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A healthy and ground-breaking plant-based range of vibrant tahini dressings that are versatile, packed with flavour and rich in calcium
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It all started with EXCEEDINGLY VEGAN…

Hello! I’m Philipp from Exceedinglyvegan.com 

From chain-smoking meat eater to top vegan chef, Philipp loves nothing more than to inspire people to include more vegan dishes in their diets.
From chain-smoking meat eater to top vegan chef, Philipp loves nothing more than to inspire people to include more vegan dishes in their diets.

I am very passionate about cooking, so I develop and share easy-to-follow vegan recipes on my blog. With Exceedingly Vegan, I try to be a positive role model, showing people just how easy it is to cook delicious vegan food. My mission is to get everybody back to the table and enjoying food together – both vegans and non-vegans.

I was looking for a vegan dairy replacement…

I first came across tahini when I was looking at dairy replacements for dips and dressings, and it was love at first sight! Tahini is made from blended sesame seeds and tastes a little like yoghurt or sour cream. When it's mixed with lemon juice and water it's super-delicious, but also healthy and high in calcium, protein and iron. It's no wonder that it's used a lot in Middle Eastern cuisine.    

Tahini /tɑːˈhiːni/ (also tahina /-nə/; Arabic: طحينة‎, Greek: ταχίνι; also tehina Hebrew: טחינה, or ardeh Persian: ارده) is a condiment made from toasted, ground, hulled sesame. It is served by itself (as a dip) or as a major ingredient in hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva. (Wikipedia)
Tahini /tɑːˈhiːni/ (also tahina /-nə/; Arabic: طحينة‎, Greek: ταχίνι; also tehina Hebrew: טחינה, or ardeh Persian: ارده) is a condiment made from toasted, ground, hulled sesame. It is served by itself (as a dip) or as a major ingredient in hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva. (Wikipedia)

My aim is to take tahini to a wider audience and to show how people can enhance almost any dish without having to spend a lot of time preparing meals and without using complicated ingredients.

Together with my team of Stephanie, Chris and my brother Georg, I have created a range of three flavourful and vibrant tahini-based dressings and called them Dressini. 

By creating our branding we wanted to be as vibrant, colourful and fun as our dressings.
By creating our branding we wanted to be as vibrant, colourful and fun as our dressings.

Bringing fun back to nutrition

When we did our research, we realised that the majority of condiments available right now are unhealthy, with complete disregard to nutrition. Most of them are loaded with sugar and bad fats, and they lack health benefits. We saw the same old dressings everywhere and we craved something new, nutritious and exciting.

By using tahini in our dressings and boosting the flavour with only natural ingredients like roasted garlic, turmeric, beetroot, ginger and fresh herbs, we developed healthy and innovative plant-based dressings. We think that everyone will love our vibrant range – both vegans and flexitarians.

Why are we so excited about tahini?

Tahini is versatile

Used as a major component of hummus, baba ganoush and halva, tahini can also be served as a dip on its own. Made from toasted sesame seeds and blended simply with water, lemon juice and salt, it’s a natural product and is used a lot in Middle Eastern cuisine.   

If you love hummus you will most likely love tahini too because it is one of its main ingredients.
If you love hummus you will most likely love tahini too because it is one of its main ingredients.

Tahini is healthy 

"Are you looking for an ingredient that tastes good and is healthy for you at the same time? Then tahini is something you must go for. This delicious paste comes with many health benefits, which give you more reasons to love it." (Source: https://www.stylecraze.com)
"Are you looking for an ingredient that tastes good and is healthy for you at the same time? Then tahini is something you must go for. This delicious paste comes with many health benefits, which give you more reasons to love it." (Source: https://www.stylecraze.com)
  •  Almost 4x more calcium than milk: Tahini is one of the best plant-based sources of calcium and so serves as a brilliant dairy replacement.
  •  High in iron: An essential element for blood production. 
  •  High in protein: It has 20% complete protein, making it a higher source of protein than most nuts.
  •  Good for healthy and beautiful skin: It is high in unsaturated fat (good fat!) and so helps to maintain healthy glow.
  •  Rich in minerals: Tahini is also rich in other minerals like phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium and potassium.
  •  Good for detoxification: It’s a good source of Methionine, which aids liver detoxification.
  •  High in B vitamins: Tahini is high in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15, which boost energy and brain function.
  •  Promotes health: It also contains vitamin E, which helps to protect against heart disease and strokes.

Tahini is delicious 

"Once you start using tahini, you'll get hooked." (https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au)
"Once you start using tahini, you'll get hooked." (https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au)

When mixed with lemon juice and water, tahini tastes like yoghurt or sour cream but with a delicate sesame flavour. Tahini paste on its own is a bit bitter but adding lemon juice to it takes away that bitterness and gives it its characteristic richness. Following our extensive research we have chosen a tahini that has a softer taste, while its richness and smoothness combined with our unique recipes will cater for any taste.

