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Nail Polish in Snake Charmer
Looking for an autumnal nail colour to see you through the season? Look no further than NailKind's Snake Charmer! The gorgeous deep green is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your look, and is easy to match with most outfits. Not only is the varnish vegan, but it's also natural, cruelty-free, quick-drying and kind to nails.
Salted Caramel Cre&m Wafer Bar
They've done it again - LoveRaw have created yet another wafer masterpiece, this time, salted caramel in flavour! The crispy wafer bar, topped with a salted caramel coating, encases silky soft salted caramel cream - it's a treat for all.
6 pack for £9.99, eatloveraw.com
The Very Good Butchers finally comes to the UK
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, vegan meat brand The Very Good Butchers are now available in Great Britain (uk.verygoodbutchers.com). The vegan producer is kicking things off with their 'Very Good Box' (RRP £49.99), which includes the brand's vegan Very British Bangers, Smokin' Burger, Very Good Burger, Smokin' Bangers, Very Good Taco Stuff'er and Pepperoni.
Made with real, minimally processed ingredients like beans, grains, vegetables, and a variety of spices, the 'butcher' box offers more than 13 meals of plant-based goodness. The Very Good Box is now available for purchase online via uk.verygoodbutchers.com, with another exciting box to launch later this year.
Mitchell Scott, co-founder and CEO of The Very Good Food Company says: \"We're thrilled to announce that our Very Good Box is now available across the pond. We are staying true to our values of making plant-based eating accessible, especially to a new community in the UK where we see demand continuing to grow.
Our goal has always been to get people to rethink their food choices while helping them make a positive impact on the world, and we're excited to continue this sentiment on a different continent. We believe this is a great first step into European countries and are thrilled to reach a new consumer base.\"
There's been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the US in the last three years
Oumph! Kebab Döner Style is now at Iceland supermarkets
An exciting new product from award-winning Swedish plant-based brand, Oumph!, has just hit the freezers in Iceland stores in the UK (oumph.uk). Oumph! Kebab Döner Style is a satiating vegan-meat that is easy to cook and perfect for creating your favourite kebab dishes. Made from ethically grown and sourced peas, Oumph! Kebab Döner Style is 100 per cent plant-based and free from gluten. Find it in an Iceland store near you now, at an RRP of £3 (280g).
Australia is thought to be the third-fastest growing vegan market in the world
MOOKIND launches London's first cruelty-free dessert boutique
A brand-new dessert shop has opened up on the streets of New Kings Road, Parsons Green, London - MOOKIND (mookind.com, @mookind_). The brainchild of 26-year-old plant-based entrepreneur Marianne Gibson, MOOKIND offers the biggest selection of vegan desserts in London.
Using responsibly sourced, natural, whole-food ingredients, the desserts are all made by their very own team in London. The treat parlour has their own exclusively vegan bakery and gelato kitchen and can also offer birthday cakes made to order for parties, weddings and events.
The inspiration for the shop stems from Marianne's love of animals and her drive to eliminate animal cruelty. She converted to veganism in 2017 and is proud to offer delicious and cruelty-free alternatives to like-minded people. Marianne's dream is for more people to come in and try the desserts for themselves, which include a large range of delectable cakes, gelato, takeaway hot and cold beverages and range of snacks.
In a statement sent to Vegan Life, Marianne said: \"Our motto is 'Kind to every kind'. I am passionate about enabling people to make small changes to their daily routines, which all aids the fight against animal cruelty. The products taste as good as (if not, better than) their dairy-based alternatives!\"
\"I am excited for the future, as I have plans to expand the brand and open up more stores over the next three years. I encourage people to keep an eye out for more news as my plans develop further.\"
All MOOKIND cakes are created using non-refined sugars with a range of gluten free options. Other allergies are catered for and if you have any specific dietary requirements, Marianne is willing to look into developing suitable alternatives.