I'm a lucky girl. Vegan Cuts sent me their August snack box to try out! I've been wanting to try a Vegan Cuts box forever, so this was a fun treat for me.
If you're unfamiliar with Vegan Cuts, they're a vegan online marketplace that features all sorts of vegan goodies. In addition to buying items a la carte, you also have the option to try a subscription service where Vegan Cuts will send you a box full of different samples to try out each month for $19.95. Currently they offer a snack box, and a new beauty box (which I'd love to try as well!)
For August's box, there were several items I couldn't test out being I'm gluten-intolerant. Jim on the other hand had no issues testing those out. Here's a quick recap of what came in this month's box and what Jim and I enjoyed most.
The Macro Greens Nutrient Rich Superfood Bar was one of my favorites. I loved that it was gluten-free, chocolate, and not too sweet. I had it as my mid-morning snack at work and it kept me satiated through lunch. I'd for sure pick these up again if I saw them at my local grocer.
Lady Jane's Toasted Hemp Seeds w/Sea Salt was also pretty yummy, though I had some difficulty not spilling the seeds all over my desk due to its packaging. I really enjoy hemp hearts on things like salads and such, and I had no idea they even came roasted so that was a bit of a treat for me. The only thing that surprised me is for such a tiny package how calorically dense these seeds are. Granted they are full of nutrients, protein and keep you full, they had a bit more fat in them than I usually eat for a snack.
The Boulder Canyon Rice & Bean Chips were by far my favorite! They had this interesting umami flavor I think due to the Adzuki beans. They were light, crisp and slightly salty. I ate them solo, they were so flavorful on their own I wouldn't want to ruin the experience dipping these in anything. I will for sure pick these up again if I spot them at my grocer. Yum!
Jim tried out the Food Should Taste Good Multi-Grain Tortilla Chips and really enjoyed them. He liked that they were gluten-free as well. He also tried the Snapea Crisps and Nature's Bakery Fig Bar, which he mentioned in passing he liked but I didn't get to press him for details.
There's a few items we have yet to test which we are going to soon. This includes the Smooze Fruit Ice (which is currently freezing in my freezer), the Seaweed Love Roasted Seaweed, the Viana Mild Jumbo Veggie Snack Sausage to Go (which looks yummy but I can't eat gluten, boo!), and the EatGreenTea.com sample pack.
All in all we really enjoyed everything we got to taste in the box. It's not too late to order your own August Vegan Cuts Snack Box and try all these items yourself. Just visit www.vegancuts.com and subscribe today.
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February:I started my subscription in February. After hearing a few reviews from the January snack box I knew it was time for me to give in. Now, this review is my personal opinion and taste. Let's keep this in mind :) Alright, back to business, we are. This box was my least favorite of them all. A few of my favorite items in this box were Simply 7 Pomegranate Chips, Dang Coconut Chips, and Surf Sweets Fruity Hearts! This box was sweet and love filled. The Dang Coconut Chips were amazing. I decided to take this box to work and have at it then. I loved them the most. I took the Pure Fit Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip bar with me to a wedding as my "survival snack" just in case this herbivore didn't find anything to bite on. It was enjoyable and a good call! Along with these came one of The Merry Hempsters's Organic Lip Balm, Righteously Raw Divine Mint Chocolate Square and more sweets. The coconut chips and pomegranate chips kept me in good spirit from this box. I give this box a 5.
March:The month of March was an exciting one! Between my 25th birthday, trip to California and endless work hours, a box in the mail was the perfect wind down! My snack box for the month of March came in right after I came back from LA and I couldn't wait to see what was in store. Okay, this box was the complete "redeemer", if you know what I mean! I was SO happy when I opened it. The first thing that caught my eyes and stomach was the Earth Balance Vegan White Aged Cheddar Puffs. I have been hearing about them for a while and I was super excited to finally have a bite at it. Delicious! They taste exactly like the regular puffs but of course MUCH better! Next up, CocomoCorn Caramel Pops, my mum fell in love with them and may have taken the bag from me. That's a good review, right? I had no idea there was such thing as falafel chips so this was a total surprise for me. I wasn't too crazy about them. Perhaps it was because I am not too crazy for falafel? Now, the best part of this box was the Sunflower/Cranberry Vbar! It was the best bar I have ever had in my life. The savory Sunflower Nut Butter is what held this snack bar together. I love cranberries so this was another win. The brown rice cereal gave this Vbar a crispy touch and pleasant joy. I loved this Vbar and I can’t wait until I can find it in stores. If you find the chance to try this bar, go at it! You won't be disappointed! The Equal Exchange Dark Mini Chocolate has been by far my favorite chocolate bar to taste. It was smooth and rich and not too dense. I was expecting a robust taste like other dark chocolate bars but not this one! Overall this box was exciting, I got to taste some awesome new products on the market and fell in love with chocolate. I give this box a 7.
April:And this was the month is the end of so ends my snack box subscription. I have had a lot of fun with this subscription. And I hate to see it go. I am thinking about renewing for another 3-month but I guess I will see what the May box holds.. I may have gone for another, hehe. The ultimate win of the month! I was very happy, excited and ready to dig into this box. Some of the products sent I already had a taste at. One of my favorite products from this box was the Hazelnut Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee from Teecciano. Wow! I never thought I'd see the day. Everyone knows I love coffee! I can't help it; it is one of the things signed under my name. This herbal coffee was delicious. I was impressed. I didn't think I would have enjoyed it. The hazelnut flavor was sweet and just right. I must admit, I was little skeptical after reading the ingredient list to find "dates" which I am not too much of a fan of but I couldn't taste it one bit. Fantastic! I am currently using Meow Meow Tweet Cocoa Lip Balm and I like it a lot, minimal ingredients [candelilla wax, *cocoa butter, *hempseed oil, and *virgin coconut oil (*certified organic)] and the ultimate moisture. I have yet to try Milas's Roasted Peppers & Artichoke Bruschetta but I can already tell I will enjoy it. Overall, this box was great and I loved it. It was a nice one to end this snack box relationship. Included was one of Teese's Mozzarella Vegan Cheese was the cherry on the top. Of course I made pizza right away! I give this box a 9.
Final Verdict:Vegan Cuts's Snack Box is a must try! You are guaranteed to find new products and tons of coupons. If you're not ready to plunge into a 3-month subscription no problem, you can try it for a month for $19.95 shipping included. You can't say no to that. Each box is filled with great sized-snacks and products to love, forever. Can't find the products in your local store? Don't fret, Vegan Cuts also provides a section with a product list of the month www.vegancuts.com/big! Note: Caring is sharing! This is my personal review and honest opinion, eh! Unless otherwise stated, everything I review has been purchased by me and at my own risk! -TPL NOW on to the fun stuff, a giveaway! Yes, a giveaway :) One lucky winner will get the chance to experience their very own VeganCuts's Monthly Snack Box! This box will be given by me, Holly of Traveling Pink Lips and will be for the month of June. And also open to both Canada & US!
TPL & Brooklyn Bliss Giveaway!!!
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This giveaway is open until May 24th, 11:59pm EST. Open to both Canada & US!I'd like to thank, Corrie for having me on Brooklyn Bliss and I look forward to read all of your entries :) You can find more of me on www.travelingpinklips.com where I share restaurant reviews, product reviews and personal rant. It is lovely do stop by! -TravelingPinkLips
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