Vegan Cuts Snack Subscription Box Review – March 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 March 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 March:
The box came with this information card detailing the items in the box.
There were also some coupons and product literature.
Coconut Cloud Dried Coconut Milk Creamer (0.35 oz) – Buy 20 Packs for $14.99
I don’t put creamer in my tea (I don’t drink coffee) and my husband wasn’t a willing guinea pig, so I put this in my smoothie instead. It works, in a pinch, and is a lot less messy than coconut oil. Worth trying if you are vegan or lactose-intolerant and do want some type of creamer product.
Oh, this product. It is supposed to help with recovery after a workout and to support blood flow, etc. But I honestly can’t get past the flavor. I tried ½ teaspoon of this in a large smoothie (over 12 fl oz) with other ingredients including cacao and PB2 and lots of frozen mixed berries and this was the only thing I could taste. It was overwhelming. And I could STILL taste it four hours later, even though I’d had other things to eat since then. So, proceed with caution. This was not for me.
I’ve received this in numerous subscription boxes in the past. I always, always get the orange flavor. (And this does taste like orange, not carrots, thankfully.) I think this could be good kid food but I am just not into pouch snacks (other than after I had oral surgery last year and was afraid to eat solid foods for a week or two).
Good Karma Flaxmilk in Vanilla (6.75 fl oz) – Buy a 12 Pack for $23
I received this in a fitness subscription box last month (I forget which one) so I’m already familiar with it. I am not so much of a consumer of non-dairy milk (though I do put almond milk in my smoothies), since I am vegetarian rather than vegan, but of the ready-to-drink non-dairy “milk” beverages that I’ve tried, this is definitely one of the better-tasting ones, if a bit high in sugar.
Just Chill Rio Berry Calm + Focus (12 fl oz) – Buy 12 Cans for $24.50
You’ll often get a drink in a big can in Vegan Cuts. This usually leads to smashed chips and this month was no exception. However, I was very happy to see that this was NOT coconut water-based. My husband and I shared this and we both liked it, which is amazing (Vegan Cuts drinks are not always a hit at my house). And, it was purple, which made me happy. (I do not think it actually calmed me, though.)
Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame Spaghetti (8 oz) – Buy 2 Pounds for $16.08
This is made only from soybeans, nothing else. I haven’t had a chance to cook it yet (we plan out our meals in advance in preparation for grocery shopping) but I have had a black bean and a red bean pasta from this brand and thought they were both pretty good if rustic (and kind of expensive). In my experience, this brand does not *taste* beany, but neither is it exactly like regular pasta. Worth a try, though, especially if you have to eat gluten-free.
This seems to be a fresh grocery store type item in the larger containers, so I am pretty sure I have linked to a grocery delivery service. Anyway, this has a smooth texture and isn’t too oily and it actually has a little bit of heat to it (but not too much).
Numi Holistic Teas (6 bags) – Buy a Variety Bundle of 6 Boxes for $42.99
Numi teas seem exotic to me (and by that, I mean expensive) so I don’t often buy them. This is a new product line from Numi and the flavors are all over the place. I’m still reluctant to try “Presence” (it has lemongrass, which I do not like) and “Gratitude” (it has licorice, which I also do not like). But “Vision” was surprisingly good and “Embrace” worked for me too (highly floral). The others were a little earthier than I’d like. It was nice to try these, but I’m not a big enough fan of any of them to repurchase.
R.E.D.D. Salted Caramel Superfood Energy Bar – Buy 12 Bars for $35.88
I was pleasantly surprised by this. It is a date and nut bar that actually doesn’t taste like a date and nut bar (to be fair, there are also some proteins and grains in it). I am getting more of a butterscotch vibe than salted caramel, but either way, it was enjoyable and not too sticky.
Herbaland Protein Gummies (50g) – Buy One Pouch for $2.71 USD ($3.50 CAD)
I’d hesitate to call these gummies, exactly, because the texture was a little odd (kind of like Dots candy, though I haven’t eaten that for decades). They didn’t taste too bad, though, and if you are looking for a protein supplement alternative to bars and shakes, this may be worth a look.
Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies in Peanut Butter (2 oz) – Buy a Case of 8, 9-count Bags for $49.95
If you like coconut and peanut butter, you will probably like these. They do a good job of melding both of those flavors together. I’ve had a lot of Emmy’s coconut cookies and I don’t think there’s a single flavor I haven’t enjoyed. These also hold their shape pretty well (I’ve had other brands completely fall apart in the bag).
Perla Organic Chocolate 70% Cacao with Olives and Salt – Buy 1 Full-Sized Bar for $4.90
This is so tiny. Like very thin and not even one full bite. So wherever the olives are in this, I couldn’t really tell. But, it is chocolate, and I like chocolate, so I won’t complain too much.
Eating Evolved Dark Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups (1.5 oz) – Retail Value $2.99
These are vegan and paleo. Not too many foods fit into both of those categories (usually due to carb counts). These are supposed to be caramel sea salt flavor, but you know how you go into eating or drinking something expecting one flavor and it turns out to be different, and it takes awhile for you to notice? I am conditioned to expecting products like this to taste like nut butter in the center so this was an odd experience for me. The chocolate shell was a little hard. But I would definitely give them a second chance.
Vegan Rob’s Brand Spinach and Matcha Kettle Chips (2 oz) – Buy 24 Bags for $35.76
Most of the Vegan Rob’s Brand stuff I’ve tried has been good. In person, these have a sickly greenish tinge to them from the spinach and matcha, but you can’t really taste that. They almost taste exactly the same as regular potato chips. (We used them to eat the hummus pictured up above.) I have had these before from a food subscription box.
Mozaics Popped Veggie and Potato Chips in BBQ (0.75 oz) – Buy 8, 3.5 oz Bags for $29.99
This product was new to me and nearly completely crushed (to dime-sized pieces) by the drink can. But, we thought these were pretty good. I am a sucker for BBQ potato chips, though, and I was a fan of the texture. I expect I would be a fan of some of the other flavors, too (beware that not everything from this product line is vegan, though this flavor is).
Verdict: This month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box had 15 items for an average value per item of about $1.53. I think this was a very good month. There were not so many repeats or common items (there were a few), the drinks were more to my liking than in other months. The pasta is much appreciated and I thought there was a nice mix of sweet and savory snacks.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for this box, you are paying about $1.53 per item.
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