earth balance snacks
As a fan of Earth Balance products, I was really excited when they contacted me with information about their new line of vegan snack foods. I tried all of them but the Vegan Buttery Flavored Popcorn. Here’s what I thought…
These P.B. Popps were my favorite of the bunch. I just wish they came in a bigger bag – though it’s probably better for me that they don’t. I’m a sucker for anything peanut butter, and these little pieces of popcorn hidden in a not-too-sweet peanut butter and oat coating were totally addictive to me. My favorite part was the little PB coated peanuts that had fallen off the larger chunks. Pure heaven.
I was a huge Smartfood popcorn fan, so I had high hopes for this vegan aged white cheddar flavored popcorn. While this was really tasty, it didn’t totally capture that white cheddar flavor for me, but I’m a tough audience for this one. It was Ryan’s favorite of the bunch, and he knows his way around a bag of popcorn.
While we both really liked the other two snacks, unfortunately neither Ryan nor I could really get into these puffs. For me, it was the not-quite-real white cheddar taste again. It didn’t bother me so much with the popcorn, but because of the texture of these it was more pronounced for me. Ryan felt the same way. We were thinking these would be light and airy like Veggie Booty, but instead the pieces were really big and kind of heavy and dense. Maybe we just weren’t expecting that, but for whatever reason these were our least favorite of the bunch.
That being said I’d still recommend checking out all these snacks so that you can make up your own mind. As you can see from the “best by” dates, I tried these awhile ago, so I imagine they’re in even more markets now that when they first came out. Just having some great and convenient vegan snacks out there is a huge step forward. Have you had a chance to try these yet? What did you think?