Thursday 17 August 2017

The Vegan Kind - #TVK46

It's that time of the month again when I am sharing with you all a look inside the latest Vegan Kind subscription box! This months box turned up at exactly the right time and just as our cupboards were starting to look a bit bare. I think with moving house and everything else that has been going on over the past few weeks, it actually felt like a really long time since the last box which I reviewed on my You Tube channel. I was definitely feeling ready for more vegan treats! 

Inside the #TVK46 Box

So without further ado, lets take a look at what goodies were inside this months box!

Sweet Freedom Choc Pot (£3.85)

If you're vegan and yet to try a product by Sweet Freedom then you've seriously been missing out! The choc pot is a totally new and versatile product which you can use on anything and everything from your toast, to pancakes, on top of rice cakes or even as a cake topper. The choices really are endless! The other good news is that it's 100% natural, palm oil free and it contains 75% less fat than the leading chocolate spread. 

Almighty Foods Strawberry Blonde Raw Chocolate (£2.89)

I have to admit that when I first saw this bar I had no idea that it is in fact a yummy bar of chocolate. It was only on opening the packet I realised the amazingness that lay within! This chocolate, which is made up from cacao, cashews and tiger nut, is so incredibly soft and creamy. The strawberry dust topping is quite bitter but together the flavours work so well. This was the first product to get demolished from this box and it's definitely my favourite stand out product of TVK46. 

Emily Crisps Crunchy Sweet Potato, Beetroot & Carrot (£1.50)

Vegetable crisps are currently my favourite snack and i've been pretty addicted to the Co-Op own brand ones over the past few weeks. I'd never tried these ones by Emily before so I was looking forward to seeing how they compared to my current favourites. I love that they contain sweet potato, carrot and beetroot as I absolutely love all of these vegetables. On first taste I noticed that they definitely taste like a much healthier version than my usual favourites and much less salty. They're very natural tasting and I was surprised by how much I liked them. Their packaging is also beautiful! 

Native Unearthed Activated Charcoal Deodorant Balm (£3.99)

Since becoming vegan I feel as though I have tried a lot of different kinds of deodorants and more natural equivalents to my usual every day Superdrug spray one. However, and not through a lack of trying, I have never been able to find one that really agrees with me and does an effective job of keeping my pits feeling fresh all day. The fact that this one is a balm consistency appeals to me quite a lot and the lavender oil within this one makes it smell really lovely. As always I am willing to try new things so i'm looking forward to giving this one a go over the next few weeks. I'll keep you posted with how I get on! 

Candy Kittens Sweet Peach Pop Bag (£1.00)

I was so happy to see Candy Kittens included in this box and especially as the Sweet Peach flavour is one I hadn't tried before. I was also really excited to see these sweets in a smaller bag. There's no denying that I love the big bags but there's definitely something quite appealing about this smaller sized variety. From reading the TVK newsletter I also discovered that Candy Kittens are finally working towards making their entire range of sweets vegan friendly - HOORAH! This is such amazing news! 

PHD Superfood Mango & Banana Protein Smoothie (£2.49)

Another completely new product to me, I was really excited to try this handy pouch of smoothie. I am always on the look out for quick, easy and protein high vegan snacks so this seemed to tick all the boxes. Maybe it was a mistake squeezing it out into a glass because the texture and consistency of this smoothie ended up turning my stomach a bit. I'm not entirely sure why but I found it very thick and goopy. Sadly for me it didn't get any better once I tasted it too. The flavour is quite overpowering and wasn't to my liking at all. As with many protein smoothies, I also found it to have quite a grainy / chalky consistency. I guess you can't win them all! But on a positive note it's really good to see a protein company introducing new vegan products to their line.

We Are Tea Super Berry Infusion Whole Leaf Tea Bag (Full size £2.99)

I'm always happy to see tea bags included in any of the boxes I receive as I am an avid tea drinker and lover. This super berry tea bag was stunning to look at, so incredibly pretty! I almost didn't want to use it! I am not usually very daring when it comes to flavoured teas with green and lemon being as far as I usually take things. I have to say that I was really pleasantly surprised by this one as it wasn't too fragrant tasting or too sweet. It reminded me of a drink similar to hot Ribena which I love! Even my husband agreed that this was a really enjoyable hot drink which I was surprised to hear as he only ever drinks every day tea. Also, for such a high quality tea bag I am impressed that they're only £2.99 for a box of 15 whole leaf tea bags. 

Newsletter & Recipe Card 

As with every TVK box I also received a newsletter which includes discount codes for featured products and information on the featured charity of the month - Food Fight UK - who will receive 10p from every box sold. I wasn't even aware of this charity who provide free vegan food for the hungry people of Glasgow. From what i've seen on their Facebook page it looks like they're providing an amazing service and I feel so happy that they will be benefitting from sales of this box. 

Also enclosed in the box was a recipe card for a yummy looking vegan chocolate orange cheesecake by @GingerVegan which includes the Sweet Freedom Choc Pot in its ingredients. I'm hoping to find some time this month to give this recipe a go! 

This was another fantastic and varied box by The Vegan Kind who somehow always manage to surprise me with new treats to try. I think you'll also agree that the contents of the box are well worth the £10.00 price tag. Also, don't forget to check out TVK's supermarket which is stocking more and more of those hard to find vegan items. Did you know that you can also order fresh vegan donuts and macarons on their website too!? I can personally vouch for them all being incredible! Check out my donut taste test video here

What was your favourite item in this months box? Comment below and let me know! 
* This review was completed in Collaboration with TVK.
All views and opinions expressed are completely my own. 

1 comment

  1. I love Candy Kittens! So rad that they're planning to go 100% vegan. I also really want to try that chocolate bar now, I love freeze dried raspberries and chocolate together.


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