Saturday, 31 December 2016

Almond Tofu | VEGAN FOOD-REVIEW

This product was nice enough.
It did have a distinct taste, smokey maybe?
It came through the seasoning I made the dish with, which was not what I wanted or intended.
It had a good meat-texture for Tacos, and had occasional chunks of almonds.
Overall; Okay, but had a lingering taste from the product itself.

The texture is just like scrambled meat when cut up and fried.
It doesn't expire for several months.
And can be stored in room-temperature.

Ingredients: water, soy beans * 16% roasted almonds * 4%, roasted hazelnuts * 4% soy sauce * 4% (water, soybeans *, wheat, sea salt), vegetable broth (iodized salt, yeast extract, potato starch, sugar *, herbs *, celery *, carrots *, onions *, pepper *, ginger * garlic powder *, tomato and paprika *, gurkmeie *, nutmeg *, spinach *), sea salt, herbs *, paprika *, coagulant (kalciumsulfat, nigari) smoke 
* Organic ingredient

Company: Vantastic Foods Product: Bio Tofu Almond (200g)

Friday, 30 December 2016

Kick-Ass Aioli! | VEGAN FOOD-REVIEW

Yes!
This product gets a MAJOR thumbs up in my book!
It doesn't resemble Aioli, it doesn't kind of taste like the "real thing"
It 100% tastes EXACTLY like regular non-vegan Aioli! :D

I've tried making my own vegan Aioli from scratch, with not so good results, that tasted nothing like actual Aioli; so I was a bit apprehensive when opting to get this; fearing all vegan Aiolis tasted as unspectacularly non-Aioli.
Needless to say, once I tasted this, finding it tasted Super-Aioli-Delish, I was stoked! ^^

Ingredients: Sunflower oil *, water, garlic (8.6%), cane sugar *, mustard *, vinegar *, onion *, sea salt, sunflower protein *, guar flour *, pepper * 
* = Organic ingredients.

Company: Vitam Product: Aioli Mayonnaise (224ml / 7.57oz)

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Pacifier Gummy | VEGAN CANDY-REVIEW

These gummies were a bit disappointing.
Looks-wise they were not fresh-looking on the outside;
they looked like the last piece of candy at the bottom of a year old container.

Flavour-wise they had a non-distinct fake-fruity flavour.


Ingredients: Glucose syrup*, gelling agent: carrageen, acidifier: citric acid, natural flavour: lemon*, lime*, orange*, strawberry, acidity regulator: calcium carbonate, colouring: concentrate of blackcurrants*, carrots*, apple*, safflower, algae. (* = certified organic)
Allergy advice: may contain traces of wheat.

Company: Vantastic Foods Product: Fruity Dummies (75g)

Meatiest FAKE Meat-Balls! | VEGAN FOOD-REVIEW

This product was so akin to meat in texture and flavour,
it had my gag-reflexes going.

I know many vegans seek to replicate dishes they once loved,
especially if they became vegans due to concern for animal-welfare, 
and not for any disgust of the texture of their old favourite dishes themselves.

Me however, yes I became a vegan to save lives of all creatures
but also; was not a big fan of the texture and flavour of most meats.
Which made this product quite the unpleasant experience for me.

They come dried, like little croutons.
Then you simply let them soak in water for a period of time; they swell, and voila!
Instant meat-balls.

It's hard to imagine that a non-meat product could ever truly taste and feel like the real thing
but I can assure you, it truly did.

They even smell the same.
Not that it smelled much, but the faint smell there was to be found, it was meat-balls all the way.

So if you,unlike me, are looking to find the "meatiest" meat-replacement
THIS is definitely for you! ^^

They come in sizes of 300g and 1500g.
INGREDIENTS: Soy flour*, water (* = without genetic engineering!)
ALLERGY ADVICE: This product contains soya but it's glutenfree

Company: Vantastic Foods Product: Soya Cubes (Soya Meat)

Friday, 16 December 2016

Cola-Bottle Gummy | VEGAN CANDY-REVIEW

I've never been much of a cola-candy person.
That being said, I have tasted better and worse specimens of cola-candy,
and this was definitely one of the better.
They don't taste stale, they're incredibly smoshy and fresh-feeling, and fresh-tasting.
The only thing I didn't like, was this sensation that was left in my mouth after eating them,
of a slight insatiable thirst and overload of sugar/sweetness leaving me in NEED of liquid.
I really didn't like that feeling, it was very uncomfortable to me.

Ingredients: corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, acidity regulator (malic acid, citric acid, trisodium citrate), thickener (gellan), caramelized sugar, flavoring
Vegan and Allergy-Friendly
Free from lactose, gluten, gelatin, eggs, nuts and more.

Company: Goody Good Stuff Product: Cola Breeze

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Peach-Citrus Gummy | VEGAN CANDY-REVIEW

This candy is a two-for one taste-experience.
On the one side of the candy, the yellow side, it tastes like fake-lemon/citrus,
the other side, the pink side, tastes like fake-peach.

Personally, I love fake-peach flavoured candy.
Which this was a very good specimen of.
The fake-lemon/citrus, however, was not to my liking.
But that's just because I don't like that flavour in general.

It's outside is covered in sugar, it's medium tough to bite into.

Ingredients:
glucose syrup*, sugar*, gelling agent: carrageen, acidifier: citric acid, vegan lactic acid,acidity regulator: calcium carbonate, natural flavour: lemon*, lime*, orange*, strawberry, colouring: concentrate of blackcurrants*, carrots*, apple*, safflower, algae. (* = certified organic)
Allergy Advice:  
May contain traces of wheat.

Company: Vantastic Foods Product: Fruttibio Sour Sticks, Fruit-Jelly (75g)