This year I’ve committed to go big or go home with my blog, so I’ve launched a FB site to help me align it all.
I’ll be doing giveaways, reviews and more in 2016 so please pop over and give me a like.
Plus I promise more #VFF blog posts on a regular basis. 🙂
If this is your first xmas as a vegan, don’t panic! You can have an amazing and super filling time and feel good about yourself.
Vegans aren’t always Gwyneth Paltrow thin and thanks to the growing number of #accidentlyvegan things, sweet treats and Christmas goodies are now more accessible than ever before.
He’s a quick list of the junk food things you can stock-up on before Christmas crazy shopping fever hits, so when baby its cold outside, you can stay in and get fat watching black and white movies 🙂
- Diet Coke
- Dr Pepper
- Corona Beer
- Co-op Prosecco (labelled Vegan)
- M&S white/ red wine (labelled vegan)
- Mr Kipling apple and blackberry pies
- Tesco value apple crumble (88p!)
- Golden Ooredoo’s
- Hobnobs/ dark choc chip Hobnobs
- Lotus spread – crunchy is best
- Betty Crocker Choc Fudge Spread (AMAZING on cakes, toast, anything!)
- Fry’s chicken strips
- Bisto gravy
- Cashew nuts
- Mrs Crimbles Dutch Apple Cake
- Choices Vegan Fudge
- Co-op Jelly
- Jammie Dodgers
- Alpro custard
- Nakd salted caramel bites
- Nature Valley Bars – Maple Syrup
And soooooooooo much more. This is just a tiny view into the sugar filled world available to you!
Don’t forget you can also bake your way to satisfaction – good baking vegan blog here: http://www.veganricha.com/category/dessert
If I’ve missed anything that needs to be on this list out – let me know ❤
Okay UK people listen-up!
Get your butt to your nearest Co-operative shop and buy yourself a dark chocolate bar. Now!
It’s 50% cocoa solids, dark, delightful and dreamy.
Perfect for baking, scoffing or melting. Plus! While you’re there pick up co-ops awesome cruelty free washing powder, conditioner and soap.
So it turns out these have been ‘known’ for a while, but as I only found out a few weeks back I had to share, in case anyone else hadn’t heard the exciting news that Jammy Dodgers are now vegan!!
At a children’s party with a buffet and nothing to eat? Pick up one of these beauties! Or better yet pick up the chocolate dodger as they too are vegan my friends!
It’s getting easier and easier to get junk food as a vegan. I both love and hate this!
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! 🙂
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.
OMG – best vegan chocolate I have found yet.
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).
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!
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 –
Just make sure they are made in the UK and you’re safe.