I’ve been very busy the last two weeks, working and keeping up with everything else I’ve been a bit rubbish about posting on here recently, sorry!
When I’ve had a full day at work I always like to munch something when I get home so I have energy to clean my house before I cook dinner later on. This will be a review of some snacks I bought recently. It’s a bit dangerous because the WHSmiths in the hospital stocks quite a few vegan snacks and they are expensive.
Firstly I just wanted to say that it finally happened, I finally found a vegan bar containing dried fruit which I actually like. Those of you who have been following my reviews for a while now will know that this is a minor miracle! It’s the Nakd cocoa delight, this bar was really delicious. It still had the date taste but the cocoa overpowered it to the point where I felt comfortable eating it. It wasn’t bitter either, the bar was quite sweet. The texture was soft although the bar did have little bits in it which were a little annoying. It’s also naturally flavoured, 1 of your 5 a day and gluten free, with no added sugar. I paid 99p for the 35g bar, on sale from £1.29.
Ingredients: Dates 48%, cashews 29%, raisins 17%, cocoa 6%, a hint of natural flavouring.
The next thing I bought was a Seed and Bean bar, the organic fine dark chocolate with lemon and cardamom. The bar smells very much of lemon, and the taste is just as strong. While I found the lemon tempered some of that bitterness you get from dark chocolate it was just too strong a taste for me. The cardamom added a level of spice that I wasn’t comfortable eating in chocolate. I just think that this bar is not for me, when I was eating it I couldn’t help thinking it felt like when you breathe in lemon scented cleaner, it almost didn’t feel edible. Never mind, I’ve seen that Seed and Bean make a lavender bar and that is right up my alley. I paid £2.29 for the 85g bar.
Ingredients: Cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, cardamom (2%), lemon oil (<1%), vanilla extract.
Finally I picked up another pack of almond and peanut Propercorn, which I’ve already reviewed but as it was two pack for £1.50 I also grabbed a pack of their fiery Worcester sauce and sun dried tomato flavour. I was inwardly sobbing that their coconut and vanilla variety is not vegan friendly. The fiery popcorn has a real kick to it, the kind which tickles in your throat. They don’t hold back with the flavour, which is gorgeous, by the way. Once again the popcorn was perfectly popped, no nasty kernels in the bottom of the packet.
Ingredients: Popped corn, rapeseed oil, tomato, sugar, salt, natural flavourings, rice flour, cayenne and pimento pepper, vinegar, onion, sun-dried tomato, garlic, worcester sauce, lemon juice.
Hope you’ve had a fantastic day, the weekend is almost here!