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Mia & Ben
Mia & Ben

The latest snippets of company news from the natural and organic products sector

New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches. Created using HPP technology, the varieties are: Carrot, Apple, Parsnip, Lemon & Parsley; Sweet Potato, Pear, Butternut Squash & Beetroot; Banana, Mango & Pineapple; and Apple & Blueberry.

BetterYou has announced that it has been awarded the International Palm Oil Free Certification from the team at POFCAP.

Naturtint’s semi-permanent Reflex range has undergone a transformation to update its look and include the popular Quinoa Hair Mask treatment, up to now only found in the permanent colour range.

Ayurveda Pura London has launched its certified organic Ayurvedic Golden Milk – an authentic recipe of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. It is available in 170g glass jars.

Barebells UK has announced the introduction of the first two vegan bars to its line-up of protein-enriched snacks: Hazelnut & Nougat and Salty Peanut.

London-based artisan spirits distillery 58 Gin has launched what it says is the first gin-based hard seltzer in the UK, made using London Dry Gin and available in Raspberry and Pink Grapefruit flavours. The drinks are all-natural and the brand makes use of foraged and surplus ingredients.

BOL foods has debuted its first ever TV ad, Life on Earth, on Sky AdSmart. Rather than showcasing the brand’s products, the 30-second spot contrasts two opposing worlds: frenetic, fast-paced, 21st century urban living versus the calm, quiet and serene pace of nature.

Ethical UK brand PURE has announced the creation of a low-alcohol alternative to its original Organic Vodka. At 20% vol, PURE Lite is described as offering ‘half the strength, half the guilt, twice the enjoyment’.

Low-sugar baby food brand Little Tummy has expanded its range with two new meal options: Nerve Strengthener – Spinach, Sweet Potato & Chickpea; and My First Breakfast – Millet, Apple, Yoghurt & Cinnamon.

UK fledgling brand Enso Matcha’s organic, natural and handcrafted matcha comes in two varieties: Ceremonial Matcha with a delicate, complex flavour, best enjoyed on its own; and Everyday Matcha, with a more robust flavour for lattes and smoothies.

GreenVie Foods has announced the debut of its award-winning Vegan Mozzarella at Tesco stores nationwide.