The social network for young Vegetarians and Vegans!

The Blog Post New Entry

view:  full / summary

Vegan Food News Round-up: Spring Edition!

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on May 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

There’s been so many new vegan food developments and exciting news in the last couple of months (with much more to come hopefully!) So I thought I’d do a little round-up for anyone who may have missed anything!

Linda McCartney Foods pulled pork burgers now vegan

Whilst they’re not strictly a vegan company, Linda McCartney Foods have a fantastic range of vegan frozen products that are now widely available ...

Read Full Post »

'What The Health' Film - UK Press Premiere

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on May 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

If you thought that ‘Cowspiracy’ was a game-changer for helping encourage the vegan movement then you need to see ‘What The Health’!

What director Kip Andersen’s first documentary did for opening people’s eyes to the environmental impact of the meat, dairy and egg industries, his second does with a focus on the health impact.

Read Full Post »

My Visit: The Retreat Animal Rescue Centre

Posted by Candice BLOGGER on May 2, 2017 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

When I decided to be vegan, I had no problem with changing my diet. But what I did find quite hard was changing my perception and habits regarding visiting animals in zoos, farms and other entertainment parks.

I absolutely love to see animals in person but once I started learning about the cruelty and sadness surrounding zoos etc. it hammered home the message that animals should not be contained. They belong in the wild or wherever their species came from, be it the ...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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.


Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »

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 ...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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 ...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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

Read Full Post »