Sunday, 14 May 2017

First Impressions | The Vegan Kind Lifestyle Box May 2017

The Vegan Kind Lifestyle Box offers 5-8 cruelty free vegan products delivered to your door every month for £10 per month (plus £3.15 P&P). Generally the items are food related, which is the reason I subscribed to the box in the first place, but lately there have been items such as hair conditioner and hand cream. When I first subscribed there was often a mug or badge with vegan slogans, which I wasn't keen on so I'm glad there haven't been any of late, but other people loved them and it's hard to please everybody all of the time!

This month's Lifestyle Box arrived earlier in the week so I thought I would give you a quick run down on what I received.





The box was quite heavy so I anticipated lots of yummy goodies. I was pleased to find a binder to hold the recipe cards that come with each box. I've been subscribed for a while now but with nowhere to keep the recipe cards I had been putting them in the recycling box. Now, with a binder to keep them in, I'm far more likely to actually make the delicious recipes each month.

The box always contains a run down of the contents as well as information about the chosen charity for the month. This month 10p from the sale of every box will go to Willows Sanctuary in Aberdeenshire.


Organica Hazelnut Nougat Delight Bar 40g R.R.P. £0.99 - Touted as a cross between a Mars Bar and a Snickers I really can't wait to try this. I've amassed quite a stack of vegan friendly chocolate but nothing like this. I can't see it lasting long!


Humble Brush Bamboo Toothbrush R.R.P. £3.99 - I usually use an electric toothbrush but when I travel for work I tend to take a normal brush so I don't have to pack a charger. This will go nicely in my overnight bag! It's fully biodegradable and an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic brushes that will end up in landfill.


Hippeas Cheese & Love 22g R.R.P £0.99 - I am a sucker for anything cheese flavoured as invariably they contain milk so I was thrilled to see these chickpea puff snacks in the box.


Terra Vegane Egg Free Omelett Mix 250g R.R.P. £4.00 - Fellow vegans tell me they miss egg most of all so this should satisfy those who are looking for an egg fix. Although intrigued to try this I'm not really in any hurry as egg is literally the thing I miss least, taste wise, about being vegan.



Bute Island Creamy Original Sheese 255g R.R.P. £2.30 - I love making 'cheese' based sauces and have been impressed with the offering from Sainsbury's, so I'm looking forward to trying this spreadable vegan cheese from Bute Island. It has been recommended so many times on vegan forums but I've never got around to buying it so I was thrilled to find this in May's box!


Angelic Gluten Free Cocktail Oatcakes 150g R.R.P. £2.60 - These will go perfectly with the Bute Island Sheese!


Vita Coco Coconut Oil (sample sachet) (£4.99 for 250ml jar) - Everyone I know swears by coconut oil, either as a makeup remover, moisturiser, hair mask, or even in recipes. Personally I find it too oily for my skin type so I'll probably use this on my parched hair to help restore some moisture.

The verdict? A good selection of products that I'm looking forward to trying. The value of the full size items in the box is £14.87 so not a lot of saving but it's good to have a selection of new products and brands to try delivered straight to my door.

Do you subscribe to The Vegan Kind? Let me know what you thought of this month's box!


2 comments:

  1. I've been aiming to try this box for a while now, this review has made me decide to take the plunge x

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. It's a fab way to discover new products and brands 😆

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