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Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:34 pm
by Hiking Fox
'Vitalite' is a non-hydrogenated sunflower margarine in the UK that is found in most supermarkets. It costs about half the price of very similar products from health food shops.

It used to be mistakenly bought by vegans because it clearly-states 'dairy-free' on the tub, yet when I phoned the Vegan Society to ask a few months ago, they advised me that the vitamin D the company were using wasn't vegan, but that so many requests had come in from vegans that they were working on it.

I can now spread the word that Vitalite is vegan, and the new-recipe tubs state 'vegan' on them, and carry the Vegan Society trade mark.

Good hassling, everyone 8)

Now let's work on Soreen malt loaf...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:35 pm
by JP
nice one!

Now if we could get one of the rapeseed oil based marg to go vegan - much better omega balance.

small stuff can make a difference!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:41 pm
by The Duke
Yes JP. You are right. I now use rape oil instead of sunflower oil as my "utility oil". Tastes fine too.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:21 pm
by stateofflux
woohoo, small victories all add up.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:10 pm
by Konstantin
I didn't realise it was even 'close' to vegan. But great news - another step.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:19 am
by uberzoldat
Things not looking so good for vitalite after all folks.....

http://www.vegansociety.com/newsroom/in ... ciety.html

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:24 am
by xbojanx
[quote="The Duke"] I now use rape oil


the sound of this scares me, what do you do in your spare time? :shock:
:wink:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:13 am
by uberzoldat
Apparently according to Dairy Crest, the ingredients of Vitalite are vegan, but the B2 and Lactic acid it contains may have been animal tested. That's why they're not registered with the vegan society.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:32 pm
by chronyx
I think snubbing Vitalite purely on that basis would do veganism a lot more haarm than good, providing of course no more testing is taking place.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:58 pm
by seitan
[quote="uberzoldat"]Apparently according to Dairy Crest, the ingredients of Vitalite are vegan, but the B2 and Lactic acid it contains may have been animal tested. That's why they're not registered with the vegan society.


its owned by dairy crest?
shit, didnt pay enough attention to the tub.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:13 pm
by seitan
just looked on tub, it now has vegan society logo.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:46 am
by alessioisonfire
just to be safe i wouldn't buy it until all the confusion has gone..
i've heard the m&s sunflower spread is vegan and pretty good, otherwise go for the Pure ones :D

Re: Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:45 pm
by barnz2k
found this stuff in sainsburys and bought it to try it, guessing it would taste terrible but it was cheap. 1.20
Well it is pretty bad.
I just wish Sainsburys dide the sunflower PURE and not just the soy PURE

Re: Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:49 am
by downhillingdemon
I'm loving the Olive 'Pure' bestest - and they stock it in my local Waitrose :)

Re: Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:48 am
by JP
[quote="downhillingdemon"]I'm loving the Olive 'Pure' bestest


after careful testing and consideration, i concur with the above!