Vegan Cuts Snack Subscription Box Review – January 2018
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.
About Vegan Cuts Snack 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
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
Vegan Cuts Snack Box January 2018 Review
I think Vegan Cuts has really stepped things up lately in terms of snack box curation. Let’s see what they sent for January:
The box came with this information card detailing the items in the box. There are also usually coupons and/or product literature.
Forager Project Chipotle BBQ Greens, 1.5 oz. – Buy a 5 oz. bag for $9.99
These are made of pressed greens (including things like lettuce). My husband said (I share most of the snacks from boxes with him) that the BBQ flavor did a nice job of covering up whatever weird vegetable flavors needed to be hidden (his words, not mine). I agreed that the flavor was good and I would not have guessed what these were made of. They clearly have some seeds in them, but the texture is fairly similar to a corn chip.
Vegetarian Traveler Toasted Bean Blend with Pepitas and Soy Peas, 35 g. – Buy 12 packets for $23.99
This is a completely new product/brand for me. That doesn’t happen so much with snack subscriptions any longer, so I was excited. This packet has 15g of plant-based protein. I wasn’t totally sure how to use this, so I poured it over the riced cauliflower (see below) and that was actually pretty filling (and a quick small meal, too).
Sprout Organic Broccoli Curlz, 0.25 oz. – Buy 6, 1.48 oz. bags for $15.99
This is marketed as “toddler food.” These are beany puff snacks along the lines of Snapea Crisps. They have very little actual vegetable content but a somewhat odd cruciferous vegetable bitter undertaste.
Mini Pops Air Popped Sorghum in Butter Flavor, 0.7 oz. – Buy 6 bags for $6.99
I thought I saw this before and then I realized we got a different flavor in last month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box. I like this flavor better than that one (lemon) although it is pretty plain. My main issue with snacks like this is that they are kind of difficult to eat because the pieces are so tiny. I ended up pouring this into a bowl and eating it with a spoon.
Kala Beautiful Beans in Sea Salt and Vinegar Crunch, 0.75 oz. – Buy a 5 oz. bag for $3.78
I have had three full-sized bags of this in other snack boxes. I like these and think the texture is decent for a beany snack, but I would really like to try one of the other flavors. The vinegar is not too strong; normally I’m not a fan of salt and vinegar, but it works here.
Made in Nature Figgy Pops in Cranberry Pistachio, 1.6 oz. – Buy a 4.2 oz box for $4.99
This brand has some fun (but high calorie) snacks. These are basically fig bars with some fruit and nuts, but in ball form. These had some kind of spice in them, maybe cinnamon, that was a little odd with the other flavors, but were otherwise pretty good.
Baobest Bao Bites in Pomegranate, 1.4 oz. – Buy a 5.5 oz. bag for $8.99
These have the flavor and consistency of generic chewy fruit snacks. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, and they’re gelatin-free, which is nice, of course. They are small pieces but not too sticky. The main draw here is baobab, which is really high in vitamin C.
Salazon 72% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, 0.75 oz. – Buy a 2.75 oz bar for $4.00
I’ve seen this brand in the Vegan Cuts Snack Box before but I don’t know if it was this specific product. The sea salt wasn’t super noticeable for me but hey, chocolate in January/February (when it won’t melt in the mailbox) is always a win.
Orgain Organic Protein Shake in Smooth Chocolate, 14 fl oz. – Retail Value $4.69
I’m pretty sure Vegan Cuts has sent this out before. But anyway, I am not much for drinking protein shakes all on their own. If you are, and you don’t want to mess with blending protein powder into a liquid, this is the way to go. I find the flavor acceptable, if not exactly delicious, and it is definitely smooth in texture (maybe a little thin for my taste, but I’m used to smoothies rather than shakes).
Fawen Ready-to-Drink Soup in Sweet Potato and Red Lentil, 16.9 fl oz. – Buy a 12 pack for $48.00
This made the rounds last year as “Fawen Drinkable Soup” but I guess they have changed their slogan. It seems to be the same product, otherwise. I am definitely glad to get this flavor instead of one of the cabbage or beet flavors. I didn’t drink this out of the carton, instead, I poured it into an oversized mug and heated it up in the microwave. If you don’t like the idea of room temperature soup, I highly recommend that as well.
Keto and Co Riced Cauliflower, 0.5 oz. – Buy a 2.8 oz. bag for $7.99
I find it kind of funny to see a keto product in a vegan food box because you pretty much can’t be vegan or vegetarian and eat a ketogenic diet since most plant-based proteins have a lot of carbs associated with them (I eat like 200 grams of carbs a day…) This tastes a lot like other riced cauliflowers I have had. That is, no one is going to mistake it for actual rice, but if you like cauliflower, you will probably think it’s all right. I had this with the beany protein mix that also came in this box and they worked well together.
Zellee Organic Fruit Jel in Orange Peach, 3.5 oz. – Buy 12 pouches for $23.99
The draw here is that this is thickened with konjac. If you think you know that word, yes, it is the same stuff in the facial sponges (and shirataki noodles, which are super fibrous and have very few calories). I’m still not sold on pouch snacks (I find the packaging wasteful from an environmental standpoint), but this actually wasn’t weird at all and the flavor was pleasant.
You often get one or two tea bags with this subscription. This particular tea shows up fairly often. Unfortunately, it is not my favorite (although the ginger definitely is better than moringa alone). This is one of those things you drink because you want to consume more superfoods, not because it’s delicious (at least, in my opinion).
Sun Warrior Illumin8 Plant-Based Organic Meal in Aztec Chocolate, 40 g. – Buy 10 Servings for $24.97 (found here for $19.97)
You don’t receive a protein powder in every Vegan Cuts Snack Box, but they do turn up fairly often. I am familiar with this one from RawBox (and possibly other subscription boxes). I find that plant-based protein powders work better in smoothies than just alone in liquid because they don’t blend as well as whey (which is, of course, not vegan). The chocolate flavor here worked nicely with my other smoothie ingredients.
Verdict: This month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box had 14 items for an average value per item of about $1.64. I think this was a decent month. There were a few repeats and/or common food subscription box items, but also enough items that were new to me to make it worthwhile. I do love getting a box where I can just eat everything without scrutinizing the ingredients lists first. I did like the mix of snacks and pantry items and appreciated the inclusion of some actual vegetable-based items for a change.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for this box, you are paying about $1.64 per item.
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What do you think of the January Vegan Cuts Snack Box?