New vegan friendly brand on sale at selected Tesco stores.

Have you heard of Gosh! and their range of burgers, bakes and bites, made using 100% natural ingredients, “as nature intended”?

Naturally free from the top 14 allergens, including cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, sulphur dioxide, crustaceans, fish & molluscs.

So far I’ve tried their Mushroom, Puy Lentil & Butter Bean Bugers and can honestly say they are very tasty and quite impressive. Baked in the oven for 15-20 mins, they are full of flavour and held together much better than most other vegan burger brands.

Each 125g burger is only 200kcals and contains 7.7g protein and only 2.3g sugar.

I’ve also just purchased the Mixed Seed, Quinoa, Carrot & Coriander Bakes with a Minted Pea Centre am hope these will be equally as tasty.

The whole range has been approved by both the Vegetarian & Vegan Societies.

Check out the whole range on sale online at Tesco or to find out more, including where you can purchase, check out their Facebook page or website.

Vegfest – Brighton 28-29th March

Has anyone been to Vegfest before? Last year I went for the first time, to the one at Kensington Olympia, London.

I picked up some bargains and found out about great new products and brands. So I am particularly excited for this Saturday, when the BF and I will be going to the one in in Brighton, unable to wait until it returns to London in October.

The dream is to one day have a stall selling food and sweet treats, but for now I’ll settle for being a happy visitor and customer.

A few things I will be purchasing :

  • Nakd bars from Natural Balance Foods – made from 100% natural ingredients such as fruits and nuts “smooshed” together in a handy bar. Wheat & dairy free, with no added sugars or hidden extras, I’m going to pick up a couple of boxes of my fave bars : Cashew Cookie & Cocoa Crunch
  • Explore Asian‘s bean pastas – vegan, organic, gluten-free, kosher “pastas”; the taste and texture of pasta, with all the benefits of beans! I’m especially looking out for their Edamame Spaghetti
  • Great Food UK 100% natural, gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, Halal & Kosher range of bites, snacks and meals – last year they had some great offers on their falafel and sweet potato pakoras!

I was a little unprepared last year and didn’t do my research before I went, so this time I’ve been studying the schedule.

Non-shopping things I’m looking forward to :

  • Jasmijn de Boo‘s (The Vegan Society) talk on vegan businesses, trends & success stories
  • Ellie Bedford‘s cookery demonstration – How to Eat a “Chocolatey” Rainbow
  • Melissa (Ms. Cupcake) Morgan’s talk on how to replace animal products in baking
  • Anneka Svenska‘s talk on vegan juicing and smoothies
  • Animal welfare conference section
  • Environmental & food sustainability conference
  • The Hemp Expo showcasing the industrial and medicinal benefits of hemp, including a smoothie demo from Tim Barford

    Think I’m going to have a busy day!! Maybe I’ll see you there?