Review: ReRooted Plant Milk

We tried out a new plant milk made here in Devon, by ReRooted. Their plant milks are bottled in glass and delivered. ReRooted then pick up the empties and reuse them.

Flavours include almond, coconut and oat milk with several new flavours in the pipeline. They are made with organic ingredients.

We tried the oat milk, first having a glass of it straight out of the bottle. It was delicious and slightly creamy.

Later we tried it in a hot drink and although it looked a bit darker than soya milk would, it tasted great and I’d happily drink it in any hot drink. ReRooted are also working on some new flavours including barista oat, cashew, hazelnut, hemp and rice.

Some of the features of ReRooted plant drinks:

  • Vegan company
  • Organic
  • Made locally in Totnes, Devon
  • One of the very few plant milks to be provided in a reusable bottle, in fact we don’t know of any others.
  • Not fortified with vitamins (organic milks are not allowed by law to be fortified)
  • It was £1.70 for 500 mls so a bit pricey, but it is a very ethical, green and high quality product so you are definitely getting what you pay for.

Our oat milk came from Seasons Vegan Store, 5 Well Street, Exeter, where they have a huge range of vegan groceries.

Find out more about ReRooted.

Have you tried it? Let us know your thoughts below.

Vegan Devon Guide interviews

We are planning to run a series of interviews here and we’d love to feature any fully vegan companies, campaigns or groups based in Devon.

We ask you to answer seven questions which you choose from a list. Here are a few of the questions with our answers, to give you an idea of the type of questions!

What is a favourite simple vegan recipe to prepare at home?
I have the recipe below at least once a week for breakfast, it’s a cross between overnight oats and chia pudding. I’m always struggling to find breakfasts I like, and love this one. Plus point: it saves time in the morning because you can prepare it the night before.

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) plant milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix together and leave in the fridge overnight. It’s nice served with vegan yogurt and some fresh berries or bananas on top.

What is a favourite quote?
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always”.

What is a favourite childhood food memory?
Eating tea at my grans.

What inspires you?
Thinking about what animals go through each and every day and trying to do something, however small, to change this. Social media sites such as Tamara Kenneally Photography, Eden Farm Sanctuary and Happily Ever Esther show us the day to day lives of animals at their sanctuaries. These are in such sharp contrast to the lives of animals on factory farms, in laboratories and other places that it really brings home how things need to change.

What is a favourite cookbook?
Prashad Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Kaushy Patel. I learnt a lot about Indian cooking from this book including my favourite ever curry which is paneer masala (a sublimely cheesy curry with a kick, just sub in vegan cheese). Most of the recipes in the book can be made vegan, if they aren’t already.

What are some of your pet peeves in the kitchen?
Dishes in the sink!

Tell me about what you’re working on now.
I am busy getting this website ready for people to order our vegan meals which we’ll deliver to your door in the Devon and West Somerset/Dorset area.

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Contact us if you have a vegan business, campaign or group in Devon and want to do an interview.

Introducing Vegan In Devon

The idea came for the Vegan Devon Guide when we were at Exeter Vegan Market and saw how many amazing vegan companies exhibit there. It’s not always clear just how vegan friendly Devon is. So we’ve tried to put everything here – eating out, vegan shopping, vegan markets and fairs, vegan and animal rights protests.

The info is for locals and for visitors. It isn’t possible to cover everything but if you think we’ve missed something out – let us know!

The businesses listed are fully vegan and based in Devon. Why? Because they need your support and also it is out of the scope of this guide to try and list every business that provides vegan options. You can find this info on Happy Cow and local vegan groups on Facebook to name a couple of places.

The motivation for doing this is the animals that suffer the violence of animal farming and other animal industries – animal experiments, animal clothing and more. If you’re not vegan yet, sign up for a vegan challenge here: veganuary.com/register