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.
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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 September 2020 Review
Vegancuts had a pretty solid year last year. Let’s see what they sent for September:
Gogo Big Squeez Rad Raspbberry (4.2 oz) - Buy a 20-Pouch Variety Pack for $15.98
I let my husband have this one since I took the strawberry one last month. Really, the non-apple fruit flavor is pretty mild (I've tried this flavor before from another food box), this is mostly lightly-flavored applesauce in a pouch. I am not so big into pouch snacks, to be honest, although I suppose there is a convenience factor and I am sure they appeal to kids. Also, I did buy a lot of them after I had oral surgery once and was afraid to chew (though I had to squeeze them out of the pouch and into a bowl and eat with a spoon because I figured if straws were forbidden by the periodontist, so were pouches).
Gogo Big Squeez Playful Pear (4.2 oz) - Buy a 20-Pouch Variety Pack for $15.98
This time, I ate this one. The cinnamon and vanilla flavoring was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. (This wasn't super obvious from the front but only became apparent when I started eating this.) This didn't really scream "pear" to me, it was more apple/generic fruity. I tend to prefer eating whole fruit as I find it more filling.
Undressed Salad Bar Sesame Ginger (1.4 oz) - Buy 12 Bars for $34.95
I split all subscription box snacks with my husband so I can get a second opinion. He looked at this, took one tiny bite, and threw the rest of his half out. I finished my half but I would not call it a particularly enjoyable experience. Although this allegedly is sesame ginger-flavored, according to the package, to me it just tasted like vinegar. (White balsamic vinegar is the second ingredient after toasted almonds.) I do like some products made with kale (like kale chips) and we cook with both spinach and kale sometimes, but this was just not something I can see myself seeking out as I strongly prefer bars that are sweet rather than savory and this particular combination of flavors did not appeal to me.
Rawrev Glo Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt (1.6 oz) - Buy 12 Bars for $26.99
Aha, something I love! I buy Rawrev bars by the case every now and then. Although they get a little oily, they are really good, especially the ones that are just nuts and chocolate (like this one). They are soft and not crumbly and a good way to get some healthful fats. (For what it's worth, they are another food item I ate a lot of after that same oral surgery I mentioned above; you can just cut them up into tiny pieces and eat the pieces without biting down on the whole bar.)
Tosi Superbites Cashew Coconut (2.4 oz) - Buy a 12 Pack for $39.50
I have had this brand before but I did not realize they offered more than one flavor so that was a nice discovery. These look like they might be hard but they really aren't, and they're not too crumbly. Although these do have added sugars it's really not as much as I would have expected, so you get more of the nut and seed flavor coming through. The coconut flavor was pretty mild; these were definitely more "cashew" than "coconut" for me.
Hampton Farms Salted Roasted Peanuts (3 oz) - Buy 48 Bags for $29.95
I cannot remember the last time I ate in-shell peanuts. Probably at a sporting event back in high school? (I knew a lot of people with season tickets to the KC Chiefs back in the 1990s when they weren't all that great and I would tag along to games back in the day. Between the pandemic and the Superbowl earlier this year the tickets are probably not so easy to come by now...but I digress.) These were good -- we do eat a lot of peanut products at my house -- although there's not really anything differentiating them from any other in-shell peanuts, I think.
Soon Chili Tomato Noodle Soup (2.64 oz) - Retail Value $1.29
Although in principle I like the idea of packaged noodle soups I can actually eat, with no chicken powder or anything, wow, over 1000 mg of sodium in one serving. Although my hypertension is not really the type to respond to lifestyle factors like diet and exercise, that number gives me pause. Of course, I thought it was delicious because I think most salty snacks are delicious but I didn't let myself eat more than one bite of noodles because of sodium. For what it's worth, I couldn't find this for sale online except at eBay (who buys food on eBay?) so I linked to Kroger's website which only works if you have Kroger near you (there's one within walking distance from my house).
Crunch Rights Apple Cinnamon Baked Puffs (3 oz) - Estimated Value 6 Bags for $19.99
The manufacturer's website sends you to Amazon, where this flavor is out of stock, so I've used the value for another (non-vegan) flavor. These are starchy puff snacks and they're pretty good. This is a huge bag but only 3 servings so you actually feel like you are eating quite a lot of food for not a super high number of calories. These are sweet but not overly so and if I was looking for starchy puff snacks I would definitely check these out (FWIW, their BBQ flavor is also vegan but their other two flavors have cheese in them).
Tohi Aronia Berry Dragon Fruit Non-Carbonated Antioxidant Beverage (12 fl oz) - Buy 12 Cans for $34.99
Because this is sweetened with monk fruit extract, I was prepared not to like it, so I was overjoyed to discover that it didn't have that weird monk fruit aftertaste and was actually pretty good. This is going to sound really counter-intuitive for a canned beverage but I would suggest shaking this before opening. It is not carbonated so it won't explode all over you and the dragonfruit pulp and seeds kind of settle at the bottom so shaking it will mix things a little before you consume. This has the flavor of like watered-down juice or something, which makes sense based on the calories, but it's light and refreshing and not too high in sugar (and what sugars are there are natural fruit sugars).
Uplift Gut Happy Cookies Sunflower Butter with Vanilla Chia (1.41 oz) - Buy 36 Packets of Cookies for $104.99
These are a little dry but good overall. These would be great for dunking in a beverage, maybe not a super hot one as I'm not sure what that would do the probiotics, but like lukewarm tea or non-dairy milk or iced coffee or something? The cookie part is high in fiber and the cream filling (well, basically nut butter) has probiotics. I don't know how well the probiotics would colonize your gut if they are exposed to stomach acid but maybe the fiber protects them a little. You totally don't notice the chia which is probably good because it often adds a strange texture to packaged food (but not here). Not sure I would buy these at over $100 for a case but they were nice to try.
Verdict: This month’s Vegancuts Snack Box had 10 items for an average value per item of about $2.50. Many of the items were new to me and of the ones that weren't, they were usually either a new flavor (Tosi, Soon noodle soup, Gogo Squeez) or were just something I really already liked (Rawrev bar). Although the greens bar was not my favorite thing, you don't know with some snacks until you try them, and I do appreciate discovering new brands and products. It's also just nice to get snack boxes where I can eat everything without having to read the ingredients list first.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This is the September box; order by the end of the month to get this box.
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, you are paying about $2.50 per item.
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