If 2020 was the year of the staycation, then 2021 is most definitely the year of the meal kit. Arriving just in time for Veganuary, Dirty Bones’ latest at-home creation is the kind of box that appeals to both hardcore meat-free fans and flexitarian types, like me, who straddle the fence.
With burgers, fries, drinks and dessert all included, the Ultimate Vegan Kit has plenty for two. A big fan of the cook-at-home mac daddy burgers, I had high hopes for this vegan chilli cheeseburger. Teaming Beyond Meat patties, American cheese, relish, pickled jalapenos, red onion and gherkin, it was a tasty combo but lacked the heat we expected. Fries were also missing the signature DB toppings, but still cooked to absolute perfection even in our lacklustre oven.
Teaming up with Meda and Vida Bakery, Dirty Bones have got all bases covered. Not missing a beat on the drinks front, Meda’s CBD-tipped drinks offering includes an espresso martini and the more mellow Glow which blends elderflower with lime, olive leaf and biotin. As for afters, bake-at-home chocolate chip Cookie Tho from Vida was so a sweet ending to our night… literally.
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As someone who’s always looking for ways to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet, I wouldn’t say no to round 2 of the Ultimate Vegan Kit. It’s not the usual messy, cheat day fare that I expected from Dirty Bones, but a decent spread that adds a little fun into cooking at home - and a steal at only £42.