This month I was lucky enough to be paired with the brilliant Mitsu from To Happy Vegans. By a happy coinsidence we were sending our parcels to each other since it's usually a case of send to one person and receive from another.
With a request from Mitsu for mainly savoury foods I went shopping to the trusty Arjuna. Occasionally I grab a few bits from the local supermarket but for the more unusual items Arjuna is the place to go. It also helps that being a vegetarian and vegan shop, everything is helpfully labelled.
The bits I sent off were:
- Koulouria savoury olive biscuits
- Tropical Wholefoods dried oyster mushrooms
- Organix carrot sticks
- Zest green pesto
- Granovita tangy tomato pate
- Panda blueberry liquorice
- Clipper Love Me Truly chai tea
And in return I received a brilliant box, which contained some great discoveries of every day things that are vegan friendly. Who knew Oreos were allowed? I ate almost the whole packet in one day.
- Chocolate chip Hobnobs
- Sharwoods Thai green curry paste
- Cola flavouring
- Trek protein flapjack
- Elite bubbly chocolate
- Mimilicious - vegan clotted cream
- Homemade honeycomb granola
I'll be trying out the cola flavouring with some frosting for cupcakes which may prove interesting, I'll be reporting back.
I had hoped to have a go at baking for this swap, but was worried that vegan cakes and muffins tend to go a little soggy after a couple of days and there was no guarantee when my package would be delviered. It was great to receive Mitsu's homemade granola which off course didn't mind an extra few days sitting in the post office so maybe next month I'll give it a go with some crunchy biscuits.