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Monday, March 19, 2012

Branding, Giveaway

Hey guys! Not much to show today; I ate sort of quick, random meals today, cleaned, collaged, and met a friend for some drinks. Hence I am feeling slightly giddy, slightly talky, and very give-y.
First the ramble: I consider myself very much an anti-consumerist so I find it pretty ironic when I find myself name dropping brands here and there on the blog. As much as I try to DIY, we live in a culture that makes it pretty hard to get away from products and, honestly, I find it hard to not get swept up in the enthusiasm I see on other blogs for certain products sometimes. Trying new things can be fun, although it can get pretty dangerous with someone as OCD as I am who has to try every flavor of every brand, checking each off the list. But anyway, I don't feel bad sharing the brands of food I honestly enjoy and hope other people will too, especially when it supports an independent, vegan company.
Anyway, I'm also (obviously?) not trying to make it big time with this blog but I do pay attention to followers and stats and the like AND recently, I hit 100 followers, which is pretty damn cool (especially since, like I said: OCD), so thanks! I figured it would be fun to do a giveaway to show some love. I'll pick some of my favorite products and maybe a couple I haven't tried myself, box em up and send em to ya. If you win and have any dietary restrictions, obviously I'll respect that too.
Potential Inclusions!:











Haha, okay, maybe those things don't look yr style. I'll discuss the contents of the box with the winner if you want to point me in a specific direction or if there's something specific you'd like that you can't find by you.
So! Giveaway details:
-Leave a comment with yr favorite vegan brand or product (edible or otherwise.) That's all! You don't have to be a follower of the blog. Feel free to share about the giveaway, obviously, but one entry each per person because after that it gets overwhelming.
-I'll leave the giveaway open until Monday, March 26.
-US and Canada only (sorry!)
-Please have a way for me to contact you. If the winner doesn't respond within three days, I'll pick a second name.
Thanks for reading, guys. Have a good night.

29 comments:

  1. Ooh giveaway! Count me in! I love a lot of brands, I will mention that I love the Maine Seacoast sea veggies, so good! (I am a follower too)

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  2. any brand of nooch, although i tend to buy it from bob's red mill. i probably put it in everything i eat except fruit.

    yum.

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  3. Oooh yay for giveaways! I'd have to say my favorite brand at the moment is Larabar. I love that their bars are all natural, few ingredients, vegan (obviously) and damn delicious! It makes it a lot easier for me to get healthy snacks in when I'm working my long weddings.

    Congrats on 100 followers and happy spring!

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  4. Congratulations on your 100; this is the absolute kindest giveaway I've ever seen! I actually feel a bit better seeing that you indulge in a lot of the same things I do, albeit interspersed with much more healthy food than I lean toward (ahem).

    I have to say that after being vegan for so long and enjoying vegan products that have been around for a while (Tofutti, Amy's), my favorite vegan food product is Daiya. Really; I ate way too many cheeseless pies before they came on the scene and they're just fab. It's also the first vegan cheese that I've served to non-vegans without reserve and with great results.

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  5. have you seen the movie "safe"?? talk about making oneself OCD!!
    I sympathize with the anti-consumerist a bit, but then i think we always vote with our money, so when we spend it, it's cool to know good products. also, everyone is at a different place. so even though most of us don't need one more pair of black boots (ahem, me), i still lust over all the new vegan boots and think it's cool that we are transitioning away from using animals in our consumerism. what's cool about a lot of the vegan world is that there seems to be a crossover with trying to keep it green, and seeing more & more recycled, hemp, etc...products. hm....go raw might have to be my fave vegan brand............since i am addicted to their cookies!

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  6. When I saw the bag of figs I admit to feeling a little pang of jealousy. I used to buy them at Costco, but the last few trips they were out of stock so I checked the Web site, and they're out of stock there, too. I don't know why I think we should have all the figs we want, but I sure miss them.

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  7. Congrats on the followers! Two brands come to mind that I buy invariably: Bragg's and Bubbies.

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  8. LOL! We have the same OCD! And dammit for being a SWEDE today. I love contest (especially if I win and the price is food!). Oh well, congrats on all the new followers! WELL DESERVED. You're awesome!

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  9. Wow, 100 is a milestone! I don't eat too many processed foods so I'm going to have to go with Bob's Red Mill! Sometimes I spend a tiny fortune on Bob's stuff when I go the the grocery store.

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  10. Congratulations! I'd attribute your success to your phenomenal eats and wit. :)

    I don't think I have a favorite brand, to be honest! Is that weird?

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  11. That's awesome that you just got 100 followers! You have a ton of great food pictured and I don't really have a favorite brand. Can it be anything that's a whole food & organic? Throw it being local in there and it's perfect, IMO. :)

    I've been addicted to those peanut butter cups lately. Mmmm.....

