Today is yet another vegan snack review, if you haven’t already noticed I love a good snack, not that I don’t eat properly, but I have a plan with my GP to put on more weight. Today we have a protein flapjack and two types of crisps.
I have been waiting to try Trek’s banana bread flapjack for ages, every time I order it Tesco is always sold out but last week it finally arrived at my door! The bar is crunchy with soft pockets of sweet banana, the flapjack was more crunchy than chewy but this is because of the soya protein crunchies. I would have preferred a chewier flapjack but will put up with a bit of crunch in return for a bit more protein. The flapjack is fairly moist for one with such a crunch. The bar has a slight health food taste about it but this isn’t very strong so I didn’t mind it. Each flapjack contains 10.2g of protein which is great, it’s a lovely little snack that you can keep in your bag for on the go eating. I paid 90p for the 50g bar.
Ingredients: Gluten free oats (23%), rice syrup, soya protein crunchies (soya protein, tapioca starch, salt) (17%), vegetable oils (palm, sunflower, coconut, rapeseed), dried banana pieces (banana, rice flour) (10%), soya flour, raw cane sugar, salt & natural flavourings.
I also picked up a pack of Eat Real sour cream and chive quinoa chips, this little packet of chips is labelled for vegans on the front, which is always nice. The crisps have the texture and flavour of Quavers but with an after taste of quinoa. The flavour is strong and they are crunchy but they melt away. They are absolutely delicious and I will be buying more packs and trying more of the flavours in the range. I paid 70p for the 30g pack.
Ingredients: Quinoa flour, corn flour, rice flour, corn starch, lentil flour, pea flour, sugar, salt, sour cream & chive seasoning (rice flour, onion powder, salt, sugar, yeast extract powder, natural flavouring, garlic powder, herb (chive), citric acid).
Finally, I picked up a pack of Yushoi Snapeas in the smoked salt and Szechuan pepper flavour, I have never seen these before and was interested to try them. When I opened the packet the smell was very smokey, which was a promising start, they had a very Asian taste. I’m not an Asian food expert but the flavours tasted authentic, at least to me. They are quite salty and the chilli is very powerful, they also had a little sharpness from the vinegar. It was interesting to eat these flavours in crisp form when I’d usually have them in noodles, the pea crisps were also really delicious. It was a 10/10 for me. I paid £1 for the 105g pack, on offer.
Ingredients: Green peas (68%), rapeseed oil, rice (8%), seasoning (salt, yeast extract, maltodextrin, tomato powder, spices, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, spirit vinegar powder (wheat gluten), flavouring, smoked salt, citric acid, spice extracts, Szechuan pepper), calcium carbonate.
Hope you’ve had a fantastic week,