Vegan Cuts Chocolate Treasure Chest Review (Best to Worst Ranking!)

 

So I was actually back at my University when I received this in the mail. I bought it during Black Friday and used the wrong date because I wasn’t thinking about when it would actually arrive versus where I would be at the time but on December 15th, I came back to Greensboro and have been spending the last month trying the contents of the box and posting a review on my Twitter. So if you want to hear my honest thoughts, please go to my Twitter account to find my thoughts.

 

My thoughts on VeganCuts: The box actually arrived sooner than I thought it would since I bought it so late into November, I figured it wouldn’t be until February before I actually got the box but my mom told me that it actually arrived in the mail on January 3rd so timing and delivery is really cool. It came with a few coupons for the products inside but none of the products are sold near me besides online so I’m not really sure what I’m gonna do with that. Specific to the box: I was really, really happy that none of it had strawberries because I am very, very allergic to them and would hate to not eat something…

 

In the Future: I however did order the January Vegan Cuts box so I will be posting that review soon and when I get back to Queens (on the 5th), I will pick up my Urthbox package from the mail center and post that as well. I will be posting an unboxing this month and as I finish the boxes, I will post my review of that particular box.

 

Rankings!

 

  • Theo Peanut Butter and Jelly – Chocolate Clusters

I’m not really sure what it is about this but I really liked it and I think when you’re taking into consideration that this is really a snack box, this fit the idea in the best way. It was really good and I craved it until it was all gone. This is actually the thing in the box that I’m most likely to buy in the future.

 

  • Turkish Delight Vegan Chocolate Truffle with Rose Essential Oil

As anyone on this page may know, I am absolutely OBSESSED with floral flavors and tastes so I always tend to buy those kind of things when I see them making this the thing that I would be most likely to buy before now. It definitely had a strong rose flavor to it and I actually ate that entire chocolate bar within the day that I tried it.

 

  • Freeyumm Double Chocolate Cookie

This was like a childhood dream coming back to me at full force. My mom used to make these No- Bake Oatmeal Cookies all of the time and it tasted exactly like this. I would totally buy this again but only if I could buy a huge box of them rather than just a measly little cookies.

 

  • Organic Ocho Coconut Bar

Does anybody remember Almond Joys and the parent thing that was called Mounds or whatever and it didn’t have any almonds? This tasted almost exactly like that, I would totally buy this in a heart beat, especially if it was at the cash register because I could totally see this being a major impulse buy on my part.

 

Smile Raw Superfood Bar – Banana, Pumpkin Seed, and Cacao Powder

So I wasn’t even entirely sure what this was, it was definitely a kind of bar but I’m not sure if it was specific to a kind of lifestyle (like weight lifting) or something like that and this honestly ignited the biggest banana craving of all time. Between this and that mint chocolate chip powder you’ll see below, I had a minor and short term addiction to smoothies (right up until I counted the calories on MyFitnessPal and almost cried.

 

  • Divine Dark Chocolate

So not gonna lie, this tasted exactly like those Dark Chocolate bars you would sell for your school in order to try and win those ridiculous prizes (which can we talk about a conspiracy I have about this because nobody ever talked about actually receiving their prizes) and honestly, I really wanted to look up their company to see if they have a caramel one because honestly, I think it would taste so amazing. (They don’t, sadly)

 

  • Vanini Dark Chocolate

On the real, this seemed like the most expensive chocolate in the entire world ($40 dollars for a regular sized bar) so I was fully expecting this to taste amazing and I was not disappointed. However, I could never afford to buy this in real life!

 

  • HUM Raw Beauty: Green Superfood Powder – Mint Chocolate Chip Infusion

I actually really did like this even though I would ultimate make this smoothie so complicated that it probably made the nutritional value of this null and void. It was really good before I added it, I just thought it tasted very watered (I had to use a glass of water because I didn’t have almond milk at the time)

 

  • Back to Nature Classic Creme Cookies

There is absolutely nothing wrong with these cookies. My problem with them is that they tasted exactly like Oreos and the ingredients list was so similar that it was almost useless not to simply call it oreos. I would have loved to try their chocolate chunk cookies because I feel that’s harder to get involved with.

