Vegancuts Snack Box July 2022 Review: Sweet, Salty, And Everything In Between!

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The July 2022 Vegancuts Snack Box came with a variety of snacks and drinks, and even a hot sauce that has several servings inside, so it may last a few months depending on how much hot sauce you consume. Read on to see what else I received!

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The product info card mentioned that proceeds will help animals at the Marine Mammal Care Center in Los Angeles. That seems fitting, since the theme was Save our Seas with Snacks!

Barnacle Foods Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce ($6.95) Hmm, a whole jar of hot sauce? Sweet! Wait, it’s made with kelp? Hmm. I tested it and it was spicy, like Tabasco spicy, and this is probably the first time I’ve tried piri piri peppers so I see why they are farther down the ingredients list. It doesn’t taste kelpy or fishy, and as the website states, the flavor comes first and then the heat hits you. The website didn’t list serving suggestions but had pictures of it on avocado toast, soup, and sandwiches but try a little first because it’s hot!

Here’s the Bullwhip sauce! It poured out quickly from the jar but I have a feeling that keeping it in the refrigerator will take care of that.

Sound Grapefruit Sparkling Water ($2.50) I frequently drink lemonade or 100% grape juice with sparkling water (like Topo Chico or Perrier) and have a couple of cases of fruity cans that have no sugar or sweeteners hiding in my pantry. I was therefore excited to try this fizzy water and while some subscribers may receive a flavor that has tea, mine doesn’t have any actual tea in it, I guess you could say it’s an herbal tea if you prefer. It has filtered sparkling water flavored with extracts of grapefruit, lavender, and ginger plus a bit of citric acid. I think ginger is the most prominent flavor and it was a nice change of pace for a hot afternoon and with no caffeine added I could sip it at night too. A sophisticated take on sparkling water and I’m sure it could be used as a mixer. FYI the drink is not clear, it looks a little like ginger ale.

Waterboy Instant Hydration Sports Formula ($4.99) I’m not a fan of the marketing of this hydration mix. They claim we need less sugar and more sodium, but our country’s high rate of heart disease and stroke says we don’t need much of either one. I’m supposed to watch my sodium intake and just one of these drink mixes has almost 1/4 of a day’s allowance of sodium. The first ingredient is Himalayan “sea” salt and the product is sweetened with stevia. I give it some points for being colored naturally with beets and carrots. I tried it for testing purposes and the taste was ok but salty. Unless you exercise for more than an hour at a high rate of exertion or are recovering from an illness then you probably don’t need this in your life. I’m also saddened to see that their website promotes it as a hangover cure in a cutesy way.

Outstanding Foods Chedda Cheese Balls ($2.49) These non-cheese balls taste so much like the kind that have cheese in them that it makes me wonder exactly how much actual cheese can be found in the other brands (I’m guessing not a lot). They have a base that includes rice and lentils plus pea protein and even ticks a lot of those “daily value” nutrients that so many other snacks are missing.

These have some supa chedda flava.

Kibo Maui Onion Lentil Chips ($1.83) Sorry I couldn’t get a picture of this snack but there wasn’t a single unbroken chip in the bag, I had to pour the crumbs into my mouth straight from the bag. They don’t really have a “chip” texture, more like a crunchy rice cake. They certainly had more flavor than a rice cake, although it wasn’t super strong, with a hint of onion. I’m not sure why Vegancuts called out “tons of protein and fiber” on their card, there’s only 1 gram in the whole bag, but it does have 10% of a day’s value of protein.

Bakery On Main White Chip Raspberry Swirl There is usually at least one product from this brand in every box. I don’t think it’s big enough to make a filling breakfast on its own but I like to layer it with yogurt and berries for a special early morning treat.

Ocean’s Halo Sea Salt Seaweed Snack Seaweed isn’t something that I would reach for as a snack, but my daughter really likes them as-is. They are now tray-less, so they are placed in the bag in sheets, and like the lentil chips, I’m afraid the seaweed will be in pieces, I can hear “dust” moving when I picked up the bag.

Munk Pack Keto Granola Bar ($2.08) There are a few ingredients in this bar that I’m not a fan of, such as the artificial sweetener allulose, which is known to cause GI issues in those who are sensitive (like me). Plus, it has an additional sweetener called monk fruit, which leaves an unpleasant aftertaste (if you don’t care for stevia, then you probably won’t like monk fruit). It has good stuff too, like almonds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, and dried blueberries, but it’s overwhelmingly sweet to my palate, although I like the texture.

Blake’s Seed Based Birthday Cake Rice Crispy Treat I liked this bar, which is like a cross between a crispy rice treat and a granola bar. The texture was soft like homemade treats while the other store-bought kind are dry and rather tasteless. There’s pumpkin, sunflower, and flax seeds and the sprinkles are naturally colored. It’s very sweet and a nice treat. I compared the nutrition facts label to the Rice Krispies version and they’re almost identical health-wise but they’re vegan.

Here’s the treat!

OffLimits Cereals Cereal Glitter ($2.50) This is glitter for your cereal, which seems very silly to me but maybe that’s the point. It is made with mica and butterfly pea flower, which turned my milk blue. As I opened the pack (gently, with scissors) there was a puff of glitter that floated into the air, and onto my counter, and probably into my lungs. Not a fan. See picture below.

OffLimits Spark Strawberry Cereal ($1.25) I guess this brand’s line of cereals is supposed to remind one of childhood breakfasts, but without the bad stuff, like artificial colors. It’s gluten-free and made with rice and oat flour. It reminded me of Berry Berry Kix, which isn’t made with artificial color either. I guess you can cut the bag open, pour in milk, and the box gives it support like a bowl.

Here’s the cereal with glitter. I ate a couple of bites around the glitter and then gave up.

Like most other boxes I review, this had a mix of the good and the not-so-great but a lot of it has to do with what you like or don’t like. I have absolutely no desire to sprinkle my food with glitter, but there must be a market out there for someone who does. I’m not a fan of seaweed, but my daughter likes it so I gave that to her. I especially liked the hot sauce (which is a full bottle and can be used over the next several months), the crispy rice treat, the grapefruit sparkling water, and actually pretty much the rest of it except for the salty drink mix and the keto snack bar (too sweet and with an ingredient I avoid due to the GI effects). Other than that, I really liked trying the different items throughout the month, and there were sweet and salty snacks alike.

Vegancuts Snack Box is a monthly vegan food subscription that delivers 10 or more organic and vegan treats each month. Snacks can include a pantry item or drink and most snacks are gluten-free. Each subscription box costs $24.95 monthly, or save a bit with a longer pre-paid term.

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