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24 February, 2015

Unboxing | Vegan Cuts Snack Box February 2015

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How many of you are still eating treats you got for the holidays? I polished off most of the Christmas candy in December, but the Vegan Cuts Snack Box subscription I got as a gift just keeps on coming.  There also might be a single candy cane hanging off our tiny fake Christmas tree, which may or may not still be up in our living room... ahem.

Vegan Cuts Snack Box February 2015 snacks

New to the Vegan Cuts Snack Box? Here are the basic details you need to know:

  • Vegan Cuts is a monthly snack box containing 7-10 "mostly gluten-free" vegan snacks.
  • The subscription costs $19.95 per month including shipping within the U.S. They ship to Canada for an additional $8 per month and worldwide for an additional $15 per month.
  • They also offer a monthly vegan beauty box for the same price - check out my archives for reviews of past Vegan Cuts Beauty Boxes and Snack Boxes.

Info card front:

Vegan Cuts Snack Box February 2015 snacks info card

This month's box was co-curated with blogger/cookbook author The Sexy Vegan. There's also a coupon code: Save $5 off Vegan Cuts Shop purchases with code FEBSNACKS (minimum purchase $25, expires March 31st.)

Other side of the info card:


I've tried most of the items in this box already, so I'll start with the two "snacks" that were least exciting to me (AKA the ones I haven't eaten yet and will probably linger in my pantry for many months to come.)


Ziggy Marley's Shelled Hemp Seeds (1.1oz/30g sample, approximate value $1.83):
Shelled hemp seeds are a great way to add extra protein and Omega fatty acids to salads, smoothies, etc. A true health food. Unfortunately I already have quite the supply in my posession, so it will probably be a while before I get around to trying these. That, and I would consider them to be more of an "ingredient" than a"snack".

SunWarrior Warrior Blend Raw Vegan Protein - Vanilla (25g, approximate value $1.50):
A protein powder in my Vegan Cuts box?! No way! (Seriously, they send one every month. EVERY MONTH.) The good news is that I've never tried SunWarrior protein powder before, so this will be new to me... but the bad news is that this is a blend of pea and hemp seed protein, and I'm not always crazy about pea protein. I guess we'll have to see!


Bonelli Fine Food Simply Sesame in Vanilla with Almond Bits (1oz, approximate value $0.70):
This shit is so, so good. It's kind of like a cross between halvah and nut butter... sweet but kind of savory at the same time, and very satisfying. I could easily consume a whole jar.

NuttZo 2Go Smooth Original (15g, approximate value $1.39):
This is a nut butter made with a blend of seven different nuts and seeds. The flavor is sort of interesting... it tastes "richer" than regular peanut butter, somehow? The original flavor also doesn't seem to have any added sweetener, which is good if you're watching your sugar intake.


180° Snacks Cranberry Pomegranate Clusters (1oz, approximate value $1):
Imagine super-chewy fruit and nut granola bars, chopped up into bite-sized bits. That's what these are like! And they're delicious. Would chomp on again.

Emmy's Chocolate Chip Macaroons (2oz, value $3.29):
Super moist and dense coconut macaroons with little bits of chocolate in them. These are DELICIOUS, and very filling—three little macaroons doesn't look like much, but they're solid nuggets of sugary love.


Munkijo 100% Organic Coconut Water (330ml, approximate value $2.25):
Organic coconut water, simple as. This is natural coconut water, not the pulpy stuff with added sugar you often find in cans. Personally I think this stuff is really refreshing on a hot day, and every day is a hot day in my apartment because we don't control the heat, so ahhhhh.

Seneca Crispy Apple Chips - Original (0.7oz, approximate value $0.55):
Sweet and crunchy dried apple slices. I liked these, but they were a bit oily for my taste—greasy hands seem sort of wrong post-fruit munching.


Wai Lana Cassava Pops - Sea Salt (0.8oz, approximate value $1.39):
Air-popped crisps made from Cassava root. I like cassava as it is, but it can be a bit bland, so I was pleasantly surprised by how well-seasoned this were. Just the right amount of salt, oil, and starchy goodness.

Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips - Nacho (1.5oz bag, approximate value $1.59):
I have received various versions of Beanfields chips many times through Vegan Cuts, and I still like them. Imagine tortilla chips with a beany texture and a bit of spice... if you like beans as much as I do, you'll love 'em. If you hate the texture of beans, stay away.


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Total box value: Approximately $15.49
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Overall impressions:
I think this was a particularly good month for sampling new snacks in Vegan Cuts: Some months I feel like Vegan Cuts sends too many "superfood" meal supplements as opposed to actual snacks, and thankfully this wasn't one of them. I liked pretty much everything I tried in this box too, with the standouts being the Cassava Pops chips and Simply Sesame (which now that I think of it, I may have tried before... still, yum.) All in all, not bad!



To try Vegan Cuts Snacks for yourself, visit here and select your subscription length. Then let the nomming commence. Well, it probably won't commence until late March if you're reading this now (late February), but yeah. There will be nomming.


What do you think of my February Vegan Cuts Snack Box? Which of these tasty treats would you have reached for first?


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8 comments:

  1. I got the Cassava Pops in my Love With Food box last month and I was pleasantly surprised at how well seasoned they were, too!

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  2. I thought this month was a good one. I shared my cassava chips right away with a friend and I wish I would have opened them later (and kept for myself...ha ha!) because they were delicious! I haven't tried the sesame spread, but I know I'll probably really enjoy that also. I've subscribed to Vegan Cuts for 7 months and this is prob the 3rd time I've received Beanfields, but they're pretty awesome so no complaints here. I agree that sometimes there are too many supplements/protein shake type things normally, but this month had a good balance. I've has the Emmy's before and knew I would like them. My one complaint is that I wish there was more chocolate this month for Valentine's Day, but that's probably just because I love chocolate!

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  3. Yum,there are alot of things in this box that interest me. The vanilla almond thing, the peanutbutter, chocolate chip macaroons, cranberry pomegranate trail mix, casava pops and nacho bean and rice chips. Great box!

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  4. Yes they were very tasty! Wouldn't mind getting more of those.

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  5. Yeah, they do send Beanfields a lot. I've been subscribed to Vegan Cuts on and off for a while because my boyfriend keeps getting me gift subscriptions, and I swear they show up in every other box, lol. Good point about the chocolate! I feel like there was a Sjaak's chocolate heart in last year's February box. It would have been nice to get something like that again.

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  6. Yeah this was really a great box in terms of the appealing-ness of the snacks, sometimes they send stuff that's a little strange, but this box was 100% deliciousness.

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  7. All of those products look so yummy! Sounds like a nice variety of products. Any favorites?

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  8. I love the cassava chips and Simply Sesame paste! Highly recommended!

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