Vegan Cuts vs. Urthbox!

 

So when I first got the two subscriptions, I had always kind of thought to do this competition. I had seen videos about both companies on YouTube and actually binged both videos on a constant, seeing what comes out of these boxes and I desperately wanted to try it so when I came across the money to be able to do this, I actually jumped at the chance because as we all know, this girl loves her snacks and sweets. So for things that are going to be considered, I am going to discuss items/ shipping/ annoyances/ misc.

 

So while I did end up buying two months of the Vegan Cuts subscription, we will only be considered the December 2018 boxes for both. Specifically, I got the Vegan Urthbox large box that came with 25 + snacks and then I just bought the normal vegan cuts subscription box as you don’t get too many options.

 

Initially I thought I would like Urthbox better as I was really excited about having 25+ snacks because it was bigger so I thought it would have a very large variety and I also enjoyed the fact that it gave me a lot of options on topic of size. Unfortunately, this was one of their biggest downfalls as they had so many repeats, I had multiples of quite a few items and even had 3 bags of the exact same chips.

 

Because of this, I felt ripped off because I bought a large box expecting to have so many different snacks and options and was downright disappointed by the fact that I got many repeats to items that I ultimately didn’t even like or turned out to be allergic to (which I will be talking about soon so look out for that once that gets cleared up!) Some of the items were actually pretty good, I have always loved Enjoy Life so it didn’t bother me too much that I got 3 products from their company (mind you, I did get two of their berry medley item).

 

Another observation is that many of them were very savory or accidentally vegan items. Many of them didn’t seem like they were actively trying to promise to be vegan which made me wary about the products entirely (such as the raisins). None of them were sweet and many of them seemed very odd and not even hard to fine. When I get a snack subscription, I fully expect to get items that I could never have otherwise and that just wasn’t the case. In fact, all of the items that I likely wouldn’t have bought in normal time, I didn’t even like.

 

It should also be noted that I bought this box on Black Friday (November 23rd, 2018) and did not receive this box until December 30th, 2018. So basically the month of December was over and perhaps if they are always behind in snack boxes that isn’t a big deal but I was really looking forward to having a snack box in December and that just didn’t happen.

 

In terms of pricing, I did only spend about $25 on the large box due to it being Black Friday and having a coupon on top of that but I did look at the 12+ price and it was $29.99 for one month at a time which is more expensive than VeganCuts. I have a hard time saying that I would choose Urthbox over VeganCuts but if you preferred savory snacks like chips or even weird items like 3 different types of salt water then maybe Urthbox is for you!

 

As for VeganCuts, I admittedly bought the actual subscription box much, much later than I bought Urthbox. My original plan hadn’t been to compare the same month as I actually bought the Vegan Cuts on December 30th, expecting it to pay for the January month and then realized after they took out the January box before I even received the December box that it wasn’t the case. However, it’s probably a good thing that this box came as it gives you a better idea of what you would receive from the different companies in the same month.

 

I didn’t have any problems with the items at all actually, all of them were new and while some of them I had tried (some of them were even featured in the Chocolate Treasure Chest!) and some were new, I was excited about all of the new items. It’s very possible that this box drew me in faster because of my sweet tooth. But I got excited about items that I knew that I would never be able to impulse buy on the regular such as chocolate bars and chocolate stuff in general and even the rice krispy thing which is something that I have missed so much since going vegan that I ate it immediately, I couldn’t even hold off.

 

I likely would have had the same reaction to the marshmallows if it weren’t for the fact that I watched the December 2018 unboxing from multiple people and went to my local Earth Fare and bought a bag right then and there. The items were unique and something that was hard to find like Four Sygmatic hot cacao mix an the rice krispy treat. I also got the Churro flavored cotton candy which was honestly one of my favorite things in the entire box.

 

But not only were there sweet things but also savory, which I really appreciated because I liked the fact that I could get a box and get both depending on my mood like the Coconut Rice and Jackfruit Puffs. I liked the fact that I literally got a meal with my box as being a college student, I get so sick of the caf that this gave me an exciting break from the cafeteria for a day and as somebody (and probably the only vegan ever) that hadn’t had Jackfruit yet, I was so excited to try it.

 

So besides the shipping misunderstanding, which was honestly my mistake, it was so exciting and only $22.95. I’m really excited to see January’s box! Ultimately, I do think Vegan Cuts WON the competition. They were cheaper and seemed to be more worth it, offering items that you might never have gotten before and was a lot more exciting to try!

