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Whoohoo vegan quark!

vegan quark

Producer of plant-based dairy products Alpro recently introduced another new product – vegan quark! Although officially called ‘plant-based alternative to quark’ in order not to get sued by evil dairy corporations. They named it Alpro Go On and it’s based on soy. Ideal for yummy desserts or kwarktaart!

In Amsterdam find it at Albert Heijn and Jumbo supermarkets.

Thanks to Gewoon Vegan for the news! Visit this website for an overview of vegan products easily available in Dutch supermarkets. ❤️

Veganz products

At the healthfood section, AH Gelderlandplein

With rumours going back to 2013 there’s still no Veganz in Amsterdam! You know the all vegan supermarket one can find in Berlin and other places in Germany. And nowadays even in Czech Republic and Austria. But a month ago Veganz announced it will have a few of its own products (16 to be precise) in some Albert Heijn supermarkets in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam you can find it at the Albert Heijn at Gelderlandplein (Buitenveldert) and Osdorpplein (Osdorp). Disappointment: not all of the 16 products are being sold – at Gelderlandplein none of their chocolate! Hopefully the assortment will improve eventually.

Is it a test for a possible upcoming store? We’ll keep you updated.

In love with the cocooo

Little did I know, but kokosbrood turns out to be a Dutch invention! Translated as ‘coconutbread’, it’s something to put ON TOP OF bread. It usually contains gelatin or sometimes honey or even smashed insects, but now there’s also a vegan version! 🎉 If you’re Dutch you probably ate this as a child so time to get nostalgic.

If you’re never had this before and wonder what the fuck it is. It’s basically grated coconut with starch and heaps of sugar. Packed in slices the same size as a slice of bread.

So the main kokosbrood producer Theunisse created a vegan one, look out for the package which says ‘biologisch glutenvrij’ (organic & glutenfree). At the moment only available at Deen supermarkets, though not all of them. All Amsterdam locations have them except the one at Rijnstraat and the one at Lange Vonder.

Chocolate-hazelnutspread yay!

vegan chocolate-hazelnutspread

debeste vegan chocolate-hazelnutspread

In Amsterdam the organic stores usually offer the greatest choice in specific vegan products. Ordinary supermarkets have also a lot to offer, but sometimes you have to know where to find particular products.

Did you know you can find vegan chocolate-hazelnutspread just in the supermarket? The one from brand ‘1 De Beste’ is available in local Dirk van den Broek and Dekamarkt supermarkets. The ‘Markant’ brand is available at Vomar and Coop. The (organic) soy ‘Penotti’ is available at Albert Heijn. Enjoy!

Vegan cheese at the supermarket!

wilmersburger

This feels weird… checking out the cheese department at the supermarket. Vegan cheese is not only sold at organic or vegan stores but in supermarkets in town as well! Jumbo has Wilmersburger cheese for a while now in most of their stores. And recently the news spread one can order Wilmersburger at the Albert Heijn as well. Just go to the help desk in the shop and ask for it. A few Deen supermarkets also sell Wilmersburger. When calling today the one at Mosveld (Amsterdam North) confirmed they have it in their store, the other stores in Amsterdam don’t have it (yet?).

New delicious icecream!

swedish glace

Out of Sweden’s icecream making tradition comes this Swedish Glace from Dutch company Ola (known by other names in other countries). After being available in various European countries we’re now also being able to enjoy it. Among the creamiest vegan icecream ever! It comes in two different flavours: vanilla and raspberry. In Amsterdam so far only available at bigger Albert Heijn supermarkets.