Celebrating The Vegan Kind’s First Anniversary with a Worldwide Giveaway

This month marks the first anniversary of The Vegan Kind Monthly Subscription Box. I can’t believe it’s been a year already since the postman handed me my first box. I was so excited to open it (as I have been every month since then!)

TVK Year 1

It’s so much fun getting surprise gifts, and the fact that this box is filled with vegan, planet-friendly, cruelty-free products, means it couldn’t be more perfect for me.

TVK has introduced so many amazing brands to me these past 12 months. Snacking moved onto a whole new level of deliciousness, thanks to Landgarten’s dark-chocolate covered raspberries, seeds and nuts, Propercorn’s Sweet and Salty Popcorn and Hoots Pickled Onion snacks.

And how about that almighty Vego Hazelnut Bar in TVK9 and Ombar Coco Mylk Raw Chocolate Bar in TVK11? Pure yumminess


The boxes have introduced some new treats for Lil’ L too. He’s especially loved the Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylks, Landgarten goodies, Vego bars, Hoots snacks, Propercorn, Ten Acre crisps, Choc Shot and Freedom Mallows. Thanks to TVK and Freedom Mallows, last Christmas he enjoyed his first marshmallow topped hot chocolate 🙂

Vegan Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

As well as the snacks, I’ve loved experimenting with the ingredients and spice mixes. The Coconom Coconut Sugar in TVK6 and Mr Organic Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto in TVK8 were particular favourites of mine. The recipe cards have been awesome too. I love how they’re printed on quality, wipe clean card and come with a handy storage binder. I was more than delighted to share one of my family’s all-time favourite vegan pizza recipes in TVK8.

Sunshine Pizza Recipe Card

Through TVK, we’ve also got to try products that aren’t yet readily available in the UK. I’d heard a lot about CocoBacon in ‘foodie world’, so I was beyond excitement to find it in TVK9. I especially loved it sprinkled on BLT style salads. I was so gutted when I came to the end of the packet. Not everyone enjoyed the Cocobacon as much as I did though. It definitely seemed to have the ‘Marmite effect’ on TVK readers 😉

BLT Salad - Vegan Style

The TVK boxes are not all about food though. They also include toiletries, beauty, personal care and household products. In TVK2 we received a full-size bottle of Greenfrog All Purpose Natural Cleaner. Its neroli scent is so lush that I actually look forward to cleaning my kitchen and bathroom now.


One of the biggest ways TVK has impacted my life is on the home laundry front! I’d tried and failed with so many ‘eco friendly’ laundry detergents and ‘solutions’ in the past, that I wasn’t holding out much hope for the soap nuts that arrived in TVK1. I was really surprised and happy with the results though. Not only do they clean our clothes, but they seem to soften them too. For the best part of a year now, detergent and softener has been ditched in favour of soapnuts and a few drops of lavender oil 🙂


It’s been a real privilege to share in TVK’s first year. And what an incredible journey it’s been! From starting in their kitchen, sending out a couple of hundred boxes in the UK, they moved to warehouse premises where they now mail out thousands of boxes worldwide! Did anyone see the video footage on Instagram of the boxes stacked floor to ceiling? Honestly, my jaw dropped!

Whether you’re already vegan, just starting out, or simply curious to find out more, the TVK community is a great place to connect with like-minded folk. You’ll find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


TVK Anniversary Box Giveaway As part of its month of celebrations, TVK has kindly offered to send an anniversary box to one of my lovely readers. It’s an international giveaway, so everyone can join in To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave me a comment under this blog post answering the question featured in the Rafflecopter below. Do make sure you tick the box in the Rafflecopter to register that you have done so. There are a number of additional ways you can enter in order to increase your chances of winning. You will find these listed in the Rafflecopter. All entries will be verified prior to the winner being selected. This giveaway is open to residents aged 18 and over. The closing date is Thursday 13th November 2014 at midnight GMT. The winner will be selected at random and notified by email. The winner will have 7 days to respond. If they fail to do so, another winner will be selected at random. New to Rafflecopter? It’s pretty easy! Simply click on ‘Use Your Email’ and enter a name and your email address (rest assured it won’t be published anywhere). You can also log in using your Facebook account, if you wish. A quick demo of how to use Rafflecopter can be accessed here. * If you experience any technical problems when trying to enter the Rafflecopter, let me know in the comments section below and I’ll submit your entry for you *  a Rafflecopter giveaway

