Cool Cups Vegan Jello Review

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

So, I am sure if you are plant-based/vegan you know that jello is completely off limits. Jello is made out of gelatin, gelatin is made up of the boiled cartilage, bone and skin from animals. Not vegan, for sure. Even though it isn’t vegan, it was a favorite of mine before I realized what went into it. I adored jello, my grandma makes a slammin cream jello mold for every family get together. So, you can imagine how surprised and excited I was to find vegan jello at the grocery store! This post today is all about a review on this jello I found or “gels” as they called it. Let’s get into it!

The Review

The brand I found was Cool Cups, they are vegan, gluten-free, you know all the good stuff! They had a range of flavors but I opted for the cherry, seemed the most similar to what jello flavor I would pick as a kid. It comes in the classic four pack we all know and love. I couldn’t wait to get one open and try one. But, when the time came to try it I was a little confused by the texture. When you open up the cool cups there is a lot of liquid at the top, that didn’t surprise me, jello and gels have flaws right! Then, I dug my spoon into the cup and quickly realized that these were not jello like but definitely lean towards gel. The texture is hard and can come apart in your mouth in pieces instead of the classic smoothness of jello. I was not a fan of the texture at all but Mitch, didn’t mind it and kept eating.

Now, onto the flavor! This is where I would have to say Cool Cups got it right! They are pretty sweet but I prefer that and the cherry flavor is exactly how I remember it. If you lean towards being a flavor person other texture I would definitely try these out.

Overall I would rank these gel cups a 5/10 wonderful classic jello taste gone vegan but the texture needs some work (at least in my opinion). I love that a company has made it their mission to make vegan gels cups, we need more of them! Thanks for stopping by and remember there is always a vegan option!

Majken

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Easy 2 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Coconut Fudge

Hi there!

Mothers day is coming up and there is no better way of saying I love you mom than giving her chocolate, especially homemade chocolate that she can indulge in without feeling guilty. This recipe is only 2 ingredients but there are endless additions and toppings! And as always this recipe is vegan and gluten-free! Yum! Let’s Get Started!

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EASY 2 INGREDIENT DARK CHOCOLATE COCONUT FUDGE

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups dark chocolate chip (make sure they are dairy-free, gluten-free)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • *optional* coconut flakes and almonds for toppings!

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium pot heat up your coconut milk until it is just starting to bubble.
  2. Pour your chocolate chips into the coconut milk and take the pot off the heat and mix in the chocolate until it is melted and well encorporated.
  3. Line a dish (whatever dish you prefer) with parchment paper and pour in the fudge and smooth it out with a spoon over the top.
  4. If you want to, sprinkle your toppings over the top, I used a layer of coconut flakes and a couple almonds.
  5. Place in the freezer for 3 hours before eating! After that you can either store these in the freezer or refrigerator, it just depends on how you like your fudge!
  6. ENJOY!

Makes 12 large fudge slices
Prep time: 10 minutes, Freezer time: 3 hours

This recipe is so delicious and I guarantee will be a winner in your home too! When I first cut out dairy it was really hard for me to think of what treats I could eat but there are so many!! This recipe will make you forget about the fudge you have been eating since you were little because it is better and better for you! 🙂

Happy Baking!

Majken

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