We didn’t spend all out time in Berlin eating brunch – we also did a bit of shopping so we could take some delicious food home with us! Check out all this loot from Veganz in Berlin, the biggest and best vegan supermarket I’ve been to!
We first saw this Manner Muesli a couple of years ago in Vienna, and always regretted not buying it. Fortunately, we managed to snaffle the last box in Veganz! It costs a fortune, but it’s not like anyone would have this every day. It was more of a granola than a muesli, with lots of little cubes of wafer in there, which was about as delicious as you’d imagine. This isn’t available here in Prague, but we feel like we could easily recreate it with one of our regular granola recipes and a chopped up packet of wafers, with the bonus that it would be much cheaper!
If tinned jackfruit exists in Prague, then I just don’t know where to find it. So how could I resist? It’s only the second time ever that I’ve bought jackfruit, so I wasn’t too sure what to do with it. I decided to whip up a good chilli, and the jackfruit added a wonderful meaty texture. Imagine being the person who discovered that jackfruit was a good pulled pork substitute!
The only other savoury item I got was this chorizo which I wanted to use in a breakfast hash. It is sometimes possible to find vegan chorizo slices in Prague, but this was what I was looking for! It was a great addition to the hash, and I’d definitely recommend it – though I actually think it could have been a touch spicier, and it’s not often I say that!
I can’t remember which European country we were in when we were looking in a shop for an urgent snack bar and saw this. “Spicy lime? That’s disgusting!” I complained to Dr HH, who was eagerly picking it up. It was the only option, so we had to get it – and it was insanely good! Now whenever we stumble across one in another country we snatch it up.
I love Rapunzel chocolate, and I love chocolate with puffed rice, so I just had to try this! It was nice, but of course it would have been better with a milkier chocolate – this one was too dark for my tastes.
Sticking with Rapunzel, I was powerless to resist this festive gingerbread bar. Again, it’s dark chocolate, but this time it’s flavoured with some delicious spices. Now that we’re in December, I believe it’s acceptable to snuggle up of an evening nibbling a square or two of this and planning my Christmas menu.
These Lindor-esque chocolates were also in the Christmas section. They weren’t necessarily festive in flavour, but they’re a wonderful treat and have a pleasant almond taste without being marzipan-flavoured – a definite plus in my book.
Being vegan isn’t only about food, of course. Crazy Rumors make the best lip balms, in my humble opinion. While I was living in the UK, my local Holland & Barrett used to stock about ten different flavours and I would have tried them all, had I not fallen madly in love with the gingerbread variety! They didn’t have gingerbread in Berlin, so I settled for my second favourite, and it’s delicious.
It was a fairly small haul, but a very exciting one! I always love the rush of finding totally new vegan products, and I’m beginning to get excited already about seeing what new things have popped up in the UK in my absence. It’s going to be a Christmas break full of exciting food!
Have you found any exciting new vegan products lately? Is there anything new I should be looking out for while I’m in the UK? Let me know!