Friday, November 12, 2010

Vegan MoFo: Vegan Essentials Giveaway!

The winner of my $40 CSN giveaway is...#7: Heather from Where's the Beach?. Congrats; hope you get something fun! If you didn't win, here's another chance for ya...



Don't you just love getting fun packages in the mail?

It's especially a good day when "vegan" or "veg" is written on the box.

Remember this picture I showed you yesterday?

It's a Vegan Danish Kringle by Lars Bakery. (Sorry, Andrea - WISH I had a recipe!) They come in cherry, raspberry, almond, apple, pecan, and apricot and sell for $6.95. We've ordered them a few times from Vegan Essentials - just on special occasions like for Christmas morning. I keep them in the freezer until we are ready to eat them. To help you understand how big these are, that's my largest dinner plate. I warmed it in the oven for a few minutes. But I might like it cold even better.

They are sooo delicious. I am very fond of them because they are different than anything else (vegan) I've ever had. (The ingredients aren't the healthiest; that's why we only eat them a few times a year.)

You have a chance to win a Kringle (or anything else that Vegan Essentials carries). They are a great, friendly 8-employee run business in Wisconsin. I always receive excellent customer service and speedy delivery. They are teaming up with me to offer you a $40 gift certificate.
Dark Angell Organic Vegan Candy Bars

I'm going to try one of these candy bars on my next order.

Candy bar ingredients: Organic and fair-trade dark chocolate (organic and fair trade chocolate, organic and fair trade vegan sugar, organic and fair trade cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin, organic natural vanilla), organic tapioca syrup, organic oats, organic almonds, organic Dutch cocoa powder, sea salt, organic almond extract

Organic Chocolate “Go Vegan” Hearts by Boardwalk Chocolates

If sweets aren't your thing, there is so much variety. They sell Daiya, Teese...you name it.

Gone Nuts!  Raw Gourmet Seasoned and Sprouted Nut Blends by Living Intentions
There are 16 pages of gluten and wheat free products.


Nacho Mom’s Ultimate Vegan Queso
I've heard this is good.

Vegan Essentials also sells shoes, clothing, vitamins, supplements, books, cosmetics, candles, pet supplies, ETC...they offer "the largest selection of cruelty-free items in one location."

*Sidenote: You will have to pay for 2 day shipping and icepacks when you order cold items.
*Tip: Vegan Essentials offers monthly discounts for their email subscribers/customers.

Lumia Organic Soy Wax Square Jar Candles
soy wax candles


To enter this giveaway:

Mandatory entry: Tell me about something you've ordered from Vegan Essentials. Or tell me about something you'd like to try. (Stop by their website if you need some ideas!)

For an extra entry, become a google connect friend "follower" (over on the right side) or remind me that you already are.

Blog (or tweet or facebook) about this giveaway for 3 extra entries. You can just leave one comment (I know you're busy!); I'll fill in the other two entries for ya.

BTW: Vegan Essentials will ship almost anywhere in the world.

Contest ends a week from tonight!

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Headin' out on a little (well, big actually) road trip. Have a great weekend, everyone. I'm sure I'll be doing lots of MoFo reading in the car!

103 comments:

  1. hey:) i just happened to check the computer now.i feel slightly stalker-ish..! i would order that danish in pecan ...or i like those candies. they would be great to give out!!ill be posting htis on my blog.

    thanks for getting this all together. have fun on your road trip.

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  2. Oh, I knew your photo from yesterday was a sweet goodie! That looks good. People here are selling these (non-vegan)things called Butterbraids. I'd love to try a vegan version of a breakfast pastry.

    I'd also like some Teese. I was very sad to see my usual place didn't have any the last time I shopped. I'll check out the website. Have a great road trip Jenny & family!

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  3. Oh yay!!! So excited. I have some major plans for the win ;-) Kitchen gadgets here I come LOL. Thanks for the link to the Vegan Essentials. Can't wait to check it out. I've not heard of it before (like I need another shopping site). Hope you guys are having a good Friday evening!

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  4. I would love to try these Alternative Cookies.. They look delicious!!
    http://store.veganessentials.com/alternative-baking-company-vegan-cookies-p2596.aspx
    cher_theblondeprincess@hotmail.com

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  5. I am a follower!
    cher_theblondeprincess@hotmail.com

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  6. I just ordered from Vegan Essentials the other week to make a special Halloween package for my 12-yr old vegan. I didn't want him to miss out on Halloween completely. The biggest hit was some sour, gummy stars. :-)

    I am also a Google follower.

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  7. Oh, pick me! I'd like to try the Artisana coconut buttesr or Dr. Cow nut cheese!

