For those of you who know me, you know once you get me started talking about the benefits of a plant based diet (our individual health, the health of the planet and it being the most ethical, compassionate and conscious choice we can make), it’s hard to slow me down. Even typing this, I’m having to keep myself in check. Let’s just say I’m passionate about this. It started with my health being my main motivator. Having cancer and heart disease run in my family, I learned I could minimize my risk by switching to a plant based diet. Ok, great, done! My motivation, however, quickly expanded as I learned of all the waste and suffering involved in bringing our standard American diet (i.e. SAD) to our dinner tables. Personally, I don’t want my dietary preferences, or any other of my preferences for that matter, to cause destruction or suffering in the world. Ok crap, I’m getting off on one of my tangents. Let’s just say I feel good making vegan choices for a myriad of reasons. Now back to my review…
I recently had Vegan Cuts contact me and ask me if I would like to receive one of their monthly Vegan Cuts Snack Boxes to enjoy and review. Naturally, I said yes. What’s not to like? It’s vegan and it’s free! Score!
Vegan Cuts is a very cool and conscious marketplace where consumers can discover and buy great vegan products, from food to clothing to beauty supplies. It is conscious consumerism at it’s best. They also offer a monthly subscription service for $19.95 where you get to try 7-10 of the latest vegan products in their Vegan Cuts Snack Box.
So, I was fortunate enough to receive this month’s box full of vegan goodies, just in time for Halloween. Call me boring, but this is pretty exciting for me! In this month’s box I received lots great treats from the following companies: (I’ve listed their stated descriptions, followed by a few of my personal notes)
*Rescue Chocolate @rescuechocolate
“Crispy peanut butter squares drenched in luscious, organic dark chocolate.”
Yes, it’s delicious, but what I really like is that 100% of the net profits are donated to animal rescue organizations around the country. Feeling good about eating chocolate:)
“Sour jelly beans and gummy snacks containing Vitamin C, real fruit juice, and no high fructose corn syrup.”
I fortunately do not have much of a sweet tooth, but my little girl Grace does. She loved these! And I feel good about letting her have them since they are organic and have no HFCS. Hey, it’s Halloween, let the kids have a few treats, just make them as healthy as possible. Available at Walgreens, who knew?
*Mediterranean Snacks @medsnax
“Heart-healthy, gluten-free chips made from lentils, garbanzo beans and adzuki beans.”
You had me at lentil chips! Great for dipping, especially with hummus.
*Surf Sweets @surfsweets
“Organic, peach-flavored gummy rings made with real fruit juice and natural sweeteners.”
Again, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but Grace was happy to gobble them up.
*Stash Tea Company @stashtea
“Sweet, spicy, caffeine-free chai made with red rooibos, clove, ginger root and cinnamon.”
I’ve always enjoyed Stash Teas, have some…
“Gluten-free, whole-grain crackers perfect for dipping or munching right out of the bag.”
More, delicious gluten-free chips, hells yeah!
“Frosty treats made from coconut milk and pineapple puree – just shake, freeze, thaw and slurp!”
Grace’s new fav!
*Runa Tea @DrinkRuna
“An energizing tea that balances as much caffeine as one cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants of green tea.”
Ditch the soda, give this a shot!
*Raw Snacks @rawsnacks
Description wasn’t listed, but still is very deserving of praise. It’s raw, vegan and delicious, I’ll take it!
As a vegan, I am constantly sifting through the choices presented to me each day to find those that meet my standards. So I must say it was quite refreshing to receive a whole box full of treats that had already passed my litmus test. I am grateful to have been given all these treats and I would recommend Vegan Cuts for anyone looking to make more conscious, purchasing decisions. The Vegan Cuts Snack Box is a great way to learn and try new products that are ethically made with integrity. We are evolving! Thank you Vegan Cuts. You can check them out here.