Recent Dairy Free Buys

Today I’m sharing a few recent dairy free buys with you. I share videos about this over on my Dairy Free Daisy Tiktok on a regular basis, maybe I should make it into a weekly series? Anyway, these are some of my recent purchases which can be found from a variety of supermarkets.

@dairyfreedaisy Lots of new buys and some classics. #dairyfreeuk #dairyfreebuys #nondairyicecream #dairyfreechocolate ♬ original sound – daisy

Plant Based Terry’s Chocolate Orange – £2.50

At last Terry’s Chocolate Orange have launched a plant based option. It’s made with real orange oil and rice syrup and comes in a bar form. I think I speak for us all when I say that they really need to get this out as a classic orange shape ASAP.

The first time I tired the chocolate I didn’t love it, I found it overly sweet in the way that dairy free chocolates can be. It’s not that I don’t like sweetness but sometimes brands will make up for the lack of dairy with sweetness and the chocolate ends up tasting like sugar. Anyway, the next time I tired the bar I ended up eating most of it and really enjoyed it. I don’t know what was going on with that first bite, maybe I wasn’t in the right mood?

So, after all that unnecessary chat I can say that I really enjoyed this bar. I like that it had a strong flavour of orange and that the bar itself had the classic Terry’s segment shapes on it. However, I’d love for the chocolate to be a little thicker and to come as a classic orange shape.

I managed to get this for £2 which I’d happily pay again.

Available at Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

Happi Oat Milk Chocolate: Peppermint – £2.95

This was my first time trying chocolate from the Happi brand. I’d only seen it online ’til I discovered a local shop in Cambridge – Daily Bread.

Happi chocolate is free from dairy, gluten and soya and contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Happi chocolate is oat based and the bars are made in their own UK factory with 47% single origin Colombian cacao.

I really liked this chocolate but did wish that it had a stronger peppermint flavour. I love peppermint chocolate so this was a little too subtle for me. However, the overall flavour of the chocolate was lovely and creamy and I look forward to trying more from the brand.

Available to buy on the Happi website, The Vegan Kind and Real Foods.

Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food Non Dairy Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s Non Dairy ice cream is just as good as the real deal, I honestly can’t taste any difference. At the end of September I was delighted to hear that they were launching their classic Phish Food pint as part of their Non Dairy range – AT LAST! So, for about 3-4 weeks we kept popping into our local (big) Tesco ’til Phil finally spotted it.

I doubt many of you are, but just in case, Phish Food is a chocolate based ice cream with marshmallow swirls, caramel swirls and chocolate fish shaped chunks. It’s just as good as I remember the dairy filled Phish Food being and I’m so happy it’s now part of their non dairy range.

This will be a regular purchase for us, especially over Christmas.

Available at Tesco – I imagine it will roll out to other supermarkets in the coming months.

Naturli Double Trouble Fudgy Brownie Ice Cream

This was another find from Daily Bread here in Cambridge.

I’m a HUGE fan of the Naturli brand in general, especially their butter alternative.

I’ve never seen the Naturli ice cream out in the wild, I’ve only ever seen it on their website. Just look at how many flavours they have. The shop I went to just had the Double Trouble Brownie option but I was more than happy to give it a try.

So, Double Trouble is a 100 % plant based combination of creamy cocoa ice and generous pieces of fudgy brownie. This ice cream has gone down well with everyone in the house. When you go to scoop the ice cream out you’ll notice that the consistency is super smooth, almost like a mousse. It’s creamy and chocolatey and I don’t notice any difference from dairy filled ice cream. We’ll certainly be buying this again.

Available online at Real Foods but I’m yet to see it anywhere else. Do check local health food shops and if you’re in Cambridge try Daily Bread.

Good Life Falafel – £2.25

I’m yet to give these Good Life falafels a try but I love the brand, especially their Spicy Bean Burgers which you can find alongside the full range on their website.

The falafels are made with chickpeas, onion, cumin, coriander, concentrated lemon juice and chilli. They sound really good and I’m looking forward to tucking them into a pitta with hummus, salad, chillis and tahini.

Available at Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Tesco.

Naturli Do Not Call Me M_lk – £2.11

This was another Daily Bread find and I can’t wait to go back and buy more of this milk alternative.

The Naturli dairy free milk is a blend of soy, rice, oats and almond. I really liked the flavour of it and found it perfectly creamy for coffee. It froths up really well too. You can find out a little more about the Naturli Do Not Call Me M_lk and its ingredients over on their website.

Available online at Superfood Market and locally in Cambridge at Daily Bread.

Oatly Cream Cheese – £1.80

This is one of my favourites when it comes to dairy free cream cheese. It just has the right flavour and texture and works perfectly on a bagel or in a cheesecake.

Available at Tesco, Ocado and Sainsbury’s

Oatly Greek Yogurt – £2.40

This Only Greek yogurt is a staple in our house. We use it in cooking, baking, for breakfast with berries and as a side to curries and in place of sour cream. We love it.

Available at Tesco, ASDA and Sainsbury’s

Wunda – £1.90

WUNDA is a new milk alternative purchase for us. I’ve seen the brand around but never tried it, I’ll be sure to report back with my thoughts. This is a pea milk alternative made with pea protein, meaning it’s free from gluten, lactose, soya, and nuts.

Available at ASDA, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s

Higgidy – £3.10

These are delicious, you must try them. They’re vegan sausage rolls but without the sausage. I’m not vegan but love veggie foods. These ones are filled with chestnut & porcini mushrooms, red quinoa and spinach, mixed with butternut squash purée, wrapped in vegan puff pastry and hand-sprinkled with golden and brown linseeds. Perfect for a picky tea.

Available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

M&S Plant Kitchen Unsweetened Almond Drink – £1.90

We picked this up at the M&S in the hospital to use in tea but unfortunately it just didn’t work. It separated straight away but was okay in coffee once heated. I doubt we’ll be buying this again.

Available in-store at M&S and on Ocado.

Jude’s Mint Chocolate Ice Cream – £3

If you like mint ice cream then you’ll love this, it’s just how I remember dairy filled mint choc chip ice cream being. Jude’s is an excellent brand in general, they have lots of dairy free options and all the ones I’ve tried have been fab.

Available on Ocado.

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