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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.

Chocolate trumps cheese, says Veganuary

Forget cheese, says the Veganuary campaign: a recent survey confirms that the item vegans miss the most is milk chocolate.

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...

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.

Mixed reactions over controversial Hybrid Burger

Consumer opinion is divided after the launch of BrewDog’s Hybrid Burger – a controversial combination of 50% Beyond Meat and 50% sustainably reared beef.

Above and Beyond Sausage

Beyond Meat has launched Beyond Sausage onto the UK market in what it says is the first plant-based sausage that looks, tastes and sizzles just like pork.

Chuckling Goat claims world first with brown rice kefir

Chuckling Goat has created a Brown Rice Kefir in what it says is a ‘world first’, following customer demand for a vegan, gluten-free kefir option.

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.

One Planet Pizza does the rounds

Vegan frozen pizza company One Planet Pizza has launched a YouTube series, OPP Round For Tea, in which founders Mike and Joe Hill create vegan pizzas together with a host of plant-based innovators.

Putting the ‘V’ into BBQ

Launched during National BBQ Week (which runs from 27 May-2 June) a vegan food company has instigated the circulation of a petition to have the word ‘barveque’ added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), in which the current definition of BBQ does not include any representation of the numerous plant-based alternatives.

Re:Nourish announces ‘game-changing’ grab-and-go soups

Re:Nourish has announced the launch of a range of soups in a ready-to-go format which allows them to be heated and drunk straight from the bottle.

Qwrkee creates vegan jerky

The recently launched plant-based brand Qwrkee has now entered the snacking category with a range of vegan jerky.

Purearth extends Kefir water offer

Purearth has added a trio of new flavours to its vegan Kefir water range with the launch of Hibiscus + Lime, Passionfruit + Turmeric and Ginger + Lemon.

Snack satisfaction

Newly launched UK brand Satisfied Snacks claims to have taken ‘the healthy ingredients of a salad’ to produce a light and crispy wafer in the form of Roughs, its first savoury snack product.

Upton’s brings its flavoured seitan to UK market

Chicago-based independent vegan company Upton’s Naturals used Natural & Organic Products as a platform to launch its Italian, Bacon and Chorizo Seitan products onto the UK market this month.

Tree of Life introduces raw choc line

Natural and organic food brand Tree of Life has created an eight-strong range of organic Raw Cacao Chocolate bars.

Just Wholefoods celebrates 30th birthday with rebrand

Just Wholefoods is celebrating its 30th anniversary by rebranding its entire 19-strong product portfolio.

Roll up for vegan sushi from Ima

A new plant-based ‘salmon’ sushi set, made using the Asian root vegetable konjac, has been created by London-based vegan company Ima.

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.

Tree of Life bears more fruit

New from organic and natural wholesale distributor Tree of Life comes a nine-strong range of gluten-free organic Superfood and High Protein Pasta in 250g packs.

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.