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Vegan friendly Find – Lotus Spread

So, you know those little Lotus biscuits you get with coffee? Well they’re vegan. But that’s not what this blog is about, so move onto the fact that some genius has made it into a spread. 

Yep. Buiscuit flavoured spread. 

It blew my mind. It will blow yours. 

Someone needs to make cupcakes with this pronto! 

   

 

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Vegan Friendly Find – Skittles are back!

YYYYYYYAAAAAYYYYYYY! Now we can taste the rainbow.

Right! Skittles were always vegan in America, but not the UK because they contained – E120 cochineal.

But now it’s been removed from UK packs! 🙂

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Note: The Wrigley’s Website still lists E120 as an ingredient but it is no longer listed on a back of the packet and it says “Suitable for Vegetarians” :

So – just check your pack for E120 and if it doesn’t have it you should be good to go.

Also – for those like me who don’t like to eat non sustainable Palm Oil.

  • What is Wrigley’s policy on sourcing palm oil?

    Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, deals only with those suppliers who have respect for the environment. Wrigley is committed to working with all stakeholders to make progress towards more sustainable production. We support the environment and the sustainable production of palm oil.

    Currently, we only use palm oil suppliers that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and our aim is to move to 100% RSPO certified palm oil, originating from sustainable sources by 2015.

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a non-profit association, works to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through cooperation within the supply chain and open dialogue between its stakeholders. More information on the RSPO can be found at www.rspo.org.

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Vegan Friendly Find – Jus Roll Pastry

I’m a lazy cook. I’m not making pastry… and now you don’t have to either!

Jus-roll pastry is Vegan!

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Here’s what it says on their website: http://www.jusrol.co.uk/askjanet.aspx

Which products are suitable for Vegans?
All Jus-Rol Ingredient Pastry is suitable for vegans except our All Butter and Sweet Shortcrust products which contain butter.

That means a whole world of tarts, puffs, pies and party treats have just become a whole lot easier!

The only issue I can find is one that Jus Roll contains Palm Oil – HOWEVER they claim to use sustainable Palm Oil in cooperation with the RSPO (http://www.rspo.org/) this seems like a go to me – but I couldn’t help notice a tweet that made me think the RSPO might just be a marketing front:

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(https://twitter.com/maryrayner/status/315492905823379456)

Either way it’s up to you guys – the product is vegan 100% – it’s just the ethics behind it might not be so ethical.

Let me know if you know whether the RSPO is doing good work or not – then I can get baking too!

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Vegan Friendly Find – Nakd Bars

Cereal bars just got yummy for vegans!

No more searching for hidden honey (I’m looking at you Nature bars! – fool me once!)

Nakd bars are nutritious, and made from all natural ingredients such as fruits and nuts which are ‘smooshed’ together into a handy bar.

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They are wheat and dairy free, with no added sugars or hidden extras.

Nakd bars come in flavours of Rhubarb & Custard Bakewell Tart, Cashew Cookie, Cocoa Orange, Ginger Bread, Pecan Pie, Cocoa Mint, Cocoa Delight and Berry Delight. (My favourite is Pecan Pie <3)

You can pick them up from any UK supermarket – or online here:

http://www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk/mixed-boxes/nakd-mixed-case/

The Nakd website also has a page dedicated to going vegan – big love! (http://www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk/community/dietary-needs/thinking-of-going-vegan-top-tips-for-starting-out/)

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Vegan Friendly Find – Choices Caramel Chocolates

OMG – best vegan chocolate I have found yet.

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Choices Caramel Chocolates come in 125g packs – 12 pieces, (which isn’t enough for sweet tooth like me).

These luxurious caramel chocolates, come as individual vegan caramel chocolates, with 30% cocoa content and made in Ireland. These are Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free and PKU Friendly – so all round awesome.

For me, dairy free confectionary has never tasted so good and if you fancy giving them a try, you can get them online or in Holland and Barrets (UK)
Ingredients: sugar, fondant (sugar, glucose syrup, water), cocoa butter, invert syrup, cocoa mass, rice syrup, inulin, water, coconut oil, rice flour, flavourings, emulsifier (soya lecithin).

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Vegan Friendly Find – Jelly Tots

You’re in the cinema, friends grabbing sweets left, right and center, and you’re stuck looking at the ingredients of every sweet pack you can find (don’t get me started on pick’n’mix!)

Well now you can rest easy – as Jelly Tots are vegan!

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I know Nestle are evil beyond belief for their baby formula scandal – but for those of you who want to enjoy sweet treats (including Shreddies) here’s a list of UK Vegan Nestle products –

http://www.nestle.co.uk/asset-library/documents/nutritionhealthwellness/vegan%20list.pdf

Just make sure they are made in the UK and you’re safe.

Enjoy!!