The Raw Snack Box from Vegan Cuts
April 28, 2014

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Last Monday, I posted an Instagram photo that got folks excited. It was a collection of raw snack bars, treats, and goodies from Vegan Cuts, everyone’s favorite purveyor of new and upcoming vegan products/foods/beauty items. This is the company’s first raw snack box, and I was lucky enough to collaborate with them as co-curator, helping to pick and choose the box’s featured items!

So, what’s in this baby? 10+ sweet and savory snack items, in both full and sample sizes. The fun thing about the box is that each one will be different! Here are some examples of products you might see–all of them lovingly selected by me and the Vegan Cuts team.

Barnana Chewy Banana Bites: Potassium-packed banana bites with the nutrient density and natural enzymes you’d expect to find in this super fruit

Garden of Life RAW Protein: Deliciously flavored raw protein powder that satisfies hunger while boosting energy

Living Intentions Gone Nuts!: Raw and sprouted nut blends seasoned with gourmet savory or sweet flavor combinations

HealthForce Nutritionals: Nutritionally dense green superfood powders that boost your athletic performance and overall health

Gnosis Chocolate Raw Chocolate Bar: Rich, raw chocolate bars that combine high quality ingredients to give your mood a boost

Rawxies Lemon Poppy Seed Mini: Delicately sweet and soft cookie infused with fresh lemon juice and finished with vibrant poppy seeds

Bearded Brothers Colossal Coconut Mango Energy Bar: Luxuriously smooth and satisfying blend of tropical flavors in a protein-packed energy bar

Starbars: Raw, organic food bars full of antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids and superfoods to help you “get your glow” or “get your cleanse” on.

Salba Chia: Perfectly sprinkle-able whole chia seeds that can be poured onto a salad, into a smoothie or eaten as a snack

Two Moms in the Raw: Organic nut bars that combine Nuts, Fruit and Spices to provide a sweet, nutty treat for after a workout, during a long day on the job or to give you the boost you need for an over-the-top recess.

Raw Revolution: Chocolate Coconut Bliss Mini Bars that give you a whole lotta bliss for just 100 calories

Hail Merry: Gluten-free Strawberry Macaroons that are the perfect sweet little pick-me-up

Manitoba Hemp Harvest: Shakeable way to add omegas, protein & fiber to your salads or smoothies

Lulu’s Chocolate: Raw chocolate paired with low-glycemic coconut sugar to give you a taste of chocolate bliss

Yup. It’s a veritable party of today’s coolest and tastiest raw, vegan snack brands.

A couple of particulars: not each and every single ingredient included in the box is 100% raw; it’s a mix of raw snacks and snacks made with raw ingredients that aren’t 100% raw (though the emphasis is definitely rawsome). The product value of the box is $30.00+, and the sale price is $24.95 (with free shipping to US buyers!).

Even though I’d been part of the brainstorming, I was excited to be surprised when my own snack box arrived. Here’s what I got:

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Barnana Chewy Banana Bites, macaroons from Hail Merry, hemp seeds from Manitoba Harvest, and protein powder from Garden of Life…

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HealthForce Nutritionals Vitamineral Green and Mahima’s Berries Best antioxidant powder.

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Salba chia seeds, a goldenberry bar from Two Moms in the Raw (so good! already gone!), a Starbar (new product, to me–excited to try), and two samples of Gnosis chocolate…

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Rawxies cookies, a mini Raw Revolution bar, and a Bearded Brothers Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla Energy Bar (one of my fave brands).

Phew! What an awesome assortment of products! I’ve had a wonderful time eating through these treats in the last week, and I have a hunch that CR readers will be as pleased with them as I’ve been!

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If you’re curious, check out the Vegan Cuts Raw Snack Box today. It’s a great gift for raw foodies or for anyone who’s curious about more raw snack brands. And if you’re wondered about any of the brands mentioned–some of which I’ve reviewed before, like Rawxies, Gnosis, and Bearded Brothers–this is a great place to start.

Happy Monday, all, and I’ll return soon,

xo

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    11 Comments
  1. Of course you’re part of the first snack box AFTER I cancelled my subscription. Sigh…oh well. I just wasn’t thrilled with what I was getting for the money so I cancelled, but this one looks good to me. Maybe I can find some of those products at my local health food store (no Whole Foods around these parts.) Thanks for the review!

  2. Yep, I totally bought one of these as soon as I saw the Vegan Cuts email. It must have been so fun to curate, if difficult to choose from all the stuff that’s out there.
    I can’t wait to see what comes in my box!

  3. Great work Gena! A dedicated raw box is such a fun idea. I’m excited to get my first Vegan Cuts snack box. In fact, it’ll probably be waiting for me at home in England when I return 🙂

  4. Very cool! I’m going to scoot on over to VeganCuts and buy a pack. I’m always down to try new vegan brands! Bearded Brothers Bodacious Energy Bar lol. What a cute name 🙂

  5. Thanks for your review! We love that you included us on your blog post. Thanks! 🙂 We just wanted to let you know our name is ‘Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods’ (Not Manitoba Hemp Harvest) just so you are aware. 🙂 And if you ever want to tweet to us or find us on Facebook 😉

    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Ordered up a box for me and for my Mom for Mother’s Day after I saw your Instagram pic, thanks for sharing. I think this is a perfect gift for the non-raw or vegan friend. Thanks for putting your heads together for a great idea for us 😉

  7. Wow- that box looks good! I will look out for those products. I usually make my own raw treats like chocolate and chewy bananas; it would be nice to buy them sometimes.

  8. Way to go Gena! I love Vegan Cuts but sometimes the products just don’t aline with my diet. This box looks great, I love these brands! The Strawberry Hail Merry’s are amazing! I still need to try the chocolate chip Hail Merry’s, have you tried those? And I love Living Intentions, the candied walnuts.. so good! Thanks for helping put together such a great box!