A few months ago, it seemed like every vegan blogger I follow has been posting about having got a Vegan Cuts box and all the lovely and fun things within. A selection of vegan treats dropping through your letterbox every month - what's not to love?
Every time I read one of those posts, I thought, 'huh, it's such a shame that we'll never get anything like that in England, they look awesome'.
Happily, a new service using the Vegan Cuts model has started up ON THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC. It's one of the few times in life I was overjoyed to be proved wrong!
The company's called Vegan Tuck Box and, in return for £22 for a single box or £20 per box if you take out a yearly subscription, you get 10 different fun vegan bits and bobs boxed up and mailed to you.
After reading a couple of bloggers – the great Fat Gay Vegan and Caitlin at the Vegan Word – posting about Vegan Tuck Box, I felt duty bound to give it a go myself. Yes, I'm a selfless soul like that.
I think I got sent the same selection of fun-ness as both Fat Gay Vegan:
- Peppersmith lemon and mint chewing gum
- Primal vegan jerky
- Goody Good sour cola bottles
- Raw Bite spicy lime bar
- Freedom Mallows strawberry marshmallows
- Dame Blanche biscuit
- Lizi's granola
- Moo Free bunnycomb bar
- Vego hazelnut chocolate bar
- Biona hazelnut siroopwaffles
The only thing that hasn't quite lived up to expectations, oddly, is the chewing gum, which loses its pleasant lemon flavour all too quickly. But the plant, not chemical, based gum and the little papers included in the pack for disposing of your chewed-out gum would mean that, if I was in the market for some jaw workout, I'd definitely give Peppersmith another go.
Tough call, but the highlight for me was the Vego chocolate bar: thick enough to stop a bullet and delicious with it, it was a proper treat.
The Vegan Tuck Box definitely surpassed my expectations (which were pretty high to start with!) plus anything that means you get fun in the mail merits an extra tick for awesomeness, so while I can't see myself taking out a full subscription, I can imagine every so often, you'll be able to hear the sound of a Vegan Tuck Box landing on my doormat.