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05/12/13: The Vegan Kind II

Last month I posted about The Vegan Kind, a new subscription box for vegans that was just in the final stages of launching their first box.  Roll on today and their second box is landing on doorsteps around the country, including mine.  I received my TVK2* today and wanted to share with you my first thoughts of what's inside.  Click through to find out!

Pure organic towelettes scented in Eucalyptus and Lavender.  I've seen these on a few other blogs recently, and I'm interested to see what they're like.  Since going greener I haven't used wipes of any sort, but these can be used as face wipes, household wipes, hand wipes or just to scent a room.  The last statement makes me wonder just how strongly scented they are, but I'm looking forward to giving them a go.  I will be holding off for the moment as they are individually packaged - don't want to waste them! - but will likely feature in a mini review or sample post soon :).

Freedom Mallows - RRP £ 2.50
Oh, my goodness - I actually yelped when I saw that there was a packet of these inside the box!  I have wanted to try these ever since they first launched, but haven't ever gotten around to ordering any.  Vegan marshmallows are something that I am always on the lookout for - I've even resorted to hollowing out Tunnock Teacakes and using that on hot chocolate for the mallow-y effect.  But fear not, no longer will I have to get all Heston: these mallows are not only gelatine free, egg free, dairy free, gluten free and high fructose corn syrup free... but taste pretty amazing too!  They're squidgy and soft and even my brother - a fully signed up member to the carnivores-unite club was impressed with them.  They may look a little different but these vanilla flavoured tubes taste brilliant; I have my eye on the strawberry flavour next.  Fact - you can also toast them like "real" marshmallows.

Following from the TVK1 box where there were soap nuts, this box features a pre-made spray for the kitchen or bathroom using soap nut extract.  We've been using one of the Method sprays that you can get in Waitrose, but haven't been blown away by them and I admit, I haven't quite been able to let go of the Cif in the bathroom.  So I'm looking forward to seeing how this compares. As well as soapnuts, this contains neroli and geranium oil providing a pleasant scent.  Note - contains phenoxyethanol for those of you who prefer to avoid.

Yaoh Lip Balm - RRP £2.75
I've heard of these people before, as they're quite close to where I am, in Bristol.  They feature hemp seed oil as the main ingredient and there are five flavours available:  Spearmint, Strawberries and Cream, Mango and Kiwi Fruit, Coconut and Blueberry.  The version I have is Blueberry, which is very sweet smelling with a zing.  I like the thickness of it and am happy to add it to my ever growing lip care collection! 

 Featured in either fruit or chocolate this bar contains 15 vitamins and minerals and 9 grams of pea and rice protein.  I'm not hugely excited by this item yet - I know I'm probably being silly, but the idea of pea in my fruit snack makes me feel a little queasy!  However, I'll give it a go and let you know.

A little mini pot of the baby mild version of this multi-purpose soap.  I've already got a pot, but am always happy to have more around the bathroom and it's the perfect size to carry around if you're adverse to public/hotel/train bathroom soaps.

Good for me?
I was very excited to see what would be in this months box after seeing the items that featured in #TVK1 and I wasn't disappointed.  My only complaint would be that there should have been another bag of marshmallows! :P  This months box also featured a snowflake decoration, a recipe for twice baked butternut squash with cashew cheese, a flyer for and a little note saying hello, introducing TVK and telling us what it's all about.

Good for you?
Whether you're just getting into veganism, or just want to find some new products then this box is a fantastic way to be introduced to some of whats out there.  They also donate 10p from every box sold to a charity that's chosen each month by their Facebook fans.  This month it's Greyhound Gap who rescue and rehabilitate greyhounds and lurchers who are looking for new homes.  I'm always impressed with brands/companies/groups  that take some of what they make and send it forward to a good cause - go TVK!

An interesting array of products that mixes it up with household, bodycare and food, all for £10 a month plus p&p (£2.95) - for more information see

Did you get this months TVK box - what do you think?

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*PR sample. I paid a reduced price for this box.  Opinions are my own and based on my experience of the product.


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  1. I love the Freedom Mallows, they recently came out with Strawberry ones which I picked up at Vegfest. I'm also a life long fan of Dr Bronners

    1. Strawberry is next to try - am also excited to hear about the mini version launching!

  2. I haven't tried this box yet, but I've ordered the January one. It's great to find a cruelty-free subscription box, and I'm really excited to see what's in it...

  3. The Yaoh lip balm looks nice! never tried it!


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