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chico
Mar 20th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Howdy folks,

Many years ago I remember hearing about this weird pea protein "milk" from Plamil. They don't do it anymore, and as I never tasted it I was wondering if anyone remembered it (I'm sure someone will do) and could somehow describe the taste to me. I wonder if I could homebrew it :D

twinkle
Mar 21st, 2009, 12:48 AM
I think I remember seeing it, but not tasting it. I've definitely had their mayo when it was pea protein based (it says now it has soya in, so I'm not sure if they still use peas as well?)

Poison Ivy
Mar 21st, 2009, 01:15 AM
I remember seeing it in 'The Vegan' mag, White Sun I think it was?? Never tasted it though so I can't help with that, sorry!

chico
Mar 21st, 2009, 10:57 AM
Yep that's the one, here are the earlier and former packagings:
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4638/641162b.jpghttp://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1286/plamilwhitesun.jpg

@ twinkle good point, yeah I do recall something about their mayo having pea protein too in it. I'm really curious about this. Actually, I know they even had a leaflet on pea protein, I wonder if anyone has this still?

edit: why do the images show up as links rather than images? the code is ok...

harpy
Mar 21st, 2009, 03:41 PM
Images showing up nicely now.

I think I actually bought some of this once but I don't remember consuming it so perhaps I didn't :o I also think I remember reading that it was pale green, so perhaps that put off people who wanted a substitute for dairy milk.

I would guess you could homebrew it; plenty of people make their own soy milk after all.

1gentlemaorispirit
Mar 21st, 2009, 04:03 PM
I eat their mayo often, and didn't know they used soy in place of pea protein. I must check the ingredients more often. Generally I do, almost to obsession!:o

Their mayo tastes more vinegary that before. Maybe hey have changed the recipe and not just replaced one . . .:hmm:

chico
Mar 21st, 2009, 09:03 PM
Green colour? That's very interesting. I do have some dry split peas here, I might try coming up with something :D

(images do show up wit IE7, not with the fox though :( )

veganprin
Mar 21st, 2009, 09:42 PM
I didn't remember it was pea protein but I do remember White Sun. I had it once and once was enough - it was pretty vile!

chico
Mar 21st, 2009, 09:51 PM
really... ? what did it taste like:confused:

leedsveg
Mar 21st, 2009, 11:13 PM
Used to have it on the cereals and it tasted ok to me. Didn't they used to produce a half litre concentrated pack too?

Digital Ghost
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:02 AM
I remember trying the White Sun and also remember trying another milk they had that was sweetned with apple juice (I think that was just soya though).

Someone told me that White Sun was creamy and really nice but that wasn't quite how I felt about it. I'm not really into soya milk on its own though so I might not be the best judge. :o

Didn't Plamil also do some shelf stable Alpro style desserts that were made of the same stuff? I seem to remember trying them as well.

You know when you try stuff just cause its vegan........yeah. :hmm::rollseyes_ani::umm_ani:

As 1gentlemorispirit hinted on earlier in this thread - Plamil still use pea protein in their mayonnaise.

chico
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:26 AM
found this:

"There are two varieties, one plain and the other mixed with apple juice. Both are packed in Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000ml B cartons."

http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-28125701_ITM

On their website, apparently there is no list of ingredients, but it does say " a blend of sunflower oil & water with soya" so are you sure it still is made of peas?

The old mayo definetly had pea protein in it:

http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/643322_Plamil_Egg_Free_Mayonnaise__315g.html

also, the old beverage was enriched with calcium, vitamins D2, B2 and B12.

cedarblue
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:17 PM
do i remember it? yes

did i like it? no

chico
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:37 PM
Ok folks, thanks for all your replies. It seems a lot of you didn't like it. Would it be possible to somehow describe the taste? Cheers.

leedsveg
Mar 25th, 2009, 08:14 PM
As I remember, the pea milk tasted not unlike soya milk, but it was more watery than the soya milk we drank at that time (Provamel). Pea milk might sound weird, but people may think that 'milks' made from soya, rice, almonds, oats etc also sound weird.

Not pea milk but if you're a body builder wanting pea protein isolate, the following site may interest you:

http://www.myprotein.co.uk/bulk-powders/protein-powders/pea-protein-isolate/?gclid=CLuov8rTvpkCFRxinAodkA3hpA

chico
Mar 25th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Hey you wouldn't happen to have the leaflet on pea protein from plamil? Since you've mentioned provamel at that time (I imagine anything from 15 to 10 years ago) did you recall if there was a carob provamel soy dessert? I think there one was but can't find any traces :D

veganchef
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:07 AM
There definitely was a carob flavour provamel. It was my favourite when I was little.

chico
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:23 AM
I bloody knew it!!! I remember it on my first year as a vegetarian / vegan, back in 97. What ever happened to it? Thanks for clarifying this, I have had this going around my head for a while now :D.

Unfortunatly I don't remember what it tasted like (or even having some for that matter)

leedsveg
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Hey you wouldn't happen to have the leaflet on pea protein from plamil? :D

Sorry Chico but I never had the pea protein leaflet.

chico
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Shame! I'd be keen on grabbing hold of that, as well as the leaflet (or small booklet) on vegan pregnancy and vegan children... i'm sure someone here is bound to have it :D

Hey veganchef do you also remember the small square tetra pak cartons the soya desserts used to came in? That was a classic :D what good memories :D

veganchef
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:43 PM
Yes, I don't know why they changed the shape of the packaging for the chocolate flavour. I don't know what happened to the carob flavour, but I remember it not tasting at all like carob. In fact, I hadn't had carob before and when I did I was surprised because it tasted so different. I remember the carob flavour tasting sort-of like caramel. I found a different brand that do a caramel flavour soya dessert:

http://www.goodness.co.uk/cgi-bin/detail/stockcode/413752.html

I don't think it's quite as good as the provamel one, but it's pretty good.

chico
Mar 27th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Got any pictures around from that time m8? Or a scan of some provamel advertisement from a magazine like "The Vegan" or whatever? It'd be so funny to see that again :D

Haniska
Mar 28th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Seems like pea milk would be starchy? That is my problem that I find with most non-soy bean milks.

chico
Mar 28th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Hi, I didn't get you. I don't see what you mean by starchy.

Haniska
Mar 29th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Ooh, thats a hard one. Starchy like the water left over from cooked noodles.(?)