Vegobox is a subscription service that delivers Vegan snacks (chips/crisps, candy/sweets and drinks) to your door every month. Being Swedish based, I thought I’d give them a try and support a business in my new homeland as Sweden tends to have a great vegan/vegetarian selection anyway! I did take advantage of their ongoing “bonus box” promotion that they offer with your first delivery so those items are also included below.
To preface all of this, I’m not a vegan, though I’m definitely trying to eat more plant based products overall so I’m looking at these items through the eyes (mouth?) of someone that eats both the vegan and non-vegan options that they’re trying to recreate. I’m not really a food reviewer either so whilst I’m commenting on each, don’t expect Shakespeare levels of content!
- Dalston’s Fizzy Rhubarb Soda/Drink
- The British Crisp Co’s Cheese and Onion Chips/Crisps
- Hippeas’ Take it Cheesy Organic Chickpea Puff
- Ape Snacks’ Really Cheese Puffs
- Meridian’s Peanut and Coconut Bar
- Mallow Puffs’ Salted Caramel & Belgian Chocolate Mallow Bar
- Super Fudgio’s Crispy Chocolate Coated Corn Puffs
- Nakd’s Banoffee Pie Bar
- Vive’s Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Protein Bite
- Tutti Frutti’s Sour Chewy Fruits
- Candy Kittens’ Tropical Mango Gourmet Sweets
Being from the UK I’ve had my fair share of rhubarb (though I’m sure other countries use rhubarb quite a lot?) and I’m indifferent to it. I think most of us have had it in fairly sweet crumble desserts but this was fairly light and had a good balance of sweetness and tart. Though it also has blackcurrant in it too so that helped!
I really liked the crunchiness of these and whilst they were a bit heavier on the onion side than cheese (which is to be expected, there’s no cheese, just nutritional yeast) they definitely stopped the savoury cravings at the time.
The first couple took getting used to as the texture’s a little firmer than other similar snacks but once you get past that, the “cheese” flavour is quite good (again, nutritional yeast lending its hand) and there’s a fair whack of protein to boot.
These were my preferred cheesy snack out of this delivery, I’m not sure what they do different but it definitely tasted more like authentic cheese. The texture wasn’t as good as the chickpeas though. I think the rice/coconut flour combo makes them a little more dense!
I’ve actually had these before so I knew what to expect. It’s a bar made of thick, crunchy peanut butter and desiccated coconut so it’s super dense and chewy. I imagine it’s great before a bike ride or similar?
Super soft mallowy insides with a nice dark, Belgian chocolate coating. You’ve got the slight taste of the vegan marshmallow egg substitute running through it but with the salted caramel flavour and chocolate, it’s just a hint and barely noticeable.
These were OK and almost like Maltesers (albeit dark chocolate) but the puffed corn inside almost felt like it was stale. The chocolate was good and they were OK, just nothing super special.
This one was handed off to my girlfriend as I don’t really like banana flavoured things but she enjoyed the sticky, banana, toffee, date-y bar thing. If you like banana and sweet things, you’ll like this!
Another protein bar thing that uses dates to sweeten and bulk it out, though it was pleasant enough to eat (I’m not a big date fan..) The dark chocolate was OK but there’s not a great deal of salted caramel flavour!
Having tried a few of Tutti Frutti’s different sweets I had an idea of what to expect and they’re good! The sour coating is actually sour and the marshmallow like sweets are nice and fruity.
I’m a sucker for mango flavoured things and these were the first things I opened and the first to be finished.. Solid mango taste and a nice chew!
I was pretty excited after placing the order and waiting to see what turned up (their Instagram shows a few sneak previews in the build up but I abstained!) and it was a good selection. If I had to nit-pick anything, it’s that there were 3 cheese based crisp/chip items and a lot of them I’d actually come across before as the vast majority of the items had been imported from the UK. That’s not their fault though, it’s just unlucky that I’d only recently moved from there! On the cheese snack front too I guess that’s one of the most popular flavours and one of the easier snacks to replicate so I can’t moan too much about that either.
They do ship outside of Sweden though I’d probably give it a miss if you’re in the UK as you can just go to your local supermarket and pick up 90% of it but if your country lacks a range of vegan options or you want to test out some snacks to see how they compare, Vegobox could be a good option for you. It’s available in a monthly (189SEK/month), quarterly (179SEK/month) or semi-annually payment plan (169SEK/month) and at the moment if you use the code VBEXTRA you’ll get an extra, small box with 4 items to try. Shipping is free in Sweden and 40SEK outside of Sweden.
(p.s. I wasn’t paid to do this, I just saw an Instagram ad, signed up and had a lot of time on my hands!)