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SnackSack Vegan Box Review + Coupon – August 2018

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Snack Sack box

SnackSack is a monthly snack subscription box that focuses on natural, better-for-you snacks.

Snack Sack has 3 box options: Classic, Vegan, and Gluten-Free.

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.)

open Snack Sack box

This review is of the Vegan, $24.95 a month, box

contents of Snack Sack August

About SnackSack

The Subscription Box: SnackSack

The Cost: Classic: $22.95 a month, Vegan: $24.95 a month, Gluten-Free: $24.95 a month

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code SUPER30 to save 30% off any length subscription!

COUPON: Use code MY15 to save 15% off on the lifetime of your subscription!

The Products: A mixture of snacks that are organic or all-natural, non-GMO, vegan, or fair trade—and all gluten-free.

Shipping:  Free to the US, $9.99 flat rate to Canada

SnackSack Vegan August 2018 Review

SnackSack got a whole new look this month. They’ve redesigned their box and updated their info card.

Snack Sackinfo booklet

Now there’s a full booklet.

list of snacks in Snack Sack booklet

Open it up to reveal the snacks in all three variations. Since I’m reviewing the vegan one, I’m looking at the middle column for all the needed info. Each snack is marked with identifiers (like vegan, gluten-free, etc) that are listed out on the back.

new snack sack upgrades, contest info, and social media handles

On the back, they talk about the new look for Snack Sack as well as upgrades and ways to win snacks and prizes.

Smarter Snacking Tote

SnackSack used to send a burlap sack but have switched to a canvas tote. Good call, SnackSack. A tote is definitely more useful than a burlap sack, though I’m not sure I’ll need a new one with every box.

Wai Lana Sea Salt Cassava Pops back of Wai Lana Sea Salt Cassava Pops Wai Lana Sea Salt Cassava Pops on a plate

Wai Lana Sea Salt Cassava Pops, 0.8 oz. – Buy a case of 12 3 0z. bags for $33.98

These chips look like baked or puffed potato chips but are actually made from a root vegetable called Cassava or Yuca. They are popped with heat and pressure instead of baked or fried, which makes them a lower fat choice. I was expecting a plain potato chip flavor but found them to be a more complex with a baked taste and a hint of sweetness. In addition to the Cassava, the ingredients include tapioca starch, sunflower oil, leek, cane sugar, sea salt, and sesame. I think what I’m liking about these is the unexpected flavor from the leek and sesame. I went in thinking these would be a boring, skippable snack but I actually really enjoyed them!

This snack was also in this month’s SnackSack Classic box and this month’s SnackSack Gluten-Free box!

Beanitos Hint of Lime White Bean Chips back of Beanitos Hint of Lime White Bean Chips Beanitos Hint of Lime White Bean Chips on a plate

Beanitos Hint of Lime White Bean Chips, 1.2 oz. – Buy a 6 pack of 6 oz. bags for $17.28

These are so tasty and packed with flavor. I go for the plain Beanitos (black bean or pinto bean based) whenever I’m trying to cut down on gluten/wheat or corn in my diet but am craving a salty salsa vehicle. These white bean chips need no dip and have a similar texture and seasoning application to Doritos. I will say that they definitely have more than a “hint” of lime and that the lime flavor leans closer to fruity pebbles lime than a fresh squeeze lime but I’m not complaining.

A different flavor of this snack was also in this month’s SnackSack Classic box and this month’s SnackSack Gluten-Free box!

Unisoy Foods Teriyaki Vegan Jerky back of Unisoy Foods Teriyaki Vegan Jerky coupon on Unisoy Foods Teriyaki Vegan Jerky Unisoy Foods Teriyaki Vegan Jerky on plate

Unisoy Foods Teriyaki Vegan Jerky, 1 oz. – Buy a 3.5 oz pack for $5.99

Out of the bag, the smell of this vegan jerky was not appealing. I typically avoid mock meats made from soy protein as I find them to have a sweet taste that is often offputting with more savory flavors. This teriyaki jerky definitely has that tough jerky texture but for me, it was overwhelmingly sweet. Instead of tasting teriyaki, the flavor just yelled SWEET and it was a no-go for me. This pack of vegan jerky came with a coupon for 10% + free shipping for jerky orders from the Unisoy website.