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  8. oh man! i'd really like to try the cheezly and dr. cow's and wayfare cheese and smofu. and the rescue chocolate truffles, and chocoreale, and allison's gourmet PB cups, and the boardwalk truffles. aah! overload!

    as for the extra entries, vegancoupons doesn't have a blog yet, so feel free to ignore these on that technicality:

    http://www.facebook.com/vegancoupons/posts/160832967285949

    http://twitter.com/vegancoupons/status/3294670067081216

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  9. Ohh, gosh I would LOVE to win this! I'd try some cookies or pastries that I know I'd never let myself buy otherwise! :P

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  10. i love vegan essentials! they are my favorite vegan online store. i've ordered chocolates mostly from them and white chocolate chips!

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  11. I have several friends who are vegan. it all looks great, I dunno what to start with. Even for their Christmas, I would very much like to do some stuff for them as well in my baking, but havent went hunting for recipes. that breakfast ring looks very very good.

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  12. Well, after reading your post, I'd love to try the Larsen danish! My favorite thing I've bought from them so far has been the Sheese Vegan Cheese by Bute Island Foods - it's seriously the best vegan cheese ever for eating straight out of the package!

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  13. Also, I just followed your blog - looking forward to reading more!

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  14. i think i'd like to try some of those vegan marshmallows! Mmmmm!!! :D

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  15. hey! i would totally love to try out one of those dark angel bars!

    I've never had a vegan candy bar and can't find them in any stores around me:(

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  16. I would love to try the Organic Vegan Chocolate Assortment by Sjaak's!

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  17. I've used several of the products they sell at Vegan Essentials, but I'd love to try their Natural Crushed Mineral Matte Dusts by Emani. I'm always looking for new make-up to use. Help me try something guilt free! :)

    And I am also a new follower on Google Connect. :)

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  18. That Danish Kringle looks the bomb!
    This is such a great give-away and I've actually ordered from Vegan Essentials before! WooHoo! I ordered the Sweet and Sarah toasted coconut marshmallows and MAN were they ever good. They didn't even last a day round here.
    :)

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  19. Following you as well (not in the stalkerish sense of the word)
    :)

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  20. I ordered Deva vitamins from their site. I am following you via google connect and I also blogged about your contest :)

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  21. That queso looks amazing! That would be one thing I'd probably get!

    rebeccastar at gmail dot com

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  22. I tried some very dry jerky, some nail polish, and eyeliner. I REALLY like the people that run Vegan Essentials. They have never been less than super super nice to me! Yay!

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  23. Oh man, I would love to try that Danish Kringle.

    Did you know they don't eat danishes in Denmark? I went there and couldn't find one. How strange...

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  24. I have ordered several times from Vegan Essentials. I mostly have ordered Vegan vitamins as they can be difficult to impossible to find in the local stores. Vegan Essentials is an excellent resource for finding vegan products so that you can maintain a Vegan lifestyle without a lot of hassle.

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  25. I signed up to be a "follower" :-)

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  26. I would love to try the Tofurky pizza and some vegan cheese...they don't sell any good brands where I live and I would love some yummy "cheese"

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  27. I've just received my second order of Just Like Honey Gluten-Free Rice Nectar. It seriously does taste JUST like honey. I'm always ordering my vitamins and nutritional yeast from them too.

    I've had my eye on that queso dip... definitely want to try that one!

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  28. I have never ordered a kringle, which is crazy as I order from Vegan Essentials all the time. I just placed a giant order on Wednesday! I love the vegan contact solution. I know it isn't an interesting thing to say, but it is necessary (for a contact lens wearer) and true! But whenever I need to order more contact solution, I always manage to buy a lot of junk food, too! Yummm.

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  29. I'd get some soy whipped cream or cheese replacements. My kids and husband love cheesy stuff! It would help me get them to stop complaining!

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  30. I would love to try that vegan queso! Looks yummy!

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  31. Vegan essentials is amazing! Although it's expensive to order over to England it's so worth it for the wide range of products they sell- and totally agree the people there are super helpful and kind :)
    I have ordered Sun Warrior protein powder, Larabars,Vega bars,Betty Lou's snacks, ginger chews and tofu macaroni before...
    Just checked out the site again and saw that they stock bags of different chocolate chips, and even vegan white chocolate chips. It is impossible to find either of these in the UK!

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  32. P.S.Just subscribed to your blog with Google Reader

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  33. I'd definitely have to try some Cheezly- I've heard nothing but good things about it!

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  34. And I'm now an official Google follower. yay!

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  35. I would love to order some of their hard to find vegan cheeses. And soycurls, because I can't get enough of them :)

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  36. I have never ordered from Vegan Essentials before, but I would love to try Cheezley--I have been wanting to try it forever and can't find it locally.

    Courtney

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  37. I signed up to follow your blog!

