Vegancuts Snack Box Review + Coupon – February 2021
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.
COUPON: $40 off. No coupon needed - just use this link.
The Products: 7-10 vegan snacks, pantry items, and occasionally supplements.
Ships to: The U.S. for free, Canada for $6.95, and worldwide for $14.95.
Vegancuts Snack Box February 2021 Review
Vegancuts had a pretty solid year last year. Let’s see what they sent for Fanuary:
The box arrived with this information card, which details the items found inside.
On to the items:
Sunny Fruit Organic Apricots (1.76 oz) – Buy 5 Bags for $5.99
This is a repeat item, although we haven’t received it for quite some time. These are unsulfured, so they are brown, but I usually buy unsulfured dried fruit, so that’s not an issue for me. These are consistently excellent in quality- tender with just the right amount of moisture. I’ve also never encountered a stem or pit in one of them. They are packaged more for snacking than for cooking, for what it’s worth.
Sunny Fruit Organic Figs (1.76 oz) – Buy 5 Bags for $5.99
I don’t remember if we’ve had the figs before or not, but they are of similarly good quality as to the apricots. I am personally more likely to reach for apricots as a snack, but these were nice to try and I would be interested in some of their other products (plums, mangoes, tart cherries, etc.) down the road. Also I would totally be into this brand making larger package sizes for use as pantry items or baking ingredients.
Frooze Balls Choc Hazelnut (2.5 oz) – Buy 8 Packages for $19.99
I will admit that the name of this product confuses me, because it sounds like a cross between “frozen” and “booze” and this relates to neither of those concepts. On a side note- I have objections to shortening words and would never say “choc” or “veg” or “delish” anything of that sort. These are basically just date/nut balls, although somewhat separated into layers. The chocolate here was pretty faint- I honestly noticed much more coconut in these (which is OK, I like coconut). They have a soft texture, and you can now buy them at Trader Joe’s if you don’t want to be on the hook for an entire case, just to try them out.
Frooze Balls Peanut Butter and Jelly (2.5 oz) – Buy 8 Packages for $19.99
These show up fairly often in the Vegancuts Snack Box. I do like them. They, too, are date and nut bars, but they have some fruit juices and purees that do a decent job of mimicking jelly. I think I slightly preferred these to the other flavor. (I do like getting multiple flavors of an item to compare, because sometimes if one doesn’t work for you, another one will.)
Last month’s Fit Snack Box had a ton of Bakery on Main Granola, and at that time, I learned that this flavor was “coming soon.” Well, it is still coming soon according to the manufacturer, and is not yet available on Amazon currently, although there is an option for it on the Bakery on Main Granola page (linked to in the item name). This does have oats so it feels like a normal granola (they are gluten-free oats and this is made in a dedicated GF facility). You know, it is OK for granola. I am not much of a granola consumer normally. My husband is, and he liked this (we share all the subscription box snacks so I can get a second opinion). This would be messy to eat out of the bag; I’d recommend a spoon or putting it on top of (non-dairy) yogurt or something like that.
Terra Pnut Punch (1.2 oz) – Buy 12 for $12.00
These allegedly contain oats as well as coconut nectar, but both my husband and I had essentially the same reaction – this is what you would expect if you compressed PB2 or PBFit or one of those lowfat peanut butter powders into a pellet. As it happens, we both like peanuts and PB2 and we were happy with this, although I note that it crumbled quite a bit when removed from the packaging.
Karma Cocoa Dusted Wrapped Cashews (1.5 oz) – Buy 12 Bags for $24.99
This brand shows up in Vegancuts every now and then, but I am pretty sure we get different flavors each time. These do have about 5 g of added sugars, but that is honestly less than I expected, and not bad at all for a sweet snack (plus you get some protein and fiber to go with the sugar, so it’s not just empty calories there). These have all the minerals typically associated with nuts and a light dusting of cocoa flavor that really works for me.
FYI: Vegancuts sends one box to the MSA offices to take the photographs, and one to me to write the review, and it looks like there was variation with this item. I wish I’d received the one pictured, which I like, but I got the reishi eleuthero one, so that is what I will talk about.
