I just love it when tasty things arrive in the post. Don’t we all? The nice folks at The Living kitchen sent some products over for me to wrap my lips around – and the bright colours and interesting flavours drew me right on in.
Established in 2006, The Living Food Kitchen base their products on wholesome, natural ingredients – offering a more health-conscious alternative to the usual between meal snacks and drinks. Plant-based and organic wherever possible, all their products are free from animal products, lactose, glucose and soya, so great for those with specialist diets and intolerances.
Their range includes a selection of dairy-free Almond Shakes and Raw Chocolate Desserts, and the lovely folk at The Living Food Kitchen kindly sent over a box of shakes and Raw Chocolate Mousse desserts to try.
The first shake I tried was the Mango and Goji flavour, and I really liked the taste, although the consistency waas a little strange at first – a bit thinner than your usual smoothie, but tasty regardless.The Pineapple and Coconut was definitely my favourite of the flavours – it was light and refreshing, and something I’d definitely go for if I spotted it on a shelf in the supermarket.
Unfortunately I found the Cacao & Cherry shake a little too heavy for me, and the flavours didn’t work too well together – which is a shame, as I like both chocolate and cherry. The Blueberry and Acai was much tastier – really fruity and nice and thick.
The Almond Shakes retail at an RRP of £2.79 – a little pricier than your usual smoothie drink, but if you’re dairy-free and fancy a treat, I’d definitely recommend the Pineapple and Coconut shake.
The consistency of the Raw Chocolate Mousse was a little strange at first – slightly grainy, but easy to eat once I quickly got used to it. And it tastes goood – definitely more cocoa-based than your average choccy mousse. The tub is definitely a good size, and after eating it I felt full up, rather than in my usual ‘GIMME MORE CHOCOLATE’ state.
As well as the chocolate dessert, there are also five other flavours to choose from: Banoffee Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake, Lemon Cheesecake, Raspberry Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pie. RRP for these pots is £2.59 – £2.79, so not something I could afford daily but they make a tasty little weekend treat.
The consistencies and flavours did take a bit of getting used to, but on the whole I actually really enjoyed my Living Food Kitchen treats – and despite being skeptical over ‘healthy’ snack products, I did like that these were made from natural ingredients. Basically, they made me feel like I was being good to my body and mind while still enjoying some great tastes – and who can argue with that, eh?
The Living Food Kitchen’s products are available at Wholefoods, Planet Organic and Selfridges – or from The Living Food kitchen directly via their website.
*I was kindly sent the shakes and desserts for review from The Living Food Kitchen.