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 Post subject: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:17 pm 
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Just FYI, I found a small bag in Portobello Wholefoods yesterday. There was only one bag on the shelf but I begged the guy to stock more and to bag it up in greater quantities. He said he'd definitely pass on the request and reasoning for stocking the product. Any Londoners might ring the shop to voice interest (and to make sure any is in stock before you visit the shop).

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:31 am 
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It's crazy how hard it is to get hold of VWG in England! Growing up by Brighton, nowhere stocked it! Infinity Foods act offended if you even ask them because "gluten is teh evulz". My little pokey hippy independent health food shop just shrugged and said "yeah, it'll be in next week if you want some" when I asked them.

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:57 am 
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4 new packs from low carb just this second arrived on my desk. I always order 4 at a time to get the most of the postage. I'd love to buy at locally though. I feel wrong supporting a business that is against my favourite thing!

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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i organised a group buying thing amongst a bunch of people in manchester for it, since nowhere at all is even open to stocking it here.
we just ordered 9kg (18 packs) of the stuff on monday morning!

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4 new packs from low carb just this second arrived on my desk. I always order 4 at a time to get the most of the postage. I'd love to buy at locally though. I feel wrong supporting a business that is against my favourite thing!


Same here, I buy mine 5kg at a time from www.lowcarbmegastore.com. I'd love to be able to buy it locally and anytime I ask in the health food stores if they stock it they always look at me like I meant to say "Gluten-free flour". Why is it sooo much easier to buy gluten free stuff than to buy the gluten??? *shakes head*

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:56 pm 
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The guy at the till at Portobello Wholefoods was shocked you could use it for anything other than its labeled use (dough improver). I still don't understand why Vx doesn't stock it- they could make themselves the only reliable retailer in London for it. When we mentioned it he didn't think people would be interested!

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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I still don't understand why Vx doesn't stock it- they could make themselves the only reliable retailer in London for it. When we mentioned it he didn't think people would be interested!

Cuz he's a douche!

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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This news is very exciting indeed. First signs of being able to spread seitan love around the UK!
Annoyingly it's term time so won't be in London for a little while to check this out...:(


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Cuz he's a douche!

But he just wants to be friends! *giggles*

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Lastnight I had a dream that I opened a 'Vegan Treats' style bakery in Brighton, and it sold the following:
- peanut butter cups and strawberry creme cups
- cupcakes, cheesecakes, mini iced cakes and peanut butter bombs
- marshmallows
- vwg

It was the most brilliant place to be. JoJo, you were my head baker. It was where Roly's Fudge Shop is in the Laines. I do believe my sleep activity was a stroke of genius lastnight.

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:58 am 
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Lastnight I had a dream that I opened a 'Vegan Treats' style bakery in Brighton, and it sold the following:
- peanut butter cups and strawberry creme cups
- cupcakes, cheesecakes, mini iced cakes and peanut butter bombs
- marshmallows
- vwg

It was the most brilliant place to be. JoJo, you were my head baker. It was where Roly's Fudge Shop is in the Laines. I do believe my sleep activity was a stroke of genius lastnight.


I dreamed a little while ago that JoJo was running the Mock Turtle. Your dream is clearly the plan made whole, and JoJo must accept her destiny and become your head baker.

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:59 am 
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Rachwins wrote:
Lastnight I had a dream that I opened a 'Vegan Treats' style bakery in Brighton, and it sold the following:
- peanut butter cups and strawberry creme cups
- cupcakes, cheesecakes, mini iced cakes and peanut butter bombs
- marshmallows
- vwg

It was the most brilliant place to be. JoJo, you were my head baker. It was where Roly's Fudge Shop is in the Laines. I do believe my sleep activity was a stroke of genius lastnight.


Dude, that's SO weird my mum once had a dream that Rolys fudge shop was my vegan bakery & I look to see if that place is up for rent ALL the time!

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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Mind you, I also had a dream a couple of nights ago where I was watching Isa feed squashes and cabbages to two huge turtles (which were sometimes saddleback pigs) in a cottage front garden at the end of my road - and when I asked her if she would be taking the turtles back to Omaha, she was really mean to me... so maybe not all my dreams are prophetic.

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:32 am 
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Just FYI, I found a small bag in Portobello Wholefoods yesterday. There was only one bag on the shelf but I begged the guy to stock more and to bag it up in greater quantities. He said he'd definitely pass on the request and reasoning for stocking the product. Any Londoners might ring the shop to voice interest (and to make sure any is in stock before you visit the shop).


Is this an actual "Whole Foods" on Portobello Road? I need need need to find this place! I need to go to Holland Park this week to get some overpriced American imported food so I will be in the area.

Fingers crossed they have vwg!


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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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It's not a Whole Foods Whole Foods, no. If they don't have it be sure to ask about it so they know there's interest! It was in the centre aisle.

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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i organised a group buying thing amongst a bunch of people in manchester for it, since nowhere at all is even open to stocking it here.
we just ordered 9kg (18 packs) of the stuff on monday morning!


Ooh I live in Manchester and haven't been able to find it anywhere, other than online, but the postage is crippling. Will you be doing another order anytime soon?

I went in to Eighth Day and asked them and they looked at me as though I'd just spat on them. The woman behind the counter said she'd never heard of it and was I sure that that's what it's called. Rude.


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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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I can't believe it's so hard for people here to get their heads around. Most of the mock meats these same shops sell are made with gluten flour!

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I know, that's what I don't understand either.


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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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xherbivorex wrote:
i organised a group buying thing amongst a bunch of people in manchester for it, since nowhere at all is even open to stocking it here.
we just ordered 9kg (18 packs) of the stuff on monday morning!


Ooh I live in Manchester and haven't been able to find it anywhere, other than online, but the postage is crippling. Will you be doing another order anytime soon?

I went in to Eighth Day and asked them and they looked at me as though I'd just spat on them. The woman behind the counter said she'd never heard of it and was I sure that that's what it's called. Rude.


we had pretty much the same experience in eighth day a couple of years ago! i don't really like the place due to the workers' attitudes towards their customers and only go there if i know they have something i need and nowhere else does. mind you, i live about 10 minutes walk away from Unicorn so i'm lucky really!

i'm not sure how soon we'll be ordering more VWG but i'll definitely let you know if you want in on it. splitting the postage down really makes it more worthwhile (it worked out at like 40p per pack which is fine split between 5 or 6 people).

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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I bought my gluten from Earth Natural Foods: 200 Kentish Town Road.

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I bought my gluten from Earth Natural Foods: 200 Kentish Town Road.

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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Like MessyVeggie, I found exactly one small, lonely bag in Portobello Wholefoods. I told the guy at the checkout that I was pleased to see they had it in stock, but it didn't really seem to register.

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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I didn't really want to start a whole new thread for this, but in case anyone's desperate, you can get VWG here (low carb are still out of stock last time I looked). It's not crazy expensive and the shipping is £3 for up to 25kg, which I think's quite reasonable.

http://www.honest-to-goodness.org.uk/

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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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They sell 500g bags of it in Vegan Cross near Kings Cross Station.


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 Post subject: Re: Vital Wheat Gluten in London
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Just had an email from low carb megastore saying it's back in stock now, in case anyone was waiting.

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