Thursday, June 9, 2016

CFS June Mystery Box

The final box of my six month CFS Mystery Box subscription has arrived! What's in the box?

CFS June Mystery Box


  • Primal Strips Hickory Smoked Jerky: I am a big fan of these as a handy snack on the go, and this one is my favourite flavour.
  • Gimme Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks in Sea Salt: I have long been a fan of snacking on seaweed, but sometimes flavoured seaweed that is egan friendly can be hard to find. I've had these before and they are nice.
  • Leahey Gardens Beef-Style Gravy: I've had this before as well. It is very quick and easy to make when you are after a simple, beefy gravy. Coming into winter, gravy will be on the menu.
  • Eat Right Wholegrain Brown Rice Black Pepper and Sesame Crackers: I haven't tried these before, but am always keen to try new crackers.
  • Vego Bar: These have recently hit Australia, though I have had one before thanks to international friends. Everyone is very excited, and many people rave about them. I think they are OK, but they are a bit too sweet for me. Story of my life with chocolate!
  • GoMaxGo Buccaneer Bar: Speaking of sweet, the last time I had one of these bars it actually made my teeth hurt from the sweet. Why so sweet GoMaxGo? Thankfully I have a friend who is into them, so she shall be getting a chocolate bar!
  • Munchie Muesli Cookies Cinnamon Spice: I am pretty excited to try these little snack cookies. I hope they are good!
  • Olio and Pane Basil Pesto: I tend to find jarred pesto too oily for me, but can use them in little doses. I have had some of this before. I actually still have a jar of this in cupboard from a year ago. Need to use more pesto.
  • Constant Craving Jaffa Truffle: I love these truffles, and this is my favourite flavour!
  • A recipe for lentil and walnut loaf (from Oh She Glows) to use with your gravy... I already have this recipe because I have this book! (Note, I just checked their website and I see that have updated it to say 8-10 vegan items, so this covers the recipe not being included as an actual item).


It has been a fun six months, but I don't think that I will continue the subscription on my own for the remainder of the year. I feel kind of bad not continuing it, though. I have an overactive guilt reflex. Next Christmas I will likely get another six months subscription as part of my present.

I'm off to Melbourne this weekend for another round of OzComicCon. Eating adventures will be limited by actually having to work at OCC, but there will be some food to be had. The venue is also provided a non-fruit salad vegan option for lunch for the first time in my OCC experience! I shall report back.

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Jimmy Barnes


Meet Jimmy Barnes! Jimmy Barnes is a teeny tiny kitten surrendered to our main clinic. He is being hand raised by the nurses, and is super cute!

13 comments:

  1. I think that I'm too fussy for snack boxes! I'm allergic / intolerant to a whole load of stuff and I only wanna eat FEP certified chocolate so I never see a whole box worth of stuff that I think I'd actually enjoy. I like the idea of being able to give little gifts to friends though and the idea of getting surprise items in the mail is fun. Maybe if I settle somewhere rural one day I might give one a whirl!

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    1. Surprise items is fun, and things I don't eat are fun to give away. I would like to see FEP chocolate in them! I am trying to only buy FEP chocolate from now on, and it is sad to see that so many vegan chocolate companies don't see it as a must.

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  2. Jimmy Barnes is sooooo sweet! So little.

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    1. He is adorable! Next time I see him he will be so much bigger.

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  3. Oh such a tiny kitty! So cute!

    I can understand why you think those candy bars are too sweet. Some days I think that too. I have to be in the right mood for the GoMaxGo bars. Sadly there is another vegan candy bar company in the USA that is even SWEETER!

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    1. Sweeter than GoMaxGo? I think my teeth would just fall straight out of my head!

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    2. XD Needless to say I didn't buy from them again. (it premiere chocolatiers) But they are probably good for kids candies (they do vegan easter bunnies and other holidays goods)

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  4. Your post makes me regret my subscription with Vegan Cuts.

    Bucaneer! I love those very sweet bars!

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    1. So sweet! Do you get good things with Vegan Cuts? They do post internationally, but the costs of getting it to Australia (plus the exchange rate), makes it way too expensive.

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  5. Yeah, I'm with you on the Go Max but I do like a bit of Vego. I've never usbscribed to a box scheme but I did you to do a UK vegan snack swap that was fun.

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    1. I'm doing a couple of package swaps this year with friends from the US. I think it is a bit more fun, as the packages are obviously tailored more to your individual tastes as opposed to just whatever is in the subscription box. Plus fun to connect with friends around the world!

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  6. You like the primal strips? I've been putting off trying them as I was worried they would remind me too much of actual jerky... not that I've ever actually had jerky. Is the texture weird?
    Haha you don't have a sweet tooth huh? I love the Go Max bars. The Twilight one is the best... but yes, so very sweet. Definitely a once in awhile treat.
    I'm not a fan of pesto either, and I could never really pinpoint why, but now that you mention it, it's probably because it's so oily! I'll make more of my own.
    Sounds like a fun box, but I'd probably have a hard time spending money on it too.
    Can't wait to hear about your travels!

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    1. Kimmy & Susan if the oil-y texture is what puts you off from pesto try looking for a recipe that uses an avocado in the paste. It is pretty tasty.

      And as for primal strips I had some and I love them. They definitely don't tasty meaty- like springy maybe?

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