And so I succumbed, to a subscription box that is. But it’s not a beauty box mind you. Of all things, I was drawn to snacks! Kimberly from The Plastic Diaries was the great enabler because right after reading her post, I salivated like a hungry wolf wanting to taste those vegan foodies.
So what convinced me to tackle the world of snack subscription box? First, nothing really interests me at the grocery aisle anymore. It’s the same salty, cholesterol-packed, carbo-loading, sugar-laden and overhyped finger-lickin’ good snacks. Second, the only health food store near me has limited assortments. Third, I want a quick snack to tie me up ’til lunch time. Fourth, 7-10 snacks at $19.95 a month with free shipping sounds like a great deal (I can only buy three items for the same price at my local health food store).
Vegan Cuts, as the name implies, caters to people with vegan lifestyle. Similar to most subscription boxes, you can auto-pay every month or cancel anytime. From what I read, you receive the box 2nd or 3rd week of the month. Shipping was fast because it only took less than a week from the time I placed my initial order.
For the month of June, here are the products I received:
1. Laughing Giraffe Organics Coconut Macaroons
2. Pasta Chips
3. Nii Bar organic and gluten-free Peanut Butter
4. Somersault Snacks made from sunflower seeds, toasted grains and Pacific sea salt
5. Date Lady syrup for cooking, baking or using in place of maple syrup
6. Peeled snacks from a blend of apple and berries
7. Nutiva hemp protein powder
8. Heartland natural antioxidant supplement powder
9. St. Claire’s Organics mint candies
10. Energyfruits squeezable crushed fruit snack
Nii Bar Peanut Bar (organic, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free): I didn’t like the taste so I gave it to Hub who’s more into protein bars. He didn’t like it either.
St. Claire’s Organics Peppermints (certified organic, allergen-free, vegan, kosher): straight-up minty; a quick remedy to garlic or pizza breath, haha!
Somersault Snacks: they look like dog treats but good enough for light snacking.
Peeled Snacks Apple clusters: gone in minutes, it’s my #1 favorite; very fruity and not so sweet, if that makes sense.
Lemon Snakaroons: devoured in minutes (hey there are only 3 pcs!); I like the mix of coconut and lemon taste.
Pasta Chips: made with sea salt but it’s not too salty which is a good thing.
Nutiva Hemp Protein: still unopened because I haven’t made a real smoothie in a while.
Uber Green Antioxidant Powder: tastes like tea when mixed with water
Crushed Fruit Blueberry Plum: nice but quite sour for my taste.
Date Lady syrup: my least favorite because I’m not into syrups anyway.
Overall it was a good try. I can’t form a solid opinion yet because it’s my first box so let’s see what July has to offer.
Are you curious? Vegan Cuts ships to Canada for additional $8, around the world for $15.