Vegan Cuts Snack Box Review – April 2019
The Vegan Cuts Snack Box is a monthly food subscription box 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 monthly Beauty Box and a quarterly Makeup Box.
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About the Vegan Cuts Snack Box
The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Snack Box
The Cost: $22.95
The Products: 7-10 vegan snacks, pantry items, and occasionally supplements.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $8, and worldwide for $15.
Vegan Cuts Snack Box April 2019 Review
I think Vegan Cuts has really stepped things up lately in terms of snack box curation. Let’s see what they sent for April:
The box came with this information card detailing the items in the box.
Bob’s Red Mill Organic Oatmeal Classic with Flax and Chia (1.8 oz) – Retail Value $2.89
This is a pretty classic item that I’ve had several times before. The inclusion of chia is nice because if you add too much water, the chia will soak it up and maintain a good texture. I added some spices for flavor because it is plain, but overall it is a good product from a brand that is all over my pantry.
Healthy Truth Ceylon Cinnamon Crunch (1 oz) – Retail Value $2.59
This looks like granola but it’s mostly coconut with no grain. The clusters don’t stick together well, but it is tasty. I would be happy to see some of their other products in future boxes.
The Real Coconut Ginger Molasses Plantain Flour Cookies (1.5 oz) – Buy 4 Packs for $12
I have had these in quite a few flavors before, but I think ginger molasses may be the flavor that works best with the texture of these cookies. It is hard to explain, but they are kind of dry and a little crumbly in a way that reminds me ever so slightly of a ginger snap (only not as hard). These might be nice if you dipped them in a drink, too.
Lundberg Grounded Snacks Garlic and Herb Baked Grain Bites (1.5 oz) – Buy 12, 4 oz Bags for $43.02
These are probably (at least from my perspective) the best-textured Lundberg snacks I’ve ever tried. They have a satisfying crunch that I have not always found in some of their other chips. (I do love and regularly buy their rice.) They might stick with you in terms of garlic breath, but they are tasty. I’d be happy to try other flavors of these, as well.
Vitamin Friends Iron Vegan Gummies (4 count) – Buy 60 Gummies for $22.49
This is meant to be a kids’ product. Please don’t give your kids iron supplements unless a doctor tells you they are needed because iron overdoses (even poisoning) can have serious health consequences. That being said, *if* a doctor does blood tests and advises that your kids – or you – need iron, this is a pleasant way to consume it. It doesn’t taste like minerals, either.
Good! Snacks Lemon Protein Bar (2.12 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $24.99
This is a new brand for me. I think this is a great example of how an outer coating of something can really, really improve the texture and experience of eating a plant-based protein bar (this one has fava bean protein – that’s a new one for me – and brown rice protein). I was surprised to learn this also contains almonds and peanuts because I really didn’t taste them (I mostly mention it for people with allergies but you are likely already scrutinizing ingredients lists).
Nuttzo Chocolate Power Fuel (0.67 oz x 2) – Currently out of stock
This is currently sold out so I don’t know how much it costs, but I’ve provided a link in case you want to check back to see if it comes back in stock. This is a multi-nut butter with chocolate flavoring. It is not overly sweetened. I do think it tastes good, but I am never sure what to do with products like this. I find the individual pouches kind of wasteful in terms of packaging, and also difficult to remove the product from (a lot sticks to the sides). Also, I found out the hard way that a chocolate sandwich is not actually a pleasant experience. If anyone has any suggestions that don’t involve eating it straight out of the pouch, I would love to hear them.
I’ve had some other flavors of these. They are pretty much like cookies but with less sugar and more whole grain, so they do have a good amount of fiber. I don’t know that I would consider one an “on-the-go meal” as per the product page, at only 120 calories, but pair it with some fruit or yogurt (I have seen several kinds of non-dairy yogurt at Whole Foods) and it will still be portable and a little more well-rounded and filling.
MRM Veggie Meal Replacement, Vanilla Bean (1.66 oz) – Buy 3 Pounds for $54.99
This is a standard vegan/vegetarian/fitness subscription box item that I have received many times in the past. I am not one to drink protein shakes, but I do add some protein powder to smoothies, so that is how I am using this. There are a lot of vitamins in here, a quite reasonable amount of fiber, and quite a few amino acids, as well as some probiotics. I would strongly suggest blending with a blender (standard or stick blender) or another electric mixing device as I don’t find shaker cups are quite enough for mixing plant-based products of this type.
RIND Tropical Blend (1.5 oz) – Buy a 3-Pack for $17.99
This has kiwi, orange, and pineapple, and the whole idea is that you eat the peel too, to get the extra nutrients. However, the pineapple doesn’t actually have any peel. The kiwi peel was edible. But the orange peel was not something I was able to chew (so I just ate the fruit part).
Growing Roots Organic Coconut and Seed Bites, Pina Colada (1 oz) – Retail Value $3.58
This is the second coconut-based snack in the box. I also liked this one. There are lots of small seeds that may get stuck in your teeth, though, as I found out when I used a Water Pik right after eating this. The package indicates that every purchase supports urban farms but this brand is also owned by Unilever, so make of that what you will.
This is a repeat item (I think it counts as one of the bonuses). Every single item I clicked on their website was sold out and no prices were listed. It is pretty plain, to be honest, but I found it better when I added a bit of spice (I keep a little container of spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves – that I mixed up to put on oatmeal).
Tatsu Tea Japanese Matcha Tea (0.19 oz) – Buy 3 Packets for $5.95
This is matcha with added vitamins and minerals. As it happens, I really don’t care to drink matcha, either hot or cold, but I do like putting it into smoothies. You can get a lot of beneficial antioxidants from actually consuming tea leaves, so that is what I have done. For me, it is more economical to buy large, resealable bags, but if you do like drinking matcha on the go, this could totally work for you.
Tickle Water, Watermelon (8 fl oz) – Buy 12 Bottles for $14.75
This is flavored sparkling water with 0 calories and it is actually pretty good. It is marketed towards kids but my husband and I enjoyed it as well. (We do regularly consume flavored sparkling waters, though we usually just buy something available at Target.) I’ve had this in several other boxes and as long as it is fresh and the carbonation is still there, I think I’ve liked every flavor I’ve tried.
Verdict: This month’s Vegan Cuts Snack Box had 15 items (if you count the nut butter packages separately) for an average value per item of about $1.53. That is a good number of items, and there were a lot of new-to-me items in this month’s box, which I appreciate. I feel like, on average, I personally enjoyed and would consider repurchasing more of this month’s items than usual (I guess I can be kind of picky). I also really do like being able to just eat everything in the box without reading the ingredients label first.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Unfortunately, no. Order by the end of the month to get that month’s box.
Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for this box, you are paying about $1.53 per item.
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