Natural Products News shines a spotlight on a handful of the latest launches, campaigns, award wins and more from natural and organic brands and businesses


In a bid to offer ‘affordable convenience’ in the healthy food domain, SRSLY Low Carb has expanded its offer and entered the world of low-carb ready meals. The initial five-strong vegan offering consists of Chick’n Teriyaki Noodles, Chick’n Chow Mein Noodles, Vegetable Thai Red Noodles, Chick’n Pad Thai and Chick’n Mexican Rice. Each microwavable recipe incorporates low-carb konjac noodles or rice, aromatic spices, vegetables and crunchy peanuts designed to leave diners feeling fully satisfied, while containing only 15g of carbs and around 300 calories per portion. “Our ongoing remit is consumers searching for a low carb/sugar lifestyle that marries great taste with unrivalled convenience,” says SRSLY founder, Andy Welch. “We felt the need for fast turnaround ready meals crying out for a low-carb hero that pairs fair price points with less predictable flavour formats.”

Dr. Vegan has expanded its plant-based product range to include two new supplements: HeartPro and pH Hero. HeartPro combines botanicals, probiotics and essential nutrients to provide complete heart health support, along with a unique plant sterol complex and monacolin k, which, unlike statins, have no unwanted effects. Each capsule contains 900mg of phytosterols to help block cholesterol absorption in the gut, effectively lowering cholesterol levels. pH Hero is an advanced natural formula for vaginal and gastrointestinal health with a proprietary blend of five probiotic strains, prebiotics, cranberry, nettle, sea buckthorn and other essential nutrients. The product is formulated with 20bn active bacteria that are specifically chosen for their ability to help maintain a natural and healthy pH balance in the vagina, in turn protecting vaginas from infections, UTIs, dryness, vaginosis and other issues.

Driscoll’s has expanded the launch of its branded paper pack offer into ASDA supermarkets across south-east England and in Booths’ stores, expanding its UK availability from its initial listing at Wholefoods. The launch sees the brand feature British-grown berries in the paper pack range for the first time as well as the introduction of larger formats, with its raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries now available in 250g and 300g paper packs. The packaging is made from FSC-certified paper. Driscoll’s general manager UK, Nick Allen, says: We are delighted to expand our availability for UK shoppers. Our new paper pack has already seen an overwhelmingly positive response …. Consumers are explicit in their desire to reduce single-use plastic wherever they can, particularly when it comes to fresh food. Only Driscoll’s offers paper packs at a significant scale within the berry aisle and, as retailers also have sustainability targets too, it seems like a win-win solution.”

Dr. Organic’s plastic-free organic Shampoo & Conditioner Bars (offering an average of over 35 washes) are housed in recycled and recyclable packaging and are suitable for vegans. Free from SLS and parabens, 100% soap free and ultra-mild, the bars are gentle enough to be used daily by all hair types and are available in: Soothing Aloe Vera & Shea – suitable for all hair types, this is formulated with organic aloe vera and shea butter to gently cleanse and restore the scalp and hair; Purifying Tea Tree & Lemon – formulated for oily hair types, this clarifying shampoo bar combines purifying organic tea tree, natural clay and lemon to help manage oily roots and problem scalps; Nourishing Coconut & Orange – a nourishing bar featuring coconut and sweet orange to nourish and restore curly and thick hair types, deeply moisturize, reduce frizz, and hydrate the scalp.

Rolling out from 17 July, gut health food brand Bio&Me’s new Single-Serve Gut-Loving Prebiotic Yoghurts are available in both Original and Vanilla flavours. The on-the-go yoghurts have no added sugars or additives and are brimming with billions of live and active cultures – 18 different culture strains, including BB-12 and LGG. The all-natural yoghurts are low in lactose, high in protein and a source of calcium, B12, B2 and phosphorus. The launch includes a listing in Asda of the new Original pots plus the Strawberry variant of its 350g size, expanding the supermarket’s existing offer of its 350g pots. Bio&Me co-founder Dr Megan Rossi says: “At Bio&Me, we’re on a mission to make looking after your gut health as easy and as accessible as possible … I’m excited to be launching these new convenient pots of gut-loving goodness to shoppers nationwide.”