Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ready For A Pounding?

Date: Tuesday, September 30
The Delivery: Vegan cakes from the freezer section, raw chocolate bars
Staff Pick: There's a little secret brewing over at Amy's Kitchen that we might tell you about and it might involve vegan pound cake

The DL: Two brand-new delicious cakes will be unleashed into vegandom in the very near future. Are you prepared?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Ancient Obsession

Date: Monday, September 29
The Delivery: Tea sampler, adorable doggie-pampering goods, savory olive jerky, and even more raw chocolate!
Staff Pick: The people over at Gnosis Chocolate are clearly highly intelligent beings as proven by their foresight at shipping us a gajillion boxes of raw chocolate—we like that

The DL: The ancient Aztecs knew that chocolate, or “xocoatl,” pronounced as “shoco-latle,” would become the only bean worshiped by vegan women, as evidenced by our pyramid-like chocolate bars formation.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tea-rrific Friday

Date: Friday, September 26
The Delivery: Seasonally spiced teas, indulgent tea travel kits, a natural allergy blocker, raw and clean-living books
Staff Pick: This delightfully drowsy travel kit from The Republic of Tea promises you some sweet zzz's

The DL: If you're stuck flying coach for the next four hours sandwiched between a howling toddler and Chatty Cathy, slapping-on an eye mask, earplugs, and drinking some relaxing tea is a subdued hint to your neighbors to please hush. If that doesn't work, you could always squirt them with your pillow spray.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pretty Pores Please!

Date: Thursday, September 25
The Delivery: Fruit-scented, facial-care mask and scrub
Staff Pick: This cruelty-free duo by derma e promises to leave your skin fresh and radiant

The DL: Totally vegan? Check. No animal testing? Check. Dead Sea Salts? Check. Pesky parabens-free? Check. Yummy smell that makes you want to slather it on right now? Check.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cacao Crazy

Date: Wednesday, September 24
The Delivery: Fair-trade, raw chocolate bars
Staff Pick: Willy Wonka would be proud to serve these golden-ticket-wrapped bars by Stirs The Soul

The DL: We are really hoping to reap the health benefits that come with consuming this antioxidant-rich, raw chocolate, or else we might feel guilty eating all these scrumptious treats.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chocolaty Blessings!

Date: Tuesday, September 23
The Delivery: Friendly veggies coloring book, natural facial clay mask, and raw chocolate
Staff Pick: Who needs Prozac when you've got a bag of raw-chocolate morsels by Sacred Chocolate?

The DL: So you may be wondering why we are receiving so much raw chocolate lately—as if we needed any excuse. It's got seratonin-builders in it! Umm, okay, maybe that's not the real reason.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Devoutly Decadent

Date: Thursday, September 18
The Delivery: Sumatran flying squirrel, hefty raw-chocolate bars, and edifying parrot tales
Staff Pick: Tempting truffles aside, we're intrigued by this 90-percent-cacao bar by Righteously Raw

The DL: How they do it, we don't know, but somehow these righteous chocolatiers used magic to create caramel-smothered truffles dipped in raw chocolate. We're not worthy!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Smells Like Flipper

: Monday, September 15
The Delivery: Pungent veggies-of-the-sea and a bizarre-looking book
Staff Pick: Fragrantly fishy Dulse, a wild Atlantic sea vegetable

The DL: Apparently, there's a lot of demand out there for edible seaweeds. Don't be put-off by the fish-bowl smell; the packagers claim it's good for you.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Blissful Bites

: Friday, September 12
The Delivery: Transcendental rap CD and unique chocolate bars
Staff Pick: Hand-made, crushed-tea chocolate bars by Choclatea

The DL: This late-Friday arrival really boosted employee morale at the VNHQ, as well as our endorphin levels.

Lush Late Arrival

: Thursday, September 11
The Delivery: Assortment of fancy wines from South America
Staff Pick: Happy-hour-inspiring red wines from Haras de Pirque

The DL: A few members of our staff might have tackled the box of Haras imported wines from Chile that arrived late today. Luckily, no one was (seriously) injured. We later discovered that only Haras' red wines are vegan-approved.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tricks and Treats

: Thursday, September 11
The Delivery: Eco books and ghoulishly gourmet chocolates
Staff Pick: Halloweeny peanut butter bites from Sjaak's Organic Chocolates

The DL: It's hard to believe All Hallows Eve is already fast-approaching! Gourmet ghouls all over will want to bring these organic, fair trade, vegan Halloween chocolates along for when they get the monster munchies.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Snack Attack

Date: Wednesday, September 10
The Delivery: Sassy vegan books and snack cups
Staff Pick: Sweet fruits gel snacks by Cool Cups

The DL: If you were a JE**O-lover of yore, finally, there's a gelatin-free alternative for you! You won't find any nasty boiled-hoof parts in these vegan fruit gels.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Vegan Vampires Beware

: Tuesday, September 9
The Delivery: Shiny, electric garlic roaster
Staff Pick: Mini garlic roaster by Roasted Garlic Express

The DL: Here at the VNHQ we have some serious garlic afficionados who will be anxious to give this sleek model a try. Breath mint anyone?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sensory Overload!

: Monday, September 8
The Delivery: Utilitarian blender, totes, veggie peelers, tasty soy milks, awesome sandwich spread, crazy fudge, cute books, pro-activist DVDs, and green body products (phew!)
Staff Pick: Delectable, freakin' butterscotch fudge from Allison's Gourmet

The DL: We had the motherlode of cool items delivered today, but consider us hypnotized the moment we laid eyes on this late arrival—new vegan fudge! There's one box for each of us, right?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Vitamins to the Rescue

: Friday, September 5
The Delivery: Vital vitamins and a book about horses
Staff Pick: Get your daily recommended dose with these Raw Vitamins

The DL: It's late Friday afternoon and our stamina's totally zapped, so we're hoping these raw vitamins help perk us up.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's A Shoe-In

Date: Thursday, September 4
The Delivery: Clean beauty products, enviable vegan shoes, and a killer cookbook
Staff Pick: Snazzy, faux-snakeskin-and-suede peep-toe heels by Olsen Haus Shoes

The DL: We have yet to find a woman who doesn't go weak in the knees at the site of faux-suede, designer heels proudly declaring their vegan status. Need I say more? Now stop pawing at the screen.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hello Peanut Butter!

: Tuesday, September 2
The Delivery: Inspirational cookbook, a save-the-world how-to, and peanut butter duos.
Staff Pick: Jelly's best friend: Earth Balance Natural Peanut Butter

The DL: Inspired recipes and saving the world books are all good, but slather us in peanut butter and we're a happy crew.