I picked up some Lightlife Tempeh (smoky bacon strips) at the Grocery Outlet for $3 (normally around $5) and was surprised at how good it was. Organic, vegan, carbon neutral – 4.5 Green Stars.
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JUST vegan egg bites – sustainability, review
JUST, the San Francisco plant-based food company mostly known for its vegan egg products has brought out a series of sous-vide vegan egg bites. 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Grocery Outlet wine sale, Spring 2022
From April 6-12, the Grocery Outlet will be holding its biannual wine sale – all wine will be discounted a further 20%. My top pick: Trois Moulins, 2018 – a Bordeaux blend from Chateau Lacaussade Saint-Martin.
Tony’s Chocolonely – sustainability, review
Tony’s Chocoloney has been on a mission to change the chocolate industry – specifically to eliminate slavery and child labor in West Africa. Right now, you can buy a lovely Rainbow tasting pack of Tony’s Chocoloney bars at the Grocery Outlet for just $5 (normally around $13).
Modern Kitchen cream cheese – sustainability, review
Modern Kitchen cream cheese is made with vegan whey protein produced by food-tech company, Perfect Day. I’ll review two varieties on sale at the Grocery Outlet and also profile the brand for sustainability – 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Good Planet cheese – sustainability, review
A few kinds of Good Planet cheese can be found at the Grocery Outlet. I’ve tried the shredded mozzarella and hot pepper cheese slices – both decent. Good Planet cheese deserves 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Luke’s Organic chips – sustainability, review
You can find Luke’s Organic chips regularly at the Grocery Outlet, and I’ve tried several varieties at this point. I’ll review the White Truffle & Sea Salt and the Ketchup with Mustard & Pickle varieties here. I think that Luke’s Organic deserves 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Oatly ice cream – sustainability, review
You can find Oatly ice cream at the Grocery Outlet, for only $1.99 – it has a good texture, although the chocolate chips need improvement. I consider several factors (sustainability, packaging, Blackstone funding, ingredient sourcing, etc.) and think that Oatly deserves 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Miyoko’s cheese wheels – review and sustainability
You may find Miyoko’s cheese wheels at the Grocery Outlet, if you’re lucky. I liked the Smoked English Farmhouse but preferred the Black Ash – they exhibit a level of sophistication that has been lacking in vegan cheese. Miyoko’s Creamery gets 5/5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Miyoko’s vegan butter– review & ethical rating
Miyoko’s European Style Cultured Vegan Butter raised the bar in the vegan dairy space. In terms of taste and texture, it’s my favorite vegan butter. Miyoko’s Creamery gets a perfect score of 5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.