Review: Vegan Tuck Box ‘Letterbox Snacks’

Vegan Tuck Box

Disclaimer: Although the wintery weather is beautiful and cosy, I hate the fact that there’s so little sunlight for me to take my blog photos – sincere apologies about the quality of this photograph!

Who doesn’t love receiving a subscription box? They have absolutely boomed in recent years, and I love the fact that there are so many vegan boxes to choose from. Vegan Tuck Box is one that I have wanted to try out for a while now, so I was so pleased when they sent me one of their new Letterbox ones to review!

First of all, I think having a smaller subscription box option is fantastic, as not everyone wants huge boxes, or wants to pay over £15. The value is incredible as the box typically includes a small chocolate bar, nuts, seeds, cereal and protein bars, small savoury snacks and a tea bag. It’s despatched within 2-3 working days so it’s super quick too. The best part is obviously that it fits through your letterbox, so you don’t have to have the usual panic of wondering whether you’ll be home (or the awkwardness of knocking at your neighbours door to ask for the parcel). This is what I received in my gifted box:

Vegan Tuck Box

Snact: Carrot & Spice Boost bar

I was hesitant about this bar because of its flavour seemed a bit too savoury for a snack bar, although, the carrot and spice flavours were not overpowering at all. It reminded me of Nakd bars which I like a lot. This is the first time I heard of this brand, but after doing some research I fell in love with it; the packaging is compostable, and the company is on a mission to create more sustainable snacks. There’s no added sugar, no additives or preservatives, and it counts as part of your 5 a day (unless you have to share half of yours with your partner, like me). It is a flavoursome and filling snack, and definitely a fab choice for breakfast.

Ingredients: Dried banana, oat flakes, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, carrot powder, desiccated coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.

Gluten Free? Yes

Darling Corn: Barbecue Toasted Corn Kernels

I personally didn’t like the barbecue taste, but fortunately my boyfriend loved them. I liked the idea of the product, and the texture of the corn, but the taste was a bit off for me. It didn’t put me off the brand; I’d definitely like to try different flavours. I can see how this would be a good, tasty, healthy savoury snack to replace crisps – the packet is quite small though!

Ingredients: Corn, sunflower oil, sea salt, natural barbecue flavour.

Gluten Free? Yes

Rhythm 108: Hazelnut Praline Quinoa Swiss Chocolate Bar

This is another product that I was hesitant about, mainly because I saw that it contained quinoa. Fortunately, I couldn’t even tell that there was quinoa in it, and this turned out to be my favourite snack in the box – it’s incredible, and organic. Honestly, one of the best chocolate bars I have had since going vegan (obviously Vego is first). The chocolate tastes perfect, and the inside is crispy and nutty. This chocolate bar has definitely restored my faith in gluten free sweet treats.

Ingredients: Raw cane sugar, hazelnuts, cacao butter, cacao mass, oat flour, agave fibre, quinoa, sunflower oil, emulsifier.

Gluten Free? Yes

Zoot: Natural Cashew & Caramel bar

This was a nice and creamy caramel bar, although the caramel wasn’t too obvious in my opinion; supposedly it’s meant to be a toasted caramel taste. Nonetheless, it’s still delicious. Its free from added sugar, has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Ingredients: Peanuts, chopped dates, cashews, sultanas, sunflower seeds, humectant, sunflower oil, natural caramel flavour.

Gluten Free? Yes

Pulsin: Apple & Cinnamon Porridge Oat bar

I’m a huge fan of porridge bars, not just because I’m too lazy to make porridge most of the time, but also because they usually just taste so good. This was a standard oat bar, and made a great breakfast; I’d love to try their other porridge bars. Its cold pressed, and contains 30% less sugar and double the fibre of other oat bars on the market, which is really good to know.

Ingredients: Oats, cacao butter, brown rice malt, chicory fibre, rice starch, apricots, pumpkin seeds, apple, raisins, concentrated grape juice, cinnamon.

Gluten Free? Yes

Teapigs: Clean n Green Detox Tea

I’ve tried this brand of tea a couple of times before and didn’t really like them, but I tend to lean towards the simpler teas e.g. peppermint, chamomile. Teapigs claims that this is the ‘cleanest greenest tea ever’, and I love that they use whole leaf tea, which is supposedly best. Some of the main ingredients are lemongrass, ginger and liquorice, and I really do not like any of those flavours, however, I admit that I did like the tea. The liquorice left an odd aftertaste in my mouth but other than that it was pleasant, and I also get the feeling that it would be a good tea to drink when you have a sore throat. The fact that there are marigold flower petals inside the tea makes me feel a bit like a fairy, I’m not going to lie – I think that’s my favourite part.

Ingredients: Lemongrass, ginger, green tea, liquorice root, coconut pieces, dandelion leaves, lemon peel, natural flavourings, marigold flower petals.

Gluten Free? Yes

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What do you think of this new subscription box? Would you buy it?

Vegan Tuck Box

P.S If you liked this blog post then you might like my other subscription box review here.

Friendly Reminder: I received this subscription box as a gift, however, I always share my own opinion when reviewing products.

 

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