Vegancuts Snack Box Review + Coupon – August 2019
The Vegancuts 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. Vegancuts also offers a monthly Beauty Box and a 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.)
About the Vegancuts Snack Box
The Subscription Box: Vegancuts Snack Box
The Cost: $24.95/month. Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: 7-10 vegan snacks, pantry items, and occasionally supplements.
Ships to: The US for free, Canada for $6.95, and worldwide for $14.95.
Vegancuts Snack Box August 2019 Review
Vegancuts has had a pretty solid year so far. Let’s see what they sent for August:
The box came with this information card detailing the items in the box. There was also a coupon.
I Am(aranth) Sticks in Lime and Himalayan Salt (2.1 oz) – Buy 10 packages for $24.99
These are actually made from chickpeas, cactus, sesame seeds, and corn as well as amaranth. They have a wonderful crunchy texture. But. OMG. If you are not prepared for the flavor. It’s not like just a hint of lime. It’s like, I don’t know, concentrated nuclear lime or something. If you have any kind of tenderness in your mouth from dental work, or a canker sore, or something, stay away from these because it will hurt to eat them. They are SO STRONG. I am afraid to try any of the other flavors now.
Clif Whole Lotta Salted Dark Chocolate Bar (1.98 oz) – Retail Value $2.99
You know, this was OK, but I didn’t really notice the chocolate like at all. This was pretty much just a date/nut/seed bar. It wasn’t bad, and it was not sticky for a change, which was appreciated, but I really couldn’t say it stood out a lot from other products of this type.
Eat Your Coffee Caffeinated Snack Bite in Cocoa Espresso (0.8 oz) – Buy 12 bars for $17.99
Honestly this seems kind of expensive for the size of the bar, which is pretty tiny. But, I am unlikely to be tempted by this product because it definitely tastes like coffee and I am not a coffee person. The texture was decent although a little stickier than the previous bar (this is also a date/nut bar).
Maya Kaimal Organic Everyday Dal Green Split Peas + Spinach + Coconut (10 oz) – Buy 6 packages for $24.58
The box this month was heavy on the pantry items. I’m actually saving this for later. We occasionally have times where our dinner plans don’t work out and we don’t have time to go to the grocery store (like, say, we planned to have squash and refried beans but forgot to buy squash…) and these Vegancuts meals have saved us a few times. We have had another item from this brand in the past and it was pretty good, and both my husband and I like Indian food in general, so I am happy to have received this.
Kitchen and Love Farro Quick Meal Roasted Pepper and Artichoke (7.9 oz) – Retail Value $3.99
I enjoyed this quite a lot. I was halfway through eating it (maybe you can tell) before I thought to take a picture. It was spicy, but the grain (farro as well as quinoa) helped moderate that a bit, and the artichokes didn’t cause a texture problem (I have had a lot of bad experiences with artichoke texture in the past, like it’s too tough when cooked or something, but it was fine here). Also farro is a form of wheat and I’m really happy the box wasn’t gluten-free this month as I feel there was a lot more variety than usual.
Larabar Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup (52g) – Buy 4 bars for $4.50
Here is yet another date nut bar. It was OK but the chocolate was really not noticeable (again). It was softer than the Clif bar but less sticky than the Eat Your Coffee bite. Most of the protein from here is pea protein, which is probably responsible for the slight texture difference, although at least it didn’t taste beany as some pea protein snacks tend to.
The Matzo Project Matzo Chips Everything Plus Two Other Things (1 oz) – Buy a 12 count variety pack for $23.99
These are kosher, if that is of concern to you, but they are not certified kosher for Passover. The only times I have tried matzo in the past have been in grad school, when the Jewish students and postdocs in the lab would hand it around during Passover. I was not a huge fan then because it just seemed so plain. This is something of an improvement, because there are flavors, but despite the obvious heavy topping coverage you can see in the pictures, the base is still pretty plain. These need some kind of a dip or topping, I think – hummus would work well and not conflict with any of the toppings.
Explore Cuisine Black Bean and Sesame Fettucine (8 oz) – Buy 6 boxes for $25
I have tried a couple other products from this brand through Love with Food and I am a fan. As it happens, I took photos of this box on a Friday and we do meal planning and grocery shopping on Saturday morning so we planned this into our weekly meal schedule. I would suggest not trying to rely on one box (four servings) for four meals but instead use it for two, because it really just wasn’t enough food using the serving size on the package. But, it cooks quickly and the texture is decent (bear in mind I don’t eat regular white flour pasta at home so I am used to a “rustic” whole grain texture). In the second photo you also see zucchini, red bell pepper, carrots (most were yellow so they don’t show up well), shallots, scallions, and tofu.
Nora Seaweed Snacks Tempura Original Flavor (25g) – Buy 12, 45g bags for $39.99
I ate this on my own because my husband refuses to eat seaweed. (I like seaweed and eat seaweed snacks most days.) It doesn’t actually taste strongly of seaweed. It is crunchy and made mostly from wheat flour and doesn’t remind me a lot of tempura (but then real tempura has egg in it and this is obviously vegan). I enjoyed this mostly because of the crunchy texture.
Miracle Tree tea shows up all the time in the Vegancuts Snack Box. It has moringa, which is a tree that has tons of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. I don’t actually like the taste of moringa, but the Miracle Tree teas with fruit flavors are not bad, especially if you don’t let them brew too long, and the blueberry flavor is strong here, so this one works for me. I’m taking this to work where I tend to drink more tea anyway than I do at home.
Verdict: This month’s Vegancuts Snack Box had 10 items for an average value per item of about $2.50. Although some items would obviously average out to a much lower value, the pantry items and tea were all high-valued, and the Clif Whole Lotta bar also has a single-bar price higher than the average, so I think value-wise, it all works out. I think every individual item was new to me (although some of the brands were familiar) and although I had varying reactions to the items, I did find some unexpected favorites (like the farro meal). I was also happy that the box wasn’t gluten-free this month because I felt like it lent itself to more variety, with cracker-like snacks (matzo chips) and whole grains (farro) and it wasn’t just dried fruit and oat cookies. Even though I was not necessarily a fan of some individual items (I think my mouth is still in pain from those lime sticks) I think it was a good overall box for discovering new vegan snack items!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This was the August box so it is too late to get this particular box. Order by the end of the month to get that month’s box.
COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, you are paying about $2.50 per item.
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