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Double check the ingredients!

Agoodenough profile image
AgoodenoughAdministrator

Hi all,

Just thought I’d post this for anyone who hasn’t seen it. As I think it would be very easy to pick up a drink like this and not even check the ingredients 🤮

independent.co.uk/life-styl...

On a plus side M and S now do vegan hot cross buns!

Have a great day!

Ali 🙂🌱

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andyswarbs profile image
andyswarbsVolunteer

At least M&S owned up to the ingredients - however fowl.

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to andyswarbs

That’s true!

grace111 profile image
grace111 in reply to andyswarbs

they were caught. how could they deny it.

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JerryGuest

I'd go for a GF plant based hot cross bun...😇

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Jerry

😇 lol

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Hi Ali, thank you for sharing.

I've just read the article and how ridiculous putting beef collagen into fruit juice. They can add other 'natural' sources of vitamins and minerals that are actually plant based. All I can say is 'yuck', also they should label anything that is not vegetarian or vegan.

Glad you found some yummy hot cross buns though. Spread Naturli Vegan Butter on top - a winner😋

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Hidden

I know it’s gross isn’t it! I don’t actually like fruit juice but if I did I’d pick that up without a second thought!

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Hidden in reply to Agoodenough

I do like fruit juice but rarely drink it, I also wouldn't think twice buying it.

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Kitten-whiskersAdministrator

Unbelieveable 🤢🤢🤢🤢 Thank you for pointing this out Ali, must admit I wouldn't have thought about checking a bottle of fruit juice for beef

Its funny you should mention this as I was taking with a friend and he said - have you tried the new GF vegan M&S nuggets, I said I hadn't (at the rather extortation price of £4.99 for a handful) and he said I can't understand why they are labelled as vegan when it clearly states on the box may contain milk and eggs

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Erm. I suppose they say that in case there is cross contamination. As it’s all prepared in the same factory as something that may contain milk or eggs. It’s all confusing. 🤨

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Kitten-whiskersAdministrator in reply to Agoodenough

Thats what I thought Ali , but really they should keep it seperate - after all they charge enough for it. We have to be so careful, I really appreciate you pointing this out, as I never would have beef would have been in fruit juice. It is confusing

Gross 🤢 you wouldn’t imagine there would ever be beef in a fruit juice ... thank you for sharing.

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Bridget007

No it’s horrible isn’t it. Especially with the rise of veganism, you would think they would think twice about putting beef in and limit8ng the amountto people that will buy it. The thought of it makes me feel sick.

Me too 🤢

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"Outraged 😱 🤬 Vegans Have Beef 🥩 with Marks & Spencer 🏬"

Steer 🐂 Clear of Collagen 🦴🍖-Laden ‘Fruit’ 🍉 Juice 💦

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😳 🤯 🤢 🤮 😔 🙃

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Thank you 🙏 for heads up, Agoodenough/ Ali.

Much appreciate reminder to READ LABELS 🥫🔍 👀 . . .c a r e f u l l y. 👍👍

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Aside (related to reading ingredient labels 🏷 ):

Purchased 2 different/ separate — 1-ingredient only jars of Almond Butter & Sesame Tahini.

Thought each was merely their ground up respective ingredients: almonds & sesame seeds.

Don’t think this assumption was entirely accurate? 🤔💭

Am pretty sure they ADD additional oil* 💦, which is likely not an issue for majority of us. Yet, if we need to be careful/ vigilant about ingesting low/ no oil, it can be an issue. 😯

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A work around — if too much oil is in your store-bought Almond Butter or Sesame Tahini:

Consider grinding your own almonds or sesame seeds (blender, food processor, auger juicer, …) & mix in the ground nuts/ seeds to its respective oily, store-bought counterparts. This considerably cuts down the oil 💦 (in a serving) & "stretches" the product considerably. By adding ground up almonds to 1 jar of almond butter, have gotten 2 jars of almond butter. (Ditto for sesame seed tahini.) 👍👍

[Aside, aside: Have tried making Almond Butter & Sesame Tahini from scratch 🥣, but the result is an incredibly dry 🏝🐫 clump. 😯 . . . Perhaps my devices 🗜⚒ 🧰 aren’t powerful 💪 enough or I’m simply not ‘grinding away’ at it long enough 🕐🕑🕒 ? . . . 🤔💭 . . . 🤷‍♀️ 🤦‍♂️. . . (Anyhoo, there’s only so much time ⏳⌛️ & energy ⚡️ one can devout to these ‘home-made, from-scratch’ efforts, so have found mixing of ‘freshly ground’ with ‘oily store-bought’ a reasonable compromise — especially when using a quantity of these ingredients in recipes. 🥙 🌯 🍪 ]

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[*Don’t know if the ‘added’ oil is from the source ingredient (almond oil, sesame oil) or if manufacturers are using a different (perhaps less costly/ cheaper) oil, such as a vegetable oil? 🤔💭 . . . 🤷‍♂️ 🤦‍♀️ . . . (Dunno. Haven’t a clue. Merely thinking/ speculating 🤔 💭 aloud 🗣💬 .]

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AgoodenoughAdministrator

Hi Kai, thank you for this.....I bought a vitamix to make nut butter. I wouldn’t say it’s effortless but it did work. With an average blender it’s a race between getting your nut butter and the engine burning out! 🤨 The longer you blend it the more of the natural oil is released.

