The lovely folks at OGGS® recently sent me some of their new chocolatey bites to try. I couldn't wait to sample them as it's unusual to find egg-free things like Brownies and Millionaire Shortbread. So, here's what I thought of them ...
For someone like me who is intolerant to eggs, I couldn't wait to try the latest vegan bakery bite on the block. If I'm honest, there was an element of trepidation. In the past, you see, I've been a bit disappointed and distinctly underwhelmed with vegan cake options. They have tasted distinctly lacking; sometimes dry, often very crumbly.
So what about these OGGS® bites?
Two flavours have been launched: Brownie Bites and Millionaire Bites. Both vegan. There are 9 mini bites in each recyclable pack.
Brownie Bites are rich, moist, extremely chocolatey, fudgy and a little bit gooey - just how a brownie should be. The Brownie Bites are made all that more indulgent thanks to a chocolate chunk topping. Each bite counts as one serving and to be honest, as they are nicely rich, even someone like me with a sweet tooth only needs to eat one. At 58 calories each they're a satisfying sweet treat without consuming lots of calories. They held together well and didn't crumble or melt in my fingers.
Millionaire Bites are my favourite, but that could be because I'm more of a shortbread girl rather than a brownie fan. The base layer is a soft, shortbread which is almost crumbly. Then there's a generous middle caramel layer and a milk chocolate top. They're just 66 calories per bite so they are an indulgent treat. Quite frankly, you can't believe that they're vegan - they're that good!
Both variants were moist, held together well and delivered in terms of taste. So, if you're egg intolerant or following a vegan diet, these are a great option to satisfy sweet cravings.
Where to buy: Get them now in Sainsbury's and WH Smith Travel Stores for £2.25.
At a glance:
9 bites per pack
100% recyclable packaging
Once open, store the pack in an airtight tin for up to 3 days (if they last that long).
Swapping out eggs OGGS® generates five times less CO2 in every Bite and a further eight times less CO2 by swapping out butter.
Food Travel More were gifted one pack each of the OGGS® Chocolate Brownie Bites and Millionaire Shortbread. We have used these to undertake this product review. For more information on the OGGS® range, check out their website here or follow them on social at @loveoggs