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Dandies air puffed vegan marshmallows

Mine arrived perfectly, and I really like them. I got them free as a coupon code thing. They are light, not grainy, and great flavor. I think I might like these more than s&s as far as marshmallows go. They are fluffier, and not as..intense? I probably wouldn't have intentionally sought these out, but glad to try them. If I wanted marshmallows in the future, I'd probably go for these.

BLASPHEMY.

Ok, no really, I remember when I got them at a conference, and they were totally fluffy and non-grainy. But they melt reaaally easily, and that's when the graininess and everything sticking together happened. I'd be afraid to order them for that reason (I usually take some risk on the shipping method, hehe).

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Dandies air puffed vegan marshmallows

Mine arrived perfectly, and I really like them. I got them free as a coupon code thing. They are light, not grainy, and great flavor. I think I might like these more than s&s as far as marshmallows go. They are fluffier, and not as..intense? I probably wouldn't have intentionally sought these out, but glad to try them. If I wanted marshmallows in the future, I'd probably go for these.

BLASPHEMY.

Ok, no really, I remember when I got them at a conference, and they were totally fluffy and non-grainy. But they melt reaaally easily, and that's when the graininess and everything sticking together happened. I'd be afraid to order them for that reason (I usually take some risk on the shipping method, hehe).

Just get the cold bag! I think I "risked" it without it my very first order, but haven't since (I don't think I had any problems, but still). I think it's worth the $3, and VE is freaking awesome. I love how they send different sized bags depending on what you have to be chilled. I should totally be paid as a PR person.

eta: P's comment about the Dandies vs. S&S was that Dandies weren't "trying as hard"

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When I got the dandies at a conference, they fused/melted together on the way home, so i was pretty wary of ordering them... but still, i think i like s&s better because of their burnability.

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Giovanni Triple Treat Shampoo and Conditioner:  My favority vegan shampoo/conditioner.  It leaves your scalp feeling tingly and refreshed.  I have very fine, oily, very long hair.  This removes the excess oils at my scalp, doesn't dry out the ends, and leaves my hair soft and easy to detangle without weighing it down.  They only complaint I have is the smell.  It doesn't smell bad and isn't strong, but it does leave a minty scent in my hair.  At least I'm not allergic to it. 

Divvies Vegan Chocolate Chips:  These are awesome.  Very smooth and creamy.  My better than what I buy locally.  I won these, but they have a customer now. 

Divvies BingGo! chocolate bars, Benjamint Crunch:  Yummy.  Tastes kjind of like a cross between a Crunch bar and an Andes Mint. 

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I "used some birthday check money" to place an order! This always makes me so excited. I put stuff in my cart last night, thought about it, and was excited to look again this morning. I'm going to get to try that Rossini pizza with the Upton sausage, for one! :D

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The Rossini Pizza with Upton's Naturals sausage is GOOD! The cheese gets very melty. The crust is decent. It sort of reminded me of skating rink pizza, but in a good way. I think I would add some other toppings to it if I ordered it again, but honestly I think I can make a pizza just as good at home. It was a nice treat, though!

The Amy's Kitchen rice mac and cheese is very rich and creamy. I liked it.

Leahey Garden's Mac and Cheese mix is still my favorite of the packaged stuff, though!

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The Rossini Pizza with Upton's Naturals sausage is GOOD! The cheese gets very melty. The crust is decent. It sort of reminded me of skating rink pizza, but in a good way. I think I would add some other toppings to it if I ordered it again, but honestly I think I can make a pizza just as good at home. It was a nice treat, though!

The Amy's Kitchen rice mac and cheese is very rich and creamy. I liked it.

Leahey Garden's Mac and Cheese mix is still my favorite of the packaged stuff, though!

All of these product/reviews can be found in The official dairy alternative review.
It's definitely fine that you put him here, I just wanted to let you know in case you were looking. There's some crossover with the VE stuff!
Mmmm. I ordered some of that mac and cheese, too. I've been wanting to try it, even though I didn't really like daiya...

eta: oops. I forgot that the amy's mac and cheese is in the meatless review with all the amy's stuff.

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Ami Bone Chew Treats for Dogs

Omega 3 Long Life
I got this one for him, too. It's more than twice as big as the small one. He hasn't eaten yet, so I don't know if he'll like it differently. I'll come back, if he tells me anything. I won't get these again, though.

Pro Bio FOS Digestive
(small) Well, Olen ate this. He wasn't too excited about it at first (it seems really hard), but once I broke it in two, he ate it. He didn't tell me that he liked it more than other treats. It might have messed up his tummy, because his poop was bad..but he had other treats, too. Eh.

