The Vegan Mystery Box – August 2016

Here is a bonus little blog for you all, reviewing a wonderful subscription service called The Vegan Mystery Box.  The Vegan Mystery Box is a monthly service offered through The Cruelty Free Shop that sends through 8-10 vegan, cruelty-free products for you to try that can include snacks, treats, pantry essentials and personal and household products.  I received my August box as a gift from my sister-in-law (thank you Victoria!) and it was such a wonderful surprise that I had to share it with you here.

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Buontempo Deli Thins – Garlic & Herb, Mandy Foods Vegetable Spread.

The first two products I pulled out of the box were the Deli Thins and Vegetable spread.  One of the recommendations for eating the spread is to use it on crackers like pate – and that is exactly what I intend to do using these two products.  A Friday afternoon treat for my husband and I this week – yum!

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Foodie Fee Coconut & Cacao Chia Pudding, Provamel Banana Milk

I was extremely excited to see the Coconut & Cacao Chia Pudding mix as I frequently make chia pudding for our work lunches.  At the moment I have a large batch of Mango, Cardamon and Coconut Chia pudding in my fridge but when we have eaten that deliciousness up, I will be trying this mix next.

The Provamel Soya Banana Milk popper is now in my handbag.  As I am currently 32 weeks pregnant I am always looking for transportable snacks as I seem to be constantly hungry and as this product doesn’t need to be refrigerated it is the perfect carry-along treat.

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Herbamare Seasoning, Tsubi Soup – Spicy Red Miso with Mushrooms

I have already tried Herbamare so was happy to see this sample in the box.  I can attest to the fact that it is a very tasty alternative to salt as a seasoning.

As for the Tsubi Soup, I am saving this one for my husband’s lunch box.  He loves Japanese food and will very much enjoy this as a treat I am sure.  This soup flavour contains a combination of Shiitake, Enoki, Maitake and Nameko mushrooms, which sounds pretty amazing to me!

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Borja-Booja – Almond Salted Caramel Truffles, Wallaby Superfoodie Bar – Blueberry Lemon

Now, I have a confession to make.  The Almond Salted Caramel Truffles did not survive past the first evening of my opening this box… nor did I share them with my husband.  They are pure indulgence and totally delicious.  The truffle is rich and smooth and spiked with chewy caramel pieces.  This pack came with two truffles and it is the perfect serving size for a totally delicious treat for one sweet-toothed person.  I will be going back to The Cruelty Free Shop website to purchase more of these gems!!

Meanwhile, the Superfoodie bar has been stashed with my banana soya popper in my handbag for my next snack attack – and I look forward to trying it as blueberry and lemon flavourings sound perfect to me.

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The Cruelty Free Shop Pantry – Black Salt, Well & Good – Gooey Chocolate Pudding in a mug

These last two products were the ones I was most excited about upon opening the Vegan Mystery Box.  First we have Black Salt which apparently can be used to replicate the taste of eggs in cooking!!  Who knew!  I can’t wait to try adding this to my tofu scramble for breakfast this weekend.

And lastly, we have the Gooey Chocolate Pudding in a Mug.  I love the sound of everything about this product.  It is vegan.  It is chocolate.  It is pudding.  You can make it in a mug! AND, it only takes 1 minutes to cook in the microwave!!  I nearly made this the day it arrived but I have managed to control myself in this instance and am saving it up for a special dessert when I am craving something warm and sweet (tonight perhaps??).

I have really enjoyed this Vegan Mystery Box.  It is such a fun way to try new things and receiving the subscription on a monthly basis would be a pleasure.  As I received this as a gift I can absolutely recommend this for gifting purposes too!!  I also love the idea that you can go back to The Cruelty Free Shop and buy more of the things you like.

The Vegan Mystery Box can be purchased for AU$34.95 for a monthly subscription or you can also pay upfront for a 3 month or 6 month subscription too.  If you would like to check it out for yourself you can find more details here.

Have a wonderful day beautiful people.

I think I might just go and make myself a Gooey Chocolate pudding in a mug because… well, why not!

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