Slab: Artisan Fudge

I’m very much a consumer and when we accepted a neighbours delivery of fudge (identified by the Slab artisan fudge tape), I was incredibly jealous. When I popped round to drop off her parcel, she informed me very casually that they also did vegan fudge… This was the beginning.

I very shortly after went to the Slab website and was greeted by a lovely homepage that listed items in their shop, which included the 4 Slab Surprise Gift Box – Vegan.

Delivery was a bit slower than I anticipated but nothing that I couldn’t live with and it did arrive well packaged. I lifted the lid and was informed by a sticker on the inside of the packaging telling me how the packaging was eco-friendly and compostable!

Inside the outer cardboard box was a beautifully packaged green box filled with delicious, delicious fudge…

From left to right: Choc Toffee, Raspberry & Coconut, Classic, Tiger Butter.

Each slab is labelled and marked with best before dates. They also have a QR code that you can scan for a full ingredients list which I thought was quite cool. Not ideal for those who aren’t tech savvy though.

I tried the Tiger Butter slab first which intrigued me as I wasn’t sure what flavour it would be. It was my favourite. It was chocolate and peanut butter flavoured, and as a big fan of peanut butter, I was surprised and delighted.

Coming in at a very close second was the Chocolate Toffee slab.

The fudge was great. I don’t have a benchmark with other vegan fudge, but comparatively against non-vegan fudge, it was exactly the same. The texture was the same and the flavours they sent were amazing.

You can browse and buy the full range of vegan fudge at this link. They’ll make the perfect gifts for any fudge lovers.

Amsterdam: Vegan Junk Food Bar

In the city centre of Amsterdam is the Vegan Junk Food Bar, and as their name suggests, they are the epitome of all that’s amazing about junk food. As you may be aware from my previous blog post, we went to Amsterdam last month and sampled their wares, twice!

We visited the Downtown restaurant as it was the one closest to our hotel, and also the one within the city centre. The restaurant has stylish graffittied walls and the classic neon sign that all cool and hip restaurants have these days.

To be completely honest with you guys, I can’t even remember what we ordered exactly, but the food was amazing and the menu was so extensive. I was most excited about the fish options as they’re so uncommon and to be completely honest with you, I miss salmon.

As you can see from the images above, the food comes out looking great. The scallop balls were exactly what I was expecting them to be and were so nostalgic to me. They had the exact same texture as the ‘fish balls’ that we have within the asian community. The burger was delicious and smoky, and the lemon shrimp were lovely and crispy. The sashimi was on another level, like life changing level. It was so much like real salmon and the fact such a vegan replacement exists made me want to cry. We finished our meals with pudding and a refreshing mint tea.

The food was quite expensive, but not particularly unusual for vegan restaurants these days. But not only was the food fantastic, the service was great too. The staff were friendly, spoke perfect English and were attentive.

I highly recommend a visit to the Vegan Junk Food Bar. I’m sure the other branches are just as good as the one we visited but the food is so good that you just can’t pass it up. Whether you’re vegan or not, you will love the food there so for those of you who are in the area, just take a walk by and grab yourself some loaded fries. It’ll be worth it