Tuesday, 19 May 2015

National Vegetarian Week 2015 - Win Seed & Bean Chocolate


 National Vegetarian Week
Happy National Vegetarian Week! Whether you're vegetarian, vegan or just veg-curious, Vegetarian Week is a great time to try out new foods and test out some mouth-watering, meat-free recipes on the family. Being vegetarian these days doesn't mean living on lentils, even though some people still have these out-dated misconceptions.

When I went fully veggie over 20 years ago, meat-free convenience foods were in their infancy and you had to go to a health-food store to buy them. Dried TVP mince and Sos-Mix were a couple of the limited range of products available; there were no ready-made veggie sausages, burgers or Quorn products available in supermarkets (that makes me sound old!).

These days, there's a great range of fresh and frozen veggie/vegan-friendly products available, and a wealth of cook books, blogs and apps to inspire you to cook an exotic range of cuisines. I've been particularly encouraged to see so many new young, vegetarian and vegan food bloggers in the (social)media lately. After a lull in vegetarianism, and a rise in the interest and popularity of so called ethically-raised meat, it seems that being vegetarian/vegan is becoming fashionable again.

I hope you'll take a look at some of my recipes and those on the Vegetarian Society website and recipe app and maybe share them with your friends and families, to show them that vegetarian food doesn't need lots of weird fancy ingredients to make it taste good!

To celebrate the week, and to keep in with the share theme, I'm sharing some delicious organic and award-winning Seed and Bean Chocolate with you, by hosting a give-away.
 Seed & Bean
This year Vegetarian Week is all about sharing delicious vegetarian food with friends, family and colleagues, exploring all the amazing tasty offerings that can be enjoyed. 
At Seed and Bean we believe in courageous chocolate. Creating, exciting, vibrant flavours, with no ‘hints of’ or ‘flavourings’. If we can’t use real, we don't make it. Bars include Chile, Lime, Coffee, Coconut, Cornish Sea Salt, Raspberry, Cardamom, Poppy Seed, Hemp and are available in either milk, white or dark, with 12 being suitable for vegans. 
Some flavour combinations are smooth and easy on the palette, some will rocket your taste buds - but whatever takes your fancy we can promise that Seed and Bean will change your chocolate life forever.
I tried out three of their dark, dairy-free varieties including pumpkin seed and hemp oil, hazelnut, and sea salt. Some of the flavour combinations might sound a bit adventurous, but you won't be disappointed. The dark chocolate is amazingly smooth and rich, and contrasts well the the additional flavourings. With distinctive recyclable, matt packaging in a rainbow of colours, the bars are easy to spot in-store; Seed and Bean chocolate is stocked in Waitrose, Planet Organics, Whole Food Markets, and on line at www.seedandbean.co.uk with a RRP £2.49 for an 85g bar.

To win 4 bars of Seed and Bean chocolate, just enter the Rafflecopter widget below, and leave me a comment telling me which bar you'd most like to try. Please also mark your entry 'vegan' if you wish to win dairy-free chocolate only. Competition ends midnight Wednesday 27 May 2015. UK ONLY

Integrity Statement
I received a selection of complimentary chocolate bars from Seed & Bean to review and give-away. I was not required to, or paid to promote the Vegetarian Week. All views expressed are my own.

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59 comments:

  1. I would love to try the poppy seed one.

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  2. Love to try poppy seed

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  3. Sea salt sounds good to me :)

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  4. Vegan - Mandarin and Ginger Dark Chocolate Bar

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  5. Chocolate Raspberry & Vanilla

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  6. I'd love to try the Coffee Expresso flavour!

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  7. Coffee expresso would be my first option although I would love to try the hemp ones too - oh who am I kidding it's chocolate!! I would love to try any and all of them :)

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  8. I am into coconut at the moment so the one with raspberry

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  9. I want to try the extra dark :)

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  10. My husband loves coffee. I'd like the opportunity to show him that non-cow chocolate tastes good!

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  11. i would like to try the coconut bar :)

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  12. These ALL sound delicious but I think I'm probably won over by the Lavender bar. Then again, the Cornish Sea Salt sounds good too. And the Mint. And the Hazlenut and Almond. Oh dear! I'm vegan so would happily demolish ALL the vegan ones :D

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  13. Raspberry and Vanilla Creamy White Chocolate Bar X

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  14. Coffee sounds good for me x

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  15. Hazelnut would be my choice. Thanks for the chance. :) <3

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  16. Coffee is the one I would try first - they all sound wonderful!

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  17. Coffee Espresso would be my first choice

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  18. I would love to try the Coconut one - Brilliant competition :-) All entered, thank you very much!

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  19. Sicilian Hazelnut Dark Chocolate

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  20. I would like to try the salt and lime one, sounds delicious. There are so many I would like to try. Yum.

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  21. would love to try the rich milk chocolate bar

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  22. any of the dark chocolate variety

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  23. I had some chili chocolate when I visited Belgium. It's a weird idea, but works surprisingly well.

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  24. Ooh, coconut sounds yummy!

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  25. I've been vegetarian for over 20 years too and it is amazing just how much the availability of recipes and meals out has changed - interestingly I think the growth of vegan options has made vegetarian seem less extreme than it once was seen - though I can still be surprised when meals are all meat at a restaurant or I meet someone who just eats meat at every meal but this is far less common than it used to be. and I have tasted the seed and bean chocolate and love it

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  26. Hard choice, but I would love to try the Coconut and Raspberry first!

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  27. I'd like to try the coconut

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  28. Organic Coconut & Raspberry Extra Dark Chocolate Bar please!!

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  29. Would love to try Poppy Seed ... they all sound yummy ♥♥ Fingers Crossed ♥♥

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  30. Organic Fairtrade Mandarin and Ginger Dark Chocolate Mini Bar

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  31. I would like to try the Lime sounds different

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  32. Coconut and raspberry :)

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  33. Cornish Sea salt sounds delicious
    Sheila Reeves @CakeReev

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  34. Sea salt sounds good to me!

    Trevor Linvell

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  35. Cornish sea salt sounds lovely

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  36. Coffee Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  37. Pumpkin seeds and hemp oil please x

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