You might remember from this post that I recently became a blogging partner with the awesome TheVeganKind, who do monthly boxes with Vegan & Cruelty-Free Food & Cosmetic Products.
Earlier this month I was sent my second box and there was so much in it that I was actually a little bit overwhelmed! Eight products to be exact, plus a recipe card, with the RRP value of almost £12. The products in the box are all from Vegan and Cruelty-Free friendly companies, most of which I’ve never heard before!
As usual, my housemates cats (mainly Ozma the little flat faced tabby) invaded the photo shoot; I just want to stress that I don’t encourage either them to get involved. They’re very inquisitive kitties and do it completely of their own volition when they see that I am paying attention to something other than them…! Such little posers.
This months recipe card is from @gingervegan and is a simple step-by-step to make some Superfood Falafels, and they sound FANTASTIC and super simple to make. Looking forward to trying it out soon!
Terra Vegane Easy Cheezy Sauce Mix – 150g (RRP £3.35) – I hadn’t heard of this brand at all before but was super excited to try it. I’m always on the lookout for a good, cheesy, vegan friendly sauce: and this did not disappoint. I made a lovely big pasta bake only using 30 g of the powder mix, I’ve still got loads left & im looking forward to trying out with some nachos as a natural cheese dip.7
Check out Terra Vegane’s website here
Hoots Smoked Bacon Multigrain Snack – 35g (RRP £0.60p) – being a Vegetarian for life (which I talked about in this blog when I was first starting out) I’ve never actually tried meat, so I can’t tell you actually taste like bacon. I’m not a huge fan of the smell/flavour of bacon, however, I did take this pack into work and my colleagues that tried them thought they tasted pretty good and similar to “real” bacon!
Check out Hoots website here
Clearspring Organic Seaveg Crispies Toasted Nori Snacks – 5g (RRP £0.89p) – out of everything in the box these were my least favourite… I sort of didn’t really “get” them – I mean I get that they’re a crisp alternative, but for the size of the packet and in comparison with the RRP, there’s not much to them. I do like sushi, but the seaweed flavour isn’t something I’m hugely partial too.
Check out Clearspring’s website here
Garbanzo Snacks Cajun Kick – 30g (RRP £0.99p) – these were sort of strange – I liked the flavour however they aren’t as crispy as I expected them to be. I thought they would be more like crisps but they were sort of soft, almost a bit like a stale biscuit? I’m probably not not selling them to you much right now, however I did think they tasted pretty good and they are perfect as mid afternoon snack.
Check out Garbanzo’s website here
Oatly Chocolate Milk Oat Drink – 250ml (RRP £0.85p) – I think I tried a little taster of this at VegFest one time, if not I’ll definitely tried someone before. The milk is super smooth and tasty and in my head is exactly what I would imagine any chocolate milk to taste like. Very lovely, sweet and light, and not overly Oat-y flavoured – just a lovely milk chocolate.
Check out Oatly’s website here
Melting Pot Madagascar Vanilla Dairy Free Fudge – 90g (RRP £2.40) – when I open the box this was the product I was hugely excited about, I’ve never tried a Vegan fudge before, and every now and again I really find myself missing a good vanilla fudge. The texture is sort of similar to “real “fudge however the flavour is a little bit different to how I remember fudge to taste. That being said it’s been nice to have in my drawer at work so that when I fancy something sweet I’ve got that sugar hit right there there. Incredibly rich and creamy, and I did feel quite indulgent when nibbling on it.
Check out Blackthorn Foods’ (the makers of Melting Pot Fudge) website here
Sarelle Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Cream Filled Wafer Bar (RRP £0.90p) – I’ve seen these bars before but had no idea that they were Vegan. This is actually the first thing that I tried in the box and oooh my goodness it tasted amazing. Definitely a new favourite and so pleased I was introduced to this thanks to TheVeganKind!
Check out Sarelle’s website here
Faith In Nature Shower Gel And Foam (Pineapple and Lime) – 100ml (RRP £2.00) – this is another brand I was unfamiliar with, but when I opened the bottle I was shocked at how strong and sweet it smelt. It was like opening a bag of sweets! I’ve really enjoyed using this as a shower gel since receiving the box
Check out Faith In Nature’s website here
I’m certainly enjoying getting TheVeganKind’s box sent to me monthly because it’s great to have the chance to try out new products that I wouldn’t necessarily have purchased/seen before (and who doesn’t love getting monthly parcels of treats). Slowly but surely I’m feeling much more informed about good brands to buy from and recommend to my blog readers and friends!
Every month TheVeganKind also donate 10p per box to a charity or campaign, and this month they have partnered with a great company called Vegan Connections who are are a free Scottish based vegan magazine, aiming to encourage vegan culture – particularly in Glasgow.
Queer & Curvy Cat Lady 💘 Another lifestyle blog, but with an alternative edge. Covering all kinds of subjects inc. Vegan & Cruelty-Free living, Self Love & Body Positivity, Travel & Adventure... To name a few. Usually found visiting restaurants with plant-based options, singing my heart out at gigs, or covered in glitter in a festival field.
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