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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.
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.
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.
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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