    Courtney

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  38. Another road trip? You're so lucky! What a wonderful giveaway - my family would eat anything and everything, so how could I pick? I can't believe how inexpensive that dessert is! So, um, anything chocolate, that dessert, some teese 'cause I've never tried it. How's that? Thanks!

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  39. I've ordered a lot of things from Vegan Essentials over the years: belts, fake pig ears for the dogs, personal things I'd rather not reveal, chocolate. I'd love to try the fake "milk" chocolate. I've heard good things about it.

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  40. Hi Jenny! I posted a link to your giveaway on tonight's blog. Have a great trip!

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  41. oh wow, what a great giveaway! what HAVEN'T I ordered from Vegan Essentials. I get most of my vitamins from them... plus lots of sweeties and countless other goodies. I love Vegan Essentials so much.

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  42. That danish looks amazing. And vegan queso in a jar?!?

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  43. I would love to try the raspbery filled donuts

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  44. I'm now following you in my google reader

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  45. I also wrote about the contest on my blog: www.veganitheville.blogspot.com

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  46. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. All I can think of wanting now is one of those chocolate bars. Yum!

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  47. I know it's bad, but I think I'd go on a bad food rampage...i'm in Australia and we don't have as big a range of stuff like that. Maybe some of those bingo bars, and ooooh fudge! And choc mint crisps! Haha. I doubt they ship cold goods that far, but i'd love to try some of those cheeses that we don't get here too, daiya, teese, we can't say it's cheese...oh to have options!

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  48. I'd like to order some pantry essentials: spices, vegan salad dressings, etc.!

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  49. I would love to try Nacho Mom’s Ultimate Vegan Queso that you also mentioned above - I have heard so much about it, but never had the chance to taste it myself. :)

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  50. i've ordered the Soyatoo Rice Whip from there, in addition to dozens of other items. great contest idea :)

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  51. My favorite thing from there is a T-shirt my dad got me.
    I really want to try Artisana Cacao bliss!

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  52. i've ordered some Sjaak's chocolates! yum-fest. i'd love to try their white chocolate bar and white chocolate chips - it's been sooooo long (5 years vegan!) since i've had white chocolate anything.

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  53. I had to come back to tell that I also blogged about your giveaway. :)

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  54. Oh my goodness, I love, no, adore Vegan Essentials. I've ordered large amounts of Daiya, the Larson Bakery doughnuts, Go Max Go candy bars.. pretty much anything I can't find around here. VE is a lifesaver around the holidays!!

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  55. I would like to try their vegan marshmallows, i cant seem to find any around here and i have been CRAVING smores.
    emily
    leavesareyummy@ix.netcom.com

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  56. I <3 Vegan Essentials -- I got 2 belts from them years ago that still are holding up great (literally ;) I'd love to try those Dr Cow nut cheeses sometime.

    Angelique
    angelique@rawshopper.com

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  57. I would absolutely love to try Super Stars! Sour Gummy Candies by Divvies. It has been years since I've gotten to eat gummies and I sorely miss them. Where I live there are no gelatin free gummies which is upsetting. I mean I would love to try a lot of other things from the site as well seeing as Vegan Essentials is one of the all time greatest sites. Thank you for doing this give-away ^_^
    -Serena
    ( serenap95@hotmail.com)

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  58. I just ordered from them for the first time!! I'm excited about my Vegan Queso coming, and the new Hazelnut Cranberry roast :)

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  59. I now follow your blog via GFC!

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  60. I've ordered vitamins, and I ordered Go Max Go bars when they weren't available anywhere else!

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  61. I blogged about it! http://healthandhappinessinla.blogspot.com/2010/11/curry-veggie-stew-giveaway-links-spoken.html

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  62. One of my favorite vegan t-shirts is from that site!

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  63. I follow you with Google Connect.

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  64. I love the Leahey Gardens Mac and Cheese!

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  65. I already followed you before I knew it was in my best interests, so don't think I just love you for your vegan goodies. That sounded naughty, so I'm leaving it.

    Because I'm hungry right now, I would like to snack on anything including their soy candles, but I'm taken with that Angell bar you display. Or the Kringle. Or the queso sin queso.

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  66. I'd really like to try some of the vegan chocolate bars they offer (cuz im greedy like that) and some bath and body products that are vegan.

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  67. I blogged about your giveaway!!

    http://bit.ly/dtcPZH

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  68. Dana: follower, extra entry

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  69. supercarrot extra entra

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  72. musicismysolace extra entry

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  73. Jessica extra entry

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  74. good luck duck extra entry, follower

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  75. received via email: nik would like to try the Alternative Baking Company cookies

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  76. i would like to try some delicious vegan cookies!

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  77. i am a google follower.
    or maybe i'd order daiya?

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  78. i will blog and tweet (yes, I do tweet) about this giveaway--i want my 2 extra entries

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