Vegan Cuts Snack Box Subscription Review – May 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.
Vegan Cuts kindly provided us with a complimentary box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Snack Box
The Cost: $22.95
The Products: 7-10 vegan snacks, pantry items, and occasionally supplements.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $8, and worldwide for $15.
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The box came with this information car detailing the items in the box.
Ginnybar Peace, Love, and Apple Fruit and Nut Bar (1.23 oz) – Value $1.41
I’m pretty sure I’ve had these before, but this product seems to be discontinued everywhere I look for it. I wonder if they are relaunching in a smaller size (since most of the old listings seemed to be for 1.9 oz bars)? This didn’t have a strong apple taste, it was more of a generic dried fruit flavor.
Earnest Eats Chewy Granola Bar in Power Grains & Flax (1.2 oz) – Value $1
This had a texture like a Rice Krispie treat to me. But, it has been so long since I have eaten a real Rice Krispie treat (marshmallows aren’t vegetarian and Dandies don’t melt very well) that you probably shouldn’t take my word for it.
Enjoy Life Baked Chewy Bars in Cocoa Loco (1 oz) – Value $0.72
These are free of the top 8 major allergens. Which is great if you have a multiple-allergy household. But, they kind of taste like they’re free of allergens. My husband and I shared a couple of bars at the same time, this being one, and it wasn’t our favorite. (Full disclosure: although I am vegetarian, I regularly eat wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and soy, and this may be a better choice for you if you have to avoid those things.)
Dang Toasted Coconut Chips in Chili Lime (1.43 oz) – Value $2.69
I love these. I think I am a slightly bigger fan of the sweet variety of dang chips, but these were delicious too. I shared them with my husband so I didn’t end up eating them all…
Made in Nature Cuban Mojo (8 oz) – Value $3.89
I’ve had this before from somewhere. It’s the sort of product that would be great as part of a quick lunch since you can just heat the pouch in the microwave. If you want to make it a dinner, you may want to extend it by cooking it with a few vegetables or having a salad with it. I really like when Vegan Cuts sends pantry items!
Pacific Organic Oat Milk (8 fl oz) – Value $0.85
I’ve been buying Pacific vegetable broths for years but hadn’t tried their non-dairy milks before now. This went into one of my morning smoothies. Plus, oats have a little natural sweetness without requiring added sugar.
High Brew Cold Brew Coffee (8 fl oz) – Value $3.75
OK, so I hate coffee. But my husband likes it. So he drank this. He liked it (he finished it quickly) and we are glad to have received one of the lower sugar, lower calorie versions (they’ve been pushing this hard at our local Whole Foods so we’ve seen all the different kinds).
Home Free Crunchy Chocolate Mint Mini Cookies (0.95 oz) – Value $1.69
These were hard and crunchy. And also free of allergens, like the Enjoy Life bar. This is another item that I think would work really well for people who can’t have gluten/nuts/dairy/whatever, but there’s just something lacking for those of us who don’t have those dietary restrictions. Also, I’m just not really a fan of hard cookies (but that is a personal preference).
Lazy Susan’s Granola in Cranberry Chocolate Chip (1.5 oz) – Value $1.59
I’ve had this in Love with Food before. My preferred use of granola is in a muffin recipe I have so that is where this will go. I never actually have to buy granola because I get enough in subscription boxes that I always have some to put in this recipe!
Skinny Pop Popcorn in Jalapeno (0.5 oz) – Value $0.90
This is another one I first tried in Love with Food (this month). But, I liked it so I was fine with getting more. The jalapeno wasn’t too hot, but it was definitely there, and this didn’t leave too much residue on my hands. Plus, popcorn is filling and low-calorie!
Beanfield’s Bean and Rice Chips in Pico de Gallo (1.5 oz) – Value $1.29
I’ve been getting Beanfield’s chips ever since I started with food subscription boxes. Although I have had these before many times, I kind of like getting small bags since I would totally eat the whole thing if I bought a large bag. Also, it provided a good test for one of the items in the next photo…
Vibrant Health Pro Matcha in Chocolate Crème (0.176 oz) – Value $1
I make smoothies every morning with protein powder, matcha, greens, cacao, PB2, and some kind of seeds (whatever I have on hand – right now it is ground flax), plus berries and almond milk. Anyway, this takes the place of like four of those ingredients, which makes my morning routine a lot easier. I would definitely consider buying this when my massive stash of protein powder runs out. If it ever runs out.
Eat Whatever Sample (1 cap and 1 mint) – Value $0.30
The caplet contains peppermint, parsley, and ginger oils and should calm the stomach while also helping freshen the breath. But, there is also a mint so you are working on freshening your breath from two approaches. I tried this with the Beanfield’s chips since they have garlic in them, and I think it helped.
There were also a couple of coupons for items in the box.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $21.08 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box. That’s pretty close to the value of the box and a fairly typical value for a food box. I did see a lot of items I’d tried before, but that is the hazard of subscribing to multiple food boxes. I have decided I’m not sold on most allergen-free snacks, but at the same time, I’m glad they exist for the people who need them. Favorite item for me this month was the dang chips. Overall, a pretty good month, though.
What do you think of the May 2016 Vegan Cuts Snack Box?