The Vegan Kind Box Review Feb 2015

The Vegan Kind is a monthly subscription box that retails for £10 + £3.15 postage (UK). They send a variety of vegan products ranging from food to beauty to homeware. they send around 5-6 products each month along with a laminated recipe card and a welcome letter.

What does the letter say?...

Welcome to #TVK16
Each month in your TVK box alongside your fabulous vegan goodies, we also give you a delicious recipe card and this month it is once again courtesy of Fresh Heather, one of our favourite bloggers. You can find the lovely Heather's blog at or follow her on instagram @Freshheather

Keep your recipe card in a safe place because on month 6 of your subscription with us, we will send you a TVK ring binder to store them in!

They then feature a charity each month where 10p from every box is donated to them. This month it's


At TheVeganKind we want to do whatever we can to support those who help animals, so every month we will be donating 10p from every box sold to our featured charity/campaign of the month.
This month, thanks to your nominations on our Facebook page (, we have chosen Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary to receive 10p from each box sold in February. They are a fabulous sanctuary for farm animals. Based in Northern Spain, and run by two vegans originally from the UK - you can find out all about the great work they do at or follow them on twitter @minovalleyfarm

We would absolutely love to hear what you think of our 16th box over our Facebook page, or on twitter @thevegankind using the hashtag #TVK16

Lots of love, TVK x

on the back of the welcome letter, you are given a list of the products featured in the monthly box with a short description. 
The first product featured is Freedom Mallows Choc Dip 62g (RRP £2.49)

We like to have a balance here at TVKHQ and whilst we eat healthy most of the time, now and again we like to indulge in something sweet. The first product in TVK16 ticks this box. we are a huge fan of Freedom Mallows and are SUPER EXCITED to bring you this wonderful NEW product - a gluten free, vegan chocolate marshmallow dipping post with soft, chewy marshmallows and a decedent dark chocolate sauce. What a treat

Just before writing this, i quickly cracked open the pack dyeing to have a quick try. My verdict -  YUM. They're so good and feel like a proper treat. The chocolate sauce is rich, yet creamy, and dip marshmallows in it? Perfect combination - i would definitely recommend!

FitBites 50g (RRP £2.30)

FitBites are simply naturally fit foods! Their products are made from 100% organic, raw natural ingredients with added superfood to give you a burst of nutrient filled energy. They strongly believe that nutrition should be 100% natural which is why you won't find any nasties in FitBites. All of the ingredients used are showed for there taste and nutritional value. 10% of FitBites profits support active kinds projects. There are two yummy flavours included in this months box - Spirulina Stretch and Maca Mantra - which did you get? Don't forget to tweet us and let us know using the hashtag #TVK16

So i've never seen nor tried one of these FitBites, but i'm damn excited to! they sound so delicious and nutritious, what more could you ask for?! I received the Spirulina Stretch flavours, which contains Apricots, date paste, almonds, coconut and spirulina. They are also gluten, wheat and dairy free.

White Rabbit Skincare Toning Eye Cream 15ml (RRP £8.00)

White Rabbit Skincare is dedicated to producing a range of affordable vegan skincare items, made fresh by hand using the highest quality ingredients nature can give us. if you are looking for an eye cream that covers all bases, this little tub if goodness if for you. This little gem tightens and firms the eye area, reduces under-eye circles and puffiness, repairs damaged skin and is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, thanks to the magic key ingredients of Green Tea, Rosehip Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Chamomile and Sweet Seed Essential Oils. To use, simply dab a small amount of eye cream round the eye area - do not rub! - leave to absorb for a couple of minutes. Can be used morning and evening, and is ideal under makeup

I'm super excited to try this, it seems like a really good product, and I am yet to put a review on it as obviously I've never tried it, but I'm so happy it was included in the box!

