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 Post subject: Vegan on purpose stuff you like
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:39 am 
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Ha. I couldn't find a general thread for this stuff.

I bought a packet of Sainsbury's frozen soya mince when it first launched and was on offer. I only used it last night and I liked it more than other stuff like
this that I've tried. I usually just use TVP and flavour it myself, hence this being in the freezer so long. The pieces are bigger and chunkier and seem, well, meatier. I don't know how much it costs but if I saw it on offer I'd definitely get it again. (But definitely not the sausage rolls in the same range; I've said it before but they taste like pot pourri wrapped in crepe pastry).

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan on purpose stuff you like
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan on purpose stuff you like
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:36 am 
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I like Sainsuburys vegan sausages as well, they're nicer than Linda Mc's ones, I think.

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Smoked tofu. I'm happy to eat it as is out of the packet without any cooking, and it fits in with just about everything from a sandwich to a main dish.

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Chools, is there a brand you like particularly? I usually smoke my own because I can't seem to buy decent stuff.

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I like Taifun's smoked tofu straight out the pack.

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I truly mourn the loss of Veggie Bangers. They were like sex in a bun.

That smoked tofu is so good I am slightly keeping it a secret from my boyfriend. When he says he's got chicken to use up so we'll be cooking separate meals, it's smoked tofu time.

We always have about ten million Linda McCartney sausages in the freezer. My boyfriend loves them (whereas I merely like them). Whenever they are on offer (which is often), we stock up.

Tofutti cream cheese is nice enough, but the Cheezly soy-free cheese is like crack. I could eat a whole block in one go. It doesn't have the "air-dry clay" taste and texture of the other Cheezlies. It doesn't taste like any cheese I remember, but who cares? I have to stop myself from buying it too often because I don't want to ruin it by making it an everyday food.

Swedish Glace, the vanilla one. I love it.

Generally speaking, I prefer vegan mayonnaise to eggy mayonnaise, but it's not something I buy consistently. Speaking of which, can anyone recommend a vegan salad cream that doesn't cost a ridiculous amount?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:21 am 
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Chools, is there a brand you like particularly? I usually smoke my own because I can't seem to buy decent stuff.


We buy Engineshed tofu which is produced in Edinburgh, not sure if it's sold south of the border though http://www.theengineshed.org/

I've adapted our wood burning stove for home smoking :)

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Veggie Bangers [...] sex in a bun.

heh heh heh

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I prefer plamil mayo to the stuff I used to have pregan too. My mum used to buy the grossest 'mayo'. It was extra light or some shiitake and it tasted nothing like mayo, it was soooo mustardy. GROSS.

I'm a little addicted to fry's chicken burgers. They're so dirty, I love them. I also really like the redwoods hotdogs.

And sainsbury's have these vegetable finger things in their frozen section that are pretty good.

And I said it in the other thread but I guess it really belongs here, I love Lazy Days' ginger chocolate squares. I also like their tiffin and chocolate orange squares. And Choices caramels are pretty freakin awesome.

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I discovered these Redwood breaded pepperjack style cheezly bites. I shallow fry them and just eat them. I think they really taste like cheese, or I forgot what cheese tastes like. Doesn't matter I love them. I found them at H&B on High Street Kensington but haven't seen them in any other H&B.


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Sandya wrote:
I discovered these Redwood breaded pepperjack style cheezly bites. I shallow fry them and just eat them. I think they really taste like cheese, or I forgot what cheese tastes like. Doesn't matter I love them. I found them at H&B on High Street Kensington but haven't seen them in any other H&B.


They sell them in my local H&B and I'm tempted to try them each time I go. I really like schnitzels, either the Frys or the Redwood ones, definitely my favourite fake meat product. I do like the vegedeli ready to eat sausages too.

I am a pauper at the moment and can't justify spending so much money on food items, so they tend to be a treat. I might go wild and get the cheezly bites next time I go into town though.


