Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CFS March Vegan Mystery Box

Another month, another Cruelty Free Shop Vegan Mystery Box! Let's take a look at what came in the March box!

Vegan Mystery Box March 2016


Here's what I think

  • Maharajah's Choice Dahl Tadka: This will definitely come in hand as an emergency work lunch! With nearly 12 hour days, I always take some filling leftovers, but sometimes I run low on leftovers. This will fill in perfectly. Plus, dahl is great.
  • Stripped Cacao Coconut Crisps: These sound like a fun snack! Don't be confused, remember it is just coconut fat I am sensitive to. Coconut without too much fat is just fine. And I like coconut and chocolate as a blend.
  • The Vegg Baking Mix: At first I thought this was regular Vegg, and I have had some regular Vegg in my cupboard for ages that I am a bit iffy on (too much like what I remember actual yolk to be!). But this is the baking mix, which I am excited to try! Also a full-sized container, which is not cheap ($18.95 on the CFS website). I am looking forward to playing with this!
  • Alpro Soy Cream: I've been meaning to get some of this to make some recipes from Keep It Vegan (by Aine Carlin), and also to see how it goes using it as a base for ice cream recipes calling for coconut cream (coconut cream = coconut fat = bad).
  • Fino Citrus Gel: These are nice, fancy little jubes. I've had them before and I enjoy them.
  • The Bridge Chocolate Dessert: Chocolate pudding cup! I love pudding. In the past I have had the Alpro brand, but am looking forward to trying a new one.
  • Canterbury Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix: I LOVE these. They are rich and chocolatey and just perfect for a chilly day... so I have a few more months to wait before it will be cold enough for hot chocolate. They also make a chocolate almond one which is lovely.
  • Australian Superfood Bar: I am really excited about this. I have been seeing these bars around lately, but at $4.95 per bar I have been a little hesitant. Here is one to try! I got the Lemon Myrtle & Finger Lime flavour. They have no coconut oil in them, which is a great!
  • EcoToothbrush: This is pretty close to the regular toothbrush I use, a soft bristle biodegradable bamboo brush, so this saves me from having to go shopping the next time I need to switch brushes.
  • Two vegan recipes: OK, this is a little cheeky to include as one of the items. But given that we got some pretty pricey full-sized products in the box, I will accept. There is a Blueberry Muffin Recipe using the Vegg Baking Mix, and a creamy mushroom pasta recipe for the soy cream.


I am having so much fun getting these boxes every month! It is definitely a highlight getting to sort through them and see all the goodies.

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Sahara serious face


The serious stare of Sahara. What is she contemplating?

12 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun box! It's cool to get to try some of the more expensive items. It sometimes makes me nervous to try new things if they're too expensive, because I don't want to waste the money! Beautiful Sahara!

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    1. It is definitely cool to get to try out some things that I wouldn't have bought otherwise.

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  2. Mmmm... hot chocolate! I has been so long since I've had just a hot chocolate mix. I have been using shaved chocolate mix but it is such a pain to make.

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  3. Fun box! I'd love to try the chocolate dipped coconut chips. LOVE coconut chips. Glad you can eat those without problems. Also, pudding cups!!

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    1. Pudding cups make me happy. They remind me of the episode of Scrubs where they stole the puddings, and there is also something gleefully kid-like about getting to eat one. :)

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  4. Looks like a fun box; the peppermint hot chocolate mix sounds great! :)

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    1. It is so good! I am so fussy about peppermint and chocolate mixed together, but this is great.

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  5. I've always loved the look of these boxes, but never signed up because I wonder how much of what gets sent I'd actually use!
    Sure beats getting bills in the mail though!!!!!

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    1. Definitely better than bills!
      I was given a six month subscription as a gift, which was good to trial it out! But I think I will continue it.

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  6. That is a very cute kitty picture!

    WOW! That is a full box. It sounds like they sent you some amazing stuff. Stuff I've never heard of. I tried signing up for a snack box once, but was disappointed... this looks really fantastic =)

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    1. I am quite happy with this box. There is another box I could sign up for, but I was not impressed with what was inside. This one is great.

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