We got blogger Charlie, Distracted to review The Vegan Tuck Box here are her thoughts below.
Before I start, it is important to know that this review is written by a non-vegan. And when I say non-vegan, I mean somebody who really enjoys a steak and would ideally put cheese on everything (except maybe cereal). The Vegan Tuck Box is therefore not something that would usually be on my radar, but it’s a great opportunity to learn about some better alternatives to the junk I might usually snack on. Here’s what was in this month’s box:
Freedom Vegetarian Mallow Choc Dips
Served up in a handy snack pack, the marshmallows are not as chewy and sticky which is presumably down to not using gelatine, they are however just as sweet and perfectly bite sized. The dairy-free chocolate dipping sauce had the bitterness of dark chocolate and I could have easily eaten it with a spoon (or my finger, to be honest).
Tree Hugger Citrus Bubblegum
It’s difficult to not compare vegan snacks to non-vegan, but where these bubblegums are concerned they are remarkably similar to ones I’ve eaten before. The flavour is not overly strong so they’re pretty inoffensive, although the shell is a little gritty. Once that dissolves, you can happily blow bubbles as if it was Hubba-Bubba.
Premium Chocolatiers Peanot Butter No No’s
I thought that these would be rather similar to peanut butter M&Ms aka one of the best sweets every invented, but I was really quite disappointed. Don’t expect a crispy shell and these don’t have dairy free chocolate inside, rather it is the peanot butter which is mushy and only faintly tastes of peanut butter.
Chia Charge Cacao and Cranberry Protein Bar
Protein bars can be so stodgy and heavy, but this has a soft and chewy texture from the dried fruits that make up a large part of its consistency. Thankfully, it actually did taste like cranberry but without being sickly sweet, and it has a delicious crunchiness from the chia and sunflower seeds.
Generally, if I’m drinking cold coffee it is in martini format and I have to say I’ve actually never tried soy milk. It’s incredibly convenient in a can format, but I’m afraid I just do not like soy milk – it made the coffee smell and taste slightly off. For a quick fix, dairy-free caffeine solution on the go, it definitely will do the job.
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