CoFresh Sour Cream and Chive Quinoa Chips 80g (RRP £0.79)

From the ancient and timeless cultures of South America comes a revolutionary new snack made from Quinoa grains. The grain first domesticated around 3000 years ago, was also held sacred by the incas who valued it for it's nutritional benefits. Quinoa today is considered to be a "Superfood" all around the world. We are delighted to have teamed up with Cofresh to bring you these unbelievably more-isn Sour Cream & Chive Quinoa chips!

These are some of the tastiest snacks I've ever tried. And its not often you get sour cream & chive flavoured snacks that are vegan! I've had these plenty of times previously, and can be found in Holland and Barratt. I absolutely love them! They also make a very similar pack of humous / lentil ones. I found them in Tescos and very often get the tomato and basil flavoured ones. They're to die for, and I'd recommend them to anyone!

Supernutrients Banana Powder 150g (RRP £4)

Initially formed in 2006, Supernutrients is a family business based in Bath, now established as one of the major importers and wholesalers of superfood in Europe. They source their products from proven, professional and appropriately regulated suppliers from around the world. Their organic red banana powder is carefully prepared to retain the unique and delicious taste of vine-ripened Ecuadorian bananas. Naturally sweet, it is ideal for dusting on desserts or blending with other nutrient-rich products to create great tasting milkshakes and smoothies.

I've seen this particular brand in Holland & Barratt before, they're reasonably priced and have a huge variety of products. I've purchased there coconut sugar before and it was lovely! I'm super excited to try this as I've never seed nor heard of it before!? I'm particularly curious as to how it will work with porridge/oatmeal. This is something I will definitely do a review on it in more depth later on, so watch this space!

This was the range of products found in The Vegan Kind box February 2015. I am so excited to use all of the products and continue to receive more. If any of you are interested in subscribing, then head over to there website As well as the life style box, they also do a beauty box every 3 months so check it out! I think It's lovely to look forward to each month, whether you're vegan or not :)

Hope you enjoyed reading my post, and will see you very soon!
Daisy x

Vegan Makeup Brands (UK)

So I thought for todays blog post, I'd put together a list of vegan beauty brands, which i've researched on the internet. It's unknown whether to source is 100% reliable, but non the less I shall tell you about them any way.

  1. Lush Cosmetics - They clearly state on all/most of there products that they are vegan friendly, and they have a small collection on beauty products. I've used lots of there bath products and soaps however I'm yet to use there makeup. Next time I find myself in a lush store I will definitely pick up some cosmetics to try and let you know!  NOTES: Not Leaping Bunny approved. Some products not vegan, but all are vegetarian. They do not test on animals.
  2. E.L.F (Eyes Lips Face) - This is a product that is only available online in the UK - However, I am aware that it is available in store in the U.S. I have tried many of these products, and I have to say, they are of very high standard.. for such a cheap price! - I haven't recently bought anything, but from previous experience, there lip products are amazing! I may have to repurchase some products and do a separate blog post, so watch out! NOTES: Not Leaping Bunny approved, but they do not test on animals and no longer use animal ingredients. They did in the past use beeswax, lanolin etc. so you may find out of date information being discussed on old web pages.
  3. Uraban Decay - this is one of the few high end products that actually cater for vegan ethics, and for this I am very happy! Urban decay's products are of very high standard, and I love the very little collection of there makeup that I actually have. I would definitely recommend this brand. NOTES: Leaping Bunny approved. Some vegan items. See the Vegan section of their website for all suitable products.
  4. Barry M - I am aware that this product is easily reachable for a high number of people. You can find them in common drug stores like Boots and Superdrug. I haven't had much experience with this brand, other than there nail varnish. However, I'm sure it's quiet a popular brand and the prices are very reasonable. Not Leaping Bunny approved but no products are animal tested, some contain animal products (beeswax).
  5. BeautyUK - This brand isn't big in the UK, however I have seen it around before. From what I've seen these products are very reasonable in price, however I couldn't comment on the standards of these products because I've never used them. NOTES: Not Leaping Bunny approved. Don't test on animals, most products are vegetarian and vegan approved.
These are only a small selection of beauty brands available for vegans. As I'm sure, there are plenty more that I am yet to discover. I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you soon!