The October 2015 Vegan Cuts Snack Box was pretty tasty, if I do say so! I took a lot of these snacks with us on the plane when we made our journey to Europe in November. I didn’t review some recurring items, like the Yogi tea and the No Cow Bar (I reviewed that in my July 2015 Vegan Cuts Snack Box post). As always, you can visit the Vegan Cuts website if you are interested in getting your own surprise snackies once a month.
So, let’s get down to business:
Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar – Pumpkin Spice: Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars are by far one of my fav vegan snacks (my favorite being the Raspberry flavor that we got in the June Snack Box). Pumpkin is a very festive flavor for fall, and pretty popular! It’s not as good as the raspberry, in my opinion, but if you have a hankering for pumpkin in the fall and are on the go, this definitely does the trick! I ate this one when I was in Italy and not feeling so well and it was definitely what I needed. Due to the seasonal nature of pumpkin, it’s not available year-round – but look for it in the fall! I know you can buy some of the other flavors on Amazon (like my favorite, raspberry).
Bixby Craft Chocolate – Peanut Butter & Sea Salt: Um, hello! This is soooo good. Even if you don’t like peanut butter too much, you may just eat this up (like I did!). My husband and I shared this on a long-haul flight from Germany and it was so satisfying and delicious. I want more. This one is a peanut butter sea salt bar covered in dark chocolate. I don’t think all of their products are vegan, but if you click the link above, you can “shop dark chocolate” for vegan options. I’d love to try the strawberry cinnamon almond next!
Snack Out Loud Power Puffs – Sweet & Tangy BBQ: Yes, yes and yes. Please, give me more. These are so darn good, I can’t even tell you. Do they come in larger bags? I would totally devour them. My husband doesn’t care much for BBQ flavored things and he really loved these. An excellent snack for traveling as well. Nice and crunchy with amazing tangy BBQ flavor. So yummy. You can buy a pack of 3 on Amazon here!
I Heart Keenwah – Quinoa Puffs/Sea Salt Truffle: Again, another excellent bit-sized snack, perfect for traveling. They are a little on the salty side, but my husband and I love salty snacks, so they were quite perfect for us. The truffle flavoring is definitely a little unusual – not for everyone, but we liked it. They were also very crunchy! You can get these on Amazon too.
Party-Tizers Veggie Dippin Chips – Kale, Carrot & Spinach: These are very much like tortilla chips. The flavor is good and I am sure these would be good with pretty much any dip (they are good for snackin even by themselves). I don’t get too much of the kale/carrot flavor coming through – I definitely would like more of the veggie flavor to shine! They are a little pricey, but you can get them on Amazon.
Crio Bru – Pumpkin Spice: I let my friend do the taste testing for this one since we were heading off to Europe, and I thought it was a coffee product and I don’t drink coffee. Turns out, this is made from cocoa beans, not coffee beans! She said it was pretty tasty, and used it in the coffee maker (though there were some chunky leftovers). I’ll have to try it out personally next time. Facts to know about Crio Bru from their website:
- Made from 100% pure, perfectly roasted cocoa beans with no additives
- Theobromine provides natural, healthy energy without the jitters
- Less caffeine than decaffeinated coffee
- Only 10 calories per serving and 0 sugars
Reading other reviews, people drink this nice and warm drink before bedtime and don’t worry about getting to sleep because you don’t have to worry about much caffeine.
Skinny Pop White Cheddar Popcorn: Deeeelish! A great, light snack. The white cheddar flavor is very subtle, but it’s very tasty. I ate the whole bag right quick. A perfect, guilt-free snack at only 100 calories (and non-GMO too!). You can get a pack of 30(!!) from Amazon for pretty cheap.
Pacific Seitan – Original: I haven’t yet tried this. Does anyone have any recommendations for recipes? I don’t typically each much seitan so I’m not sure of the best way to prepare it at home. Seems like suggestions for cooking include sauteing it in a little olive oil to crisp it up, or cubing it up and cooking it with some sort of sauce. I’ve bought many products from Pacific Foods but this was the first time I’ve seen seitan from them! I couldn’t find this specific product on their website for more details, but you can click the link above to find out about their other vegan products.
Happy vegan eating!