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bryzee86
Feb 14th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Yes, I've always seen Cuisine De France (?) stuff and assumed this is what we were talking about - but yesterday I saw stuff marked as Co-op's own bakery.

they're the same thing. according to the manager of my local anyway.

Ross-P
Feb 14th, 2009, 08:36 PM
I'm confused as to which co-op donuts are vegan :confused:. The only ones in my local co-op are in red bags in the co-op bakery section and have either custard ( obviously not Vegan ) and jam ones ( vegan ? ).

Can anyone tell me if the jam ones are def vegan ?

Also I am also getting increasingly annoyed at the co-op vegan labelling as it is getting gradually worse :mad:.

The co-op bourbon biscuits and fruit shortcake ones used to say vegan but don't anymore. But the ingredients haven't changed :confused::confused: ! The packets now say produced on a line handling milk ( or something similar ). Does anyone eat these biscuits/would eat these biscuits :confused:

Help !

bryzee86
Feb 14th, 2009, 08:39 PM
I'm confused as to which co-op donuts are vegan :confused:. The only ones in my local co-op are in red bags in the co-op bakery section and have either custard ( obviously not Vegan ) and jam ones ( vegan ? ).

Can anyone tell me if the jam ones are def vegan ?

Also I am also getting increasingly annoyed at the co-op vegan labelling as it is getting gradually worse :mad:.

The co-op bourbon biscuits and fruit shortcake ones used to say vegan but don't anymore. But the ingredients haven't changed :confused::confused: ! The packets now say produced on a line handling milk ( or something similar ). Does anyone eat these biscuits/would eat these biscuits :confused:

Help !

The custard and jam ones are vegan.

ETA: yeah, I would eat those biscuits

Ross-P
Feb 14th, 2009, 08:53 PM
The custard and jam ones are vegan.

ETA: yeah, I would eat those biscuits

are the ones i've seen the same as the ones you have seen ? they are in red bags and have about 6 in a bag and the bag has no ingredients at all on it. They have a co-op barcode on and are kept with the in store bakery cakes.

Marrers
Feb 15th, 2009, 10:27 AM
I'd heard that the cuisine de france donuts were vegan but only when made for the co-op.

Damn. :mad: The custard ones I tried were from a garage shop, so I guess they weren't vegan after all?

Spud Addict
Feb 15th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Damn. :mad: The custard ones I tried were from a garage shop, so I guess they weren't vegan after all?

Don't quote me on it, I'm sure I read it somewhere that Cuisine de France things made for the co-op were vegan, but doesn't necessarily mean that their stuff made for other shops isn't.
I'll try sending them an email to clarify.
ETA have sent email. Will post reply when I get it.

Ruby Rose
Feb 15th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Sluggie got this list from them back in October -

http://www.veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21626&highlight=cuisine+de+france

Would be good to see if there are any changes, though.
No custard doughnuts on that list though, Marrers, old bean. :(

Linxie
Feb 15th, 2009, 05:54 PM
I just bought and ate some co-op jam doughnuts. They actually said vegan on the label :) I don't really like doughnuts but feel obliged to eat anything new I find that is vegan!

bryzee86
Feb 15th, 2009, 08:49 PM
I can't remember where I read this, but I believe the budgens CDF ones are vegan, but weren't included on vegans lists due to "may contain traces of..."

twinkle
Feb 15th, 2009, 09:32 PM
I got co-op doughnuts for the first time today! They say vegan on the label, (edit - I thought they had an ingredients list too, but it's just a list of sort of what it contains...)

Very nice, too! I will scan the bag so you can see what it looks like...

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/6789/coopdoughnuts3qn7.th.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coopdoughnuts3qn7.jpg)

bryzee86
Feb 15th, 2009, 11:30 PM
cheapskate
:p

twinkle
Feb 16th, 2009, 12:10 AM
They only had the reduced ones! and it was the first time I'd seen them. Nothing wrong with a bargain anyway! :p

Ruby Rose
Feb 16th, 2009, 08:34 AM
It just means you don't have to pretend you're saving some for later... they've got to be eaten immediately or they'll go off!

talknerdytome
Feb 16th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Co-ops vegetable spread is vegan as well =]

twinkle
Feb 16th, 2009, 08:53 PM
It just means you don't have to pretend you're saving some for later... they've got to be eaten immediately or they'll go off!

Heh, good thinking!

alisont
Feb 17th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Just noticed the Co-op fairtrade wines have gone on promotion today with 20% off - some of these are vegan - will say on the back.

Must stock up later this week!

vava
Feb 20th, 2009, 08:56 PM
right that's it - enough is enough - got to find me a big co-op with wine and doughnuts!:thumbsup:

herbwormwood
Feb 24th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Co-ops vegetable spread is vegan as well =]

Iwas in the Co-op today looking for this but couldn't find it, could anyone post a picture or more detailed description?

Gorilla
Mar 30th, 2009, 09:48 AM
the doughnuts in my local Co-op don't say 'vegan' on them anymore. they've changed the label to list all the ingredients, which still look vegan, but it was good to have it spelled out. :rolleyes:

Cumin
Mar 30th, 2009, 09:53 AM
the doughnuts in my local Co-op don't say 'vegan' on them anymore. they've changed the label to list all the ingredients, which still look vegan, but it was good to have it spelled out. :rolleyes:

Hmm.. That's worrying. Are you going to drop them a line or call them?
I'll take a look in the co-op I visit tomorrow (if I can) and check out their labels too.

Gorilla
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:49 AM
i'm going to email them, ironically i emailed them only a couple of weeks ago thanking them for making vegan-labelled jam doughnuts! :rolleyes:

Gorilla
Apr 2nd, 2009, 03:51 PM
i received the following reply from Co-op:

"Thank you for your email to Customer Relations regarding the suitability of our in-store baked doughnuts. We are currently revising the packaging statements on these products. The product itself contains no ingredients that would be unsuitable for vegans and we have not recently amended the specifications. However, there are a number of products produced in our bakeries that would be unsuitable. While it is unlikely, we cannot guarantee that the doughnuts would not come into contact with other products that would be unsuitable. This also applies to customers who have other dietary requirements such as nut-free, vegetarian etcera."

so it seems it's a cross-contamination issue, as is often the case these days.

Marrers
Apr 2nd, 2009, 06:55 PM
Thanks for investigating Gorilla.

Cumin
Apr 22nd, 2009, 03:32 PM
Harrrrararararargghhh.... GRrrrrr.
I wish there was some clear way around this issue. In my view, accidental cross-contamination is applicable and useful to know about when it's an allergy issue. For me, the intentional ingredients are what determines veganity.
Otherwise, if you take this tack, nothing is suitable because the person making them could have brought a flake of dog skin (dust) in with them.:mad:

I know... slightly off topic, but still. Grrrr!

I'll go and play on this thread (http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19651) instead.

Risker
May 18th, 2009, 07:46 PM
I was bought some doughnuts from my new local co-op today and the packaging doesn't list any ingredients. The allergy information states 'This product contains or may contain traces of the following: Nuts, Sesame seeds, Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Egg, Oats, Milk, Mustard, Rye, Soya, Sulphites.'

May contain is one thing but contains is a step too far for me.

EDIT: Just realised this must be because they are baked in store. Typical, we finally get a local co-op and it's too big to do vegan doughnuts :(