Vegan Cuts Snack Subscription Box Review – August 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
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.
Aloha Protein Bar in Mocha (1.9 oz) – Value $2.50 (buy 12 for $30)
I’ve had products from this brand before, but I don’t think I’ve tried this particular bar in the past. To me, it was much more “chocolate” than “coffee,” which is just how I like it. The texture was chewy and not too sticky.
Bobalu Nuts Almonds Seasoned with Tajin (1.8 oz) – Value $1.26 (buy 20 ounces for $13.99)
These are your traditional flavored nuts with a coating on the outside. The flavor is pretty hot and spicy but I thought they were pretty good. This brand is completely new to me, too!
Watusee Foods Popped Chickpeatos in Caramel Sea Salt (0.8 oz) – Value $1.20 (buy 36, 1 oz. bags for $54)
These were a bit of a miss for me. I think they are supposed to be a little like Snapea Crisps (which I like a lot), but they end up being pure starch and they make paste upon mixing with your saliva. They reminded me a bit of cornstarch packing peanuts, to be honest. I think a savory flavor might have been a slight improvement.
Hungry Buddha Coconut Chips in Pumpkin Spice with Turmeric (1.4 oz) – Value $2.08 (buy 12 bags for $24.99)
So. These tasted pretty good, and the turmeric was basically in an amount that was just for color. But the consistency and texture were uneven. I split this bag with my husband and while all of my pieces were fine, some of his were extra thick (i.e., tooth-breakers).
MRM Veggie Meal Replacement in Chocolate Mocha (1 serving) – Value $1.06 (buy 30 servings for $31.79)
I got this in both of my Bulu Boxes (regular and weight loss) this month so I am familiar. Although I am not the biggest coffee fan, I find that a little of this in my morning smoothie works pretty well and that some of the other ingredients I add mask the coffee flavor and I mostly taste the chocolate.
Just Chill Jamaican Citrus Calm + Focus (12 fl oz) – Value $2.05 (buy 12 cans for $24.60)
Despite “citrus” in the name, the only strongly-flavored ingredient here was lemongrass, which I do not care for in beverages. I gave this a try but it wasn’t my favorite thing and so I didn’t finish it (so I can’t speak to any calming effects).
Go Raw Sprouted Watermelon Seeds (0.7 oz) – Value $0.70 (buy 8, 10-ounce bags for $79.92)
It’s funny that I actually like to eat these things since I spend so much time avoiding them when I buy “seedless” watermelon. They are reminiscent of eating lightly salted pumpkin seeds.
Deep River Snacks Honchos in Ranch (1.5 oz) – Value $1.39 (buy 24 bags for $33.34)
All right, these were probably my favorite thing in the box. They were delicious and salty with an undertone that actually kind of reminded me of dairy-based ranch (I’m vegetarian but not vegan). I would totally buy these if I saw them in a store.
Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal with Blueberry, Chia, and Cinnamon (2.35 oz) – Value $2.75 (buy 12 for $33)
This was pretty good; I had it on a weekend morning (I don’t eat a huge meal until later in the day, but I have a medication that needs to be taken with food, and this worked for that purpose). I am not a huge fan of dried blueberries because of their texture (I really think they’re too small to dry properly), but the flavor combination was nice.
Choice Organic Teas in Shiitake Turmeric (1 bag) – Value $0.34 (buy 16 bags for $5.39)
I gave this a try but it was honestly a bit too much like drinking broth for me to enjoy it. Shiitake mushrooms and turmeric are both quite good for you but if I am going to consume mushroom nutrients it is going to have to come in pill form because I loathe mushrooms.
TruRoots Ancient Grain Penne Pasta (8 oz) – Value $4.09
I’ve received this in a subscription box before. It is a bit “rustic,” for lack of a better term, but I only eat whole grain pasta at home so I am used to that sort of texture. This will be great for a one-off weeknight dinner when we are in a hurry.
Pipcorn in Sea Salt and Vinegar (0.65 oz) – Value $1.50 (buy 24 bags for $36)
This was also in last month’s box. I like the flavor, but I find the small bits in Pipcorn a bit hard to eat – they’re just too tiny to be effective finger food.
Pizootz in Baja Taco (1.45 oz) – Value $1.81 (buy 1 pound for $19.95)
“Baja Taco” apparently means “lots and lots of cumin.” These were interesting. They definitely had a flavor, but they weren’t coated with anything like the Bobalu nuts were. They had kind of a weird texture, just a bit tough for peanuts, so I’m guessing the flavor was added during the cooking process?
Enjoy Life Soft Baked Mini Snickerdoodles (1 oz) – Value $0.80 (buy 6 oz for $4.79)
These are free of the 8 major allergens but they actually manage to taste great and have a wonderful, soft texture. This was probably my second favorite thing in the box after the Honchos.
Wise Popcorn in 30% Reduced Fat Sea Salt (0.5 oz) – Value $0.25 (buy 1 oz for $0.50)
This stuff has been everywhere lately. I am sure this is my 5th or 6th bag of this product. It is fine for what it is, which is very plain popcorn with just a hint of salt. It is also pretty low in calories so you don’t feel too bad about eating all of it at once.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $24.00 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box. That’s above the cost of the subscription, which is always a win with food-oriented boxes. I really felt like there was a lot in here this month, and although there were some repeats, there were quite a few things that were completely new to me as well. I absolutely loved the Honchos and snickerdoodles and most of the other items were pretty good, as well.
What do you think of the August 2017 Vegan Cuts Snack Box?