Unlike another product on the market utilising black beans, which I cannot eat due to allergies, V Pud is made using an award winning recipe, without animal ingredients. I admit being apprehensive about the manufacturing process, but it is approved by The Vegetarian Society and reading the FAQ's on The Real Black Pudding Company website, alleviated my fears. I was also pleased to note that the palm oil they use comes from sustainable sources.
From memory the black pudding looks very much like the real deal and I find it freezes well, if you do not want to use it all at once.
Once out of the wrapper it does break a little, but if you get it straight out of the fridge, it slices easier into rounds. I gently fried in a pan, as per the cooking instructions and served as part of my Sunday breakfast, after a long walk.
The black pudding is rich, savoury and has plenty of flavour and gives vegans another option for breakfast. It also makes an excellent sandwich filling, I had some on a toasted bagel with cannellini bean houmous and chilli sauce, it was delicious.