Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A very sweet treat for vegans.

Many vegans may already have tried Lotus caramelised biscuits. They are a sweet, biscuit, that is just right for dunking in tea. A bit too sweet for my taste, but when in need of a biscuit, vegans don't always have a lot of choice. Imagine my surprise when I found this Lotus caramelised biscuit spread. I'd heard about it, but never actually seem it (was it an urban myth?). There it was, in Waitrose, in both crunchy and smooth varieties.
I bought the crunchy jar, and as soon as I got home, had to try it. And guess what - it tastes exactly like the biscuits. Well why wouldn't it! Weird very Weird! It tasted like I had ground up the biscuits and mixed it with vegan spread (margarine), which is I guess along the lines of what it is. Sweet very sweet. Extremely sweet! Wondering if i should try the smooth one next, just for the curiosity value.
AND it has it's own facebook page!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All you sweet vegan junkies (or should that be vegan sweet junkies!), check it out! It says Vegan on the label!

Sainsbury's answer a question regarding vegan suitability.

I recently completely ran out of washing up liquid, as I hadn't got around to buying some more. Although I prefer to use an eco variety, it occurred to me that as it was the evening, all the health food shops would be closed, and I had no idea which washing up liquids in any supermarket are suitable for vegans. I emailed Sainbury's, who phoned me a few days later to ask about my query. I explained it to them, and this was their email reply:

"We are always happy to answer customer’s questions about the products we sell and so contacted our buying team regarding this.  They have stated Sainsbury's Washing Up Liquid Apple 450ml, Sainsbury's Original Washing Up Liquid 500ml and Basics Washing Up Liquid500ml are all suitable for vegans.

I hope this information is helpful to you and if we can assist with any other queries, please don’t hesitate in contacting us again.  We appreciate you taking the time to get in touch with us and look forward to seeing you in store soon."

Good to know that in an emergency, I can pop to my local supermarket and get some vegan suitable washing up liquid! Good Customer Service from Sainsbury's too.