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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 November 2020 Review
Vegancuts had a pretty solid year last year. Let’s see what they sent for November:
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Plantfusion Complete Organic Protein, Vanilla Chai (1 serving) - Buy 15 Servings for $41.60
It was surprisingly difficult from this packaging to figure out the product name because it doesn't actually say "protein" anywhere obvious. Anyway, if you are looking for a plant-based protein powder, this is a good brand. I have bought full-sized containers from them in the past. This vanilla chai product is strongly spiced so it was a little odd in my morning smoothies. If you mix this with a stick blender it actually might be pretty good as just a shake or protein drink, it's just that you need that mechanical blending power for vegan proteins because they don't dissolve as well as whey, as a rule, since they have associated fiber.
Sweet Cheat Hot Chocolate (5.29 oz) - Retail Value $10.95
This is sugar-free hot chocolate that can be made vegan by mixing in a non-dairy milk. It is sweetened with monk fruit and the taste of that is noticeable but not overpowering. This is actually pretty good. We tried it with unsweetened almond milk to keep the calories down and it still felt pretty rich. And if there are any little clumps that don't dissolve I find that they kind of taste like brownie crumbs, which is not a bad thing, in my opinion.
Ocean's Halo Pho Broth (8 fl oz) - Buy 2 x 32 fl oz packs for $9.99
This company sells through Amazon and I have seen it at Whole Foods, too. I have never had authentic pho because I've been a vegetarian for so long so I don't know what the real thing is supposed to taste like, but this tastes rather strongly of anise to me, and I just think that's a very weird flavor to accompany noodles.
Sensible Foods 100% Fruit Fuji Apple Crunch Dried Snacks (0.32 oz) - Buy a 9 Bag Variety Pack for $21.94
I'm not sure how they process this because it is crunchy, kind of like a chip (but a little harder), which is not at all what my food dehydrator does to apples. This snack is naturally tasty, though, with lots of concentrated apple flavor. Just note that the edges can be a little sharp so it may not be the best thing for small children.
Bakery On Main Gluten-Free Granola, Cranberry Almond Maple (1.1 oz) - Buy 50 Bags for $50.00
Calling this "granola" is a bit of a stretch, but it has these crisp parts that remind me of breakfast cereal and also nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, and it could be used in many of the same ways as granola. This does have a nice maple flavor that works with the other ingredients. What is a bit confusing to me is that some of the different package sizes have different ingredients for the same flavor, I'm not sure what's going on there. But anyway, this is gluten-free, kosher, and non-GMO, if any of those are important to you.
Crazy Go Nuts Banana All Natural Gourmet Walnuts (1.25 oz) - Buy 12 for $23.99
I receive flavored walnuts all the time in snack subscription boxes, but rarely do I get other kinds of flavored nuts, so these walnuts were a welcome sight. They are coated with a banana type of flavoring that works well with the nuts without being too sticky or powdery (so it doesn't get all over your fingers). The price is more reasonable than I expected for walnuts, too. These have a lot of sugar in them, though (probably why I thought they were tasty).
The Matzo Project Everything Matzo Chips (1 oz) - Buy 4 Assorted, 6 oz Bags for $19.45
I have only had matzo before when Jewish students in my grad school lab would bring it in during Passover. I was not really a fan of plain matzo. This is better; although the matzo texture is still there, there is at least some flavoring covering it up. (For what it's worth, this is not certified kosher for Passover, specifically.) It kind of stuck in my teeth but I think I am just not used to eating things made out of white flour. If you like everything bagels, you will enjoy the seasoning here.
The Matzo Project Harissa Matzo Chips (1 oz) - Buy 4 Assorted, 6 oz Bags for $19.45
These were a little more to my liking than the everything chips. The harissa chips were spicy but not too hot. I think the flour in the chips balanced out the spiciness a little bit. Both these and the ones above came kind of broken so if you are interested, they may be worth seeking out in a store instead of ordering.
Nora Seaweed Snacks, Tempura Original Flavor (0.9 oz) - Buy 12, 1.6 oz Bags for $39.99
I like seaweed snacks and my husband doesn't, so I ate this whole bag myself. The seaweed flavor isn't super strong; perhaps it is moderated by the "tempura" (in quotes because I think real tempura batter has eggs, but this does not). This is crispy and crunchy but do take a look in the mirror after eating because it leaves little green seaweed flakes around your mouth.
Mary's Gone Crackers, Original (1.25 oz) - Buy 5.5 oz for $4.59
I'm pretty sure I've had these before. They are seed crackers and they taste exactly like what you'd expect them to. They do also have brown rice, which isn't noticeable, as well as lots of kinds of seeds. They seemed crispier and less chewy/tough than other seed crackers, which is a point in their favor. I'd suggest a savory dip or spread to go with them.
Verdict: This month’s Vegancuts Snack Box had 10 items for an average value per item of about $2.50. I feel like this month's value was better than last month, with some items even exceeding the average (like the hot chocolate, which was much higher in value). Many of the items were new to me and it was nice for once to just eat snacks without worrying about the ingredients list (like I have to do with food boxes for omnivores). The hot chocolate and seaweed were particular favorites.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, order by the end of the month to get the December 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 November 2020 Vegancuts Snack Box?