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On this page: reviews of vegan protein bars and other sweet snacks, and where you can buy them.
Because taste is so subjective, you may like to take a look at the “What May Affect My Reviews” page before reading the reviews.
Our favourite vegan sweet snacks are Mr Tom Peanut Bars, from B&M, and CoFresh Caramel Peanuts, from Tesco. Steve says he also considers Pulsin Protein Booster Bars from Aldi, in Peanut Choc and Caramel, Choc, & Peanut flavours, to be favourites of his.
Vegan Protein Bars
Naked Peanut Bar (Tesco)
These are vegan protein bars that have peanuts ground into small pieces and mashed in with lots of other ingredients, to create a fairly smooth bar. The bar is chewy, rather than crunchy, and slightly moist. I think it sounds nicer than it was. It was not sweet enough for me, and Steve wasn’t particularly impressed with either. However, I think the point of these bars is to provide protein and energy, rather than satisfy cravings for sweetness.
Naked Lemon Drizzle (Wholesome! Carlisle)
These vegan protein bars are chewy, rather than crunchy, and slightly moist. The best way I can describe them are that they are ingredients ground down and then mashed together to create a fairly smooth bar. This bar had a lovely lemon flavour that would have been better if it was stronger. It was definitely the best part of this bar, as it was not great apart from that.
Paleo Bar Hazelnut (Aldi)
These are not sweet enough for Steve and me. They are just OK.
The Foodie Market Peanut & Choc Chip Cacao Brownie Bars (Aldi)
These protein bars are quite nice. They are sweeter than others I’ve tried. Steve says he prefers sweeter ones like these too.
Only Natural Oaties Cocoa Delight (Home Bargains)
These are described as wholegrain Oat Flap jacks, but they look and taste more like protein bars than flapjacks. They are not as sweet as I had hoped, but you can taste the cocoa.
Peanut & Cacao Nutty Nature Bars (Home Bargains)
These are vegan protein bars, with all the ingredients mushed up then stuck together in a bar, a bit like Naked bars. I was hoping they would be more like Tracker bars.
Nutty Nature Peanut Cacao & Caramel Bars (Home Bargains)
These bars are vegan protein bars, the type that are crushed ingredients all pressed together. The bar smelled quite nice, but wasn’t sweet enough for me. Steve thought it was OK, but he wasn’t overly keen.
Nutty Nature Protein Bars Banana Toffee Flavour (Home Bargains)
These vegan protein bars smell really lovely. When I tasted them though, they weren’t sweet enough for me. They are the type of bars where loads of ingredients are crushed and squashed together into a bar shape. Steve quite liked them and said they were his favourite flavour of the Nutty Nature bars.
Mindful Bites Crunchy Bites Filled With Nut Butter, Hazelnut & Berries Flavour (TK Max)
These vegan protein bars are different to the normal “stuff mashed together” bars. They have two fingers, with a a crunchy outside and a soft filling, a bit like the texture of peanut butter. The flavour was quite bland. It would have been quite nice if it had been a lot sweeter. My dad didn’t like the texture of the nut butter filling. Steve thought they were quite bland too, but OK. There was not Much of a difference between the two flavours we tried of these bars.
Mindful Bites Crunchy Bites Filled With Nut Butter, Cashew & Baobab Flavour (TK Max)
These bars are two fingers, which have a crunchy outside and a soft filling, a bit like the texture of peanut butter. The flavour was quite bland. It would have been quite nice if it had been a lot sweeter. My dad didn’t like the texture of the nut butter filling. Steve thought they were quite bland too, but OK. There was not Much of a difference between the two flavours we tried of these bars.
Pulsin Protein Booster Peanut Choc Bar
Steve tried this and liked it. You can taste the peanut and chocolate I thought it was a little dry and would have liked it a bit sweeter. It doesn’t have the taste of dates, which a lot of proteins bars we have tried seem to, but that may be one reason they are slightly dry. The bars look very small when you look at them outside their packets.
