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 March 2020 Review
Vegancuts had a pretty solid year last year. Let’s see what they sent for March:
The box did not come with an information card.
There were some coupons this month.
Chickapea Vegan Mac (5.7 oz) - Buy 6 boxes for $27.99
This is the second month in a row we have received a packaged vegan mac and cheese product. It's kind of nice though because (1) I like to keep some pantry items like this on hand in case our usual dinner plans fall through (have definitely been saved by Vegancuts pantry items in the past) and (2) a lot of these are hard to find in stores, and reviews say different things about the different brands, and it's hard to predict what you will think until you try it, and maybe you don't want to spend $30 on a whole case of something that ends up not working out for you. Anyway, this calls for a plant-based milk (I do have that) and vegan butter substitute (I don't have anything like that in the house right now) so I need to do a bit of shopping or ordering before I can prepare it properly.
Balance the Superfood Shot Immunity Blend (2 fl oz) - Buy 24 bottles for $89.99
This is made up of a bunch of different antioxidant-containing fruits and vegetables. I find their health claims dubious. This is not going to keep you from getting sick but may offer a false sense of security. It also does not taste good at all. It is just a bunch of fruit and vegetable juices that seem to have been combined without consideration for flavor. For what it's worth, some elderberry preparations have been shown to have some impact under specific sets of conditions, but it is usually limited to one brand/preparation, and it does not mean that consuming any random elderberry-containing product will help reduce the severity of cold and/or flu symptoms.
Macro Snacks Churro Loco (1.2 oz) - Buy 6 bags for $14.99
These are formulated with specific percentages of macronutrients. I don't track macronutrients and macronutrient goals are a little different for everyone. But if you are looking for crunchy (if a little rustic) snacks with some protein and would prefer them to be sweet, this is definitely one to try. Sugars are not too bad at 5 g although these do appear to have a great deal of starch. (I'm not knocking starch. I think it would be difficult to make a palatable snack of this sort without starch.)
Biena Baked Chickpea Puffs (0.6 oz) - Buy 6, 3.2 oz bags for $29.99
The flavor of these is pretty light. These are very airy and not particularly dense and they almost melt in your mouth. It is a different sort of texture than some of the other chickpea snacks out there (like, say, Hippeas). I like them although they really stuck to my teeth a lot.
Plantfusion Complete Meal in Chocolate Caramel (1 serving) - Buy 10 servings for $37.35
This brand shows up fairly often in food and fitness subscription boxes. I don't think I have had this specific product before. This has pea, artichoke, amaranth, quinoa, and algae proteins as well as a reasonable amount of fat and quite a lot of fiber. The sodium level is quite high at 17% (390 mg) which may or may not be a big deal, for example if you mix this with water and use it as a meal replacement it is probably not so bad, but if you are watching sodium intake because you have a medical condition like hypertension, that is another matter. I do have high blood pressure but I only use a small portion of this at a time (not a full serving) in a smoothie so I feel OK about it. The chocolate caramel flavor works well with my other smoothie ingredients.
CBD Fx Hemp Gummies, Agave Berry (8 gummies) - Retail Value $9.99
I was not on the CBD bandwagon before and I am still not. I tried two of these on a very high stress day and did not notice the least bit of difference. Also it is over a dollar per gummy which is kind of incredible. The whole point of vegan gummies should be to eat a whole bunch of them because you don't find them very often but you don't want to do that here because they cost so much and because there is little evidence for the effectiveness of CBD in most cases -- it is sometimes associated with negative side effects like lightheadedness, low blood pressure, dry mouth, and liver damage. They do taste OK despite having a lot of spirulina in them.
Skout Organic Real Food Bars for Kids in Peanut Butter (0.85 oz) - Buy 6 bars for $7.98 (found here for $6.99)
This was good although it was tiny. In terms of flavor and texture there is not much distinguishing it from other date and nut bars. If I was in the market for this type of product I would probably not buy one marketed for kids because I want something a little more substantial as a snack for myself. (They do make some similar bars for adults but not in this flavor.)
Partake Birthday Cake Cookies (1 oz) - Buy 4, 5.5 oz boxes for $19.55
I split subscription box snacks with my husband because I think it's good to get a second opinion. He took one bite and said "we've had these before, haven't we?" The thing is, he tends to remember the snacks he doesn't care for more than the snacks he likes. We have, in fact, had these before, and they are dry and crumbly and kind of hard. They are free of the top 8 allergens and so they are considered school-safe snacks, but they are just not my preferred texture for a packaged cookie. I can understand that they fill a specific niche on the snack market, but I am not a fan.
The Cookie Department Great Full Sweet Potato, Cranberry, and Oatmeal (1.5 oz) - Estimated Value $3.75
This does not appear to be for sale anywhere, which is sad because it's actually delicious and has a very nice texture. Here is another product from the same company (but note, the products they have for sale are keto-friendly and contain eggs, so they don't seem to have anything vegan available at this time -- I'm guessing this is new to market), linked so you can see where I got my cost estimate. Most of the time these cookies that try to include vegetables are not all that impressive, but this may have been my favorite item in the box.
Kibo Chickpea Chips, Pico de Gallo (1 oz) - Buy 12 bags for $19.99
I have had these before in another flavor. They are a little rustic, being made from chickpeas, but they also have a nice crunch. One thing that sets this brand apart from other chip/cracker brands is the STRONG flavor. Like super detectable flavor. (In case it's not clear, I think this is good. I am tired of flavorless "sea salt" snacks.)
Verdict: This month’s Vegancuts Snack Box had 10 items for an average value per item of about $2.50. Most of this month's items were new to me. My favorite was the sweet potato/cranberry/oatmeal cookie, which really just tasted great and had a wonderful texture. I wasn't necessarily enthusiastic about the taste and texture of every item, but I do think Vegancuts does a good job of finding a variety of products, with few repeats, including from some brands that are new to me, and I don't really expect to love every snack item I come across.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This is the March 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 March 2020 Vegancuts Snack Box?