Last week we hosted our first Vegan Evening at our head office (hint! there will be more!) and it was great!
Three of our suppliers joined us and shared their stories. Both Brave and [Mock] founders told the audience how they came up with the ideas for their products (vegan snacks and vegetarian & vegan frozen curries, respectively). Jenny from Tideford Organics then shared the results of the first year since the company decided to produce only vegan products: they took the brave decision to discontinue their best seller, (the delicious) chicken soup, but the results so far have been overwhelming especially in terms of positive impact on the environment.
After hearing our suppliers’ stories and tasting their products, our audience took over discussing everything vegan, diets and lifestyles. It was very interesting to discover different backgrounds, motivations and reasons. We all shared our diets & lifestyle choices, exchanged tips and discussed how we all see diets & lifestyles moving forward. At the round table, there were a few ‘seasoned’ vegans, some new to veganism, some in the transitioning phase, a part-time vegan, a couple of vegetarians and also an omnivorous! Among lots of different interesting points, one common point emerged and it is the love for our planet and what we can do to have a more positive impact on the environment.
We could go on for hours talking about how good was the vegan evening and how interesting the discussion with our suppliers and guests was….in fact the evening went on for over 2 hours!
Why don’t you join us next time? Keep an eye on our event page or facebook page!
The ANI team