Another month, another TheVeganKind box and this month mixes delicious foody treats, hydrating drinks and an amazing addition for the home!
First things first I wanted to mention the fab information and inserts which came through with the July box. For those of you knew to TheVeganKind, it's a monthly lifestyle subscription service for vegans which is predominately filled with delicious treats, but often also includes household essentials (and no so essentials). It's a great box for vegans, but also for vegetarians and anyone in between whose exploring the vegan lifestyle but isn't sure where to start. I'm personally not vegan, but TheVeganKind boxes have certainly opened my eyes to a whole world of possibilities - every vegan treat we've had has tasted far more delicious than it's non-vegan counterpart, and that is by no means an exaggeration.
Each month the box comes with information on all the products and brands featured inside, a delicious recipe that's easy to try at home as well as information on that month's charity. Oh yes, TheVeganKind also have a fabulous charity aspect, whereby each month 10p from each box sold is donated to a charity which has been voted on and picked by TheVeganKind subscribers themselves!
This month the charity is Wing and a Prayer, a Scotland based organisation which rescues and re-homes ex battery hens.You can find out more over at www.wingandaprayerrescue.co.uk!
As for this month's delicious recipe? Vegan Lass has shared a scrumptious looking Mediterranean Tofu Scramble, which looks like it would be the perfect breakfast to get stuck into.
Onto the products and if you've read any of my previous TheVeganKind reviews it will come as no surprise that I absolutely loved everything inside the July box! I think my favourite product has to be the only non-edible product in the box this month and that's a Harpers Bizarre Washing Line Candle (£5) which comes in a super cute tin and smells just like fresh washing. Made with soya wax, it's lovingly handmade and promises hours of burn time, for a pretty reasonable price.
There's a drink included in the July box and one I was actually really curious to try, as I didn't know what to expect. The DRINKmaple Pure Organic Maple Water (£1.99) is 100% pure organic maple water tapped directly from Maple trees in North America - the ingredients is literally 100% Maple Sap! Nothing has been added, it's a naturally hydrating drink and also contains over 46 nutrients. Not bad for something from a tree, right? It's described as having a slightly sweet taste and works as a great pick me up, so I was very excited to taste it for myself. Personally to me it tasted like a very, very watery milk, slightly sweet but nothing too obvious and it was hydrating and refreshing, but I think I'm too used to my 3 liters of standard everyday water a day to move onto this. It was nice to give it a try though!
Now onto the edible treats! The first thing I spotted that I couldn't wait to get stuck into was an Ananda Foods Chocolate Marshmallow Lolly (£1.20), which was every bit as delicious as I hoped. A bit chunk of organic Madagascan vanilla marshmallow coated in dark Belgium chocolate, finished off with sugar sprinkles, I only wish it was bigger!
Something I wasn't sure if I'd like, purely based on the Sweet and Sour flavour, was a packet of Ten Acre 'The Day Sweet and Sour Became Friends' Crisps (85p), but I was pleasantly surprised to find they were actually very delicious! With an oriental taste and deliciously crunchy crisps, I would actually happily eat these again! Ten Acre have featured in TheVeganKind a few times now, and I've enjoyed every packet and flavour - I think it's time they became a regular on our shopping list!
Last but not least and the one treat I'm yet to get stuck into, the July box included a bag of Clearspring Roasted Seeds and Soya with Goji Berry (£1.19). Described as a tasty mix of Austrian grown soya beans, roasted Styrian pumpkin seeds and extra large succulent goji berries which provides a nutritious snack on the go. I've popped these in my handbag for the next time I'm out shopping!
TheVeganKind costs £10 a month plus p&p - you can find out more and subscribe over at www.thevegankind.com.
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