Food and Drink

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

CELIA: beer without the bloat

Two handcrafted Czech organic, gluten-free beers have been introduced to the UK through the Carlsberg-owned brand CELIA.

Bounce rolls up with V Life vegan energy balls

Bounce has launched its V Life range of vegan energy balls onto the market.

Origins botanical waters spring to market

London-based ethical drinks brand One Drinks has created Origins, a range of botanically-infused spring waters.

Doves Farm unveils new FREEE brand

Doves Farm has separated its free-from product offer from its traditional organic products in a major rebrand, following an investment of over £3 million.

Meridian mixes it up with new cocoa nut butters

Meridian Foods has expanded its nut butter offer with two new cocoa variants: Cocoa & Peanut and Cocoa & Hazelnut.

Battle Oats cooks up plant-based protein cookie

Battle Oats has added a new cookie range made using pea protein to complement its free-from high-protein oat bars.

UK organic milk sees growth in 2016, but still lags behind...

According to the Organic Milk Market Report, UK organic milk volumes rose 4.4% in 2016, in contrast to the conventional milk category which fell by 1.9%.

Free-from soups from Free and Easy

Free and Easy has launched a range of Soil Association-certified organic soups, free from the 14 most common allergens, including wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts...

Linwoods introduces Hemp Protein+

Linwoods has launched Hemp Protein+, a range of natural plant protein blends designed to add a boost of extra nutrition to shakes, smoothies and yoghurts.

Savsé packs a protein punch with new smoothies

HPP juice and smoothie brand Savsé has introduced two new protein pick-me-ups: Protein Blast and Protein Smash.

Tyrrells reveals new summer flavours, launches on-pack competition

Tyrrells has extended its range with a number of new products across its popcorn and crisp range and has launched an on-pack competition.

Brits are choosing healthier foods, new reports find

Mintel’s British Lifestyles: Preparing for Change report finds that Brits’ desire for healthier foods is driving sales of fish, nuts, popcorn and free-from.

Vedic Yogi’s ‘super herbs’ pack an impressive botanical punch

Gerald Gregory readily admits that his career trajectory has been unusual – from government economist to health drink brand owner, via the nursing home business.

Just a Dash

Dash Water has launched its new British sparkling waters, infused with wonky or surplus fruit or vegetables.

Land in organic conversion up by over 22%

Latest government figures show that the amount of UK farmland in organic conversion rose by more than 22% in the UK last year and by 47.2% in England.

Total Sweet Xylitol plants Trees For The Future with wholesalers

Natural sugar alternative brand Total Sweet Xylitol has teamed up with wholesalers Infinity Foods and Goodness Foods to extend their tree-planting project.

Goodness Gracious Food makes TV debut

The Goodness Gracious Food Company has made its TV advertising debut with a 30-second advert appearing on Nick Jr and Nickelodeon.

Hampstead Tea expands herbal line

Hampstead Tea has added two new varieties to its existing range of herbal teas.

EU/US deal on organic is "historic game changer"

Organic businesses have welcomed a historic mutual recognition agreement on organic between Europe and the United States. Under the deal organic products certified in Europe...

EU/US deal on organic is “historic game changer”

Organic businesses have welcomed a historic mutual recognition agreement on organic between Europe and the United States. Under the deal organic products certified in Europe...