Best vegan foods I’ve tried from Tesco, Aldi, M&S and Sainsbury’s during Veganuary – one was amazing – Laura Nightingale

Once again, thousands of people participated in Veganuary this year, following and celebrating a plant-based way of life.

The range of vegan food, drink and household products in supermarkets has never been better, with companies like Tesco, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Lidl and Asda filling their shelves with alternatives.

From hot chocolate, milk yoghurt, sausages, hash and burgers, a huge selection of sweet and savory products is available.

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I tried dozens of plant-based foods and drinks in January and while I felt some needed a bit of getting used to, there were a few that stood out. demarcated a mile.

In fact, a week into February, I continued to consume some of these products for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Life Writer Laura Nightingale Tried Various Vegan Products During Veganuary

Below are some of my top picks from Veganuary 2022, including Beyond Meat, which I found to be outstanding.

1. Beyond Meat

Available from: Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco and Ocado

wow! From sausages and burgers to hash and meatballs, I have been blown away by the taste, texture and smell of this brand. The products were like real meat.

The pea protein hash went well in a bolognese and I tried a sausage in a bap which was amazing.

2. Sweet Freedom sauces

Available from: Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda

Although they didn’t work brilliantly for me in hot chocolate, they tasted amazing drizzled over porridge, baked oats, and cakes.

I could literally swallow the chocolate brownie flavor straight from the bottle.

3. Dopsu Meatless Chunks

Available from: Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda

This plant-based product comes in six varieties: No-Chicken, No-Beef, No-Duck, No-Lamb, No-Pork, and No-Beef Burgers.

I found the cuts of beef, pork, and chicken particularly good for stir-frying. Just add some vegetables and soy sauce.

4. Chocolate Ombar

Available from: Tesco and Waitrose

Talk about dreams. Made from oats, the velvety smooth cocoa bar was delicately sweet and reminded me of luxurious Galaxy chocolate.

It was so forgiving.

5. Hippoie Chips

Available from: Tesco and Waitrose

Light and crunchy with a healthy dose of protein and fiber, these chickpea puffs contain just 90 calories. I came across five flavors: Sweet and Smokin’, Take It Cheesy, Salt and Vinegar Vibes, Sweet Chilli Haze, and In Herbs We Trust. The sweet chilli chips were fabulous.

6. MLK Ology Milk

Available from: Tesco

When I tried the original Mighty Pea Milk in my cup of tea, I wasn’t sure at first because it tasted a little curdled. However, when I purchased the Barista version, I was pleasantly surprised.

I also had it in my cereal and it was a great alternative to soy milk which I usually don’t like so much.

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7. Glebe Farm

Available from: Ocado

In addition to cereal and flour, the gluten-free oat brand also sells oat milk.

I’ve been using it in porridge lately and it tastes so creamy and delicious.

8. Collaborative Coco yoghurt

Available from: Waitrose

When I discovered these pretty pots of chocolate and cream, I was immediately hooked.

Considering how light they are and containing only 139 calories per jar, they tasted incredibly luxurious.

9. Keto Hana

Available From: Keto Hana Online

The keto brand is known for their wonderful granola, but they recently launched two cake mixes and I had to try them.

Available in vanilla sponge and chocolate brownie, they are low carb, high in fat and taste wonderfully natural.

The instructions were nice and simple to follow too.

10. Ecovibe cleaning products

Available at: Ecovibe online

Ecovibe sells a fantastic range of everyday vegan products, from hair and skin care to cleaning and household items to help consumers make effortless, lasting changes to help the planet.

I was particularly impressed with their herbal dishwasher tablets, toothpaste tablets and eco-friendly deodorant stick. They even sell a plastic-free dustpan and brush that looks fashionable and quirky.

11. Oggs

Available from: Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose

Believe it, this egg substitute is made from chickpea water. I used it in meringue and it was great.

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12. Tofu Clearsprings

Available from: Sainsbury’s and Waitrose

I took a box of high protein, low fat soy block and turned it into a vegan “scrambled egg”.

I simply mash it in a skillet with a little margarine, black salt, nutritional yeast and turmeric, then serve it on toast for brunch.

13. Foams without GU

Available from: Sainsbury’s and Waitrose

Talk about pure happiness. These ganache desserts taste divine. They are so silky smooth and a wonderful treat.

14. Oat milk

Available from: Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose

This brand is by far the best milk for a cup of tea.

It most resembles dairy products in taste, flavor, color and consistency.

Read my full review here.

15. Sweet Revolution Marshmallows

Available on: Amazon

I found these Not Guilty Sweet Revolution Marilyn Mallow Marshmallows on Amazon and they were amazingly sweet.

They are perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth and even better melted between two chocolate biscuits.

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Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S and Asda sell vegan products

16. Tesco Vanilla Sugar Sprinkle

Available from: Tesco

When I was browsing the baking aisle of Tesco I came across little tubs of ready made vanilla sugar, cinnamon sugar and salted caramel sugar and am now obsessed with them.

They taste amazing in coffee and on pancakes.

17. Galaxy Hot Chocolate

Available from: Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco

Rich, smooth and divine, Galaxy’s vegan hot chocolate tastes just like the real deal.

Read my full review here.

18. Aldi Plant Menu No Pork Streaky Bacon Rashers

Available at: Aldi

Sandwiched in a floury white roll and with a tangy brown sauce, it was the next best thing to a traditional bacon bap.

The meat alternative tasted and smelled so similar to bacon, it was phenomenal.

Read my full review here.

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