Healthy snacks delivered to your door? Iâ€™m in!
The home delivery snack box thing has definitely become popular in the last few years. More and more of us are looking for healthier options and though they are getting more widely available, nothing beats the convenience (and fun!) of a neatly packaged box of goodies delivered straight to your door.
My Healthy Nibbles are a snack box company with 4 different box sizes, each of which can be tailored to suit dietary requirements including gluten-free, paleo, vegan and “original”.
I was lucky enough to give one of their vegan boxes a spin and wanted to share my thoughts with Coconut and Berriesâ€™ readers.
Each box is available as a weekly or monthly subscription, or as a single purchase and the selection of healthy snacks from both established brands and artisan suppliers is constantly changing. I love the element of surprise with these things and because my box was all vegan and healthy I knew Iâ€™d be able to eat it all!
I ripped into that pretty pink tissue as fast as I could…
…to reveal SO many snacks! I wasnâ€™t anticipating quite so much and judging by the prices Iâ€™ve seen some of the individual products sold at, the Healthy Nibbles boxes seem very good value.
There was a nice selection of familiar and unfamiliar products as well as sweet and savoury.
Clearspring Organic: Tamari Roasted Sicilian Almonds
Iâ€™m a big fan of Clearspring and have talked about them on the blog before. All their products are fantastic quality and their snack packs are no exception. These savoury roasted almonds are great for stashing in your handbag for an on-the-go snack or for sprinkling on salads for some crunch and protein power.
Ombar: Coco Mylk Buttons
These are amazing! Doesnâ€™t everyone love chocolate buttons? Somehow chocolate buttons are more fun to eat than a bar and they were definitely one of my favourites growing up. Though Iâ€™m a fan of the dark dark stuff these days, I make an exception for Ombar “mylk” chocolate which is really high quality, raw, vegan and organic. Itâ€™s been a long time since Iâ€™ve had regular milk chocolate but Ombar coco mylk chocolate is possibly even creamier! Iâ€™ve tried all the bars before but not the buttons so these were a real treat.
The Food Doctor: Savoury Roasted Soya
Iâ€™ve been making (moderate) efforts to curb my sweet tooth lately so great-tasting savoury snacks are very welcome. These roasted soya beans from The Food Doctor are tasty, filling and seriously nutritious. I wonder if they make them in big bags..?
Nudie Snacks: Premium toasted coconut chips
I love that coconut is getting so much attention these days. I was way ahead of the game obviously ðŸ˜‰
Nudie Snacks are tapping into the coconut trend with their simple but delicious coconut chips. Theyâ€™re just toasted coconut chips with a tiny bit of salt and sugar for flavour. Iâ€™ve been enjoying grabbing a handful as a snack all on their own or sprinkling them on porridge, smoothies, ice cream and even salads.
Get Fruity: Scrumptious Strawberry
Made from oats, fruit and coconut oil, this is a nice little snack for a growling tummy at 11am. I like that this is nut-free since so many of the snack bars on the market arenâ€™t but the bit of fat from the coconut oil helps slow digestion and keep you satisfied for longer. Get Fruity also use gluten-free oats so these bars are suitable for anyone with a gluten allergy or intolerance.
Teapigs: Liquorice & Peppermint
As a big herbal tea drinker, Iâ€™ve definitely tried quite a few Teapigs teas before â€“ but not this one. All their teas are really high quality and made with only whole leaf tea, whole leaf herbs and whole flowers, no tea dust! The liquorice and peppermint tea was surprisingly sweet but still refreshing.
Zendegii: Lightly Spiced Savoury Snaps
These crackers from Zendegii are pretty different to any others Iâ€™ve seen before as theyâ€™re both grain-free and nut-free. Theyâ€™re made from apples, beetroot, carrot and linseeds and flavoured with chili powder and salt. I wanâ€™t sure what to make of them and they tasted a little like the failed juice pulp crackers Iâ€™ve made in the past. Fine as something light and crunchy to dip into hummus but I wouldnâ€™t rush out and buy them again.
iQ: Superfood Chocolate
Not my favourite raw chocolate but still nice. I like that this one from iQ is smoother than a lot of raw chocolates (which can be a bit grainy) and also that itâ€™s thin and snappy. They make several flavours, including espresso, lime and orange & raspberry.
Lovechock: Raw Chocolate Rocks - Raisin/Coconut with a pinch of Reishi
Iâ€™ve tried a couple of Lovechockâ€™s raw chocolate bars before and theyâ€™re definitely one of my favourites. I hadnâ€™t seen these “rocks” before but am very happy to have discovered them! Superfood infused raw chocolate coated raisins with a dusting of shredded coconut. I need to get my hands on the Mulberry/Hemp Seed and Almond/Cinnamon flavours asap.
Rebel Kitchen: Chocolate Mylk
Another product Iâ€™m very familiar with. I reviewed Rebel Kitchenâ€™s range of kidsâ€™ mylks when they were pretty new to the scene last summer. The brand has gone from strength to strength, launched a range of larger-sized mylks in more adult flavours - chai, matcha, chocolate & coffee, and even launched in the US! The chocolate is my favourite so I was very happy to find one in my Healthy Nibbles box. Just water, coconut milk, date nectar and raw cacao. Truly healthy and delicious.
Chimpanzee: Dates & Chocolate Protein Bar
This was pretty darn tasty but I wouldnâ€™t say it was all that “healthy”. It does contain a decent amount of protein (8.6g) and fibre (5g) but also a lot of sugar, in the form of rice syrup, dates, chocolate chips, glucose syrup and barley malt. It reminded me of a Clif bar and I think it would be probably be a good energy bar for athletes or really active people but for me itâ€™s more of a dessert than a snack!
Planet Organic: “Energise” Coconut, Barley grass & Hemp Protein Bar
Based on dates, coconut and cashews I was expecting this to be pretty similar tasting to a lot of other snack bars but the hemp protein makes it quite a bit drier. I needed to eat it with a cup of tea! I enjoyed the hint of lime flavour and do like that it contains some extra protein and superfoods. Iâ€™m a regular in Planet Organic so I might pick up the other flavours in the range to try.
Overall I was really happy with my vegan box and, even if I donâ€™t get a weekly or monthly subscription box, a one-off box every now and again is definitely tempting. Theyâ€™d make great birthday presents for fellow healthy eating friends or family too!
Healthy Nibbles are clearly committed to their cause and not only make snack boxes for all of us to enjoy but are involved in a new SMARTvending concept, supplying vending machines stocked only with healthy, nutritionally certified, sustainable products! How amazing would it be to replace all the junk food-filled vending machines with ones filled with delicious and nutritious goodies?!
Have you tried any of the snacks in my Healthy Nibbles vegan box? Any youâ€™d be interested in trying?
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[Disclosure: Healthy Nibbles sent me a free vegan snack box to sample, but, as always, all opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any other way for this post]