My awesome mama and daddy (and yes, I still call them "mama and daddy" even though I'm nearly *cough* 30) intended on placing a special Xmas order for me from Vegan Essentials. But I asked them to hold off since I knew I was about to start my Adventure Cleanse Tune-up. When the cleanse was FINALLY over, my daddy gave me a spending limit and let me order whatever I wanted! The stuff came in last week.
I got one each of the four Go Max Go Candy Bars. There's the Jokerz Bar, which tastes like a Snickers:
This is the only one I've opened so far, and it does taste very much like a Snickers. That was always one of my favorite candy bars. It doesn't have quite the peanut content that Snickers does, but it's still delish. The caramel is amazing! Before trying these bars, the only vegan candy bars I've had were the Crispy Cat bars and they really didn't impress ... too health-foody. Go Max Go bars taste like real junk food candy bars, but they still contain decent ingredients.
I also got the Buccaneer (like a 3 Muskateers):
The Twilight (like a Milky Way):
And the Mahalo (like a Mounds Bar ... I'll probably be opening this one next):
And I couldn't resist these Sjaak's vegan Miniature Peanut Butter Cups:
Sexy inside shot:
These little guys have a creamier center than a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, and honestly, I think they taste even better.
Bought some more Soy Curls for stir-fries, cheezesteak sammiches, and such:
And some more of my favorite snack — Eco-planet Non-Dairy Cheddar Crackers:
I also ordered a few new products, like this We Can't Say Its Cheese Spread, Cheddar-style:
This stuff has an oatmeal base, and it tastes very much like real cheese spread. It's ridiculously creamy, the perfect topping for my "Triscit-style" Kashi Heart-to-Heart Crackers.
And finally I couldn't resist these Upton's Naturals Chorizo Tamales:
I haven't had a tamale since before going vegetarian in 1994! So you can imagine the magic that happened in my mouth when I bit into these babies. You simply steam them in their husks and un-wrap:
I served mine with loads of jalapeno sauce and a giant salad. I ordered two more products from Vegan Essentials, but they deserve a post of their own. So Thursday night, I'll share my favorite Vegan Essentials scores. And be sure to come back because I'll also be hosting an awesome giveaway.