Enjoy VBites Vegan VegiDeli Snacks this New Year*

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Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, we are really pleased at how much we have grown in the last year and cannot thank the PR agents, our readers and most importantly the brands who have supported us and sustained us enough. We have covered areas around Staffordshire, Cheshire, Manchester as well as Birmingham and we hope to travel even further sharing our reviews, tips and findings with our readers and social followers.

We are closing 2017 with our last post on some ethical food from VBites which we were sent recently to feature on our website.  The three products are VegiDeli Duck Style & Orange Pate, VegiDeli Bacon & Sausage Style Wraps and VBites’ VegiDeli Cheezly & Cranberry Bites from VBites’s 2017 Christmas range.

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VegiDeli Duck Style & Orange Pâté

The festive pâté alongside traditional favourites, all made from 100% natural plant based ingredients. This retails at £2.29 for 150g. Delicately infused with orange, this makes a great festive starter served with crispy warm toast, homemade chutney and salad. Serve too with flatbreads or crackers for a great Christmas canapé.

VBites’ VegiDeli Bacon & Sausage Style Wraps

 

These meat-free ‘Pigs in Blankets’ retails at £3.69 for 275g.  Its a mix of  herby-pork style sausage wrapped in bacon-style rashers

VBites’ VegiDeli Cheezly & Cranberry Bites

These are tasty bite-sized morsels of dairy-free Cheezly with dried cranberries for added sweetness in a crunchy breadcrumb coating. This retails at £3.69 for 160g.

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Left (top) Cheezly Cranberry Bites, top (right) Bacon and Sausage Wrap. Bottom Duck Style & Orange Pate.

What we thought about it

The products arrived promptly and well packaged and it was still cool. Although none of us are vegan,we compared the taste of these products to the flavours we are familiar with.  The Duck Pate, we felt did not have a silky smooth feel to it and the orange flavour wa a little too strong for us.  The Cheezly & Cranberry Bites were yum especially eaten warm, it had a nice crunchiness to it.  Lastly the meat free sausage…. this tasted quite nice, you could get the taste of the wheat and soya coming through.  The bacon style wrap was quite similar to real bacon but was firmer.   These vegan products are a great substitute for those who are looking for meat free option.

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About VBites
All VBites foods are made from 100% natural plant-based ingredients and free from animal products/derivatives, cholesterol, lactose, hydrogenated fats, artificial colours and GMOs, so suitable for vegetarians, vegans, people who are lactose or casein intolerant and those looking for healthier and more ethical lifestyles. VBites products are available from good health food stores including Holland and Barrett, Ocado or you can purchase the from their website.

 

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40 Comments

  1. December 31, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I will be trying some of these next time I am in H&B 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      December 31, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Yes please do Alan

      • December 31, 2017 / 8:46 pm

        I am a regular at H&B so they will be added to the basket:) Happy new year :)))

  2. December 31, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    These look like really interesting products, great to know about in case of Vegan guests.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Yes, we don’t want they to be left out and these are so festive as well

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Yes totall agree

  3. December 31, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    The sausage and bacon style wraps sound quite good. We’ve been thinking of having less meat but would miss bacon too much hahaha so definitely looking into this.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Yes too, we love being vegetarian at least once a week, might increase that to two this year x

  4. January 1, 2018 / 1:50 am

    These look like the perfect treats to serve at a Super Bowl party!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Yes definitely, a different option for vegans who are joining the party

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Yes Kelly, these are great x

  5. January 1, 2018 / 9:54 am

    I think it’s great that you did an honest review! 😊 I’m a veggie and although I love that there are so many meat free options, not all of them are 100% great haha. Loved the post. Happy New Year!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Yes you are absolutely right, as meat eaters, we know when a substitute is good enough and when a susbtitute is not. Either way its so great that there are so many variety and options available for vegan and vegetarian eaters.

  6. January 1, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Interesting to hear your thoughts on the vegan products. I haven’t eaten sausages for 3 years now, so I wonder if I would think they taste more like the real thing than you did.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Oh yes, we would like to know too, so if you do try, come back and share your thoughts with us

  7. January 1, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    so good to see what is available for alternative diets – I am doing Veganuary so will look into these 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Yes great alternative for a healthy lifestyle

  8. January 1, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    This isn’t a brand I’ve heard of but my neighbour is Vegan so I’ll mention it to her. I like the sound of the duck style pate, although I’d have to see if the orange is to strong for me too. Mich x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Yes do share about it with your neighbour, wonder what she will think of it

  9. January 1, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    It’s a shame the pate wasn’t to your taste but I do love the fact the service was prompt and the items arrived cool.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Yes we thought that their service was great

  10. January 1, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    These sound like great vegan products and meat free substitutes, although what a shame you weren’t all that impressed with the pate – I love pate so would probably struggle there.

    These products would probably be great for those taking part in Veganuary who are looking for some substitutes to their usual meaty foods.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Yes totally, we also want to eat more vegetables in January so these products are great substitute

  11. January 1, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I’m not vegan at all but where I am a lot of my friends are and this is awesome for hosting get togethers and being able to find something for them! Love these ideas and how simplistic they are!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Yes thats what we think too, this is great for serving friends who are vegan

  12. Hannah
    January 1, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    These sound great. I will have to give these a try

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Yes please do

  13. January 1, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Im not a vegetarian, or vegan, but I think it’s great you are reviewing these items to help those who are! Im not sure they appeal to me, sadly we do love to eat meat way too much!

  14. January 1, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    We’re exploring veganism at the moment or at the very least reducing our meat intake so we’ll be checking these out to see how they compare.

  15. January 1, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I have a friend who is Vegan so I will be sharing your post with her as she is always looking for new foods to try!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 2, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Nikki

  16. January 1, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Its always good to receive samples of new products so that you can discover if you like them or not. These would be great for people looking for a meat substitute.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 2, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Yes totally agree Nayna

  17. January 2, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I definitely want to try these now, they sound so good!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      January 2, 2018 / 10:26 am

      We hope you do

  18. January 2, 2018 / 9:09 am

    I am intrigued by this trend to make meat looking products out of plant-based foods. I mean, if one is going to adopt a plant diet why try and make it look like a meat one? Still, I bet they taste fab 🙂

  19. January 2, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    They sound interesting, I think my friend would enjoy these. Its a shame I am intolerant to wheat and soya:-(

  20. January 3, 2018 / 1:33 am

    I really like VegiDeli stuff! The bacon is awesome – especially fried until very crisp and then served up in a sarnie 🙂

  21. January 3, 2018 / 10:26 am

    VegiDeli sounds ideal for vegans and vegitarians

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