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    • rawr_
    • By rawr_ 11th Oct 17, 8:22 AM
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    Vegan Shopping Best Buys
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    • 11th Oct 17, 8:22 AM
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    Vegan Shopping Best Buys 11th Oct 17 at 8:22 AM
    I've been vegan for 5 months now - and its not always easy to buy cheaply when you're buying mock meats and other dairy/egg substitutes. I tend to do my shopping at Aldi, and my top up shops at Tesco or Sainsbury's.

    Please use this thread to post any offers you find of food that is suitable for vegans - lets all save some money together!
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    • rawr_
    • By rawr_ 11th Oct 17, 8:32 AM
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    Sainsbury's now has a small range of Follow Your Heart products - bought some Veganaise yesterday - which I find has been the best substitute for mayo - 2.50. I'm hoping it stays that price, as the wholefood shop an hour away from us sells it for nearly 4!
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 11th Oct 17, 11:25 AM
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    I’d be interested in hearing about any offers for vegan versions of Worcestershire sauce.
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    • rawr_
    • By rawr_ 11th Oct 17, 11:51 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 11:51 AM
    I’d be interested in hearing about any offers for vegan versions of Worcestershire sauce.
    Looks like they do a vegan Worcester sauce in Holland & Barrett - may be worth keeping an eye out for when they do their penny sales / half price sales. It doesn't look like its currently on offer unfortunately!
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    • nuatha
    • By nuatha 11th Oct 17, 10:59 PM
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    Id be interested in hearing about any offers for vegan versions of Worcestershire sauce.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Look for Henderson's Relish.
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 12th Oct 17, 4:26 AM
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    Look for Henderson's Relish.
    Originally posted by nuatha
    I was going to say the exact same thing.

    http://hendersonsrelish.com/
    • rawr_
    • By rawr_ 12th Oct 17, 8:02 AM
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    Look for Henderson's Relish.
    Ahh wow, I've not heard of that! Thanks
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    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 12th Oct 17, 11:12 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 11:12 PM
    Ahh wow, I've not heard of that! Thanks
    Originally posted by rawr_
    It's Sheffield's finest - it's fab stuff and I highly recommend it.
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    • CuddlesTC
    • By CuddlesTC 13th Oct 17, 2:16 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 2:16 PM
    Haven't tried Henderson's, but will look out for it. I like mushroom ketchup for adding extra depth to gravy etc:

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/251225471
    • RHemmings
    • By RHemmings 13th Oct 17, 8:14 PM
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    I have a recipe for vegan Worcester sauce, however the ingredient list starts with four litres of water.

    In terms of cheap vegan foods, certain mock meats can be expensive, but if you take advantage of Asda's two for 2.50 offer on burgers, then that's pretty cheap. Particularly if you buy the box of eight burgers, which comes to 1.25 for the offer. I quite like their 'popcorn chicken'. They are a bit odd, but I like them. I also like the Asda quarter pounder burgers, but they aren't cheap. Though, they're substantial.

    Both Aldi and Lidl do 'vegetable burgers' and 'bean burgers' for a reasonable price for four. The Lidl ones are actually marked vegan, but the ingredients list on the Aldi ones look fine to me.

    Iceland sell Linda McCartney sausages fairly cheaply. Lidl used to be best for that, but they've now put them up to 1.49 a packet. Iceland were 1.25 a packet, I think.

    I found quite a few useful things at a huge Morrisons last time I went. I can't remember what they were and what they cost.

    Tescos seems to like coming up 'different' things. I tried their peanut and avocado bakes, but ... not really. A lot of Tescos products seem to be like that; not all that wonderful.

    If you want cheap vegan food, you're probably better off cooking from scratch using beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc. in place of mock meats. Frozen goods are very convenient, however.

    Tescos are good for dairy substitutes, including yogurt (I like their plain, and add stewed fruit myself), cheese (limited flavours, but 'cheddar' is good), their mini blueberry cheesecakes, etc.

