I'm finally getting to this post to share some recent vegan nummy finds! I haven't featured one of these segments for a while, so here's a double dose...
First up - chocolate! As vegans, some of us miss milk chocolate. Personally, I love dark chocolate, and have come to appreciate even the darkest, more bitter chocolate for its pure cocoa liquor essence. However, once in a while I long for milk chocolate, mostly around holidays and occasions when it is so festive, such as with Christmas and Halloween.
Now, I can indulge my craving with Terra Nostra Rice Milk Chocolate Bars. There are three varieties of bars available, Ricemilk Choco, Ricemilk Choco with Almonds, and Ricemilk Chocolate with Dark Truffle Center. While they all have a similar taste, I think the Dark Truffle Center bar is my favorite. While these bars are not exactly like the milk chocolate bars you remember (which is a good thing in my opinion since most of those are gritty sugary and full of junk), they will give you a milder, more mellow and soft tasting chocolate, reminiscent of a cross between milk chocolate and... for me... icy squares (anyone remember these?). Now, I'm not saying they are *that* close to icy squares, there is just something about these bars that oh so slighty reminds me of that icy chocolate confection.
Next up, Alexia Sweet Potato Fries. Ho-ly! How have I overlooked these until now??? These are like tempura sweet potato fries. Amazing! They have just the slightest amount of a batter-type coating that is perfect.
Now, there are two types of sweet potato fries by Alexia, as you will see in the link. The ones I have tried are the bag pictured here (the other variety I have not seen here). I have contacted the company to ask the difference between the two types, and all I can guess is that the other (Hanna Gold) variety does not have this same type of batter, but I'm unsure. Regardless, pick up these Alexia Sweet Potato Fries pictured - you won't be disappointed!!