Review / The Vegan Kind Box TVK25

Sunday, 29 November 2015

The latest The Vegan Kind box was a pretty special one - it was their 2nd birthday!  Naturally, the anniversary box was filled with extra special goodies and I think it's been the best one I've received so far (not that I've received that many yet).

The recipe card is for really tasty sounding 'Cheesy' Leek & Broccoli Tartlets by Coconut & Berries which I'm looking forward to trying when I finally get a hold of some nutritional yeast.  The charity of the month is the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, which is a particularly important one to donate money to at this time of year because so many hedgehogs and small animals can end up hurt or killed because of bonfires and fireworks.

As for the treats in the box, there were eight different items this month!

Three of the products are from the same company - Quinola Mothergrain (150g each for £1.99).  These are little quinoa-based ready meals that only need 30 seconds in the microwave and come in a variety of different flavours.  The ones included in this box was Tex Mex, Mediterranean and Thai flavoured and I took all of mine to work with me for lunches.  The convenience of them is amazing - considering I'm super lazy and hate having to prepare meals for the next day at work, being able to just chuck one in my bag and go is great.  I tried the Thai one first and it was nice but nothing special, and didn't really taste particularly Thai-inspired to me.  The Tex Mex and Mediterranean ones were lovely though, and all of them filled me up until dinner time.  Being a cheapskate and these costing £1.99 each RRP I probably won't be buying any myself, but I'm glad I got to try them out.

The first thing I saw when I opened the box was this big bag of Ten Acre Hand 'The Story of When the Cheese met the Onion' Crisps (135g, £1.99) and damn I was excited!  Since going vegan, cheese and onion, sour cream and chive etc. crisps and pretzels and so on have been one of my most missed things, so these arrived at just the right time.  The crisps are very similar to Kettle Chips; they're a bit hard and very crispy, and very delicious, and although the flavouring wasn't quite as strong as some non-vegan brands you wouldn't have a clue that these didn't have any real dairy products in.  I will definitely be buying these again!

TVK25 included not one but two big bars of chocolate!  The first one I tried was the iChoc Choco Cookie Chocolate Bar (80g, £2.00) which is made of rice milk and crispy chocolate biscuits.  I was looking forward to trying it but I was a bit worried it was going to be too rich and too sweet, but luckily for me that wasn't the case at all.  It was sweet, obviously, but let's just say I managed to eat almost the whole bar without feeling sick afterwards...

The other bar was the Cocoa Libre Honeycomb Chocolate Slab (100g, £3.95) and I think this was probably my favourite out of the two.  This was again made with rich milk but had a darker chocolate flavour to it and had a bit of a honey kick to it (although it doesn't contain real honey or anything non-vegan).  All in all, both of these bars were absolutely delicious and probably the nicest vegan chocolate I've tried so far.

The last products in this month's box were a Hurraw! Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm (£4.49) and one of The Vegan Kind's own 'Be Kind, Go Vegan' rubber wristbands (£1.99).  I was thrilled to find the Hurraw! balm - they're my favourite vegan lip brand so far and all of the flavours I've tried are incredible!  The tinted one isn't one I would've chosen myself as I don't tend to wear tinted lip balms, but it was at least one I haven't bought before and the smell is incredible.   The tint is also very subtle and just adds a bit of extra rosiness, so I've actually quite taken to it.  All of their balms are organic, vegan, cruelty free and made from raw, cold-pressed ingredients and they're very nourishing and great for the lips.

The bracelet is a lovely little bonus too, although I'm not much of a wristband person so I probably won't be wearing it very often.  For now though, I've found a nice little spot on my dressing table to show off my ethics instead.

I'm really happy with this month's box and by the sounds of it, so is pretty much everyone else.  Here's hoping TVK includes more tasty cheese and onion products in the future!


  1. I've never heard of this box but it looks great! I'm not vegan myself but all the snacks in it look really nice and you can't knock a good lip balm! xx

    Kimberley //

    1. Glad you think so! I know of a few non-vegans who subscribe to it, whether you're vegan or veggie or not it's always great to try new snacks! :)


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