Category Archives: Vegan

Free From Christmas Pudding Review 2015

With the fading footsteps of trick-or-treaters, and the faint smell of rotting pumpkin; Halloween has flown away on flittery little bat wings.

Hello November, pass the nut roast and let’s get ready for Christmas!

This week we will be reviewing freefrom  Christmas puddings.

Asda Chosen By You Free From Christmas Pudding

Tesco Free From Christmas Pudding

Sainsburys Freefrom Christmas Pudding

Morrison’s Free From Christmas Pudding

Rules For Review:
Must be free from both dairy and gluten
Must be suitable for vegetarians
Will be eaten with Alpro Vanilla Custard
Will be sampled by myself, my husband and my mum (yes we’re having lots of little Christmases in November)

If you are a producer of excellent puds and would like to send us a Free From pudding to review, please get in touch with me at forthemoosick (at) gmail.com

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Are Oreos Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian ?

Following our ever-popular Is Hartley’s Jelly Vegan? post today we are asking “Are Oreos Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian?”

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Ingredients:
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder 4.6%, Wheat Starch, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, Sunflower Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin).

As you can see there is nothing dairy based in the ingredients however…

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MAY CONTAIN MILK

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Tesco Finest Aromatic Edamame and Pea Salad

Today we are reviewing:

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Tesco Finest Aromatic Edamame and Pea Salad.

What is it?
A bean and pea salad with a chilli and ginger dressing.

Ingredients:
Edamame Soya Beans (37%), Broad Beans, British Peas (13%), Green Pepper, Water, Sugarsnap Peas, Sugar, Rapeseed Oil, Rice Wine Vinegar, Ginger Purée, Spinach, Garlic, Coriander, Tomato Purée, Salt, Lemon Juice, Garlic Purée, Malt Vinegar, Soya Bean, Red Chilli, Cornflour, Lemongrass Purée, Spirit Vinegar,Wheat Flour.

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Tesco Everyday Value Spinach & Chickpea Falafels

Today we are reviewing:

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Tesco Everyday Value Spinach & Chickpea Falafels

Falafels are quite trendy around here; being the street food fave of the growing university town. Would these bargain balls be full falafel or more falaFAIL???

What is it?

Frozen 10 pack of chickpea and wheat based falafel balls.

Ingredients:

Onion, Chickpeas (14%), Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Spinach (9%), Rapeseed Oil, Cumin, Garlic, Salt, Coriander Powder, Coriander Leaf, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Stabiliser (Methyl Cellulose), Chilli Powder, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid).

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We’re Back – Now With Less Coconut

We’re back with a few changes….

Basically:
1. I still can’t eat dairy.
2. I can eat gluten.
3. My daughter has a horrendous allergy to….coconut! Yup, the Violife Cheese really was too good to be true.
4. Yes I know coconut is a really unusual allergy.
5. There will be lots of new reviews.
6. They will not contain coconut.
7. Or dairy.
8. I’ve missed you all.

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Alpro Strawberry and Rhubarb Yogurt

Today I am reviewing:

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Alpro Strawberry with Rhubarb  Dairy-free Yogurt.

What is it?
Alpro soya based yogurt
Flavoured with strawberry and rhubarb
Refrigerated

Freefrom:
Dairy
Wheat
Gluten
Meat
Honey
Gelatine

Thus suitable for:
Vegetarians
Vegans
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

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Tesco Finest 4 Bean and Mint Salad

Today I am reviewing

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Tesco Finest 4 Bean and Mint Salad.
Cannot believe I hadn’t noticed this till yesterday.

What is it?
Butter beans, black turtle beans, cannelini beans and edaname beans
Oily minty dressing

Ingredients:
Butter Beans (31%), Black Turtle Beans (27%), Mint & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dressing, Cannellini Beans (13%), Edamame Soya Beans (9%), Water, White Wine Vinegar, Parsley, Garlic Purée, Salt, Chive, Sugar, Black Pepper, Mint & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dressing contains: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Water, White Wine Vinegar, Mint Infused Sunflower Oil, Honey, Spinach, Mint, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Sugar, Salt, Parsley, Cornflour.

Free from:
Dairy
Gluten
Egg
Meat
Honey
Gelatine

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Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces

Today I am reviewing

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Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces.

What is it?
Gently spiced cooked tofu
Refrigerated
Ready to eat

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Chi Caffe Latte

Today I am reviewing

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Chi Caffe Latte. Just spotted this in Asda and since it was on offer for £1 I decided to try one. Oddly enough it was with the standard drinks not the freefrom section and I did not know until today that these were Dairy-free.

What is it?
Coconut based drink with espresso
Cold coffee

Ingredients:
Water, coconut cream, coconut palm sugar, insulin, coffee powder, natural flavourings, sucrose ester.

Free from:
Dairy
Gluten
Soya (as far as I can see)
Honey
Gelatine
Meat

Thus suitable for:
Coeliacs
Vegans
Vegetarians
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

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Askeys Chocolate Chunk Crackin Sauce

Today I am reviewing

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Askeys Chocolate Chunk Crackin Sauce.
On a trip to Tesco yesterday I was shocked to discover that this is both dairy-free and vegan.

What is it?
Chocolate sauce for icecream
Squirt it on then watch it sets into a shell over the icecream
If you pour it on something warm it remains runny
Do no refridgerate.

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