Our range of dressings

Dressini dressings are truly versatile and they taste incredible. They are made up from creamy tahini boosted with only natural ingredients and come in three different flavours: 

  • Fragrant turmeric and ginger 
  • Vibrant beetroot and roasted garlic
  • Classic herbs with roasted garlic       
Show me your dressing and I tell you who you are ;-) Our fun range of tahini dressings work with any type of dish. By the way these are 'mock-ups' but the final product will look similar to these.
Show me your dressing and I tell you who you are ;-) Our fun range of tahini dressings work with any type of dish. By the way these are 'mock-ups' but the final product will look similar to these.
Enjoy our fragrant turmeric and ginger tahini dressing - turmeric and ginger are an amazing match and in combination with the tahini they take taste to a new level. Bring sunshine to your dishes with this beautiful dressing.
Enjoy our fragrant turmeric and ginger tahini dressing - turmeric and ginger are an amazing match and in combination with the tahini they take taste to a new level. Bring sunshine to your dishes with this beautiful dressing.
Indulge in our healthy beetroot and roasted garlic dressing - we found the perfect balance of the mellow sweetness of the beetroot and combined it with roasted garlic and our amazing tahini. You will love the flavour and the purple colour makes any dish instantly instagrammable.
Indulge in our healthy beetroot and roasted garlic dressing - we found the perfect balance of the mellow sweetness of the beetroot and combined it with roasted garlic and our amazing tahini. You will love the flavour and the purple colour makes any dish instantly instagrammable.
Enhance your dishes with a herb and roasted garlic dressing. Our story started with the development of this classic flavour combination. Combining tahini with herbs and roasted garlic makes for an awesome and healthy dressing.
Enhance your dishes with a herb and roasted garlic dressing. Our story started with the development of this classic flavour combination. Combining tahini with herbs and roasted garlic makes for an awesome and healthy dressing.

Dressini's versatility goes way beyond dressings  

Our range of tahini dressings isn't just tasty but super versatile as well. The combinations are endless!
Our range of tahini dressings isn't just tasty but super versatile as well. The combinations are endless!

Our vibrant vegan dressing range can be used in a many different ways:

  • As a salad dressing
  • To enhance soups
  • Added to buddha bowls and rice dishes
  • Poured over roasted vegetables
  • Used standalone as a healthy dip
  • Enjoyed as the perfect replacement for pesto or mayonnaise  
Pour over lovely fresh salads and enhance wholesome dishes like this butternut squash soup.
Pour over lovely fresh salads and enhance wholesome dishes like this butternut squash soup.
Drizzle over roasted vegetables. Perfect for those homely winter meals or for when it's BBQ season!
Drizzle over roasted vegetables. Perfect for those homely winter meals or for when it's BBQ season!
Dunk your nachos into our dressings or add them as a replacement for mayonnaise to sandwiches and wraps. You can even use it instead of pesto.
Dunk your nachos into our dressings or add them as a replacement for mayonnaise to sandwiches and wraps. You can even use it instead of pesto.

Our Kickstarter campaign

We can’t wait to share our Dressini dressings with you!

We want to produce the first batches of Dressini professionally, to get them into stores and out to you. However, the initial production run, packaging and storage are expensive, and that’s why we need your support. 

With your help we can take these incredibly versatile dressings to market and along with more colour, we can introduce healthy, tasty ingredients into the condiment and sauces sector. 

You could be the first to get your hands on these ground-breaking new plant-based products by supporting our Kickstarter campaign. Thank you so much!

Your rewards  

Reap the rewards: Get your hands on these dressings, a tea towel or me ;-)
Reap the rewards: Get your hands on these dressings, a tea towel or me ;-)
Bring fun and nutrition back into the condiments' aisle with these Dressini dressings. Boost your dishes with these delicious rewards!
Bring fun and nutrition back into the condiments' aisle with these Dressini dressings. Boost your dishes with these delicious rewards!

Risks and challenges

We have worked tirelessly to create amazing flavours that everyone will love. We have developed our dressings with the help of a professional food development agency who specialise in plant-based products to make sure that we meet all of the industry standards and food safety requirements.

We started testing in small batches, but with any new product there is always the risk that as commercial production commences the ingredients might behave differently when used in bigger quantities. To mitigate such risks we have sourced a well-established UK-based condiment manufacturer with extensive experience in bringing new products to market. We are confident that together with them, we will be able to deliver a great, high-quality product.

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    The Surprise

    Receive a 250ml bottle of Dressini - the flavour will be chosen randomly from our herbs, beetroot and turmeric range.

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    [Limited Availability] Be among the first to receive three 250ml bottles of Dressini - one of each flavour: herbs, beetroot and turmeric. The Trio will be dispatched before any other rewards.

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    The Trio of Friends

    Receive three 250ml bottles of Dressini - one of each flavour: herbs, beetroot and turmeric dressing PLUS 1 exclusive Dressini tea towel.

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    [Local Pickup Only] Receive three 250ml bottles of Dressini - one of each flavour: herbs, beetroot and turmeric dressing PLUS 1 exclusive Dressini tea towel. Your reward will be available for pick up on prespecified days at a central London location.

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    The Six Pack

    Receive six bottles of 250ml Dressini - two of each flavour: herbs, beetroot and turmeric PLUS 1 exclusive Dressini tea towel.

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    The Top 10

    Receive a total of ten bottles of 250ml bottles of Dressini - three of each flavour: herbs, beetroot and turmeric PLUS one bonus bottle of herbs Dressini PLUS 1 exclusive Dressini tea towel.

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    The Big Batch

    Receive 25 bottles of our 250ml Dressini - 8 of each flavour: herbs, beetroot and turmeric PLUS 1 exclusive Dressini tea towel.

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    The Meet & Greet

    [Special / Limited Availability] Meet Philipp, the creator of Exceedingly Vegan, in London to discuss his recipes, vegan lifestyle and whatever else you want to know PLUS receive 6 bottles of 250ml Dressini, two of each flavour: herbs, beetroot and turmeric PLUS 2 exclusive Dressini tea towels.

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    The Vegan Cooking Session

    [Special / Limited Availability] Vegan cooking session with Philipp, the creator of Exceedingly Vegan. With Philipp you will cook a three-course vegan meal to cater to up to four people at your home (London only). Ingredients will be provided and you will each receive 1 bottle of each Dressini flavour, 12 bottles in total PLUS 1 exclusive Dressini tea towel each.

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