My latest Vegan Cuts Snack Box arrived well before the end of April, but I didn't get a chance to write about it until now, eep. But that's probably for the best—it just means that I had time to test all the snacks thoroughly before writing this most. Testing snacks thoroughly, such a difficult task.
Not familiar with the Vegan Cuts Snack Box? Here's the scoop:
- 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.
This month's box was co-curated with Will Travel For Vegan Food. I've never read that blog before, but WTFVeganFood.com is a funny URL, so I'll give them that at least. There was also a coupon code on the front of the info card: APRSNACKS gets you $10 off any $50+ purchase in the Vegan Cuts shop (expires May 31st, 2015).
Yum yum. Let's delve on into my delicious thoughts!
Pop Art Thai Coconut Curry Popcorn (1.25oz single serve bag):
Popcorn with a delicious coconut and curry powder flavor. This is the sort of thing I could easily make by myself on the stove, but sometimes I just don't want to have to clean up another pot, y'know? In any case, it's tasty. Spicy but not overwhelmingly hot.
Flamous Brands Spicy Falafel Chips (1.6oz bag):
Tortilla-style chips made with a shitload of beans. These are very high in fiber, but the flavor falls a little short for me—I expect the spicy variety to have a serious kick, and these are more like... a nudge. I wouldn't necessarily snack on them on their own again, but both these and the original variety pair well with hummus.
RW Garcia Mixtbag Yellow & Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (1.5oz bag):
Yellow and blue tortilla chips, together at last in the same bag! Was this a thing people were clamoring for? I don't know. In any case they're reasonably good tortilla chips—not super-flavorful on their own, but the perfect level of crunchiness for dunking into dip or salsa. And I suppose the blue and yellow combo would be fun in a bowl at a party or something.
Yummy Earth Organic Fruit Snacks (1x 20g pouch):
Organic fruit snacks made with fruit juice that are free of gelatin, yay! I've actually purchased these numerous times before because they're so darn good. The flavor is... well... very fruity. They're a bit harder in texture than your standard supermarket gummy snacks, but I like that extra level of chewiness. Also, the individual bits are shaped like the fruits they're flavored by. It always cracks me up when I get a bag that's mostly filled with rubbery little bananas.
Yummy Earth Sour Beans (1x 20g pouch):
Tart jelly beans by the same makers as the fruit snacks. I hadn't tried these before and was surprised at how sour they actually were—pucker up! Speaking as someone who used to snack on raw lemons as a child I would consider that to be a plus, but Stan didn't like them. YMMV.
Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers - Sea Salt (0.5oz bag):
I swear this must be the third time I've received these in Vegan Cuts. They're super-crunchy, gluten-free crackers—perfect for spreading things on and dipping. I like them, but I'd like to try something new next time please!
Explore Asian Organic Red Rice Pad Thai Noodles (8oz/full size):
Wide, flat pad thai noodles with a bouncy texture. I used these last night to make sort of a hybrid pad thai/peanut sauce tempeh mess and they were good. Not too sticky or gloppy—some noodles turn to mush if you cook them for even a second too long, but these remained relatively firm.
Grab The Gold Snack Bar (1x 2oz bar):
A protein bar made with oats, peanut butter and a bunch of other stuff. There's about 11g of protein per 193 calorie bar—not bad. I didn't go wild over this, but it's totally edible. It tastes like oats and peanut butter and a bunch of other shit pressed together. Could be worse.
Vibrant Health PureGreen Protein (8.77g):
At this point I'm so sick of receiving random protein powder samples from Vegan Cuts that I can't think of anything meaningful to say. I'm pretty sure it's edible—hooray?
Dark Dog Organic Green Tea Energy Drink (12oz can):
A 50 calorie energy drink that's slightly carbonated and only very slightly sweetened. This drink isn't heavy on the sweetener or flavor, but maybe that's a good thing—it feels less headache-inducing than some mainstream energy drinks. But on the other hand, it didn't really give me that much of boost... YMMV. I probably wouldn't feel it if someone injected caffeine directly into my brain, so....
I was a little underwhelmed by this month's Vegan Cuts box. I don't think they sent anything bad, I just feel like I got too many products that were either similar to each other or the items from previous boxes. That curry popcorn was pretty darn good though. Nice discovery.
If you want to try out the Vegan Cuts Snack Box for yourself, you can subscribe here. What will they send next month? I have no idea! Stay tuned.
What do you think of my April Vegan Cuts Snack Box? Which snack sounds the tastiest or most useful to you?
Disclosure: The Vegan Cuts box featured in this post was given to me by my significant other as a gift—yay! This has no influence on my opinion of Vegan Cuts, but it certainly does make me like my boyfriend more. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy.