Themed Better-for-You Vegan Starter Pack, the January 2023 Vegancuts Snack Box came with 11 items, a mix of new-to-me and others I’ve received before. All of the items were vegan and some of the products were drink mixes. Read on to see what I received!
NOTE: I checked the Vegancuts website for info on the January box and with the exception of two items, everything else I received was different from what was shown online.
DEAL: Use the coupon code hellosub to get $5 off your first box on any Vegancuts subscription! It can only be used once per customer, but it can be used on multiple subscriptions at once so long as they are in the same transaction.
Nuttzo Organic Chocolate ($8.10) Yum, this nut butter is delicious! It has a blend of seven seeds and nuts including cashews, hazelnuts, and chia seeds and has a little chocolate but isn’t super sweet. Sure, it can go into a sandwich but I’ve had it straight off of the spoon and like the crunch I get from the chia seeds. I would also pair this with apple slices.
Lenny & Larry’s Cookie I’ve received both of these cookies in the last couple of boxes. They are soft baked with 16 grams of protein per cookie, however, that comes with 440-460 calories and the serving size is only half a cookie. The first ingredient is white flour followed by white sugar so keep in mind that these are indulgences and not exactly healthy, just like most cookies.
Octonuts Almond Protein Powder ($1.46) has only one ingredient, almond protein powder. You can add it to smoothies or baked goods, or add some liquid to turn it into almond butter.
Earth Chimp Probiotics can be mixed into plant milk or water or blended into a smoothie with a banana and nut butter. It has a base of plant protein powder, an organic fruit blend, flax seed, probiotics, and cinnamon. It’s sweetened with monkfruit, and it provides 5 grams of fiber.
Outstanding Cheese Balls If you are missing the tanginess of cheddar cheese puffs, then here’s your vegan replacement. They have a base of rice, lentils, and peas and have some protein in each serving. They have that satisfying crunch that is perfect in a snack!
Nectar Essential Daily Hydration Sample Pack and Ultima Electrolyte Mix Sample Pack These are packets that can be added to water to zhuh it up and add some electrolytes without added sugar (both are sweetened with stevia). There are 6 packs of Nectar and 3 of Ultima. Ultima has slightly less sodium and has vitamin C, while Nectar has no vitamin C but it does have vitamin B12. Both taste slightly salty and overwhelmingly sweet but they do make it easier to drink more water.
Happy Candy Peach ($4.99) If you eat this whole bag you will receive 35 grams of fiber, mostly from chicory root, and it may have an effect on your GI system so eater beware. The website suggests eating 3-4 gummies per meal to help you feel full and there were 10 gummies in the bag. I’m not usually a fan of stevia but these were ok, they tasted super sweet and had a peach candy flavor like most other peach candies.
Misfits Protein Bar in Chocolate Caramel You know how a frozen dinner looks so appetizing on the box and then you take it out and heat it up and it doesn’t look the same? It’s the same with this bar: the website shows it having two very distinct layers under the chocolate, including creamy caramel, but this is more like cookie dough with crispy bits. It’s overly sweet thanks to stevia, and there’s no sugar added. Don’t bite into this thinking it’s going to be a Milky Way or Snickers, it’s a protein bar in taste and texture.
Bean Stalk Teriyaki Savory Snack Stick ($2) I’m not into meat stick types of snacks but I must say, the flavor and texture would fool meat eaters. It has a base of soybean protein and a sweet teriyaki flavor, it’s more sweet than salty.
Vegancuts sent quite a lot of repeats this month, and with the exception of two items, my box didn’t match the lineup shown on their website, so your box may vary. My favorite item was the NuttZo blended nut butter, it’s a whole bottle and it tastes great! I also liked the no-cheese puffs, those were a tasty vegan take on a classic snack. Most of the snacks are travel-friendly, and that makes them perfect for packing into a lunch box or backpack.
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 a month, or save a bit with a longer pre-paid term!