Thursday, October 6, 2011

Free Vegan Food! Pangea Giveaway (Edit: Giveaway Closed)

I'm happy to be hosting a GIVEAWAY for a $40 Gift Certificate to PANGEA, an all-vegan, online store! They also have a store-front in Rockville, Maryland. Pangea was the first vegan store I ever became acquainted with, way over 10 years ago. When I used to get the catalog in the mail, I'd pore through every page. (I have always lived in middle America, and I haven't always had a health food store nearby.)

my fillet sandwich on a GF bun with Daiya, tartar sauce and a kale, tomato, avocado salad

We recently placed a big order, including some cold and frozen items. (See shipping notes at the end of the post.) One thing I had been wanting to try: Sophie's Kitchen Breaded Fish Fillets. I liked these a lot (and also like that they use non-gmo soy and corn). They are not that different, I think, than other chik'n patties, I've had. I don't know if I've ever eaten fish in my life (maybe when I was toddler), so I can't really speak on similarities there or anything.

Organic Egg-Free Tartar Sauce & Dip
I thought I should make the most of the experience by also ordering this Tartar Sauce. I imagined (and hoped) it was going to be very creamy, but it was more like an oily dressing. It tasted very good on my sandwich, regardless.

Ingredients: Organic sunflower oil, water, organic cucumbers, organic wine vinegar, raw organic cane sugar, organic onions, organic mustard, organic cornstarch, sea salt, plant protein, organic spices, carob bean flour, organic dill.

Here we go. Probably the tastiest thing I ordered: Peanut Butter Pillows with Chocolate. They taste like Butterfingers. I always see these Butterfinger desserts I think look so delicious. So I whipped this bad boy up. Cheesecake from Tofu & Soyfoods Cookery, topped with the Pillows that I'd pounded while they were in the bag. A little Soyatoo on top. The PB/Choc. Pillows are really delicious and not as pricey as some vegan decadent chocolates. ($5.49 for a bag containing enough to cover this cheesecake and some leftover.)

We don't have White Chocolate Chips around here to buy, so I snagged up two bags. And at $4.29 a bag, they're cheaper than most vegan chocolate chips I ever buy.

Therefore, if you win the giveaway, you could always make a batch of Almost Vegan Chef's White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies, like we did. Really great recipe!

I had always wanted to try Dr-Cow Nut Cheese. I did not realize the package would be so tiny (and it isn't cheap). I was told that some people love it, and some people just don't. I definitely loved it.

I could have eaten it all at once, but I have spaced it out to enjoy a little at a time. I'd like to try the other flavors (like kale or blue-green algae). I've made plenty of cashew type cheeses at home, but nothing I've made is exactly like this (and Dr-Cow's contains acidophilus).

Image of Vanilla Canoe Boat
We got a pack of 2-pack of Strawberry Cream Canoe Boats (which we've frozen away for a rainy day) and also a pack of Chocolate Covered Canoe Boats. Here is a review I'd originally written for my family blog on the Canoe Boats and Moo-Cluck Creme-Filled Cupcakes that we'd ordered from Pangea two years ago (when my kids look so small, sniff).

Sweet & Sara Strawberry Marshmallows
I ordered two packs of Sweet & Sara's Strawberry Marshmallows. My son saw non-vegan strawberry marshmallows awhile back and asked if there were vegan ones to buy. I said I really doubted it. We did a search on Pangea, and he could not have been happier to see these.

So that we would be ready for any fall cookouts (S'mores!) we might want to have, I also ordered two different kinds of graham crackers, Sweet & Sara and Grateful Grahams. I didn't know which ones we would like better, and I didn't want to miss out on the better choice! Our family was kind of split on which was the favorite. Sweet & Sara's are crispier (which I preferred), and Grateful Grahams are a softer graham (which others in my family preferred). After our taste-test, I also threw these in the freezer for safe keeping.

I bought a few things to put away for the kid's Halloween bags, including Whizzer's Chocolate Beans...

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and Eli's Earth Bars. I had forgotten that I think I like the Treasure Bars even more than the Dream Big Bars. (Warning: even though these bars are delicious, they're rather small. Maybe that's a good thing.)

Chimp Mints and Bug Bites
If you won the giveaway, just think: you could order over 40 Bug Bites or Chimp Mints.


