Vegan Cuts Snack Box Subscription Review – February 2016
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: $22.95 (current subscribers can lock in the price of $19.95 until June)
The Products: 7-10 vegan snacks, pantry items, and occasionally supplements.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $8, and worldwide for $15.
I didn’t get an information card with this box. Please note: My original Vegan Cuts Snack Box was ruined because one, possibly two liquid items came open and doused more than half the contents. Vegan Cuts customer service was excellent and I had my new box by the next week. However, the items in the replacement box were largely different from the items in the original box. So this may not be reflective of what everyone received in February.
MiMi’s Naturally Coco Almond Oatmeal Bar – Value $3
This did not have an ingredients list or nutrition information on the package. Since this is a vegan box and I don’t have any food allergies (except to HFCS and some red food dyes), I went ahead and ate it. It was good, but I am a little disappointed the company did not respond to my email request for nutrition information.
EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bar Dark Chocolate Raspberry (1.76 oz) – Value $2.33
This is apparently packed with six servings of fruits and vegetables. I’m mostly happy about getting the dark chocolate raspberry flavor. This was chewy and not too sticky, but kind of high in sugar.
RawRev Glo Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt (1.6 oz) – Value $1.99
I got these in a Yogi Surprise limited edition box and loved them. I was happy to see this! It is low in sugar, too, which is nice for a bar like this.
Nutryttiva Banana + Plum Bar – Value $1.04
These are interesting. They are kind of small but the only ingredients are banana, plum, and lime. I mostly tasted the banana, but it is about 95% of the total so that is not surprising. Good for travel if you can’t bring fresh fruit along.
Runa Focused Energy Cinnamon Lemongrass Guayusa Tea (1 bag) – Value $0.44
I am going to pass this along to someone else. I have had some kind of bad reactions to guayusa tea in the past (like “reach for the Benadryl” kind of reactions).
Dipin Black Olive Tapenade (1.42 oz) – Value $1.23
I’ve had this before and found it good, but a bit salty. Next week’s lunch typically involves olives (my fiancé and I have a rotation) but I will substitute some of this in, instead.
I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Puffs in Sea Salt Truffle (3 oz) – Value $3.29
This is a generous size. I like these, though like some of the other items from this company, they are kind of hard in texture. Still, they are certified gluten free so if you want something kind of like cheese puffs but can’t have wheat or would prefer something whole grain and/or with a bit more protein, these are a good bet.
Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas in Sweet BBQ (2 oz) – Value $2.29
Chickpea snacks are a staple of vegan food boxes. I will take these with my lunch one or two days this week. I’ve had this brand before and seem to remember good things about it, but I think it was a different flavor.
Runa Clean Energy in Hibiscus Berry (14 fl oz) – Value $3
See above regarding guayusa. I seem to have a mild allergy to it, or else it has some kind of stimulant effect I’m not fond of. My fiancé will drink this.
Power Puffs Snap! Sea Salt & Vinegar (0.5 oz) – Value $0.65
I could never get behind the salt and vinegar flavor craze. However, these have great ingredients otherwise – navy beans and brown rice give them good protein and fiber levels. If these are available in other flavors, I would definitely be interested in trying them.
Smooze Coconut + Pineapple Fruit Ice (65 mL) – Value $0.74
I’ve received these in boxes before (maybe Love with Food?). You put them in the freezer and then eat them kind of like popsicles. I’m a little wary of loose single-serve packages, though, because it is kind of hard to eat this without getting your mouth all over the package. So you’d better hope whoever put it in your box had clean hands, or else wash the outside before freezing.
Runa Focused Energy Mint Guayusa Tea (1 bag) – Value $0.44
My fiancé will be drinking this one as well due to my guayusa issues. I appreciate getting two different kinds of tea because sometimes I will hate one flavor from a product line but love another. Runa tea is a staple in Vegan Cuts boxes.
There was also a little bit of product literature about some of the items in the box.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $20.44 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box. That is pretty close to the cost of the box. I discovered a few new items (quinoa puffs, EcoTek bars) and found a couple of old favorites (Smooze, RawRev Glo), and I thought the mix of items was nice and the sizes of the items were respectable. Guayusa tea aside, I still think it’s wonderful to have a box where I can eat everything without worrying there’s meat in it.
What do you think of the February 2016 Vegan Cuts Snack Box?