I finished work at 7:30 am this morning so it’s probably safe to assume that I’ve been asleep for most of the day. I’m looking forward to doing more over the next two days.
Today I am reviewing some vegan sweet treats, although I prefer fruit or savoury snacks I do enjoy eating some sweet products once in a while.
I picked up a pistachio flapjack from Wholebake at The Grape Tree. I reviewed another of their flapjacks here, as well as a bunch of other snacks. It had the same thickness and texture as the other flavour, with a very sugary feel. It is very sweet and the nuts inside are soft. I wished that there were more nuts and they had a stronger flavour because I really love pistachios. It’s also gluten free so if you have an intolerance or are avoiding gluten then you should give this brand a try. I paid 89p for the 80g flapjack.
Ingredients: gluten free oats (43%), golden syrup, vegetable oil (palm, rapeseed), sugar, soya flour, pistachio nuts (4%), salt, natural flavouring.
My mother bought me these dark chocolate peanut butter bites from The Gluten Free Bar. These are little chocolate balls with a peanut coating. They are soft to bite into with just a little crunch, the taste is strong but not overpowering and they are sweet but not too sweet. Overall they are really delicious and I would eat them again, I’m also interested in trying more of their bars and bites. The 113g packet cost £3.99.
Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, toasted cashews, complete protein blend(brown rice protein, pea protein), organic agave nectar, toasted coconut, organic crisped brown rice, dates, organic sunflower seeds, golden flaxseed, natural coconut flavor, safflower oil, sea salt.
I also picked up these gluten free cookies from Gullon, they were larger in size but similar in taste and texture to The Foods of Athenry brownie biscuits. However, they were not nearly as nice. They were dry and crunchy with a cocoa taste and I probably wouldn’t buy them again as they tasted quite cheap. I paid 99p for the box.
Ingredients: Chocolate chips 25% (sugar, cocoa paste, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin, flavours). corn flour, high oleic sunflower oil 16%, sugar, corn starch, corn glucose and fructose syrup, natural cocoa powder 4%, soy flour, raising agents: sodium and ammonium bicarbonates, salt, emulsifier: soya lecithin.
Finally, I got my hands on Sainsbury’s new free from chocolate chip cookies. These were reasonable sized thick cookies and there weren’t too many of them in the packet. They smelt like oats and sugar as I opened the pack. The cookies are crumbly with nice chunks of chocolate but there’s a taste or feel to the biscuits that I just didn’t like and I’m not sure what it is so I’m a little disappointed because I thought I was really going to love them. I paid £1.30 for the 150g packet.
Ingredients: Gluten Free Oat Flour, Sugar, Chocolate Chips (18%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya lecithin; Flavouring), Palm Oil, Margarine (Palm Stearin, Rapeseed Oil, Water, Palm Oil, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Tapioca Flour, Rice Flour, Golden Syrup, Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Carbonate; Stabiliser: Xanthan Gum; Flavouring.
Hope your week is going well, let me know what your favourite sweet snacks are below.