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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.

The Savourists innovate in snacking sector

In what it says is a category first, ‘challenger’ snack brand The Savourists has launched an innovative line of savoury bars.

Love Cocoa pairs avocado with chocolate

Love Cocoa has created what it claims is Europe’s first ever vegan avocado chocolate bar.

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.

COVID prompts one in four to cut back on animal products

Since the start of the pandemic, one in four have reduced the amount of animal products they consume, according to The Vegan Society.

Rude Health gets spicy

Rude Health has introduced its new Ginger and Turmeric Granola, described as combining earthy turmeric with zingy ginger in what is the brand’s first ‘swavoury’ cereal.

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’.

Plenish enriches plant-based offer

Plenish has introduced a new line of 100% plant-based Enriched M*lks that it claims are the most nutritionally packed dairy-free milks on the market.

Soupologie introduces ‘five-a-day first’ meal pot sub-brand Foodologie

Vegan soup brand Soupologie has announced two new product ranges launching under the sub-brand Foodologie.

Beech’s Fine Chocolates goes gourmet, launches Easter eggs

Lancashire-based heritage chocolate manufacturer Beech’s Fine Chocolates has launched a new 12-strong Gourmet pack range.

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.

Marigold creates new superfood condiment

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

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.

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...

Living life on the veg

Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores...

Almost one in ten Tel Avivians identify as vegan or vegetarian

A new survey commissioned by Tel Aviv Global & Tourism reveals 4% of Tel Aviv residents identify as vegan and 4.5% as vegetarian.

Plant-based diets: more than just a 2018 trend

A new study, published under Current Developments in Nutrition shows ‘strong evidence’ that diets rich in plant foods offer the body protection from cardiometabolic disease. 

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.

Fresh new lines from Nairn’s

Nairn’s is offering up a new oatcake variety as well as a three-strong range of on-the-go Oat Bars for healthier snacking.

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.

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.