Field Roast Vegan Chao Slices Giveaway (Canada Only)

Winner has been selected! I’m at ExpoWest and checking out all of the fantastic vegan products available, and one of my favourite things to do, is to give away stuff that’s hard to find (or not available at all yet) in Canada. So, here it is – I’d like to give you one flavour of Field Roast’s Chao Cheese Slices. I’ve tried these before, and plan on doing a full review in the future – but now I’m enjoying running around at ExpoWest, so for now, my one line review is: This is a versatile casual cheese slice – it’s great on bread, with apples, and has made a few appearances on some of my vegan cheeseboards in the past. If you want to follow along on my ExpoWest vegan product finding adventures, check me out on instagram or facebook. Winner has been selected a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: I did get a free package(s) of Field Roast Chao slices, but free reign on what to do with it. But… I like to share 🙂

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Tea Sparrow – Tea Delivery Service Review & Giveaway

I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee over the past few months. Like a lot (see: Coffee Monday). So when Tea Sparrow reached out and asked me if I wanted to try out their tea delivery service – I was really excited. I like tea, I have a collection of different types of tea in our pantry, and a cup of tea seems to be what I reach for during those twilight hours when I want something warm and comforting.  Let’s just call today tea Tuesday…. Tea Sparrow is a monthly mail based tea box, where you receive an assortment of herbal and caffeinated blends for around 35 – 40 cups of tea, depending on the tea, and your style. Tea Sparrow was founded in 2011 by three siblings, and is based out of Vancouver, BC, and spawned out of a love of tea (and a well designed, award winning tea set.) The idea of curated collections of items really appeals to me. I’m a novelty enthusiast – and while I love discovering things on my own –  having someone else that completely nerds out over flavours and aromas, sources, information, and to have people that are actually tea sommelliers pick their favourite teas and shipping them over to me is very exciting. (Please also see The Roasters Pack – if you’re also a coffee enthusiast like me.) When the Tea Sparrow box arrived I was really impressed with the packaging. The box is quite slim, with their cute logo on…

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Bare English & Co – Made in Toronto – Interview and Review (and giveaway!)

Lip Balm

As soon as winter rolls around I need lip balm and I need it ASAP. Considering I come from a dry climate (Edmonton), I’ve acclimated to the Toronto humidity quite quickly, and when it’s gone, I notice. Toronto goes from being a mostly humid city to zero suddenly, and it isn’t pretty. My usual go to product since I found them last year was Green Beaver’s gluten-free stick lip balm. Why a lip balm needs to be gluten-free I don’t know, but it was one of the better ones I’ve tried. Totally vegan (no beeswax/cera alba), and they managed to get it all into a smooth stick form without any issues. Winter is coming; some people ask their joints, I can just ask my face.  I was at Evergreen Market on Roncesvalles with a friend a couple of weeks ago, and I needed lip balm and I noticed something new. Bare English & Co. I was attracted to the box and the price, but doubted it was vegan. But since I tend to read ingredients out of curiosity anyway, I scanned through, waiting for one of the blacklisted (I’m looking at you beeswax/cera alba) ones to show up. But I was pleasantly surprised. Totally vegan. Sold. After a couple of days of using it, my lips were happy again. And then I started to get curious. I like ethical businesses, I like local businesses even more. I like knowing more about them. Who are these people? Who is Bare English & Co? I read through their…

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