Yu! fruit snacks review

yu raisins We recently received some samples of a range of Vegetarian Society Approved fruity snacks to review from Yu! If you have read any of our previous reviews, you will be aware that while not averse to the occasional unhealthy treat, as busy working parents we are big fans of any healthy, convenient and of course delicious snacky products that can be added to our childrens’ lunch boxes.

As ever when it comes to trying new snacks, there was no shortage of volunteers in the family to tuck in. As the focus here is on providing nutritional snacks for the children, they got first dibs. That’s not to say that the adults totally lost out however… Continue reading

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VegfestUK London tickets – competition winner

Thanks to those of you who entered our VegfestUK London ticket giveaway. The competition closed at midnight last night and we’re pleased to announce that the winner is Kylie Brewer from Essex.

Congratulations Kylie – your tickets will be sent out to you shortly. Hope you have a great time at the festival!

Anyone else who would still like to go to VegfestUK in London can still get their hands on tickets by visitng www.london.vegfest.co.uk/tickets - there is a buy one get one free offer for a limited time.

We’ll be there and are really looking forward to it. Keep your eye on our blog as we’ll post a review of the festival soon afterwards.

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Competition – win tickets to VegfestUK London

VegfestUK London coming to London Olympia 5th.6th October 2013VegfestUK London, which takes place on the 5th and 6th of October 2013 is one of Europe’s biggest veggie events and we’re offering the chance to get your hands on some free tickets in our competition.

Tickets have been selling out very fast, and there’s been lots of talk and media coverage about London’s newest veggie show. It has also received the backing of Sir Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday group and featured on the front page of the Daily Star late last month. Continue reading

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Homemade granola bars for kids

Granola bars are healthy and yummy snacks for kids, but they can work out expensive and some of the pre-packaged ones have ingredients that you might not be all that happy for your children to be eating. We’ve come across a fantastic link to no less than 21 different blog post about making your own granola bars, so there’s bound to be something that suits you and your kids.

Take a look at 21 of the Greatest Blogs Turning the Spotlight on Granola Bars that You Can Make at Home for all the inspiration you need.

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VegfestUK Bristol 24-26 May 2013

VegfestUK BristolVegfestUK Bristol,  already one of the world’s greatest vegetarian events, seem set to be even bigger this year, possibly due to the horse meat scandal earlier this year.

The Brighton VegfestUK saw a 40% rise in footfall and web visits treble since 2012, and the flagship event in Bristol looks set to do the same.

Societies such as The Vegetarian Society and The Vegan Society are also reporting a rise in interest since our nation discovered that their burgers didn’t always contain what was expected! Continue reading

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Better Bunny vegetarian sweets

Better Bunny vegetarian sweetsWe’ve recently discovered another brand of vegetarian sweets which are a little different from the others we’ve tried. Better Bunny sweets are a soft and chewy foam sugar sweet in the shape of a bunny face, with fruit gum ears. A sample was sent to us a while ago, so I thought I’d let you know what we thought.

Please note that although we received the sample for free, we haven’t been paid for this review (and are not paid for any of our reviews) and the views expressed are our own.

First a bit of background… Better Bunny are owned by Germany company Katjes, which is a family-owned sugar confectionery company and is the number two manufacturer of fruit gum and liquorice products in Western Europe. Continue reading

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Vegucate Film Screenings – April 2013

Vegucate BristolI thought some of you might be interested in hearing about Vegucate Bristol’s upcoming 6-week film screenings in April. The aim is to show the best of a plant based lifestyle through screenings of award-winning documentaries, but there’s much more to the evenings than just watching films.

Besides film screenings, the events will feature a feast of delicious foods (including free pizzas and cakes – bonus!) as well as some excellent stand-up comedy. There will also be some very informal discussions after the screenings. Continue reading

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Ananda’s Gourmet Vegetarian Marshmallows

Ananda's Gourmet Vegetarian MarshmallowsLast year I wrote a review on a couple of brands of vegetarian marshmallows, but we have since discovered another one. Ananda Foods sent us some samples of their Gourmet range to try and I have to say I was really impressed with them.

We tried Choca Mocha, which are coffee marshmallows dusted with organic swiss cocoa, and Tutti Frutti, which include a selection of vanilla, raspberry, strawberry and banana marshmallows.

They are quite different from the other vegetarian marshmallows we’ve tried, as they are much lighter and fluffier, and also don’t need refrigerating (they shouldn’t be kept in the fridge at all). Continue reading

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Snowmen shaped Pom-Bears – Vegetarian Society approved

Snowmen shaped Pom-BearsI recently received some samples of the brand new Vegetarian Society approved Winter Edition Pom-Bears to review. Of course my kids were eager to do their bit for the website by helping out with taste testing.

Pom-Bears have always gone down well in our house, but these ones are a bit different. Firstly they are shaped like snowmen, which is rather cute, and secondly they are in a new flavour, Pigs in Blankets. I must admit when they first arrived I did double check for the Vegetarian Society approved logo and also read the ingredients, as sausages wrapped in bacon didn’t sound particularly veggie friendly. However I’m happy to report that they don’t contain any ingredients that would offend a non-meat eater :-) Continue reading

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Chestnut Hut Playhouse Competition Winner

Wooden playhouse competition winnerThere was a great response to the competition we held in conjunction with  the Big Game Hunters Playhouse Shop, so thanks to everyone who entered.

The lucky winner is Arabella Bazley, so a brand new wooden Chestnut Hut playhouse will soon be winging its way across to her. Congratulations Arabella – we hope you and your children enjoy it!

If you entered but weren’t lucky enough to win, then you can head on over to www.playhouses.co.uk to take a look at their full range and perhaps treat your kids to one of their gorgeous wooden playhouses this Christmas. We hope to hold more competitions on VegetarianKids.co.uk in the coming year too, so please come by to visit us again soon.

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