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The end of my second Veganuary means a thankful return to cheese.

Last year, although I didn’t write about it much, I did try quite a few vegan cheeses. It was a depressing endeavour, with weird buttery scents, spongy textures and erratic melting.

A year on, have things improved? I started the month with supermarket-available items, and graduated to some fancier/pricier options by the end.

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Mite Be Good?

Marmite’s marketing is all about love and hate.

Admittedly it is a divisive spread. It doesn’t bring much in the looks department, the texture is form-holdingly sticky and the taste is an overwhelming shout. For all that, though, I neither love nor hate it. I quite like it, sometimes. Other times, I’m not that bothered.

However I have to congratulate them on their expansion into a plethora of products. Cheese, crackers, peanut butter, nuts, breakfast biscuits and now houmous.

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