maybe part of why I haven't been too exposed to veganism is because
1. I live in Woodstock, CT...a large farming town which is kinda stuck in the middle of nowhere in NE CT.
2. When I was at school, I didn't really get out enough/much to see what local places had.
There aren't very many vegetarian restaurants or stores around here, so that's probably it too.
Anyway, I went to the Willimantic Food Co-Op today and I was really excited to see all that they had to offer for vegans.
I went there once before, but only to get nutritional yeast flakes and I didn't spend too much time looking around.
I saw Tofurky in the frozen foods isle and like SO many different types! I picked out the hickory smoked slices and tried some on a whole wheat sandwich tonight...really good I think!
I also saw a bunch of types of sugar and decided to try out some organic, completely vegan and fair trade turbinado sugar and since I had heard about it on this board too, I decided to give it a shot.
I was tempted to get some agave nectar among other things, but I couldn't really afford to go on a vegan shopping spree. *tear*
But yeah, I also saw all these different types of vegan "ice cream", frozen dinners, veganese (please forgive my spelling, it's been a looooong and rough time lately and I just finally got home from school) and so much more.
maybe I just don't get out enough, but I found it really exciting to see how much they had to offer.
I picked up some non-dairy macaroni and "cheese" too. it was decent, I tried some with dinner.
I stopped by Wal*Mart on the way home too and saw that even they had a lot of new items...a much larger vegetarian section in the frozen foods and seemingly much more organic items throughout the store.
I really can't wait to finish school and live on my own...have a full time job and be able to go out, try all these amazing foods and have so much more freedom. It seems like being a vegan is becoming easier and easier...considering I don't eat too too many of these "special" foods, it would appear to only become easier as I get older!
yay for being vegan! lol
I am easily excited sometimes, don't mind me!
I see this items online and read you guys talking about them, but finally seeing them in real life just made my night.