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.
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 February 2020 Review
Vegancuts had a pretty solid year last year. Let’s see what they sent for February:
The box came with this information card.
There was a coupon this month. This was not for an item in the box. I haven't seen this brand in a store before but I also haven't looked.
Modern Table Vegan Mac, Southwest (5.89 oz) - Buy 6 boxes for $26.25
In addition to more traditional snack items, you'll also occasionally get pantry items. This one calls for non-dairy milk (I always keep unsweetened plain almond milk around for smoothies) and buttery spread (which I don't have at the moment although Vegancuts sends samples of various products of this type from time to time). This has a complete protein with pasta made from lentils, rice, and peas. It is kind of expensive for boxed macaroni but that frequently seems to be the case with non-wheat pastas, based on perusing the pasta aisle at Whole Foods. I have also seen this brand at Target if you are interested in trying one box before committing to a whole case. I am saving this for now because every now and then our dinner plans fall through (like say we forgot to buy a key ingredient and don't realize until the day we planned to eat it) and Vegancuts pantry items have saved us more than a few times.
Ocean's Halo Pho Broth (8 fl oz) - Buy 2, 32 fl oz containers for $19.99
I have never had pho because I have been a vegetarian for so long. I figured I would taste this and, if I liked it, I could get more at Whole Foods (I've seen it there) to cook a full meal with. It tastes rather a lot like licorice (I guess that is the star anise?), though, so I am not a big fan. I don't like licorice in general and am hyper-aware of it in foods and teas, so your mileage may vary. For what it's worth, I love the Ocean's Halo seaweed snacks and buy them 3 cases at a time. So even though I don't care for this product so much, I like the brand overall.
Overnight Oats by Dave's Naturals, Apple Nut (2.1 oz) - Retail Value $3.49
I made this exactly as directed, by adding almond milk and leaving it in the refrigerator overnight. I split it with my husband the next day because it was too high in calories for weekend oatmeal for me. We agreed that the flavor was good, and it was convenient, but I think we are maybe not fans of the texture of overnight oats. If you like overnight oats, this is a fine brand to try.
Miracle Tree Moringa and Chai Infusion Tea (16 bags) - Retail Value $8.41
Moringa tea is really hit or miss for me. Because moringa, on its own, does not taste good. For me, it's all about the flavoring. Most of the fruit ones are good but I haven't tried a spiced one before. Well, the chai spices totally work here, so this one is pleasant and I will totally finish the package. Do be aware that this has 155 mg of caffeine, which is 1.5-2 times as much as a cup of coffee. I tend to consume low amounts of caffeine, on average, just out of habit and because I'm on blood pressure medicine, so this is not something I would drink every day. But, there are some mornings at work when I just have trouble getting into the groove of things and this will be good for then.
Mary's Gone Crackers Super Seed Classic (1.25 oz) - Buy 5.5 oz for $4.59
Sometimes I don't like seed crackers much and I think it's because they're too seedy and tough to chew. But these were way better than most of the seed crackers I've had in the past. Come to find out it's because they also have brown rice as the first ingredient and I think the rice adds a necessary bit of starchiness that really improves the texture. These are gluten free and I think GF crackers work a lot better than other GF items. They're a little plain and might benefit from a dip or spread and I think you could probably go with either savory OR sweet and they would still work.
Lenny and Larry's Toasted Coconut Complete Crunchy Cookies (1.25 oz) - Buy 12 bags for $14.99
OK, these save the box from being completely gluten free, because the protein blend in them straight out includes "vital wheat gluten." (This box often has a lot of GF items but does not promise to be a GF box.) These are pretty good, and that means a lot coming from me, because I don't often like crunchy packaged cookies. These were kind of satisfying to crunch on, though. One bag is one serving and the calories aren't too bad compared to some of the Lenny and Larry's breakfast cookies (which are 400+ calories). They have a nice mix of protein, fat, and fiber, although they do also contain 7 grams of added sugars.
Uglies Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Original Sea Salt (1 oz) - Buy 6 oz for $2.99
These are made from potatoes that maybe have a few imperfections, but you really can't even tell when eating the chips. Other than that, they are pretty standard kettle chips. I am a big potato chip fan, in general, and don't buy them often (I would binge...) so I was happy to get these and thought they had a nice flavor and texture.
Taza Chocolate Almond Milk Quinoa Crunch Organic Chocolate Bar (2.5 oz) - Retail Value $6.99
This is one of the better vegan attempts at mimicking the flavor and texture of milk chocolate I've tried. It's not quite the same, but it's pretty close. The other nice thing was the quinoa did add crunch but wasn't like hard enough to break your teeth or anything (I've had some really HARD quinoa snacks in the past, so I was a bit worried). This is kind of spendy for a single chocolate bar but it was a good chocolate bar.
R.E.D.D. Cinnamon Roll Bar (2.1 oz) - Buy 6 bars for $17.99
I want to say I've had these before, or at least this brand, but I can't remember for sure. The protein blend here is hemp, pea, and pumpkin seed, and I think it works. The pea does not dominate so the texture is good, and these are very low in sugar, which I like. I was surprised to find out this has mushrooms. I hate mushrooms and can't eat them when they are whole or even in little pieces (they activate my gag reflex), but I didn't even notice them here. Perhaps if I want the health benefits of mushrooms I should just buy these bars instead. These are sweetened with monk fruit, which I don't always like, but I also didn't really notice that. (I try to read the ingredients for this box after eating the snacks, since everything is vegan and I know I can have it. That way I am not biased by something I read on the label.)
Picky Bars Blueberry Boomdizzle (1.6 oz) - Retail Value $2.75
This is a new brand for me. This one is high in protein and has only small amounts of protein and fat. It has some added sugars, but most of the sugars are natural (from blueberries and apple juice concentrate). This does have little nut pieces in it so it is not as smooth as the product page would have you believe. The blueberry flavor is a little bit "generic fruit" but the less-processed snacks tend to have this feature and I've gotten used to it. I would say this one was OK but probably not something I would seek out when there are a lot of competing products out there that I also like.
Verdict: This month’s Vegancuts Snack Box had 10 items for an average value per item of about $2.50. Most of the individual item prices were higher so I think you come out ahead, value-wise. Almost everything was new to me, which I also appreciate. (I knew some of the brands but had not had any of these particular products before.) I thought it was a nice mix of item types, too (sweet/savory, pantry item/snack/drink, etc.). Overall this was a pretty solid month.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This is the February box; order by the end of the month to get this month's box.
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, you are paying about $2.50 per item.
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What do you think of the February 2020 Vegancuts Snack Box?