Anonymous asked: are you from germany? (i saw that some of your fav posts are in german) if so, so you know any good stores to buy vegan food because at rewe is is way too expensive (soy milk costs 3 times as much as cow milk) and aldi puts chicken eggs in some of their "vegan" products as far as i know
p.s. I think i fell in love with your blog
hi anonymous ;)
yes, i’m from germany and i can help you.
soy milk always costs more than cow milk (for organic cow milk i’m not sure), because there is a higher value-added tax (Mehrwertsteuer) for plant milks instead of cow milk (19% vs. 7%) and there are just a few companies who produce plant milk and they do not produce as much as dairy companies do. the lowest price for soy milk i know is 89 ct and i buy it at Kaufland. I use cheap plant milk for cooking and baking and the expensive one (Alpro Soja) for muesli and drinking. When you are unsure if something is vegan or not you can use the internet to check out product requests, e.g. here. Often googleing it (product + vegan) is enough to get an anwer because google automatically finds threads from vegan.de or rezeptefuchs.de. Maybe you can check out recipes that do not need milk to make it cheaper for you. I buy my stuff in the following markets: Alnatura (just organic products), local wholefood shop, tegut (many organic products), Rewe (just a few organic products), Kaufland (cheapest market mit cheapest offers). because they are all near my home. in all of them i can find vegan ice cream, prepared products, sweets, vegs and in many of them i can find tofu, soy, seitan products. A cheap alternative for fake meat is gluten powder which easily can be turned into seitan. The vegan online store Vegan Wonderland offers gluten powder in 500 g, 5 kg and 25 kg units and you have a 5 kg unit for a very long time. so i hope my advice will help you a bit.
Thanks for your request!
ps.: someone wrote that alpro belongs to a dairy company, that’s true, but vegans have to accept that we live in a world of nonvegans, that means, that most of the industries are not vegan, and the workers are not vegan and the farmers are not vegan and they sell their products to nonvegan companies. that dairy companies also offer plant milk is a good sign in my few: because we want a vegan world in the future and for that we need companies who also offer vegan products and increase their vegan offers more and more. if you want to support pure vegan stores, you can order from vegan online shops but also there they bought their stuff from companies who also offer nonvegan products. when the demand for vegan products increase, the companies will increase their offers too.