October Health Fest – Violife vs cheese

Violife Cheese vs Dairy Cheese

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in the options open to vegans and those that want to reduce their dairy intake. In the past, vegan ‘cheese’ was nothing like the real thing – full of chemicals and tasting like it too! It was a poor substitute and put people off wanting to become vegan (myself included). Now, though, we have Violife! It comes in blocks,slices and cream cheese and has 12 flavours – all very authentic. You can even melt it on toast for great vegan cheese on toast – add a splash of Worcester Sauce and you have a perfect evening snack!

  • What’s the difference between them then? Why should you switch to milk-free cheese?

coconut oilFrom a taste point of view they are remarkably similar but the main difference is that Violife is made with coconut oil. Coconut oil’s many benefits are better known now than ever before – it can speed up metabolism and it’s easier to digest. I find it a less ‘oily’ oil and Violife has a really authentic, smooth texture because of that.

  • But what’s wrong with milk?

cow fartsVegans don’t have milk in their diets for many reasons – they believe it’s wrong to take the milk from a cow that has just given birth; there are also additives given to cows to increase milk production and antibiotics to reduce risk of illness. These pass through into the milk sold in shops.   Visit The Vegan Society to see why you should be vegan.

Violife is also free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), so called ‘Frankenstein foods’. These are foods that have had their basic structure tampered with to increase yields, to guard against diseases and to make new , ‘better’ foods. There’s no sneaky antibiotics here!

Violife benefits listViolife cheese is:

  • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
  • Soya free
  • Gluten free
  • GMO free
  • Delicious (especially Smoked flavour!)

Please visit the Violife website and tell me which one you’d like to see on the shelves!


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