Vegan Muscle Snack Box Review

Company: Vegan Muscle

Product: Vegan Muscle Snack Box 

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Review:

Ya’ll know I love a good subscription box! I love that the Vegan Muscle Snack Box includes a variety of sweet and savory snacks to please vegans and non-vegans alike!

You can choose a bi-weekly subscription to get delicious snacks delivered to your door twice a month or a one time purchase to try it out! They also have a Food Box that includes meat substitutes, etc.

Alright! Let’s jump rights in!

The first product that jumped out at me was the Primal Strips Meatless Vegan Jerky in Texas BBQ flavor. I have been vegan for years and haven’t tried any vegan jerky products. I was never a fan of it back in my meat eating days, so I’ve avoided it altogether.

In all honesty, I was pretty blown away by this! The texture was soft and chewy which made it VERY similar to meat. The flavor was tangy, sweet and simply delicious. My boyfriend (non-vegan) said he loved it, so this would be fantastic for people that are looking to go vegan or cut down on meat in their diet. I would definitely eat this again and again!

Next up, were the Homefree Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies! These little guys are vegan (of course) but are also gluten-free, kosher, and non-GMO! I really, REALLY liked these! They are super crunchy with just the right amount of sweetness. The dark chocolate chips were rich and would satisfy anyone’s chocolate craving! These are a big win!

HIPPEAS! I love Hippeas, especially the white cheddar flavor! They are very close to Cheetos in terms of texture… and they’re made from chickpeas! The cheddar flavor is salty and tangy which makes these the perfect healthy and organic alternative to the notoriously unhealthy snack covered in bright orange powder that gets everywhere!

I was a little unsure about the next product. I love veggie sushi rolls with nori (thin, seaweed wrappers) but I wasn’t sure if I would like it on it’s own. The GimMe Snacks Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks in the sea salt flavor were good! They definitely have the salty, grassy quality of seaweed and it absolutely reminded me of eating sushi. The thin sheets are delicate and crispy and they soften as you eat them. They may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you want to try a unique snack that is healthy and low in calories, give these a try!

If you’re a fruit snacks fan or looking to eliminate animal products from your kids’ diet, try Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Fruit Snacks! They’re organic, gluten-free, and basically identical to traditional fruit snacks. Did you know that traditional fruit snacks contain gelatin, which is made by boiling animal bones, hooves, and other body parts? I don’t know who decided that was a good idea to put in food, but I am very grateful there are alternatives! These fruit snacks are sticky, chewy, and flavorful… not to mention healthy and cruelty-free. These are fantastic!

Next, I was pretty excited to see a bag of Jasmine Green Tea from Numi Organic Tea. I am trying to gradually eliminate coffee from my day to day life, so I need a healthy replacement. Green Tea is perfect for that! The floral notes and earthy green tea flavors make this a nice pick me up! Coffee, who?!

I love food that can be eaten on the go, so I was happy to try the Health Warrior Coconut Chia Bar! This little snack is low calorie and contains chia, which helps to keep your feeling full. It has 3 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 1000 mg of Omega-3! I loved the coconut flavor and would definitely eat these again!

Yes!!! I’m not a big candy eater, but these Cocomels are outstanding! They’re made with coconut milk so you get sweet and delicious coconut flavor as they melt in your mouth. The texture is soft, smooth, and somewhat chewy. There’s definitely some “buttery” flavors which makes it very similar to dairy-based caramels. These are fabulous and I want more!

Last, was the Raw Rev Glo Mixed Nuts, Caramel and Sea Salt Bar. This bar contains 10 grams of plant-based protein, so whether you’re looking to replenish your muscles with clean protein after a workout or just want a filling mid-day snack, these are perfect! The texture is soft but there are also crunchy nuts throughout. These bars are gluten-free and non-GMO. They have some other delicious sounding flavors that I can’t wait to try out!

The Bottom Line

What could be better than healthy, vegan snacks that are delivered straight to your door?! This is a fantastic products that both vegan and veg-curious people would enjoy.  I got to try out snacks that I know that I love (like the Hippeas) and also snacks that I probably wouldn’t have found myself. I personally love subscription boxes because you never know what you’re going to get, but you know that the products were carefully chosen.

All of the snacks have health and quality in mind and contain protein and/or good-for-you ingredients. I think it would a great idea to send a box to someone that doesn’t believe plant-based food can taste good, you could change their entire world!

Thank you, Vegan Muscle, for sending me this box to review. I highly recommend it!