 

Now the real question: Did I keep either subscription? Unfortunately, no I didn’t. I did end up buying two months of Vegan Cuts due to my confusion but my college student budget honestly can’t afford this kind of commitment and I honestly get overwhelmed with all of the snacks that I feel like I have to hurry through them to try it all before the next box or I feel guilty for failing. But if I ever did come back to get another subscription, it would definitely be Vegan Cuts or maybe we’ll try a different one next time…

 

Do you guys know any other Vegan Subscription boxes? Also, do you disagree with who won my competition? Let me know down in the comments! I would love to be able to interact with you guys more!

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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).

This or That?

  • Coffee or tea? Coffee.
  • Bacon or sausage? Bacon.
  • Tea or soda? Tea.
  • Grill or Barbecue? Grill.
  • Dust or vacuum? Vacuum.
  • Pasta or rice? Pasta.
  • Scrambled eggs or over easy eggs? Scrambled.
  • Wheat bread or white bread? Wheat.
  • English muffin or bagel? Bagel.
  • Potato salad or pasta salad? Neither.
  • Baked potatoes or mashed potatoes? Mashed with Cheese.
  • Hamburger or hot dog? Hot Dog because of Chili.
  • Cake or pie? Cake!
  • Ice cream or sherbet? Ice Cream.
  • Electric stove or gas stove? Electric.
  • Oven grilled meat or barbecued meat? Grilled.
  • Organic fruits and vegetables or non-organic fruits and vegetables? Organic.
  • GMOs or no GMOs? No GMOs.
  • Black coffee or cream and sugar? Cream and Sugar.
  • Fast food or sit-down restaurant? Fast Food is cheaper but Sit- Downs are better.
  • Candy or gum? Candy, I hate gum.
  • Grilled chicken or fried chicken? Neither, I hate Chicken.
  • Salad or French-fries? French Fries.
  • Potato chips or potato salad? Potato Chips.
  • Diet soda or regular soda? Regular.
  • Eat in or dine out? Dine Out.
  • Salt or pepper? Salt.
  • Chinese food or Japanese food? Chinese.
  • Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla.
  • Ketchup or mustard? Mustard.
  • Pickles or cucumbers? Pickles.
  • Chicken or fish? Fish.
  • Beef or pork? Beef.
  • Lobster or crab? Lobster.
  • Fried shrimp or boiled shrimp? Boiled.
  • Fudge or caramel? Caramel.
  • Doritos or Cheetos? Cheetos.
  • Burger King or McDonalds? McDonalds.
  • Apples or bananas? Bananas.
  • Mexican food or Italian Food? Mexican.
  • Chicken or Beef? Beef.
  • Pepsi or Coke? Pepsi.
  • Regular or extra crispy? Extra Crispy.
  • Low calorie or tastes great? Tastes Great.
  • Mint or cinnamon? Mint.
  • Strawberry shake or peach shake? Peach, I am allergic to Strawberry.
  • Pulp or no pulp? No Pulp.
  • Sprite or 7up? Sprite, especially with Grenadine.
  • Strawberries or blueberries? Blueberries.
  • Popcorn or candy? Candy.
  • Milkshake or smoothie? Milkshake.
  • Cake or cupcake? Cupcakes have more icing so cupcakes.
  • Jell-O or pudding? Jell- O.
  • Fruit or vegetables? Fruit.
  • Chocolate or hard candy? Hard Candy.
  • Spaghetti or pizza? Spaghetti.
  • Espresso or latte? Latte.
  • Skittles or Starbursts? Starburst because of the Lemon.
  • Spoon or fork? Fork?
  • Orange or apple? Orange.
  • Cookies or cake? Cookies.
  • Nachos or French Fries? Nachos.
  • Hot or cold? Cold.
  • Baked or fried? Fried.
  • Honey mustard or BBQ sauce? Neither.
  • Pancakes or waffles? Waffles.
  • Raisins or nuts? Nuts.
  • Picnic or nice restaurant? Restaurant.
  • Sweet pickles or dill pickles? Dill.
  • Crushed ice or cubed ice? Crushed.
  • Dark chocolate or white chocolate? Dark.
  • Spicy or mild? Spicy.
  • Apple juice or cranberry juice? Apple.
  • Sneakers or flip-flops? Flip- Flops.
  • Heels or flats? Flats.
  • Bare feet or shoes? Bare.
  • Hair dryer or air dry? Air Dry.
  • Coat or jacket? Coat.
  • Manicure or pedicure? Neither.
  • Piercings or tattoos? Tattoos, obviously.
  • Natural or dyed hair? Dyed.
  • Mini or maxi? What? Maxi?
  • Matching or mismatched socks? Don’t Care.
  • T-Shirt or button-up? T- Shirt.
  • Dress or pants? Pants.
  • Beard or mustache? Neither.
  • Bikini or one piece? One Piece.
  • Nightgown or pajamas? Nightgown.
  • Curly or straight? Curly.
  • Long sleeved or short? Short.
  • Short nails or long? Short.
  • Blue eyes or green? Green.
