Heya, another quick intro post here!
This is just to say welcome to the Accidental Vegan section, and give a quick explanation of what it’s all about. In our adventures as Vegangstaz, we are occasionally rewarded with a nice and surprising vegan-friendly experience. Perhaps we’ll pick up a product thinking “there’s no chance I’m going to be able to eat this” and, lo and behold, said product turns out to be vegan! Or perhaps we’ll enter a restaurant feeling pretty uneasy about our chances of being able to eat there, but after looking through the menu we spot a vegan option or two, or after having a quick word with the waiter/waitress it turns out they can knock up a tasty vegan dish without any hassle to us or them.
Veganism may be a growing trend due to all kinds of reasons from ethical to health, and you may even argue it’s becoming fashionable, but nevertheless vegans are still in a minority and the movement has a long way to come. As such, we understand how difficult it can be to eat at normal restaurant establishments and find reliable vegan foods such as snacks in supermarkets, so this section is designed to help you in that area and make you feel that bit more, well, normal. Vegans don’t just eat lettuce and lentils, as many seem to think. Nor do we require a specialised diet where everything has to be organically grown and come from specialised stores. There’s a lot of stuff you’d be surprised we can eat, and hopefully this section will give you some suggestions and maybe enlighten you about stuff that you’ve been avoiding or thinking you may never eat again.
Also, it is important to note that some of these products you may choose to still avoid because of other reasons (such as disagreements with the corporation which provides them), and in this case we can attempt to provide other suggestions (such as supermarket own brand versions).
Keep on the look out for surprisingly vegan-friendly goodies!