Cherryvale Farms Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
I was rather excited about this cookie mix because I love baking but I don’t do it very often because of the time commitment. This was super easy and quick to make. More importantly, they taste delicious. I will be honest, I almost totally ruined the first batch because I didn’t flatten them before putting them into the oven, but I realized in time and managed to fix them. The cookies came out super fluffy, sweet, and very peanut buttery. I’m very tempted to try their other mixes because they are all vegan. If they are all as easy and tasty as the Peanut Butter Cookie Mix then they are all winners.
Sunwarrior illumin8 Plant-Based Organic Meal
I hated this. I took one sip and instantly didn’t like it. I tried the Aztec Chocolate flavor and it was weirdly cinnamon heavy and just not right in my opinion. I had Alan taste it and he loved it. He said it tasted just like Abuelita Chocolate and happily drank the rest of the cup. It really depends on your taste whether or not you’ll enjoy this. The package recommended that you mix the powder with your favorite beverage (I used almond milk) and put it in the fridge to enjoy later when cold. I did this and it thickened really nicely so I think I would enjoy this in a different flavor, but the Aztec Chocolate flavor just isn’t for me.
Nutiva Nurture Vitality Organic Hazelnut Spread with cocoa
There was almost the exact same spread in the May Vegan Cuts Snack Box, but I believe that one was in dark and this one is classic. Either way, they tasted very similar. You can really taste the hazelnut in this spread with only a slight chocolate flavor coming through. I enjoyed it, but it won’t be something that I’ll reach for a lot. I’ve never been a huge fan of chocolate spreads. I would suggest trying this one if you’re a fan of chocolate spreads because it is very tasty. I think it would taste great on pancakes, waffles, french toast, or ice cream.
I Heart Keenwah Chocolate Puffs
I was really excited about trying these because I love when chocolates have quinoa or puffed rice in them to add crunch. Unfortunately these got very melted, which is entirely my fault because I left the package in my car and it’s been so hot in LA. Even though they were completely melted I found them delicious. If you aren’t a fan of dark chocolate you probably won’t be a huge fan of these. They are definitely dark chocolate which I’m completely okay with. The only thing I don’t love is the Himalayan pink salt which is a little too strong for my taste. When I’m having sweets I like it to be sweet and not too salty.
Foods Alive Lemon Chia-Crunch Power Cracker
I tried these on camera when I unboxed these snacks, so if you want to see my reaction you should go watch that video. I’m not a huge fan of these. They seem really healthy and I have no problem with that. I actually generally really like seed crackers, but these taste so much like lemon and are weirdly sweet. I’m not a huge fan, but Alan really liked them so clearly they aren’t all bad. I just found them too sweet and overpoweringly lemony.
Enjoy life plentils dill & sour cream lentil chips
I had a feeling I was going to like these because I tend to like any sour cream flavored chip. I was totally right. These are delicious. You can really taste the dill and sour cream flavors. There is also a kick of onion that adds to the dill & sour cream flavor combo nicely. Overall I think these are really good. I was a little worried that the lentils wouldn’t make a crispy chip, but they really do. I can totally see eating these instead of a bag of potato chips. They aren’t totally healthy, but definitely better than your average bag of chips.
Guru organic Energy lite
I really wasn’t looking forward to drinking this. I never drink energy drinks because they are full of sugar and sugary things tend to give me a headache. Also they are in no way healthy. If I want caffeine I will either have coffee or tea. That being said I am not the right person to judge this drink. I did take a sip and then pass it on to my sister who didn’t hate it. To me this tasted like a mix of tonic water and cough syrup. I definitely won’t be drinking it again.
Enlightened The Good-for-you crisp garlic & onion
I’m not a huge fan of these crisps. I found them to be too crunchy to the point where it was hard to chew them. I also didn’t think they were seasoned enough. The garlic and onion flavor didn’t really come through. I also wasn’t satisfied after eating them. I still wanted another snack and these should have been enough. They aren’t bad, but nothing special.
Pure growth organic apple cinnamon breakfast biscuit bites
This are super yummy. They are definitely meant for children, but that won’t stop me from eating them. This biscuit bites taste like mini apple oatmeal cinnamon cookies. Alan almost stole them from me when I asked him to taste some because they taste like cookies. If you have kids feed them these because I don’t see how anyone wouldn’t like them.
Garden of Life sport organic plant-based performance protein bar peanut butter chocolate
This looks and smells like peanut butter chocolate, but tastes like powder. There isn’t really a peanut butter or a chocolate taste at all. It just kind of tastes like you took a spoonful of pea protein powder and put a tiny bit of peanut butter. This is my main issue with most protein bars. They tend to be so powdery that it’s hard to stomach. Also it really doesn’t seem like there is anyway this bar is healthy. I would much rather make myself a protein smoothy than have a powdery protein bar.
Organic chickpea puffs hippeas far out fajita
These are delicious. They somehow taste like cheese puffs, but fajita flavored. They are nice and crunchy with a nice spicy seasoning. I’m not sure what else to say about them other than they are yummy. I really want to try the other flavors of these snacks because they might be even more delicious.
Nutryttiva Banana Bar
This bar is actually really good. It smells really funky, but tastes pretty delicious. It doesn’t taste like a fresh banana, but rather a dried banana. Although it still has the moisture a fresh banana has. I wasn’t expecting much from this bar because I’ve had similar banana snacks and never liked them. I think this bar did it right.
Watusee Foods organic chickpeatos crispy chickpeas roasted in olive oil
I was really excited to try these, and I was let down. These are not super flavorful which is disappointing. I think they would be good on a salad or couscous dish, but they lacked flavor on their own. I would also say that it’s pretty easy to make crispy chickpeas at home so I probably won’t be buying these. They aren’t bad just not the best.
Nature’s bakery soft baked organic brownie double chocolate
I was really excited for some delicious double chocolate brownies. Especially ones I didn’t have to bake myself. Unfortunately this brownie really isn’t that good. It barely tastes like chocolate and certainly not double chocolate. To me this brownie tastes like black licorice. Personally I really like black licorice, but not when I’m looking for a deep chocolate flavor. The brownie isn’t bad, but it’s not something that I will be craving.