Monday 14 December 2015

The Vegan Kind #TVK26

I was so happy last week to receive the latest Vegan Kind Christmas box on my birthday! I was already feeling pretty spoilt by everyone and having this turn up too was just such great timing. 

Over the past few weeks I've been really looking forward to receiving the December Vegan Kind box as I remember this time last year when I was a new subscriber and how amazing the festive box was.

So did #TVK26 live up to my expectations?

When I opened the box I was first and foremost overjoyed to see a Harpers Bizarre candle included! I received one in last years box and loved it so much that I have been a loyal customer of theirs ever since. I was also happy to receive the 'Not Even A Mouse' Christmas cake fragrance as this is one that I haven't tried before and it smells divine. The best thing about these candles is that they are indeed vegan and cruelty free but they also give off such a long and lasting aroma. They're great to smell in the tin but also when they're alight. I'm saving mine for Christmas Eve and I'm sure it will have us feeling all cosy and Christmasy before Santa arrives!

I was also really happy to receive a Sticky Mix box which I have again tried before from a previous TVK box back in the Summer. Last time I received a chocolate chip cookie mix which I somehow managed to mess up despite it being an extremely simple process to follow. This time I was determined to get it right and i'm pleased to show off the results!

These oat & cranberry cookies were delicious and so easy to make. I really love how they turn out slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. Within the pack you are pretty much provided with everything you need to make them aside from vegan butter and water so they really couldn't be any more straight forward. I'm definitely looking forward to trying more of these packs from Sticky Mix in the future.

Also included within this months box were some really yummy mini marshmallows from Freedom Mallows. These have always been my favourite vegan friendly marshmallows and in my opinion they taste just as good, if not better, than other marshmallows. I was hoping to do something creative with mine like adding them to a baked treat but they ended up just being eaten straight from the bag! I just wish more big shops stocked these marshmallows as where I live I only ever tend to see them in Holland & Barrett and vegan marshmallows on the whole can be quite hard to come by.

Another product which I loved in this box were the dark chocolate mint owls from Cocoa Libre. Tasting very similar to an After Eight, these chocolates were to die for and so moreish! I would have liked to have made them last longer but they were the first item to get eaten straight away between me and my husband. I've tried a few items from Cocoa Libre recently and I have to say that they have fast become my favourite vegan chocolate brand. 

The only items I felt some disappointment with from this box was the Sweet Freedom choc shot in orange spice and the Christmas pud Nakd bar. To be honest I have so many of the choc shots in my cupboard now it's getting a little out of hand! Over the past year they seem to have been the product to be included within everything and every freebie going so I have accumulated a lot of them. That's not to say I don't like the product itself as I often enjoy it on top of some ice cream or in my porridge, but personally I would have much preferred to receive something new to me. Likewise with the Nakd bar this is something I have tried a lot of in the past and unfortunately the Christmas pud bar is my least favourite flavour of the bunch so this just wasn't for me. 

This will be my final Vegan Kind review for a while now as I am taking a break from this subscription purely because i'd like to try some others out there and buy more one off boxes which will hopefully help to keep things more varied for me and my blog. I have however really loved being a TVK customer and I think this is a great value for money subscription to take out for any vegan, especially perhaps if you are new to this way of living as you are guaranteed to be introduced to many fantastic new products.    

1 comment

  1. That cookie mix looks great and it love the sound of the candle - that's one thing I'll miss about not being at home for Christmas - fun scented candles. My other Christmas fave's include Love Actually, mince pies, Christmassy drinks at my fave' cosy pub with my bff's and Lush's Snow Fairy.


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