You might think finding vegan products in your local supermarket is next to impossible. However, as the vegan trend grows, it has become easier to find the most delicious vegan snacks. Here are a few you should look out for.
Updated: 17 September 2018
I won’t lie, being vegan is incredibly hard. Veganism seems like a simple extension of vegetarianism but boy, it is different beast altogether. Having said that, I challenge myself every year to be vegan for 30 days. I can’t really pin down a single reason that I do this- part for animal welfare, part to reduce my carbon footprint on the planet, part for my health but mostly to test my will power.
If you have the slightest intention for any of the above reasons to try veganism for 30 days, I’d say just commit. There’s nothing to lose- you’ll feel fresher, less bloated and a lot lighter and happier in general. When you embark on this journey, read my guide to most delightful vegan items available in the market that you can try. (They’re unfairly biased to sugar fiends who can’t live without ice cream.)
This cream cheese-like spread is the best morning or evening snack. It is made with cashew nuts and almonds and fresh cucumber and chives to add to the flavour. Works best with some spelt crackers.
Total game changer especially for those with a sweet tooth. This tastes exactly like the non vegan one; trust me I did a social experiment on a friend.
My general milk replacement is almond milk and although I talk about oat milk next, it’s not my first choice. There are two reasons why; firstly almond milk is a lot lighter and less likely to disrupt the taste of your coffee or cereal. Secondly, there’s ZERO sugars and carbs in almond milk.
I’m just going to come out and say I’m a sucker for good branding and packaging and that’s the primary reason I’m big on Oatly. They had me at their quirky company description but just to make myself feel better- I drink it for healthy fat from rapeseed oil and betaglucans that help maintain normal cholesterol levels.
This is a tricky one and the internet is endlessly puzzled by this. Oreo ingredients don’t have any milk or milk products but they claim that there could be “cross contamination” so perhaps it’s not suitable for vegans who might be allergic too. Meh, I just have them.
Ok I absolutely can’t stop buying buckets of gourmet joy by Professor Grunschnabel from Albert Heijn. Cafe El Khatib is ice cream made of bitter Arabic coffee, cardamom, Bourbon vanilla in coconut milk and is my favourite but there are too many close seconds including- Siam Horapa Coco and Mama Mango Maracuja. I’m also very intrigued by this professor and her (or his?) whereabouts so if you get any clues, let me know!
Butterless popcorn with protein packed peanut powder and almonds won’t disappoint.
Throw this sliced cheese into a nice pesto tomato sandwich and toast it. With a nice soup it makes for a hearty lunch.
I can’t list down all the amazing products I discovered in my vegan month but I can tell you for sure that there was no craving that couldn’t be fulfilled.
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