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World Vegetarian Day

We have lots of cakes suitable for Vegetarians!

A meat-free diet is becoming more popular. A lot of people are choosing a vegetarian diet, or have always been vegetarian. October 1st 2021 is World Vegetarian Day which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month. The idea behind the month and the day is to inform others about the benefits of taking up a vegetarian diet. There are many reasons you may want to adopt a vegetarian diet, such as health benefits, or saving animals, but having all of the information there to help you decide whether it would be right for you is key.

With vegetarianism, you can eat dairy, but most vegetarians will not eat other animal products such as gelatine. Gelatine doesn’t have a distinctive taste of its own, and it’s usually mixed with flavourings to create things such as jelly and sweets, as it is used as a setting agent for these items. And unless you are looking closely at ingredients it can be easy to assume that food items, especially sweet desserts, such as cake are vegetarian friendly.

We are mindful about these things, and we are proud to say that the majority of our products are suitable for vegetarians (there are some exceptions, such as our Rocky Road Cake, due to the marshmallows) – but we always recommend, whatever your dietary requirements are, that you check our ingredients and allergens list to make sure that our product is suitable for you. It’s really easy to do this, you can find the ingredients and allergens on our product pages - just above the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the page, there’s a link labelled ‘Ingredients & Allergens’ which contains a list of the ingredients used in the cakes. On some products, such as our baby Sponges the ingredients can be found when you choose how many Baby sponges you would like to buy, when the flavour options appear there is a little ‘i’ icon in the top right corner of the flavour images.

We have a wonderful range of products to choose from including whole cakes, sharing cakes, brownies, baby sponge cakes, and Cake Cards. There are so many options available that are suitable for those on a vegetarian diet you’ll be spoilt for choice.

So, whether you have been a vegetarian for a long time, or if you are starting an adventure on a vegetarian diet, you can enjoy a tasty cake from Sponge.