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I was really hacked off today to find that Sainsburys is the latest store to "improve" their low fat salad cream (the be good to yourself version) by adding egg yolk.<br><br>
Is there any UK supermarket left that does a vegan version?<br><br>
I know Granovita do one, but I'm not that keen on paying their prices - I don't mind paying for something a bit more wholesome, but not for a condiment if I can help it - and I don't care for their mayo very much either.
 

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Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhat, that's rubbish! I still have half a bottle in the fridge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
I don't really use many condiments but I did really like sainsburys salad cream, it was reasonably priced and really tasty.<br><br>
Anyway I'm not any help to you as I used the same one, sorry!<br><br>
I'm going to write an email!
 

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POO.<br><br>
This sucks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I love salad cream, and that was the only one that I knew of that was vegan.<br><br>
I think I, too, shall write an e-mail.
 

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I don't know how you feel about doing your own.. but I have a pretty simple recipe for pine nut cream that can be modified for a dressing.<br><br>
1/2 c pine nuts (or walnuts if you don't want to fork out the cash for pine nuts)<br>
1 package silken tofu (you can use soft tofu, but the texture changes)<br>
2-3 cloves garlic<br>
pinch nutmeg<br>
3 tbsp lemon juice<br><br>
Blend nuts and lemon juice in a food processor to create a paste. (It can be chunky.) Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. For a dressing, I would just add whatever herb and spice flavors you enjoy.<br><br>
I hope this helps.
 

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Call me an ugly american, but what is Salad Cream?
 

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Call me an ugly american, but what is Salad Cream?</div>
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It's kind of like... mayo, but tangier (and way nicer), and it's really good on salads and potatoes. It's kinda hard to describe.<br><br>
I wrote them an e-mail. Told them that there was call for a store-brand egg-free salad cream, and that they've unwittingly taken the only one there was off the market. We'll see what they say.
 

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I will also email them - my past experience of Sainsos is that whilst they do listen to what you have to say they usually give a good (to them at least) reason for doing what they do. I think to brand themselves as selling the only vegan salad cream would be fantastic marketing! I was delighted when I found out I could still eat salad cream - like many other things you restrict yourself from as a vegan it makes the things you can have all the more pleasurable!<br><br>
Is there a vegan group on Facebook that we could publicise this on?<br><br>
Niur-Tarrow thanks for that recipe it sounds good.
 

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like many other things you restrict yourself from as a vegan it makes the things you can have all the more pleasurable!</div>
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That is so true!!
 

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Is there a vegan group on Facebook that we could publicise this on?</div>
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<br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/TheVeganSociety" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/TheVeganSociety</a>
 

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I will also email them - my past experience of Sainsos is that whilst they do listen to what you have to say they usually give a good (to them at least) reason for doing what they do. I think to brand themselves as selling the only vegan salad cream would be fantastic marketing! I was delighted when I found out I could still eat salad cream - like many other things you restrict yourself from as a vegan it makes the things you can have all the more pleasurable!<br><br>
Is there a vegan group on Facebook that we could publicise this on?<br><br>
Niur-Tarrow thanks for that recipe it sounds good.</div>
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Not just vegan, but egg-free. Many people suffer from egg allergies. It'd be catering to them as well.
 

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Not just vegan, but egg-free. Many people suffer from egg allergies. It'd be catering to them as well.</div>
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I have just emailed them and made the point about egg allergies - I think that may carry more weight with them as they seem very keen on their free from range. You must have been sending me the vibes as I wrote the email!<br><br>
I will check out the Facebook group
 

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I have just emailed them and made the point about egg allergies - I think that may carry more weight with them as they seem very keen on their free from range. You must have been sending me the vibes as I wrote the email!<br><br>
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that was the main argument I made, felt it had more weight
 

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I stuck with vegan, because perhaps the other one had "may contain traces of..." which makes the point null and void. Also, sainsburys cater very well for vegans with their labelling/etc, and it was labeled vegan before, so they must have realised it would no longer be vegan when they changed it. I'm also a regular customer so hopefully that will put some weight into my protests!<br><br>
Either way the more emails the better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I hope they listen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Mostly I like to make coleslaw with it or potato salad.
 

