| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:19 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 475 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ... 19  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:11 am 
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Posts: 2166
Location: Midlands, UK
Thanks Purepsycho. It's annoying me that Sainsbury's still seem so inconsistent on their labelling. I used to phone them up when there was nothing obviously un-vegan but they'd changed the labelling (e.g. strudel) or they were just labelled vegetarian to begin with, but I never got very far with their customer services so gave up trying in the end.

_________________
"The lack of obstacles between me and cake is one of the best things about being a grownup for sure." - coldandsleepy

"and by "load of facts" you mean a bag of flaming poop, right?" - supercarrot


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:28 am 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:00 am
Posts: 418
Location: UK
I found tofu shirataki noodles ( They had fettuccine, macaroni and spaghetti shapes) in my local Asian supermarket.
Not tried them yet, but I am hoping they are much better than the 'miracle noodles' which are made from konjac.
I'm not sure if you all will be able to get them in your area, but I mentioned my find because last I heard they were not available in the UK. So maybe have a look about if your interested...

Oh and speaking of... in Holland and Barrett they are now selling 'miracle rice' stuff. Essentially again, its konjac in rice shapes, it's generally for people who want to do the low calorie thing. It's near where they have all the dried soya mince etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:04 pm 
Impressive boner
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:57 pm
Posts: 3863
Location: Nottingham.
Let us know how the noodles turn out? I tried plain shirataki noodles once but couldn't stand the texture.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:37 pm 
Thinks Plants Have Feelings
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:53 am
Posts: 59
Location: London UK
Quote:
I found tofu shirataki noodles ( They had fettuccine, macaroni and spaghetti shapes) in my local Asian supermarket.
Not tried them yet, but I am hoping they are much better than the 'miracle noodles' which are made from konjac.
I'm not sure if you all will be able to get them in your area, but I mentioned my find because last I heard they were not available in the UK. So maybe have a look about if your interested...

Oh and speaking of... in Holland and Barrett they are now selling 'miracle rice' stuff. Essentially again, its konjac in rice shapes, it's generally for people who want to do the low calorie thing. It's near where they have all the dried soya mince etc.


I buy these all the time in Chinatown in London. The texture is a little weird but you get used to it. I've made them with tomato based pasta sauces as well as pesto based. They would probably be good in noodle soups. One of my best meals with them was with vegan frozen shrimp (found in the Chinese shop), butter, garlic and shirataki noodles. I found this website helpful in the preparation of them. http://www.hungry-girl.com/biteout/show/2157

I find loads of things in the Chinese shops, very reasonably priced tofu, especially the fried kind. Goes great in ramen soups. Also found "paper tofu", just regular tofu, lots of canned mock meats and strange vegan things in the freezer section.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:28 am 
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Posts: 3721
Location: Edinburgh
I think this is new - Sharwood's microwaveable sag aloo. I haven't tried it yet, but I didn't see anything in it that wasn't vegan. Now if only they would make some vegan naan.

_________________
A pie eating contest is a battle with no losers. - amandabear


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:00 pm 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:00 am
Posts: 418
Location: UK
8ball wrote:
Let us know how the noodles turn out? I tried plain shirataki noodles once but couldn't stand the texture.


Tried them. Slightly better, but still have the rubbery texture as the others. I want to like them...

Sandya wrote:
I find loads of things in the Chinese shops, very reasonably priced tofu, especially the fried kind. Goes great in ramen soups. Also found "paper tofu", just regular tofu, lots of canned mock meats and strange vegan things in the freezer section


Chinese supermarkets are great. I can get tempeh in mine, and mushroom jerky which I think is really tasty.
Also I love the canned mock meats, they're really good.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:11 pm 
Thinks Plants Have Feelings
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:53 am
Posts: 59
Location: London UK
VanillaDoe wrote:
8ball wrote:
Let us know how the noodles turn out? I tried plain shirataki noodles once but couldn't stand the texture.


Tried them. Slightly better, but still have the rubbery texture as the others. I want to like them...

Sandya wrote:
I find loads of things in the Chinese shops, very reasonably priced tofu, especially the fried kind. Goes great in ramen soups. Also found "paper tofu", just regular tofu, lots of canned mock meats and strange vegan things in the freezer section


Chinese supermarkets are great. I can get tempeh in mine, and mushroom jerky which I think is really tasty.
Also I love the canned mock meats, they're really good.