Soaps & Sunflowers Bath and Body Co. – Product Reviews

Company: Soaps & Sunflowers Bath and Body Co.

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Products:

Sugar High Candy Scrub (8 ounces) $12.00 USD

Chai-nning Tatum Body Scrub (8 ounces) $12.00 USD

Sweet Tart Soap Bar (3.5 ounces) $6.00 USD

Reviews:

Helloooo again, my friends! I am so excited to talk to you about these Soaps & Sunflowers products! They really exceeded my expectations, which are always high, to begin with! Alright, let’s get to it!

The first product I tried was the Sugar High Candy Scrub because it smells like Cotton Candy and reminds me of the body mist that everyone and their uncle used when I was in middle school! The scent is super sweet and has a slight menthol-like effect when you smell it. It’s really unique and I gotta say, I love it!

This scrub is sugar-based and contains coconut oil and shea butter. When I first used this, I was SHOCKED at how soft it made my skin! I’m telling you, it’s the softest a scrub has EVER made it! Best of all, it not only leaves your skin soft and moisturized, the Cotton Candy scent sticks around for awhile to sweeten up your day!

The Chai-nning Tatum Body Scrub is also sugar-based and contains coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil. It contains Chai tea and vanilla to give it the delicious scent of a vanilla chai latté. The scent is not as strong as the Sugar High Body Scrub, but it is fabulous nonetheless!

Just like Sugar High, the Chai-nning Tatum (I just love the name!) makes your skin incredibly soft and smooth. Your skin is left delicately fragranced and so hydrated that you can skip the lotion after your shower! I don’t know what it is about this specific formula, but I am really impressed!

Last was the Sweet Tart Bar Soap. I love Love LOVE lemon and citrusy scented soaps and lotions, and this bad boy was no exception! This handmade soap contains canola, castor, coconut, and palm oil*** (see below), along with shea butter to create a truly moisturizing lather. The scent is bright and uplifting and your hands are left feeling soft and clean. You can’t ask for much more than that! Oh, they’re also really pretty… they definitely give me a unicorn vibe with its swirls of pink, yellow, and blue.

The Bottom Line:

Soaps & Sunflowers Bath and Body Co. creates some fantastic vegan and cruelty-free products. The scrubs smell fantastic and they leave your skin unbelievably soft. The Sweet Tart Bar Soap leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smelling beautiful. I highly recommend trying out these products for yourself!

Thank you, Soaps & Sunflowers, for sending me these products to review!

 

***We are aware of the ethical implications surrounding the production of palm oil. While we do use palm oil in our soaps, we buy only from suppliers who carry sustainably sourced palm oil

 

 

 

 

RAWNAISSANCE Desserts Review 

Company:  Rawnaissance Desserts – Raw Organic Desserts

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Their products are 100% Organic, Corn Free, Cruelty Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Raw, Soy Free,  Sugar Free, and VEGAN!

Product: 

Assorted Chocolates, Truffles, Bonbons, and Pralines

Review:


I could barely contain my excitement as I stared down at this lovely box of chocolates! Look how gorgeous and unique each piece is!



Look at these beauties! My favorite was peanut butter and jelly flavored! A raw peanut topped a peanut butter mousse treat which was covered in smooth, rich dark chocolate. That would be good enough but then you get a extra sweet kick of candied grape jelly! Absolute perfection!

Honorable mentions include: a Mint Chocolate truffle that was sweet and refreshing (think of a high quality York Peppermint Patty), a tropical treat with coconut covered pineapple mousse with an almond inside, and a beautifully decorated heart with wings that had a sweet raspberry purée with chocolate mousse! The pralines were sweet and full of fresh, crunchy nuts. The solid chocolates melt away in your mouth like a dream and the nougat-filled candies are spot on!

The Bottom Line

This assortment of chocolates truly had something for everyone! From lavender infused to pistachio, white chocolate, nougat, coconut cream and coffee beans! The design of each chocolate was unique and carefully crafted which made each piece a beautiful and delicious work of art! The ingredients are of the highest quality, and they arrived at my doorstep in perfect condition (hard to do when it’s 85 degrees out!). Honestly, there are so many flavors, you really need to just order them and try them out for yourself! I highly recommend it!

Thank you, Rawnaissance Desserts, for sending me this chocolates to review!

 

Nelly’s Organics Bars Review

Company: Nelly’s Organics

“We hand-select each ingredient in our bars to deliver nutritional density, while delighting with their flavor. Our bars have the cleanest label imaginable: wholesome, raw, organic, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan and ethically sourced…with NO Preservatives or Additives!”