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I stuck with vegan, because perhaps the other one had "may contain traces of..." which makes the point null and void. Also, sainsburys cater very well for vegans with their labelling/etc, and it was labeled vegan before, so they must have realised it would no longer be vegan when they changed it. I'm also a regular customer so hopefully that will put some weight into my protests!<br><br>
Either way the more emails the better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I hope they listen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Mostly I like to make coleslaw with it or potato salad.</div>
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I don't think it really makes it void, seeing as the 'may contain traces' thing is for people with severe allergies so that their asses are covered. I still eat things with 'may contain traces of milk', even though I have a dairy allergy.<br><br>
However, it's good to have arguments coming from lots of perspectives, because it shows a wider demand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm American, but don't you UK's have Veganaise, Nayonaise, or other fat-free salad dressings?
 

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I'm American, but don't you UK's have Veganaise, Nayonaise, or other fat-free salad dressings?</div>
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Yeah, we have vegan mayonnaise and other salad dressings, but salad cream is a bit different... it's a specific type of dressing/condiment that's similar to mayo but WAY nicer (IMO). But it almost always contains egg, unless you track down a really pricy specifically vegan version. It was nice having a cheap store brand that was readily available.
 

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I'm American, but don't you UK's have Veganaise, Nayonaise, or other fat-free salad dressings?</div>
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Yes, as AeryFairy said, it's hard to describe. I have in the past heard it compared with Miracle Whip, although it seems Miracle Whip can also be used on fruit - and you certainly wouldn't do that with salad sream!<br><br>
Many of us (especially of a certain vintage) were raised on it, as mayo was not popular in the UK until the eighties and olive oil was something that lived in the medicine cabinet rather than the food cupboard hehe the good old days... so salad sream has a very special place in our hearts.<br><br>
Those of us who loftily thought we had outgrown it have come back to it in later years recognising that sometimes only salad cream will do the job!<br><br>
I will check my last (sob) remaining bottle and see if it does have the "may contain traces of" disclaimer, but I too agree that that shouldn't stop us including egg allergic people in our quest to get this product changed back - or maybe to get them to reintroduce the original recipe rebranded for their free from range - so long as they don't triple the price as a result I would be fine with that.
 

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I don't think it really makes it void, seeing as the 'may contain traces' thing is for people with severe allergies so that their asses are covered. I still eat things with 'may contain traces of milk', even though I have a dairy allergy.<br><br>
However, it's good to have arguments coming from lots of perspectives, because it shows a wider demand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Oh okay, I thought if you were allergic you couldn't eat anything with 'may contain...' on it, my bad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I can't believe there isn't salad cream in america! How sad, it's delicious (or it was <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">).
 

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Whaaaaat? How rude! I dont eat salad cream that often, but when I do its that one. I saw the title of the thread and thought 'oh if theyre in the UK ill suggest sainsburys'. Boo.<br><br>
My sister loves that salad cream, but is also obsessed with vegan garlic mayonnaise (even though she eats egg and dairy hah - and doesnt like real mayo).<br><a href="http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/sainsburys-price-comparison/Mayonnaise_And_Dressings/Tiger_Tiger_Garlic_Mayonnaise_280g.html" target="_blank">http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/sains...aise_280g.html</a> this ones nice, it might replace your salad cream if youre happy with something a bit garlicier.<br><br>
ps. salad is one of those words that if you keep writing it, it starts to look funny.
 

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I will check my last (sob) remaining bottle and see if it does have the "may contain traces of" disclaimer.</div>
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it doesn't - so they will have been well aware that egg allergic people would have bought it as well as vegans.
 
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