Friday, 15 August 2014

My August TVK Box

This has to be one of the best boxes I've received so far from The Vegan Kind - I know I say that every month but they do seem to be getting better and better and that definitely says something about the content of these awesome boxes!

So VERY happy to find this Mange Tout and Red Pepper snack from Nothing But! Actually I haven't opened it yet because this is being saved for a very special person. Thank you, thank you for creating a snack which people on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet can eat!!! My only criticism would be that this is the only flavour suitable but at least there is one! The other flavours are Sliced Beetroot and Parsnip and Pea and Sweetcorn. Because this snack is made by freeze drying the vegetables, all the nutrients are retained. Just one point to note is that the allergy advice does state that they are made in a factory which handles milk. I have to admit that when I sent a picture of this packet to that special person his response was "8g hahaha", yes, I have to agree this packet is not a very filling snack!

I just LOVE the Living Naturally Soapnut Powder Laundry tabs, in fact the world's first soapnut powder laundry tab! If you're not familiar with soapnuts, what are they? Soapnuts are the dried shells or husks from the soapberry tree. Rich in saponins which act as a surfactant, the dirt is lifted from clothes naturally. Biodegradeable and hypoallergenic, they are perfect for sensitive skins as well as your washing machine! Sounds almost too good to be true doesn't it? To read more about the amazing benefits of soapnuts, please click HERE.

I was very excited to try the Pulsin Vanilla choc chop protein snack. I lifted this from their website ...

"We use only the most high-quality natural ingredients, never compromise on taste, and never add anything artificial (including GM ingredients). Our range of natural protein bars, plant-based protein powders and healthy treats are dedicatedly designed to:
  • Give you sustained energy release
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Make you feel fuller for longer
  • Support healthy body function
  • Boost your brainpower
  • Enrich your life"

Sound good don't they? These bars have received a lot of good reviews on-line but I wasn't too keen unfortunately. However judging by the comments on The Vegan Kind Facebook Page, they are very popular with other subscribers.

I noticed these Freedom Mallows in a well known high street health food shop just a few days before my box came. I haven't tried them yet but my daughter has and she was very impressed with them. Fat free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, GMO free, Gluten-Free, Gelatine Free and Vegan, they are a fantastic treat for vegetarians and vegans. They also come flavoured with vanilla.

Propercorn is so incredibly yummy! I'm eating this pack as I write! Made in Britain, I wonder if the corn is British and non-GMO?? Perhaps someone can tell me? I can't wait to try the other flavours. All are gluten free - lightly sea-salted, sour cream and chive, fiery Worcester sauce and sun-dried tomato and sweet coconut and vanilla! Look out for them, you won't be disappointed!

I found this TeenVGN Fuelled By Compassion Wrist Band in the bottom of my box - a bonus item. TeenVGN is a social network for young vegetarians and vegans that aims to provide a safe environment for compassionate youngsters to meet other like minded people.

Finally, there is a recipe card featuring a recipe from one of my favourite bloggers - Coconut and Berries - so happy about this!