 

  • Numi Chocolate Pu-Erh Organic Tea

Alright, so I had a pretty upsetting reaction. What I originally did was make a mug of tea with water and added one package of the tea before deciding it wasn’t strong enough and added a second thing. I didn’t taste any chocolate whatsoever and was very disappointed by this but if you add a bit of sugar than it does bring out the taste a bit. Numi’s did give me a recommendation for how I could try it so I will be posting/ or already have posted my thoughts on their recommendation on Twitter (@shewritingmore)

 

  • Raaka Pink Sea Salt – Unroasted Dark Chocolate

This was actually VERY good but it was insanely salty. Which I could see being nice if you were in just the right kind of mood and I could definitely see other people enjoying this piece of chocolate.

 

  • Sheffa Granola Bar – Mint Dark Chocolate

This was honestly just not my favorite thing in the entire world. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great and I definitely wouldn’t be buying it again but it was a nice thing to have the opportunity to try.

 

  • Antidote – Cacao with Dates

This was a super bitter and honestly, I am curious about some of the other flavors (specifically the lavender chocolate) however due to it being so bitter, I likely wont ever buy it again.

 

  • Earnest Eats Double Choco Espresso Bar

I am very into sweets which is a theme in this. If I didn’t think it was sweet than it was unlikely for me to like the chocolate but the problem for this was that it tasted like bitter black coffee and it just wasn’t my style. I did give it to my mom’s fiance and I think he finished it? I’m not entirely sure honestly.

 

  • Equal Exchange Chocolates – Lemon Ginger with Black Pepper

So, I ate exactly one piece of this. I originally loved the taste. I have always adored lemon and I was admittedly worried about the ginger because I hate it. So when it was simply in my mouth, I didn’t have a problem with it and THEN I made the decision to swallow it and that’s when the ginger hit me in the face. So I did ultimately give this to my mom’s fiance because he’s more likely to like these kind of things (he also finished off the Double Choco Espresso Bar)

 

  • Neat Black Bean Brownie Mix

Nope. Nope. Nope. Easily the worst thing in the entire box. Making it wasn’t even the problem but when I ate it, it was bitter and disgusting. Maybe if you didn’t tell me this was gonna be chocolatey and maybe if it wasn’t supposed to be a brownie, it would be okay but as it stands, I never ate more than a bite and I couldn’t get anyone else to eat it (because they didn’t like it).

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Urthbox Review + Unboxing

Thoughts?

So I would first like to note that I ordered this on Black Friday, expecting this sometime in early December due to it being the December snack box however I didn’t receive the package until December 30th. Otherwise, I do like many of the products and while I have some annoyances, I’m overall very happy with the box though it is obsessed with protein items.

 

Complaints?

I bought the biggest box available out of curiosity of what would come into the box. In total, I received 40 items (I also received a small box of products) but many of them are repeats of the products (which I will point out which products were repeated. Now, I will say that I don’t mind if there are multiple products from the same company as long as they are not the exact same flavor. However, I don’t want to pay for a snack box and then receive multiple of a couple things. It’s annoying, especially if you don’t like that specific product.

 

What did I receive?

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I actually received three of these which is pretty useless considered the fact that this is only good for your first box, not to mention the fact that if you go on the Hello Fresh website, they don’t have a vegan meal plan. Only a vegetarian one with no way of requesting it to be veganized and no guarantee that you can even find a vegan option because you choose your menu after you pay. Ultimately, I gave the other two to my roommate and one of her friends and will likely also give away mine due to not wanting to pay for something when I have no guarantee that I will be able to use it.

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So not gonna lie, I recently bought a whole bunch of skinny pop popcorn so this wasn’t the most exciting of the items that I received simply due to this fact.

 

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I’m actually curious if this is one of those accidentally vegan products. I wouldn’t be very impressed with raisins typically but I am curious about raisins that are fruit infused.

 

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I actually really like tea and I don’t think I’ve ever had Jasmine Tea? Which is probably hilarious but it just never came up.

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So as you may know, Lays Barbecue is actually vegan so I haven’t been missing barbecue chips but it is cool that there is 15 grams of protein. I typically lean towards protein bars when I need some protein but chips seem like a good idea when I’m not in the mood for something sweet (But is that really ever a thing?)

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As much caffeine as coffee? I’m down.

