Vegan Black Pudding: What’s it made of and where to buy it?
Last updated on September 9th, 2023
If you thought black pudding was off-limits for vegans and vegetarians, think again! I’m about to let you into the world of vegan black pudding. We are going to find out what it is, where we can buy it and what vegan black pudding is made of.
With the rising popularity of plant-based diets, vegan versions of all kinds of beloved foods have emerged. And if black pudding is the thing that will make your plant-based journey a little easier, I’m happy to fill you in and help you find it.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the world of vegetarian and vegan black pudding, including where to find it, what it tastes like, and how healthy it is. I’ll also share a link to a popular recipe for those who want to try making their own at home. Let’s get into it…
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Is There Such Thing as Vegan Black Pudding?
Yes, there is indeed vegan black pudding available! Thanks to innovative plant-based food companies, you can now enjoy the flavours and textures of traditional black pudding without any animal products. Yes, completely blood and guts-free black pudding, now we’re talking!
Three popular brands that offer plant-based pudding are:
- Bury Black Puddings – Vegetarian Black Pudding
- The Scottish Butcher – Veggie Black Pudding
- The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company – Vgn Black Pudding
These are all excellent choices for those still looking for a full-blown English breakfast but seeking a vegan alternative.
Where to Buy Black Vegan Pudding?
If you’re looking for The Bury Black Pudding Company’s Vegetarian Black Pudding Roll you can buy it at Asda.
You can buy it from The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company on Amazon.
What is Vegan Black Pudding Made of?
The main ingredients in vegan and vegetarian black pudding are typically oatmeal, wheat flour along with oil and spices. Then different recipes use many other ingredients to give the right flavours and textures such as black beans, onions and potato starch.
What Does Vegan Black Pudding Taste Like?
Alright, does it taste like the original stuff? I can’t be sure, I haven’t eaten any for at least 18 years. But my guess is… not really.
It’s typically made using oats and the taste of it is rich, savoury, and has quite a lot of flavour of spices, herbs, and other natural ingredients that are said to replicate the familiar taste of traditional black pudding. The oats give a dense and slightly crumbly texture, a lot like the real stuff. This makes it a pretty good alternative to the real stuff.
Is Vegan Black Pudding Healthy?
Vegan black pudding can be a pretty healthy choice, especially when you compare it to its meat-based alternative. While traditional black pudding contains animal fat and cholesterol, plant-based versions are typically lower in saturated fat and generally healthier.
Instead, they are often made using plant-based ingredients like grains, beans, and vegetables, which offer a range of nutritional benefits. Many varieties are also good sources of protein and dietary fibre.
However, like any food, I’m not saying you should eat it three times a day, seven days a week but, in moderation, it’s a pretty healthy option. And every little option we can find that keeps us steady on our journey is a win in my eyes.
Recipe for Vegan Black Pudding
For those who love to get creative in the kitchen, you need to know I’m not a recipe kind of girl, but after a bit of looking around I found this pretty easy-to-make vegan recipe from Vegesauri.
If you give it a try I’d love to see how it turned out.
In this recipe, you’ll find a combination of ingredients like buckwheat, red beans, and a selection of spices that come together to create a delicious vegan version of black pudding. Whether you’re hosting a brunch or simply want to explore new flavours, making your own plant-based black pudding can be a fun and satisfying experience.
Well, that’s it…
Vegan black pudding is a great alternative for anyone trying to follow a plant-based lifestyle or simply looking to find a healthier version of this traditional food. With brands like Bury Black Puddings and The Scottish Butcher offering ready-made plant-based black pudding, and recipes available for homemade versions, it’s more accessible than ever. So why not give it a try? And enjoy a guilt-free feast that’s kind to animals and the planet.
Want to know about some of the other great vegan foods I’ve found? Take a look at this page – Vegan Food and Drink
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