  • Brunette or blonde? Brunette.
  • Wallet or purse? Both.
  • Shoulder bag or clutch? Shoulder.
  • Buttons or snaps? Snaps.
  • Tie or no tie? No Tie.
  • Black or white? Black.
  • Pink or blue? Blue.
  • Black or red? Black.
  • Yellow or orange? Orange.
  • Purple or green? Purple.
  • Neutral or bright colors? Bright but I prefer Dark.
  • Boxers or briefs? Boxers.
  • Shorts or pants? Shorts.
  • Long hair or short hair? Long.
  • Sweatshirt or sweater? Sweatshirt.
  • Sweater or jacket? Jacket.
  • Perfect teeth or perfect hair? Hair.
  • Tall or short? Short.
  • Name brand or discount? Discount.
  • Toothpaste or deodorant? Deodorant.
  • Body wash or soap? Soap.
  • Shower or bath? Shower.
  • Washcloth or luffa? Washcloth.
  • Boots or sandals? Boots.
  • Dresses or skirts? Dresses.
  • Bracelet or necklace? Necklace.
  • Dress up or dress down? Down.
  • Facial hair or clean shaven? Clean Shaven.
  • Freckles or dimples? Dimples.
  • Tan or pale? Tan.
  • Gloves or mittens? Gloves.
  • Checks or stripes? Neither.
  • Plaid or polka dot? Neither.
  • Glasses or contacts? Glasses.
  • Pierced or clip-on? Clip- On.
  • Brush or comb? Brush.
  • Aerobic exercise or yoga? Neither.
  • Arctic or the tropics? Arctic.
  • Art festivals or music festivals? Music.
  • Football or baseball? Baseball.
  • Baseball or basketball? Basketball.
  • Play sports or watch sports? Watch.
  • Bowling or skating? Skating.
  • Skiing or sledding? Sledding.
  • Golf or putt-putt? Neither.
  • Car or truck? Car.
  • Van or sedan? Sedan.
  • Hot weather or cold weather? Cold.
  • In your own country or abroad? Abroad.
  • Ocean or mountains? Ocean.
  • Skydiving or bungee jumping? Skydiving.
  • Spring or fall? Fall.
  • Summer or winter? Winter.
  • Thunderstorms or sunshine? Thunder.
  • Theme park or water park? Water.
  • Bus or train? Train.
  • Cars or buses? Buses.
  • Trains or planes? Trains.
  • Cycle or walk? Walk.
  • Vacation away or stay at home? Away.
  • Video games or board games? Board Games.
  • Aquarium or zoo? Aquarium.
  • Africa or Asia? Asia.
  • Comedy or horror? Comedy.
  • Facts or fiction? Fiction.
  • Book or movie? Book.
  • Rap or rock? Rock.
  • Books or magazines? Books.
  • Driving or riding? Riding.
  • Flying or driving? Flying.
  • Motel or hotel? Motel.
  • Reality or drama? Reality is drama.
  • Romance or horror? Romance.
  • Sports or reading? Reading.
  • Facebook or Twitter? Twitter. Follow me @ShesWritingMore
  • Drums or guitars? Guitar.
  • Skateboard or roller blade? Skateboard.
  • Ferris wheel or roller coaster? Roller.
  • Jazz or rock? Rock.
  • Bicycle or motorcycle? Motorcycle.
  • Dancing or singing? Singing.
  • Sci-Fi or fantasy? Fantasy.
  • Star Wars or Star Trek? Wars.
  • Grammys or Oscars? Boring.
  • Detailed or abstract? Abstract.
  • Antique or brand new? Antique.
  • Carpet or hardwood? Carpet.
  • Paper clips or staples? Paper Clips.
  • Air conditioner or ceiling fan? Conditioner.
  • Fire pit or fireplace? Neither.
  • Pet or no pet? Pet.
  • Electric or natural Light? Electric.
  • Mansion or cabin in the mountains? Mansion.
  • City or country? City.
  • Smoking or non-smoking? Non- Smoking.
  • Bar soap or liquid soap? Liquid.
  • Subway or car? Never been on a Subway.
  • Calendar or cell phone alerts? Cell Phone.
  • Store-bought gifts or handmade gifts? Store.
  • Amazon or eBay? Amazon.
  • Laptop or desktop? Laptop.
  • Microsoft or Apple? Apple.
  • Firefox or Internet Explorer? Firefox but Google Chrome over both.
  • Mac or PC? Sims works better on PC.
  • Online or at the mall? Online.
  • Bank account or PayPal? Bank.
  • Credit card or cash? Cash.
  • Sofa or loveseat? Sofa.
  • Garage or carport? Garage.
  • Pen or pencil? Pencil.
  • Picture or painting? Painting.
  • Overhead light or lamp? Overhead.
  • Rent or buy? Rent.
  • Apartment or house? Apartment.
  • Happiness or wealth? Happiness.
  • Wet or dry? Wet.
  • Off or on? Off.
  • Funny or romantic? Funny.
  • Roses or wildflowers? Wildflowers.
  • Smile or game face? Smile.
  • Personal chef or personal fitness trainer? Chef.
  • Shower in the morning or shower in the evening? Morning.
  • Washing dishes or doing laundry? Laundry.
  • Hang out with friends or stay at home? Home.
  • Abs or chest? Chest.
  • Boobs or butts? Neither.
  • Hands or feet? Hands.
