There are SO many mouthwatering vegan/ plant-based treats out there folks, some naturally/accidentally vegan too even my Mum gasped when I told her.
Now, while I advocate healthy eating (pulses and veggie all day long please), it’s all about moderation, right (and that even includes moderation itself) so I’ve compiled my vegan treats list below because chocolate is life. And sweet and salty mix popcorn…and fig rolls!!!
This is not a sponsored post btw.
Now, go drool!
Kallo Belgian Dark Chocolate Organic Rice Cake Thins
Warning: these are like catnip for vegans and ‘addictive’ doesn’t even come close. I’m single-handedly keeping Kallo in business. One rice cake can quickly escalate to one packet. It’s not just me, my other vegan pals say the same. It’s down to that crunch of the organic brown rice cake with the sweet dark chocolate topping, that tastes equally dreamy dipped into a cup of Rooibos and a little ‘melty’, or as they come. My only (greedy) criticism is that I wish the chocolate was a little bit thicker. Let me know what you can do Kallo? ;)!
Both the mini rice cakes and large thins are vegan.
Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate (75% +)
I use this to make healthy rice crispy cakes (not how your mama used to make them) and find Lindt one of best when it comes to cocoa creaminess and that smooth melt-in-the-mouth texture you usually find in dairy-based chocs. In case you missed the obvious link drop to my recipe, go make them now: rice crispy cakes. Sometimes when I’m lazy I just chuck the crispies into microwave melted chocolate and eat them warm.
Marks and Spencer Veggie Percy in a Twist and Colin the Caterpillar Sour sweets
With one son who is egg intolerant, and another who can’t eat dairy, vegan sweets work for all the family (I’m the only vegan member) and M&S veggie Percy and Colins go down a treat (literally). Perfect for parties too.
Bourbons, Ginger Nuts, Oreos, Party Rings, Fig Rolls and Chocolate Chip Hobnobs
I know right, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I discovered that pretty much all of my most-loved biscuits were naturally vegan when I turned plant-based. YAASSS! Other vegan-friendly options along with my baes Bourbons, the kids’ faves Oreos, Party Rings, Fig Rolls and Choc Chip Hobnobs are Fruit Shortcakes, Pink Wafers, Lotus Biscuits, Rich Tea and standard Hobnobs. I don’t eat biscuits every day ( I wish) but every so often I dunk one into a glass of Oat Milk and get a nostalgic hit from the good old days! Bliss.
Elizabeth Shaw Dark Chocolate Mint Crisp
Chocolate and mint is the perfect marriage in my opinion, and this is yet another accidentally vegan brand you didn’t realise was plant-based. Elizabeth Shaw Dark Chocolate Mint Crisps merge honeycomb, dark chocolate and mint oil for a (refreshing) party in your mouth. Drool.
Kettle Chips-Lightly Salted, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt & Crushed Black Peppercorns
These take me right back to when Peter and I first started dating in our early twenties a ga-billion years ago, and we often scoffed Kettle Chips on movie nights in feeling all grown up and shizz! Ha! Full of flavour with that perfect crunch, Kettle Chips are my fave posh crisps.
I like to buy Waitrose’s popcorn kernels by the bag, and pop them myself by adding them into a large pan of hot olive oil. Once a few pop, I lower the heat a little, shake and before I know it, there’s a pan-load of light popcorn. My go-to variations are: salt and pepper, brown sugar, or salt with sugar. Inexpensive and the healthiest treat on the list, I’m guessing, we def get through a lot of popcorn in this place!
Which are your faves? What have I missed?