Sunday, 23 September 2018

Vegan food haul from Sainsbury's

My go to supermarket is Tesco, partly due to proximity to where I live and partly due to product range and price. However and not sure you'll ever see someone more excited than me to visit Sainsbury's on occasion. I literally feel like a kid in a candy store when I go there because they have such a wonderful and I believe unrivalled range of great vegan products. However..... yes they are expensive and this little lot cost £60 (excluding the pack of shroomdogs which were AMAZING and a probiotic shot I had already snaffled before photographing, I also bought 3 jars of veganaise, and another urban noodles that aren't pictured)


So as we can see for £60 there isn't a whole lot of food and the other thing I would like to point out is that a lot of these items are novelty buys because we all know how excited us vegans get when things like ready meals we can eat come out! I very rarely eat ready meals and I am more on the healthy side of the spectrum than the junk but I do like to try these things.

Pudology millionaires puds, vegan food

One of the last things to really start showing up were ready made vegan desserts, the internet is full of recipes for fabulous vegan puddings and desserts but sometimes you don't have the time or can't be bothered to make something from scratch so items like these pudology millionaires puds are fantastic!

love your veg, katsu curry, vegan

As I already mentioned I don't often use ready meals but sometimes it's just nice to have something like this stashed in your fridge for when you get home and just can't be bothered with life, shove it in the microwave and jobs done! I also really love Katsu curry.

veganaise, vegan, vegan mayo

Veganaise is the best vegan mayonaise ever! This is why I bought 3 jars of this stuff because it's life! It tastes just like helmans and is just so good. If you miss potato salad or coleslaw then this is the stuff you need to mix through warm potatoes with chopped chives or spooned in with some prepackage coleslaw mix.


Is there anything more amazing than a hot cup of tea and some shortbread to dunk? I think not!
These amazing little morsels are accidentally vegan and boy am I happy they are. I bought some of these last Christmas because in my family growing up we always had biscuits and tea whilst opening our presents and more often than not it was shortbread, so at least I don't have to miss out. This year I may dip some in chocolate for a bit of added luxury.

I really enjoy making the odd sandwich and I love that there are now lots of options to have meat replacement sandwiches. I wanted to try some of the hickory smoked tofurky, and plan to have a roll loaded with lettuce, tomato, tofurky and mayo!

urban noodles, vegan

I spotted these noodle pots and got very excited when I realised they were vegan, they had 3 flavours, satay, pad thai and sweet and sour. I bought one of each of satay and pad thai and will probably take them to work with me for a lunch time treat. They are not super healthy but I am always about balance and eating healthy 80% of the time and having a little naughty treat every so often.

Violife Mediterranean block, by far my favourite cheese. I think I have said before I don't think it tastes anything like halloumi which is what it's based on, however I do think it tastes just like manchengo cheese which is so good. 


vegan chocolate, rhythm 108

I tried the Rhythm 108 chocolate range last year at Stylist Live and oh my they are amazing! If you miss chocolate bars then you should give these a try. Vegan chocolate is a bit slow to catch up with the growth of the rest of the movement, yes you can buy dark chocolate and yes there are dairy free versions of chocolate buttons and plain bars but there aren't readily accessible versions of things like twix, kitkat, crunchy, mars etc. So these little delights are starting to bridge that gap, yay!

vegan iced coffee, alpro, califia

Now I love me an iced coffee, and I used to enjoy drinking those little chilled starbucks coffee's you could pick up at the corner shops. Luckily Alpro came out with their caffe range a while back and let me tell you they are delicious! The caramel one is my personal fave but they also do hazelnut.
Califia is an American brand that I had my eye on and was quite jealous we didn't have them here in the UK, so when Sainsburys started stocking them I was very happy, they do a range of iced coffee drinks that are all really yummy.

Merchant gourmet, vegan, chestnut dip

I have always quite liked Merchant Gourmet for their pouches of rice, lentils and quinoa but I was surprised to see they have now branched out into dips. Some may say I'm obsessed with houmous and I do love any type of dip so I was sold when I spotted this chestnut and red pepper dip.

I also got two flavours of moorish dip as well because a girl can never have too much dip. I haven't had the chance to try this brand yet so am looking forward to having some with carrot and celery.

ugo vegan pasta, vegan

I used to love buying fresh pasta at the supermarket for a speedy dinner, sometimes I still go down the aisle to look at them and shed a tear for all the lovely pasta I can no longer have. However Ugo have a vegan ravioli stuffed with pumpkin and sage, how perfect is that flavour combo for the upcoming season?

Linda McCartney meatballs are one of the items I have never tried. So I got some to either use to do spaghetti and meatballs or to make a meatball sub..... time will tell what I decide to do with those.

Smoked Tofu is the best kind of tofu! Really I just like anything smoked, but I do really enjoy the tofoo brand and love it straight out of the pack.

edamame thai spiced dip, vegan

Lastly, this dip.... words cannot express how bloody tasty it is. Just give me a spoon and leave me alone with this dip. I love those little peppers on the top and usually they are gone within seconds of me opening the tub. 


I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some inspiration, let me know what your favourite vegan products are in the comments.



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