You might have started off stocking up on vegan snacks at the beginning of year, in a solid attempt to partake in Veganuary. However, brands are getting better at making these snacks tickle your tastebuds, meaning they’ll last you throughout the whole year. Whether you’re looking to continue indulging or snack on something a little more healthy, these snack brands are plant-based and pretty delicious.
Whether you did Veganuary or not, these snacks are exactly what you need to stock up on in your cupboard all year round. From spicy snacks to vegan chocolate, here’s a list of tasty treats to help keep away those January blues.
LoveRaw White Chocolate Cre&m Wafer Bar
As if we weren’t already big enough fans of LoveRaw vegan chocolate, the brand has gone and launched a new mouth-watering product. The Cre&m Wafer Bar range just got better with the addition of this 100 per cent vegan white chocolate flavour. Made from the brand’s own white chocolate, it joins the ranks of containing no artificial nonsense, no palm oil and, of course, no dairy. See you at the checkout as we go to stock up.
ChicP Hummus and Veggie Bites
Bringing a healthy dose of colour to our cupboards, ChicP’s range of hummus pots and veggie bites are all made from excess vegetables that would have otherwise gone to waste. Available in a variety of flavours – all packed full of vitamins and antioxidants – each and every one is delciious and healthy. Our favourite has to be the chilli pumpkin hummus and sweet potato and rosemary bites but we’ll be adding all of them to our shopping basket. ChicP is a sustainable brand, founded on a passionate commitment to reduce food waste while also delivering delicious eats along the way.
Montezuma’s’ Vegan Chocolate
Chocolatiers Montezuma’s are here to fix those chocolate blues for anyone who has adopted a plant-based diet or who is doing Veganuary this month. If you’re craving vegan chocolate this January, try Montezuma’s’ latest choice of chocolate bars, such as one of the brand’s best-selling bars, the Absolute Black flavour, which contains 100 per cent cocoa. Another vegan option is the Like No Udder milk chocolate alternative, which has a really smooth and creamy flavour, despite being a milk chocolate substitute.
Nush Almond M*lk Ch*ese and Yogs
Nush yogs are available in six flavours: natural almond, strawberry almond, raspberry almond, blueberry almond, peach melba almond and caramel hibiscus almond. All light and creamy in flavour and texture, these plant-based yogurts are a perfect swap to their dairy counterparts this Veganuary. Elsewhere the ch*ese tubs come in natural and chive flavours and are the perfect spread swap for your sandwiches – or even to use when cooking and baking vegan dishes.
Moreish Chocolate Spread
Moorish Dips is an artisan dip and dessert brand and they’re coming through with their newly-launched chocolate dessert spread. Completely gluten-free, as well as vegan, it contains cocoa, coconut milk, chickpeas and tahini, sweetened with a touch of pomegranate. This delicious dessert humous might sound odd at first but it pairs perfectly with a salted pretzel – giving you that sweet and savoury hit. Add the spread to your pancakes or morning porridge, as well as using it in more complex recipes such as cheesecake.
White Rabbit Pizza Co. Pizza & Focaccines
The White Rabbit Pizza Co. is another brand within the vegan space and it’s coming through for all plant-based pizza lovers with the new Vegan Arrabbiata. The pizza has spicy chicken-free strips, succulent sundried tomatoes, roasted red onions and a generous drizzle of creamy vegan ‘mozzarisella’. It’s wood-fired with a wheat base but the brand also has launched two new focaccines which are gluten-free, as well as vegan. The pizza was our personal favourite but the focaccia breads are available in garlic and carmelised onion.
Little Moons Mochi
Who hasn’t jumped on the obsession bandwagon and fallen absolutely in love with Little Moons’ mochi ice cream? Us too. Well, vegan friends – or those trying to be more plant-based – can rejoice and join in the fun, as the brand has two vegan flavours available in the range. Both the Vegan Chocolate and Vegan Tropical mochis offer the brand’s signature creamy artisan gelato – but in plant-based form. This healthier ice cream alternative hits all the right sweet spots and is seriously addictive. The mochi come in boxes of six – we’d recommend stocking up.
