Life as a vegan has never been better, and that is quickly becoming even more the case. It used to be that committing to a just, responsible vegan lifestyle meant making a whole slew of sacrifices. Even the daily struggle to enjoy enough tasty, delicious food of vegan sorts would sometimes mean that otherwise disciplined people would quickly fall off the wagon. In recent years, though, the available options have multiplied to such an extent that most vegans now experience few such troubles at all. One of the most important developments of this kind has been the proliferation of packaged foods that are ready for vegans to buy and enjoy.
Vegan food specialist Hampton Creek has been one of the main motivators of this now-happy state of affairs. Beginning with the company’s highly successful mayonnaise-style product, Hampton Creek quickly caught on with both vegans and other consumers. By making use of some fairly advanced food science, the food producer was able to show a large swathe of people just how satisfying and enjoyable products made entirely without animal-derived ingredients could be.
Since then, it has become even more ambitious, and that has been great news for vegans and everyone else alike. Hampton Creek’s Just Italian Dressings, for example, have become an even bigger hit on the mass market than its mayo was, with even those who otherwise do not avoid animal-based ingredients eagerly picking them up. As with Just Mayo, the new Italian dressings do a good enough job of delivering basic taste, texture, and appeal that few find them lacking in any ways.
Another point common to the two products is that both have uses that go far beyond their simple application to particular dishes as condiments. Instead, both items can be used as important ingredients in a huge range of culinary projects, lending fully vegan flavor wherever they crop up. As a result, a great many vegans have found themselves cooking and enjoying foods that would previously have tasted flat or less than interesting. By offering access to these products that are both enjoyable on their own and also useful as ingredients, Hampton Creek has done many vegans a whole lot of good.