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  12. I'm in love with nutritional yeast!!!

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  13. Congratulations on getting 100 followers! I have such a hard time choosing my favorite vegan brand... Hmmm... Well, for a special sweet treat, I have to say Sjaak's Almond Butter Cups (organic, fair trade, and so darn yummy!!!) are my favorite!

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  14. Oooh, this sounds so delicious! Believe it or not - my all time favorite vegan product is Justin's dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Holy yum. SO GOOD. You're nuts for giving them away ;)

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  15. Oh goodness, there are so many vegan brands that I live, this will be impossible to pick a favorite. Sunshine burgers, raw revolution bars, bumble bars, pro bars, almond breeze, almond dreams yogurt (this stuff is knew, if you haven't tried it you must!),go raw, artisana (did you hear about the new spreads they're going to start shipping out next month??), bobos oat battalion, alternative baking company, purely Elizabeth...... Just to name a few. I especially love the smaller more local brands that you typically don't find at whole foods, you know the brands that you usually only find in smaller natural markets.

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  16. Oh goodness, there are so many vegan brands that I live, this will be impossible to pick a favorite. Sunshine burgers, raw revolution bars, bumble bars, pro bars, almond breeze, almond dreams yogurt (this stuff is knew, if you haven't tried it you must!),go raw, artisana (did you hear about the new spreads they're going to start shipping out next month??), bobos oat battalion, alternative baking company, purely Elizabeth...... Just to name a few. I especially love the smaller more local brands that you typically don't find at whole foods, you know the brands that you usually only find in smaller natural markets.

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  17. Congrats on the 100 followers - that is pretty damn cool! I love those Go Raw cookies - my favorite is the "carrot cake" flavor. I love following your blog -- your humor brightens my day. :)

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  18. Congrats on hitting 100 followers! Currently, my favorite products are anything in the coconut milk line from Turtle Mountain.

    Those PB cups look pretty good though...

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  19. Count me in the So Delicious fan club...their Turtle Trails rock my world!

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  20. Fun giveaway! I'm a vegan brand whore. I'm gonna have to go with Gardein as my fave. But honestly, I could name about five more companies that would tie as my fave. But I won't bore you.

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  21. I usually don't bother entering giveaways, but for you I'll make an exception. How big of me, huh? Seriously, you have a great blog that I, and obviously, at least 100 other readers, enjoy. I also appreciate your visiting and commenting on my blog too.

    I guess I would say that my favorite vegan food brand is Earth Balance Soy-free Buttery Spread. I never thought I would find an adequate vegan butter, but EB definitely is it. As a cookie baker and eater, I really appreciate Earth Balance helping me to continue making yummy vegan ones.

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  22. DIY is the way to be, but it doesn't mean Do EVERYTHING Yourself. Nothing wrong with a little brand loyalty if they make awesome, responsible, vegan products. :)

    Right now I'm kind of obsessed with the new Sambazon protein drinks... I'd have one every day if they weren't so darned expensive.

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  23. Wutttt! You think those things don't look like our style? Shit, you have Emmy's lemon-ginger macaroons on there! THOSEAREMYFAVOURITE.

    But anyway, 100 followers is pretty rad, but you totally deserve it. Deserve way more, actually. Your blog is so real. Fo R-eA-L. No seriously, I'm really glad that you found my blog (almost a year ago now). I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts :)

    I don't really eat a lot of pre-packaged stuff, so I guess I don't have a favourite vegan brand. Well, I like those Emmy's macaroons. Oh! Hail Merry's desserts are so effing good too. Never tried a Justin's Peanut Butter cup. But I know that Ashlae up there is obsessed with those things. I should probably give them a try one day.

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  24. i feel like i've been trapped in a 50s bomb shelter because i've never tried any of those products you picked up! mostly i think because i try to keep the grocery bills low, but also likely because i live 4 hours from the closest whole foods. hah.

    earth balance though has been a staple in my fridge though since discovering it years ago. that and i think i'm a new sunwarrior convert. {so much for the grocery bills!}

    congrats on hitting 100 maud - those folks know where it's at :)

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  25. I loooove Coconut Bliss ice cream!

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  26. I definitely love So Delicious.And probably Wild Garden hummus as it was the first I have ever tried! YUM. All of these products look damn good.

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  27. We're big whole food vegans, so we don't buy a lot of premade stuff, but as lame as it sounds the Sabra hummus and the La Victoria Medium Taco Sauce (fancy ketchup!) are always in the cart. We are not proud, but we are vegan.

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  28. Ttrockwood@yahoo.comMarch 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    My favorite vegan food is definatly anything at Stogo in the east village! Love the coconut based "ice cream" the best.... Although TJ's purple carrot beet juice and Amazing Grass (cremecicleflavor) is also part of my day!

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  29. I love Parma brand vegan parmesan. It is amazing on salads!

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