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    Default Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    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

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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    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?)
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    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!
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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    Yep that's the one, here are the earlier and former packagings:


    @ 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?

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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    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 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.

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    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!

    Their mayo tastes more vinegary that before. Maybe hey have changed the recipe and not just replaced one . . .
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    Green colour? That's very interesting. I do have some dry split peas here, I might try coming up with something

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    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!
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    really... ? what did it taste like

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    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?

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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    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.

    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.

    As 1gentlemorispirit hinted on earlier in this thread - Plamil still use pea protein in their mayonnaise.
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    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...6-28125701_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-...ise__315g.html

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

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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    do i remember it? yes

    did i like it? no

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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    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.

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    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-powd...FRxinAodkA3hpA

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    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

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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    There definitely was a carob flavour provamel. It was my favourite when I was little.

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    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 .

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

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    Quote chico View Post
    Hey you wouldn't happen to have the leaflet on pea protein from plamil?
    Sorry Chico but I never had the pea protein leaflet.

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    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

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

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    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/de...de/413752.html

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

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    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

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    Seems like pea milk would be starchy? That is my problem that I find with most non-soy bean milks.
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    Hi, I didn't get you. I don't see what you mean by starchy.

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    Ooh, thats a hard one. Starchy like the water left over from cooked noodles.(?)
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    I realise what starchy means, I just can't figure out any non-dairy beverage that I would vaguely think of as being starchy... besides pea is actually a pulse just like soya. So yeah, I don't really see what you mean.

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    I hope that I didn't come off as smart assed, keep in mind the type of people that I regularly have food discussions with

    Soybeans have very little carbs and peas have LOTS. Of course, PPI (pea protein isolate) probably wouldn't have that problem Guess I can't come off sounding but so smart assed
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    No worries m8

    Yeah right, peas are not as proteic as soya. That indeed might be an issue. Of course, that would be solved by using PPI, which is what Plamil used to use, but I don't see how I can get hold of any to make me own homebrew

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    You can buy pea protein in a place that has a wide variety of protein powders!
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    and you can make pea protein milk with that thing you reckon? I've never hung out in that sorta places, ya know

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    I don't know which was worse the pea milk or Tiger Nut milk.... do they still make that???

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    They need to bring back the cool retro packaging!
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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    "horchata de chufas" is a traditional and very popular beverage in Spain, most commercial ones aren't vegan (or even vegetarian) though. I didn't know it existed in the UK too, under that name.

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    The recipe posted earlier seems pretty straight forward I'd recommend a blender
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    which recipe m8?

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    Must have dreamed it. Pea protein, sunflower oil and apple juice I was thinking
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    Rightey

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    I made some with soy protein applejuice and flaxseed oil the other day. Give it a good shake but its not bad.
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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    you mean soy protein isolate? concentrated apple juice?

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    Yep, but I made the applejuice by the directions
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    okeydokey. What's "by the directions"?

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    I used to drink White Sun regularly. It was fine in cereals; I can't remember if
    I used it in coffee.

    One friend reckoned it tasted too much of peas, though I hadn't noticed it.

    Later on, after the chilled soya milks came on the market, I found I preferred those. However, I wish it was still available.

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    ^^

    Neither me nor Mrs Lv remember it tasting like peas. Don't know why they discontinued it, tasted ok to me.

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    I never bought it, but early in my time with Veggies it was being trialled at an event. It didn't go down well iirc. I had a quick taste of it in tea, it felt more like a new person initiation than anything I'd want to repeat! So that's possibly why it got withdrawn... :P Didn't they change a lot of recipes when they went organic and nut-free? Personally I miss the choc nut spread, and also remember some controversy over the removal of fortified soy milk from their inventory.
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    Default Re: Who remembers plamil's pea protein milk?

    Actually, they discontinued it because of a problem with the pea protein isolate they used...

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