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CAFE SOY

We were excited to try the new Food Heaven Cafe Soy Iced Latte recently when we spotted it on sale in Morrisons. Although we're not a huge coffee or latte drinker, this Cafe Soy is totally yum and we're now in complete food (or drink) heaven and a new convert. It's not too sweet, but sweet enough, and creamy and smooth. The coffee flavour is nice, but not overpowering. The drink includes vitamins B2 and B12, so if you're worried about getting enough B12, here's another way to get some. At £1.52 for a 1 litre carton, it's just the right price. The brand Food Heaven (who are all about dairy-free enjoyment) have also recently introduced some coconut oil portions to their range (which also includes delicious cheesecakes), for frying and baking, and have been giving away some free water bottles for fruit infused drinks recently. Like their Facebook page over at www.facebook.com/lovefoodheaven to be in with a chance to win a free water bottle in the future. In the meantime, grab some Cafe Soy next time you're near Morrisons - and hopefully it will get in other stores soon. We'd love to see this in every store. If you're on Instagram follow them at @instafoodheaven.

 

DEAD SEA SPA MAGIK DIAMOND RANGE

We've been a fan of Dead Sea Spa Magik for a number of years, ever since spotting them on GoodnessDirect's website and seeing 'vegan' highlighted underneath their products.Their whole range isn't ALL vegan, but a lot of it is. They are also not tested on animals. They have a whole range of products - everything from facial wash and toothpaste to salt brushing sea salts and face cream. Their Diamond Range is Dead Sea Spa Magik's venture into the anti-aging market. The range has been out for a while although as we've only just tried it, we thought we'd give it a mention on here. Over the past few weeks we've been trying the Age Response Eye Cream, the 24hr Marine Miracle Moisturiser and the Beauty Balm/BB Cream. The miracle moisturiser can be used as both day or night cream. It's quite rich and similar in texture to Dead Sea Spa Magik's Super Night Cream, a product that we've previously used. It does a good job moisturising although we haven't really noticed any anti-aging results. If you're looking for a hydrating and moisturising cream though, this is a good one.

The Age Response Eye Cream is said to reduce puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. The most noticeable result was when I put some on one eye one night before bed, to wake up and find the skin under that eye looking much smoother than the other eye, which had had no cream on it. Putting on the cream is like quenching your skin's thirst, so it looks relaxed and young for a while, but then if you miss a day or two of using the eye cream, the skin can soon return to looking dry, tired and thirsty again, so daily top ups are recommended. It is a decent eye cream and the price is also not bad. I've used more expensive eye creams that gave similar results.

Finally, the BB Cream is one of Dead Sea Spa Magik's few cosmetic items. This BB cream does a good job covering imperfections and makes a nice base for powder, giving a flawless finished look - although you don't necessarily need powder on top if you don't want it. The natural BB Cream adapts to your skin colour so you shouldn't find it too dark or too light - although if you're someone who does prefer a tint, Dead Sea Spa Magik have a CC Cream which has a light tint instead. I like this BB Cream although it's not the cheapest BB Cream. It has an SPF15 so good to wear on sunny days. As with Dead Sea Spa Magik's products, it contains no parabens and skin irritants and is ideal for sensitive skin.

You can find Dead Sea Spa Magik in Holland & Barrett as well as in online stores and their own 'virtual spa department store', Shop For Spa. The only disappointment is that the packaging doesn't say 'suitable for vegans' or 'not tested on animals' on it so you have to check the ingredients or website.

Below - me, with Dead Sea Spa Magik's BB Cream on (I do have powder and primer on top too, to give a matt finish).

 

MORE THAN MEAT

More Than Meat is a new UK plant based food range made by Plantalicious, boasting 'revolutionary health food'. Based in London, the More Than Meat range features jumbo sausage rolls, lamb casseroles, beef burgers, jerk burgers and lorne sausages - all vegan! More Than Meat began with Plantalicious owner Barry being a street food vendor but the company are expanding with their products now appearing in various vegan stores and available to order online. We love that they have products like lorne sausages, which are traditional in Scotland, but lesser known in England. We haven't heard of any other vegan lorne sausages, so More Than Meat's are a first. Lorne sausages are square/rectangular shaped sausages and make a change from the usual intestine sausage shape.

It's hard to pick a favourite from More Than Meat's range but their Jumbo Sausage roll is up there. It has thin crispy pastry, lots of vegan 'meat', which almost bursts out of each end. It's very filling with a tangy tomato-y taste. (I ate it before getting a good pic as it was that enticing!)

More Than Meat's jerk and beef burgers are both thick and meaty, with a chewy meaty taste without being too offputting. They're not overly large, width-wise, so they don't end up splaying over the edges of your bun. With barbecue season coming up, these are perfect for grilling, and meat eaters will love them as much as vegans/veggies.

The 'More Than Lamb Casserole' smells meaty and has a slight spicy taste with lots of giant beans in it. Again, it looks very meaty, but is tasty for vegans and vegetarians. The casserole is enough for 2 servings and as with all of More Than Meat's products (except the sausage rolls) comes in a plastic container (which can then be reused, if you peel the labelling off).

More Than Meat's range is low fat. There's only 1.2g of fat in a beefburger, making them a very healthy choice. If you love junk food but don't want to pile on the weight, these are perfect - a way to eat what you love, while retaining that physique! The lamb casserole, likewise, only has 1.3g of fat in it and is low in sugar and salt, and have no cholesterol. More Than Meat's products are high in protein, they also contain vitamin B12. All in all, they are a vegan's dream come true!

For more info. visit www.morethanmeat.co.uk or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/morethanmeat. If you're in certain areas of London, you qualify for free delivery. Get some now!

 

 

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