Monday, 30 November 2015

Tyrrell's Sweet & Salty Poshcorn

As you all know, I am a massive fan of popcorn, so it is a bit strange that it has taken me this long to actually try any of their range! So obviously I had to rectify this issue and try it immediately.
The popcorn itself comes in a lovely looking bag, I really like the simplicity of the design and how it looks quite posh and sophisticated whilst still having a fun look to it. I was equally impressed when I opened the bag to find that it was very well filled, everything looked evenly coated and I couldn't see any unpopped corns.
The flavour itself is lovely, just enough saltiness to work with the sweetness from the sugar. I really enjoyed it and you could tell that it was of a high quality!



Rating - 8.5/10
Calories - 119
Vegan - Yes
Buy Again - Yes!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Hartley's Sugar Free Blackcurrant Jelly

I enjoy having my little pot of jelly of an evening, but being vegetarian I find that I can be awfully limited with which flavour I can have, no strawberry, raspberry or orange for me unfortunately, so I was relieved when I realised that the Blackcurrant flavour was in fact vegan. 
The flavour is really nice, it is deliciously sweet and tastes a bit like the black Fruit Pastilles I think, the jelly was nicest served freezing cold straight out of the fridge. It has a good wobble to it and it was bursting with flavour which is pretty impressive considering it has no sugar in it and it contains less than ten calories!
My Mum who is currently on the Weight Watchers diet said that these are a perfect pudding to have of an evening with some yogurt and fruit, or even as a snack in between meals because it is quite filling. 



Rating - 8.75/10
Vegan - Yes
Calories - 8
Buy Again - Already Have!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Egg Cafe Liverpool Review

Eating out can be quite stressful if you are vegan or sometimes even vegetarian with the only options ever being soup or salad. It can be so boring going out for lunch with my friends when all I can order is soup when they are having these incredible sandwiches and meals. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to discover this little gem located on Bold Street in Liverpool! 



The cafe itself is very rustic looking and you can't help but feel instantly welcomed when you enter through the heavy purple doors, the smell which greets you is lovely and warming, especially on a cold winter day. There is plenty of seating options for big groups or small so there is never an issue with that.
The staff are so friendly and obviously enjoy their job and that shows in the high level of service that you receive from them, service with a smile has never been more true!


Now, onto the food! Most if not all of their food is vegan, even their famous cheese on toast is available to be made with vegan cheese! The bread is so fresh and fabulously thick, it also comes with a delicious serving of mixed salad, and when I say salad I don't mean a measly portion of leaves with a few slices of tomato, I mean fresh pasta salad, bulgur wheat salad, and other lovely yumminess! The prices are very reasonable and you certainly get your money worth in both taste, quality and portion size.
They offer a different selection of specials every day so there is no chance of food being anything less than fresh, you can even see the cooks preparing the meals. They offer a great selection of vegan puddings and cakes with vegan custard to top them off with so even if you didn't fancy anything savoury there are still some good options available for you.



Overall I would urge anyone may they be vegan/vegetarian or not to go try this lovely little cafe, you won't regret it I can assure you. The food is incredible, the atmosphere is fantastic, and the service is sublime! 

Rating - 9.9/10

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Kingdom Dark Chocolate & Cherry

I think that the dark chocolate market can be a little boring with the only flavour combinations being orange or mint, and as much as I do love them it can get a bit monotonous. My darling Mother bought me this bar because she is basically the best (love you mum). 
The bar is presented in a lovely wrapper that catches your eye immediately, the packaging design is really nice and I think that this adds to the whole experience. Upon opening the bar I was greeted to a strong smell of high quality cocoa, but no cherry which I found odd and initially I was worried that this bar was going to be a let down, but when I bit into it I couldn't help but fall in love.
The bar is creamy and smooth, the melt on it was fantastic which can be a problem for some dark chocolates. The cherry flavour shone through nicely, it was natural and subtle but not so subtle that you couldn't taste it. 
Overall this bar was an absolute delight to eat, I really enjoyed it and found it to satisfy my chocolate craving.
My mum got me this bar from a little vegan cafe in Liverpool called 'The Old Hardware Shop' and I would strongly urge anyone in Liverpool to visit it because it is a beautiful and quaint little shop!



Rating - 9/10
Vegan - Yes
Calories - 146 per 25g
Buy Again - Yes!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Vivani Dark Nougat - Vegan Tuck Box

One of my favourite chocolate bars growing up was Toblerone. I used to love the creamy chocolate with the nutty and gooey nougat, so you can imagine my delight when my mum bought me this as a special treat! A dark chocolate bar with chewy nougat running through the middle, I never knew such a wonderful thing existed!

The chocolate itself is absolutely delicious, it is such a good quality with its cocoa flavour shining through beautifully, it had just the right amount of sweetness. It melted really well, and I was impressed with how creamy it was. The filling was equally divine. The nougat was in tiny little pieces evenly scattered throughout the bar so you enjoyed some with every bite. Basically this bar was fantastic and delicious, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good quality dark chocolate or just wants to try something new and different! Plus it is available from the Vegan Tuck Box for only £1 !



Rating - 9/10
Vegan - Yes
Calories - 566 per 100g
Buy Again - YES!!!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Almond Dream Salted Caramel Vegan Ice Cream

My reviews seem to be very ice cream based at the moment so I do apologise, but that won't stop me from writing another one! So here it is, another delicious offering from Almond Dream. This flavour was salted caramel, I was a little sceptical at first of this flavour, because how can they create caramel without milk, let alone a delicious version? Well they manage to do it very well indeed!

The ice cream itself is so creamy with lovely caramel and butterscotch flavours that you can't help but love. The ice cream melts very well, this itself is very impressive because vegan ice cream often just doesn't melt. It stays very icy and is just unpleasant to eat, but Almond Dream doesn't have this problem!
The ice cream was swirled with tasty salted caramel which was really nice and added a good depth to the overall flavour. This ice cream is so enjoyable to eat, I really can't convey just how much I love this brand and I can't wait to see what other incredible flavours that they will bring out! I'm hoping for a coffee flavour or maybe cookies and cream or a strawberry cheesecake would be incredible! In all fairness I would be happy with any flavour that they would release!



Rating - 9.5/10
Calories - 119 per 1/4 of a tub
Vegan - Yes
Buy Again -  YES!!!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Nutter Butter Bites

I have been absolutely desperate to try these little biscuits for ages but I can't find them anywhere, and then, just this week the little angel known as Amy sent me a lovely little package of peanutty goodness. I was thrilled to realise that they are also completely vegan! 
For those of you that don't know Nutter Butters are an American biscuit which are described as real peanut butter cookies which have that classic sweet, crunchy, rich peanut butter taste that has delighted taste buds for decades. If you love peanut butter, these peanut butter sandwich cookies will be perfect for you!
The biscuit has a deliciously sweet flavour which is almost butterscotchy with its richness, this perfectly balanced out the creamy yet salty flavour of the peanut butter. I was impressed that they actually used real peanut butter rather than a peanut flavoured cream! 
They are so incredibly moreish and tasty, I can imagine that these would be delicious with a cup of coffee! 



Rating - 9/10
Calories - 240 per pack
Vegan - Yes
Buy Again - Yes!