The Vegan Kind (link here!) is a monthly subscription service that offers a host of vegan goodies for the sum of £10 (+p&p) and I thought this would be a great way to spur myself on throughout Veganuary! Not only do you receive delicious foodie treats but also household and other lifestyle products.
January's box includes 6 vegan/cruelty free/environmentally aware products, a laminated recipe card and a letter advising that 10p from every box will go to charity or a worthy campaign. Wouldn't you guess it? This month's charity is Veganuary!!! It was clearly meant to be!
So let's get down to the nitty gritty and talk about the products:
Hectares Sweet Potato Crisps (Sea Salt & Black Pepper) 35g RRP £1.
Ahhh crisps, one of my many vices. These, however, are packed with anti-oxidants, beta-carotene and vitamins - making them far less naughty than my usual choices! These will be great for a cosy film night at home and much better for me.
Power of Brown Superfoods Cereal Pot (Cacao Maca) 65g RRP £2.29.
I was super excited when I saw this little pot, as I've tried similar things in the past. All the ones I had in my cupboard have milk powder in them so aren't suitable for me now. This one is made from 50% superfoods and 50% gluten free organic oats and is flavoured with cacao and maca (which I love), Breakfast tomorrow = sorted.
Greenfrog Soap Nuts 250g RRP £3.99
I had no idea what these were when I initially opened the box, but it seems that you can use them to wash clothes! They are actually Himalayan nuts which are a sustainable and eco-friendly way to do your laundry. You just put 6-8 half shells into the little pouch provided (plus a few drops of essential oil if you want a nice scent), stick them in the wash and voila! Clean clothes! My boyfriend might give me a few funny looks, but you can use the same shells for 2/3 washes so they are definitely more economical than our usual brand!
Pulsin Raspberry & Goji Raw Choc Brownie 50g RRP £1.79
This is probably the item I am most looking forward to devouring. I think bars like this are great to take to work and stave off those 3pm cravings for something sweet. One of my favourite combinations is chocolate and raspberry; plus this bar is full of vitamin c, protein & iron!
Clearspring 100% Organic Fruit-on-the-Go (Pear) 100g RRP 89p
This is a squeezy pouch of pear puree and 1 of your 5 a day. No chemical nasties involved! Apparently all the fruit has been picked at the peak of it's ripeness to make it extra tasty and nourishing. I'm not normally a fan of pears (but to be fair I haven't tried one for years!) although this does sound really nice, so I'll give it a go and report back!
Creative Nature Tropical Treat Bar 38g RRP 99p
I'm really glad I received 2 bars in this box as I do tend to go through a fair few whilst at work. This one from Creative Nature is actually a 'detox bar' which contains ginger, coconut and pineapple. It's also cold pressed which locks in all the nutrients and makes it better for you! Yum!
I am so impressed with The Vegan Kind box! I love that I now have some extra goodies to test out that I might not have been able to get my hands on, and there's definitely some that I never would have thought to buy!
Do you subscribe? What do you think of the box? Also if anyone has got any great vegan website links/recipes that they love - please get in touch as I am still a newbie and any help/recommendations would be much appreciated!!!