Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

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Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

Postby Hiking Fox » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:34 pm

'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...
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Postby JP » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:35 pm

nice one!

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

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Postby The Duke » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:41 pm

Yes JP. You are right. I now use rape oil instead of sunflower oil as my "utility oil". Tastes fine too.
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Postby Rochellita » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:21 pm

woohoo, small victories all add up.
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Postby Konstantin » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:10 pm

I didn't realise it was even 'close' to vegan. But great news - another step.
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Postby uberzoldat » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:19 am

Things not looking so good for vitalite after all folks.....

http://www.vegansociety.com/newsroom/in ... ciety.html
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Postby xbojanx » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:24 am

The Duke wrote: I now use rape oil


the sound of this scares me, what do you do in your spare time? :shock:
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Postby uberzoldat » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:13 am

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.
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Postby chronyx » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:32 pm

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.
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Postby seitan » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:58 pm

uberzoldat wrote: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.
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Postby seitan » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:13 pm

just looked on tub, it now has vegan society logo.
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Postby alessioisonfire » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:46 am

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
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Re: Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

Postby barnz2k » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:45 pm

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
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Re: Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

Postby downhillingdemon » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:49 am

I'm loving the Olive 'Pure' bestest - and they stock it in my local Waitrose :)
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Re: Vitalite margarine is now vegan!

Postby JP » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:48 am

downhillingdemon wrote:I'm loving the Olive 'Pure' bestest


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