Saturday, 6 February 2016

#TVK27

January's box from The Vegan Kind was packed full of goodies for a great start to the year.


Mini Vego Chocolate Bar
Squirrel Sisters Delicious Snack Bars Cacao Brownie
Dr Organic Olive Oil Hand & Nail Cream
Provamel Organic Rice Milk Coconut Drink
Teen VGN Recipe Book
Snact Apple & Raspberry Fruit Jerky
Soffle's Rosemary & Thyme Pitta Chips
Veganuary Wristband


Mini Vego Chocolate Bar

I love vego. Give me a vego bar of any shape or size and I will treasure it... for a moment, and then munch it all up! These mini ones are so cute, with just 2 squares of chocolate - perfect for sharing with Mr Hatter (I suppose!). (If you've been living under a rock and don't know what Vego is, and you like chocolate and hazelnuts, GO BUY ONE NOW!)



Squirrel Sisters Delicious Snack Bars Cacao Brownie

Squirrel Sisters bars are made using natural, raw ingredients and are both vegan and gluten free. I love that it comes in two portions, so you can share if you want - or just eat them both yourself! I liked these but Mr Hatter wasn't too keen - he tends not to like cacao though!




Dr Organic Olive Oil Hand & Nail Cream

I don't tend to use hand cream very often but I have tested this and it left my hands feeling lovely and soft, with a pleasant, gentle fragrance.


Provamel Organic Rice Milk Coconut Drink

TVK sent out three different flavours of Provamel rice milk drink - I got the Rice Milk with Coconut, with the other options being Rice Milk with Chocolate or Rice Milk with Pineapple. This was pleasant to drink straight out of the box but I had already decided to make hot chocolate with it (using a splash of chocolate orange Choc Shot), and it was gorgeous. I would be interested to see what the pineapple flavour is like!


Teen VGN Recipe Book

Teen VGN provide online support for young vegans - a resource I wish had been around when I was younger! I'll be honest, I've not cooked anything out of this cook book yet but the recipes sound great! A few that caught my eye include:

Apple Pie Green Smoothie
Avocado and Chickpea Toast
Homemade Melted Cheese
Fully Loaded Sushi Bowl
Blueberry Lime Cheesecake

Yum!

Snact Apple & Raspberry Fruit Jerky

Snact makes fruit snacks using surplus products - e.g. fruit that is too big/small/ugly to be sold! This fruit jerky is made with 100% fruit and tastes great. I wasn't too sure about the texture but the flavour was spot on.




Soffle's Rosemary & Thyme Pitta Chips

These pitta chips had a satisfying crunch and a great flavour. I also love the packaging! Yummy!




Veganuary Wristband

Campaigns such as Veganuary seem to cause a bit of a stir in the vegan world, with some people saying it makes people think it's okay to go back to eating meat once the month is over and others supporting it wholeheartedly. Personally, I think it's a good idea as it can act as a great introduction to veganism for those who are curious but want support, or aren't sure where to start. Yes, some people do go back to their old lifestyle once the month has ended but a lot continue on their vegan journey and that can't be a bad thing!


Veganuary is also the charity of the month, meaning that 10p from each box sold will be donated to them.

The recipe of the month was for a Hearty Bean Soup from Heidi Hearts - perfect for this wintery weather!

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