Really tempeh and mushroom jerky? Where is this Chinese shop? I live in London and go to Chinatown. Do you have pics of the tempeh? I may have seen it an not realised what it was. As to canned mock meats I have found duck and abalone. Have not tried abalone.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:01 pm 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:00 am
Posts: 418
Location: UK
Sandya wrote:

Really tempeh and mushroom jerky? Where is this Chinese shop? I live in London and go to Chinatown. Do you have pics of the tempeh? I may have seen it an not realised what it was. As to canned mock meats I have found duck and abalone. Have not tried abalone.


This is a shop in Portsmouth. Yeah the mushroom jerky is in packets, alongside various other dried snacks, and the tempeh is often in rectangular blocks, about half the thickness of a building brick, and found in the freezer. But I'm not sure if it'll be the same for every shop!
I wasn't hugely keen on the abalone as it is very very soft and squishy in texture, I prefer something with a bit more bite! But that's just me :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:50 pm 
Thinks Plants Have Feelings
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:53 am
Posts: 59
Location: London UK
VanillaDoe wrote:
Sandya wrote:

Really tempeh and mushroom jerky? Where is this Chinese shop? I live in London and go to Chinatown. Do you have pics of the tempeh? I may have seen it an not realised what it was. As to canned mock meats I have found duck and abalone. Have not tried abalone.


This is a shop in Portsmouth. Yeah the mushroom jerky is in packets, alongside various other dried snacks, and the tempeh is often in rectangular blocks, about half the thickness of a building brick, and found in the freezer. But I'm not sure if it'll be the same for every shop!
I wasn't hugely keen on the abalone as it is very very soft and squishy in texture, I prefer something with a bit more bite! But that's just me :)


Thanks for the info on the abalone. I found vegan "prawns" in the frozen section a few weeks ago. They were tasteless but texture of prawns. I sprinkled some mixed nori and other seaweed seasoning flakes on them, mixed them in with pasta, garlic and olive oil. Was really good!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:22 pm 
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Posts: 3721
Location: Edinburgh
I don't know how new these are, but I've only just found them - Beech's coffee creams. They're really good, with a really strong coffee fondant centre. I got them at Holland & Barrett - £2.85 for a box of 10, and (for some reason) they were in the fridge section (at least, they were at my H&B).

_________________
A pie eating contest is a battle with no losers. - amandabear


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:53 pm 
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:18 am
Posts: 2566
Location: England
rachell37 wrote:
I don't know how new these are, but I've only just found them - Beech's coffee creams. They're really good, with a really strong coffee fondant centre. I got them at Holland & Barrett - £2.85 for a box of 10, and (for some reason) they were in the fridge section (at least, they were at my H&B).


Surely the best thing about being vegan is never having to eat coffee creams?

_________________
http://cookingtheveganbooks.com


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:25 pm 
Aired her grievances, lost the feat of strength
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 3751
Location: Brighton, England.
Efcliz wrote:
rachell37 wrote:
I don't know how new these are, but I've only just found them - Beech's coffee creams. They're really good, with a really strong coffee fondant centre. I got them at Holland & Barrett - £2.85 for a box of 10, and (for some reason) they were in the fridge section (at least, they were at my H&B).


Surely the best thing about being vegan is never having to eat coffee creams?


Whaaaat?! Coffee creams are awesome!

_________________
Blog: Vegan.In.Brighton.

Not-For-Profit Cupcakes: Operation Icing.


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:19 am 
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:45 pm
Posts: 514
Location: Your Mom, UK
jojo wrote:
Efcliz wrote:
rachell37 wrote:
I don't know how new these are, but I've only just found them - Beech's coffee creams. They're really good, with a really strong coffee fondant centre. I got them at Holland & Barrett - £2.85 for a box of 10, and (for some reason) they were in the fridge section (at least, they were at my H&B).


Surely the best thing about being vegan is never having to eat coffee creams?


Whaaaat?! Coffee creams are awesome!


They have a few different flavours! I think there's lavender, maybe mint too?

