Vegetarian and Vegan

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

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.

Spare Snacks adds to range

Spare Snacks – which turns wonky fruit and veg into healthy snacks – has rebranded its Pure range and added a new Seasoned line.

Say hello to Yumello nut butters

Bristol-based start-up Yumello aims to bring the vibrant flavours of the Atlas Mountains to the UK through the initial launch of four nut butters packed with what it says are the ‘lively ingredients and colours of North Africa’.

Bonsan adds to vegan Kofu range

Vegan and organic brand Bonsan has added four new products to its Kofu (kombucha-cultured tofu) line of meat alternatives.

BRAVE creates snacking first

Sustainable British snack brand BRAVE has introduced what it says is a world first: Chocolate & Salted Caramel Roasted Peas.

Innovative cake line mixes it up

Alternative Foods is proclaiming its Alternative Cakes range a ‘new kind of ethical all-plant treat’ due to its use of the naturally occurring protein aquafaba instead of egg.

Veganism set to soar by 327%, survey finds

A survey by the comparison site finder.com predicts that the number of people following a vegan diet in Britain will soar by an astonishing 327% in 2019. 

Take a healthy break with Coppola’s POWERSÛPs

Innovative Italian food company Coppola Foods has created POWERSÛP, a range of 100% natural vegetable soups using simple ingredients that aims to reflect the current crossover trend between drinks/smoothies and soups.

Vbites backs One Planet Pizza

UK frozen vegan pizza company One Planet Pizza is planning significant upscaling of the business after gaining investment from Heather Mills’ Vbites Ventures.

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.

Vegan Valley: Heather Mills’ VBites to open Britain’s biggest vegan food...

Businesswoman and vegan campaigner Heather Mills is about to open what she has described as Britain’s biggest vegan food factory, at a former Walker’s crips facility in Peterlee, Co Durham.

M&S vegan range under fire

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is under scrutiny due to its new vegan range, Plant Kitchen, bearing warnings that the products are ‘not suitable for milk or egg allergy sufferers’.

Seaweed Puffs? SHØRE!

Seaweed is currently one of the hottest ingredient trends, and one of the latest products to utilize this nutritious vegetable is SHØRE’s new Seaweed Puffs.

Sustainable veganism gets vibrant

Vibrant Vegan Co is a new social enterprise delivering sustainable, healthy vegan meals through a subscription service in a bid to meet the growing demand for plant-based meals as well as the reduction of single-use plastics.

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.

Need help going vegan? There’s an app for that

The Vegan Society is launching what is says is the first ever app designed to help people become vegan.

Marigold creates new superfood condiment

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

LillyPuds unwraps a vegan Christmas treat

Artisan pudding maker, LillyPuds, has created a new Vegan Christmas Pudding, developed in response to the growing demand for vegan-friendly alternatives.