Earlier this week, this month's The Vegan Kind box arrived and I've been trying out a few of its delicious contents already.
As always, there's a great selection of vegan-friendly products included (this box is by far one of the most consistent for quality and value for money), and they always manage to get that perfect balance of sweet and savoury treats to keep things varied and interesting. As well as food, February's box also includes a beauty product so let's take a closer look!
Candy Kittens X Hello Kitty Sour Apple Sweets (150g, RRP £3)
Sour sweets are a serious candy weakness of mine. I don't eat sweets all that often, but when I do, I like them to be as sour as possible! Last month's box contained some awesome sour jelly beans (which didn't last long!), and this time around TVK have treated us to the brand new Candy Kittens collaboration with Hello Kitty. These sour apple sweets are super addictive, gluten free, made from only natural flavourings and colourings, and are of course gelatine free too. They are amazing!
Simply7 Bruschetta Lentil Crisps (85g, RRP £2.10)
I've seen a lot of healthier crisp options popping up all over the place at the moment, but I haven't heard of this brand Simply7 before. They're made in the USA and offer a more nutritional crisp alternative as these are made with just seven clean natural ingredients such as lentil flour, and are baked instead of fried. They're still satisfyingly crunchy, and they taste exactly like how you'd imagine bruschetta flavoured crisps to taste like. Gluten free and oh-so tasty.
Human+Kind Watermelon Hand+Elbow+Foot Cream (50ml, RRP £7.50)
You guys all know how much I love a good multipurpose product and this one from Human+Kind can be used on any dry bits including hands, feets and elbows. Smells lovely and watermelon-y, and has a really great moisturising consistency and formula with lots of Shea Butter, Calendula and Aloe Vera included. An ideal product for this time of the year.
Ombar Centres Raspberry & Coconut (35g, RRP £1.99)
Vegan chocolate has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and after tasting a bar of this, you wouldn't even realise that it's dairy free because it's so creamy and chocolatey! Ombar are one of my favourite vegan chocolate brands and they're a proper treat for me because they're so expensive, so I'm always happy to see them included in a box like this. This bar is from their Centres range and the combination of tangy raspberry and coconut works beautifully alongside the raw organic cacao dark chocolate. If you haven't tried an Ombar, you really need to!
Quinola Mothergrain Express Quinoa and Indian Style Chickpeas (250g, RRP £2.50)
I've been feeling stuck in a bit of a food rut lately when it comes to main meals, so this microwavable pouch of quinoa and chickpeas looks like a fast and easy way to try something different. I like quinoa a lot, and it's great that this company uses fairtrade and organic natural ingredients. Packed full of vegetable protein, fibre, iron and slow release carbs, it's a healthier alternative to rice so I'm looking forward to trying it with a homemade curry.
Virtue Peach and Strawberry Ice Tea (330ml, RRP £1.75)
With only 63 calories per can and made with no refined sugar or artificial ingredients, this iced tea is a pleasant change from all the calorific options that you find at the supermarket. I've tried the lemon flavour from Virtue in a previous TVK box which I enjoyed, and I have a feeling I'll love this one too!
This month's recipe card is for some delicious looking Raspberry Chocolate Truffles (perfect for Valentine's Day), and February's chosen charity is the SABRC (Scottish Animal Behaviour and Rescue Centre) who will receive 10p from every box sold this month.
To find out more about The Vegan Kind, visit their website here. £10 + p&p each month in the UK, with worldwide shipping options available.