_________________
The Messy Vegetarian Cook


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:24 am 
Ninja Master
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:00 pm
Posts: 4399
Location: Surrey, UK
I've seen the lavender ones. But I like coffee creams too.

_________________
I sure do love pumpkins, Cotton.

Make up blog: http://love-lipstick.blogspot.com
Food blog: http://alienontoast.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:19 am 
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Posts: 3721
Location: Edinburgh
Yeah, they had mint and lavender at my H&B. I really liked the coffee ones. The chocolate wasn't as brittle, I guess (I can't think of another way to put that), as most of the chocolate-covered fondants I've had.

_________________
A pie eating contest is a battle with no losers. - amandabear


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:16 am 
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:18 am
Posts: 2566
Location: England
That vegan black pudding is foul. I'll eat almost anything but I'm throwing the rest away. I loved black pudding so it's definitely not ick factor. The texture is reasonably close but the flavour is horrid. Way too dried herb like and almost perfumed.

_________________
http://cookingtheveganbooks.com


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:15 pm 
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:08 am
Posts: 475
Location: manchester
i haven't even opened mine yet!

_________________
i done a blog about vegan grub


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:37 pm 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:20 pm
Posts: 455
Location: somewhere in London, loving my life in the rain
Such a shame to see more non-vegan meat substitutes hitting the supermarket shelves. I saw these 'Meet The Alternative' mock meats in Waitrose yesterday. http://www.talkingretail.com/products/p ... free-range
They were alongside the Quorn, not much of an alternative as far as I'm concerned. It is so frustrating that Redwoods do great similar items but aren't in any supermarkets.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:29 am 
Attended Chelsea Clinton's Wedding
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:09 am
Posts: 217
I was unreasonably excited to see Linda McCartney scampi in Tesco the other day, only to find they've got milk in them, grrr!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:46 am 
Ninja Master
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:00 pm
Posts: 4399
Location: Surrey, UK
tigerpants wrote:
I was unreasonably excited to see Linda McCartney scampi in Tesco the other day, only to find they've got milk in them, grrr!

Yeah and isn't it something super annoying like whey powder?? UGH.

_________________
I sure do love pumpkins, Cotton.

Make up blog: http://love-lipstick.blogspot.com
Food blog: http://alienontoast.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:17 pm 
Attended Chelsea Clinton's Wedding
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:09 am
Posts: 217
baps wrote:
tigerpants wrote:
I was unreasonably excited to see Linda McCartney scampi in Tesco the other day, only to find they've got milk in them, grrr!

Yeah and isn't it something super annoying like whey powder?? UGH.


I'm not sure, I couldn't read the ingredients through the bitter tears of disappointment.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:46 pm 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:22 am
Posts: 413
Location: Midlands, UK
I found vegan cake in Leicester yesterday, actual veeery tasty cake. There's a little place called cafe Mbriki which had a sign outside advertising vegan cakes. I had a banofee one and a double chocolate one, I neeeeed their icing recipe :O

Shame they dont really seem to have any vegan lunch options on the menu though I'll ask at some point. Was in town with my mum and actually could not find anything I could eat for lunch. Even salads and falafel wraps all have yoghurt these days!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:44 am 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:20 pm
Posts: 455
Location: somewhere in London, loving my life in the rain
You may have wanted something you could eat on the move but don't forget there are vegan (and veganisable) options at Yo! Sushi - I think there is a branch in Leicester.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:03 am 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:22 am
Posts: 413
Location: Midlands, UK
rentaghost wrote:
You may have wanted something you could eat on the move but don't forget there are vegan (and veganisable) options at Yo! Sushi - I think there is a branch in Leicester.


Yeah I guess that's true. I've never been in there though. My mum hates the smell of fish to the point of gagging when she smells it and I'd assume that a sushi place would smell like fish!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Products - what have you found?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:59 am 
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Posts: 1414
Location: NJ -> Bristol UK
i've been to Yo! Sushi a few times and i don't remember it ever smelling particularly fishy.

_________________
vegan cheese bigamy is not allowed. - LisaPunk

I'm going to put my cats in a baby bjorn and be like, "LOOK WE CAN STILL HANG OUT LOOK WE'RE HAVING A PLAYDATE." - bathsheba


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 475 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ... 19  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer