I receive complimentary digital copies of Vegan Life, which allows me to post reviews with screenshots included. My reflections on the magazine are entirely my own.
Vegan Life magazine enters another year, and this first issue for 2016 is full of interesting features and recipes. My Australian readers may be interested to hear of a new, fully vegan 'fish' and chip shop in Sydney - Bliss and Chips on King Street. If anyone visits, please let me know how it is!
Wherever you live, you can enjoy the beautiful apple and cinnamon chia pudding featured on the cover of the magazine. I have never got particularly into chia puddings, but this one really appeals.
As always, I love reading about new vegan products and 'accidentally vegan' products. I have tried the Yushoi snowpea crisps pictured below and can recommend them.
I've also tried the Mr Kipling apple and blackcurrant pies and Alpen jaffa cake bars, but wasn't aware of the vegan waffle cones available from Cornets.
I also enjoyed reading about breakfast options available in different UK chain stores. It's easy to get soya milk drinks here so that was hardly novel news, but I didn't realise the chains made porridge with soya milk, or that Pret a Manger had dairy-free coconut yoghurt and vegan giant pretzels.
I also hadn't realised just how many beauty products aren't vegan friendly, until I read the piece listing common non-vegan ingredients which typically come from dead animals. In addition to those listed in the screenshot below (animal hair [which granted is quite obvious!], carmine, collagen and elastin), other culprits include glycerine, lanolin, guanine, keratin, squaline, shellac and shearic acid.
On a brighter note, Guinness lovers may take job from the news that Guinness will soon be vegan...so you may have fewer beauty products to choose from, but more alcohol!
I thought the arguments in the 'no' case were feeble and not worthy of publication, but as my views line up quite nicely with the 'yes' side, I won't get on a soap box here.
What trivia or new products are you enjoying this month?