VeganMoFo: Vegan booze in disguise - or the madness of supermarket labelling
I like wine.
There, I've said it.
I liked it when I wasn't vegan and I still like it now. Alas, finding vegan wine can be a tricky beast at the best of times.
Hurrah! Anything supermarkets can do to make my alcohol consumption easier gets a big thumbs up from me.
However, on browsing the booze aisles, I found that the nation's favourite purveyor of functional ladies' underwear had no vegan sherry. Vegetarian, mind, just not vegan.
Sure, it may be the drink of OAPs but dammit, you don't get to be an OAP without gaining some wisdom - and it's evidently alcohol-related wisdom. Sherry is all kinds of awesome and if you don't agree, you're wrong.
But if you're a vegan, don't expect to be getting your sherry from M&S.
Or so I thought. Turns out, if you check out Marks and Spencer's list of vegan products, there are several vegan sherries listed, they just don't bear the 'vegan' mark on their labels.
So do I trust what's on the list, or what's on the label?
And it's not just a question of discrepancies between the list and on-product labels - it doesn't even look like the list is complete.
Hopefully, this is just a question of time and Marks and Spencer are just running down their old, improperly-labelled stock before bringing in products with all the right stuff on.
In the meantime though, I'll keep steering clear of the sherry.
The wine? I'll be diving in.