Vegan Chocolate Pudding*

This is going to sound strange, but I never expected chocolate pudding to be this easy to make. I always just buy them whenever I feel like having some, but it turns out that all you need to make chocolate pudding is probably already in your kitchen.

I was sent an e-cookbook to review, and I figured I might as well try out some of the recipes to see if they work. I'm not the best in the kitchen when it comes to dessert, so it would give me the perfect opportunity to test how foolproof the recipes are.

Sam Kuma created this cookbook because he believes that veganism shouldn't stand in the way of enjoying chocolate. The book is divided into ten sections: Breakfast; Bakes and Cakes; Cookies; Candies; Fruits and Chocolate; Handy Snacks; Ice-Cream; Shakes and Smoothies; Sauces, Syrups and Frostings; and No Bake Desserts. With my horrendous dessert making skills, of course I opted to go with something in the No Bake Desserts section. Here's the recipe of the vegan chocolate pudding I tried:

The next line was pushed onto the next page, but all it says is "it cools...Enjoy!" It's followed by brief nutritional information.

Love Notes

What I like best about 101 Chocolate Vegan Recipes is the sheer amount of recipes. from Chocolate Mug Cake to Chickpea Blondies and from Dark Chocolate Truffles to White Hot Chocolate. All of the recipes also come with nutritional information, which is great if you track your calorie consumption!

Sad Faces

My biggest gripe with this e-cookbook is the style and formatting. From just this recipe, you can see that there are issues with formatting. The headings don't actually head the content, and text floods onto the next page in a way that doesn't make sense.

Apart from that, the "procedure" is incomplete, I think. It reads like it should've gone through another round of edits before publication. Using this recipe as an example, nowhere in the recipe does it say the mixture in the sauce pan needs to be heated, but the sixth step mentions letting it cool, so I crossed my fingers and hoped it meant I had to heat the mixture and went ahead and did it.

Final Verdict

Overall, though, it's a decent e-cookbook for vegan chocolate recipes. I'm not vegan, but I appreciate that there are options out there for people who are. These recipes, at least the one I tried, are simple enough to follow and easy to make. To order your own copy of 101 Chocolate Vegan Recipes by Sam Kuma, click here.

What are your favorite sweet treats?

This complimentary product was provided for review consideration.

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