Review: Ananda's Round Up! 'Waggon Wheels'

Vegan Wagon Wheels or Vegan Moon Pies for US readers. Ananda's is an artisan confectionery producer based in Derbyshire. They mainly make marshmallows, which is probably why they chose to make Wagon Wheels, with their marshmallowy middle. How do they compare to the ones you may remember?

The veganised choccy bar market has big players like Go Max Go, and several Kosher producers like Paskesz, who produce factory-made dairy-free confectionery. These are very much more an artisan product and look quite home-made. That's not a comment on which is preferable, as we like both approaches.

These wagon wheels are made with two soft cookie-style chocolate biscuits, filled with marshmallow and jam, and covered in chocolate. The edges are fully dipped, while the top and bottom are 'drizzled' with chocolate. They have all the elements of a commercial wagon wheel, and go a good way to bringing back memories of the childhood treats. They're not faithful reproductions though, so don't expect them to be.

The chocolate is dark and rich, with the edge chocolate being so thick it crunches. The cookies are nice and soft-baked, and the marshmallow and jam centre is fantastic. We'd love to see these available to buy with a coffee at vegan eateries!

Ananda's does a huge range of vegan marshmallows (review coming shortly) and they also have an online shop that sells externally sourced vegan goodies, including vegan condensed milk.

Verdict: Circle the Wagons!

Veganoo Score: ★★★★☆
Ananda's Round Up! 'Waggon Wheels'

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Footnote: Ingredients
Here is the ingredients panel from the pack we reviewed.

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