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TESTED & RATED! Tesco/Bute Island's NEW vegan cheese range

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on April 20, 2017 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Cheese. Everyone loves it. And it seems that everyone I talk to claims that they couldn’t go vegan because they’d miss it – Not burgers or steak or even bacon. They’d miss CHEESE the most.

The availability, quality and choice of vegan cheese has got better over the past year but still people haven’t been wholly convinced to make the full swap.

So, as if they had heard our cries, supermarket giant...

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All hail #VeggiePret 2: The launch & review

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on April 4, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

If you somehow missed the news, café chain Pret A Manger launched an ENTIRELY vegetarian and vegan store in Soho, London last year. Initially only a temporary pop-up event, the store was in fact so successful that the company decided it should stay. Yay!

But what’s more exciting is that a second Veggie Pret was announced recently and opened its doors for the first time yesterday in Shoreditch, London.

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From TV to the Vegan Kitchen!

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on March 24, 2017 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Last year my mum and I got engrossed in a TV show called ‘The Retreat’ starring DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles (ask your parent’s if you’ve not heard of him!) It followed him and a small group of people with busy, stressful jobs and lives who signed up for a 28-day detox regime on a Thai island. This meant ditching sugar, caffeine, cigarettes AND only eating a raw vegan diet alongside taking Reiki and yoga classes – Basically a BIG change for...

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Vegans <3 Brighton

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on March 13, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I went to my second VegFestUK Brighton at the weekend (and 4th overall with London) and it was, as it usually is, fantastic. (Check out my haul pic on Instagram! - candii_h)

I felt that I couldn’t come away without encouraging people to go to the festival next year but it also got me thinking about how amazing the seaside town is for vegans and offers such a wide range of places to eat and shop.

I live pretty close by and can easily drive d...

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Make sure there are no hidden secrets to your beauty regime...

Posted by Hazel BLOGGER on March 9, 2017 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As you most probably know, veganism is not just a diet it is a lifestyle. When purchasing cosmetics or toiletries, you need to make sure that they do not contain any animal derived ingredients and that the products or ingredients have not been tested on animals by the company themselves or a third party.


Hidden animal-based ingredients may include: beeswax, carmine, pearl powder, silk powder, collagen, elastin, allantoin, lanolin, albumen, cholesterol and gelatine.


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Innocent, not so innocent...

Posted by Hazel BLOGGER on March 4, 2017 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (1)

You may think when picking up your bottle of 'Innocent' juice, you are purchasing a nourishing, pure, drink - which you would assume is vegan. But don't be fooled! These bottles of freshly, squeezed fruit are not VEGAN! It scared me to find out that the company can't guarantee that their juice is suitable for vegans due to the possible shellac content. Nowadays, as vegans we have to check basically any new product, before we buy it - due to sneaky hidden ingredients or contaminants.

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12 Beautiful Fresh Fruits for Beautiful Fresh Skin

Posted by Breanne_PnP on March 2, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Guest Blog Post by - Breanne

Hey guys! Vegan skincare company BioClarity recently released a guide on good, bad, and ugly ingredients found in the most common personal care products. Have you seen it yet?. I thought the list was super interesting and really eye-opening, and got me thinking, what if I can eliminate beauty products from my morning routine altogether? Obviously I still need to do something to take care of my skin, but luckily Mother Nature has ...

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More vegan options! Speak up and make a difference

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on February 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Although people like to think that us vegans love telling every Tom, Dick and Harry that we come across about veganism and the new flavour of Violife that's now in Tesco (guilty), there are many who prefer to stay quiet.

And whilst it is wise to not talk to strangers, we should speak up and not be afraid to ask for vegan options in our local cafés, restaurants, supermarkets and shops! Whether it...

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I'd like you to get to know me...

Posted by Hazel BLOGGER on February 20, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (4)

Hi, My name is Hazel, and I'd like to introduce myself as a new member of the team at Teen VGN, so you will be hearing more from me as I publish my blogs. So, let me tell you a little bit more about me...

I am a very passionate vegan, and I love the lifestyle and I am committed to it . Since I was born, I was brought up as a vegetarian, but transitioned to being fully vegan about 2 years ago - and I would never ever look back!

The main reason that I am ...

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Introduction - My journey to the plant life

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on February 1, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 Hello there! It’s a pleasure to introduce myself as a newbie on the TeenVGN team. I’ll be chatting about all things vegan in future so I'd love it if you stay tuned for more! :) For now though I’d like to share a little about myself and my journey to the plant life…

My name is Candice (I'm the not-quite-so-hairy one in the picture), I am 31 yrs. old (eek!) and I have been vegan since August 2015. I was vegetarian for 2 years before t...

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VGN Youth for the Homeless

Posted by TeenVGN HQ on November 24, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

There's some days when we wake up with ideas that are just the absolute perfect fit for TeenVGN's mission and outreach. Today was one of those days...


What started as an idea to hand out 'care boxes' to homeless people in our local area, snowballed into 'The VGN Project' that could potentially reach homeless people all over...

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We're Hiring!

Posted by TeenVGN HQ on October 31, 2016 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We're looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and hard-working people to become part of the TeenVGN Team.

We have opportunites for all ages and are looking for an Official Tweeter, Official Blogger and a TeenVGN Intern.

Interested? For more information and to fill in an application form just

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88-eightyeight - Product Review

Posted by TeenVGN HQ on September 22, 2016 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Blog Review by TeenVGN's Kylie

We had a special delivery to TeenVGN HQ last weekend. A package from 88-eightyeight.

Everything they sell is 100% vegan. From handbags to back-packs, satchels and more!

This awesome convertible back pack has multiple zip pockets/compartments and is available in a selection of colours.

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Vegan Flag

Posted by TeenVGN HQ on August 31, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (2)

This morning we received an email from Adrian Ling. He is the Managing Director for our Official Partners, Plamil. The subject of his email was "Vegan Flag" - we were intrigued immediately. Straight away we thought to ourselves, how cool would it be if there was a flag that was known worldwide as the symbol for "Vegan"? Cool right? Read on to see Adrian's email to us.


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Hammy Hamster's Top 3 Reasons to love Vegan Chocolate

Posted by TeenVGN HQ on July 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Guest Post by - Moo Free (One of our Camp Sponsors)

As a young mother hamster, I had two dreams: to create chocolate for my lactose-intolerant baby hamster, and to protect my animal friends.


Being unable to choose between the two, I decided the only thing to do was to make delicious vegan ‘milk’ chocolates – but without any milk!


I a...

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