Have you tried Vega's Shake & Go Smoothies? I've only gotten to try chocolate, so far, and it is sooo good. I like to make a Choc-a-Lot Shake with frozen bananas, frozen cherries, and almond milk.

Choc-A-Lot: Organic green pea protein, vegan natural flavors, organic coconut palm nectar, flaxseed, hemp protein, organic sprouted brown rice protein, organic green food blend (alfalfa grass, organic kale leaf, organic spinach leaf, organic broccoli sprout, spirulina), xanthan gum, digestive enzyme blend, and dairy-free probiotic blend (L. acidophilus, B. bifidum).

Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant
If you prefer hearty or savory over sweet, there are plenty of choices, like these Tasty Bite Meals, Nacho Mom's Quesos, Bragg's, gravy mixes - you name it. I always forget to order Soy Curls, which I'd like to do because I have yet to try them.

Edward & Sons Organic Mashed Potatoes
We're big fans of Chreesy Mashed Potatoes.

Go Picnic Hummus & Crackers
I didn't order any, but I thought these boxes looked really cute and fun. They sell something very similar (but non-vegan) on some airlines, so I'd like to get some the next time we travel.


There are five pages of items labeled specifically gluten-free, including this book.

Pangea is not limited to food. There are vitamins, books, shoes, cleaning supplies, and companion animal supplies. ETC!

Air Scense Air Fresheners
I like these.

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To enter this giveaway, leave a comment about something in this post, or you may visit Pangea's website and tell me something different you'd like to order.

I don't want to make this complicated for you, but if you want additional entries, feel free to do any of the following:

1) Let me know you are a Google Friend Connect Follower.

2) Like "Pangea" on Facebook.

3) Tweet or blog about the giveaway and leave a link in your entry.

If you don't have a blog, or I can't find your blog through your comment, please leave an email address in case you win. I'll pick a winner randomly a week from tonight (Thursday) around 10:00 p.m.


*Note: shipping most non-perishable items is usually around $7-10. As we are getting into colder months, it shouldn't be such a problem to ship chocolates, etc. If you purchase something cold or frozen, it is recommended to purchase a cold pack for $5.95, and shipping could be around $30 unless you live in one of these places, where shipping only takes 1-2 days from Maryland: CT, DE, Chicago only in Illinois, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV, and Northern GA. (Cold shipping policies in more details HERE.)

This giveaway IS open to anyone in the world, BUT if you live outside the United States, please read their shipping guidelines before you enter. Shipping charges might be high (and you probably wouldn't order perishable items), so you can decide whether you want to order from them or not.

Thank you, Pangea, for offering this
giveaway to one of my Vegan Month of Food readers!

96 comments:

  1. Love Pangea! That was the first store that brought me vegan sweets. I used to order cases of brownies from them. I've been wanting to try those Eli's bars forever.

    Fun fun fun!

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  2. I know I would get Eli's Earth bars! They're so good. And white chocolate chips! And other stuff!!

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  3. Oh wow, thanks I didn't know about Pangea, they have so many chocolates! and marshmallows! I'm excited!
    I'm following your blog now too :)

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  4. Oh, that Dr. Cow! I've loved most of the flavors I have tried. I'm a big fan of the kale one.

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  5. I would love to try the white chocolate chips! I've never had decent vegan white chocolate.

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  6. I would love to try some of the vegan chocolates and baked goods they have for sale. Thanks for offering such an awesome giveaway!

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  7. I love Dr. Cow! And I am dying to get some white chocolate chips!

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  8. All I gotta say is: CONDENSED SOYMILK?!?! hello...

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  9. aaand now I'm following you via GFC- yay!

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  10. I could always use more white chocolate chips. Always! :)

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  11. I already follow you of course. I'd love to win! Looks like you found some GREAT finds! I still have yet to try the sweet and sara marshmallows. I always wanted to though!

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  12. I've never ordered from Pangea but it looks like a very cool shop. I'd love some Alternative Baking Company Peanut Butter Cookies and Liz Lovely Classic Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies...among other things! Thanks!

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  13. I tried to get there the last time I was in the DC area and couldn't make it. I would really like to try Rawtella!

