Vegetarian and Vegan

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

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.

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.

‘Clean’, ‘green’, ‘cruelty-free’ … and unhealthy?

'Clean', 'green', 'cruelty-free' meat alternatives are often positioned as more ethically responsible meal options. But are they?

Veganuary fights decision to ban bus ads

Two ads promoting veganism which were removed from buses by Arriva are to be reinstated after the Veganuary campaign successfully fought the decision.

Tim Hortons first in UK to serve Moving Mountains new Sausage...

In a new deal with Moving Mountains, Canadian fast-food chain Tim Hortons is to be the first restaurant in the UK to serve the brand’s new Sausage Patty.

2020: a breakthrough year for ‘veganic’ agriculture?

Few vegans have given serious thought to the suggestion that fruit and veg might technically be 'un-vegan', but ‘veganic’ agriculture could change this. 

Court to decide if ‘ethical veganism’ is a belief system

A vegan activist will this week bring a test case to court to have the term 'ethical veganism' recognized as a belief system.

B12 warning ahead of Veganuary

Experts warn that vegans must ensure there is enough vitamin B12 in their diets and the health risks resulting from B12 deficiencies are 'not a myth'.