Sometimes you just want to indulge, and when you’re vegan (and maybe soy-free too) that can be tough. While totally delicious, a lot of the vegan desserts just don’t taste like the stuff we begged our parents for as children (you know: chocolate bars, ice cream sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies). And while I’m all for retraining taste buds to healthier treats—and would never turn my nose up at some raw-agave-coconut-chocolate number—every now and again you just want that feeling. The kid one.
So this week I thought I’d share my two absolute favorite “guilty” vegan treats. One is a new almond milk ice cream bar from So Delicious, and the other are these out-of-hand Uncle Eddies Vegan Cookies. Because I’m not actually vegan, you can rest assured that my love for these goodies is based on taste alone. Have you found any to-die-for vegan treats?
First, The Mocha Almond Fudge Bar
It’s no secret that Siobhan and I are often sent products to review, a major perk of this whole blogging-for-the-love-of-it thing. But when, a few weeks back, we received giant boxes to our homes, filled with dry ice and featuring special gloves to handle safely, we knew we’d hit some kind of jackpot. The people at SoDelicious had decided to send us products from their new line of frozen almond milk goodies. I’m talking multiple containers of ice cream here!
The sad part: Because I didn’t get home until the evening, and despite the elaborate packaging, my ice cream had turned into a slushier state. And yet, even though the refrozen texture was not the ideal way to taste and test, I was blown away by these ice creams. The flavor profiles were just SO GOOD (special shout-out to butter pecan). But the Mocha Almond Fudge Bar was really amazing, if a little mishapen from its travels. The outside chocolate shell with crunchy salty almond bits tastes as good as any I’ve had, and the mocha-fudge ice cream inside is spot on. There’s a hint of almond-milk taste, sure, but it works really well here.
Now Onto the Cookies
My friend Simone, who knows good taste in all things (see her blog to understand), brought these over for a dinner party one night about a year ago. They were and continue to be totally dangerous to have around because there’s no stopping at one or two. I’m a big fan of salt in my sweets, and these hit that perfect note. A great cookie can be hard to find, and regardless of dairy, these are among the best I’ve tried straight out of a bag. They’re all soft and chewy deliciousness. Recently, a coworker brought them to a meeting and then left the bag at the office. Those didn’t last.
I’ve been able to find both of these treats at my local Whole Foods. Have you had the chance to try them before?