Products: Nelly’s Bars – Sample Pack

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Nutty Nougat Bar

Peanut Butter & Coconut Bar

Mint Chocolate Bar

German Chocolate Bar

Coconut Bar

Double Chocolate Bar

Reviews:

Based on the description of these bars, you may have the same first impression I did. “Woo hoo! Another healthy snack bar that looks delicious but falls short (way short) in the flavor department.” Well, you wouldn’t be wrong about them being healthy (it’s raw and vegan, for crying out loud!), but these actually taste like CANDY BARS!

Each bar is covered in a layer of smooth, dark Agostoni Chocolate that adds richness and decadence to every bite.

The Nutty Nougat Bar reminded me of Easter candies that I had as a kid. The nougat filling inside of these bars did actually taste like nougat! This variety is loaded with cashews, almonds, and coconut, making this a perfect post workout or mid afternoon snack!  It is sweetened with raw blue agave and covered in the dark chocolate that I mentioned before. Yum!

The Peanut Butter & Coconut Bar is one of my favorites. Whenever you combine peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate, you have a winner in my book! It’s absolutely a cure for anybody’s sweet tooth but also provides protein and healthy fats to carry you through to the next meal. Delicioso!

The Mint Chocolate Bar was a surprise! Almonds, brown rice crisps, coconut oil, and raw blue agave combine to make the filling of this bar, and organic mint oil sends it over the top! This is a grown up version of a York Peppermint Patty (I’m sure kids would love it, too!). Mint and dark chocolate is just another one of those “can’t fail” combinations. This bar is refreshing and fabulous!

Growing up, my Dad’s favorite cake was German Chocolate. He would ask for it every year for his birthday. Not surprisingly, the German Chocolate Bar reminded me of him and his birthday cakes. Pecans, almonds, coconuts, brown rice crisps, cacao powder, and coconut oil combine to make the signature sweet and coconutty flavor. His birthday would be coming up pretty soon… I may order a case of these for that day to celebrate his memory. He would have loved these bars!

The Coconut Bar is pure, simple and delicious. It’s filling is made of sweet shredded coconut that is covered in a generous layer of dark chocolate. Again, this is a healthy yet fabulous version of a Mounds Bar. I give this one an A+!

The Double Chocolate Bar is perfect for Chocoholics. The rich filling is made with raw dates and cacao powder that’s covered in wonderful dark chocolate. You’d never guess this bar was good for you!

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that doesn’t make you feel like you’re missing out, try Nelly’s Organics Bars. With the wide range of flavors, there is something for everyone.  I look forward to trying more of their products in the future!

Thank you, Nelly’s Organics, for providing me with these bars to try!

free2b Product Reviews 

Company: free2b Foods

Products:

All reviewed products are “Top 12 Allergen Free”

Chocolate Sun Cups

Dark Chocolate Sun Cups

Dark Chocolate Mint Cups

Snack Breaks Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Snacking Chocolate

Reviews:

Ok, if you’re a fan of Reeses Peanutbutter Cups or absolutely adore Sun Butter like I do, you will love these Chocolate Sun Cups. Smooth “milk” chocolate covers sweet and savory Sunbutter in the classic peanut butter cup shape. If you haven’t tried Sun Butter, it is a smooth, creamy spread made from sunflower seeds! It’s slightly sweet and entirely delicious. The only thing that could make it better would be to cover it with chocolate… oh wait, they did that. Give these Sun Cups a try!

York Peppermint Patties move the heck over! There’s a new candy in town! These Dark Chocolate Mint Cups are absolutely delicious. They’re everything that you would want… smooth, dark chocolate in perfect harmony with cool, sweet mint filling. Pop these guys in the fridge for an extra refreshing treat!

The same rich, dark chocolate covers the always fabulous Sunbutter to create a delectable and mouthwatering candy. These Dark Chocolate Sun Cups will satisfy chocolate lovers and “peanut butter” junkies alike. These are perfection.

Rich dark chocolate, crunchy pumpkin seeds, and tangy cranberries… what’s not to like? It’s a fantastic and flavorful sweet and salty combo that really is the perfect snack break! Try Snack Breaks Dark Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Seed to see for yourself!

The Bottom Line

These snacks are the heathier, yet still delicious, way to eat some of your favorite candies. Since they are vegan and Top 12 Allergen Free, just about anyone can enjoy them. Head over to their website to get $1.00 off coupon! Let me know which candy is you favorite!