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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:41 am 
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I've only seen it at Jumbo so far, but definitely try it if you see it!


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:42 am 
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I found the hazelnut milk too! It was in a large AH store. It is very delicious.

I need to use it to make this cake, soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:20 am 
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That cake looks incredible. Send some my way when you make it. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:43 pm 
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As for milks: VegEric brought a litre of each of the new Alpro's to me (Hazelnut and Almond) awhile ago, and I felt pretty meh about both of them. They were too sweet and have too many ingredients for my taste. There's a new Spelt line from Lima --- one of them has almonds. Seriously, there are like 4 ingredients. It's so yummy. So, so yummy. I'd take that over the others (and maybe even over Trader Joe's almond milk) any day!

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:04 pm 
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The Kiosk chain of food shops in the NS train stations now sell a pre-packaged wrap with hummus, falafel and peppadews: http://qizini.com/nl/producten/wraps# (click on the little arrow until it shows the vegetarian wrap)

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I had one today and it tasted very good, especially considering it's a refrigerator stable item. Really great to have an option for train station food besides fries with ketchup. There's even some real protein in there. The ingredient list is kinda long, and I think there were one or two iffy e-numbers in the flatbread, so if you want to be 100% sure of the veganness you'll have to mail the brand. Some of the 'stricter' vegans on the Dutch forum are eating it too though, so I think someone probably checked it already.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:11 pm 
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Awesome. Thanks for the heads up, Cornelie.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:27 am 
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lutin wrote:
As for milks: VegEric brought a litre of each of the new Alpro's to me (Hazelnut and Almond) awhile ago, and I felt pretty meh about both of them. They were too sweet and have too many ingredients for my taste. There's a new Spelt line from Lima --- one of them has almonds. Seriously, there are like 4 ingredients. It's so yummy. So, so yummy. I'd take that over the others (and maybe even over Trader Joe's almond milk) any day!


Yeah, I find them pretty meh too. Gulliver once called the hazelnut one 'hazelnut sugary water' and I agree. The Lima Spelt Almond is SO good!

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:48 am 
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It's funny. I loved the tetra pak of Alpro Almond I got in Belgium, but wasn't as crazy about the fresh carton I got here this week. It was definitely too sweet. (And I'm not bothered by the sweetness of the Alpro soy milk.)

Excited to be moving down to the land of Lima soon. Of course, we can get Lima products up here, but I suspect there's a larger range available down south!

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:53 am 
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Maybe the fridge cartons are sweeter then. I had a shelf stable one, and although I would have been fine with a less sweet milk, I didn't find it overly sweet.

I looked at the nutritional info and it actually has less sugar than cowmilk has lactose (3 g in the Alpro, opposed to 4.5 g in skimmed cowmilk). Maybe lactose tastes less sweet than regular sugar?

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:07 am 
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I don't think we have fridge cartons in Belgium?

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:21 am 
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I've noticed that difference between NL and BE even with dairy milk. It seems that both in terms of dairy and plant milks, fresh/fridge carton milk is much more the standard in NL while shelf-stable tetra pack milk is the standard in BE.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:24 am 
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We tried the Albert Heijn brand of soy milk recently. It was gross and super sweet!


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:35 am 
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Have you guys tried the Professor Grunschnabel ice cream? It is a relatively new brand with fruity and creamy (coconut based) ice creams. All varieties are vegan. David and I have tried a few, and it is one of the most delicious things ever. The flavors are very surprising, not like any other ice cream we've ever had before. David's favorite is the strawberry habanero sorbet (yes that's right, it's a sweet and spicy strawberry concoction). That one leaves my tongue on fire for half an hour after eating it. I prefer the creamy coconutty flavors, and especially love the Thai Siam Horapa. It's kinda expensive, but so very much worth your money.

They have recently increased their production with a bigger ice cream machine, and are now available in most parts of the country (except for Zeeland, of course. I mean, nobody wants delicious vegan ice cream on the beach... Right?)

Anyhow, check out their website, find a store near you that sells it, and prepare for orgasmic vegan ice cream delight: http://www.grunschnabel.nl/

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:56 am 
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lepelaar introduced me to them last summer; their ice cream is amazeballs. i've been waiting for them to appear in gro. thanks for reminding me to check, cornElie -- they're finally here! huzzah! ice cream trip tomorrow, yes yes yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
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lepelaar wrote:
I've noticed that difference between NL and BE even with dairy milk. It seems that both in terms of dairy and plant milks, fresh/fridge carton milk is much more the standard in NL while shelf-stable tetra pack milk is the standard in BE.


yes, for a long time i barely even knew fresh fridge sold milk existed

hey, this video shows hagelslag rather than gouda: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=595659720464065

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:45 am 
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Oh man! I've totally seen those ice creams at the local shop, but never thought to look closely at them because...well...I thought it couldn't be vegan. The flavors are so interesting and I love the packaging (I'm a sucker). I'll have to resist this month because of all the grocery spending I've been doing, but next month it's ice cream party!


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:35 am 
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I have to say .... apart from Daiya and Wilmersburger, I don't really get all the hype about vegan cheeze (and I've tried Cheezly, Sheese and No-Muh).

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:32 am 
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lutin wrote:
I have to say .... apart from Daiya and Wilmersburger, I don't really get all the hype about vegan cheeze (and I've tried Cheezly, Sheese and No-Muh).


I really like the Wilmersburger and Vegusto No-Moo cheese I got from VeggieDeli. I just like having a creamy flavor with some dishes. I've been savoring the little block of No-Moo and shredding a teeny bit onto salads. It's the most cheese-like vegan cheese I've ever had in that it's rich and salty and you don't eat too much of it at once. The Wilmersburger is definitely in the "fake" arena. Tastes fake, but in a "I can't stop snacking on this fake shiitake" kind of way. The shreds are great for pizza.

Cheezly is the only thing I can get here in Breda and we only use it in melts, pizza situations. I can't eat that stuff raw.

And I regret the Sheese buy. Really gross to me.

But I'll be ordering some more from VeggieDeli.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
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Do you guys have a go-to web shop for health food stuff? I need to get some protein powder and other smoothie mix-ins, but the options around here are pretty slim or too expensive. Same goes for vitamins. Where should I look online for this stuff?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:22 am 
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A friend with a raw chocolate business swears by this company: http://www.spiruella.nl/

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Also, dudes: Surprise pint of Prof. Grunschnabel ice cream yesterday. It was incredible. So stoked they finally have vendors in Groningen. Good-bye paycheck! (Also, I have no freezer anymore. So this means I can buy a pint and eat it all at once, right? Right.)

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Right! I'm hoping to score a pint of that tomorrow since I'm stopping by the shop that sells it to pick up some Provamel and cheezly. Can't decide which flavor I want.


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Do you guys have a go-to web shop for health food stuff? I need to get some protein powder and other smoothie mix-ins, but the options around here are pretty slim or too expensive. Same goes for vitamins. Where should I look online for this stuff?


I order a lot of stuff from iherb. They have a rewards program, so if you order from them, you can use my coupon code (UGI978) and get money off your first purchase. ($10 of order of $40 or more, $5 off smaller purchases, although if I recall, $40 is where the shipping rate becomes interesting.) They're also generally pretty fast, although last time my package got held up in customs, but that's the only time that's ever happened.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty vegan products in the Low Countries
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Wow. Madagascar match ice cream of my dreams! Thanks Prof. Grunschnabel.

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We have a pint of the chocolate. So yummy!


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