  • Charging or pay with cash? Cash.
  • Pumping gas or pumping iron? Gas?
  • Twins or triplets? Neither.
  • Early bird or night owl? Owl.
  • Introvert or extrovert? Introvert.
  • A dog or a baby? Dog.
  • Hugs or kisses? Hugs.
  • He or she? He.
  • Calling or texting? Texting.
  • Fix it yourself or call a professional? Professional.
  • Write or call? Write.
  • Letter or postcard? Letter.
  • Marry or live-in relationship? Live- in Relationship.
  • Smile or eyes? Eyes.
  • Classic or modern? Classic.
  • Serious or funny? Serious.
  • Lust or love? Love.
  • Drunk or sober? Sober.
  • Real or fake? Real.
  • Inside or outside? Inside.
  • Buttoned up or unbuttoned? Unbuttoned.
  • Cut or break? Cut.
  • Plastic or glass? Plastic.
  • Smoke or drink? Drink.
  • Weird or normal? Weird.
  • Male or female? Male.
  • Cry or scream? Scream.
  • Older or younger? Older.
  • Diamonds or rubies? Rubies.
  • Gold or silver? Silver.
  • Roses or lilies? Lilies.
  • Sunrise or sunset? Sunset.
  • Rich or poor? Rich.
  • Town or country? Town.
  • Boy or girl? For kids?
  • Happy or sad? Happy.
  • Snake or lizard? Snake.
  • Cat or dog? Dog.
  • Jokes or riddles? Jokes.
  • Christmas or Halloween? Halloween.
  • Valentine’s Day or Fourth of July? Fourth of July.
  • Elmo or Ernie? Neither. Oscar is the answer.
  • School or no school? School.
  • Elective or recess? Elective.
  • Jam or jelly? Jam.
  • Sweet or sour? Sour.
  • Mom or dad? Mom.
  • Sister or brother? Brother.
  • Clean or dirty? Clean.
  • Bad or good? Bad.
  • Wading pool or running through sprinkler? Pool.
  • Rain or snow? Rain.
  • Sun or moon? Moon.
  • Beach or pool? Pool.
  • Dolphins or whales? Whale.
  • Walk or skip? Walk.
  • Addition or subtraction? Addition.
  • Multiplication or division? Multiplication.
  • History or English? English.
  • Fair or theme park? Theme Park.
  • Cowboys or aliens? Aliens.
  • Numbers or letters? Letters.
  • Hop or skip? Skip.
  • Hide-and-seek or obstacle course? Obstacle Course.
  • Cartoons or animal shows? Animal.
  • Cars or dolls? Cars.
  • Books or puzzles? Books.
  • Ants or spiders? Spiders.
  • Opened or closed? Closed.
  • Door or window? Door.
  • Inside chores or outside chores? Inside.
  • Saturday or Sunday? Saturday.
  • Sit or stand? Sit.
  • Fast food or mom’s cooking? Fast Food.
  • Toys or video games? Video Games.
  • Play inside or play outside? Inside.
  • Evil or good? Evil.
  • Life or death? Death.
  • Earthquake or tornado? Earthquake.
  • Sinful or righteous? Sinful.
  • For or against? For what?
  • Truth or lies? Truth.
  • Badly wounded or dead? Dead.
  • Love or hate? Love.
  • Naked or overdressed? Overdressed.
  • Passive or aggressive? Passive.
  • Minimum or maximum? Maximum.
  • Ignore or acknowledge? Acknowledge.
  • Smart or beautiful? Smart.
  • Love or money? Love.
  • Noise or silence? Silence.
  • Alone or in a crowd? Alone.
  • Invisible or invincible? Invisible.
  • Get paid or volunteer? Volunteer.
  • Yes or no? Yes.
  • This or that? That.
  • Real or artificial? Real.
  • Hit or miss? Miss.
  • With or without? Without.
  • Secretive or open? Secretive.
  • Heart or soul? Soul.
  • Locked or unlock? Unlock.
  • Passive or defiant? Defiant.
  • Armed or unarmed? Armed.
  • Murder or suicide? Suicide.
  • Friends or enemies? Enemies.
  • Stop or go? Go.
  • Hidden or discovered? Hidden.
  • Touch or taste? Touch.
  • Lose your sight or lose your hearing? Hearing.
  • Work or play? Play.
  • Temporary or permanent? Permanent.
  • Truth or dare? Dare.
  • Talk before thinking or think before talking? Think before Talking.
  • Adventurous or cautious? Adventurous.
  • Slacker or over-achiever? Over- Achiever.
  • Asking questions or answering questions? Answering.
  • Right or wrong? Wrong.
  • Democrat or Republican? Democrats have better souls.
  • Fat or thin? Either is beautiful.
  • Underwater or up in the air? Underwater.
  • Student or teacher? Student.
  • Doctor or patient? Patient.
  • Trash or treasure? Treasure.
  • Fast or slow? Slow.
  • Trees or flowers? Flowers.
  • Cloth or paper? Paper.
  • Carnivore or herbivore? Carnivore.
  • Find or lose? Find.
  • Prince or frog? Frog.
  • Big ears or big nose? Ears.
  • Small eyes or small mouth? Mouth.
  • Cold or flu? Cold.
  • Inside out or right side out? Inside Out.