And if you’re already a TVK subscriber, you could always be super generous and pass on the prize. It would make a fab Christmas present for a veggie friend

Good luck everyone! xx


99 thoughts on “Celebrating The Vegan Kind’s First Anniversary with a Worldwide Giveaway

  1. I would love to find some products which will help me transition to being fully vegan, I know I need to do it, I want to do it, but some how when I start the process I lose a lot of energy

    I don’t eat dairy apart from eggs, so it really is just the meat I need to sort out!

    1. If I can help you with the transition in anyway, don’t hesitate to give me a shout. I’ve found the Viva website really useful. They have a 30 day challenge where they email meal plans, recipes, etc. http://www.viva.org.uk/30dayvegan
      On the meat front, are there any meat substitute products that you like? I’ve always loved the Linda McCartney Country Pies (my favourite comfort food as a teenager!) Fry’s and Redwoods have big ranges of mock meats too (found in Holland & Barrett and health food stores).
      I wish you all the best & good luck for the giveaway! xx

      1. thanks Sharon. The difficulties is more than anything building up healthy habits and changing everything.

        I am currently quite ill – coming to terms with a relatively new chronic illness and it is taking up all of my brainpower right now.

        I am leaving my job in a couple of weeks, and I will go back to freelancing, but that will leave me time to get on and figure out this a bit more.

        I have already started with a smoothie containing chia seeds, oats, spirulina, berries, bananas and almond milk for my breakffast. I want to fully ingrain this as a habit and get used to having that and only that before I start to think about lunch

        once I have lunch sorted out then I need to think about dinner! Right now I have the abel and cole supper boxes so I don’t need to think about it at all, I just cook what they provide me.

        One baby step at a time.

        I have ordered vegan life magazine though, I find reading about things helps me to get my head around it all well.

        1. I’m so sorry to hear you’re poorly at the moment. I’m sending lots of love & get well wishes your way. Your approach to changing eating habits sounds very constructive, starting with one meal at a time, and getting that fully embedded before moving onto another. Personally, I’ve only ever had success at changing habits when I’ve focused on one at a time. It’s usually taken 6 weeks, but the latest one I’m trying to kick – drinking coffee with my breakfast – seems the hardest of all… even harder than smoking & alcohol lol! Maybe that’s because I’ve been doing it for most of my life so really ingrained. I’m sure I’ll get there in the end.
          So pleased you’ve ordered Vegan Life. It’s fab! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do xx

          1. thanks Sharon, yes you are right, one habit at a time is the best way to approach these things!

            I gave up coffee before I gave up smoking, I wouldn’t have been able to do it the other way around

    1. Lil’ L gets excited as me when the boxes arrive. I wait for him to get in from school then we do the ‘big reveal’. He zooms in on the chocs & candy, while I’m ‘oohing and aahing’ over the cleaning products lol!

  2. Ooh, these are too expensive for me to justify subscribing to (at the moment!) but I would so love a bunch of vegan treats delivered to my door like that. I’m going to have to be terribly predictable and say I’d be most excited about the chocolate. xp

  3. I haven’t had a vegan kind box before, but as someone that is considering turning vegetarian, I would really like to try the freedom marshmallows!

  4. I don’t subscribe but I would like my own box instead of sharing with my wife’s. I’d like to see more savoury snacks!

  5. I am an agoraphobe so love getting new products as I live in middle of nowhere & rarely get out so each box is like a present to me. X

  6. snacks galore!! I live in the library at the moment, so healthy treats (especially chocolate and peanut butter orientated) are much needed at the moment as little rewards to get me through my day. popcorn, hot chocolate, marshmallows and energy bars/balls always provide a much needed healthy break from work to stop me reaching for all the unhealthy cookies and muffins the library offers!

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