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Not a shop; if you are in Folkestone area you could place an order online & arrange to collect from the factory. Otherwise they delivers throughout Europe. Pioneer vegan Arthur Ling & now his son Adrian have been promoting veganism since the 1940s. Arthur started soya milk production in 1965, then added chocolate & carob bars in the early 80s, then chocolate spreads & vegan mayonnaise. Open Mon-Fri 09:30-16:30.


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5 Reviews

First Review by JohnnySensible

Pupnik

Points +1392

Vegan
08 Sep 2019

A vegan institution

I have been a Plamil fan a long time, I ate the chocolate even before going vegan, although not so much after the flavours I loved got withdrawn (hazelnut in particular!) You can order through the website and they often have good deals on, especially around Easter and Mother's Day. Sometimes short expirey products are going cheap too.

I'm not sure why some people seem to dislike their chocolate, I love the thin bars and the white chocolate in particular is just like Milky Bar to me. I've used their cooking blocks in baking too and they're very good.

I'm happy to have such a historic and long-standing vegan business in our little town and it's fitting that Folkestone has become such a vegan-friendly town (certainly the most vegan-friendly small town I can think of!)

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Varna_Vegan

Points +56

Vegan
24 Oct 2018

Not Tasty

It is such a shame that a Vegan company cannot make good vegan food. The taste of their chocolate is horrible BUT they do so much fighting for the vegan community in the UK. Please please please fix the taste so we can shout Plamil from the Folkestone rooftops.

Pros: 100% Vegan, Vegan Activist

Cons: Expensive, Unpleasant Taste

craigmc

Points +32152

Vegan
26 Jan 2018

worth supporting

I have relly mixed feeling about plamil. i'm not really a fan of their products and especially not their packaging.
However the world would be a far worse place without them. they have fought agains gm and worked hard to promote both organic and vefgan and this should never be forgotten.
as the fot the one crap review, joined, one review, sound like someone is bitter.

Pros: vegan, organic

Billlove

Points +178

Vegan
17 Dec 2017

wonderful pioneering Vegan company

Love everything you do . Also great to have vegans making vegan products . Keep up the good work.

JohnnySensible

Points +7596

Herbivore
02 Jul 2013

Such a lovely company - purely vegan from day #1

I have been drinking their yummy soya milk for the past 35+ years - first in tins - later in tetra-packs.

A truly superb company!

Some notes -

Donald Watson in a 2002 interview - "......of all the many people who have subscribed to the vegan cause, I hesitate to single out anyone, but I would say Leslie Cross and Arthur Ling must be put in the records as being the two outstanding, faithful, contributors to our cause."

Arthur Ling joined 'The Vegan Society' soon after it had been formed. With Leslie Cross & others, he formed 'The Plantmilk Society' as a sub-committee of 'The Vegan Society'.

http://www.candidhominid.com/p/vegan-history.html
~ To address a practical hurdle on some people's path to veganism, Cross founded the Plantmilk Society in 1956. After five years this effort gave rise to Plamil, a company that in 1965 began selling a canned soy milk concentrate in London shops. ~

In its Memorandum & Articles it is written that Plamil Foods should always make only vegan products.

Plamil Foods regularly advertised in The Vegan and was the first user of the Vegan Society’s Trademark in 1990.
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You may like to read - 'The Milk of Human Kindness' Arthur Ling interviewed by Harry Mather, Vegan Views 37 (Autumn 1986) - http://www.veganviews.org.uk/vv37/vv37arthurling.html




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