Vegan Cuts Snack Box Subscription Review – July 2015
The Vegan Cuts Snack Box is a monthly subscription box full of vegan and natural food products and snacks. Many of the items will be gluten free, but this box is not a dedicated gluten free box.
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The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Snack Box
The Cost: $19.95
The Products: 7-10 vegan snacks, pantry items, and occasionally supplements.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $8, and worldwide for $15.
Each Vegan Cuts Snack Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
D’s Naturals No Cow Bar Mint Chocolate Chip (2.14 oz) – Value $2.50
This bar has a great chocolate mint taste but I’m not sold on the texture, which is uniform throughout (no actual chocolate chips) and kind of like a dense cookie. However, the nutritional value is great – it has lots of protein and fiber.
Nutryttiva Banana Bar (1.06 oz) – Value $1.38
This is really simple – it’s made of bananas and nothing else. It’s pretty small, but I did like it. And these would be good to keep around if you don’t want to buy fresh bananas only to have them go bad. (I throw brown bananas in my freezer with the goal of making banana bread, but I end up with like 10 frozen bananas after a couple of weeks…)
Numi Organic Tea Amber Sun Turmeric Tea (1 bag) – Value $0.67
Numi tea is a great brand but one that I don’t often buy because of the price. So I’m happy to get it here. This one offers the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric but doesn’t taste like it’s good for you.
Lundberg Family Farms Multigrain Chips Redwood Smoky BBQ (1.5 oz) – Value $1.05
I buy rice from Lundberg all the time but I didn’t know they made chips. While I loved the flavor of these, there was something off about the texture – almost like they were stale or something. They’re gluten free and it may have to do with that (since I don’t need to eat GF, I am used to things with “regular” texture).
Pop Art Thai Coconut Curry Gourmet Popcorn (1.25 oz) – Value $1.13
I’ve gotten this somewhere before, but I like it, so more is always welcome. (When you subscribe to a lot of snack boxes, especially ones catering to specialized diets, you do tend to get repeat products.)
Dipin Classic Hummus (1.42 oz) – Value $1.17
I eat hummus for lunch every day and this is the perfect size for that, so I’m definitely happy about this. I also like that it’s shelf stable and individually packaged – I can just throw it in my lunchbox instead of scooping some out of a larger container, and no refrigeration necessary.
PB Thins Peanut Butter Crackers (0.81 oz) – Value $0.65
These were awesome. Like salty peanut butter cookies. I wish they had been bigger and I wish there had been more of them. And Bell Plantation, the company that makes them, is local (well, only a few hours’ drive from where I live).
World Peas Santa Barbara Ranch (1.5 oz) – Value $1.05
I’ve had these before but I do like them, so I’m happy to have more. They’re green peas that have been processed to be edible in a dry state. I’m not sure how it’s done, but they make for a good snack with a lot of protein and fiber. They are made in China, though, which may be problematic for some people. (Also, it’s rare to have non-dairy Ranch-flavored items, so that’s nice.)
Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas Sweet BBQ (2 oz) – Value $2.29
I’ve had Chic-a-Peas before, too, but not this flavor. I’m keeping them on my desk at work for a mid-morning snack. I like the flavor (I like just about any salty non-meat snack flavor, though, so I may not be the best judge of things) and I think they are helping stave off afternoon sleepiness since they have protein and fiber but are low in sugar.
Scheckter’s Organic Energy Drink (original flavor; 8.4 fl oz) – Value $2.50
Well, Vegan Cuts has been offering a lot of energy drinks lately. But at least this one is a different brand from previous months! I am not a regular energy drink consumer so I am saving this for one of those times when I really need a little boost (and even then I will probably have to share it with my fiance because it has a LOT of sugar). But, I don’t expect to love every item in every box I get and I know this will be a good fit for some people.
TastyBite 1 Step-1 Minute Noodles Pad Thai (8 oz) – Value $3.33
I love it when Vegan Cuts includes pantry items. I will say, this is supposed to be two servings but it’s really better as a lunch item for one person. There aren’t a ton of noodles in there. I had it for dinner but we also added a block of stir-fried tofu and a yellow squash and a red bell pepper to make enough food for two people. I liked it, though, and think the prep time is great (it’s really just a minute or two), plus I appreciate that the unopened packet doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
Vintage Italia Pasta Chips in Garlic Olive Oil (1 oz) – Value $0.90
Somehow I forgot to take a picture of these and had to go back and do it later. I’ve had these before and I love them. They’re basically crackers made with semolina flour and they were gone the day I opened the box. Do be careful if you eat them around someone else, though, because you will end up with garlic breath.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $18.62 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box. I don’t expect huge values in food boxes although it would be nice if the value at least equaled the cost of the box. Still, the value is a little higher than last month and there were more items that were new to me than last month. (And there were no protein powders this time. While I like to use protein powders occasionally, I am currently on protein powder overload so I am kind of glad to skip a month of those.) I like the number of items; I really feel like I got a lot. I think my favorite this month is the package of PB Thins. I shouldn’t buy more of them because I would be likely to eat them all at once, but I really want to buy more…
What do you think of the July 2015 Vegan Cuts Snack Box?