20/01/2010

Vitalite Dairy Free - suitable for Vegans!!!

Spotted this at my local British produce supermarket today and was so excited I wanted to share with the rest of you. Buying a vegan butter/margarine substitute that isn't made from olive oil and doesn't cost the best part of a fiver for a measly tub has proven a real pain in the butt for me here in Spain. So I was delighted to see this and was dancing up the aisles of the frozen peas with much joy! And at €1.62 for this whopping great tub - yours truly shall lather on an extra dollop on her crumpets this fine morn. Good times!
GO VEGAN!

23 comments:

Mary said...

woohoo! Toast with margarine makes life worth living.

Carla said...

Yay!You can bake!
Jeni, did you ever get that google group invite? or did it end up in your spam box - lots of people had that problem.

River - The Crafty Kook said...

Wheee!! Don't you love finding new vegan goodness? I just found this chick'n scallopini thing that looks delicious! It's a fairly new product, so it was shocking to find it at our local grocery store. We're having it for dinner tonight! Enjoy your dairy-free goodness! :-)

Jeni Treehugger said...

Yummy - that looks delicious River.

Mihl said...

That's awesome! I know how hard it is to find a good vegan margarine and one that is tasty too.

Bianca said...

Cool! Life is not complete without vegan margarine.

miss v said...

ooo... i wonder if we're getting that in the states!?

grey said...

Sorry to put a downer on things, but if there are no hydrogenated fats, I'm assuming it must contain palm oil. Are you aware of the environmental issues involved with palm oil production?

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

This gave me a good giggle, especially with the image of the dancing! Ha ha.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Grey - it's made from vegetable oil so YAY! I'm not aware of the environmental impact on palm oil production at all, is it similar to Soya? It's so tough all these decisions we have to make isn't it. Why can't there be products that aren't damaging the environment and aren't hurting animals either.

Sal said...

I recently heard about this on the PPK. Vitalite used to say dairy free but it had some sort of animal ingredient in so I'm glad they changed it! YAY.

The farming of palm oil is destroying the habitat of orangutans so yeah it's destructive. But unfortunately I think it's in all the vegan spreads that they sell over here!!

I stopped using it to make soap when I found out about that. Although you can buy sustainable palm oil with an eco-cert, it's just unless it says so on the label you can't be sure.

For the Love of Guava said...

butter it up baby! woot!

grey said...

Palm oil can be a sustainable product, but it is a cash crop at the moment being produced in southeast Asia and is used in most processed foods since it is so cheap. What Sal said is correct, the forests cut down to develop oil palm plantations are also home to the Sumatran tiger (which will soon be extinct) as well as countless other species of plants and animals. The trouble is we have no way of knowing if the palm oil in our food or cosmetics has come from a sustainable plantation or a cash crop.

wingraclaire said...

Sounds delicious. Enjoy!

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Jeni Treehugger said...

What link would that be?

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Jeni Treehugger said...

Hi Daniel - of course you can.
:)

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Jeni Treehugger said...

Hi there - yeah sure. Knock yourself out.
:)

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Anonymous said...

Blogger Jeni Treehugger said...
"Grey - it's made from vegetable oil so YAY!"

Sorry to return to an old thread with bad news, but palm oil doesn't need to be labelled as 'palm oil', it can be labelled as 'vegetable oil' or a variety of other terms. I am trying to find out whether Vitalite is palm free / sustainable because I think deforestation for palm plantations is one of the worlds greatest ecological disasters at the moment - it causes more CO2 emmissions than all the forms of transport in the world combined (cars, buses, areoplanes etc).