Vegetarian and Vegan

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

The plot thickens…

The Veggie Plot is a new brand of savoury yogurts that blend no-fat, no-added-sugar Greek yogurt with vegetables and herbs.

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’.

Vegan tuna is the catch of the day from Loma Linda

American sustainable plant-based protein brand Loma Linda is launching its innovative plant-based seafood alternative, Tuno, at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.

Nim’s strikes healthy deal with NHS

Nim’s Fruit Crisps has entered the foodservice sector through NHS Supply Chain via its Cold Beverages, Confectionery and Snacks framework.

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 in rude row

Rude Health has found itself at the centre of a rude row following a controversial blog posted by co-founder and brand director Camilla Barnard.

Moving Mountains cooks up rare meatless burger

British start-up Moving Mountains has introduced the B12 Burger, a plant-based burger that is said to sizzle, taste and bleed like meat.

One Planet Pizza creates first gluten-free option

Vegan brand One Planet Pizza has cooked up its first 100% gluten-free frozen pizza in the form of the new Gluten Free Three Cheezly Margherita.

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. 

‘Grab and go’ vegan category still an untapped opportunity

A new survey by the Vegan Society has found that 91% of vegans sometimes struggle to find ‘grab and go’ food options, which has prompted the charity to launch its Vegan on the Go campaign.

Peas and unity at the British Dal Festival

The inaugural British Dal Festival launched in Bristol on 19 March, celebrating the 'magic of dal'.

Stores reflect on The Veganuary Road Trip 2019

Following the The Veganuary Road Trip 2019 – a collaboration between non-profit organization Veganuary, frozen vegan pizza brand One Planet Pizza and the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) – independent retailers and consumers alike have spoken out about the impact of the campaign.

Pollen + Grace showcases summer collection

Pollen + Grace has launched its latest collection of healthy food-to-go offers for the summer. Designed to take consumers from breakfast to lunch to superfood...

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.

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...

Plant-based pledge returns for 2020

Veganuary 2020 begins next months, and the charity which organizes the annual plant-based pledge is calling for businesses to get involved once again.

Nim’s brews up edible teas

In what it says is an industry first, Nim’s Fruit Crisps is aiming to ‘revolutionize the drinks industry’ by launching a line of edible teas.

Montezuma’s goes back to black

Montezuma's has added to its Absolute Black 100% cocoa bars with two new flavours: Absolute Black with Almond and Absolute Black with Orange and Cocoa Nibs.

Huel launches new granola

UK-based Huel has expanded its product range with the launch of new Huel Granola in two flavours: Original and Berry.

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.