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What Brand of Veggie are you?

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What Brand of Veggie are you?
By Veggie Tom
“I’m a vegetarian, but I eat chicken and sausages. Oh, and bacon. And turkey at Christmas, obviously.”

I was working in a small newspaper office when someone told me that. In my three decades of meat evasion, she ranks as the least vegetarian vegetarian I’ve ever met.

We do come in many flavours, though. I’ve seen fish-lovers and gelatine-apologists tear strips off each other in equal states of disgust at the other’s apparent moral hypocrisy. Luckily it rarely gets violent. They are vegetarians, after all. And really, there’s not much point being sniffy about it. There are odd bits of animal buried in so many minor ingredients and E numbers that everyone eats some eventually – and many carry on, Braveheart-style, after they find out.  Read more

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Our Brand New Can I Eat It? is in the App Store

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What Brand of Veggie are you?
By Veggie Tom
“I’m a vegetarian, but I eat chicken and sausages. Oh, and bacon. And turkey at Christmas, obviously.” Read more

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Our Brand New Can I Eat It? is in the App Store

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Sod it  - Let them eat risotto!
By Veggie Tom
What is it, when chefs are poring over their perfect menus and chalking up dream dishes for the beef buffs, the lamb lovers and the fish fans, that makes them hit the veggie roadblock and go blank.

“Sod it,” they think. “Let’s give them risotto.” Read more

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Tasted: ASDA Chosen by You Chickpeas

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By Veggie Tom
Hard little pellets. A sorry, tasteless excuse for a chickpea.

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Tasted: Butterkist Thai Sweet Chilli Flavour Popcorn

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By Veggie Tom
A decent low calorie snack with nice sweetness and a chilli kick.

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Tasted: Heinz Classic Barbecue Sauce

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By Veggie Tom
Heinz sauces are hard to beat – and this sweet, slightly smokey barbecue sauce is no different.

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Tasted: Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon Powder

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Tasted: Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon Powder

By Veggie Tom
The best vegetable stock powder on the market – this is the secret to delicious homemade soups..

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Tasted: Whitworths Nibl Wasabi Bean Mix

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By Veggie Tom
Crunchy mixed beans with a fiery wasabi coating – these are lovely little snacks.

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Tasted: ASDA Fat Free Natural Cottage Cheese

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By Veggie Tom
Superb – if you’re looking for fat free cottage cheese, there’s no reason to buy more expensive brands.

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Tasted: Itsu Noodle Pot – Vegetable Flavour

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By Veggie Tom
A premium cup noodle is a lovely idea – and I like the thick udon noodles in this Itsu pot. But the sour tomato flavour just doesn’t quite work.

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