Saturday, 4 July 2015


Another catch-up post!

I feel so bad that I've fallen behind on my blogging duties for The Vegan Kind. This weekend I'm going to try to catch up so that when my new box arrives, I can blog about it straight away. So let's start with box number 19...

Chika's Chilli Plantain Crisps
Sarelle Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Cream Filled Wafer
Ecobamboo Medium Toothbrush with Round Handle
Olive Branch Mezze Sundried Tomato Paste
Good Full Stop Fruit and Nut Based Mint Chocolate Bar
Taking The Pea Sweet Chilli Salsa

Unfortunately, I didn't get any good photos of the individual items. The wafer bar was a bit smashed up when it arrived and not very photogenic, we used the tomato paste with some spinach gnocchi but the photo just didn't look appetising, and the others I just didn't get around to photographing!

Chika's Chilli Plantain Crisps

I've never had plantain before, but as it was described as an equivalent to the potato on the packet, I went in with an open mind - while trying very hard to get the thought of banana chips (yuck) out of my head. The chilli flavour was quite pleasant, but I couldn't get my head around the texture of these crisps. I would like to try plantain again but these crisps just weren't for me.

Sarelle Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Cream Filled Wafer

This was amazing. This yummy wafer bar was filled with hazelnut cream and coated in delicious chocolate. It's definitely something I would buy again!

Ecobamboo Medium Toothbrush with Round Handle

I've seen these eco friendly toothbrushes popping up all over the internet recently. They are made of moso bamboo, which is not eaten by pandas, and is 100% biodegradable. You can even put it on your compost heap! I've not tried this yet as my current toothbrush is still good, but I am looking forward to having one less plastic item to throw away.

Olive Branch Mezze Sundried Tomato Paste

I love pesto and pesto-related items. This sundried tomato paste, while not being a pesto, came very close. We ate it with some spinach gnocchi and the flavour combination was fantastic. I would love to get my hands on some more of this,

Good Full Stop Fruit and Nut Based Mint Chocolate Bar

This bar was made of dates, raisins, cashews blended with date syrup, chocolate pieces, and natural essences and fruit pieces. As I don't like mint, I handed it over to Mr Hatter to test out and he confirmed that it was tasty - although he would prefer it to be a little mintier.

Taking The Pea Sweet Chilli Salsa

Taking The Pea have a range of pea-based snacks, very similar to chickpea-based snacks that I've tried before. In fact, I didn't realise until after I started eating them that they were peas, not chickpeas! The sweet chilli salsa was a tasty flavour to compliment the crunchy peas.

This month's featured charity was Hugletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary, who are the only sanctuary in the UK to operate a dedicated cow protection program. 10p from every box sold will be donated to them.

This month's recipe was from Coconut and Berries - "Vegan Pizza Potato Skins", using the sundried tomato paste from Olive Branch. Sounds lush!

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