Food and Drink

Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest food and drink news from around the UK and Ireland.

Elderflower rocks

Devon-based soft drinks company Rocks Drinks has introduced a new variety to its ready-to-drink (RTD) range.

Influencers tell followers to ‘Feed Your Happy’ on behalf of OTB

Social media influencer Coral Golding – Coral Pearl to her followers – is among the names boosting the Organic Trade Board’s 2019 Organic Feed Your Happy Campaign.

Palm-oil free certification puts first stamp on UK

UK products can now be certified palm oil-free with the world’s first fully accredited, international Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme (POFCAP), now approved by the Intellectual Property Office.

Katie’s Food targets healthy snackers

Spotting a gap in the market for ‘a crisp that is full of flavour, crunch and packed with goodness’, Katie's Food Co has launched a range of banana crisps.

Welsh organic sales grow

The Welsh Organic Producer Survey 2016 has revealed a rise in sales of organic products in Wales, despite a fall in the land area certified as organic.

Provamel rolls out new look to its pots

Provamel has overhauled its range of plant-based alternatives to yogurt with new-look packaging following the makeover of its drinks range in August.

Above and Beyond Sausage

Beyond Meat has launched Beyond Sausage onto the UK market in what it says is the first plant-based sausage that looks, tastes and sizzles just like pork.

A blossoming celebration for Clearspring

Thursday 1 March marked the first in a year-long series of anniversary events for organic food brand Clearspring, with celebrations kicking off at Whole Foods Market, London, to the sounds of a Japanese choir.

New choc bars from Pulsin

Pulsin has created two new bars – Salted Caramel Raw Choc Brownie and Peanut Choc Protein Booster – to offer consumers a convenient way to keep energized.

Piccolo launches temporary online delivery service

Organic baby food brand Piccolo has opened a temporary online store to help parents easily access food and formula amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Oryx Desert Salt increases sustainability

Oryx Desert Salt has altered its packaging and introduced refill boxes for its entire range in a bid to reduce its environmental impact.

Overhang for the over-hung

Overhang is a new drink created as a natural pick-me-up, based on traditional ingredients.

Chocolate Like No Udder from Montezuma’s

Reacting to the growing demand for dairy-free milk chocolate alternatives, Montezuma's has introduced its new Like No Udder range.

Nairn’s gets super seeded

Nairn’s new Gluten-Free Super Seeded Oatcakes is the first of the brand’s products to don the refreshed packaging design, which will roll out in September.

A ‘green’ brew from Co-op

The Co-op is bringing to market a fully biodegradable tea bag to replace that which is currently used in its well-known own-brand ‘99 Tea Blend’ range.

Marigold creates new superfood condiment

Marigold Health Foods has launched its latest product, Super Engevita Yeast Flakes, described as a ‘superfood condiment’.

Meat-free food sales up 40%, says Mintel

Sales of meat-free foods rose by 40% between 2014-2019, according to Mintel. The research firm reports 23% of all new UK food products in 2019 were vegan.

Supermarkets’ big sustainability sweep

The news is awash with supermarkets making sustainability pledges, declaring plans to take environmental issues more seriously.

Kallø wins NHS Trust contract

Natural food brand Kallø has signed a major new deal through which its single-serve snack range is now available to all NHS Trust cafes and shops.

Rude Health gets fresh

In a bid to make dairy-alternatives more easily accessible, Rude Health has adding fresh chilled varieties to its portfolio of organic nut and oat drinks.