A while ago, I went to Berlin for a holiday. The last day, we went visiting the only vegan supermarket in Berlin, called Veganz. You can read all about it : HERE!
I also bought some vegan edibles that you just can’t find over here in Belgium, too bad 😦 Now, what did I buy?
Read on to find out!
1. Vantastic Foods, Vegan Chocolate Buttons ( similar to milk chocolate ones ). They are Gluten-free, Vegan & of course Lactose-Free too!! They are a bit large though. 1 packet of 500 gr. costed me 6.99 €. That’s a lot of money but it is vegan & 500 gr!!!
You can read the ingredients.
2. Moo free chocolates: mini moos : 3 times vegan honeycomb bars. 3 x 25 gr. There is no honey in here! Vegan, Lactose-free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free , Egg-Free, Casein-Free & Dairy-Free! Yes! It costed: 2.60€.
I show you an image from the inside because I haven’t opened it yet! 🙂
These bars are made out of delicious, organic, dairy free chocolate and liberally sprinkled it with crunchy, caramelized hazelnut nibs. These really are a bar of pure, unadulterated, dairy free chocolate pleasure. It tastes a lot like milk chocolate. That’s what I used to eat. Now, I can only eat vegan chocolates because they are lactose-free too. I have already eaten it all & it was similar to a milk chocolate bar with caramelized hazelnuts but a bit different & more heavy, but lovely too. It was so fast gone,….For this left bar, 100 gr, it costed me 3.49€.
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5. Dairy Free Carob Confection from Planil, 100 gr bar. This is a divine darker carob chocolate bar: Starch free,Dairy-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Wheat-Free & Lactose-Free too. So good, so intense flavour: so yummy!
What is carob?
Carob pods are the fruit of the carob tree. Carob pods grow to 12 inches long( = 30 cm ). If you bite into a ripe carob, you will almost certainly enjoy it’s semi-sweet, mild flavour. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and has no caffeine (theobromine), or oxalic acid. The carob seeds are removed and the real pods are ground into powder and roasted to make carob powder. I use carob powder as an alternative to cacao. It is sweeter & it tastes great in hot plant-based milks. I also make lovely desserts with it. You can find my recipe of my Vegan carob, avocado & banana pudding here!
Dairy free carob bars made without hydrogenated fat! For centuries in the Mediterranean region carob pods have been widely enjoyed for their nutritional benefits and natural sweetness. Plamil blend their new carob bars to have a mild ‘chocolate’ taste using cocoa butter (natural cocoa fat), which provides that distinctive ‘bite’ without containing elements in chocolate known to trigger migraines.
This carob bar is naturally packed with many natural vitamin and mineral nutrients from the carob pods. As carob is naturally much sweeter than cocoa far less sugar need be added compared with chocolate. The new Carob ‘no hydrogenated fat’ contains only 10% added sugar (that’s about 30% of the added sugar in a 70% cocoa chocolate bar).
6. Vegan Christmas Cookies, 1 box of 175 gr, with apple, nuts & marzipan.It costed me 2.99€. I will open them at Christmas!
7. A packet of organic chia seeds. We can’t buy chai seeds over here in healths stores in Belgium. We have to buy them online. When I saw, this packet, I had to grab it!
What are chia seeds?
Chia seeds are tiny, hard and have a subtle nut-like flavor when chewed, but they have the unique property of absorbing liquid. When stirred into liquid they soften and absorb 9-12 times their own weight of the liquid. They take on the taste of whatever liquid they are placed in, which makes them ideal to use as a thickener in all sorts of recipes.
Chia seeds are super foods! The high omega fat content, high in omega-3 & omega-6, of the seeds make them useful as a substitute for butter or eggs in baking, which can cut down on calories and adds to their versatility. So, it is very good to use in vegan cooking & vegan baking.
When you add chia seeds to your diet, you will soon begin to see the results. They are a true super food, a powerhouse of nutrition. Most people soon notice an increase in energy, clearer thinking and a calmer, happier mood. The high fiber content aids regularity in a natural, gentle way.
After a couple of months you should notice clearer skin and more glossy hair, a result, of the high omega 3 content of the seeds. Because chia seeds digest slowly they make you feel fuller longer which can be an aid to weight loss.
So, start using them in your foods! I bought this packet for 12€. That’s a lot of mony, hey!
A few lovely recipes using them, from other great boggers:
I hope you enjoyed my post about vegan foodies goodies from The fantastic vegan supermarket in Berlin! Whenever you are in Berlin on vacation, go there,…It is a must!
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