I was recently sent some goodies to try from The Living Food Kitchen. If you haven’t heard of them before, they are a raw, vegan food company that create plant-based food that is 100% natural and, where possible, organic. They also ensure the products are gluten, lactose and soya free.
I was sent a Pineapple and Coconut almond shake which retails at £2.79. The shake contains water, banana purée, pineapple purée, almonds, coconut milk, mango purée and lime juice. It was seriously a taste sensation, D, Lucas and I had a bit and loved it! Delicious and very refreshing.
Cacoa and Date coconut flapjack, £1.99. I enjoyed this flapjack, really flavoursome and a great texture. It wasn’t too hard but also didn’t crumble. It contains gluten free oats, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, dates, yacon root syrup, rice syrup, water, cacao powder, banana powder and lucuma powder.
Inca Berry and Pumpkin Seed coconut flapjack, £1.99. Up until trying this flapjack, I had never had an inca berry before and it won’t be something I look for in the future. This was my favourite flapjack out of the three, when I avoided the inca berries. Inca berries are very sour, neither D or I could eat them, however, 13 month of Lucas ate the berry without batting an eyelid. This flapjack contains gluten free oats, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, Inca berries, yacon root syrup, rice syrup, pumpkin seeds, water, banana powder and lucuma powder.
Coconut flapjack, £1.99. D and Lucas really enjoyed this, the texture as the other two is great but I’m not a fan of coconut so I wasn’t keen on this one. This flapjack contains gluten free oats, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, yacon root syrup, rice syrup, water, banana powder and lucuma powder.
Cacao and Vanilla Granola, £5.49. Neither D or I were a fan of this, the only way I can describe the taste would be as a strong date syrup. The granola consists of sprouted buckwheat, date paste (dates, filtered water, vanilla seeds), banana, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, golden linseeds and himalayan crystal salt.
Chocolate Mousse, £2.59. I was so looking forward to trying this one and unfortunately I was disappointed quickly. D liked it but wasn’t overly impressed and we are both chocoholics. The texture is lovely and smooth but the chocolate was overpowered by coconut. The mousse contains filtered water, coconut sugar, virgin coconut oil, dates, raw cacao powder, sunflower lecithin, almonds, irish moss seaweed, himalayan crystal salt and vanilla powder.
Banoffee Pie, £2.79. I enjoyed this desert, it had bits of a crunchy texture mixed in with plenty of creamy banana. The pie contains cashews, banana, almonds, filtered water, coconut sugar, dates, virgin coconut oil, coconut flakes, agave syrup and cacao powder.
Lemon Cheesecake, £2.79. This was a lovely tangy cheesecake, the base is more crumbly than I would have expected but that isn’t a negative point. The cheesecake contains cashews, filtered water, almonds, coconut sugar, lemon juice, virgin coconut oil, dates, coconut flakes, sunflower lecithin, lemon zest, himalayan crystal salt and vanilla powder.
Hummus, £2.59. This hummus has a fab texture, not too creamy. I like hummus with a bit of texture. It is also very flavoursome without being overpowering of any single ingredient. It consists of sprouted chickpeas, sunflower oil, parsley, tahini (sesame seeds), extra virgin olive oil, turmeric, coriander seed, garlic powder, herb salt (himalayan crystal salt, dill, rosemary, chives, tarragon, thyme, oregano, basil) and asafoetida.
Beetroot Hummus, £2.69. This hummus is incredibly tasty, it has a sweet taste of beetroot and the texture is perfect. It consists of beetroot, cashews, sprouted chickpeas, sunflower oil, lemon juice, tahini (sesame seeds), herb salt (Himalayan crystal salt, thyme, oregano, rosemary, chives, basil, tarragon), garlic powder, cumin, coriander powder and extra virgin olive oil.
Pea and Mint Hummus, £3.29. This is my favourite product from the whole box. It is amazing, I’ve never had nor considered having pea and mint hummus before but it is so tasty. It has a fab fresh flavour and has been my favourite snack with carrot sticks whilst watching my soaps. It consists of garden peas, sprouted chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mint, lemon zest, tahini (sesame seeds), Himalayan crystal salt, black pepper and barleygrass powder.
To summarise, The Living Food Kitchen is a great concept with excellent values. They are definitely ones to look at if you want a healthy snack or have food allergies. The deserts weren’t to my taste but if you like coconut you will probably love them. Oh, and the pea and mint hummus is the best hummus you will ever come across x