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Sandya wrote:
I discovered these Redwood breaded pepperjack style cheezly bites. I shallow fry them and just eat them. I think they really taste like cheese, or I forgot what cheese tastes like. Doesn't matter I love them. I found them at H&B on High Street Kensington but haven't seen them in any other H&B.

i bought these because my local HFS had them on offer for a pound (they were short-dated) but haven't tried them yet. good to hear that they're tasty! has anyone tried them baked?

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I'm a little addicted to fry's chicken burgers. They're so dirty, I love them.

good god yes. the schnitzels, too.


Plamil mayo is all right, but it doesn't hold a candle to Vegenaise (which i must smuggle back the next time i visit the US). i find the new rice mayo to be quite a bit nicer than the soya ones, though they don't seem to be sold in any shops around here.

i like the Linda Mc frozen pies, even if they are just puff pastry with soya mince and gravy. Clive's Pies too - don't think i've tried one i didn't like. are they sold Britain-wide or just in the south west?

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I've never heard of clive's pies.

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Sandya wrote:
I discovered these Redwood breaded pepperjack style cheezly bites. I shallow fry them and just eat them. I think they really taste like cheese, or I forgot what cheese tastes like. Doesn't matter I love them. I found them at H&B on High Street Kensington but haven't seen them in any other H&B.

i bought these because my local HFS had them on offer for a pound (they were short-dated) but haven't tried them yet. good to hear that they're tasty! has anyone tried them baked?



I'll try them baked tonight. I think they are so good cause I fry them. But in the name of "vegan taste science" I will bake them. A pound? My HFS which is As Nature Intended, has everything more expensive than anywhere else. Except when they mark things down because they are going out of date.


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We have Clive's Pies. I'm not a big fan.

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Generally speaking, I prefer vegan mayonnaise to eggy mayonnaise, but it's not something I buy consistently. Speaking of which, can anyone recommend a vegan salad cream that doesn't cost a ridiculous amount?


The Sainsbury's reduced fat one used to be accidentally, but I think they started putting something unvegan in. I read on a blog somewhere recently that Aldi do an accidental one too. THIS SHOULD BE IN THE OTHER THREAD!!

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I've never heard of clive's pies.

They often sell them in H&B. I think they are GF too.

Nice price on the Pepperjack cheezy bites ETK. I found they are much better fried & usually I always prefer to oven bake or grill than fry.

Tried the redwoods schnitzels yesterday for the first time. Nomnomnom...

I love the redwood sage & onion slice & also have a thing for the pretend chicken pieces which has really surprised me as I don't generally go for pretend meat pieces.

I love choice caramels too!


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I like Redwood's sausages a lot- much better than Linda Mc to me.
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I love choice caramels too!

i've bought them once, from an M&S Food (i think) at a rest stop somewhere along the M4. tasty, but very very sweet. i might have seen them at the Waitrose in central Bristol once, but they're gone now. where do you guys get yours?

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Sainsbury was the first place I found them but they had them in the free from section at Tesco this weekend.

They are sweet but that means I eat less of them!


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oh oh Realeat's chicken pieces. Those things are good! I ate a whole bag in a few days though last time so I don't buy them that often. But I made a dirty chicken & bacon style pasta that was similar to the crepe I used to eat before I was veg. It was good.

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Yes, I love those RealEat chick'n pieces. And the Choices caramels. Nom. And the Fry's chicken burgers and traditional burgers - those things are great.

For a dirty comfort food dinner, Redwood's fishless fingers (can't remember exactly what they're called right now). I could eat the whole package (and have done) - they're best either in a sammich or with noochy smash. I also like their garlic sausage slices for sammiches.

Efcliz and I have already had words about this, but I love Infinity Foods' vegan garlic mayo. Anything sandwich-like gets loads of that on it.

I tried to bake the breaded pepperjack Cheezly, and they kinda just oozed out of the breading. Still tasty, but maybe better fried. I'd also like to try them with some kind of dipping sauce. They seem not quite right on their own. But the pepperjack is really, really close to the pepperjack I remember growing up (pepperjack is a pretty common cheese in the US).

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I've just eaten half a box of choice caramels...


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