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  14. The cheesecake and blondies look good. There are so many things I would buy from Pangea if I had the money, and I admit it'd mostly be sweets. Probably a ton of PB cups, some cinnamon rolls, and those canoe boat/Twinkie things. Mmmm.

    I liked Pangea's page on FB! :)

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  15. I just posted a link on twitter (:
    http://twitter.com/#!/organikkelvis/status/122284717893627905

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  16. I'm just glad to know about the site. I definitely need to check it out. So many awesome products to try! Loving the Dr. Cow.

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  17. And of course I already follow your blog via google!! ;-)

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  18. I liked them on FB as well. And if I don't win, can we please at least get together and try some of the yummy foods????

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  19. Butterfingers were my absolute favorite candy bar as a kid, and I would LOVE to try those peanut butter pillows! I love the idea of topping a cheesecake with them, but I doubt I would want to give any up and would probably just eat them all myself :)

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  20. Everything you posted looks so good. I never really liked white chocolate (why have white when you can have, you know, actual chocolate?) in my pregan days but these days I see "vegan" and "white chocolate" together and get really really excited.

    There was a store around here that was selling Dr. Cow for a while but they stopped carrying it, which broke my heart... thanks for the reminder that it is still available via mail order!

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  21. there are so many things here that i would love to try, especially that dr. cow cheese.

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  22. i follow you on my google reader

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  23. Wow - I want to try the Nut Cheese & Vega Smoothie Mix - I haven't ordered from a vegan store yet, this sounds great!

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  24. I also just liked Pangea of Facebook - and found out they have a sale on Vegan Jerky! I've been wanting to try that!

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  25. Cool giveaway! I'd get the Eli's Earth Bars or Dr. Cow cheese. I've had both and thought they were great, but I agree with you that the cheese is on the very small side. It's hard to have that much restraint to make it last, especially if two people are eating it!

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  26. Awesome giveaway! I've actually never ordered any food items online before, so I'm excited to check out Pangea and anxious to try lots of things that aren't available here in Little Rock! Been particularly interested in the Dr-Cow Nut Cheeses!

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  27. Fantastic giveaway! I'd love to try Dr. Cow because I've never had it. :)

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  28. I also Liked Pangea on Facebook.

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  29. I would love to try those Sweet n' Sara marshmallows. I've only been able to find Dandies.

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  30. I have never had vegan white chocolate and it is probably the only thing that I miss from my omni days. Growing up, it was always my favorite so I know that would be must on my shopping list if I won! The Dr. Cow nut cheese is one that I have heard rave reviews about but it is not available anywhere near me so I would definitely have to order that too!

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  31. I definitely want to try the Dr. Cow Cheese!

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  32. That fillet sandwich looks soo good! I've tried Sophie's vegan calimari and liked them. I'll have to check out the fillets, and I've been wanted to try the Dr. Cow for some time...I've seen it around the blogosphere.

    So many wonderful items!!

    I don't do Facebook, but I do follow you. :)

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  33. http://gumbootscatsvegansnacks.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/vegan-and-so-forth-another-awesome-giveaway/

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  34. So many good choices! I love the Tasty Bite microwave meals, though if I win I would probably order something else since I can easily get those locally, whereas the other stuff is harder to find. I have done all the things on the list! I am not sure how to link to an individual Twitter post, but my Twitter is @choirqueer.

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  35. Wow! What a haul! I've always wanted to order from Pangea but just never have. The cheesecake you made with the Peanut butter pillows looks like perfection! Cheesecake factory eat your heart out! I didn't know where to find white chocolate chips but then I remembered to go try a kosher store (which we have plenty of around here) and jackpot! at $3 a bag it is a great deal too! OK so I now like Pangea on FB and I'm going to blog about this giveaway in my next post :) Yay!! There is so much to choose from on that site but I'd probably go with chocolate and/or cheeze :)

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  36. I am a fan of a good vegan tartar sauce. That sandwich looks mighty tasty.

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  37. I'm also now following your blog. Thanks!

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  38. I'd definitely get Dr Cow cheese!

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  39. I'm so happy to see you made my blondies! That seriously makes my day! Love those things!

    I follow you in Google Reader!

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  40. Man, I would load up on white chocolate chips. I'm in Chicago and even I can't find them.

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  41. I'd sooo love this, and probably drop a lot of it on that Dr. Cow cheese. Oh so good!

