Friday Favourites: The Vurger Co, Eat Vive and The Humble Co
Hello and welcome to my Friday favourites!
I’m constantly criticising myself for not being able to share enough of passions and true self with you all. Although I love Instagram, there’s only so much you I share in my once or twice daily posts. There’s also a lot more to me than a quick shot of my breakfast! Over the past months I’ve realised one of the things I love about My Life Is For Living is my ability to share and inspire. Whether it’s a new found place, a particular product, a recipe, a person or an event, I’d love to help you find those hidden gems, to decipher between the good and the bad, or maybe the worthwhile and the why bother? Lots of you often ask me for advice, so I figured, a regular “Friday favourites” blog post would be a great place to start.
As ever, all the opinions shared are entirely my own and I’m not sponsored to say anything either way. I’m choosing to share things I love and truly believe in myself. Authenticity is key in today’s crazy world. So believe me when I say this, if it’s a Friday favourite then it really is currently #oneofmyfavouritethings (on that note - have you seen The Sound of Music? That truly is one of my favourite childhood films!).
Anyway, without further ado, kicking off the first Friday favourites are:
1. The Vurger Co:
As lots of you know already, I love The Vurger Co and all that they do. I don’t think I’d be crazy enough to work four days back to back at a festival with them if I didn’t! Run by Rachel and Neil, this is a London start up I’d really recommend you check out. They’ve been running a number of market stalls and pop ups over the last year (in fact they are celebrating their 1st year as The Vurger Co with the gorgeous Laura from Votch tonight) and have just recently launched a campaign on Crowdcube and raised an incredible £300k investment in 77 hours. Their plan is to open their very own restaurant here in London over the next year so stay tuned for update!
I’m not usually a burger fan, but The Vurger Co completely changed that for me. Their aim is to help everyone access delicious and indulgent plant based fast food. They make their seriously delicious burger patties from vegetables, seeds, nuts and legumes and use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. To give you a taste of what you’re in for – here’s my current favourite – the MLT: baked mushroom and borlotti bean patty topped with a sundried tomato, basil and walnut pesto, rocket, a slice of fresh tomato and ketchup.
Here are a few pictures from my many Vurger Co visits…
2. Eat Vive:
My second favourite is a new brand of snack bars I’ve been tucking into recently. Eat Vive contacted me and kindly offered to send me a box of their snack bars to try. As soon as I tried their bars, I couldn’t wait to share about them! They’re really tasty and are made of such simple ingredients.
They come in four flavours:
- Almond & Coconut - a classic, but so delicious.
- Cacao Orange - subtle, a spot on.
- Lemon Burst - unique and such a welcome change.
- Peanut Butter Jelly - my favourite, because peanut butter is life.
Each bar contains 10g of protein and is suitable for most dietary requirements as they’re dairy free, gluten free, soya free and vegan. Peanut Butter Jelly is my current favourite (especially when topped with a layer of crunchy peanut butter), but they are all really good.
Currently the bars are only available direct from the Eat Vive website. They come in single flavor boxes of 8 bars or in a mixed box of 8, which contains 2 bars of each flavour. You can either make a one-time purchase or subscribe to receive a box every 2 or 4 weeks. Eat Vive kindly offered me a discount code for 20% off (do you think I can use it myself?!) - so if you’re keen to give them a try then please feel to use the code ‘mylifeisforliving20’. Please do drop me a message or tag me on Instagram to let me know how you get on if you do!
*The only thing I’m not so keen on is the Eat Vive slogan ‘eat clean stay full’ as I try to avoid the ‘clean eating’ label… Nevertheless, they’re definitely worth giving a go. This particular bar helped me through a long evening at Wilderness Festival last weekend!
3. The Humble Co
Finally I wanted to tell your about The Humble Co. Billions of plastic toothbrushes are discarded annually, contributing to our ever-growing rubbish dump problem in either landfills or our ocean. The Humble Co a wonderful eco-friendly Swedish company who have designed 100% biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes. If you use one of these, instead of even having think about recycling your toothbrush when you’re done with it, you can now throw it onto your compost instead! What’s more, bamboo is naturally antibacterial, which means there’s no need to use fertilisers or pesticides during its cultivation.
I’ve just switched to using a blue brush after throwing away my first pink brush. The Humble Co recommended that you change your brush every 3 months as they is because they use a more degradable nylon called Nylon 6. This is a higher grade nylon than the nylon used in most toothbrushes, as it is “ideally suited for dentistry but also degrades over time and can be processed through regular waste channels.”
If that isn’t enough to inspire you to find one, then wait for this. Every Humble purchase goes towards funding a project for children in need of oral care. Thwy do this via the support of the Humble Smile Foundation that delivers comprehensive, preventive oral care in sustainable projects in the most vulnerable communities around the world.
As far as I’m aware, Humble Brushes are currently available in Holland & Barrett, Waitrose, and Ocado, and they’re launching into Coop soon in the UK too!
Well there you have it, my first Friday favourites. These three are certainly #afewofmyfavouritethings. The post turned out a little longer than I’d planned, but I felt inspired to share more than just a few lines about each. If you’ve got any recommendations for what you think I should feature on my Friday favourites then either comment below, on Instagram, or drop me a private message and I’ll get back to you. As you know, I’m always keen to try new things…
Until next time,