Pulsin Protein Booster Caramel Choc & Peanut Bar
This was similar to above, except it had a nice caramel flavour. Maybe not quite as dry as the one above, but still a bit dry. No taste of dates, as with other protein bars. There are three bars in a pack but they are quite small.
Vegan Sweet Snacks
Mr Tom Peanut Bars (B&M)
These were nice, they had a sweet sticky coating, instead of being just dry. The taste reminded me of Tracker Bars. It is enjoyable and I would have it again. Steve also likes these sweet snacks.
Harvest Morn Chocolate Coated Orange Rice Cake Bars (Aldi)
These were disappointing. I found them dry and without much orange flavour. I really don’t like Rice Cakes, but I had hoped these ones would be more moist and flavoursome. Sadly, they weren’t. Steve thought they were OK-ish, but wouldn’t buy them again.
Cofresh Caramel Peanuts (Tesco)
These are peanuts covered in a sesame seed and caramelised sugar coating. Steve and I both thought they were delicious, as did my Dad, who also tried them. My friend Helen is another fan of these sweet snacks.
Eat Real Peanut Bar (Pound World)
This was nice, but my sweet tooth means I would have liked more of the sweet sticky stuff in it.
Alpro Light Jaffa Cake Bars (Morrison’s)
These are nice, but I expected, or hoped, more moist gooeyness, more sweetness and more flavour. It would have been a nicer sweet snack with those things added.
Snact Apple & Mango Fruit Jerky (8th Day Co-op)
This was basically dried fruit, which I’m not crazy about, but my friend really liked it. It was hard in your mouth at first, but then went quite chewy.
Shires Bakery Crunchy Maple Granola Bars (Home Bargains)
These looked and tasted nice, but unfortunately were very dry. They were very crunchy but could have done with being more moist and chewy.
Landgarten Raspberries in Dark Chocolate (Planet Organic)
I didn’t think I would like these at all. Dark chocolate is normally too bitter for me and raspberries too tart and zingy. I was pleasantly surprised, as they complemented each other well. I do prefer much sweeter things though.
Higates Flapjack, Plain (Home Bargains)
This would have been better if it was sweeter, stickier, and tasted more buttery. As it was, it was OK. My friend Helen had her own and thought the same.
The Eat Real Sesame Bar (Pound World)
Although sesame seeds can be bitter, I expected this bar to have something added in to make them sweeter. It hadn’t. It tasted very bitter to me, so I wasn’t keen. Steve wasn’t enamoured with it either. We wouldn’t buy it again.
Salted Caramel Coconut Pecks (8th Day Co-op)
These air dried coconut strips did not have a very strong caramel flavour, they were mainly just coconut. I do not like coconut, so I was hoping the caramel flavouring would have overwhelmed the coconut flavour, but the reality was far from that.
Ma Baker Giant Bar Peanut (Golden Harvest, Whitehaven)
This vegan sweet snack is a bit like flapjack, made with oats and nuts, and was pretty tasty. It would be even nicer if it was sweeter and stickier. Steve also likes these sweet snacks, which are also available in hazelnut and other nut flavours.
5th Season Freeze Dried Strawberries (Home Bargains)
I found these strawberries really tangy and too tart for me. Steve wasn’t keen either.
5th Season Freeze Dried Pineapple (Home Bargains)
These were sweeter than the strawberries, and less tart. They were OK as far as dried fruit goes.
Bobby’s Oat Flapjack (from small local convenience stores)
This was a quite nice vegan sweet snack, but I would have liked it a bit sweeter and stickier.
Fruit Bowl Apple & Pear Bars (Home Bargains)
As you can see from the picture on the box, these were the sort of bars where the ingredients have been crushed and pressed into a bar. I’m not usually a fan of them, and these were no different. They definitely tasted fruity, but not sweet enough for me.
Have you spotted a mistake, or is any of the food we have featured no longer vegan? Do you have an alternative view on a vegan food product we have tried? The more opinions people have to go on, the better, so please leave a comment.