Top vegan alternatives

When it comes to plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods, if we are being totally honest you have to go in with an open mind. Some of them don’t taste exactly like the animal based one, but more often than not the alternatives are ruddy fantastic! As with a lot of products in general, it’s about trial and error. Everyone has different tastes and preferences, so don’t let one product you didn’t like discourage you from trying others – you will find your one true love substitute before long.

Tip 6: Try, try and try again!

My plant mylk saves all the cows in the yard and damn right no cruelty involved

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Cows milk is becoming a thing of the past. It’s all about the oat milk now. Namely, Oatly – the ultimate oat drink. It is by far the most superior plant-based milk and is the closest to cows milk you will find. The brand itself has great ethics and is really open about its carbon footprint. That’s not to say that other plant milk isn’t as good. Because when you can choose from soya, coconut, almond, hazelnut, rice, hemp, cashew or pea milk, why stick to just one!? A great all-rounder brand is Alpro who not only have various types of plant-based milk, but various ranges such as light, unsweetened, chocolate or blends within the types of milk. There are a number of alternatives available and can often be found down the UHT milk aisle.

If it’s cheese you are worried about, then rest assured that vegan cheese is no longer the plasticy, flavourless squares that it used to be. Oh no. Vegan cheese melts, it crumbles and has so much flavour. Popular vegan cheese brands are Violife, Green Vie and Tyne Chease, and even brands like Applewood have jumped on the bandwagon and brought out an epic vegan range. Whether it’s cheddar or blue cheese that takes your fancy, halloumi or feta – there is are vegan versions of them all.

Chocoholics, this part is for you! Gone are the days that the only vegan chocolate bar options were cheap tasting or super dark and bitter. Mummy Meagz for one has created an indulgent twist on the regular rocky road bars you will find in the supermarkets. Then there are the likes of Vego, Moo Free and Anada’s who have some of the best chocolatey treats out there and are constantly improving and expanding their ranges.

Did you know Flora has gone completely dairy-free and is Vegan Society approved? That means no switch is needed if Flora is your spread of choice, see this vegan malarkey is easy! But if you did want to try other vegan spreads, then Vitalite and Pure are always delicious and very reasonably priced.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are alternatives to every single thing you can imagine. Yep, even salmon.. and eggs. Crazy right? Just pay a visit to the vegan section in your local supermarket when you go next and be prepared to jave your mind blown.

What’s your favourite vegan substitute?

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