As Denise mentioned in our first blog post we kind of already considered ourselves “part time vegetarians”, still adapting to a completely vegan lifestyle is quite the exciting experience.
While researching for new recipes to cook, books to read and blogs to follow we came across different websites offering various vegan boxes. No need to say we were more than keen on ordering a vegan box to test for ourselves. In the end we decided to order our first box from vegan-box.de.
The website offers a great variety of goods, ranging from food to beauty products. You can either order them separate, in boxes or subscribe to one of their packages. For starters we decided to go for the vegan superfood box. It’s limited edition and only available while stocks last.
The exact featured goods were not given in the product description so the box is kind of a surprise package. Needless to say Denise and I were more than happy when the box arrived at the office exactly three days after I ordered it. (That’s one big plus on delivery time and speed!)
The box itself was wrapped up pretty nicely and filled with the following treats:
- Goji Berries
- Friya drink
- Hemp Seeds
- Power Cacao
- Detox Powder
Personally I think it’s a good selection of products to start with. Even though I already knew some of the superfoods, the detox powder and the basil seed drink were completely new and surprising to me.
So here’s what we think about the delivered superfoods:
Friya Basil Seed Drink
First impression? Colorful and unusual. Filled in a glass this drink really is a looker. The consistency is something that needs getting used to though but the taste is worth the try if you’re up for something sweet.
We had our first basil seed infused drink accompanied by a lovely oatmeal breakfast. I have to admit I’m not sure, if it’s the right kind of drink to start your day with. I rather see myself taking one of those little bottles with me for a hike, as I usually crave something sweet after a while of walking through the woods.
Nothing much to say here. The peeled hemp seeds are a quite nice addition to our everyday breakfast. No matter if it’s oatmeal, soy yoghurt or a smoothie bowl topped with lots of fruits I fancy the little nutty extra given by the seeds. So it comes in handy those little thingies are considered as superfood.
Nice and healthy quick energy bars. Nice to have in the box, but they are also available in a normal supermarket. Walked by them hundreds of times – even tried a few Roobars before. But not these two flavours. The coconut chia version was really nice and coconutty, which covers the flavour of the dates a bit. Think that was really nice, since the other bars were a bit dry.
The Maca Cranberry bar was also quite good. The almonds in here really improved the structure of the bar. Again something good for having with you on a hike.
Detox Powder by Lebepur
Funky Green powder. We so far made two smoothie bowls with it. They were both impressively green. But flavor wise the powder did not add so much. Cool to try, not something to use every day.
So far we did not test the Power Cacao yet. And I would consider this to be our least favourite Item. I guess it will lay around in the kitchen kabinett at work for a really long time…
Goji berries are believed to be THE superfood, so obviously they’re super healthy. Therefore it makes perfect sense to add them to the box. However, the taste is something completely different. To be honest it’s not my favorite and despite all the good influences goji berries are supposed to have they probably won’t become part of my daily routine.
If you’re still opting for the red superfood you might try soaking the berries in warm water first. We tried it and it gives them a sweet little extra (tastewise).
But all in all I was not disappointed by this first vegan-box and I definitely am considering ordering more food or beauty products from vegan-box.de. Maybe this time I will choose my own items though.