I was not a fan of this product. I have had numerous products from Teeccino before and liked them (while looking around the Teeccino site I stumbled across this product, which sounds amazing, and I wish it was in stock), but this tasted really earthy and a bit medicinal. I freely admit to lacking an appreciation for umami flavors (probably one of the reasons I have been able to avoid meat since 1993), and maybe that is the issue. If you are more of a mushroom fan or like to consume herbal “health beverage” concoctions, this may be more to your liking.
Good to Go Blueberry Cashew Soft Baked Bar (1.41 oz) – Buy 9 Bars for $35.99
I enjoyed this, especially considering it was keto-friendly (keto is about as far from my diet as you can get). The main ingredient is almond flour, and the binder appears to be chia seeds (since this obviously does not contain egg or it wouldn’t be in this box). The blueberry flavor predominated over the nut flavor. But oh, my goodness, you only get 9 bars in a box and that means they are over $4 each, which is really expensive for a bar snack! (Some of the Amazon reviews suggest if your local grocery store carries these, they may be less expensive there.)
Whoa! Dough Brownie Batter (1.6 oz) – Buy 10 Bars for $24.99
I don’t think this really tastes like brownie batter, but it is nice and chocolatey. The main ingredients here are gluten-free oat flour and chickpea flour, and it does have a texture reminiscent of certain chickpea-based desserts you can get at Indian restaurants (I have no idea what they’re called). But it doesn’t taste bean-y, so don’t worry. These claim to have a 12-month shelf life which would be great (I can’t test that out since I ate the one that came in the box…), as some bars simply do not last that long. (These have a much more reasonable unit price per bar, for what it’s worth, than the previous bars.)
Artisana Organics Hazelnut Cacao Spread (1.06 oz) – Buy 7 Servings for $11.99
If you are a Nutella fan, this one’s for you. The packaging claims it’s better than Nutella, but perhaps because I generally don’t eat Nutella or similar products, I can’t tell them apart. You can get this in pouches or jars, and I have to say I prefer jars for this type of product because it’s easier to mix up any separated oil and to get all the product out. Anyway, I just squeezed some out in a spoon and ate it because I really don’t know what to do with spreads like this. (I’ve tried making sandwiches with them and while it kind of sounds good, a chocolate sandwich is actually not good.) If anyone has ideas for how to use it, should I get more in the future, I am open for suggestions as long as they don’t involve spending $20 extra at the supermarket to buy accessory ingredients. (Probably should’ve just put it in a smoothie.)
Love Corn, Sea Salt (0.7 oz) – Buy 20 Bags for $19.99
So I have had the habanero chili flavor of these and not been a huge fan, and I often find sea salt flavored snacks kind of plain and boring. I was really prepared not to like this. But… it’s good. Much better than the habanero chili flavor — it totally lacks the weird undertaste of that flavor. The sea salt and corn actually go quite well together. This is why I like some variety in snack flavors – if the habanero chili flavor was the only one I’d ever had, I’d just assume I didn’t like this product, but in fact, I do like at least one of the flavors, and would now be excited to try some of the others, like BBQ. My husband was also a fan. This is a little hard, but I wasn’t worried I was going to break my teeth or anything.
Verdict: This was an interesting box. There were some repeat items, like the dried fruit and at least one flavor of the Frooze Balls, and I feel as though the box lacked variety. it seemed like most items involved dried fruit and nuts and/or gluten free oats in one way or another. I think that is a problem you run into when you make the box gluten free, which has been happening a lot over the past year or two. On the other hand, aside from the mushroom Teeccino, I enjoyed the items. The corn was a nice surprise and I did enjoy trying a $4 bar, even though I would not pay $4 for a single bar. Also I really do have to say that Sunny Fruit products are noticeably better in quality than the same fruits from a lot of competing brands so I am glad to have discovered them through Vegancuts.
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 that month’s box.
COUPON: $40 off. No coupon needed - just use this link.
Value Breakdown: This month’s Vegancuts Snack Box had 12 items, which at $24.95 for the box, the average value per item is about $2.08.
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What do you think of the February 2021 Vegancuts Snack Box?