These 100 per cent vegan ‘stuffed cookies’ are a concept from ex-Claridge’s Pastry Chef Kimberly Lin. Available in six indulgent flavours, you can choose from Cinnamon Crunch; Celebration Cake; PB & J; Chocolate Chunk and Pecan Pie. The newest addition? The Pretzel Peanut Butter (chocolate fudge cookie, chocolate chips, salty pretzel pieces, stuffed with creamy peanut butter). Indulge in these baked-on-site cookies and enjoy that they’re made with a variety of plant-powered sauces and chocolates, such as date caramel, speculoos cream and dark chocolate ganache.
Available for nationwide delivery, £3.50 a cookie.
Holy Moly Dips Guacamole
Who doesn’t love avocado on toast – Veganuary or any regular month of the year – and guacamole is another much-loved dip on which to snack. Whether you don’t have the time to make your own or just prefer the fuss-free life, Holy Moly Dips come in four varieties, each one delicious, healthy and homemade. Using only the best ingredients, there’s no powders or artificial preservatives in Holy Moly Dips either. Come Blue Monday – or any day this lockdown or after, to be quite honest, perk yourself up by indulging in a creamy avocado mousse, courtesy of Holy Moly Dips.
Mint Chocolate & Avocado Mousse
Time: 5 minutes
· 1 pack Holy Moly Smashed Avocado (150g)
· 1 large banana, ripe
· 35g dark chocolate, melted (plus extra for garnish)
· 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
· 1 tbsp mint extract
· 1 tbsp milk (room temperature)
· 1 tbsp maple syrup, optional
· 2 tbsp coconut yoghurt
· Mixed berries
1. Melt the chocolate and add to a small food processor or blender with the Holy Moly Smashed Avocado, banana pieces, cacao powder and mint, and blend until smooth and creamy. Add the milk to thin, if necessary. Taste and add the maple syrup if desired, and add more mint if needed.
2. Spoon into two small bowls, top with the coconut yoghurt, some berries and extra chopped chocolate. Enjoy straight away. Or leave in the fridge covered and add the yoghurt and toppings just before serving.
Holy Moly Salsa
Known for its range of pre-mashed guacamoles, Holy Moly is intent on becoming our go-to dip brand. New to the ranks is the all-natural, chunky, fruit and refreshing Tomato and Mango Salsa – also pre-made and hassle-free. Using ripe mangoes, vine-ripened tomatoes, diced red onions, roasted peppers, coriander, chilli and a dash of lime, this is the perfect fruity alternative to your regular salsa. Enjoy as part of a chip ‘n’ dip or incoporate this newbie into your favourite Mexican-inspired dishes.
Howdah Snacks come in four flavours – all of which are completely vegan. Choose from onion bhajis, bombay mix, bakarwadi bites and masala dippers and crunch on these crisp alternatives conscious-free. Whether you’re looking for a sweet or savoury treat, Howdah Snacks has you covered and the jumbo size of the bags makes them great for sharing this Veganuary. As well as being vegan, Howdah Snacks operates a one-for-one initiative, where the brand donates a free school meal to a child in need in India for every bag of their snacks sold.
Enter GROUNDED: the vegan brand offering up pure plant protein m*lkshakes. This Veganuary, don’t be denied of your milkshake or chocolate milk, thanks to this all-natural, dairy-free protein shake. The shakes are available in two flavours: m*lk chocolate and mint chocolate, with each carton containing 20g of pure plant protein.
Cru8 Cookies and Macaroons
British brand Cru8 has a wide range of plant-based snacks – both sweet and savoury. As well as kale crisps, vegan bread and bagels, the brand sells bags of raw macaroons and cookies which are the perfect kitchen cupboard snack this Vegnuary. Packed full of nutrients, this high protein snack is also gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free. Choose from raw chocolate chip and oatmeal and raisin cookies; sprouted buckwheat granola bars and raw almond, cacao, cacao and mint, cacao and orange, lemon and chia seed and pistachio macaroons. Who said January couoldn’t be full of treats?
The Real Foodists Yo’Ridge Breakfast Pots
Yo’Ridge Breakfast Pots are the plant based love child of yoghurt and porridge, made from an innovative blend of oats, lentils, sesame and coconut, mixed together with pure maple syrup and fruit. Available in three tasty flavours, those wanting to try a new breakfast idea and go vegan – for the month or longer – can choose from Banana, Maple and Cocoa Nibs; Apple, Cranberry and Cinnamon and Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackcurrants. All include gut-healthy cultures and are the perfect start to the day. Plant-based, free from dairy, soya and refined sugar, this is surely the healthy and happy snack we all need this month. Throughout Veganuary, enjoy 25 per cent off your porridge pots.