When I didn’t have any tahini when I was making hummus I just threw in the sesame seeds with the chickpeas etc and it worked fine 🤷🏻‍♀️

🙂🌱 Ali

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Kai-- in reply to Agoodenough

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🥰 it ❣️

Thank you, Agoodenough/ Ali. 🙏 😌

Excellent idea 💡!! Will add sesame seeds (‘,’,’,’,) directly to chickpeas (o o o o) & blend 🌀 that way (‘,o’,o’,o’,) to create tasty 😋 hummus. 👍👍 . . . Love ♥️ it!

Yes, thinking standard blender/ food processor lacks ‘oomph’ 💪💪 to do job. (Got a bit nervous 😬 😯 when heard 👂 motor ‘straining’ {{⚙️}} & smelled 👃 ‘electric ⚡️ burning’ odour. 😳 🤭 )

[Maybe Easter 🐰 (or ğŸŽ… ) will bestow Vitamix?! 🤔💭 . . . 😃 . . . Hmm 🤔 . . . On 2nd thought 💭 , think you have to be ‘good’ 👼 to receive such gifts ğŸŽ . (Don’t think that’s happening any time soon. 😂 🤣 🙃 ) . . .Think it’ll be a while 🗓 🗓 🗓 before acquiring coveted Vitamix ğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž . . . (Hmm . . . on f u r t h e r thought, perhaps blender motor ⚙️ might "accidentally" burn out 🔥 . . . ‘on its own’? . . . 🤔 💭 . . . ) Or, accidentally "fall off" the counter? 🤔 💭 🤭 . . . Or, accidentally be "run over" by a 🚗 ?? . . . 🤔 💭 😈 . . . 🤪 🤣 🙃 ]

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Agoodenough profile image
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Kai--

I like your style 😂 lol. They are expensive but I think mine should last forever. It's great for nut milk too as you don't have to soak the nuts. The only problem is you can't do small amounts of anything as if you do the blade spins above whatever youre blending.

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Kai-- in reply to Agoodenough

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Good to know. 👍👍 . . . Very much appreciate the tips, Agoodenough/ Ali. 🙏 😌 . . . Will weave these ‘logical 🧠 reasonings’ [long-lived 👶<—>🧓 & powerful 💪💪 device capable of making nut butters 🥜 as well as nut-milk 🥛 (sans soaking nuts 🌰), handles large amounts 🛢 (not small) for "batch" preparations . . . 👍👍 ] into the justifications to be presented 📊 to "the holder of the purse strings 👛" (aka "the great decider ⚖️ ", "the being who must be obeyed 🐈 " . . . ) 🙏 😌 . . . 😁

[Perhaps with an appropriate amount of grovelling 🙇‍♀️ 🙇‍♂️ , tears 😭, gnashing of teeth 🦷 🦷 , a Vitamix ✨🌪✨ may well be a possibility in near future 🔮✨ ? . . . ğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž. . . (‘Hidden 🙈 advantage’ of aging 🧓 is probability of outliving one’s appliances decreases 📉 . . .😂 . . . ) So far, in ancient Egyptian-like 🏺 fashion, the ⚰️’s getting ‘crowded’. . . the juicer, food processor, hand-blender . . . is coming with me. (Gawd only know what else I’ll be needing on the other 🔥 / ☁️ side . . .🤣 🤪 🙃. . . But can’t ‘part with’ these 🛠 🧰 .) If/ when the Vitamix ✨🌪✨ arrives (🤱), that’s coming with me too . . . Hmm . . . getting a bit too ‘crowded’ in there . . . Perhaps another side-by-side ⚰️ will be required?? 🤔 💭 💭 . . .🤷‍♂️ 🤦‍♀️ 😁 ]

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They also sell GMO in some of thier food stuff

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to grace111

Thats not good is it. You could spend half your life reading labels. No wonder they make the print so small. They don’t actually want you to know what’s in it.

iv read that there is only one supermarket in scotland that does not sell GMO foods and thats waitrose. lots of other supermarkets may not have gmo in thier own brands but they will sell other brands of foods with GMO. We cant really trust anyone these days but i do my best to look after myself. Thats all we can really do, as im sure many other do to. There are a lot of people who dont even want to discuss these things. Most animals are fed GMO feed to, unless its organic. so all the ones who sell meat thats not organic sells gmo. im sure that goes for waitrose too. It gives meaning to hidden in plain site. I hope that your keeping well. love grace xoxo

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to grace111

I’m very well thank you Grace111. It’s terrible to think that everything we eat has been modified and fiddled around with. Nothing is quite what it seems and i suppose it all revolves around money at the end of the day.

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grace111 in reply to Agoodenough

I dont know if i believe its all around money as people are loosing thier business's everywhere. Its only the mega rich who are staying rich and dont need anymore money. The rothschilds and the bankers. I try not to think about all of it as i know what i know. Iv studied it and its all in the bible too. I just do my best for myself and others, when i can. look at all the robots doing jobs now too. i watched a film called solyent green. "They" are now talking about making a foodstuff thats all you need and has every vitamin in it. have you seen solyent green? its worth watching. love grace xoxo

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Thank you Grace. No I haven’t but will find out about it 🙏

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