Hell is being a vegan in Green Bay
October 13, 2010 8:34 AM Subscribe
Vegan care package for a male college freshman: Products? Mail order sites? GO!
posted by Madamina to food & drink (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to cultivate better relationships with my younger cousins. My cousin C. is a freshman at a small liberal arts college about 1.5 hours from home, and I'd like to send him some stuff. Price range: let's say $40, tops.
Catch 1: He's been vegan for a year or so. (This may have changed with dorm life, but I'll assume it hasn't -- I recall that it wasn't for any particular ethical or nutritional reasons, though.)
Catch 2: Even though it'd be way easier, I'd rather not just ask his mom what he likes, or even tell her that I'm doing this. There's a lot of tangled family crap behind this (specifically: she's in a terrible depression swing, and the whole family treats us all like we're 5). I really want these relationships to be separate from our normal family structure, so we can begin to interact like independent adults and support each other.
So what are some good vegan things to send him, knowing that he will maybe share them with his friends and is still a mildly picky eater? Everything I've seen through Google seems to be based on "healthy eating" or things that seem more suited to career people/home cooks with more refined palates. Zingerman's really only has vegan gummi bears :(
I'd like to either order a bunch of stuff from a single site to get it mailed or pick some stuff up locally (we have Whole Foods and a thriving local co-op) and send them that way. Suggestions for other things to tuck in there would also be wonderful.