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  42. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/cherrycobbler/status/122431418965041152

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  43. I haven't tried Dr Cow, yet, but have been meaning to. I've said this before, I want to come live at your house. :D

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  44. I'd like to try the Field Roast products, specifically the classic meatloaf variety.
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  45. I follow via GFC as Cee!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. I am super curious about Dr.Cow. I have read a couple of posts about it and want to try it, but it is a bit pricey. So many awesome products to choose from.

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  47. I've never heard of Pangea. I will have to go check their website out as soon as I leave your blog. I'm all about those chocolat beans! :0). Actually everything you have listed sounds wonderful.

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  48. I liked Pangea on facebook. The cheesecake looks amazing.

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  49. Love your blog!

    I'd love to order some Halloween candy fpr my kids. Pangea also has the best white chocolate chips!

    I joined thru google connect, like Pangea on FB, tweeted about the contest:

    http://twitter.com/#!/Vegan_Momma

    Vegan_Momma Celeste Hill
    veganandsoforth.blogspot.com/2011/10/free-v… Great giveaway for $40 gift certificate to Pangea!

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  50. I LOVE Pangea!! They've got awesome stuff. Those "Go Picnic" boxes look so cute and I love Dr. Cow, but haven't really been able to afford it recently (like you said, it IS expensive). Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  51. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/TanyaTheViolist/status/122849597776343040

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  52. I like Pangea on FB (as EatingKale)

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  53. I follow you via GFC. (tanyaviola)

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  54. I really miss Twinkies (I know!), so I would love to try the canoe boats!

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  55. Woo-hoo, I love Pangea! If I won, I'd definitely snatch up some of those marshmallows, too. I'd grab a bag of those white chocolate chips; I wish they had butterscotch chips. G loves them and really misses butterscotch desserts. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  56. i would really really like to try dr. cow cheese. i can never seem to find it where i live.

    i google connected, liked pangea and added it to my list here (but wasn't a separate tweet or fresh post or anything, so feel free to not count it as an entry):
    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150340309468886

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  57. I've always wanted to try Dr. Cow's cheese! Good to know it gets your stamp of approval. ;)

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  58. I would love to try a vegan mac n chreese , i have never had one before.

    Ashley

    ahudson9988@gmail.com

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  59. I've been dreaming about those chocolate beans since I first heard of them!

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  60. followed you on Google Friend Connect!

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  61. posted on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/laura8it

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  62. Those strawberry marshmallows look really good!

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  63. I follow you on GFC!!!

    marygouthro AT gmail dot com

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  64. The Vega Smoothie looks awesome!! I've been dying to try their products!!

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  65. I Liked Pangea on Facebook!!

    marygouthro AT gmail dot com

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  66. I just added this feed to my bookmarks. I have to say, I very much enjoy reading your blogs. Keep it up!

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  67. I would buy so many Bug Bites. Those things are tasty.

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  68. Would love to try the fillet patties - and it may be time to give the Dr. Cow Cheeses another try. Wasn't too impressed with the kind I tried a long time ago, but everyone just raves about them, so...

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  69. Now following you on Google Friend connect.

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  70. Just tweeted the giveaway (as wickedliz).

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  71. I would love to get my hands on vegan white chocolate chips!! My son is allergic to dairy and he has NEVER tasted white chocolate!!! This would be so cool!!! The Dr Cow Nut Cheese looks like a fudge!!!

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  72. Just followed you through Google Friend...and I am adding you to my blogroll!~!!!

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  73. how awesome to do this giveaway. Pangea was the original online vegan store that I found out about, and it was such a godsend! I love those little whizzers candies too! :) I love that they have so many different things -from sweeties to vitamins. :)

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  74. I just had one of the go picnic boxes and it was great - I picked it up at a health food store to eat at the airport, and it was a relief to have gluten-free vegan food with me :)

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  75. That Dr. Cow cheese looks awesome!

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  76. I'd love to buy/try Vega's Shake & Go Smoothies if I was the lucky winner!

    jerseygirl1351at aoldotcom

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  77. I like'd' Pangea on facebook.

    jerseygirl1351at aoldotcom

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  78. Great idea! Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll be updating the post text and be sure to include it up there, thanks.

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