 

 

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Beauty and the Beast Book Review

Book Title: Beauty and the Beast

Adapted By: Elizabeth Rudnick.

Screenplay By: Evan Spiliotopoulod, Steven Chobsky, and Bill Condon.

Publication Date: January 31st, 2017.

Rate (Out of Five Stars) : 3.5.

I read Beauty and the Beast after I had already seen the movie, a movie that I found to be absolutely amazing despite my general distaste for musicals however with the nostalgia factor that the movie definitely granted, I found myself absolutely adoring the movie.

But I’m not here to talk about the amazing movie, I am talking about the book that came along with the movie, one of which I believe to be so much better than the movie itself. The book allows for a nostalgic atmosphere that anything Disney related is basically promised but not only that, the book allows for you to relate to a Disney princess, something I never got beforehand.

Disney Princess’ before reading this book seemed like an unattainable dream of beautiful clothing and dream boyfriends however this book allows you an entrance in the mind of various characters such as the Beast, Gaston, and Belle though the most notable would have to be Belle as you able to see the inner working thoughts of one of the most beloved princess’ in the Disney Princess franchise.

Not only that but if you hate the musical portion of the movie but you never have to deal with any of the music, no lyrics, or even music belting from the pages and instead you are able to see what the character’s thoughts actually are during what would have been the song.

Have you ever thought about what Gaston was thinking when LeFou was singing? Have you ever wondered what Belle was thinking as she walked down the road? Yes? Well, this is your answer!

Not only that but the many plot holes throughout the movie are pretty well explained such as what book Belle was reading at the beginning and why Gaston was still wearing a military uniform years after any war had transpired.

While I do suggest reading the movie, there are a few complaints that will make such as the lack of description within the book, something that I would have loved had they taken more care in the description of the castle or even the mirror. They allow the separate movie do a lot of the talking which I’m not the biggest fan of considering in school you are taught to act as though you don’t know anything when writing and this book totally ignores the golden writing rule however it is made up by giving the writing it does have a magical, fantasy vibe as well as taking great care in making it relatively accurate to the movie (or vice versa? Which came first?)

Basically, if you’re a child, Disney lover, or a genuine fan of Beauty and the Beast then I highly suggest it! But please be aware that despite the lack of music and the more in depth analysis of the character’s thoughts, it is incredibly similar to the movie and you might feel like you wasted your money so please take extra thought before you buy the book but otherwise it is amazing!

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