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Vegetarian and Vegan

Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest vegetarian and vegan news from around the UK and Ireland.

Spanish plant-based meat brand enters UK market

Spanish brand Heura has entered the UK ­- initially into The Vegan Kind and Planet Organic - with its range of plant-based ‘meat’ products.

Holy Moly shakes up RTD sector

Aiming to disrupt the RTD category, Holy Moly has created the UK’s first range of cold-pressed Nutshakes made from raw almond milk.

OGGS eggs on plant-based bakers

OGGS has launched Aquafaba, the UK’s first patented plant-based egg alternative designed as a practical store cupboard staple.

New Veggie Cakes from Kallø

Kallø has ‘taken the rice out of the rice cake’ for its latest plant-based creation, protein-packed Veggie Cakes made from peas and lentils.

The Real Foodists start-up enters UK market

Start-up The Real Foodists has introduced its innovative plant-based Yo’ridge range into the UK, after securing a $2.5 million investment.

Oatly brings dairy-free Oatgurt to UK

Oatly has launched its dairy-free yoghurt alternative, Oatgurt, into the UK market to offer consumers a product that tastes just like ‘normal yogurt’.

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.

Purition expands vegan options

Natural wholefood shake brand Purition has added to its vegan range with three new variants: Vegan Coconut, Vegan Pistachio and Vegan Almond.

Aussie brand lands in UK to pimp up meals

Australian brand Pimp My Salad has entered the UK market, offering a three-strong range of innovative vegan meal toppers. Created using slow-dried cooking techniques to...

Body and Mind Botanicals claims UK CBD first

British organic wellness brand Body and Mind Botanicals has introduced what it asserts is a UK first: Cannabis Infused Dark Chocolate Buttons.

Moving Mountains ‘bleeding’ burger makes retail debut

Moving Mountains has announced the retail debut of its ‘bleeding’ Burger this month through a partnership with online supermarket Ocado.

Kallø creates protein-packed Veggie Cakes

Kallø has introduced an innovative new line of Lentil & Pea Veggie Cakes into the healthy, plant-based snacking category.

Finnebrogue Artisan comes up with ‘game changing’ plant-based line

Naked brand has been extended with Britain’s first plant-based range to be high in fibre and protein, allergen-free and one of your five-a-day.

Meat consumption falls during pandemic

The Vegan Society has found that one in five Brits have reduced their meat consumption and 15% have reduced their dairy intake during the pandemic.

‘100% beef-free’ claim for plant-based Whopper was misleading, ASA rules

Claims made by Burger King that its plant-based Rebel Whopper product is '100% beef-free' were misleading, the ASA ruled this week.

Clive’s completes vegan transition

Veggie pie-maker Clive’s has announced that after updating one last recipe, its entire offer is now fully plant-based, and that it is also moving premises.

Tesco launches Wicked vegan condiment line

Citing rising demand for vegan sauces, Tesco has introduced what it says is the UK's first plant-based condiment range under its Wicked Kitchen label.

V for victory

Jane Wolfe discovers the ‘meat drives strength’ myth is being busted as a rising number of sporting figures are extolling the virtues of a plant-based diet.

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.

Tribunal judge rules ethical veganism is ‘philosophical belief’

In a landmark legal case, a tribunal judge has ruled that ethical veganism qualifies as a ‘philosophical belief and must be afforded special protections.