Sunday, December 28, 2014

December Vegan Cuts Snack Box Review

This month Vegan Cuts was kind enough to send me both their Beauty Box and Snack Box to review.  Both were great (you can read my review of the Beauty Box here)!  The December Snack Box features picks from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau of

Since I got both of their boxes, Vegan Cuts packed them in the same box.  If you purchase one or the other you'll receive different packaging (and probably a smaller box).  The Snack Box costs $19.95 per month for 7-10 snacks with free shipping within the U.S. and to APO addresses.  Shipping to Canada and Mexico is an extra $8, and $15 to any other country.

Vegan Cuts does a great job of selecting a variety of snacks, all of which are vegan (obviously), with a lot of gluten-free options as well.  This month's box feature 10 different brands, with 12 individual items if you count the three individual hard candies.

  • Nutiva O'Coconut Hemp & Chia (~$.89) - I am not a fan of coconut so I didn't try this, but it's made with lightly-sweetened organic coconut flakes.  It's also non-GMO and fair trade, and one snack has only 60 calories.
  • Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips in Pico de Gallo (~$6.65) - I love Beanfields chips!  Prior to receiving this box I hadn't tried their Pico de Gallo flavor but it ended up being just as delicious as the other varieties I'd tried.  They were slightly spicy and packed with flavor.  These are non-GMO, corn-free, and all-natural.
  • Naturade Vegan Smart All-in-One Nutritional Shake in Chai (~$2.32) - I really wanted to like this because I love chai, but I didn't care for it.  I've never really liked any vegan shakes, the texture is just kind of weird and the flavor is just different than what I'm used to.  This is naturally-flavored and has five plant-based proteins.
  • Sjaak's Organic Chocolate Eli's Earth Bars Treasure Bar ($2.29) - I've tried Eli's Earth Bars before but I can't remember if it was this specific flavor.  I remember loving whatever one I tried though, so I bet this is just as good.  It's made with peanut butter, caramel, and a dairy-free "melk" chocolate.  It's spelled as "melk" on purpose, but I'm not sure why.
  • Snack Out Loud Foods Crunchy Bean Snack in Tomato Basil (~$2.67) - This isn't listed on the info card, but I'm glad I got it.  The Tomato Basil flavor sounds really good!  This is gluten-, nut-, and GMO-free.
  • Bare Snacks Crunchy Coconut Chips (~$2.91) - More coconut.  Even though I don't like coconut, these are probably still great for anyone who does like it.  It's non-GMO and gluten-free, and the chips are "toasted to perfection."
  • Parma! Garlicky Green (value unknown) - I'd have to guess too much on the size of this serving to calculate the value, but a full-sized bottle costs around $5.  I've tried this before and it's really good!  It's a vegan parmesan "cheese" that has Omega 3s, B vitamins, protein, and trace minerals.
  • Torie & Howard All Natural Candies (~$.50) - I love these candies!  I've had the Blood Orange & Honey flavor before, but these two were new to me (I got D'Anjou Pear & Cinnamon and Pomegranate & Nectarine).  Torie & Howard flavors their candies with fruits and colors them with vegetables.
  • Earnest Eats Hot & Fit Cereal Mayan Blend (~$6.65) - This superfood cereal is made with cocoa, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and cashews.  I haven't tried it yet but the ingredients sound delicious!  All of their varieties are gluten-free, too.
  • TruJoy Sweets Candy Cane (~$.40) - My candy cane broke in three pieces, but that didn't stop me from eating it.  I've always preferred organic candy canes to the mainstream brands because I think they taste a lot better.  TruJoy uses all-natural peppermint to flavor their candy canes and also donates 1% of all of their sales to environmental causes.
Bottom Line: December's Vegan Cuts Snack Box was full of great holiday snacks!  I liked that they included things for breakfast, snacks, and on-the-go.  I'm always impressed by how wonderfully curated their boxes are.

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Vegan Cuts. Press samples received for review purposes.


  1. I think they call it "melk" so there's no confusion about its lack of dairy. It's kind of funny that they came up with a specific word for it though, as opposed to just calling it "plant milk" or whatever...

    1. Ah, makes sense. It made me laugh because I have a friend who's always pronounced it as "melk," not even to be funny, that's just how she said it.


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