Welcome back to the January instalment of The Vegan Kind box taste test! This has to be the best box we’ve ever had. We were so impressed!! Every month the Vegan Kind donate 10p from every box to a featured charity / campaign. This month’s charity is actually Veganuary, who work very hard to help people transition to veganism especially in January and beyond. I’ve seen so many people try veganism this month and so many people have decided to stay vegan, it’s honestly fantastic! I would encourage anyone to try it for a week, just to see how easy it can be!
FREE FROM FELLOWS RHUBARB AND CUSTARD SWEETS
These are also gluten and sugar free! Free From Fellows are a line recreating traditional British confectionary as vegan alternatives.
Shauna (vegan): I really like these!! They taste exactly the same as normal rhubarb and custard sweets. They’re a bit dry with the coating but once they’re in your mouth they’re much nicer. 8/10 for me!
Aaron (omnivore): They’re nice and subtle, not a strong flavour at all. You could easily have a few of those after dinner. I’ll give them a 6/10.
Elaine (pescatarian): Actually so lovely, they’re quite dry in your mouth at first, but they don’t have a sugary taste off them — just very sweet and true to taste. They’re not too hard so they won’t hurt your teeth either! 9/10.
EAT REAL SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE HUMMUS CHIPS
Eat Real are a brand I really love for vegan crisp alternatives. Made from all natural ingredients with 48& less fat than traditional potato crisps. All the flavours are of course gluten-free, lactose-free, and suitable for vegans.
Shauna (vegan): I just don’t like this flavour to be honest. I’ve had the Hummus Chips before and I love the sea salt flavoured ones. These are exactly like sour cream and onion Pringles if you like that. I’d give them 5/10 purely because I like the brand and the other flavours.
Aaron (omnivore): Nice enough… the aftertaste is a bit strong. They taste like green Pringles which I do love, but I feel like if I ate a whole pack of these I’d feel sick. I think it would be a bit too much. 6.5/10 from me.
Elaine (pescatarian): A very overpowering crisp taste, but they are absolutely delicious. They’re a bit too strong though. They’ve a lovely crunch to them but they are very filling. 5/10.
SCHLAGFIX SCHLAGCREME VEGAN WHIPPED CREAM
Proofing that there is a delicious vegan substitute for just about everything! Perfect on top of cakes or hot chocolate.
Shauna (vegan): 9/10! This is EXACTLY like real cream, I can’t get over it!! I would like it just a small bit less sweet but it’s so so good — probably the best ever vegan dupe I’ve tried yet!
Aaron (omnivore): 10/10 exactly like real cream. You still get that sugar kick from it, it would be so delicious as a topping.
Elaine (pescatarian): The cream is absolutely delicious. 10/10! It’s light, actually a lighter texture than normal whipped cream. There’s a lovely sweetness to it as well!
ORGANICA GOLDEN COCONUT DELIGHT DARK CHOCOLATE BAR
The perfect alternative to a normal chocolate bar.
Shauna (vegan): I’m allergic to the nuts in this, so unfortunately have to sit this one out!
Aaron (omnivore): I really like this. It’s exactly like a Bounty bar. There’s a really light layer of chocolate so even though it’s dark it’s not too strong. 9/10 definitely.
Elaine (pescatarian): It’s actually just like a Bounty bar and I love it! Really soft and chewy. 10/10.
BRAVE FOODS ROASTED PEAS GARLIC AND CHIVE
These are actually incredibly nutritious, with more protein than cashews and less calories than popcorn. They’re also locally grown and use only all-natural ingredients, with no sugar added at all.
Pat (omnivore): Lovely. You can get the lovely curry taste straight away. Shauna you definitely wouldn’t like it! There’s a small hunt of garlic and a little hint of chive. Kind of like a peanut too. I think it would be nicer if they used a marrowfat pea though! 7/10 from me.
Elaine (pescatarian): I actually think they’re nice and I didn’t think I would like them! 7/10. Spicy but not too hot and spicy.
Aaron (omnivore): They’re a little bit too small, they could do with being bigger like Pat said. There’s a nice flavour off it, I’d probably like them a 7/10. I’d also love to see if they have other flavours.
CLEARSPRING ORGANIC INSTANT PORRIDGE
These are gluten-free, naturally rich in Omega 3. It’s also ready in 3 minutes so the perfect healthy breakfast if you don’t like going to much trouble.
Shauna (vegan): I’m not a huge fan but I think with fruit this could be really nice. It’s so so good for you too! I’d give it an 8/10.
Aaron (omnivore): You can really get the texture of the coconut flakes, but I can’t really get much flavour of it. The flaxseeds are nice. It doesn’t taste that different to normal oatmeal. I’d give it a 6/10, I’m not a massive fan of porridge.
Elaine (pescatarian): I think it’s nice. It’s a little nuttier because of the buckwheat. I had to add sugar, but it’s still a 10/10. They said to add maple syrup and fruit.