This has to be by far my most favorite box from The Vegan Box ever! On receiving it that awesome Monday morning I opened it and couldn’t help trying a bit of the seaweed, chocolate and salad sprinkles. Over this week I have tasted/used everything except the protein powder and the muesli.
Let me tell you a thing or two about my favorite item from this months box….
Clif Bars! These are a godsend. I first discovered these in The Cruelty Free Shop and I bought one chocolate fudge and one chocolate chip. I hadn’t had a good run with any other bar as I wasn’t a fan of dates and I find that generally most bars have dates in them. I tried the chocolate fudge one and fell in love immediately. I think I ate it way to quickly though (pretty sure it was under 5 minutes) which made me feel sick but it was totally worth it.
The one that you received in this months vegan box was the Macadamia and White Chocolate Cliff Bar. It is hard to explain the taste but it does taste like a chewy cookie with a hint of macadamia. The bar is quite large so what I love to do with it is to split it up into either two or three pieces and take some for the morning and some for the afternoon.
As a swimmer, for training and before competitions I usually eat a small handful of nuts or dried fruit but I have been looking for something different and a bit bigger. This is perfect. I split it up, have a bit before training and then in the afternoon before my next training session. It fills me up pretty quickly and it doesn’t make me feel sick while I swim. It really is perfect for any occasion plus they taste so good you can have them for dessert!
Clif Bar and Company started on a bike ride. Founder, Gary, took a bite of another energy bar and realized he could make bars that tasted better and had better ingredients himself!
“Clif Bar is named after my father, Clifford, my childhood hero and companion throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1990, I lived in a garage with my dog, skis, climbing gear, bicycle and two trumpets. The inspiration to create an energy bar occurred during a day-long, 175 mile bike ride with my buddy Jay. We’d been gnawing on some “other” energy bars all day. Suddenly, despite my hunger, I couldn’t take another bite. I thought, “I could make a better bar than this!” That’s the moment I now call “The Epiphany.” Two years later, after countless hours in Mom’s kitchen, the Clif Bar became a reality. And the mission to create a better-tasting energy bar was accomplished. Thanks, Mom!”
Clif bars are available in most health food stores around Australia, and also online. You can find a list of all stockists on their Australian website – www.clifbar.com.au
I am 14, live in Sydney and am the only vegan in a meat eating family. I am also a competitive swimmer (I train 5- times a week) so for me the focus on proper vegan nutrition is very important. I love to read anything from classics to non-fiction. In the future I see myself as a biologist and peace maker! Veganism is the greatest joy and life I could be living. I love to debate and promote veganism to fellow teenagers.