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It seems like a weird concept to me that they would try this combination but maybe it’s really good? Also I received three of these.

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I’m not the biggest mango fan but I’m excited to give this a try.

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So I received quite a few seawater products and I’m really confused? Like does this go in water? What is this for? Why is it salt water? This one is flavored at least, I guess. I gave the berry one to my roommate since I’m allergic to strawberries and she absolutely hated it but maybe it’ll be a taste buds thing (I’m trying to be optimistic, I’m sorry)

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I have absolutely no idea what this flavor is? But I will say that I typically steer clear of caffeine free drinks (besides water) so I’m not sure how I’m gonna feel about this)

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Alright so I will say that I love Enjoy Life! I’ve only ever had their double chocolate brownie cookie things and their chocolate chip though. I’m actually really excited about getting to try other flavors because none of these are accessible where I live! (Also from what I can tell, this is just raspberries, cranberries, and blueberries so I hope there is no strawberries) I also got a double of this particular flavor for Enjoy Life.

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So, I actually thought I would like this because I do enjoy lemon flavored items however I did try this at the time of writing it so I might as well tell you, I did not enjoy it. The first bite was okay but the more I ate it, the more I hated it. I also got a double of it so I’m not really sure what I’m gonna do with it honestly.

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So honestly, I’m not the biggest chip person because when I’m eating snacks, I go for something sweeter on average but I am curious about the flavor as I love tomatoes. My main concern is that I don’t think I’ve ever had lentils? Which I know is a staple in the vegan diet but I have never found a need for it or access to it so I guess we shall see how this goes.

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More chips, however this one doesn’t seem as bad since it is just normal sea salt. I feel like it’s kinda harder to hate this kind of thing? If it is super bagel- like, I might try to add some cream cheese to it because honestly, I’m kinda curious about it.

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This would indeed the final seawater item, except this one is simply 100% sea water. I am still not sure how I feel about the idea of sea water nor do I understand the possible benefits so I will likely look into the company to see if they explain their fascination.

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I did get a double of this but this is probably the one and only item where I don’t mind it. Since it is daily nuts and fruit, I am curious to see the possible changes and since I have a package from a different company with basically the same items, I’m curious to see what the result turns out to be.

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I always love getting the reminder that kids can eat vegan as well and that there are even vegan products that are oriented to kid. It wont be long before we’re graced with vegan dinosaur chicken nuggets and I’m excited for that time to come alive.

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I love bars so I’m fully expecting to enjoy this.

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I’m actually incredibly nervous about trying this. A mango habanero is probably the last thing that I would ever buy on my own because I’m not a huge fan of mangoes nor do I really enjoy habanero anything but maybe this combination will be amazing?

IMG_4141.jpgGuys, my deepest sadness is the fact that Queens doesn’t offer banana’s all of the time. In fact, they’re fruit section is severely lacking but we’re not talking about my University today. Instead we’re gonna talk about how freaking excited I am to try this!

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I love lemon flavored things but I’m still not sure how I feel about fruit being infused with raisins so we’ll see what happens.

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So I did get three of these and I actually have a huge bag of the sea salt one but I’m not sure how I feel about this “sweet sriracha” flavor. I probably wouldn’t typically buy it on a normal day but I am interested in trying it.

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So truth be told, this is another item that I ate before writing this blog post but it was honestly really good. I have always loved raspberry and honestly, it just reminded me of a raspberry truffle.

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So I am honestly really excited about trying this because I used to absolutely adore gummies but I actually have to check with the company since there is strawberry in this. I can have it as long as all of these fruit aren’t in one. So like, I can have skittles, I just can’t have the strawberry ones so as long as it’s the same situation then I will definitely be trying this. If not, I’ll give it to somebody else.

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VEGAN GUMMIES!! They’re kind of a weird flavor but I am so, so excited.

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So this seems like a decent item but it’s specifically used for smoothies and I actually can’t have smoothies at Queens (I don’t have a blender) so I will likely save this for when I go home to try this so I’m really sorry!

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Okay so I have seen this in so many unboxings that I was actually really hoping that this would be in one of my boxes and I am so excited about trying this as well! I will likely put it on some bread or something?

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I will not be drinking this. It’s a large bottle that I know I’m going to hate because I can not stand watermelon flavored anything so I did give this to my roommate to try.