This June 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?