Review: A great little store which has a great range of stuff for vegans, including toiletries and home cleaning stuff (though they lose a point for stocking the animal tested Ecover products). They stock lots of frozen food plus chilled burgers, vegan cheese etc as well as lots of herbs, veggie alcohol and fresh, organic, vegetables. Also has a useful notice board and displays vegetarian/animal rights leaflets. Not much in takeaway food sadly but a few flapjacks and cakes usually in the fridge.
Posted by Caryne
on Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I love this shop, they are generally wonderful, but, sad to say, they are still stocking the animal tested Ecover products!
You may be pleased to know FromeWholefoods are trialling a replacement for Ecover products (ask them for a free sample of Suma laundry liquid, bring a bottle!), apparently Ecover products are being phased out due to their aggressive sales tactics.
They don't stock any animal tested products at all.The GM enzyme in Ecover dishwasher tabs means they have been removed from sale.
There are more ready to eat products like salads, pie slices and soups (all vegan)arriving weekly.
It's a great shop and getting better!!
Posted by Caryne
on Friday, February 22, 2013
That's great news, especially about the possible removal of Ecover products. However, whilst they are stocking Ecover they are, of course, still selling items that have been animal tested and it's a pity that they are not removing them for that reason rather than their 'agressive marketing' (which is something I too hate about the company but not so much as their testing!!). Ecover products are tested not only on daphnia (water fleas) but on rabbit blood (which I am pretty sure the rabbit didn't donate happily!!!!). This is a link to a report on the situation which was made public a few years ago when the Vegan Society discovered what was going on and removed their logo from Ecover products.http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1991
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