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To:  Symingtons

Sosmix, made by Direct Foods was one of the first veggie sausage foods. Since at least the early 1980s it’s enabled people to barbecue, fry, bake or grill great tasting burgers and sausages. It tastes incredible and made a massive difference to veggies in the days before Linda McCartney sausages and the like.

Direct Foods have been bought out by Symingtons who have renamed Sosmix ‘Meat Free Sausage Mix’ – and added cow’s milk! Now thousands of vegans and dairy allergic people will have to forgo the wonderful experience that was Sosmix.

We know Sosmix can be made vegan as it was for years by Direct Foods – and these days there are more vegans that ever before. We call on Symingtons to revert to the wonderful old recipe and MAKE SOSMIX VEGAN AGAIN!


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Kops · October 14, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Well Miss, in these times of money woes. Sosmix are using cow milk now because of economic reasons i’d guess. Let me stress this is a guess because i have no other rhyme or reason other than making an educated guess on what i have read here. Not seen or read or even heard of Sosmix until this post. Not sure that the biggest campaign in the world would change this 🙁 maybe i’m just a coporate cynic :p

Heena Modi · October 15, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Funny that! I hadn’t heard of them until I received the info. Now I know I want to help the company understand the vegan’s point of view.

I find it really hard to find vegan sausages. the Linda McCartney ones that were dairy free seem to have disappeared! The thing is, I love a good grilled breakie with sausages, Linda McCartney pies, hash browns, onion rings and a freshly made coffee! Of course with mayo and mustard.

Oh well….the quest continues! 🙁

Kops · October 16, 2008 at 12:04 am

I reckon it would be better to appeal to the Linda McCartney brand rather than try persuade Sosmix. Unless you can actually find out the reason as to why they changed their product to use cows milk. As you saw on a very very minor scale at the hotel at the wedding in leicester. People tag vegans and vegetarians with the same label and Sosmix havent given thought to the difference of the 2 i assume. The hotel struggled to accomodate you properly as a vegan because the people in charge just didnt understand vegans rules on food, and didnt research properly. Narrow minded world we live in 🙁

Heena Modi · October 16, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Yep, what you say is very true!
We spoke to the hotel manager to make sure they improved their provision for vegans in the future. 🙂
As for appealing to the Linda McCartney – what a good idea! I’ll do that now! Or try anyways 🙂

Thanks Kops

    David Egner · February 22, 2012 at 7:30 am

    she killed the vegie protien meat single handed, and alot of good it did her,,,,,,,Ha!

Kops · October 16, 2008 at 4:39 pm

I bet though the hotel would have forgotten all you said sunday evening 🙁 haha i’m too much of a cynic. A pleasure as always Miss :p

Heena Modi · October 16, 2008 at 7:16 pm

I hope not!!! 🙁

David Egner · February 22, 2012 at 7:22 am

all in all i really dont care wot they are putting in it now, as i have been a lacto/ovo vege for the past 52 years, i live in australia and i cannot get this product at all the last time i had this was when i brought some back from blighty, 10 years ago, why do these companies make a vegies life even harder than it is already, and the internet is no help either when locating this. all my carnavore peeps love it as well………

GIB · April 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Original Sosmix is still vegan and available to buy from Alternative Stores in the UK
Granose have removed the dairy & egg from their sausage mix but it tastes nowhere as good as proper somix. It more like cardboard with no flavour at all.
Granose also killed off alot of other vegan veggie products such as the realeat mince, sausages and fishless fishcakes

Alternative Stores · November 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Yes we do have original Sosmix on our website in 500g and 1kg bags
It is dairy & egg free

    Heena Modi · November 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks for this : )
    So cows milk isn’t used in it any more?

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