Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Check Out My Cool New Stuff

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.

33 comments:

Veg is Sexy said...

First of all, you are SO not almost 30. I don't believe it for a second. Lies.

Second, I love Go Max Go bars! You'll love the coconut one. Jokerz was my favorite I think.

nora said...

such fun products! esp the tamales! i'd love to try that cheese spread too.

dining table said...

I like the peanut butter cups. They are my favorites. I would also go for the Go Max Go bars!

Gina said...

Wow...I just remembered a dream I had last night.

I ordered some stuff from veganessentials the other day also (mine isn't here yet, boo), because I wanted some white chocolate I also got some soy curls which is what made me think of it. Anyway I had a dream last night that I got the chocolate and had a piece and it was delicious.

..kind of mundane, but I can think of worse dreams to have, hahaa.

vegan.in.brighton said...

Awesome, I also put in a huge vegan essentials order around xmas! I got loads of Go Max bars, I still can't decide on a favourite flavour! I also got the Eco Planet Cheese Crackers - I love those things and am almost glad they don't sell the in the UK as I'd probably go through a box a day!

Kiersten said...

You got some awesome products! I never ate candy bars very often, but I really want to try the Go Max bars. I hope you enjoy all your goodies!

Georgia said...

If it makes you feel any better, I still call my parents Mama & Daddy, and I'm 32. I am from Mississippi, so we can blame it on that. :)

kirsten said...

human..those peanut butter cups look freakin gooood!

Mihl said...

Oh, wow! Bianca, that's some awesome stuff! I am so happy I can get GoMaxGo bars in Germany, too. Enjoy them all!

eaternotarunner said...

I want those PB cups!

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Mucho tamale envy!!

Shannon-Rabbit Food said...

What great loot! I've been wanting to try the Go Max Go bars for a long time. Thanks for the review, now I know they are truly legit.

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Those tamales look amazing! I have some of that Wayfare Cheese in my fridge that I can't wait to try. Love those Go Max bars, and the Eco Cheddar crackers! Now I'm hungry...

pixiepine said...

Yum yum yum!!

Jennifer said...

I still call my parents Mommy and Daddy. :] So do both my brother and sister, who are 29 and 31. You are not alone! Also, I REALLY want to try those candy bars but haven't yet been able to convince my wallet!

Jem09 said...

That Tamale looks AMAZING. ::drools:: I have to get some of those.

miss v said...

yum, i'm totally craving tamales and snickers now. i never thought i'd say those two things in the same sentence!

Sheridanna said...

WOW! All of your new vegan loot looks amazing! I want to try those tamales for sure! I love all of the names of the candy bars too! Ha!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

YUM! I've got to check out that website! The twilight is calling my name.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

I still haven't tried Soy Curls. I hope you post what you do with them.

Cole said...

That tamale looks rockin'.

celine said...

I had a twilight straight from the fridge today and I just about lost it. except...it made me crash and burn barely an hour later. love them so, but the sugar is killer!

Alice said...

I'd love to try the vegan peanut butter cups...I remember I liked Reese's PB cups a lot when I lived in the US for a while quite a few years ago (and wasn't even vegetarian at the time)...I used to eat so many I gained about 10 kilos in 6 months!

Vegan Fox said...

That's awesome. I can't wait to hear about the other candy bars (I've really wanted to try these)!

Mary said...

Oh my god, what a haul! I used to looooooove Mounds. What an awesome belated Christmas gift!

flamencokitty said...

Jokerz is definitely my favorite Go Max Go bar so far. I didn't like the brown one and I haven't tried Mahalo, but I've never been a Mounds fan anyway. Your mom and dad are awesome. There's a gift I'd love to receive!

aTxVegn said...

Oooh, I'm dying to try the snickerslike candy bar! And I'm so glad you found some tamales. We have some locally made ones here that are pretty good and I buy on occasion.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm, Go Max Go bars! I LOVE Upton's Seitan, but I haven't tried the tamales.

Michal said...

Wow your almost thirty! From your picture i thought you were like 24. That is so nice of your parents to order that stuff for you. I am very interestead in those tamales.

thedalyn said...

There's an excellent taco recipe in Vegan Brunch that uses Soy Curlz. It's actually my new favorite Isa recipe and it was the best thing I'd made in months. You should try it! And don't skip the grilled pineapple. It makes the dish.

Amy said...

I have to have more Dr. Cow nut cheese and try Daiya.
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Kristen said...

my favorite was the mahalo!!

Erin said...

Your favorites are my favorites too! I also recently tried the Jokerz bar for the first time, as a former Snickers lover. I too was hoping for more peanuts and thought the texture was a little squishy, but beggars can't be choosers :) I've heard they're really good frozen.