    The cheapest vegan ice-cream I know of is Swedish Glace, which I think is the most normal vegan ice-cream. Though, it certainly isn't cheap compared to dairy ice-cream. Aldi have some coconut based non-dairy ice cream at the moment, but I think it's not that nice. I think that others agree as it's sat there for ages without selling.
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    • BrassicWoman
    • By BrassicWoman 13th Oct 17, 9:12 PM
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    I like the southern gravy from B&M, a quid and makes chips delicious

    Aldi do some nice vegan burgers too!

    I have given up on vegan cheese - all overpriced and tastes awful :-)
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    • RHemmings
    • By RHemmings 14th Oct 17, 12:11 AM
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    I like the southern gravy from B&M, a quid and makes chips delicious

    Aldi do some nice vegan burgers too!

    I have given up on vegan cheese - all overpriced and tastes awful :-)
    Originally posted by BrassicWoman
    Have you tried the new formulation of Bute Island 'Cheese'? It's very different from what it used to be.
    • BrassicWoman
    • By BrassicWoman 14th Oct 17, 1:03 PM
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    Have you tried the new formulation of Bute Island 'Cheese'? It's very different from what it used to be.
    Originally posted by RHemmings
    I've wasted so much money over the years. If it isn;t nut based, I'm not willing to try any more!
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    • RHemmings
    • By RHemmings 14th Oct 17, 4:35 PM
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    Fair 'nuff.

    The new Bute Island is, I believe, coconut based.
    • rawr_
    • By rawr_ 24th Oct 17, 11:58 AM
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    I have given up on vegan cheese - all overpriced and tastes awful :-)
    I felt like this until I tried some Tyne Cheese at the weekend! It is quite pricey - think it's 7.95 per block, and I think it has to be bought online. I found them at a stall in London on Saturday, and was lucky enough to try before I bought some! I've hated most of the cheeses I've tried, I don't mind Violife, although it's not really like cheese, and as soon as you start to try and melt it the smell is horrendous!
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    • By rawr_ 24th Oct 17, 12:00 PM
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    On another note - Ocado have some really good offers at the moment - all of the Fry's meat replacement products are half price, which makes a massive difference to the price! I've been slimming down my freezer for the last week or so to make room, going to do a big order when I get paid tomorrow
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    • JPR7
    • By JPR7 30th Oct 17, 12:14 PM
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    New to veganism so all this info is really useful
    • K9sandFelines
    • By K9sandFelines 2nd Nov 17, 6:44 AM
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    Id be interested in hearing about any offers for vegan versions of Worcestershire sauce.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    The only.ones i know of are Hendersons in Morrisons, which is very similar ; and HomeBargains who used to do a massive bottle of Heinz. Think they are both around 2-2.50 (sorry pound sign dissapeared on phone)!
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    • mushypeaman
    • By mushypeaman 6th Nov 17, 9:46 AM
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    My local Morrisons has sprouted an impressive and ever expanding selection of frozen vegan food. They have a selection of the Frys Family range that's much cheaper than high street prices. Some of the Morrisons Meat-Free range is vegan. I assume all this is nationwide.
    • squiggles
    • By squiggles 7th Nov 17, 5:27 PM
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    According to the website, this is a list of the vegan range from Linda McCartney brand

    chorizo cocktail sausages
    Roast beef with red wine and shallot glaze
    Cocktail sausages
    Beef, mushroom & spinach Wellington bites
    Mini pork and apple sausage rolls
    Scampi bites
    Chorizo and red pepper sausages
    Pulled chicken
    Shredded hoisin duck
    Red onion and rosemary sausages
    Vegetarian sausages
    Vegetarian burgers
    Vegetarian 1/4 pounders
    Mushroom and spinach burgers
    Pulled pork 1/4 pounders
    Country pies
    Red onion and rosemary sausage plaits
    Sausage rolls


    http://lindamccartneyfoods.co.uk/our-food/vegan-range/
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