Nutrilicious Vegan Donuts-Chocolate Frosted Marble Swirl
This is ok. It's basically just like a non vegan packaged chocolate donut. It's moist, and cakey. Pretty good chocolate flavor. Sweet icing. I wouldn't get it again, because it was nothing special.

Butler Soy Curls
delish!!! I like them better than seitan I've had (which isn't saying toooo much), and most definitely a billion times better than TVP (which I don't really like). I rehydrated them in water, then stir fried them for maybe 15-20 minutes with some green beans. I got them good and crispy. Then, I added the Korean BBQ sauce (amazing), and broccoli. They are chewy, and firm. I really like them. I can see how they would be soggy if you didn't stir fry them first.  

Sweet & Sara Rocky Road Bark
I agree that the chocolate is really good. It's dark, with excellent chocolate flavor. However, I would not likely buy this again, because we couldn't taste much else. I mean, I love chocolate, but I want more from a s'mores type bark. The almonds are in there, and good, but kind of masked. I could see the marshmallow, and feel it..but not really taste it. It's good, but not s'moresy. There's nothing graham cracker in it, either.

Q bel Double Dark Chocolate Wafer Bars
Mine were melted when we ate them (not from shipping, shipping is always great with cold pack), but they are pretty good. It's a small package (2 wafer cookies), and it's not spectacular. The chocolate is really good, but there's not much going on. It's just the good chocolate, and some thin wafer pieces. I won't get them again, but a nice treat. Oh, I wouldn't call them anything close to a kit kat.  

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sounds like a disappointing haul =/

regarding probiotics, dogs and cats eat the purina fortiflora like it's crack. of course, it's made by the Man and expensive, but it's fairly cheap on amazon right now.

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sounds like a disappointing haul =/

regarding probiotics, dogs and cats eat the purina fortiflora like it's crack. of course, it's made by the Man and expensive, but it's fairly cheap on amazon right now.

Eh, it wasn't really disappointing, just not a lot of stuff I'd get again. The dairy alt. stuff made it worth it. He doesn't really need a probiotic, I just wanted to get him some treats. : )

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Anyone ordered anything recently? I get the VE itch every few weeks........... : \

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wait... weren't you the one who thought i ordered a lot from these places? i think this thread alone has upped your veganessentials expenses. XP

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Here's my recent order:

Chocalive raw organic vegan truffles - SO Good!! I love these truffles - so far my favorites are the chocolate chip mint & dark chocolate crunch. They feel really good in my system & are absolutely delish! The only one I didn't love was the coconut one, but that may just be a personal preference. I didn't like my sexy chocolate all covered up with grated coconut - it didn't seem to "go."

Dr. Cow's Tree Nut Cheese (aged cashew & dulse) - I'm not sure if it was supposed to taste like it did, but to me it tasted spoiled. There was mold on it. I don't know what raw aged cheese is supposed to be like, but I ended up throwing this out.
NOTE: I just found out that this isn't supposed to taste like this (mine got moldy in transit as I didn't 2-day air ship it). I'd love to hear anyone else's feedback who has tried this!

Daiya 5# bag of cheddar cheese - love it! I buy this big daddy, then put it in several smaller bags to freeze. That's so much more economical than buying the smaller bags.

Sproutein Perfect Protein Superfood by Sprout Living - I  love this! Best ingredients in a protein powder/superfoods drink mix that I've found yet. So excited about taking this with me for my travels.

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Just a sidenote: Vegan Essentials just e-mailed me and told me they were giving me a refund for the raw cheese. I didn't ask for one, so I thought that was really awesome of them! They said it needs to be shipped 2-day air to keep it from going bad (which I didn't do).

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Just a sidenote: Vegan Essentials just e-mailed me and told me they were giving me a refund for the raw cheese. I didn't ask for one, so I thought that was really awesome of them! They said it needs to be shipped 2-day air to keep it from going bad (which I didn't do).

Yes, they are awesome about those things. Did you get the cold pack?

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I did get the cold pack. They said in their letter today that both daiya & the raw cheese need 2-day air not to go bad, but I've never needed anything but a cold pack for the daiya. I always ship it regular ground. I guess the dr. cow raw cheese is just more sensitive or something!

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I've done regular shipping + cold pack for the dr. cow cheese, and it was fine (well... i think it was fine...). a little dried out, def no mold or anything. Maybe the stuff you got was already older stock?

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I was wondering if that was the case. Kind of odd that it had big blue moldy spots all over it, when it arrived cold. Did you like that cheese when you tried it, fauna?

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They must have had a lot of people with spoiled things, because they put a whole paragraph about using 2 day shipping for cold items in the newsletter!

I'm adding all the new things to the list.

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yup, i liked it.

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