I’m not sure of the May 2023 Vegancuts Snack Box theme since I didn’t receive a product info card (and didn’t see it listed on their website) but I received 10 items including new-to-me brands and snacks, which is really all I want in a box – to discover something new, tasty, exciting, and of course vegan. Read on to see what I received!
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LiveKuna Kuna Pops! in Tomato & Basil This was a big bag, and I believe there’s three servings inside. The base is rice flour along with quinoa and chia and the puffs have a strong flavor similar to pizza flavored chips. They are similar to other puffy-type snacks (not much fiber, low in nutrients) but the brand donates a meal for a child in Ecuador with each purchase.
Popadelics Crunchy Mushroom Chips ($5) I love mushrooms and I cook with them regularly but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of mushroom chips! These are whole shitake mushrooms that have been fried I guess and then covered in a trippin’ truffle parm(less) coating. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but luckily the bag is resealable so I can eat a couple at a time, because the flavor and texture are just a little outside of my comfort zone, but in a surprising way. I thought it was cool that this business helps support Johns Hopkins and their research into the effects of mushrooms (specifically the substance psilocybin from certain mushrooms) as a therapeutic treatment for various conditions.
Outstanding Cheeseballs in Chedda ($1.76) If I was served these alongside, say, a deli sandwich, I would not have known they were not made with cheese! These are very similar in flavor and texture to brand name cheesy puff snacks. They have a base of lentil and pea protein and added vitamins and minerals and are quite addictive!
Daily Dose of Happy Happy Candy in Raspberry ($4.99) I really wanted to love these gummy candies and right away I liked their fruity raspberry flavor but then about a second later I registered an overly sweet note that let me know these were sweetened with a sugar substitute and sure enough they have stevia. If that’s not a problem for you, then I would heartily suggest these candies but of course be careful as consuming too many at once may lead to GI problems.
Chip Monk Chocolate Chipmonk This is a soft baked cookie with a base of almond flour and is sweetened with allulose and monk fruit, so to my taste buds they are extremely sweet and have an after taste. They have ingredients I’ve never had in a cookie before, like konjac powder, psyllium husk, plant fibers (such as kelp), and coconut oil. There is a toothsome texture due to the ingredients but overall not bad, but may leave one with GI issues due to the allulose.
Emmy’s Organics Dark Cacao ($5.99 / 6oz) This is indeed a soft and chewy cookie! The base is coconut and almond and it’s sweetened with agave. It’s very chocolatey and really tasty.
Love, Corn ($1.15) I was recently exiting a plane when a member of the cabin crew offered us a snack and I immediately chose a bag of Love, Corn because yes, I love it. This is the vegan cheese flavored version and while it was tasty, I personally prefer the salted original. Either way, I try not to chew them immediately because they are hard corn nuts but they are so tasty.
House of Macadamias Dry Roasted Macadamia ($2.91) I love macadamia nuts, and these were exquisite. They are dry roasted and lightly (sea) salted, which seems standard for the nut type, but then there’s a hint of black pepper, which gave some of the nuts an extra oomph of flavor. Simple snacks are sometimes the best and these are wonderful.
Bakery On Main Superfood Apple Pie and Bakery On Main White Chip Raspberry Swirl We receive a bag of cereal or two from this brand every month. The apple pie is a hot cereal and the raspberry is a granola. I tend to add walnuts to the hot version and pair the granola with fruit and yogurt and that is exactly what I did with these packets!
Joolies Organic Medjool Dates ($1.40) I grew up going to the Indio Date Festival, which is located near Coachella, which is where Joolies dates are from. We would eat them as is, like nature’s candy, or blend them into a shake or make them into energy bites. There’s three dried dates in this pack and they are so sweet and the middle tastes a little like molasses.
I thought this month’s box from Vegancuts was a tasty one! While I’m not a fan of anything with alternative sweeteners, I recognize that others may not mind it and may even want to try reduced sugar snacks. Some of my faves from this months box were the dates and macadamia nuts – simple snacks are the way to my heart. I thought the mushrooms were a cool inclusion, because I’m not sure I would have bought them at the store and they were pretty tasty. I also appreciate the single-serving cereal pouches – while not exciting, they are tasty and reliable. As always I appreciate that the snacks are ready to pop into a bag so I can snack on something while out and about, and of course I enjoy the whole “try before you buy” experience of subscription boxes in general!
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.