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September 2015 Vegan Cuts Snack Box

It’s time for vegan snack reviews again!

September was probably my favorite Vegan Cuts Snack Box to date!  Everything was scrumptious.  If you are interested in receiving a box of lots of surprise vegan goodies, you can sign up on their website here.

Dandies MarshmallowsGosh, I haven’t had marshmallows in forever it seems.  This is actually my first vegan marshmallow!  So, it’s been years actually.  These came to me in the vanilla flavor, and are vegan, gluten free, and gelatin free.  Gelatin is that sneaky ingredient that a lot of people don’t often think about it (it’s in Jello, marshmallows, and even your capsule pills!).  These are sooooo tasty.  I mean really…they are amazing.  I’m so glad I have these in my life now!  Time to get some more to make s’mores.  My one question – it has carrageenan in them, which I seem to have found some controversy over in my ingredient research.  What say you?  I don’t know what local stores carry Dandies, but you can purchase them here on Amazon.

Dandies Marshmallows Vegan Cuts

Nature Addicts Fruit Sticks: Apple Mango Passion Fruit: Yum!  They are like little, flat fruit snacks.  They are so flavorful.  I’m going to attribute that to having some passion fruit flavoring in them, which is just my absolute favorite.  There’s no artificial flavoring and they are non GMO, gluten free, and vegan!  Perfect snack for packing on a road trip, plane ride, or just sittin at your desk!

Nature Addict's Fruit Sticks

Ocho Chocolate Covered CoconutPlease sir, may I have some more?  This is perhaps my favorite candy I’ve tried in the Snack Boxes.  If you like Mounds (chocolate covered coconut), you’ll love this.  This is so much better – better for you, better for the animals!  It’s also organic and made with fair trade chocolate!  As a bonus for all you Amazon fans out there, you can buy a gigantic stash at Amazon here.

Ocho Chocolate Covered Coconut

Snack Out Loud Power Puffs: Sea Salt & VinegarI love anything salt and vinegar!  When I opened the bag, the vinegar smell was pretty overpowering.  But, tasting the puffs, it’s actually quite balanced.  I like these a lot.  You get a good dose of protein and Fiber (made with navy beans and brown rice), and they are nut free, corn free, gluten free, non-GMO, and 100% wind powered!  How about those fun facts?!

Snack Out Loud Power Puff Sea Salt

Mayesa Cacao Dark Chocolate BeverageThis is a great morning beverage or snack to get in a good serving of protein and fiber (5 grams each) and still feel like you are having a treat – dark chocolately goodness!  It’s also a good source of calcium, potassium, and Vitamin D.  Made from organic and fair trade cacao.  You can either have this served cold or warm (hot chocolate anyone?).  If anyone knows where to find a good deal on these…or where to find them period, please let me know!

Mayesa Cacao Dark Chocolate Beverage

Mediterranean Snacks Bean Stalks: Sea SaltCrunchy and delicious.  That’s really all you need to know!  There are three flavors:  cannellini bean, green pea, and pinto bean.  I don’t really notice a gigantic flavor difference between the three.  They have 3g of protein in the snack pack size and no saturated fat.  Try them yourself!

Bean Stalks Sea Salt

Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips: Sea SaltI always love a good bag of Beanfields.  This is definitely the most plain of the flavors I’ve tried, so you’ll probably want to have a dip with these (my favorite is salsa).  The best part is that I can easily find these at one of my local grocery stores (Raley’s).  The snack bag size has 4g each of fiber and protein, and are of course vegan and gluten free.  If you can’t find them near you, you can order a bunch of the snack bags from Amazon.

Beanfield's Sea Salt

Banza Chickpea Pasta:  I made this box of pasta for dinner one night when I had absolutely no dinner ideas.  Good thing I had a jar of vegan mushroom marinara sauce on hand!  These pasta shells cook up pretty good in boiling water with a little salt.  As far as flavor goes, there really isn’t much, so make sure you get yourself a good sauce.  The texture is not like regular pasta, of course, but it’s not a bad substitute.  And it’s packed with protein at 25g per 3.5 oz serving.  If you are gluten intolerant, I would definitely suggest you try out Banza!  You can get a six pack of them here on Amazon also.

Banza Chickpea Pasta

Runa Cinnamon-Lemongrass Guayusa Tea:  This flavor is cinnamon and lemongrass, which I think might be an interesting combination. I haven’t tried this tea yet, though.  I was interested in finding out what guayusa is though and according to Runa’s website, guayusa is a superleaf from the Amazon that has caffeine, polyphenols, and 15 essential amino acids to provide a clean, focused energy.  Neat!

Runa Cinnamon-Lemongrass Tea

Javazen Coffee BlendThis coffee packet is a blend of coffee, cacao and matcha.  Unfortunately, I do not drink coffee, so I gifted this to my friends.  They also have a couple of other blends available, which you can read about on their website.  Per their website, they seem to be a relatively newer company, focused on providing an organic, direct-trade coffee products with a mix of tea and superfoods.  Sounds pretty interesting if you ask me!

Javazen Coffee Vegan Cuts

Neat Breakfast MixI’m kind of bummed I haven’t had the chance to try this yet because I love veggie sausages for breakfast!  To prepare vegan, you’ll need water and “vegan eggs.”  The ingredients in the breakfast mix are as follows:  pecans, garbanzo beans, whole grain oats, organic maple sugar, garlic, sea salt & spices.  Neat also makes the Neat Egg mix, which can be used as the egg replacement!  I’ll have to get myself a packet of that stuff to try out with the breakfast mix.  If you’re interested, you can get a six pack at Amazon here.  Have any readers out there tried this yet?  I’m curious to know if you liked it.

Neat Breakfast Mix

Happy Vegan Snacking!

Moani

 

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