California-based company Follow Your Heart is one of my favourite recent discoveries. I’d always heard of “Vegenaise,” even before I went vegan. But with Hellmann’s Vegan Mayo on the shelves (albeit infrequently), I never really gave it the time of day. Until I saw a jar of Garlic Aioli Vegenaise in Whole Foods, Piccadilly Circus.
Thanks to Subway’s new Vegan Sub (and the vegan “chicken” shawarma wraps at my local kebab shop), garlic aioli is my new jam. I love the stuff. Can’t get enough of it. Of course, I was a little crushed when I discovered it’s just mayo, garlic and olive oil, with a fancy name. But still. It’s great on everything. Right?
The consistency of Vegenaise is a bit different, though. Whereas Hellmann’s vegan mayo is more or less exactly the same as the real thing, Vegenaise is thicker, more goopy and a bit more spread-like. So naturally, I ended up spreading it on my morning toast. And needless to say, it didn’t last long.
Garlic Aioli Vegenaise aside, Follow Your Heart seems like an interesting company in general. All their products say “made with solar power” on them, and there’s a wide range of creative, sustainability focused vegan options – everything from VeganEgg and yoghurt to ranch sauce and Pepper Jack cheese.