This weekend has started for me in the best possible way. About a week ago,the lovely folks over at The Vegan Tuck Box told me that they would sent me a vegan box for review. It just arrived yesterday, and here I am a day later writing this review, THAT’S how excited I am!
Let me start off by introducing the idea behind the Vegan Tuck Box. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the concept of vegan box subsiptions, but for those of you who are hearing about it for the first time, I’m here to tell you a little bit about how these guys work their magic. Every month, the UK based Vegan Tuck Box team scour the globe in search of the best, and most innovative vegan treats & snacks. After they’ve made a selection, they stick all those yummy goodies in a box which lands directly on your doorstep. You can expect to find an assortment of sweet and savoury treats in every box, ranging from the familiar ( cookies and chocolates ) to the more “exotic” ( macrobiotic snacks and plant – based spreads). It’s such a fun way to discover new vegan products (can’t help but think that Forest Gump should rephrase his “life is like a box of chocolates” simile to ” life is like a Vegan Tuck Box ” – you most definitely know what you’re going to get in a box of chocolates, but a Vegan Tuck Box always surprises you in the best possible way). 🙂What I find refreshingly different about the Vegan Tuck Box is the variety of options you have. You’ve got your classic vegan box that contains between 10 – 12 products, but they also offer a mini version at a really affordable price ( boxes start at £8.50 ). Additionally, they also have a gluten-free box ( yay! ), various gift box options, plus an online store where you can purchase your favourite snacks & treats individually. They deliver worldwide, so even if you don’t reside in the UK they’ve got you covered.
On to the good stuff. You’re probably wondering what was in the box! Here’s what I received:
- Provamel rice pineapple coconut milk
- Sarelle chocolate hazelnut bar ( this one somehow already vanished…some house elf must’ve grabbed it! )
- Angelic orange chocolate cookies
- Gomacro peanut butter protein bar ( perfect pre – yoga snack)
- Choco No No’s ( vegan M&Ms )
- Goody Good Stuff fruit gums ( I’m already hooked on this stuff, best vegan alternative to Haribo!)
- Farm Pertwood yacon granola
- Golden Apple cinnamon apple filled chocolate ( heaven! )
- Trato potato chips
- Barney Butter almond butter with chia seeds
- Chika’s smoked almonds
- Moral Fibre courgette bites
Before getting this box, I only tried 2 out of these 12 products ( the promavel milk and the fruit gums ), so in terms of novelty, this box hits all the right notes for me. The selection of products is also very well thought out. There’s something in there for breakfast, for mid afternoon snacking, and even for those moments when you fancy something sweet to go with your tea or coffee. Two thumbs up guys!Probably less relevant, but I will mention it nonetheless – I was super happy with the delivery. On their website they advertise that you receive the box in 5 working days, and a week later, the box was on my lap.
Now for some tough love directed at those of you who are considering going vegan but feel that the diet is too restrictive, or that vegan products are too difficult to come by. When you have options like the Vegan Tuck Box, living a compassionate life has never been easier. True, you can’t survive on snacks all day long, but no one is saying you should! For starters, you’ve got your veggies and fruit from the farmer’s market, some recipes and tips right here on this blog, and whenever you fancy treating yourself to a delicious cookie or a lush piece of vegan chocolate, you can always reach into your Vegan Tuck Box and grab a little something.
If you guys want to find out more about the box, visit: www.vegantuckbox.co.uk
For those of you interested, you can use this promo code at checkout to get a 10% discount (only applies to subscription boxes, not singles): blog10