Body and Mind Botanicals CBD Chocolate
Not only is Veganuary trending this month but so is CBD. Body and Mind Botanicals has a range of cannabis products that support stress relief and wellbeing, as well as being vegan. The chocolate bars are artisanal and handcrafted and contain enough CBD per person for 12 days. Choose from three varieties: dark; mint dark chocolate and orange dark chocolate – the latter being our favourite.
Hands up if you love cookie dough. Hands up if you love energy balls. Right, if both hands are in the air, you’re going to love Doughlicious’ vegan ready-to-eat cookie dough bites. A cross between cookie dough and an energy or protein balls, these ‘lite bites’ are perfect for Veganuary snacking and come in a range of tasty flavours. Our favourites had to be the chocolate and peanut crunch, while the apple crumble was the perfect ‘nice’ version of a naughty treat. Available in single packs or to order as a bundle, stock up your fridge now.
Tasty Mates Sweets
Another one for the sweet tooth in all of us; Tasty Mates is a newly-launched vegan gummy sweets brand in time for Veganuary this year. Available in a range of flavours, the Pearl Crumble and Peaches and Cream sound right up our street, but there’s also Salted Caramel and Very Berry from which to choose. Plant-based and using only natural colouring and flavourings, the sweets are also packaged in 100% recyclable material.
Available from £2.49 at tastymates.co.uk – website launching next week.
Perkier Immune Booster Bars
Plant-based bars from Perkier that taste delicious and contain everything you need to support your immune system this January. The first Vitamin D chocolate bars that contain 100 per cent NRV of Vitamins D, C and B12, these bars make quite a tasty treat. An alternative to the traditional supplement, the bars are available in Nutty Toffee with Dark Chcolate and Salted Caramel with Dark Chocolate varieties.
Mash Direct Vegan Mashed Potato
Most mashed potato varieties use butter to deliver that delicious, creamy taste but Mash Direct’s vegan mashed potato uses olive oil instead, making it completely vegan. Lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, this is actually a lighter version of the indulgent classic side dish. Also inspired by Veganuary, there’s a Vegan Carrot & Swede dish, using heritage carrots and steamed swedes, packed full of flavour. Not just plant-based but healthy too!
The Groovy Food Company Coconut Flour
Since we’re all stuck at home in another lockdown, it’s safe to say we’re all cooking and baking more. So why not make that fully vegan too, with The Groovy Food Company’s Coconut Flour? Highly versatile, the organic coconut sugar can be used as a direct swap to refined sugar in both sweet and savoury dishes. Acing Veganuary, are we? The flour has a unique, buttery, caramel taste to it, thanks to the coconut sugar, which only adds to the depth and flavour of whatever you’re cooking or baking.
Linda McCartney Meat Free Sausage Rolls
If you’re a fan of Linda McCartney’s meat-free sausages, why not step it up a notch and add a pack of the vegetarian sausage rolls to your basket, next time you’re doing the weekly food shop? All of Linda McCartney’s products are meat-free – including the brand’s new Vegemince – but while all of the frozen goods are worth stocking up on, the sausage rolls are the perfect sized snack this month. Totally enjoyable, they’re now a staple in our online food shops. The brand has also teamed up with renowned recipe writer and champion of affordable cooking, Jack Monroe aka. Bootstrap Cook, to create three lip-smackingly satisfying and affordable recipes that help to take the challenge out of meat-free and make it accessible to everyone.
COOK Vegan-Friendly Range
COOK has a fantastic and totally delicious vegan-friendly range, with all the meals made from quality, British ingredients; cooked by hand and freshly frozen for you to heat up at home in no time. One to add your freezer, rather than your cupboard, the vegan options include the brand new Shepherdless Pie, with rosemary and red wine-infused lentils, quinoa and mushrooms, topped with sweet potato mash and roasted chickpeas; as well as the Mexican Three Bean Chilli. Those looking for healthier options to start the year with, can opt for the Sweet Potato and Aubergine Sri Lankan Curry Pot for One, with a fragrant curry leaf and coconut sauce, roasted aubergine and sweet potato and brown rice.