Ethical Confections

I’ve been a vegetarian for around 14 years now and was even briefly a vegan – but I have to admit that I’m not the most “ethical” shopper; I don’t avoid absolutely every product that an animal was involved in the creation of, and for me the thought of no cheese ever was too much to handle. Chocolate wise, at least you can still have the dark stuff! So despite a certain repulsion about the meat and animal industries, I’m not rushing out to buy vegan shoes or a hemp wallet; and having fallen off the wagon while on holiday in Norway a few years ago, I do treat myself to a bag of fish and chips every now and then. For some people, this means I am not a true vegetarian. But hey, even PETA let things slide once in a while to make life easier. Seriously.

Only plants were harmed in the making…

All of those disclaimers out of the way, I really need to enthuse now about the most amazing vegan marshmallows that I found in local vegetarian shop/café The Eighth Day this afternoon. Light, fluffy, made with Madagascan vanilla and almost indistinguishable from the ones containing gelatine, they’re even exactly the right shades of delicate pink and white! For most veggies, sizzling bacon is a kind of lamented lost treasure. For me, it’s definitely marshmallows. I almost wish it was cold enough for a big mug of hot chocolate…


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9 responses to “Ethical Confections”

  1. Sean Breslin says :

    I’m with you — I couldn’t give up cheese, no matter how hard I tried.

  2. Jemster says :

    Wow! You’d better be bringing me some of them when you come visit this month!! Yummy yummy. I love marshmallows too but I also hate the thought of gelatine (even though i gave up being a veggie some time ago…) x

  3. Jemster says :

    Really? Well, you’d better bring me a years supply then! 🙂 xx

  4. viviennemackie says :

    I think that any vegetarians do eat fish—some religious groups even allow it I heard. So, I say you don’t need to feel guilty! Enjoy the cheese!

  5. mackenga says :

    It’s no exaggeration to say I’ve been wishing there was a decently marshmallow-like thing that wasn’t made of gelatine for *years*. Can’t wait to try these! You’re going to have to go into business forwarding these North I suspect 🙂

  6. Jemster says :

    Mackenga, if she only has room in her holdall for one box I’ll fight you for them! (Not that I rate my chance of winning!! Lol.)

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