Vegan Package Swap is celebrating SIX editions this month and we’ve asked our swappers to guest write for us about their experiences. Here’s the first guest post, from our good friend Natacha, who is living in the UK. And, yes, VPS is not just for vegans, it’s for everyone, but remember that ALL products in the packages MUST BE VEGAN – All About Vegan Food / Vegan Package Swap
I’m here to tell you about the Vegan Package Swap (VPS) as a non-vegan. That’s right, I’m merely a vegetarian. VPS was founded by a family of friends, which I thought was a great idea and earned my support the second I heard about it.
It was also a little light in my world as a new mum. My son was born with mild dairy-intolerance due to his reflux. That meant I had to cut out the obvious – cheese, milk, yoghurt – but also the delicious – cookies, cake, ice cream. How did I do it? The VPS has given me the opportunity to give in to my sweet tooth, without feeling guilty or compromising my son’s health.
Discovering new foods and treats from other countries appealed to the traveler in me. I love meeting new people and discovering new foods from all over the world. The VPS is a fun way to “travel” without leaving the country. I had food from Australia and a few from the US. I prefer choosing worldwide shipping as it might give me a chance to discover food from Brazil or Vietnam, for example. I am very enthusiastic about this project and can’t help but feel a small rush of excitement every time I get “paired up”.
On the flip-side, having to send out a package has also motivated me to discover vegan products in my own country. Products I might not have looked for before the VPS. It helps me eating better and makes my transition so much easier.
For me, it’s basically an all-win situation; it’s fun, I learn about products in my country and I discover vegan food from another country. I’m in! Are you?