Vegan Cuts Snack Box Review

by Gena on November 30, 2012

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It’s no great secret that I adore the folks at Vegan Cuts, a Groupon-esque site that allows you to purchase some of the best vegan snacks, ingredients, supplements, apparel, accessories, and jewelry at deep discounts. Run by a vegan couple, Jill and John, whom I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting in person, the company actively promotes small brands and start ups with compassionate visions. I’m a huge fan of their work, and really admire the dedication with which they find and work with vegan artisans.

Recently, the folks at Vegan Cuts asked if I’d like to review their new snack boxes, which feature a monthly assembly of some of the best products being sold on the Vegan Cuts site. It is a subscription service, and the introductory rate is only $19.00/month along with free shipping. I think it’s a great way to become familiar with the foods being sold at any given time on the Vegan Cuts website; sometimes it’s hard to choose!

The box that Vegan Cuts ultimately sent me was so fun to explore! It included a generous sampling of snacks, desserts, and even a breakfast treat.

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Going (kind of) clockwise from the left, that is RoBarr roasted barley coffee alternative, Betty Lou’s Cashew Pecan Nut Butter Bars, Kur Delights superfood chocolate bites, a bamboo towel, Plant Fusion protein powder, a sweet Vegan Cuts sticker, Morning Sunshine breakfast cookie, and some New Tree chocolate samples, which you can bet I ate before I even got to taking photos of anything.

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So many items in this box seemed perfectly timed. I’ve been exhausted with school and running around a lot, so I relished the little snack bites from Betty Lou’s and Kur Delights (which are delicious) and especially the Morning Sunshine breakfast cookie. Gluten free and laced with dark chocolate and flax, these cookies aren’t sugary sweet, so they’re perfect for breakfast (though I personally needed to eat them with either fruit or veggies to feel full). I really enjoyed them!

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The RoBarr coffee made me smile; it was as if Jill and John happened to know that I’ve been fighting the battle of “Gena vs. java” lately as I head into finals, and were dispatching me a new set of armor. I am a true lover of coffee, and think it can certainly be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle in moderation, but lately, one cup has become two has become three, and so on. I’m using it to replace the sleep I don’t get, and as a result, I’m feeling even more worn out. Having a coffee “replacement” around will be very helpful in my effort to drink much less of the real thing. I will confess that the taste of RoBarr is…different, but when mixed with my homemade coffee creamer, it isn’t so bad Smile

Finally, I want to mention that the Plant Fusion protein is a winner! Mild vanilla taste, but not too sugary, and all raw, vegan, gluten free, and non-GMO ingredients. I keep talking about this protein powder review I’m going to write, and I’m going to stop, because nothing is more annoying than a blogger constantly alluding to recipes she’s going to post and posts she’s going to write without her actually doing it. So I’ll just say this: Plant Fusion is really tasty, and I’ll likely write more about it at some point. For now, should you wish to try it, the Vegan Cuts deal is REALLY reasonable, and worth checking out.

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If you have $19.00 to spare monthly, I recommend the Vegan Cuts snack box not only for what you’ll receive (which will likely be super tasty) but also because it’ll allow you to get to know products on the site. This means you can be selective and smart about which of the deals you choose to invest in, full well knowing you’ll love what you get. I’ve discovered so many cool vegan brands through Vegan Cuts, and expect to do a lot of my holiday shopping there!

And speaking of the holidays, if you want to get someone you love a vegan gift box, Jill and John are also promoting a holiday care package that includes:

  • Sweet & Sara Marshmallows
  • JJ’s Sweets Cocomels
  • Obsessive Confection Disorder Fudge
  • Chocolate Inspirations Cashew Brittle
  • Mom’s Vegan Kitchen French Toast Mix
  • Holy Kakow Chocolate Syrup
  • Gone Nuts! White Chocolate Cashews
  • Uncle Eddies Cookies.

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Yum! You can check it out here. What an impressive collection of treats!

With that, I wish you a happy weekend.

xo

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Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family November 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I have been eyeing this box at Vegan Cuts and have contemplated it many times…but I really wanted to read someones opinion on it before purchasing. I am a big fan of the vegan Conscious Box, but I think that holiday care package has my name all over it :)

Thanks so much for the review and the best to you as you go through your finals!!! :)

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Gena December 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thanks so much, Rachel!!

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Lia November 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I love Vegan Cuts, though I like to eye more than buy the stuff. This is a good idea to send as a gift to my boyfriend though. A little moral booster for him and his team. I’m glad it helped you take care of yourself! Have a happy weekend.

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Kim November 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Ooh I love Vegan Cuts! It gives me the opportunity to try some things I may not normally try at a discounted price.
The snack box is a genius idea!

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hannah November 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

WISH there was this sort of vegan community in the UK :(

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Michelle June 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm

We should start one Hannah!

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Michelle November 30, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I’ve been getting the boxes since they started it in September ..plus I bought two of the Vegan bigger boxes as christmas gifts….
Plant fushion is my sons favorite powder my husband makes a smoothie in the morning and my son gets a small glass of it…chocolate tho…and inexpensive compared to others out there

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Becca November 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I didn’t realize that not all of our boxes are exactly the same. Interesting.

I bought one of the bigger vegan boxes too. I hope they continue to do that from time to time.

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Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian December 1, 2012 at 10:28 am

That sounds like such a good idea! And $19 a month really isn’t bad at all when I think about the amount I usually spend on not nearly as healthy snacks over the course of a month. Hmm… maybe I should sign up for this!

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Christine (The Raw Project) December 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

This sounds like such a fun deal, I would love to try a snack box! Thanks for the review.

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JC Gibbs December 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

This is awesome, but I’m very sad because I haven’t received my Snack Box yet, and I did pay for it at the beginning of November, hopefully it’s just a mistake or something :(

I wanted to order the Holiday Package, but I won’t order anything else from them until I receive my snack box :(

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Gena December 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I’ll forward this to Jill and John — I’m positive it was just a rare error! Stay tuned :)

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Alex @ Raw Recovery December 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Thank you for sharing this and the holiday box!

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Melissa December 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Thanks for doing this review! That sounds like a ton of stuff, so I may have to give it a try. I love Vegan Cuts and have discovered some awesome products from them: Hail Merry goodies and I brew my own Kombucha now. I’ve also been wanting to try Plant Fusion, so I’m glad to hear a positive review. So many protein powders taste like artificial sugar to me (Vega, for example) that I’ve been reluctant to use anything but plain hemp. Plant Fusion is a local company for me too!

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Gena December 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I did enjoy the protein, and agree with your sentiments. And I’ve also discovered so many goodies through them!

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Rachael December 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I think I should ask Santa for something like this for Xmas!

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Karen V Brown March 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Hello,

Last month was the 1st time to receive your snack box and it came with wonderful goodies!! I am so glad I joined, I love surprises and to learn about new products out there. We Vegans need to support each other and stand strong together as I hope and pray many many more people will join. Not only for their health but for the sake of Animals….our friends. I look forward to my next snack box with utter happiness!! Have a Fabulous day!!

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