One of the biggest issues for a new vegan is the never ending hunt for vegan nutella. It obviously goes without saying that nutella is one of the best inventions of the world, yet unfortunately a vegan version is yet to be made. That being said, I am always on the look out for a decent replacement.
Enter Violife. I am quite a big fan of Violife: Their cheese range is easily one of the best out there, and their cheese actually acts the way dairy cheese does. It melts beautifully, it is rich and creamy, and is really easily available at most supermarkets. I found this a few weeks ago and have been slowly trying it out to see how it goes.
This stuff is pretty good. If you have had the cream cheese, this stuff has the same texture. It is very creamy and thick, so can be a bit hard to spread if you’ve kept it in the fridge for a bit too long. Chocolate wise, it does taste of chocolate. No where near nutella, as it is quite a subtle chocolate taste – just enough so you know it’s there without being really overpowering. I’ve been having it on toast some mornings and it is just the right amount of sugar in the morning to wake you up, but is somehow filling enough that you don’t feel starving an hour later.
I picked this up for £2.50 at my local Tesco and so far the tub seems to be lasting a long while. You don’t need a huge amount to spread on toast or in a bun to get a decent taste, so it is pretty good value for money. While I do not condone eating chocolate for breakfast, I must admit there is something quite exciting about having dessert for breakfast!