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Vegusto, A Review

Last month when I first became vegan I mostly ate fresh veg with bread, potatoes or rice, apart from snacks. This month I’ve been experimenting with vegan dairy and meat substitutes! Vegusto are a fairly new company well-known for their vegan cheese although they also do snacks, drinks, vitamins, pet foods and meat substitutes. I was so excited when they sent me a goodie bag full of food to review since I was on the hunt for a good vegan cheese!

Vegusto Review / Jessthetics12The first thing I tried was this Mushroom and Cheese burger. I fried it for a couple of minutes and ate it with tomatoes, extra cheese and chilli sauce! I was pleasantly surprised – it was thicker and firmer than I thought it would be and it was very mushroomy! To compare, it was similar to a Quorn beef burger (which are not vegan), but with more flavour!

Vegusto Review / JesstheticsVegusto Review / JesstheticsI fried the Farmhouse Style Sausage for a couple of minutes and ate it with mash, gravy and cauliflower cheese. Similar to the burger, the sausage had a firm meaty texture. It also had a strong smoky flavour which I wasn’t so keen on, but James loved it! It’s definitely the chunkiest Vegan Sausage I’ve come across.

Vegusto Review / JesstheticsVegusto Review / JesstheticsWe used the No Moo Melty Cheese to make an enormous vegan pizza! This is my favourite meal that I created using Vegusto products. I grated one half of the cheese under the veg and the other half on top. The cheese wasn’t as melty as I thought it would be, but that might be because we put it under the grill. This cheese has a very mild flavour and is the most similar to other vegan cheeses that I’ve tried –  it was lovely on the pizza and would be nice in lasagne and moussakka but it’s not similar enough to cheese for me to eat it by itself. Although, James said he would buy this again.

Vegusto Review / JesstheticsVegusto Review / JesstheticsThe two Vegusto hard cheeses are hands down the nicest vegan cheeses I’ve ever tried. I swear you wouldn’t know that it isn’t real cheese! This No-Muh Aromatic cheese tastes like a medium cheddar and I ate it with apple chutney on a panini. I would eat this cheese by itself straight from the fridge, or on crackers! It cut like real cheese and it was crumbly like cheddar too, with a tangy flavour.

Vegusto Review / JesstheticsVegusto Review / JesstheticsThe No-Muh Piquant was also lovely. This cheese is my favourite! I ate it on top of a panini and grilled veg, and it is most similar to a mild parmesan. It’s more crumbly and has a stronger flavour than the No-Muh Aromatic but I would also eat this cheese straight from the fridge.

Vegusto Review / JesstheticsVegusto Review / jesstheticsDid you know that most dark chocolate is vegan? Now you do! This coconut and raspberry dark chocolate is no exception, and I enjoyed this with a cup of tea and an episode of Buffy 🙂 The sweetness of the raspberry really cut through the bitterness of the chocolate and the coconut was a nice crunch, although the coconut flavour didn’t stand out.

Don’t forget that you could win all of these Vegusto goodies and more by entering my giveaway! Have you tried any vegan meat, cheese or chocolate products?

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My Favourite Things Giveaway [ENDED]

In October my blog turned one and I kind of forgot to celebrate. I also reached a couple of follower-milestones and I published my 100th post, which slipped by without me noticing. So, I feel like this blog is owed a good celebration! I want to say thank you to all my readers, old and new, and the friends that I’ve made along the way! I’ve put together a giveaway package of some of my favourite things to say thank you for reading – food, vintage clothes, jewellery and bath bombs – which I hope you’ll love as much as I do!

If you win the giveaway you will receive…

My Favourite Things Giveaway / Jessthetics£25 to spend in Absolute Vintage

My Favourite Things Giveaway / JesstheticsVeggie Stuff Vegan Sweets: Haribo Rainbow Strips and Haribo Rainbow Twists
Vegusto Hamper of vegan goodies containing No Moo Melty Cheese, Mushroom and Cheese Burger, Farmhouse Style Sausage, No Moo Piquant, No Moo Mild Aromatic, Organic Coconut and Rasberry Vegan Chocolate (contents may vary subject to availability)

My Favourite Things Giveaway / JesstheticsThis crystal pendant from Ebay

My Favourite Things Giveaway / JesstheticsLush goody bag contains Karma Bubble Bar, Avobath Bath Ballistic, Rose Jam Bubbleroon, Fizzbanger Bath Ballistic, Phoenix Bath Ballistic and Big Blue Bath Ballistic

To enter the giveaway you need to be following me on Bloglovin or on WordPress Reader and leave a comment on this blog post with a method of contacting you if you win! This giveaway is open until midnight on the 28th February. Because it contains food, this giveaway is only open to UK readers (sorry!) Good luck everyone 🙂

[Giveaway ends February 28th at 12:00 AM GMT. Open to Residents of the UK Mainland and UK Offshore Islands only.  Winner will be selected at random and be notified via the method provided. This giveaway is sponsored by Vegusto, Veggie Stuff and Absolute Vintage. The products offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Bloglovin and WordPress are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.]