Vegancuts Snack Box Review + Coupon – June 2020
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: $40 off. No coupon needed - just use this link.
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 June 2020 Review
Vegancuts had a pretty solid year last year. Let’s see what they sent for June:
There was an information card this month. Lately they’ve had cute animal pictures on them and I think that is a fun change.
Phocus Blood Orange Caffeinated Sparkling Water (11.5 fl oz) – Buy 12 cans for $19.99
Vegancuts drinks are hit or miss for me and I was a little worried because of the natural, non-caloric sweeteners in this (those usually don’t taste good to me), but I ended up liking this quite a bit and finished the whole can on my own. It has about as much caffeine as one cup of coffee which is a lot for me, but not so much that I feel it’s unsafe (as opposed to some energy drinks…). This kept me going through a long morning of work and I thought the citrus flavor was pleasant.
Zellee Plant-Based Fruit Jel, Strawberry Pear (3.5 oz) – Buy a 12 pack for $23.79
I’m not big on gel-based snacks or pouch snacks. This one reminded me a lot of thickened orange juice with a bit of jelly or something mixed in. It’s just not really my thing, plus I feel the packaging on these is kind of wasteful since it can’t be recycled as far as I know (whereas, say, a cup of applesauce could be recycled if you rinsed it out). This brand has shown up in Vegancuts before but I believe it was a different flavor last time (it’s been quite awhile).
Dang Coconut Chips, Chocolate Sea Salt (2.82 oz) – Buy 12 bags for $59.88
We like these. We (my husband and I — I share all subscription box snacks with him to get a second opinion) have been fans of the regular Dang chips for a long time and this flavor really goes well with the coconut and also the texture. This is more chocolate than sea salt, to me, but pretty good.
Btwn Meals Shelled Pumpkin Seeds (1 oz) – Buy 10 bags for $35
When I find a new brand through a subscription box, I like to go to their website and look around. Interestingly, this is the only product this company makes and sells. I kind of hope they add some more products soon because it doesn’t seem like a sustainable business model. Nonetheless, these are pretty good. They are lightly sweetened in a way that really works, and the texture is good.
Navitas Organics Matcha Latte (10 x 0.3 oz packets) – Retail Value $19.99 (currently on sale for $17.99)
I am really unsure what my opinion is of this product after trying it. At first, I really loved it. (For what it’s worth, I mixed it up using an immersion blender and this worked well as there was almost no powder at the bottom when I was done.) After awhile, though (we’re talking 15-20 minutes into the process as I drink hot drinks quite slowly), I got this aftertaste in my mouth that was hard to get rid of. I guess from the sweetener here. I think this might be better if you chug it, but that’s not really the point of matcha. I have a few more packets left to help me decide, though.
Koochikoo Lollipops (2.1 oz) – Buy 10 bags for $27.88
These have fiber in them but they are also sweet. My own preference would be just for a hard candy without the lollipop stick as I have an orthodontic problem at the moment that has been made worse by the pandemic (i.e., couldn’t get it fixed in time…) and the wax I am using as a quick fix comes off when it hits the lollipop stick. Anyway, despite that, the one I tried was pretty good — sweet but not too sweet, a little tart, and attractive to look at as the colors were sort of swirled together.
Top Seeds Seed Crackers, Sea Salt – Buy 7 oz for $7.99
These are seed crackers. If you have had other seed crackers you can probably guess what these taste like. My own prediction was spot-on. But I have had a lot of seed crackers from snack subscription boxes. I would say these do have one edge over competing products, which is the texture. I found the crunchiness of these really satisfying. The flavor was kind of sesame-like so if you are going to use a spread, a savory one would probably be better.
Iota Classic Pink Himalayan Salt Sunflower Kernels (0.75 oz) – Retail Value $1.40
These are plain sunflower seeds (well, with a little salt, but “sea salt” isn’t really a flavor, in my opinion). I find tiny things like this a little inconvenient to eat on the go but at home with a spoon they were good. I’m not really in the market for this sort of thing but if I were, I would consider these for sure.
Hippie Snacks Avocado Crisps, Guacamole (0.15 oz) – Buy 6, 2.5 oz bags for $29.99
This is something of a controversial item if you look at the Amazon reviews (you can get to them from the link in the item name). A lot of people can’t stand them. My husband is one person who did not care for them — he ate one and refused to eat any more. But honestly I thought they were pretty good. The spices made them sort of Southwestern, which is a flavor profile I tend to like, and I thought the crunch was kind of satisfying. If you are doing keto apparently these are OK, but I think vegan keto would be too restrictive for most people.
Purity Coffee (2 sachets) – Buy 10 for $18
As you may know, I am NOT a coffee drinker. But my husband is and he was happy to try these. He actually did drink the second one as well (that’s how you tell if he liked something) although he said that he wouldn’t trade his Gevalia for it. The bags here work like filters, I don’t know if you saw the news recently but apparently filtered coffee is much better for you than unfiltered coffee. So if you want to stick with filtered coffee for health reasons but have access to hot water and not a coffee machine (like in some offices), this could be a great choice.
Rule Breaker Birthday Cake Blondie (1.9 oz) – Buy 12 for $32.99
This is one of the only repeat items this month. These are school safe and free of tons of allergens. Sometimes gluten free items, especially thicker baked goods (basically anything that is not a cracker) have weird textures, but this one is actually nicely soft and not too crumbly and definitely has that vanilla-ish cakey flavor I associate with anything labeled “birthday cake.”
I would like to try this in a different flavor. It had a texture that reminded me of one of those KIND healthy grains bars (not sure if they are vegan as many KIND products have honey in them), or another soft granola bar. And that was fine. But my first thought was “this tastes like perfume” and that transitioned while eating this to “this tastes like soap” and, well, that is not really something you want to think about food. The lemongrass is just overwhelming and I couldn’t detect any of the other flavors and, as you may know from reading some of my other reviews, I am not a fan of lemongrass. But there are lots of other flavors of this product and maybe we’ll see it again someday. Just not the lemongrass one, please.
Verdict: This month’s Vegancuts Snack Box had 12 items for an average value per item of about $2.08. Some of the items, like the matcha latte and lollipops, were pretty big packages, and of course there were two coffee packets. One thing that really impressed me this month was almost everything was new to me, either the flavor or the brand as a whole (I think the only true repeat was the birthday cake cookie thing). I don’t expect to love every item; what I personally want from a food subscription box is to try new things and discover new products and brands, and I definitely did that here. It also is nice that I can just eat whatever I want in here without reading the ingredients first, I never have to worry about hidden gelatin or anything like that.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This is the June box; order by the end of the month to get this month’s box.
COUPON: $40 off. No coupon needed - just use this link.
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, you are paying about $2.08 per item.
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What do you think of the June 2020 Vegancuts Snack Box?