Vida Vegan Con 2013 Goodie Bags

As I mentioned on previous post, the Vida Vegan Con goodie bag was so darn big it deserves its own post. So here it is. Mauro and I each got a bag so multiply all this by two. Yay!

Products listed sweeping from left to right:


  1. Allison’s Gourmet – Chocolate Almond Toffee
    I’m not a toffee fan but I couldn’t get enough of these. They were so good!
  2. Hemp Hearts – Hemp Seeds
    I buy these regularly. They’re so yummy sprinkled on anything.
  3. Beanfield’s – Nacho Bean & Rice Chips
    I like these better than corn chips. They’re cheesy and packed with protein too.
  4. Vida Vegan Con Mug
  5. Attune Foods – Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal
    Super crunchy flakes. I love buckwheat as savory dish so it took few tries for me to get used to it as cereal. Now I really like it.
  6. Teese – Fritos and Nacho Cheese sauce kit
    We love Teese! It’s my favorite vegan cheese for pizza and mac ‘n cheese.
  7. Veggie Grill – Chocolate Chip Cookie
    Cookie! Yummy!
  8. Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods – Peaches & Berry Bramble instant oatmeal
    Good instant oatmeal. A little on the sweet side for me (I hardly add sugar to anything), but I love burst of peach and berry flavor.
  9. Food Tastes Good – Sweet Potato Chips
    Tastes good πŸ™‚ Yummy chips.
  10. Stumptown Organics – Kale Chips
    Love kale chips. These are made with hazelnuts from Oregon.
  11. Sheer Glyde – Dam
    Someone was expecting us to have some other kind of fun πŸ™‚ We haven’t tried it yet. We’ll report back.
  12. Beauty Without Cruelty – Moisturizer
    Good non-greasy moisturizer with Vitamin C. I’ll be using it this summer.
  13. Booda Butter – Moisturizer and Lip Balm
    Heavy duty moisturizer. I’ll be using it this winter. Made with real cocoa butter. I love that smell!
  14. Wayfare – Pigout bacon bits
    Adds umami and chunch to dishes and salads.
  15. So Delicious – Chocolate milk
    Chocolate milk is my fave! I love their milks and ice cream.
  16. LaraBar and Lara Über Bar
    The Über bar was not vegan, it had honey in it :-/ LaraBar issued an apology.
  17. Fabe’s – Gluten-Free coconut cookie
    Delish! Tasted like a macaroon.
  18. Jeanette Zeis – Vegan Dish ceramic keychain
    Love this. I’m going to make a necklace out of mine.
  19. Peanut Butter & Co. – Chocolate peanut butter
    I’m a natural peanut butter fiend. I don’t usually like added ingredients, but I have a crush on this stuff. PB & Chocolate? Yes, please!
  20. Gin-Gins – Chews
    Gin-Gins are the bomb! I love quick the heat you get from them.
  21. Nacheez – Cheese sauce
    Small sample to really get a feel for it, but we had some at one of our meals and it was good.
  22. Wholesome – Sugar and agave samples
  23. Go Max Go – Thumbs Up candy bar
    Just like a Butterfinger.
  24. Bob’s Red Mill – Amaranth whole grain
    Yay! A full size bag. We love whole grains. I’m going to try a breakfast cereal with this.
  25. MailChimp – Decorative tape
    Pretty decorative adhesive tape. I can think of so many uses for these. MailChimp has been rocking my email world for years!
  26. PowBab – Antioxidant chew
    Yummy tart chews, kind of like Startbursts but with antioxidants. I don’t use those types of supplements but I’d love these as candy.
  27. Oregon Kombucha – Kombucha starter kit
    I’m not a big fan of kombucha, but it was so thoughtful of them to give such a hefty gift.
  28. Glyde – Flavored condoms
    More safe fun ahead πŸ™‚ It’s nice to know there’s a great company making vegan condoms.
  29. Anti Bad Mood Spray
    Serenity now! Travel size aroma-therapy. I’ve been needing some of this lately.
  30. Vida vegan Con – Schedule and notebook
    Handy. Took lots of notes.
  31. The Great Vegan Bean Book – Recipe sampler
    Beans, beans, the magical fruit πŸ™‚ We’ll definitely be trying recipes from this book to switch things up a bit.
  32. Miscellaneous coupons and recipe books from Upton’s Naturals, Attune Foods, So Delicious and Earth Balance
    I went to the health food store and saved $30 with these coupons. I still have a few more to use. Thank you!
  33. Veggie Grill – Coupon for free meal
    Yay! We got a delicious free dinner at Veggie Grill and we enjoyed every bite.
8 Responses to “Vida Vegan Con 2013 Goodie Bags”
  1. Superfreakinamazing! Thanks for the rundown…good to know which vegan companies to support. πŸ™‚

    • Yes, it was pretty awesome. Almost all the goodies are gone now. So sad πŸ˜‰ I wanted to mention that not all of the companies that make these products are vegan. These are the vegan goodies we got.

  2. ameyfm says:

    what a great post! I love the one-by-one reviews! I still haven’t tried a lot of my goodies… I”m slowly parsing them out. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Amey. I wanted to give all the items some attention, since the companies were nice enough to give us all these freebies. Our double stash is practically all gone, except for the condoms and the dams πŸ™‚

  3. Wow Lydia, you got them all in there! Kudos to you & a big thank you too. Love the little blurbs and commentary. Allison’t Gourmet’s brittle was SO amazing! Loved PureFit bar too. Veggie Grill coupon got me this amazing Kale Salad! Miss ya Lydia! Xo

  4. Heidi says:

    Lydia! Thanks so much for mentioning the mood sprays – I hope you enjoyed your sample. I wanted to attend the conference but it was the same weekend as my wedding. I so enjoyed following all the posts on Instagram and Twitter. Looking forward to getting to know your blog!

    • Heidi,
      Thanks for commenting here and congratulations on your wedding. I’m happy to inform that I am enjoying the sprays. We got a lavender and I can’t remember the other scent at the moment. I LOVE the smell of lavender oil! I’d bathe in it, oh wait, I do buy lavender soap πŸ™‚ So yes, I am enjoying it and keeping bad moods at bay πŸ™‚