I haven’t been buying as many chocolate bars or sweets since moving towards the zero waste lifestyle, but sometimes I really need a little something chocolatey. Easter is one of those occasions, and Mama HH was good enough to send over a few treats from The Vegan Kind. (Interestingly, when we were children she only allowed my brother and me a bar of chocolate, nothing in a fun shape. Nowadays she’s always asking what kind of special themed, novelty shapes I’d like. It’s weird.)
We had a couple of Considerit vegan creme eggs, which we also tried last year (and reviewed here). Like last year, I was disappointed by the fact that it was two separate halves, but it still tasted good.
These peanut butter cups are my greatest weakness! I’ve tried at least one other brand before, but I think these are probably still my favourites because they’re made with a milkier chocolate. Dr HH and I keep talking about making our own peanut butter cups – I suspect it should be pretty easy.
It saddens me that there’s still no vegan version of Mini Eggs, but at least these little truffle eggs exist. They have a good creamy centre and are milky and delicious – and perfect size for snacking.
Most excitingly, we got these Walnut Whirls! Dr HH had never tried a classic Walnut Whip before and I can only remember trying it once or twice, but there’s no denying that it’s an exciting sweet. There are a few flavours available, but I asked for this one, assuming it would be closest to the original. For the uninitiated (are Walnut Whips universal?), it’s basically a dark chocolate cone with a flattened tip, topped with a walnut and filled with a sweet and delicious truffley cream of sorts. They were so good, I’m already planning on placing another order! The best thing about them was probably the thick layer of chocolate on the bottom – very generous indeed.
So it was quite the exciting Easter haul. There should really be more holidays that we celebrate by eating lots of chocolate…
Did you get any delicious Easter treats that I need to know about?
That’s a great haul. I am in love with those mini eggs. Have you had the Rythmn 108 bars? They are made by the same people and are gorgeous especially the almond ones (find them in Sainsburys and independents). There’s a company called Love Raw who make almond butter and hazelnut butter cups that are amazing and worth seeking out when youre back in England. They have started to get into a few supermarkets and Holland and Barrett. We got a Hotel Chocolat bunny, Truffle Pig creme eggs and Honeycomb round ups which didn’t last long!
I didn’t know the mini eggs people made bars too, I’ll definitely look out for them when I’m home – and the nut butter cups too! Your Easter haul sounds very exciting – I’ve got to get my hands on one of those honeycomb round ups!
I’ve never heard of a walnut whip before! They sound yummy.
You should give a pb cup a try! It isn’t too hard. I’ve made some tahini cups awhile ago, and I surprised how easy it was.
Oooh, tahini cups sound interesting! I’m obsessed with tahini at the moment!
Here is the cup recipe: https://runningonrealfood.com/salted-caramel-tahini-cups/
You can just use cupcake liners (paper or silicone) though I am sure you can easily make the outside chocolate