This snack was also in this month’s SnackSack Classic box!

Pizootz Blazing Buffalo Artisan Peanuts back of Pizootz Blazing Buffalo Artisan Peanuts Pizootz Blazing Buffalo Artisan Peanuts on plate

Pizootz Blazing Buffalo Artisan Peanuts, 1.45 oz. – Retail Value $3.00

My favorite thing about these is that they are flavored peanuts but they don’t leave your hands messy with powdered seasoning. “Flavor Infused” is definitely the right word for these – the flavor starts with as straight peanut and as I chew I taste that familiar buffalo sauce followed by vinegar at the end. It was a more interesting eating experience to have the flavor come within rather than coated around the outside. If I had to rate the spice level I’d say they’re probably a 2-3 out of 5.

This snack was also in this month’s SnackSack Classic box and this month’s SnackSack Gluten-Free box!

Watusee Food Caramel Sea Salt Popped Chickpeatos back of Watusee Food Caramel Sea Salt Popped Chickpeatos Watusee Food Caramel Sea Salt Popped Chickpeatos on plate

Watusee Food Caramel Sea Salt Popped Chickpeatos, 0.8 oz. – Retail Value $1.49 (on sale for $1.35)

I’m clearly a chickpea fan, and a fan of puffed food so I was eager to give these a try. They have the smell of an airy crunch of breakfast cereal. They’ve got just the right level of caramel flavored sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth but not leave me feeling guilty about downing a bag of sugar. I was delighted to see that this whole little bag is 100 calories with just 1g of sugar.

This snack was also in this month’s SnackSack Classic box and this month’s SnackSack Gluten-Free box!

Sheffa Foods Mint Chocolate Granola Bar back of Sheffa Foods Mint Chocolate Granola Bar Sheffa Foods Mint Chocolate Granola Bar on a plate

Sheffa Foods Mint Chocolate Granola Bar. 0.85 oz. – Retail Value $1.09

This lightly sweetened, crunchy granola bar has a light chocolate and mint flavor. The mint snuck up on me because I forgot it was in there but it wasn’t too strong. I appreciate that because I don’t usually go for mint + chocolate. The texture was light, with a crunch that didn’t hurt my teeth but wasn’t chewy. The puffed brown rice makes for an airy texture that I prefer in my granola bars. This bar only has 3 grams of protein, which is much lower than what I usually look for in bars, so this isn’t something I’d seek out in the future.

Nature's Bakery Double Chocolate Brownie back of Nature's Bakery Double Chocolate Brownie Nature's Bakery Double Chocolate Brownie on a plate

Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownie – Buy a case of 6 for $2.99 (found here for $2.50)

These are so rich and chocolatey and everything I want a brownie to be. They hold together well and have a soft, chewy texture. There’s not much more to say: I like chocolate, I brownies, I like these!

Nature's Bakery Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar back of Nature's Bakery Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar Nature's Bakery Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar on a plate

Nature’s Bakery Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar, 2 oz. – Buy a case of 6 for $2.99 (found here for $2.50)

I am a fan of all the Fig Bar flavors from Nature’s Bakery! This one is harder to find compared to the blueberry, fig, and raspberry flavors so seeing Apple Cinnamon in Snack Sack was a fun surprise. These bars have a great chewy texture with a perfectly sweet fruity filling that reminds me of apple pie.

A different flavor of this snack was also in this month’s SnackSack Gluten-Free box!

