Posts Tagged ‘ice cream’

R.I.P, Skinny

August 17, 2009

I dedicate this post to my guinea pig, Skinny. she was put down today at 11:45 am. The vet said she had swollen kidneys, growths in her stomach, and a blocked digestive system. The vet also said she was in a lot of pain. This is on top of her bad legs and old age. I didn’t even get to say good bye. :(My nan was taking me and my sister to Norwich by bus for the day, and it was all planned. I knew my mum was taking her to the vets, but I honestly didn’t think she’d be put down today. I was hoping at the least, it would have happened tomorrow, so I could have said good bye. My mum rung my mobile, and I had to make the decision there and then. It was either have it done this morning, this evening, or tomorrow. Although the vet had given her a pain killing injection, it would only last two hours, and the vet reckoned Skinny would be in a lot of pain. It was kindest to have her put down sooner rather than later. I started crying on the bus. 😦 I am still very upset. When I got home I painted a shoe box to use as her coffin. I then had to wrap her body in a tea towel and place her inside. I gave her some straw, meadow hay, guinea pig food and some grass to take with her wherever she’s gone. That was the worst part, as her body was stiff and seemed so unlike her living self.  But it gave me half a chance to say goodbye before I buried her.

R.I.P, Skinny my dearest.

skinny

Although it added a sombre feel to the day, I manage to cheer up enough to at least enjoy my day in Norwich. I got to eat in my new favourite place, Vegeland, and even ate some Booja Booja Hunky Punky Chocolate ice cream. Like last time, Vegeland proved delicious, I filled my tub even more than the time before. I would eat breakfast, lunch and dinner there if I could!

I’ve been interested in trying Booja Booja ice cream for a while, as last time I went to norwich, they had a free Truffle tasting session, and they were sooooo yummy! However, as part of Booja Booja’s ethics, they don’t sell in super markets, and the only place I know selling their ice cream is Norwich. It would melt before we got home. But, they have mini single size pots of the Hunky Punky Chocolate  in Rainbow’s, so me my nan and my sister got some ice cream. (actually, my sister got a dairy Green and Blacks one)

YUM! It was very smooth, very chocolatly, very nice indeed. The texture is slightly different than that of dairy ice cream, but it really doesn’t matter at all. It’s still like ice cream in so many ways. The ice cream is very expensive, but as a treat it’s very worth it, especially after reading the ingredients. All that is in Huny Punky chocolate is: Water, Cashews, Agave, and cocoa. It’s all natural stuff, made with agave and not sugar, so is also low GI. I love how it’s made with cashews instead of soya or dairy. It makes it so unique! Some of the flavours are 100% raw too, so even raw foodists can enjoy it.

Ps, what you you guys think of the new baner? Quite proud of it, if I do say so myself 😀

Wait, Tesco’s Sells Vegan Ice Cream Since When?!

July 13, 2009

Today’s post features: Ice cream! I love ice cream, and as an omni, my favourite was always the Mr. Whippy ice cream cones. But alas, there is no vegan substitute for that 😦 (I need ideas for what I can enjoy at the sea-side now, other than sorbet!). I never ate that much ice cream even as an omni, since I became quite health consious and seldom ate anything ‘bad’ for you. (I’m still health consious now, but I am not so strict on myself )

There is however, scoopable vegan ice cream substitute. I have heard of Tofutti ice cream, and Swedish Glace, but had only seen them in Health food shops, and they would have been long melted by the time I got home. Not that I need an excuse to eat a whole tub at once… So I was very surprised when I was told on 43 things that other people get their ice cream from Tesco’s. We were going there on Sunday – great.

So  in the freezer, I found it! They only had one flavour, vanilla, but that’s okay. Chocolate is my favourite, but if it’s a nice vanilla I like both equally.

Pure Indulgence

Pure Indulgence

After lunch that day, I indulged. It was still very soft, as we hadn’t been home long (and therfore the icecream hadn’t been back in the freezer long) Amazing is the only word I can use to describe it. I wouldn’t have noticed it was vegan at all, if I hadn’t known. The vanilla flavour is really there, and not fake either, you can see the black dots of vanilla in the ice cream. It’s so rich and dedacant. And at £1.69 per tub, it isn’t bad value. Granted, it’s more expensive than ordinary ice cream if you usually buy the basic own brands, but it’s cheaper than Ben and Jerry’s and other high end ice cream brands. definatly value for money.

Even if you’re not an ice cream lover, you will love this.