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The Vegan Kind – Our First Box #TVK6

We recently heard about a vegan company from a friend and it sounded interesting so we looked into it. The company is called The Vegan Kind and its a monthly lifestyle subscription box for vegans (although suitable for anyone). Once we looked into it we thought we have to try it and so thats exactly what we did, we signed up for our first box.

We have been vegans for a while now but we still liked the idea of the box (we only wish we had known about it ages ago, it would of been so helpful at the start of our vegan journey!) as it would introduce us to more vegan products. The more we know about the better and its done in a way that it gives you a chance to try them without having to buy too much, as often you are given a sample size or the normal size but just one of them. So it really is the perfect way to try new products, hopefully find ones you like and then you can look at sourcing more. This is why we loved the idea of this company when we heard about it and we couldn’t wait for our first box to arrive.

Our first box was in April and called TVK6, it arrived on the 4th of April and we couldn’t wait to see what was inside. We took lots of photos and a video too (which we hope to show you if we can) and enjoyed seeing what goodies were in our first box. Well we were very happy and felt we got some great products to try, we hadn’t tried any of them and only recognised one (just seen it around, never bought it). It also showed us that we made the right choice, as we were being introduced to some great products :-).

So where do we start? I think we’ll show a photo of each product, mention what they are underneath and our review on that product if we have tried it yet. We do have some more photos too which we will show after this section.

Photo of #TVK6 Clearspring Toasted Fine Cut Nori

#TVK6 Clearspring Toasted Fine Cut Nori

We have yet to try this so we’ll come back and add a review here when we have.

Photo of #TVK6 Freyaluna Lavender Lip Face & Body Balm

#TVK6 Freya luna Lavender Lip Face & Body Balm

This is a lovely product and one my wife was very happy to receive, she often suffers with dry lips due to her medication and she had recently been saying she needed a good vegan lip balm so the timing couldn’t of been better. We have both tried it and like it, there isn’t much to say about it really as it does exactly as its designed to do. My wife loves using it on her lips and she finds it really helps. She also loves Lavender so this was a huge hit, I can see us buying more in the future.

Photo of #TVK6 Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk

#TVK6 Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk

We both drink Soya Milkshakes often so we were delighted when we saw this in the box. We both couldn’t wait to try it, as soon as it was cold we tucked in. It tasted AMAZING. In fact we’d have to say its the best chocolate milkshake we have had since being vegan. We both love it, its now our favourite chocolate milkshake and we plan on doing a big shop with Rebel Kitchen very soon to stock up on these…and to sample their other flavours too.

Photo of #TVK6 Landgarten Organic Dark Chocolate Soya Snack

#TVK6 Landgarten Organic Dark Chocolate Soya Snack

We both tried these thinking they sounded great and we’ve yet to try a soya bean based snack. Sadly neither of us liked them :-( so after we tasted a few it went in the bin as we didn’t know anyone else locally that could try it. We found it was too bitter, I think if it had been done with a milk chocolate (vegan of course) it could of been a lot better. We’ll definitely be open to trying other soya bean snacks as we think we dislike it more due to the bitterness of the chocolate.

We’d like to add that neither of us mind dark chocolate, one is more a fan than the other but we still didn’t like this snack covered in it. Just to add, just cause we threw this away didn’t mean it didn’t serve its purpose because it did. It allowed us to try something that we might not have otherwise and if we had liked it we most likely would of bought more.

Photo of #TVK6 Coconom Coconut Sugar

#TVK6 Coconom Coconut Sugar

This has been a huge hit and we are already looking at buying more coconut sugar. We had never used coconut sugar till we got this and we are both big fans, we use it in most things and find it very enjoyable. We even think its enhanced some of what we’ve used it on as it has a lovely taste. Despite it being coconut sugar neither of us would say it tasted of coconut.

So far we have used it in/on our breakfast cereal, baking, puddings and drinks and we are very happy with it. I can soon see us not needing white sugar at all!

Photo of #TVK6 Creative Nature Sublime Seed Bar

#TVK6 Creative Nature Sublime Seed Bar

My wife isn’t a fan of these kind of bars but I am, I have tried most bars like this but not this brand before. I run regularly and find snacks like these really helpful so I was eager to try it. It tasted OK but at the same time didn’t blow me away, I think I’d buy more if I came across but not make an effort to seek it out to buy.

To see more about #TVK6 and previous boxes, which includes a description of each product and links to their companies click here.

Well there isn’t much else to say, we have both enjoyed our first Vegan Kind Box and it wont be long till the next arrives at our door. I think if we had to pick a highlight from this box it would be two of them, Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk and Coconom Coconut Sugar. We can’t thank The Vegan Kind Team enough for putting this box together and bringing us such a brilliant service.

We will of course be back to review our next box but until then here are more photos from April’s Vegan Kind Box, we hope you enjoy them. We do have a video which we hope to add later, at the moment we are having problems downloading it from our camera.