Vida Vegan Con’s big extravaganza of goodies had us spoiled and we were kind of bummed that all our goodies were gone so quickly 🙁 We were so excited to try so many treats, some new to us and others just old time favorites, that we gobbled them up in no time. Fortunately Jill and John from Vegan Cuts* came to the rescue and sent us the July snack box to sample and review. It was like Christmas in July! There I was, like an anxious kid, waiting to see what Santa packed in that little box. Oh, the anticipation!
Boom! Goodies & More Goodies
The Vegan Cuts Snack Box is a monthly subscription* (that can be canceled at anytime) and costs $19.95 per month. Monthly boxes will have 7-10 vegan products that are mostly gluten-free. I think this is a great value. If you were to get all of the items in it individually (including the coupon for the free Califia almond milk and depending on where you live) you’d spend a few dollars more. Plus, new subscribers get a $15 gift card to the Vegan Chic online store.
In my opinion, this is a great solution for vegans who live in not so vegan-friendly regions of the country or just if you’re curious to try new items every month and don’t feel like scouring the health food store/the interwebs for new items.
What’s in this Month’s Snack Box?
Sweeping across from left to right and starting from the top center:
The Good Bean – Roasted chick peas, lightly sweetened and a nice cinnamon flavor. We had bought the savory flavors at our local health food store but hadn’t tried these before. They were a surprisingly tasty treat to satisfy a sweet tooth in a more healthful fashion. The crunch factor was great too, not too hard yet just enough to give that “I’m snacking” crunch. A good way to add some additional plant protein and fiber into your diet. It’s gluten-free, nut-free, cholesterol-free, low fat and low in carbohydrates.
Beanfield’s Sea Salt Bean & Rice Chips – I loved the nacho flavor we sampled previously, so I was afraid this flavor wasn’t going to be tasty enough for me. Wrong. I found that the Bean base of this chip is why I liked them in the first place. The Sea Salt flavor goes well with a variety of dips. It also has more protein and fiber than most other chips. It’s non-GMO, corn-free and gluten-free.
Califia Free Almond Milk Coupon – I’ve heard about this brand of almond milk and have been curious to try it. My local stores don’t carry it yet, but I keep the coupon in my wallet for that special day. I’ll report back once I find it.
Go Veggie! Grated Parmesan Style Topping – This topping smells pretty close to the dairy version. The flavor seemed a bit milder than the smell to me, so I enlisted a couple of non-veg friends to taste test. They said it had a mild Parmesan flavor but they liked it. The texture is pretty similar to the dairy versions, so if you’re looking for a dairy-free, cholesterol-free substitute to packaged Parmesan style topping this may be an option to try.
Snapz Crunchy Apple Crisps with Cinnamon – Another tasty, cinnamony healthful snack. Apples, cinnamon and lemon juice. That’s it. Those are all the ingredients in this snack. The name says crunchy, but they’re in fact a little on the soft side, which was totally fine. It’s gluten-free, nut-free, no added sugar or salt, no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and there are only 50 calories for the 0.46 oz bag pictured here.
Ultima Replenisher – A plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free, zero sugar and zero artificial ingredients electrolyte powder. I’m so thankful for products like these, now that I pay more attention to what I put in my body.
Go Veggie! $1.00 Coupon – We love coupons and saving money at the register when we’re shopping.
Michy’s Cran Rustica Cookie – A little oat cookie with craisins and cinnamon. I thought it was the perfect size for a snack without piling on too many calories like some of the bigger cookies do. I love that they used craisins instead of the traditional raisins. I like raisins but I’m not a big fan of them in oatmeal cookies. I thought it was a scrumptious treat after lunch.
The Fanciful Fox Peanut Butter Lip Balm (directly below the Michy’s cookie) – I really like that there was a non-food item in this snack box. This lip balm has a cocoa butter and shea butter base which makes it silky smooth. It’s in one of my favorite flavors, peanut butter, and made with some organic and fair trade ingredients. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also a local product to me — it’s made right here in Pennsylvania! Two thumbs up!
Earnest Eats Dark Chocolate Mint Bar – I’ve had other Earnest Eats bars but not this flavor. They’re the healthier cousin of the granola bar with whole grains and generally less sugar than most other granola bars. I’ve found them to be filling and keep me going without the sugar spike. They’re wheat-free.
Salba Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are high in fiber and a good source of Omega-3 (ALA), calcium, magnesium and copper. They’re also a good base ingredient for puddings, used as a thickener in a variety of vegan recipes and great just sprinkled over cereal or a salad. This brand is non-GMO and gluten-free.
Macrolife Natural Macro Greens Powder – This little packet has the equivalent of five servings of raw fruit and veggies (according to the packet). It’s also low carb and gluten-free. Blend it up in smoothies for a nutritious snack or meal. I didn’t get a chance to try this item yet. I’ll report back when I do.
How Does it Compare to the Sample from VVC?
The snack box sample baggie we received at VVC was a bit lighter. There were mostly sample sizes of items in the bags. It was nice to receive actual-size items in the snack box to gauge (by size, calories and flavor) if it’s something you’d like buy to snack on regularly.
Subscribe to Vegan Cuts Snack Box
You can subscribe to the Vegan Cuts snack box by clicking on the image* below. Subscribe by tomorrow, July 10th, to receive the July snack box. If you miss it, don’t fret, the August box is just a month away 🙂