissance over the years, so you can trust that each of the below items is top-notch!

Thrive Market Review: The Ultimate Grocery List!

All of these items are tasty while still being “vegetable” oil-free and low in sugar!

Basically, they’re some of the healthiest brands/products out there!

Note: When you click through the links below, you may want to search to see if the brands offer new flavors/products. As I mentioned, Thrive is always adding new items, so when you’re shopping you’ll probably find even more than what’s listed below!

Just remember to check the Ingredient List and Nutrition Facts of any item not on this list before you buy it to be the most informed consumer 😉

NUT BUTTER

NUTS + SEEDS

DARK (85% CACAO) CHOCOLATE

CHIPS

HIGH-PROTEIN PANTRY STAPLES

TRAIL MIXES

NUT MILK

CRACKERS + PRETZELS

PORK RINDS

POPCORN

OATS + GRANOLA

BAKING SUPPLIES

BROTH

MEAT STICKS + JERKY

CONDIMENTS

DRESSINGS + SAUCES

COOKING OILS + GHEE

SEASONINGS

PASTA

WHOLE GRAINS

PANCAKE/WAFFLE MIX

MISCELLANEOUS

I hope this list helps you as you continue your own Health Investment journey! If you decide to join Thrive Market and purchase any of the above, let me know by tagging me on Instagram (@thehealthinvestment) and sharing your thoughts!!


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