Tasting Vegan Snacks

Snacks on snacks

For Christmas, Jared and I were given a gift card to one of our favorite local grocery stores, so we decided to do a little vegan taste test of some new snacks (that we wouldn't usually buy for ourselves, we keep things pretty clean.) So we wandered through the store on a quest, a quest for the best snack in the vegan land. I know I know - so kind of us to test all of these snacks for you. We love supporting vegan brands. All of these are cruelty free, and palm oil free (why does that matter?) We had fun with this one.


BUDDHA BOWL - Butter Flavored Popcorn

Popcorn is a dangerous snack. It's like eating little clouds. Hard to keep my self control in tact.

There are a lot of vegan products that are marketed to tasting like the real thing. We're always down for some goof popcorn & this brand has been a favorite of ours. There was a slight buttery taste, but it wasn't too overwhelming & I liked that it wasn't too oily. If you are not vegan and want a healthier option, check this awesome brand out. Just look at the little pink buddha man. So adorable!

8.5/10

Buttery, palm-oil free, addicting.


LARABAR - Double Chocolate Brownie Bites

Hikers - this is your jam.

If you're on the go & need something nutrient dense with a bit of sweetness, these will fill your belly with love. I couldn't eat more than two because they're pretty filling. They also have more flavors. Pop & squat.

8/10

Packed with protein and energy, easy to travel with.


RHYTHM SUPERFOODS - Kale Chips

Got Kale?

Kale is still all the rage in the health industry. I'm not going to lie, I'm always down for some kale chips (I'll be sharing my own recipe soon.) We were drawn to these because Jared is a bbq fiend. They were solid & tasty. Had a very mild flavor bbq taste, but fulfilled my snacking needs. I always wish they could put more in the bag. It's easy to go through all of it in one sitting. #selfcontrol #balance Now I just need to buy a Kale shirt to fit in. 

7.5/10

Crunchy, healthy, but tastes a little more like pizza than BBQ.


THEO - Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Let's just give a round of applause for Theo here.

Bravo for providing palm oil-free chocolate. Totally makes me feel better knowing that a company cares enough to source a better ingredient. For all those nut butter lovers out there, you'll want these in your life. A great way to indulge - but they cut you off after two.

9/10

The only palm-free butter cup I've seen, great taste, heart-shaped, a little pricey for just two.


REBBL - Reishi Chocolate Super Herb Elixir

THIS IS THE BEST THING!

I'll be honest I was nervous about trying this one, reishi mushroom is just such an off-putting ingredient. But don't let that stop you from trying. This is your VEGAN CHOCOLATE MILK (and I've tried a few!) I fell in love after the first sip. Benefits I took from their website:

REISHI IS USED TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE:

10/10

Hands-down the best chocolate alt-milk I've tried. Mega-chocolatey, perfect consistency. A little chunky from the coconut milk separating.( Thats natural ) 



There you have it folks!

If you're embarking on a more plant-powered diet, these are great alternatives to help curb your craving for those nasty snack foods. Do not rely on foods like these as a majority of your diet - stick to real, whole, non-processed foods! These are just for fun and convenience.


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Got a homie that loves the nasty snacks?

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Why we should shop consciously in 2017!

http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/Whats_the_issue.php

http://mashable.com/2017/01/19/primate-species-extinction-crisis/#Lo9tAS3CAOqS

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