9 September 2014

SEPTEMBER THE VEGAN KIND REVIEW

A picture of the September The Vegan Kind Box

A picture of Nothing But Pineapple & Grape Snack and Hoots Snacks Picked Onion Flavour

A picture of Bear Paws, Ombar Organic Coco Mylk Bar and Creative Nature Blissful Berry Snack Bar

A picture of Taste Spice Magic BBQ Dust and Skin Likes Natural Deodorant
When my September The Vegan Kind* box arrived yesterday, it wasn't long before I rushed upstairs to photograph everything inside, knowing this was one box I wouldn't be able to wait before delving into and devouring. There's one beauty treat inside the September box, with six delicious food treats to get stuck into too. 

The Vegan Kind is a monthly lifestyle subscription service for vegans, and each month a box of goodies arrives on subscribers doorsteps full of vegan friendly products. Costing just £10 a month plus £2.95 post and packaging, the boxes are always a delight to receive and full of delicious products, beauty treats and household essentials. You can subscribe to The Vegan Kind here

Each month The Vegan Kind subscribers vote over on the Facebook page, for a charity they'd like The Vegan Kind to support. The chosen charity each month receives a 10p donation from every box sold. For September, the charity is Serbia's Forgotten Paws, a charity who works tirelessly campaigning for better conditions for Serbia's stray dogs! As always, this month there's also a delicious recipe card inside the box, this time for Fajita Mix with Homemade Sides (which all look pretty darn delicious!), including Sour Cream, Guacamole, Salsa and of course, the Fajitas themselves! I can't wait to try out the delicious recipes! 

Let's get stuck into the products, shall we?

The one and only beauty product inside the September box, Skin Likes Natural Deodorant uses a mix of plant-based therapeutic essential oils as the active ingredients in this nourishing, protecting and effective deodorant. Personally, I was really excited to see this product as I struggle to find roll-on deodorants I can use, due to very awkwardly situated eczema (sorry for the TMI), and in the past I've found natural and organic products to be the kindest to my skin. There's a delicious subtle scent of Jasmine Oil, which is much nicer than the usual alcohol filled alternatives. Expect a full review after a proper trial! 

This was the perfect end to a long day yesterday, sitting day with a cup of tea when all my jobs were done with and enjoying a delicious bar of chocolate. Made using raw, organic Cacao from Ecudor, it has a rich, complex flavour, with a beautiful creamy chocolate taste. Sweetened with Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, sustainably sourced from independent farmers in Java, you would never have guessed this was vegan. That's what I love about The Vegan Kind - the food always tastes delicious, if not better than our usual non-vegan alternatives, but whilst being good to the planet and animal-friendly! Would definitely try Ombar again.

I'm already a big fan of Bear sweet treats, so I was chuffed to see them featured inside the September box! Made from pure fruit with no added sugar, concentrate or nasties, these were a delicious and tasty sweet treat. I loved all the different animal paws featured on each, such as hippo's, lions, elephants, zebras and giraffes! 

Alongside the Skin Likes Natural Deodorant, this is definitely my favourite product featured inside the September box! A spice mix, that also features on this month's recipe card, that is incredibly versatile and can be used on pretty much anything! We tried ours last night, using it to season homemade potato wedges. I cannot even begin to tell you how delicious it was! I will definitely be stocking up and trying a few recommended flavours. Permanent feature in our cupboards now? Definitely! 

This was absolutely delicious - I had it as an afternoon snack yesterday and was really impressed with just how lovely the taste was! A true taste of natural fruit without any nasty chemicals to imitate the flavour. It's 100% natural, wheat, GMO and dairy free, low fat with no added sugar, and tasted amazing. Looking into stocking up on these and seeing what other flavours are available, as they're a perfect healthy day-time treat!

Nothing But featured in the August The Vegan Kind box (see here) and personally, I wasn't a fan. Last month I received Mange Tout and Red Pepper, which my partner devoured. This month I've been treated to Pineapple and Grape - which was blooming delicious! Like a tasty fruit party in my mouth. A new product launch from Nothing But, it's completely changed my view on the brand and I would definitely try more of their fruit varieties! 

Last but not least, there was a huge bag of Hoots Snacks in my September box, which are another tasty product! I tried a few yesterday - but decided I want to saviour the rest to have as a mid-morning snack today, topped with some cream cheese and chives! Bursting with flavour and containing wholegrain and mixed seeds, they're oven baked and contain no added colours, flavours or preservatives as well as being MSG free! A great source of fibre, these could become a regular treat! 

Another fab box from The Vegan Kind. What do you think to the September box?

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