This month I discovered a new range of snacks from Graze, indulged in Zizzi’s Vegan pizza range with a twist and indulged in the best falafel to be found in the UK!
Graze Protein Bites
From monthly subscription boxes to on-the-go snacks, Graze just keep on giving with new and exciting products. I stumbled across the Oat Protein Bites range when in Tesco; a creatively designed package with four protein bites inside. On offer was a choice of Cocoa & Vanilla, Banana or Seed & Honey flavour. I chose the Cocoa & Vanilla kind to satisfy my chocolate cravings which contain 5g of soy protein per bar and soy protein crispies to give it a crunch. A marketing tactic at its finest, these are the same as the cocoa vanilla flapjacks on offer in individual packets priced at £1.25 a portion for 53g. You definitely get your money’s worth with this multi buy priced at £2.00, even if the portion size is a little smaller. Great as an afternoon pick me up or post-work out boost twinned with a smoothie.
Zizzi Vegan Pizza Delivered
Last year marked the beginning of a mini Vegan revolution as Zizzi launched its own cheesy Vegan Pizza menu. Rustic Italian pizza bases were now on offer with the addition of MozzaRisella, a cheese made from rice milk that is soy, dairy and lactose free. A separate menu was created with a variety of toppings, garlic bread and desserts too. A year on, knowing I can order Vegan pizza directly to my door is like a dream come true. This month I ordered a Rustic Pizza base with olives, roasted peppers and field mushrooms and added rocket upon arrival. Light, authentic and melt in your mouth delicious, this only set me back £11.45 and cured my hangover!
Can you be vegan and not love falafel and hummus? I am not sure you can. Comptoir Libanais is a Lebanese restaurant that offers ‘fresh, healthy and honest’ food. We visited the branch in Bluewater Shopping Centre on the border of London to indulge in this middle eastern cuisine. I had the Falafel and Fattoush salad, topped with pomegranates, pickles and toasted pitta bread on a bed of romaine lettuce. Another favourite is the Falafel Wrap; chickpeas, broad beans, coriander, garlic, peppers, tomato, pickled turnip & parsley with tahini sauce. I am eagerly awaiting the day when they open stores on UK high streets so that a trip to London won’t be needed for this falafel fix.
Swedish Glace Vanilla Soy ‘Choc Ice’ Sticks
As indecisive as British weather is, I certainly am not when it comes to buying ice cream. Having tried the Tesco own brand free-from cones last month, I thought I would give these Swedish Glace choc-ice style desserts a go. They may be smaller than dairy ice creams you’d buy individually but happen to be perfect for an afternoon pick me up in the sun. I was instantly transported back to my school days, eating cheap choc-ice in the school playground. Weirdly the chocolate tastes exactly how I remember, despite the fact it is dairy-free. The vanilla ice cream is indulgent and creamy with speckles of black vanilla pods for a richer flavour. These set me back a mere £2.99, a steal when you compare to buying individual ice creams from an ice cream van!
These were my vegan favourites from the month of June, what were yours?
You can see last months favourites here!
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