Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Vegan Food Swap

Today I wanted to share with you October's Vegan Food Swap.

It is coordinated by Cat, The Verdant Life, and if you would like to sign up yourself just check out the sign up page here.

The only thing is that this was the last swap for the year (due to the holiday season approaching).

I was very lucky to receive my second food swap box from Stacy.

I told her I had a sweet tooth I was trying to curb so she put together this fantastic box that was packed with healthy goodies, but also just enough sweet to satisfy.

The contents of my box of goodness.

The granola was chocolate with a tinge of coffee.  I finished it up in a weeks time (it was DELICIOUS).

I was super excited to see the Trader Joe's sugar, chocolate, coffee bean grinder I have been dying to try this but just haven't picked one up.

To the right is a bag of freeze dried peas...I haven't tried them yet, but they look quite crunchy and tasty.

Stacy unknowlingly packed my favorite snack, Larabar.  The cherry pie is delicious!

And last, but I like to save the best for last, an endangered species chocolate bar (the cranberries and almonds sent this one right over the top).

Stacy I can't thank you enough for the delicious box, it really was a winner.

I have to say I really do enjoy my monthly food swap.  It is like having a mini-Christmas each month.

I am sad I will have to wait until January to do this again, but I know this will be worth the wait.

I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween.  Be sure to have fun, but be safe.


  1. I don't drink coffee but am a huge fan of anything coffee flavored, and of course Iam obsessed with granola so it would definitely be gone in no time flat at my home too.

  2. What a fun swap! That TJs grinder is so good! Can I do a swap too?! :)

  3. Yay- You're back:) Happy (belated halloween!) I love those pea crisps...I could eat an entire bag!

  4. Yet another amazing booty of vegan goodies, you lucky thing! I'm addicted to chocolate granola at the moment and have been making my own clusters. Adding coffee to it would take it to a whole new level. I will have to give it a try :)
    Hope you had a great Halloween! Lil' L went out trick n treating with his friends, so M & I were able to sneak off to the pub for a couple of hours. So rare that we get the chance to do that. It was wonderful :)

  5. What a great-looking box. I love Larabars...have yet to find a flavor that doesn't taste amazing.

  6. Okay, granola that has a coffee flavor in it? That is awesome. I don't drink coffee but I love the flavor, and the smell. It reminds me of my mom, she always had it brewing in the morning. What do you think about the Trader Joe's grinder? I've never seen that-it looks great. These swaps are so fun. You are all lucky girls to do this with each other. Great post,

    Shauna xoxoxxo

  7. My dad loves freeze dried peas! I always tell him he's the only one that EVER buys those things, but I guess I'm wrong. ;o)

    I have a massive sweet tooth. I wish I could satisfy it with granola and such. Instead, I always turn to sugary cereal or chocolate. Zero willpower right here.

  8. I love the box idea!

  9. I almost sent my recipient a bag of Trader Joe's kale chips, but I wasn't sure if they'd get crushed in the mail. Looks like you got a nice box of goodies!