Foodie Friday: The Vegan Kind - July 2017 review #TVK45

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Vegan Kind - July 2017 review #TVK45
Last week, July's The Vegan Kind box arrived and I've been steadily munching my way through the contents. As always, it didn't disappoint with lots of new foodie products to try out.

This month's The Vegan Kind Box boasts eight products which are mostly snack related, and there have been one or two things which have surprised me this time around. Like their previous boxes that I've reviewed (check those out here), this one contains another good mix of sweet and savoury treats, so let's take a closer look at what's inside.

The Foods of Athenry Belgian Chocolate Biscuit Rocky Road Bar
The Foods of Athenry Belgian Chocolate Biscuit Rocky Road Bar (RRP £1.50)

The popular family-run Irish bakery returns with a brand new creation and TVK subscribers get to be the first to try it in the UK - awesome! This thick and chocolatey bar is a proper indulgent treat and features a yummy blend of caramel, crunchy biscuit, dark Belgian chocolate and sweet marshmallow pieces. Absolutely delicious - you wouldn't even notice that it's gluten, wheat, dairy and egg free unless I told you!

Jealous Sweets Grizzly Bears (RRP £1.50)

It can be hard finding gummy sweets that are gelatine-free, whether you're a vegetarian or a vegan, but these ones from Jealous Sweets are amazing. They have a really great texture and are packed full of natural fruity flavours. Much nicer than Haribo!

Bute Island Creamy Cheddar Sheese
Bute Island Creamy Cheddar Sheese (RRP £2.30)

The Vegan Kind included a spreadable ambient cream 'cheese' from Bute Island in their May box (reviewed here), which I enjoyed trying but it wasn't something that I would buy again. So when I saw this Creamy Cheddar Sheese in this month's box, I wasn't expecting to like it that much, but surprisingly, it's pretty good! I like it a lot more than the other cream cheese flavour, and although it's got a similar soy/coconut oil based texture, it's the strong, realistic cheddar cheese flavour that really sets it apart. I like it spread onto a slice of warm sourdough with some cucumber slices on the top for an easy afternoon snack. 

Free From Italy Chocolate Cream Filled Organic Croissant
Free From Italy Chocolate Cream Filled Organic Croissant
Free From Italy Chocolate Cream Filled Organic Croissant (RRP £1.10)

A vegan croissant?! This got had a little squashed during transit, but I couldn't wait to try it. It's made by a new free from food line in Italy and this croissant is sweetened with Agave Nectar and filled with a dairy-free chocolate cream. It was obviously not as melt-in-your-mouth buttery as a normal croissant is, but the flaky pastry texture was good, if a little dry. The chocolate cream filling was great though, but there needed to be more of it as it was pretty much just in the centre and would have been a million times tastier if it was throughout the whole croissant!

The Feel Goods Drinks Co Refreshingly Still Orange, Mango and Water Drink
The Feel Good Drinks Co Refreshingly Still Orange, Mango and Water Drink (RRP £1.20)

I love the Feel Good Drinks and have purchased this flavour many times when I've been out and about. Wonderfully fruity and refreshing, especially on a hot summer's day.

VITL Essentials Vegan Vitamin One Day Trial + 2 Week Free Trial Code
VITL Essentials Vegan Vitamin One Day Trial + 2 Week Free Trial Code (RRP £1.30)

I'm a strong believer in taking supplements every day, alongside a healthy diet, to make sure that you have all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs, so I was pleased to see this pack of supplements from VITL Essentials. This one day trial pack contains Multivitamin, Omega 3, CoQ10 and Supergreens capsules to cover all bases, and there's also a 2-week free trial code (2WKSFREE) included which I'll definitely be taking advantage of shortly.

Super Moons Cheese and Onion Lentil Puffs
Super Moons Cheese and Onion Lentil Puffs (RRP £0.75)

Super Moons are another brand new product and they're made by the same people who are behind Hectares Sweet Potato Crisps (which are amazing by the way!). This time, they're using lentils to create these tiny puff balls that are flavoured with cheese and onion, for a moreish savoury snack. At only 83 calories per bag, I'll certainly be buying these again! 

Ape Crunchy Coconut Bites with Sesame Seeds (RRP £1.60)

The last snack that I devoured from this month's box were these delicious little coconutty bites from Ape Snacks. They're really good and crunchy, with a subtle sweetness, and they're also baked, not fried. All natural, gluten and dairy free, these are well worth looking out for during your next grocery shop.

Also in the box: This month's recipe card is for a Courgette and Butternut Squash Rose Tart, courtesy of The Tofu Diaries, and July's chosen charity is The New Arc who are a North East Wildlife and Animal Rescue Centre. They specialise in rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, but also rescue domestic animals who are in need as well. The New Arc are hoping to start construction on a new animal hospital as they are currently at capacity, so check out their website here and donate to them if you can via their Just Giving page here.

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. 

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  1. You get so many incredible things in these boxes. I love that brand of cheese & have it on crackers all the time. I am addicted to anything coconut so I am going to hunt down those APE bites - I hope they do a big share bag.

    1. Definitely, they always include such a good mix! The Ape Bites are amazing - I'd love to see them in a share bag as well x


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