Sunday, 22 December 2013

TVK2 - The Vegan Kind (box 2)

I received my second monthly box from The Vegan Kind a couple of weeks ago - but I've not yet had time to sit down and blog about it! So let's get to it...


This month's box holds some treats and some useful housey things:

1. Greenfrog All Purpose Natural Cleaner
2. Freedom Mallows
3. Dr Bronner's Miid Magic Soap
4. YAOH Lipbalm
5. Arbonne Protein Bar
6. Mendill Organic Towlettes Samples
7. Christmas Snowflake Decoration


It all looks great!

Here they are in closer detail:

1. Greenfrog All Purpose Natural Cleaner


I try to buy natural cleaners when I can so this will really come in handy. I've not tried Greenfrog before but the bottle says that it is "made from soapnuts sustainably grown in the Himalayan foothills", and I found that the soapnuts from TVK box 1 were very effective at cleaning my clothes so I have high hopes for the cleaning spray. From what I can smell through the plastic, it smells a lot less invasive than a bleach based cleaner!

2. Freedom Mallows


Vegan marshmallows. No longer a thing of myth! I've tried a few different brands of vegan marshmallow, some that I liked and some not so much. One brand (I've forgotten the name) were very strange. Quite a spongy texture and a very strange taste. I do like the marshmallows from Out Of Thus World - especially the coconut ones. I tried the Freedom Mallows when we were at VegFest in London and they're pretty good - even Mr Hatter agreed that they weren't bad! I'm going to put these in some rocky road I think. 

3. Dr Bronner's Miid Magic Soap



This soap is fair trade, uses organic oils and comes in a 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottle. This is apparently "1 soap for 18 uses" - sounds like a miracle worker! It unscented and designed to be kind to skin. 

4. YAOH Lipbalm



I got coconut scented lipbalm, which is great as I love coconut! It smells amazing and I have tested it out already. It's a lot firmer than most other lipbalm I've used before, more resembling a stick of hardened oil than the softer balms I'm used to. But that's not surprising as it seems to be comprised mainly of oils (good ones) and wax. I was a bit skeptical because of this but it softened up nicely once I started using it and made my lips feel nice and soft. 

5. Arbonne Protein Bar



This is a 'nutrition bar' - probably not something I'd pick up in a shop but it sounds interesting nonetheless. It looks like there are tons of vitamins packed into the 48g bar - and inky 170kcal. It's 'fruit flavour' so I'm not really sure what to expect!

6. Mendill Organic Towlettes Samples



This is something that I probably wouldn't buy as I wouldn't really use it but these will come in handy at some point when we're out for the day or at a festival!

7. Christmas Snowflake Decoration



This is pretty and will be hanging on our tree (which we only put up TODAY - 3 days before Christmas!!) just as soon as I get around to stringing it up. 

I'd call that another successful haul from The Vegan Kind!


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