As you guys all know, Valentine's Day is coming up, and love is in the air! I personally am not a fan of Valentine's Day at all, but I am a fan of getting chocolates and sweets from my husband! I'll take any excuse to eat some vegan junk food lol. So today, I'm going to tell you guys about 3 absolutely delicious noms that will sweep your loved one (or yourself) off your feet!
This is brand is relatively new to my food store, and boy am I happy to see them! These delicious little chocolate cream tarts are fantastic! You get six per pack, and it's funny because they call it a party pack, and I'm like yeah party pack for one lol. Good luck getting me to share these things! The ingredients are pure, natural, and simple as you can read above. The chocolate in these tarts are so rich and decadent, and wrapped up in that delicious smooth cocoa is little pieces of shredded coconut! None of the flavors overpower one another, instead they just blend together to create one delicious little treat that you can't put down! I'm not sure what I paid for them, but I would say about $5 dollars. You will fall head over heels in love with these!
Even when I ate dairy, I was never a huge fan of ice cream. It always gave me a belly ache and made me feel terrible after eating it, so I never really cared for it. So, as a vegan, I really never cared to try vegan ice cream since I just never much acquired a taste for it. But at my most recent food shopping trip, I decided to go outside of my box and try some! I decided on this one by So Delicious. This stuff is so delicious! It's still smooth and creamy like ice cream. The coconut flavor is so subtle you really only get it as an after taste. It tastes just like strawberry ice cream! You want to make sure you let it sit out for a few minutes because it's really hard to scoop out if not. I was so happy I decided to make this purchase! Again, I didn't pay much attention to the price when I bought it but I would think it's along the lines of $5-$6, and worth every penny! One taste of this and your loved one will melt!
I saved the best (and most expensive) for last! Premium Chocolatiers Vegan Truffles, all packaged in a heart shaped box and ready for gifting! I actually told my husband to get me these as my gift lol. I've only tried 3 of these little balls of chocolate Heaven and they are SOO good! The Salted Caramel Truffle is easily my favorite and if they had a whole box of those I would be happy. Sweet and salty, they the perfect combination! The Milk Fudge Truffle has a slight vanilla flavor to it, and it really compliments the milkless chocolate. The Raspberry Truffle tastes just like raspberries and chocolate, slightly fruity and sweet. I haven't tried the Grand Marnier Truffle, which has white chocolate and the flavor of Grand Marnier orange liquor. And I also haven't tried the Coffee Truffle because I don't like coffee lol. I've been trying to get my husband to eat those ones since he loves coffee! each truffle is truly decadent, and usually one is enough for me. Honestly, if I gave these one of these to a non-vegan and told them to try one, they wouldn't believe that it's vegan. Their milkless chocolate is so similar to real milk chocolate I don't know how they do it. This box, available on the Premium Chocolatiers website, is $34.95! I know, it's crazy. Total with shipping, my husband paid about $41. However, because these are clearly a special occasion chocolate, I think it's worth it. I won't be done with this box for awhile considering I don't eat chocolate too often, plus I want to savor it. But, buying your loved one something this special will surely show to them just how special you find them, so it's worth it!
I want to mention as a side note that when I was just a vegetarian, I could barely eat anything like this. My stomach would be sick for not just a day, but days. Any type of chocolate, ice cream as I said above, pretty much anything with dairy other than cheese and yogurt. I'm not lactose intolerant, and I know this because they checked me for it, more than once if I recall correctly. But, it's 100% true that our human bodies are not meant to digest non-human milk. It's not meant for us. That's a fact. Personally, I haven't the slightest clue how someone decided that the milk that comes from a cow is something we should be drinking anyway. It just doesn't make sense. Anyway, I felt it worth mentioning that I can eat these dairy free products without suffering the same consequences from it's dairy counterpart. So even if you're not a vegan, but you suffer like I did, maybe you're lactose intolerant or maybe you have IBS or a sensitive belly, you can still live a normal and happy life eating the same stuff you used to love. Don't give up hope!
I hope that you and your loved one have a wonderful Valentine's Day! My husband and I plan on hanging out and watching the Walking Dead mid season premier! That's our kinda romance lol.