Loved it/bought it since ★★★★ • Good stuff ★★★ • Not for me ★★ • Hated it ★
This is my review of the March 2104 Vegan Cuts snack box.
Garden of Life – Vanilla Chai Protein Powder – ★★
Description: A delicious vanilla chai protein powder featuring 13 raw, certified sprouts.
I like other Garden of Life products, but I am not a fan of their protein powders. I personally find them chalky, grainy, and hard to hide in any smoothie. The chai flavor is mostly unnoticeable. I even tried adding extra spices in. Meh. It does have pretty good reviews on Amazon, so worth trying yourself.
What’s special about the Garden of Life protein powders is they are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.
R.W. Garcia – Salt & Vinegar Tortatos – ★★★
Description: Addictive low-fat snacks that crunch like tortilla chips and taste like potato chips.
They do have a really nice crunch. Though I am not partial to salt and vinegar flavored things, I did like these ‘tortatos’.
Ingredients: Stone ground white corn, red potato powder, sunflower oil or corn oil, maltodextrin, salt, citric acid, vinegar solids, water, trace of lime.
Explore Asian – Soybean Noodle Soups – ★★★
Description: On-the-go instant soybean noodle soups that are gluten-free, high in protein, and filling.
Additional claims to fame: Cholesterol Free • 22 grams of protein • 207 calories • Separate Salt Package • NO MSG
This is a great alternative to cup-a-soup or ramen. The noodles are heartier and you can control the level of sodium as the salt packet is separate from the seasoning packet. The tidy little bowl also comes with a collapsible fork that could easily be reused or saved for road trips.
Ingredients: Organic Soybean, Organic Rice, Water, Salt. Seasoning and Vegetables.
Earnest Eats – Superfood Trail Mix Granola Bar – ★★★★
Description: Bursting with antioxidants and omega-3’s, this granola bar’s bright pomegranate flavor, whole crunchy almonds and superfood grains (whole oats, quinoa and amaranth) will wake up even the most sleepy of taste buds.
Seriously good. Earnest Eats has the corner on the healthy oat market offering up creative oatmeal blends, granola bars, energy bars, and more. This granola bar was speckled with bright red pomegranate arils and cranberries and popped with tart sweet flavor. It looks like a KIND bar and has the texture of a Quaker granola bar—soft and chewy.
Ingredients: Power Grain Blend (Oats, Quinoa, and Amaranth), Brown Rice Syrup, Cranberries, Rice Crisp, Almonds, Sunflower, Flax Seeds, Pomegranate Concentrate, Pomegranate Arils, Dried Cane Syrup, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, and Natural Pomegranate Flavor. CONTAINS: ALMONDS.
OCHO – Organic Coconut Bar – ★★★★
Description: Decadent organic candy bar with a creamy, sweet coconut center drenched in dark chocolate.
I love OCHO’s coconut bars and the little bite-sized ones are just right. The center is soft and chewy surrounded by delicious chocolate. They have 4 other decadent sounding bars, but sadly the coconut flavor is their only vegan option at this time. I’m just dreaming of the peanut butter one.
Ingredients: organic dark chocolate (organic chocolate liquor, organic dried cane syrup, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin (emulsifier), organic vanilla extract), organic tapioca, organic coconut, organic sugar, salt and organic vanilla extract.
Vigilant Eats – Superfood Cereal – ★★★
Description: Oat-based superfood cereal containing maca, mulberries, vanilla, and cacao nibs + a surprise ingredient–espresso.
Another Vigilant Eats cereal to try. This one is the Espresso Maca Mulberry. I wasn’t a fan of the last one. The same goes for this one with the texture, but I did like the flavor better. The dried mulberries transcend the typical breakfast raisin and the energy trifecta of cacao nibs, espresso, and maca means you can skip your morning coffee.
Ingredients: Rolled Oats, Oat Flour, Dried Mulberries, Coconut Palm Sugar, Cacao Nibs, Dried Maple Syrup Powder, Mesquite Powder, Roasted Ground Espresso Beans, Maca Root Powder, Lucuma Powder, Hemp Protein Powder, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract
Oogave Soda – Diet Root Beer flavor – ★★★
Description: All-natural soda made with organic ingredients.
A refreshing diet root beer that doesn’t taste diet. It’s sweetened with agave and stevia and has only 10 calories per 12 fluid ounces. I can’t find a website or information for their Loca brand anywhere online. Maybe it’s not widely released?? I feel like our co-op carries this soda, but maybe not the diet version.
Deeply Rooted – Green Powder – ★★★
Description: Blueberry-flavored drink rich in nutrients from fruits, vegetables, algae, and kale.
I feel like I dreamed this powder up, but I did take a picture and consume it—so I probably didn’t dream it. That doesn’t explain why I can’t find any trace of the product online. Are they gone already?? The powder was great. The first pack I tried in orange juice and the second just mixed into my green smoothie. Not overly plant-y or algae-y. The blueberries did a great job balancing out the normally nutritious flavor of green powders.
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