The GFB Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar back of The GFB Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar The GFB Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar on a plate

The GFB Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar – Retail Value $1.99

This bar has a good peanut flavor with a little bit of crunch to contrast the overall dense texture. Knowing this is a chocolate peanut butter bar, I expected more of a chocolate flavor. The chocolate gets lost among the blended proteins (brown rice, pea) that make up the bulk of the bar. Typically, you’ll taste the protein powder flavor in any bar with more than 10g of protein per serving, and that’s true here. I prefer bars with airy, crunchy textures over blended bars so this was not a hit for me.

Herbaland Fantastic Fruit Protein Gummies back of Herbaland Fantastic Fruit Protein Gummies Herbaland Fantastic Fruit Protein Gummies on a plate

Herbaland Fantastic Fruit Protein Gummies, 10 g sample – Buy a 50 g pack for $2.80

I’m chewing one of these now and I’m frowning. I like a gummy texture but these have something powdery happening in them like when a protein powder doesn’t blend well in a smoothie. I like the sound of all the ingredients and the boost of 27 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein with low sugar but the texture was all wrong for me.

This snack was also in this month’s SnackSack Gluten-Free box!

Saffron Road Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas back of Saffron Road Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas Saffron Road Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas on a plate

Saffron Road Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas, 6 oz. – Retail Value $4.69 (found here for $3.49)

Chickpeas are a food I never feel guilty eating in abundance. I like them raw, baked, fried, mashed up, and even as a raw chocolate chip cookie dough treat. These roasted chickpeas are a great salty crunchy snack with 6 grams of protein which makes them a better option than potato chips. I recommend adding them to a salad instead of croutons for a very satisfying crunch.

A different flavor of this snack was also in this month’s SnackSack Gluten-Free box!

Verdict: I really enjoyed this Vegan SnackSack! The majority of the snacks were perfect for me and I was impressed with the ingredients and lower sugar level of most of the snacks. I got to try some new snacks like the puffed chickpeas which I loved and revisit some old favorites like the Beanitos. I’ve been trying to keep small snacks with me so that I avoid blood sugar drops (and the resulting meltdowns) so this box was a good fit for me. The blended GFB and the protein gummies were misses for me but the good outweighed the bad.

To Wrap Up:

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Coupon – For a limited time, use SUMMER20 to save 20% off your first box! Or, use code MY15 to save 15% off on the lifetime of your subscription!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $24.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 11 items in the box has an average cost of $2.27.  

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Written by Emily Cosnotti

Emily Cosnotti

Emily is a design enthusiast who loves beautiful objects. She’s really into vegan snacks, corgis, home goods, and minimalist makeup. She is currently fostering a healthy subscription addiction.

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4 Comments

  1. I believe I have received every single item from this box in another food box (sometimes more than once). Except maybe the soy jerky, but I am not usually a fan of vegan jerky. It’s kind of one of those things I just don’t think is necessary, but maybe that’s because I don’t think I’d ever had jerky before I gave up meat 25+ years ago, so it’s not something that’s missing for me.

  2. I love those Nature’s Bakery fig bars. Our local Costco sells a box with the blueberry, raspberry, and apple-cinnamon varieties. I put them out for my high school students and they go crazy for them! I love that I can offer a healthy vegan alternative to the vending machine fare at the school.

    Thank you for reviewing this Emily! I appreciate your thoroughness with every product, and it’s nice to read a vegan review.

    • Mmmm, I love those bars too! I like them as a morning snack at work. At first I didn’t like them because they tasted a bit flavorless to me (almost like a toned down Nutri-Grain bar or Fig Newton), but I think that’s only because I was so used to the other snack bars I used to bring that were loaded with added sugars! Fortunately, my taste buds adapted, and now I love them, and most other are bars taste too sweet & not appealing.

  3. LOVE the Nature’s Bakery fig bars in all flavors! Our Costco has boxes with blueberry, apple-cinnamon, and raspberry varieties, and I often buy them to have in my classroom for student snacks. They go crazy for them, and I love knowing I can offer them a healthy vegan snack throughout the day.

    Thank you for reviewing this one Emily! I appreciate your consideration of each snack!

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