The No Meat Company’s vegan sausage rolls – “No Porkies” – are a pretty good buy, in my opinion. Unlike many other sausage rolls, they contain no palm oil, and the packaging is a simple cardboard box – no plastic. 4.5 out of 5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Category Archives: Frozen
Simulate Nuggs – review & ethical rating
2 lb boxes of Simulate Nuggs are on sale for $10 at the Grocery Outlet. Almost indistinguishable from chicken nuggets in taste, but far superior in terms of sustainability and ethics.
Beyond Chicken Tenders at the Grocery Outlet – sustainability & ethical rating
Beyond Chicken Tenders are now on sale for $2.99 or even $1.99 at the Grocery Outlet. Almost indistinguishable from chicken nuggets in taste, but far superior in terms of sustainability and ethics.
Sweet Earth Benevolent Bacon
I picked up my favorite vegan bacon, Sweet Earth’s Benevolent Bacon at the Grocery Outlet for $2 (normally around $5). Vegan, partly organic, fairly minimal packaging – 4.0 Green Stars.
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.
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.
Gardein turk’y roast – sustainability and ethical review
Gardein is a brand of vegan meat substitutes that is owned by Conagra Brands. I’ve previously evaluated Earth Balance, also owned by Conagra and it scored very poorly for sustainability. Gardein is better and although there’s room for improvement, it gets 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Brave Robot ice cream – ethical review
Brave Robot vegan ice cream uses whey protein that’s produced in a fungus by Perfect Day. The vegan whey offers significant advantages from a sustainability perspective but Brave Robot falls short on some of the other ingredients. Room for improvement a score of 3.5/5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Ripple vegan chocolate ice cream – ethical review
Ripple Foods’ ice cream is the best vegan ice cream that I’ve bought in a store. The texture is similar to conventional dairy ice cream and it tastes better than the more elaborately engineered vegan ice creams from Brave Robot. Ripple Foods vegan chocolate ice cream gets 4/5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Fry Family Foods – Smoky BBQ Woodfired Pizza
I picked up a new (to me) vegan pizza at the Grocery Outlet – a Smoky BBQ Woodfired Pizza from Fry Family Foods. It turned out to be the best vegan pizza that I’ve ever had. Fry Family Foods has been making vegan food in South Africa since 1991 and their products have just become available in the US. 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.