Hello old friends,
After a four-month hiatus, I’m back to blogging, and I have some delicious new vegan products to tell you about!
Vegan Cuts, the wonderful subscription service that sends out monthly surprise goody boxes of snacks and beauty products, as well as hosts an online marketplace, has generously sent me their July Snack Box to review. What I love about Vegan Cuts snack boxes (see a previous review here), is that it’s often full of brand new treats you probably haven’t seen in stores yet, especially if you live in Canada!
Here’s what was in my Vegan Cuts package this month:
Nutryttiva Banana Bar: From a UK-based company comes this dehydrated fruit bar of 3 bananas plus 1 plum. It was totally delicious, and unfortunately appears to not be in stores yet, so until you can find them near you, why not dehydrate your own chopped fruit in a dehydrator for your own portable, sweet fruit snack?!
NuGo Fiber D’Lish bar: Orange Cranberry flavoured soft baked bar. Not as sweet as I thought it would be (it’s sugar-free with no gross artificial sweeteners either), with a good strong orange flavour, this was a nice change from all sticky, overly-sugary bars on the market. As the name suggests, it’s high in fiber thanks to being packed with oats, millet and other hearty grains. Other flavours that sound lovely are Blueberry Cobbler and Carrot Cake.
PB Thins Peanut Butter crackers. Oh my, these were dangerously good. Teeny tiny peanut buttery crackers, sweet enough to almost be a cookie. We loved them on their own but also enjoyed them with almond butter and jam, and vegan Nutella!
Chick-a-peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas. These were also great, with a good BBQ flavour, and good for travel or for times you can’t be bothered to make your own crunchy baked chickpeas (see recipe here).
Continuing the BBQ theme, we next tried Lundberg Multigrain Redwood Smoky BBQ chips. Well these were pretty darn delicious, and we would definitely buy them should they grace the store shelves in Canada.
Vintage Italia Pasta Chips in Garlic Olive Oil flavour. My family and I thought these crackers had great texture and we liked the flavour, but they were pretty salty so we wouldn’t want to eat to many of them in one sitting. We tried them in the Dipin Classic Hummus. Sorry to say that we didn’t care for the taste of the hummus, it was “not bad”, but we wouldn’t buy this brand again, though we appreciated that the shelf-stable packaging which would be great for travel.
World Peas Santa Barbara Ranch: If you can bake and flavour chickpeas, why not green peas too? These tasty treats had a cool taste like Ranch potato chips, and I happily finished the package off in less than a minute. I love the adorable name of these snacks, and that the company shares profits with charities. I would definitely buy this product in future.
Numi Turmeric Three Roots Tea: Those who are familiar with turmeric know there are many health benefits reported like antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so I’m all for adding more turmeric to my diet. Turmeric is not super delicious on its own, but this tea combines it with licorice, ginger and rose to make it yummier to sip.
Tasty Bite Pad Thai: Like the hummus, we appreciated that these noodles are shelf-stable, lightweight and good for travel, but we didn’t love the flavour of the sauce. Tasty Bite products are available in Canada, and we by far prefer their other delicious packaged meals; check out their Bombay Potatoes and Chana Masala which are both very good.
D’s Natural No Cow Bar in Mint Chocolate Chip: This bar was a tasty way to get a whole 20 grams of vegan protein in one bar, and I liked the mint chocolate flavour and that it only had 1 gram of sugar but tasted sweet enough to be satisfying. What I think is the most exciting thing about this product is that it was created by a teenaged health-focused entrepreneur. Check out D’s inspiring story here.
Grab the Gold Protein Snack Bar in Peanut Butter Chocolate: 11 grams of protein in an all-natural soft snack bar, in a great flavour (how can you go wrong with Peanut Butter and Chocolate?!). Gluten-free too!
There were so many great new products here but if I had to pick a favourite, it would be the Lundberg Smoky BBQ Chips, they were really good, and I’ve tried many many BBQ chips!
Big thanks again to Vegan Cuts for sharing their treats with me. Want to get your own box? Sign up to try the next month’s surprise goodies, as a one-time deal or sign up for a year of Vegan Cuts deliveries to save big (note: I’m an affiliate so if you purchase, thanks for going through this link!). Vegan Cuts also has a monthly subscription service for beauty products too, check it out!