Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby Twoism » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:55 am

fredrikw wrote:
Hiking Fox wrote:Please don't discourage food manufacturers from catering for vegans!

+1000

We're vegans because we want political and social change, not for purity reasons or some made-up idea that getting ANY kind of animal product in us would be bad/a sin/unhealthy/bad karma or whatever. Sure, we do avoid it, but that's not the issue really.


So true. Been vegan just over a year now and at one point I was being a bit too strict (as in, wouldn't eat foods with possible traces of milk etc.). I was making life more difficult than it had to be. But I've read a few posts by members on this forum which made me realise it's not about purity - it's about taking a stance and proving we don't need animal products in the diet. But we have to be pragmatic (up to a point) when it comes to traces of animal products in food which doesn't have any actual animal ingredients. So going to get me some of these cookies!
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby Hiking Fox » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:59 am

I have now checked over 12 supermarkets throughout Manchester, Derbyshire and Liverpool and have not found this product. I began to pull my hair out and wonder whether it's only available in the South East?

EDIT - I emailed them and got this reply:

Dear all,

Thank you for your enquiry. We manufacture a product called Fox's Chunkie Dark Chocolate Cookies 200g. However, the chocolate chunks may contain traces of milk protein. In addition, the product is made in a factory, which uses dairy ingredients.

Therefore, i'm not sure if this product would fit in with your dietary requirements.

I hope this information is of some help to you. If you need a list of stockists, then please let me know.


So I replied:

Name, thanks for getting back to me.

Vegans aren't bothered about traces of dairy ingredients; we're only bothered about recipes that include animal products. There may be a small number of people who stress about cross-contamination, but they are a tiny, attention-seeking minority, who are not representative of vegan consumers.

I'm aware that some people have severe dairy allergies, but they tend to buy products made by specialist allergy-aware companies like Kinnerton.

A list of stockists would be brilliant, thanks.


So ...looks like they can advise anybody who wants to try these biscuits where they can get them.

The email address is: careline@foxs-biscuits.co.uk
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby muchluv » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:15 pm

LOL attention seeing minority. Cheers!

I need to stop eating these things, I'm gaining weight! I plow through packets at a time. Mine come from Tesco?
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby skoptic » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:23 pm

Hiking Fox wrote:Vegans aren't bothered about traces of dairy ingredients; we're only bothered about recipes that include animal products. There may be a small number of people who stress about cross-contamination, but they are a tiny, attention-seeking minority, who are not representative of vegan consumers.


......inspiringly patronising ;)
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby Hiking Fox » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:24 pm

muchluv wrote:LOL attention seeing minority. Cheers!

I need to stop eating these things, I'm gaining weight! I plow through packets at a time. Mine come from Tesco?


I tried two branches of Tesco, but no joy.

Perhaps I'm better off without them; my diet is working.
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby rattus » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:18 am

Hiking Fox wrote:
muchluv wrote:LOL attention seeing minority. Cheers!

I need to stop eating these things, I'm gaining weight! I plow through packets at a time. Mine come from Tesco?


I tried two branches of Tesco, but no joy.

Perhaps I'm better off without them; my diet is working.




Buy the, look at them, even give them a sniff.

Then give them to me.

<<simples>>
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby Hiking Fox » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:04 pm

I got a reply from them about stockists and they said that only Tesco stock them.

THEREFORE team, we have a job on. We need to contact customer services for the other supermarkets and use PESTER POWER
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies - I found them!

Postby Hiking Fox » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:56 pm

I found them!!!

Holy mother of fuck ... I found them, a mere 0.67 miles from my house!

Not only did I find them, but they were on BOGOF so I bought FOUR packets and snaffled three (cookies, not packets; I'm not THAT mad) while listening to Craig Charles' Trunk of Funk and sweeping broken glass off the floor (got a bit excited).

They really are good for a shop-bought biscuit; the choc chips melt in the mouth and the whole effect is like sinking into a chocolate sofa. Or something.

So anyway, yeah I found them and I told the checkout girl I hoped she had an excellent Saturday night, and then I went home and ATE SOME.
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby muchluv » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:04 pm

I have unleashed an evil curse on VF. I have gained like half a stone because of these.
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby wannalift » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:31 am

Why do you guys even care about this stuff? It's junk food. JUNK FOOD. All it is going to do is make you fat. Isn't this a fitness forum?
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby thestoatyone » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:50 pm

Splitter!
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby XkillerX » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:47 pm

wannalift wrote:Why do you guys even care about this stuff? It's junk food. JUNK FOOD. All it is going to do is make you fat.


LAST OF THE SANE!

Isn't this a fitness forum?


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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby thestoatyone » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:46 pm

Take it to VBB biatchz
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby JS » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:10 am

This has got to be the funniest thread. I love it - vegans getting excited about a packet of biscuits.
I had some mates visit who are vegan too and we must have spent 2 days talking about food especially all the new unhealthy stuff we found we can eat :) It's these little things in life like vegan biscuits that make us happy :)

Being vegan in a non-vegan world...............
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Re: Fox's dark chocolate chunk cookies

Postby baldy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:52 pm

I found them in Pick 'n Pay, Cape Town, South Africa, living in London is so overrated.
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