Hey guys I was invited by KoRo Drogerie to review and try their products. Being a German company I was interested to see why they had reached out to me. I had a look around their site and after seeing all the products they stocked and ethos behind the company of course I had to say yes! I’ve needed to overhaul/tweak my diet for the longest time. I eat well but not well enough. I think the saying goes when you know better do better. I eat the right things but not enough of the right things. I then have a habit of over doing the not so good things which kind of counterbalances all the good work that I’ve put in the first place.
I will be doing some work with KoRo going forward so want to introduce you and give you a little background on the company. KoRo Drogerie is a Berlin based company started in 2014 by Piran and Costa who are big on healthy living, nutrition, environment and value for money. The fact that a number of team behind the brand are vegan is just a pleasant bonus. All of their products are sourced from organically cultivated places and brought and sold in bulk keeping down prices and reducing the amount packaging used.
They also have a number of products that I’ve not seen before in the UK including dried dragonfruit and dried jackfruit. It’s said that we eat with our eyes so when I saw the Coquitos (currently out of stock I will update with a link when they’re available) I got excited. When I show you why they’re called mini coconuts you’ll share my excitement too!
Shipping to Great Britain is a flat rate €4.90 which works out to approximately £4.31 give or take fluctuations on the exchange rate at the time of placing your order. Delivery time takes approximately 6-9 working day. If you fancy getting your hands on these or any other products on the site please feel free to use my discount code LONDON-AFRO-VEGAN for 5% of your goods not including shipping. The original site is in German, however, you have the option to English if you’ve zero knowledge of the German language.
I’ve filmed an unboxing which you can view below.
As a numer of the products maybe new or unfamiliar I thought I would give you a little background info because I’m kind like that.
Coquitos are actually palm nuts grown on the Coquito Palm in Chile, South America. Trees take a very long time time to grow and are only grown in certain places making them quite an exclusive little nut. That coupled with the fact that they are only sold in a few places in Europe makes them a little more costly and exclusive.
Where are they from? Chile also know as a cocker nut, mini coconut.
What are they used for? Eating as a nut, in smoothie bowls, in cocktails wherever you fancy it. The palm sap can be used to make palm honey/wine, however, doing so results in the tree being destroyed so they are now protected. They can be a quiet hard so there are a number of ways thatchy can be prepared to make them more palatable to some.
What are the benefits of including in your diet? What do you mean besides being as cute as heck! If I was younger I would be playing with Barbie and making her a mini smoothie bowl in one of these beauties. See my video above to see how small they actually are. We’re talking no bigger then 1p coin.
How much are they? £19.90 for 250g
ORGANIC MATCHA TEA
Where is it from? China
What is it used for? Matcha a good few years back was unknown now everyone pretty much knows what it is and it’s many uses. It very much became a trend, however, it’s now worked it’s way into becoming a staple with many people choosing to include it in their diets for it’s multitude of benefits.Ceremonial tea, cakes, pancakes, ice cream, biscuits, pancakes, bread, rolls, food colouring you name it and it has properly been used in it somewhere in the world.
What are the benefits of including it in your diet?
Matcha has a myriad of benefits including being high in vitamins/minerals, a natural stimulant, a high concentration of antioxidants, fibre and is rich in chlorophyll.
How much is it? £10.80 for 100grams
ORGANIC MANGO PUREE
Where is it from? India
What is it used for? In this form it has a great many uses from being added to smoothies, overnight oats, breakfast pots, cocktails, mocktails, sticky mango rice, puddings the options are many and varied and only limited by your imagination.
What are the benefits of including it in your diet? With this product I think it adds a great deal of convenience. It’s additive free which is a bonus. Preparing mangos to this stature from scratch and getting the nice consistency would quite frankly be a bit of a pain and a lot of mess for me anyways. Especially if you don’t have the necessary equipment or more importantly the time.
How much are they? £8.20 for 500ml
Where is it from? Brazil
What is it used for? The infamous superfood Acai berry is used in smoothies, breakfast, juices, ice cream/lollies. I don’t think I’ve seen anything it’s not been used in (within reason of course). Just type #Acai on Instagram and you’ll understand exactly what I mean. You’ll find an abundance of beautifully topped decorated Acai bowls
What are the benefits of including your diet? High in vitamin C, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals. Rich in antioxidants.
How much are they? £17.50 for 250g
ingredients: Whilst looking into similar products in terms of weight, ingredients etc I noted that many Acai powders were marketed as 100 Acai. Upon checking the KoRo brand I realised that it was not 100 and contained manioc maltodextrin & acidifier citric acid. I queried this and was advised the following:
The maltodextrin is used to add some sweetness + shelf life to the acai powder, because on their own acai berries taste quite bitter. It is a better replacement for sugar as it contains less than 20% of it but still manages to add sweet flavours to the products. Since our acai powder is very natural and does not contain many additives, we needed to add one ingredient that would keep the shelf life up. That ingredient is maltodextrin which is more natural than other additives out there and does not count as sugar.
I don’t believe I’ve actually tried acai before so wanted to share any information that was new to me to ensure your getting the full picture.
ORGANIC WHEATGRASS POWDER
You can grow and press your own wheatgrass which can prove time consuming and expensive based on your methods used to extract the juice. You can buy a manual extractor as opposed to the often expensive machines it just depends on your preference, time availability and if you want to bother doing any of those. You can also buy frozen wheatgrass extract, however, I’ve found that this can also be costly.
Where is it from? Poland
What is it used for? It can be mixed with water and taken as a shot. Added to smoothies or whatever takes your fancy ice cream, lollies, cakes, pancakes and whatever you can think off..
What are the benefits of including it your diet? Wheatgrass has a great concentration of minerals including A, B, C, E and K. High in protein and dietary fibre. A great source of chlorophyll
How much are they? £12.90 for 500g.
If you fancy getting your hands on these or any other products on the site please feel free to use my discount code LONDON-AFRO-VEGAN.
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Disclaimer/Information: All information provided is for your information and does not constitute medial or nutritional advice. Please consult/seek out any information required from professionals in said area. Please note that this is a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are my own.