If you are a transitioning vegan or a new vegan (like me), I’m sure you’ve fallen into the trap of picking up a snack while grocery shopping thinking it was vegan and then finding out almost at the last minute that it was in fact non-vegan! I am lucky that I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but just like any other normal human being I have days when I crave something sweet. Up until now, I have stuck with eating dark chocolate, but to be honest it has become very boring! So you can imagine my delight when I came across ‘Vegan Tuck Box‘ at VegFest London.
Vegan Tuck Box is a monthly subscription box that provides healthy, indulgent sweet and savoury snacks for vegans. Each month, the team at Vegan Tuck Box source vegan products that are difficult to find in stores and fill their subcription boxes with a variety of new and unique products. That way, no two boxes are ever are the same and you get to learn about new vegan brands and eat yummy vegan food without having to worry about ingredient lists. How cool is that?
I was given the great pleasure of reviewing their October Variety box, which featured products from a variety of vegan brands including, Simply7, Kookie Cat and Bang Curry – brands I had never heard of.
The retail price of this box is £9.50 (excluding delivery) and it contained 10 items, 8 of which were full size and 2 sample sizes.
Simply 7 Lemon & Olive oil Kale Chips – Full Size 80g RRP £2.30
This brand makes gluten-free snacks that are free from trans fats, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours, and genetically modified ingredients. Their crisps provide ∼80% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of Vitamin K – pretty impressive.
While these crisps were not the usual kale leaves cooked in the oven with a little salt and olive oil, they tasted delicious! I would describe them as ridged potato crisps covered with kale powder.
Per serving, these crisps provide 130kcal, 6g fat, 18g carbohydrate, 1g protein. They also provide vitamin A (2% RDI), calcium (6% RDI) and iron (2% RDI)
Kookie Cat Chia Lemon Cashew & Oat Cookie – Full Size 50g RRP £1.35
This handcrafted cookie by Kookie Cat is gluten-free, with a low glycemic index. It is soft and chewy and goes brilliantly with a mug of tea or hot chocolate.
Per serving, these cookies provide 205kcal, 14g fat, 16g carbohydrate, and 4.3g protein.
Moo free Choccy Drops – Full size 25g RRP TBC
These chocolate drops are organic and dairy-, soya-, wheat- and gluten free. Dairy milk is replaced with rice milk to create delicious tasting chocolate drops. They remind me of chocolate buttons.
Bang Curry Shobji Veggie – Full size 18g RRP £2.49
Bang Curry creates spice mixes that make perfect Bangladeshi curries using a 3-step method. The spice mixes just need to be added to water to form a curry paste that can subsequently be added to a base of onions, garlic and cooking oil. If required, vegetables can be added after the curry has simmered for a few minutes to form a complete dish. I am excitedly looking forward to this one!
The Shobji veggie range is made only with turmeric, coriander, salt, nigella seeds, and mustards seeds.
Mr Filberts Sea Salt & Herb Mixed Nuts – Full size 50g RRP £1.75
Mr Filbert’s distinctive nut and snack recipes are hot-air roasted then tumbled with 100% natural ingredients using a unique production method, making them tastier and healthier for you than traditional oil fried snacks. They use local honey, fresh herbs, chilli and hand foraged wild garlic from local sources, and each recipe is free from gluten and diary as well as artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.
Vegan Hero White Almond Chocolate Bar and Milk Hazelnut chocolate bar – Full size 40g RRP £2.00 each
Ten Acre Cheese & Onion Crisps – Full size 40g RRP £0.80
Other sample size products I received in the box included tea bags from T+
Vegan Tuck box contained an impressive amount of products in the box, with majority of them being full sized products. The box contained a good mix of sweet and savoury snacks as promised by the team behind Vegan Tuck Box. While I have not had a chance to try every single product in the box, I thoroughly enjoyed everything I tasted – the Kale chips and milk hazelnut chocolate bar. The hazelnut chocolate bar was so good, I’m still amazed that it is vegan.
I was able to find the retail value of each item in the box with the exception of the Moo free choccy drops. At a value of £12.69 without the choccy drops, the cost of all items are much more than the cost of the box so it is definitely value for money! The box has an amazing selection of products and I’m pretty sure you’d like at least one of the items in the box.
If you are tired of reading ingredients lists and would like to be able to satisfy your sweet cravings with healthy, delicious vegan treats, this box is definitely the one for you! Vegan Tuck Box is currently offering a 20% discount off your first subscription box with the discount code ‘Tuck in‘ at checkout. It is now too late to receive the November box, but you should be fine for the December box. They offer worldwide shipping too 🙂
I was not paid for this review, but I received this box free of charge from Vegan Tuck Box. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.