Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Round Up! Round Up!

I used to love a Wagon Wheel back in my pre-veggie days so I had high hopes for the Round Up by Ananda Foods. I first picked one up at Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fair in London last year and quickly developed a habit. I can't believe I haven't blogged about them before but to be honest I usually tear into them so quickly that there's simply no time for photographs! You can just imagine how excited I was when Infinity Foods started selling them as it's basically my corner shop (for the next two months anyway!).


If you've never eaten one a classic Wagon Wheel is completely coated in chocolate but it's also thinner and smaller than the Round Up. The Round Up consists of two soft chocolate biscuits sandwiched either side of a layer of fluffy marshmallow with a strawberry jam centre. The sides are totally coated in thick chocolate and there's a chocolate drizzle ontop. I think this is the perfect amount of chocolate as it means you can eat it without getting your paws completely covered in melted chocolate.

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To me this is the perfect treat. Marshmallow, check. Chocolate, check. Jam, check. Amazing. For my xgfx buddies these now come in a gluten free version which is available to purchase on the website.


Aside from loving how freaking delicious they are (look at that jam!) I also love that these are handcrafted by a small company using fair-trade chocolate. Something I've been increasingly more conscious of lately is the child labour / slavery used in cocoa production and I'm a bit obsessed with checking which companies chocolaty products are a-ok on the Food Empowerment Project's website and app. If you don't see a brand you're interested in purchasing from listed their volunteers are great at reaching out and since I e-mailed about them both Vego and The Co-operative supermarket have been added to the recommended list.

10 comments:

  1. I've never heard of a treat like this! It sounds so good. I think I'm going to have to take a page from your playbook and start making a list of things I want to try the next time I'm in England!

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  2. I loved Wagon Wheels when I was younger. When I was in the UK in 2009 I did stumble across a vegan wagon wheel, but it was pretty cardboardy, nothing like this.
    So, next year you bring the Wagon Wheels and I will bring the Mintons??

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  3. OMG! This is awesome. I absolutely LOVED Wagon Wheels as a kid, and it's one of few things I've missed since becoming vegan. Thanks for this great post :)

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  4. These look somewhat like our Moon Pies, but not quite.

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  5. Infinity have them now? Oh dear!! I'll be stocking up next time I'm there.

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  6. We use to always get at least one wagon wheel in our Halloween haul but it would always be smashed by the end of the night.

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  7. I've never even heard of a Wagon Wheel, but that sounds insanely awesome. Why can't we have those over here????

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  8. I love these! They are such a treat. Not heard of that App before, will check it out. I've just been doing some chocolate tasting for reviews for Can I Eat It? App. Seed and Bean and Divine have some great faritrade and vegan chocolate in their ranges.

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  9. Oh my gosh that looks amazing! I love love LOVE Wagon Wheels!

    www.thetechgypsy.com

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  10. that sounds really good! it seems so classic and kinda like a childhood treat but more snazzy!

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