Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vegan Essentials Winner and New Product Review!

Thanks to all of you who entered the Vegan Essentials giveaway. The entries were pouring in during my long car ride, and reading them provided much entertainment! Since I'm still traveling, I haven't replied to all of my emails and blog comments yet...oh, but I will eventually! I loved them all! I still have some new blogs to visit, as well.

I know Vegan Essentials also appreciates the love you threw their way. So thanks from them! And keep supporting them and all of our other fun vegan companies.

THE WINNING NUMBER belonged to: THE GOOD LUCK DUCK who said she was so hungry that even the soy candles looked good. So apparently this gift certificate is going to a worthy recipient. :) Enjoy your Angell bar or Kringle or queso sin queso while riding around in your RV!

Those of you who haven't tired of entering giveaways or can't stand the thought of leaving MoFo without winning SOMETHING, I have ONE MORE PRIZE to hand out. I'll post it tomorrow: there's a hint in THIS POST. (And no, it's not a trip to NYC...)


While milling around the Whole Foods at Columbus Circle, my eyes (bright and happy) settled upon these little treasures I'd never seen before.

Justin's (have you tried all of their chocolate nut butters?) organic dark chocolate peanut butter cups: organic dark chocolate (evap. cane sugar, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin, organic vanilla), organic peanut butter (organic dry roasted peanuts, organic palm fruit oil), evaporated cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla flavor, sea salt.

They also sell a milk chocolate version; don't get them confused.

Delicious! I've had other peanut butter cups (homemade or from companies) but had yet to ever find any locally. These were closer in size and texture to (insert that mainstream brand of peanut butter cups)than some of the other (yummy) nut butter cups I've ordered. As much as I long to be a pure, very raw, fresh foodie, I receive great joy from buying fun, new vegan treats in packages!!!

I went back and bought another package the next day. There was also $1 off Justin's nut butter coupons inside. We'll use those!


  1. Ooh! I hope I can find those PB cups around here! (I'm too lazy to make them myself very often.)

  2. what!!! that sneaky good luck duck won my giveaway also!! she named her blog right!!!! she is so open to veganism, this will be fun for her to try MORE vegan stuff:) (still...darn her!)

    ive only had a pb cup that had coconut in it..that wasnt very good (dry with chewy grainy coconut in it) and some homemade ones that turned out pretty well. i really like reviews, and since the nearest store here is really good about ordering stuff people suggest, i just might with these!!

  3. I have not tried those PB cups yet. They look delish and I've hear all good reviews. Hope you guys are having a great time.

  4. I love those PB cups (and everything from Justin's)!

  5. Hmm, I've had some brand of vegan PB cup but I don't know what it was. Glad you enjoyed this brand though, I still want to try to make my own!

  6. I haven't tried them either. I bet they would be great for a trip or long car ride. I used to love peanut butter cups. ;-)


  7. I WON! I WON! I WON! WooHoo! Thank you! This will be fun!

  8. I will keep an eye out for them. I am in desperate need of vegan pb cups.

  9. you're making me crave a nut's that special chocolately time of the month. :-)

  10. I have not seen these Justin's nut butter cups! Yummy!

  11. Those PB cups are calling my

    The next time you stay in Jackson for a night, you should let me know. Maybe we could meet up with you guys and get a bit to eat.

    BTW...I would have been happy to pick up your meds for you that you left behind at the hotel. I hope you are having a fun trip!

  12. have fun on your trip! can't wait to hear more about it!!!

    (Bring back some cyber peanut butter cups to share!!!) ;)

  13. I scoured the candy aisle at Whole Foods yesterday and the Justin's Dark Chocolate PB Cups were on the bottom and all pushed in! If you hadn't mentioned them, I never would've seen them. I bought three packs. $1.99/each.