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#1 Old 07-08-2008, 02:08 PM
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Okay, my girlfriend and I are making the transition to Veganism and its been an overall pleasant experience. There is one thing that urks me though.



We've looked all over the web and can not find anything in the area of a "honey substitute". Not a substitute for cooking purposes, but a substitute as in a spread on biscuits or on a sandwich.



I'm a huge honey fan and although I don't look at it as "what I can't" have...I'm truly going to miss honey if there is no alternative. Something I can live with, but you know...MEMORIES!!
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#2 Old 07-08-2008, 02:44 PM
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Suzanne's Just like honey



http://www.veganstore.com/index.html?stocknumber=613



It's golden, gooey, deliciousness in a jar



You can always use agave, maple syrup, or other things but this stuff is so good I don't know why you would.



BTW- Welcome to VeggieBoards and veganism!
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#3 Old 07-08-2008, 03:01 PM
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Yes! I think you just saved my life.

I'm going to order this the first thing when I get back to school.



Happy days!
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You'll love it Glad I could help. Of course, checking out other sweeteners is always a great idea too. But if you just have to have a honey biscuit, nothing beats Suzanne's.
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Agave Nectar is great too. I find mine in the organic section of the store.
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Aww, I thought this was going to be a fun honey thread.

*pouts*

www.thesaucyvegan.com
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Agave Nectar is great too. I find mine in the organic section of the store.



I like agave nectar as well.i use it in my iced tea and all kinds of other stuff.
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if you're going to try agave nectar, buy a small thing. I hate hate hate it. Some love it. It's very much a personal taste thing. You might fall head over heels for it.



Just don't buy the whole big one thinking it's honey, that's all I'm saying. It's got quite a different taste. I have a jar of barley malt I enjoy as well, if you find that, worth a shot eh?
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I have nothing to add to this thread but agave and well.. maple syrup, (which isn't really like honey ) I just wanted to congratulate you on your decision to go Vegan



And welcome the the veggieboards!

See you around...
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if you're going to try agave nectar, buy a small thing. I hate hate hate it. Some love it. It's very much a personal taste thing. You might fall head over heels for it.



Just don't buy the whole big one thinking it's honey, that's all I'm saying. It's got quite a different taste. I have a jar of barley malt I enjoy as well, if you find that, worth a shot eh?





Aw, what do you dislike about it? Does it taste planty to you? (It doesnt to me--which is why i'm curious; could it be our tastebuds pick up different aspects of it? I find it so awesome when foods are like that!)



I bought a relatively small one for 4 dollars--I agree with Nykoelle; start small always.
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Is honey off limits to vegans? If so, why? Isn't it mostly flower nectar?
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Is honey off limits to vegans? If so, why? Isn't it mostly flower nectar?



http://www.vegetus.org/honey/honey.htm



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Yeah but it comes from trapped bees. I'm being gradual with this and still eat honey and white sugar, eventually I would like to cut it out but for now I dont wanna jump into too deep of waters head first.
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Aw, what do you dislike about it? Does it taste planty to you? (It doesnt to me--which is why i'm curious; could it be our tastebuds pick up different aspects of it? I find it so awesome when foods are like that!)



I bought a relatively small one for 4 dollars--I agree with Nykoelle; start small always.



Planty perhaps, that sounds accurate. The handful of dishes I've had with it in there just tasted way off, yet I've had the same dish with all the rest of the ingredients sans the agave and I'm fine. It's unique, just something I don't like. Barley malt and molasses I love though, which is weird since they hvae a strong flavor. So it's not that it has flavor, it's the actual flavor.



Agave belongs in once place: tequila!
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#15 Old 07-11-2008, 05:53 PM
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Aww, I thought this was going to be a fun honey thread.

*pouts*



These honey threads are sooooooo sloooooooooooow without someone claiming that honey can be eaten by vegans. Herb tried to get this one going but Karen (bless her) nipped it in the bud.



That's a cool link, Karen. I'm going to check it out later. Thanks.
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