Every month I receive a box full of surprise goodies from The Vegan Kind (TVK). In each box I receive a random variety of vegan products from food, to household products to beauty products and I have to say December’s box has really impressed me – in fact I have never been disappointed in the contents of a Vegan Kind box. It costs £10 + £3.15 P+P. Each month TVK donates 10p from each box to a charity of our choice – you vote for what charity you’d like to see the money go to on their Facebook page. This month the charity chosen is Soi Dog Foundation which is a lovely charity which helps improve the lives of dogs and cats in Thailand. I really admire companies that give back and TVK do so every month. You can subscribe HERE but you can also buy just one off boxes which would make a really cool gift.
When I received this months box it was so strange because I was about to pop the kettle on but decided to open the box first incase there was tea inside…spookily there was! So without further ado please continue to read what is inside this fab box (each title is a clickable link to their own website).
* Harper’s Bizarre Jingle Bells Christmas Candle 100g (RRP £5) – As soon as I saw this cute little candle I had to light it and it filled my room with the most Christmasy welcoming smell (soft citrus and spice to be exact). This candle is rather small so is a sneak peak into the brand, mine lasted 2 days but I had it on about 1/2 a day each day. On the website you can get larger candles and there is a rather large collection. Harper’s Bizarre is an independent company based in East Yorkshire and all of their candles are homemade out of soy wax and are certified vegan friendly.
*Wholegrain Gingerbread Toppers 100g (RRP £2.50) – This is simply delicious. I am not vegan (just vegetarian) so I have been sprinkling this limited edition festive nutritious topper on to my Greek yoghurt in the mornings. It is so tasty and adds a sweet gingerbread taste to my breakfast. Toppers are versatile and you can pop them in porridge, fruit salads or even eat alone as a snack. Wholeplus is a company that creates healthy yet yummy produce with complex nutrients! You can get 15% off your order with the code TOPPERS15 (Valid until the end of January 2015)
*Olive Branch Gluten Free Sweet Biscuits 130g (£2.79) – Wow I just love these little biscuits. I received the festive flavour of almond & clove which are so yum and perfect with a cup of tea. You get quite a lot in a packet so I’m yet to eat them all – I’m sure it won’t take me long though! Olive Branch has a few different flavours of these so I’ll be treating myself to some more. You can get 10% off your order with the code TVK010. These are a great treat to have in your cupboard and are friendly for those who have gluten allergies too.
*Teatonics Mind Awakening Yerba & Laid Back Botanical Tea (2 teabags) (RRP £1) – These teas are made with the best herbs from around the globe. The Mind Awakening tea is made from a plant called yerba mate which is said to have three kinds of feel-good compounds along with more antioxidants than you’d find in green tea. This stimulating tea gives your metabolism a boost but doesn’t give you the shakes like coffee can! The Laid Back Botanical tea is perfect to have before heading to bed with its calming ingredients such as chamomile and lavender. It also is blended with green rooibos which helps digestion. Both of these teas are very smooth and pleasant to drink. You can get a gift box of both blends for £9.50 which is 20% off a £12 box just head to www.teatonics.co.uk/save20 – I’ve just taken advantage of this offer!
*Green People Toothpaste 50ml (RRP £3.50) – This is a fluoride free, vegan friendly toothpaste which doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. I am yet to try it but it seems pretty good for those looking for something a bit different to what you generally find in the supermarkets. This toothpaste is said to be great for those with sensitive teeth and bleeding gums as it is made without the irritating ingredient SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate). You can get 15% off any Green People toothpaste with the code VEGANBOX (valid until 31st January 2015)
So that sums up this months Vegan Kind box, are you as impressed as I am?