As you know I don’t often eat sweets. I don’t have a naturally sweet tooth so I don’t really mind when people from work sometimes bring in non vegan sweets, biscuits and cakes. However, I know that there are many vegans and vegetarians out there who do eat sweets and one of the most common gripes is how difficult it is to find gummy sweets without gelatin in. There are also plenty of people who aren’t necessarily vegetarian or vegan but don’t want to eat crushed up animal bones in their sweets! In my younger days, I did enjoy sour gummy sweets, particularly those cola bottles that were so sour they made your face pucker.
Goody Good Stuff have a range of sweets that don’t contain gelatin. They are all vegetarian and 4 of them are vegan. As well as the gelatin, they don’t have any artificial colours or flavourings and use only natural fruit and vegetable juices. They were kind enough to send me a packet each of the vegan flavours to try, so I decided to share them at work. I didn’t say that they were vegan, but just left them on the table in the staff room at work as we normally do.
They certainly disappeared pretty quickly. Unsurprisingly, I liked the cola flavour the best and ate nearly the whole packet before the other people at work even realised they were there. In general, the peach ones seemed to be the most popular with the others but none of them lingered around for long. No-one commented that they were weird or vegan tasting! If I’m going to eat sweets, these are the type I’d eat more of, and if I had children, these are the sweets I’d be putting in their party bags or lunchboxes.
Goody Good Stuff have kindly offered to send a packet of each of the vegan flavours to one of my lucky readers. To be in with a chance to win, just leave a comment on my blog saying why you’d like to win. UK only please. I’ll draw one out at random on January 30th.