17 June 2014

The Vegan Kind June Review

A picture of The Vegan Kind June box

A picture of Mr Organic Organic Italian Sundried Tomato Pesto
Another month, another delicious The Vegan Kind box*. This month I've been introduced to three new brands, a previous The Vegan Kind favourite find, and a brand I've featured here on the blog before. Let's dig in shall we?

Always gravitating to food first, the first thing I spotted was a cheerfully bright green bag of Ten Acre 'The Story of when the Cheese met the Onion' crisps (£0.85) which I tucked in to yesterday and were absolutely delicious! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, MSG Free and Certified Vegan, probably easily the tastiest cheese and onion crisps I've ever had! So much so, that after eating I realised that it seems practically everything vegan I've tried, always tastes better than 'normal' options on the market. Would definitely pick up some more of these.

Next up, I spotted something pretty weighty rolling around the bottom of the box, and I was chuffed to see it was a Mr Organic Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (£2.99) I absolutely adore pesto, it's one of the easiest things to make a filling and tasty meal with and a jar never lasts long in this house! Really excited to see how this fairs to my usual cupboard favourites. Free from pesticides and harmful hormones, the ingredients for this sundried tomato pesto are processed within 5 hours of harvesting, it's free from additives and unnecessary sugar or salt, and is made with Sundried Tomatoes from Puglia, in Southern Italy. We'll be trying this tonight for dinner, and I'm hoping it's as delicious as it looks and smells! 

Another foody item in the box is a 60g packet of inSpiral Raw Chocolately Superfood Bites (£1.39) which I'll admit, left me a touch dubious. I'm really not keen on 'protein' foods like protein bars, and I expected these to be much the same. With a luxurious raw cacao chocolate mix with sweet fruits of apple, date and sultana, omega-rich seeds, nuts and whole grains, these are basically perfect nibble sized granola bites... and I like them! I've only had a couple so far, but eating them in small quantities they are really nice - not sure I could manage the whole bag at once mind you! 

The final food related item (well, a drink really) in this month's box is a packet of Sativa Shakes Strawberry and Banana Protein Powder (£2.99) Again, not so keen on the protein and I'm also not keen on strawberry flavoured things - I prefer proper strawberries, so this one has been passed on to my partner. But, for those who do love strawberry flavoured things, Sativa Shakes use plant protein which contains fibre, beneficial for digestion, intestinal health and feeling fuller for longer. A completely dairy free way of having a protein shake, that contains much needed fibre as well as being suitable for vegetarians and vegans. 

The final product in the June box is the one and only beauty product, and from a brand I already know and love. I shared my thoughts last year on the Peppy Galore Body Mousses, which smelt absolutely incredible and were lovely to use. The Peppy Galore product in the box is a 50ml Peppy Galore Diva Toner & Refreshing Facial Spray (£4.95) Described as perfect for those with sensitive skin, with no alcohol, added fragrances or harsh chemicals, that's kind and gentle to sensitive skin. I personally don't have sensitive skin, but I'll be popping this in the fridge and trying it out as a cool, refreshing mist during hot summer days!

What do you think to the contents of the June box? I'm really happy with the variety of products and brands this month! If you'd like to find out more about The Vegan Kind you can check out their website, TwitterFacebook and YouTube. The Vegan Kind costs £10 a month plus post and packaging, and 10p is donated from each box sold to animal charities chosen by customers over on the Facebook page. This month the charity is The Fox Project


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  1. My mouth always waters when you put up the Vegan Kind reviews. The crisps and superfood bites sound delish. :)
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