Vegancuts Snack Box Review + Coupon – May 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 per month. Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!
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 May 2021 Review
Let’s see what Vegancuts sent for May:
The box arrived with this information card, which details the items found inside.
On to the items:
Lotus Foods Organic White Jasmine & Forbidden Rice (8 oz) – Buy 30 oz for $7.69
I am Asian, so I have never once bought a bag of rice that weighed less than 5 pounds, and never anything that comes pre-cooked. The prep time for this rice was extremely quick, and the rice itself was pretty good — moist, flavorful, aromatic — but I don’t eat black rice as much as I do white rice, so I can’t see myself buying this too often. I imagine this is suited for people who aren’t regular rice eaters or who are in a rush and don’t want to spend time waiting on a rice cooker.
Bobo’s Oat Bites (1.3 oz) – Buy 30 pack for $26.94
These Oat Bites are delightful and very filling as well. I ate it as a quick snack in the morning, and it was more than enough to tide me over until lunch. The oat component has the consistency of a chewy cookie and the inside is stuffed with a delicious strawberry jam. If I were a kid in elementary school I definitely wouldn’t complain if I found this in my lunchbox.
Byte Bars (1.62 oz) – Buy 12 pack for $24.99
A miss for me, I’m afraid. The bar I received was advertised as “choco-chip,” so I bit in expecting a rich chocolate flavor but instead found myself crunching down on almonds with a very faint, chalky cocoa taste. Unfortunately, I think vegan chocolate still has a ways to go before it catches up with the real thing.
Nutpods Sweet Crème Flavor (11.2 fl oz)
I poured a bit of this into a coffee I bought at Starbucks, and it was… fine? It tasted sweet and creamy, so exactly as advertised. I’m mildly lactose intolerant and I also don’t drink coffee, so I can’t really make comparisons because my prior experience with creamers is basically zero. But if you’re a coffee fanatic and you’re looking for a dairy-free creamer, this one should do the job.
NuNature Premium Organic Date Syrup (12.3 oz)
I am generally not a fan of dates, in syrup form or otherwise, so I was a bit apprehensive when I cracked open this bottle. But I’m happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised; the date flavor was fairly mild, and it mostly tasted like maple syrup’s second cousin. I added a few dollops to some plain Greek yogurt where I would usually use honey, and it provided just the right amount of sweetness.
Foods Alive Unfortified Nutritional Yeast (1 oz) – Buy 6 oz for $9.99
I really was not sure what to expect with this — I’m supposed to just eat raw yeast? — but turns out it’s pretty good. I sprinkled some on top of pasta in lieu of parmesan cheese and it was a decent substitute, kind of nutty and savory.
SNACKLINS Nacho Plant Crisps (1 oz) – Buy 6 pack for $6.64
These crisps were my favorite product in the whole box. They have the exact same texture as pork rinds, light and airy and crisp, and they manage to pack in a ton of mouth-watering cheesy nacho flavor without using any dairy, nut, or soy ingredients. The box came with two bags and I polished them both off in one afternoon.
Upcycled Grain Project Chocolate & Cranberry Up-Bites (2.11 oz) – Buy 10 pack for $30.00
You know how dung beetles are known for rolling up little balls of dirt? I hate to say it, but that was my first thought when I opened up my package of Up Bites. The bites are also stuffed with flecks of grain that are byproducts of the brewing process, which is wonderful for sustainability purposes, but unfortunately only serves to reinforce the connection I made in my head. It tastes fine, kind of nutty and fruity, but as the old adage goes: you eat with your eyes first.
Bakery on Main Maple Multigrain Muffin Oatmeal (1.75 oz) – Buy 3 pack for $18.05
I mean, it’s hard to go wrong with oatmeal. The maple muffin flavor was good, subtle, and not too sweet, and the texture was on the thicker side. I added a splash of oat milk and some fresh strawberries and overall it was a satisfying breakfast.
LIFEAID DREAMAID GO! (0.16 oz) – Buy 14 pack for $19.99
I did not enjoy this one. The tangerine powder tastes like a weaker version of Kool-Aid, but with that overly sweet flavor characteristic of sugar substitutes. I also didn’t notice a discernible improvement in my quality of sleep, so I wouldn’t personally spring for this.
Offblak Tea – Buy 12 pack for $9.99
This sample pack of teas was an extra product not listed on the informational card. The pack included three flavors: Mint & Chocolate, Forest Fruits & Ginger, and Cranberry & Cinnamon. I’d definitely recommend trying these out; the blends were flavorful, nicely balanced, and didn’t require too much time steeping.
Verdict: As someone who is not vegan and fairly ignorant of the vegan food world, I appreciated the opportunity to test out some new things that I had never tried or even heard of before. Not every item was to my taste, but overall I was pretty impressed by the spread and I’m excited to see what else Vegancuts has to offer.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, order by the end of the month to receive the current month’s box. You can see what month’s box will be your first box when you check out.
COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!
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 May 2021 Vegancuts Snack Box?