Vegan Cuts Snack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2017
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 quarterly 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 with discounts for 3, 6, and 12-month pre-paid subscriptions
LIMITED TIME DEAL: This only happens once a year! The Vegan Cuts Cyber Monday Deal is here! For today only, save up to 15% on subscriptions to the Snack Box and Beauty Box. While supplies last, each subscription will include bonus items! (10% off 6-month subscriptions, 15% off 12-month subscriptions.)
The Products: 7-10 vegan snacks, pantry items, and occasionally supplements.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $9 CAD, and Worldwide for $15
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The box came with this information card detailing the items in the box. There are also usually coupons and/or product literature.
Crunch Dried Fuji Apples (0.32 oz) – Buy a 12-Pack of 1.3 oz Pouches for $39.99
These are freeze-dried apples, a type of snack I’ve had many times before (including this brand). I do like the texture quite a bit. These were smashed to little pieces because of some heavy things also included in the box, but of course, that didn’t affect the flavor. These are pretty low in calories, which is nice.
Softer Than Brittle (peanut, 2.25 oz) – Buy 6 oz for $5.39
This was completely new to me (both brand and product), and discovering new products is one of the reasons I love subscription boxes. Also, I just generally like peanut-flavored snacks. This really did have the texture of an item where someone was trying to make peanut brittle not so hard, so the name was appropriate. I was a fan and if this company has other products, I’d be interested in seeing them in a future box.
Notcho Nocheez Almond Spread with Habanero (12 oz) – Retail Value $10.99
All right, so I am vegetarian, not vegan, and I regularly eat dairy. I did not have high hopes for this product as most vegan substitutes just don’t hold a candle to the real thing. I would not say this tasted like cheese, but I actually *did* like it and will finish off the jar. I had been a little worried this would taste like almond butter due to the ingredients, and I don’t think it did. This worked much better than expected. And yes, it was pretty hot.
For what it’s worth, this was wrapped in bubble wrap, which protected the jar from breaking. However, putting a heavy jar in a box full of chip-like things is not a great idea, and many of the other items were quite fragmented upon opening.
Popcorners Bean Crisps in “Salt of the Earth” (1 oz) – Buy 12, 6 oz Bags for $35
This is an item from Popcorners I haven’t had before. These have green and yellow split peas (hence the colors) as well as black beans. They are a little more “earthy” than other bean-based chips (like Beanitos), but they were good, and they made a nice dip-delivery vehicle for the almond spread pictured above.
Enjoy Life Mini Chips Snack Pack (1 oz) – Buy a 12 oz Bag for $7.59
It never occurs to me to eat chocolate chips as a snack but that seems to be how this product was intended. (Though I have, in a moment of weakness, eaten baking chocolate straight out of the package.) These were free of the 8 major allergens but not noticeably different from other mini dark chocolate chips. These would be a good size for putting on ice cream (including the non-dairy kind) because they are small so they won’t break your teeth if they get cold.
Home Free Crunchy Chocolate Mint Cookies (0.95 oz) – Buy 10, 0.95 oz Bags for $13.90
I’m not a huge fan of crunchy, hard packaged cookies. I split these with my husband and he was a bigger fan than I was. I did like the combination of chocolate and mint flavors but found that a lot of the flour used here (it is gluten free) stuck to my teeth after chewing.
Super Fiber Chia Bar in Raspberry and Beet Flavor (18 g) – Buy 15 Bars for $9.97
This whole thing only has two grams of fiber, which honestly doesn’t seem like a lot (but I eat a high, high fiber diet). Thankfully it tasted more like raspberry than like beet. It did feel like a high fiber food while chewing, that’s for sure.
Orgain Organic Protein Shake in Smooth Chocolate (14 fl oz) – Retail Value $4.69
I am not usually a fan of plant-based protein powders because they don’t blend well, but pre-mixed shakes are another matter entirely since the preparation has taken place at a factory and the product has been tested for shelf stability. This was nice and smooth (and I’m glad it was chocolate) without being gritty, and it works on its own or as the base of a smoothie.
Vanini Dark Chocolate with Rosemary (3.5 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $49.88
You do not see this out of the package because it is one of the several items that were majorly fragmented by the presence of the jar (and possibly also the protein shake, which was similarly heavy). Rosemary in chocolate sounds weird, but this worked. It is only 62% cacao so it is not bitter, and there was something a little grainy or crunchy in there that I actually really enjoyed, in terms of texture.
Gary Poppins Popcorn in Kettle Corn (1.2 oz) – Buy 10 Bags for $19.99
This is a new brand for me. A lot of the popcorn was crushed to bits from the jar and shake, but the larger pieces were good. The sweetness of the kettle corn flavor was just at the right level for me and I didn’t get a bunch of this stuck between my teeth. I also didn’t see any unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bag.
Miracle Tree Mint Moringa Tea (1 bag) – Buy 25 Bags for $6.95
I am not generally a fan of moringa tea. There is just something about the flavor that I don’t find appealing. I have had this brand a ton of times and, while I don’t care for the plain, some of the flavored ones are OK. Based on my past experience, I just brewed this for a few minutes, and that brought out the mint flavor and not the moringa flavor, which is just how I like it!
Made in Nature Tropical Fusion (1 oz) – Buy a 5 Pack for $6.99
I’m pretty sure we’ve received this in a past Vegan Cuts Snack Box. But, I am a fan of pretty much the full line of Made in Nature products. This is a tropical twist on a trail mix and it does have some cacao nibs, which provides for a crunchy texture that is an interesting contrast with the softer dried fruits.
Verdict: This month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box had 12 items for an average value per item of about $1.91. I think this was a good month. This box wasn’t packed quite as full as last month’s, but there were a few high-value items in there that beat the average by quite a lot, and there were a lot more “new to me” items than typically show up with this subscription, so overall, I was happy.
What do you think of the November 2017 Vegan Cuts Snack Box?