Friday, 12 May 2017

Cruelty Free Shop May 2017 Vegan Mystery Box

Time for another addition of what's in the box?! The box being the Cruelty Free Shop Vegan Mystery Box.


  • Nature's Charm Jackfruit Confit: I am curious to try this. I have enjoyed cooking with jackfruit, and this looks like a quick and easy way to have some jackfruit fun.
  • Pur Cinnamon Chewing Gum: While I like cinnamon flavours, I don't do gum. So this will be gifted on.
  • Tartex Shiitake Pate: I love Tartex, and this mushroom one is my favourite. Now comes in a cute little tub!
  • Luvsum Cashew & Caramel Pick-Me-Up Snack Ball: I never say no to a snack ball!
  • Miss Sweetie Dark Chocolate Coconut: I already ate all of these. They were OK, the chocolate wasn't the best. Also not listed on the FEP website and I couldn't see anything on their website, so I suspect not fair trade.
  • Billy's Farm Wheat Syrup Waffles: I love these, they are so tasty and fun. And with cooler days here, can't wait to soften one up over a cup of tea for a gooey treat.
  • Cruelty Free Shop Scrambled Tofu Mix: I do love scrambled tofu, and trying all sorts of recipes and combinations, but this will certainly make it easy to whip up without much thought. They also provided a recipe for using it to make scrambled tofu, which uses silken tofu. I prefer to stick to my firm tofu scrambles, thanks!
  • Orgran Rice Crispibread: These are handy to have around. I have had them before, and they are a bit stodgy, but good for spreading pate or cream cheese on and topping with some tomatoes!
  • Wheaty's Spacebar Pumpkin Seed: I really like these bars. Savoury snacks aren't as common compared to the sweet variety, so they are always a welcome change. Also cute to slice up for making mini pizzas as well.

All up I am pretty stoked with this month's box!

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Gizmo and Sahara

My angel girls. Early this week was the adoption anniversary for both Sahara and Gizmo. One day I went back in my diaries I realised that I adopted both Gizmo and Sahara on the exact same day, two years apart. Gizmo in 2001 and Sahara in 2003. Clearly it was an excellent day. They loved each other. I will love them forever.


  1. I love mushroom pate and I bet it's really delicious made with shitake mushrooms! I love savory snacks myself too!
    Beautiful Gizmo and Sahara. What a wonderful adoption day!
    Has Dim Sim always kind of been the odd girl out?

    1. Dim Sim was the first, and she never wanted to be involved with the others. Gizmo and Sahara were friends.

  2. I LOVE those Spacebar snacks! I get them from Vegan Essentials sometimes.

    1. They are so good. Thankfully they are fairly easy to get here at the vegan shops.

  3. The shiitake pate sounds good, and tofu scramble mixes are always fun! Aww, that is such a sweet photo of Gizmo and Sahara together; how neat that they shared the same adoption day! <3

    1. They were such good friends! It was quite a lovely coincidence.

  4. I love Spacebars too! And the Tartex in the super cute tubs, I'm still eating my way through the one from the Cruelty Free Shop in Brisbane. The wheat syrup waffles sound right up my street too, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for them.

    1. The waffles are pretty great. They are imported from Europe, so if you don't get some while you are here surely you can find some when you get back!