Random Foodies & Goodies… TheVeganKind

As promised, I’m writing another post on one of the lovely monthly subscription boxes I’ve had the pleasure to try. TheVeganKind describe themselves as a lifestyle subscription box for vegan’s, and they are the first of their kind in the UK.  Not only do they give you yummy food treats each month, but beauty/home products that are also vegan and cruelty free. A surprise combination of food and new toiletries/household/accessory products in a box – to my door! YES PLEASE! Ooh and not to forget, they give you a lovely recipe card each month, which tends to involve at least one of the products in the box!

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And there it is, in all its glory – the lovely April box! And the best thing is – I’d been wanting to try the Coconom Coconut Sugar for quite a while! Despite being pretty healthy (well, the best intentions most of the time), we do have a rather big weakness for sugar in our house, and coconut sugar is one of those substitutes that can help you feel a little less guilty about your indulgences! It’s really high in nutrients, and because it’s organic, it’s not refined and subjected to lots of prodding and poking and adding of strange ingredients, with complicated names. It’s also meant to give a slower release of sugar, so no highs and lows and crazy moments (well, not sugar induced anyway)! This didn’t let me down – it’s really easy to bake with and you wouldn’t know the difference, only that you can tell yourself it’s OK to eat cake!!

Also inside, was a lovely little carton of Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk – this box seems to be following a coco-nutty theme (fine by me)! Unlike many other chocolate milk alternatives, it’s not full of stuff you don’t want, just four simple ingredients – water, coconut milk, date nectar and cacao! And it tastes amazing – much better than filling yourself full of the stuff with additives and carrageenan (seems to make me break out in hives)!

I love Miso Soup, and wasn’t disappointed to find a little sachet of Clearspring Miso Soup on The Go – I took this to work, and it was as simple as opening it up and pouring on hot water – yummy and satisfying with lots of flavour.

The Landgarten Organic Dark Chocolate Soya Snack was more delicious than I could have imagined – simple soy beans, covered in rich, dark belgian chocolate – a sensory delight and rather unusual. I subsequently purchase these on a regular basis from my local health shop, and have also become addicted to the pumpkin seed version – highly recommended, and again, a less guilty indulgence!

The Creative Nature Sublime Seed Bar was scoffed by my husband for breakfast one morning – and I have to take his word for it that it was yummy! It’s basically a bar of peanuts, seeds and hemp. Loads of protein – a good way to keep those pesky people quiet who constantly ask us vegans where we get our protein from!!

Last, but most definitely not least, was the non-food goody from this month’s box, the Freya Luna Lip & Body Balm – a lovely little tub of what looks just like lip balm, but has many other uses, including the soothing of sunburn, and skin issues. I’ve tried it on my lips and on dry patches on my hands – and I must say, it’s fab stuff!

I must say, this is one of the best subscription boxes around. Food, health/cleaning goodies and a recipe – and they do a great job at keeping it a surprise each month! It costs just £10, plus postage. I’ve enjoyed every single box I’ve received, and this month’s box has just turned up on the doorstep… so I’m off to investigate!

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