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thats the trouble isnt it

because not many people seem to buy animal friendly stuff it is always real expensive because i guess its considered "specialist"
 

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woopse i thought that reply wasnt normal and it ended up in the wrong place. it was refering to the shoes link

but yeh in general it is expensive and because im only bying for mysefl bulk isnt really practical
 

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yeh sorry i was refering to veggie shoes being more expensive than leather. but i put this in the wrong place.

then i just apologised for being a "newbie" and messing up ur boards
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however now im here *breathes* i guess it is fair to say all vegan/veggie stuff (food drink etc etc) is more expensive i dunno why everyone says its cheap.

the ready meals are expensive but i dont buy them anyway.

however soya milk in the supermarket in the UK is seriously more expensive than normal milk. but then im a "newbie" to the whole soya milk scene as well

sorry for the mix-up
 

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I guess it depends what you are eating. Specialty vegan foods can be expensive but dries beans and lentils are about as cheap as you can get. Meats and cheeses can often be among the most expensive foods.
 

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not for me. i can't find any except on US websites. the prices are good, but in US dollars. for me to pay the conversion costs a fair bit more, plus i just priced out a pair of boots online and the shipping was $27.50

as much as the boots!!
 

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Tesco own brand soy milk seems to have got miles cheaper than it used to be, and is now only twice the price of cowmilk.

Tesco and Sainsbury are stocking more health food shop type vegan things too- I've been buying a 'parmesan' vegan cheese granules for [i think] .86p, it was £1.15 in the HFShop.
 

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Asda soya milk is about 65p a litre which I think is roughly the same as coes milk. Has the best taste of the ones I've tried too.
 

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I think grains and beans are cheap. Fruits and veggies in season are cheap, too, except the organic is a little bit more. It's the pre-packaged convenience food and meat analogues that get me--I can't help it! I really like chik'n nuggets!

As far as shoes, that's a toughie b/c if you buy the cheap non-leather shoes at Payless or Target or K-mart, chances are they were made in a sweatshop. But, I don't have $90 to spend on a pair of shoes out of a catalog that I have no idea if they'll fit me or not (my feet are AA narrow). I know I can return them, but there's the cost of shipping and the hassle and all that...buying ethical shoes is really tough.
 

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yeh tesco have this whole organic row now and i found some vegan custard creams in it the otherday.

unsweetened soya milk is real cheap in comparission to sweetened... would it be the same if you just added sugar?
 

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I wouldn't know about vegan specialist stuff, but it's not very expensive being a vegan, I can tell you. My whole family are omnis. I caught a glimpse of a package of meat that my mum had got. Three quid for a small-looking steak. So it's quite expensive as an omni as well, I guess. Getting food like beans, and other vegan staples is quite cheap, and in my experience, a lot of veggie speciality foods are about the same price as non-veggie ones.

And 65p for a litre of soymilk sounds good. Regular milk costs 54p usually, where i live, and 11p is nothing really.

And for speciality foods, they may be more expensive, but what you save on staples, you can spend on special foods.
 

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yeh sorry i was refering to veggie shoes being more expensive than leather. but i put this in the wrong place.

then i just apologised for being a "newbie" and messing up ur boards
)

however now im here *breathes* i guess it is fair to say all vegan/veggie stuff (food drink etc etc) is more expensive i dunno why everyone says its cheap.

the ready meals are expensive but i dont buy them anyway.

however soya milk in the supermarket in the UK is seriously more expensive than normal milk. but then im a "newbie" to the whole soya milk scene as well

sorry for the mix-up
how cute is this.
 

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It is expensive being a vegan!

Unless you feel like eating rice, beans, and pasta... those are cheap.

But if you feel like eating the same stuff you did as a omni then you're going to pay a lot more. The price of veggie meat is a lot more than the price of animal meat. Soy milk is incredibly expensive compared to cow milk. I can't think of any vegan replacement that's cheaper than the meat/dairy version.
 

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please correct me if i am wrong but subsidies come into alot don't they? don't the governments subsidise the meat and dairy industries so that is why the products are so cheap?

in my eyes, they (meat/dairy) are even more expensive in terms of environmental damage.

anyone know more about this?
 

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heheh im not cute! hhehe just felt like a bitta a tit lol

well in the UK the EU subsidise a lot of our food after the CAP system was brought in after th 2nd world war to encourage the UK to be selfsufficiant.

thats what geography tells me but i aint too hot on politcs etc. dunno how the EU get their money but i take it its from our tax somehow.

but then thats on all farms not just dairy and pastrol
 
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