Vegan Cuts Snack Box Subscription Review – October 2016
The Vegan Cuts Snack Box is a monthly subscription box from Vegan Cuts 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 also offers a Beauty Box and Makeup Box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Vegan Cuts Snack, $22.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Snack Box
The Cost: $22.95 a month. Save with 6-month and 12-month pre-pay subscription plans
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.
There were a few coupons for items in the box. (This is pretty standard for this subscription.)
Brami Snacking Lupini Beans (1.5 oz) – Value $1.41
I’ve had these before from some other box. They are a little different in that they are not dry like the roasted edamame and chickpeas you see sometimes in snack boxes. I eat a lot of beans anyway, so I liked these (chili lime is usually a win for me anyway). They are a good source of protein for vegans and vegetarians and this package was pretty low-calorie, too.
Karma Wrapped Cashews (1.5 oz) – Value $1.87
These were another familiar item from food subscriptions. They have some sort of thin, edible shell on them (I’m guessing that botanically, it is similar to the red skin stuff on Spanish peanuts). Otherwise, they are pretty much just cashews, and if you like cashews, you will probably like these.
Chili Beak Spicy Roasted Chili Oil (2 oz) – Value $2.64
Last month had maybe too many pantry items, but this month there was only big/main one, this chili oil. This can be used as a condiment, for example, in place of hot sauce. This is only “medium” on the heat scale. I tossed a bit with some roasted chickpeas and I thought it added complexity to the flavor without overwhelming me. (But, I have a high tolerance for capsaicin, so your mileage may vary.)
Here’s a better look at the oil.
Lundberg Rice Chips in Smoky Maple Brown Rice Crunch (1.5 oz) – Value $0.80
I used to not like Lundberg Rice Chips very much but they seem to have drastically improved their texture so I will be more enthusiastic about getting them in the future. The smoky maple flavor actually worked for me (I am normally not a fan of either “smoky” or “maple” flavors) and was really good for fall.
Got Snacks Sweet & Spicy Lemongrass Roasted Coconut Chips (1.43 oz) – Value $2.99
These are coconut chips flavored with lemongrass and hot peppers. And the combination really works. They were not too hot and they had just the right amount of sweetness. I do wish the pieces had been bigger, though.
Bhu Fit Vegan Protein Bar in Superfood Chocolate Chip + Fudge Brownie Batter (1.6 oz) – Value $2.50
I have had Bhu Fit bars from Bulu Box before. I really liked the bars from Bulu Box (and the vegan ones there were better than the whey ones) but there was something weird going on with this one. It was dried out and cracked and a little discolored on top, like it was kind of old.
Salazon Chocolate Co. 72% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt (0.75 oz) – Value $0.52
I am not one of those people who can pick out notes in chocolate so for me, this was pretty standard salted dark chocolate. Which is fine, because I love chocolate and I don’t get to eat it so much anymore. This had a nice, small portion size so I could enjoy a little without guilt. I shared all the chocolate things in this photo with my husband and he and I agreed this was our favorite of the three.
PMS Bites (qty. 1) – Value $1.67
I totally get why you would call something made from chocolate “PMS Bites.” Anyway, this was OK but not necessarily anything I would go out and buy again. (I just really haven’t had any vegan chocolate that I like quite as much as I like milk chocolate…) It had an appropriate amount of chewiness and I did like the nutty coating.
Go Veggie Parmesan Style Topping (10 g) – Value $0.33
Vegan Cuts has sent this out before, but it’s been quite awhile. It adds a nice bit of saltiness to your pasta or soup, but it is not anything like real cheese. It is nice that options exist for people who need them, though.
Millie’s Curry Spice Vegetable Sipping Broth (1 bag) – Value $0.97
It is that time of year when hot drinks start to sound really appealing (well, OK, it is 78 degrees here today, but it’s almost November). I am just having a hard time getting over the whole savory drink thing. (Also I am the sort of person who needs physical bulk to my food to feel satiated, so I tend to take a different approach to snacking. One that involves maximum fiber and not so much liquid.) This wasn’t bad, but it is not really for me, either.
Bakery on Main Maple Multigrain Muffin Instant Oatmeal (1.75 oz) – Value $1
I’ve been seeing this brand in other places (Bulu Box had some of their products this month). But this oatmeal is new to me. Sometimes I like to mix it up and eat oatmeal instead of KIND bars for breakfast at work, so this was appreciated. And it is the second maple-flavored item that I found myself enjoying this month.
Agua Fruit Essence (16 fl oz) – Value $1.46
You will usually get a large drink container in Vegan Cuts. I am super happy to see fruity, 0 calorie water instead of coffee, an energy drink, etc. This is something I can totally get behind! And I like the combination of orange and pineapple.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $16.70 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box. That is pretty low, to be honest. I thought the variety of items was good, with about the right mix of pantry items, snacks, drinks, etc. And I thought the individual items were chosen well. I just feel like something was missing. Maybe if we had gotten some larger sizes of items, or else one or two additional items, I’d be happier. That being said, as a vegetarian, it is nice to open a box and know I can eat everything without needing to worry about the ingredients lists.
What do you think of the October 2016 Vegan Cuts Snack Box?