Vegan Cuts Snack Subscription Box Review – April 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 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
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box came with this information card detailing the items in the box. There are also usually coupons and/or product literature. (My favorite Beanitos product is not vegan but that’s probably what I’m going to use the coupon on, anyway.)
Beanitos Hint of Lime (1.2 oz) – Value $0.62 (buy a 6 oz. bag for $3.09)
More properly, these are “Beanitos fragments” because they got all smashed up (this is kind of a persistent problem with Vegan Cuts chips and crackers). These are delicious, which I know because I have received them many times in subscription boxes before. You don’t even need a dip for these, they’re good enough to eat on their own.
Green Plate Foods Naturally Smart Cookies in Cranberry Almond (1.1 oz) – Value $1.56 (buy a case of 16 for $25)
This did have the texture of a health food, but for all that, it was not bad. There was an appropriate level of sweetness and it wasn’t crumbly at all.
Crunch Dried Snacks Roasted Edamame (0.65 oz) – Value $0.83 (buy a package of 48 pouches for $39.73)
I have had these before, too. I don’t find them all that flavorful, to be honest, though they are not bad for you from a nutritional standpoint and the calories aren’t too high.
Suntory Kiwami Greens (3 packets) – Value $4 (buy a box of 30 for $39.99)
These have Japanese greens and matcha. I normally put matcha and greens powder in my morning smoothies and these were easy to swap in (and did not substantially affect the taste or consistency). You’re paying for convenience, but it’s a good product.
Hippeas in Vegan White Cheddar (1 oz) – Value $1.26 (buy a 24-count box for $30.33)
These puff snacks are made from chickpea flour but otherwise have a texture kind of similar to Snapea Crisps (maybe a little harder). They taste fine, but absolutely nothing like cheddar (I’m a vegetarian and still eat cheese so I can state that with confidence).
Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips in Kool Ranch (2 oz) – Value $4.50
We got another flavor of these in the Spring RawBox. But that is OK because I do like them. I don’t think these are the same as dairy-based ranch at all, but the flavor is still appealing and these mostly remained intact (it is hard to eat fragments of kale chips), which is a bonus.
Laiki Red Rice Crackers (0.74 oz) – Value $1.25 (buy a pack of 24 for $30)
Here is another item I’ve had several times before (also they make black rice crackers that appear in subscription boxes with some regularity). These have a great texture and are gluten free (if that is important to you), but they are kind of plain and might be better with a dip or spread.
Life’s Nuts Pizzalmonds (1.4 oz) – Value $3.99 (buy a 3 oz. bag for $7.29, a 6 oz. bag for $13.29, or 1 lb. for $30)
Another item I’ve had a couple of times before! (There seem to be a lot of repeats this month. That happens with Vegan Cuts on occasion.) These are pretty good and sort of do taste like generic “pizza.” Although there was one weird almond in there that was kind of soft and tasted strongly of almond extract…
Lundberg Rice Chips in Sriracha (1.5 oz) – Value $0.81 (buy a pack of 12, 6 oz. bags for $38.73)
I don’t think I’ve ever eaten actual Sriracha before, but these were nicely spicy chips in a flavor that is new to me. Also, I definitely think the texture of these chips has improved since Lundberg first introduced them.
Yumbutter Chocolate Espresso Peanut Spread (6.8 oz) – Value $7.99
If you have read many of my food or fitness subscription box reviews, you will know that I do not like the flavor of coffee at all. I passed this on to my husband (he eats a lot of peanut butter toast as an after-work snack) and he thought it had the right balance of peanut butter, chocolate, and coffee flavors.
Salad Power Just Veggies (11.1 fl oz) – Value $6.25 (buy a case of 4 for $25)
There is usually a drink or drinkable product in Vegan Cuts. Last month it was a soup that turned out to taste pretty good. This month it is a drinkable “salad.” Which sounds awful, to be honest, but I have never been a fan of vegetable juice. This was orangey-red and thin (so you’d be missing all the fiber from the vegetables, I guess?) and tasted mostly like citric acid and garlic to me (even though there was no garlic in there – I guess I was tasting leeks?). I only managed a sip of this. It is just not for me.
Yum Earth Organic Sour Twists in Watermelon (0.7 oz) – Value $0.68?
I always feel like I’m getting away with something when I eat sour gummy candy because most of it is not vegetarian (these are obviously vegan). This did have a watermelon flavor hidden in there, but it was mostly sugar-coated sour candy. (I can’t find these online – they are new – so I’ve priced them the same as the YumEarth Sour Beans from Amazon.)
Bakery on Main Apple Pie Instant Oatmeal (1.75 oz) – Value $1 (buy a box of 6 packets for $5.99)
I’ve received a lot of products from this company lately, although this flavor was new to me. I kind of wish it had come in a cup so I could have easily tried it at work (we have a hot water machine). Instead, I ate it at night after dinner when I had calories left over. I tend to like apple in oatmeal quite a bit and this was no exception.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $34.74 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box.That is probably the best value I have ever seen for this box, by a long shot. This wasn’t my personal favorite box from Vegan Cuts, though, because of the number of repeat items (Beanitos, edamame, Hippeas, Pizzalmonds, rice crackers, and kale chips – I’ve had this flavor before, too) and because two of the high-value items were not for me (Yumbutter and drinkable salad). However, that is a personal preference and I do think the overall mix of item types I the box was good, as was the quality of everything (except the smashed chips).
What do you think of the April 2017 Vegan Cuts Snack Box?