Alright, me old fruit?
Some things are an acquired taste and whether you like them or not can depend on where you grew up. When I was a child, I adored Vegemite. I understand why people from outside Australia might not like it, but I couldn’t get enough of this savoury cousin of Marmite from down under.
I recently spoke with someone who couldn’t imagine anything more disgusting than fruit cake with marzipan frosting. I would eat so much of this at family weddings back in Brisbane that I would have to be carried to the car. The UK seems to share this history of wedding/Christmas cakes and I couldn’t be more pleased to discover Lazy Day Foods have launched this loved product in an accessible way.
My trip to As Nature Intended in Ealing Broadway a few days ago was a triumph in both nostalgia and deliciousness. Lazy Day have taken a slice of my childhood and turned it into vegan, gluten-free, finger-sized delights.
Get into your local health food provider or spend some time perusing the free from aisle in the supermarket to snap up these delights today. And when you are settled in with a few bars of marzipan-topped fruit cake and a cup of tea I want you to sit back, smile and think of FGV eating himself sick as a young wedding attendee back in Australia.
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I love the Lazy Day Millionaire’s Shortbread. 😀 Not sure about those fruitcake slices, though: they don’t look boozy enough!
Where can I get these?
For anyone who was disappointed to spot the new Lazy Days Rocky Road & then sob when they saw it wasn’t vegan, here’s some great news I received by email from them today:
“Thank you for your email. You will be pleased to hear that we have already sourced a vegan marshmallow, and they are now in production in Rocky Road. 🙂
Stock of the new Vegan Rocky Road been sent to Sainsbury’s (and Coop who are also stocking this product). Sainsbury’s will take a little while to finish their previous stock, so keep checking the packs for now, but the Vegan Rocky Road will be on shelf in Sainsbury’s any day now. I have heard from other vegan friends that they have found it in Sainsbury’s already, so it is obviously filtering through, and hopefully you wont have long to wait.
The vegan packs do not have gelatine in ingredients, and have “suitable for Coeliacs and Vegans” written on the side of the packet.