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GOOD PLANeT Foods Expands Cheese Portfolio with Plant-Based Snack Packs

Dairy-free cheese brand GOOD PLANeT Foods announces it is launching innovative new Snack Packs with plant-based cheese, fruit and nuts. Featuring two flavors, the Snack Packs will debut online and in grocery stores in October.  Made with clean ingredients such as coconut oil and plant starches, the product’s flavors include Smoked Gouda with Dried Cranberries and Almonds, and Cheddar with Dried Cranberries and Cashews. As with all GOOD PLANeT offerings, the Snack Packs are non-GMO and allergen-friendly, with no gluten, soy, or lactose. Each pack retails for a suggested price of $1.99 each. According to GOOD PLANeT, the packs are part of the brand’s drive to increase growth in the plant-based cheese segment. Snack innovations In addition to Snack Packs, GOOD PLANeT sells a wide …

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Cow-Free Innovator Nada Moo! to Launch Low Calorie Frozen Bites

Roughly nine months after raising $10 million in a Series B round, Texas-based NadaMoo! announces the upcoming launch of new innovation Frozen Bites, containing just 50-70 calories per serving, or 25-35 calories per bite. Founded in 2005 in Austin, Texas; Nada Moo! has cornered the market with its lower calorie, lower fat and lower sugar flavors of vegan ice cream, with a current range of over 12 dairy-free flavors. Additionally, the brand is proudly a certified minority business as well as a registered B-Corp enterprise. The Frozen Bites, which are non GMO and gluten-free certified, will launch later this year in five flavors: Salted Caramel; Mint; Peanut Butter; Mango; and Orange Creme, containing six bites in each bag.   “We’ve just made it even more …

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WNWN Launches Vegan Version of Daim Bar, the ‘All-Free’ Waim! Bar

WNWN Food Labs, a London-based maker of cocoa-free chocolate, will launch a limited release of its new chocolate Waim! bar, an ‘all-free’ version of the iconic European candy Daim bar.  WNWN’s Waim! bar is dairy-free, gluten-free, palm oil-free, caffeine free, and vegan. “Our new bar is our take on an iconic European candy bar, but without the catastrophic impact on people and the planet,” the company states.  Early this year, WNWN launched a bean-free vegan chocolate claiming it was the first of its kind to arrive on the market. CEO and co-founder Ahrum Pak, commented: “Our chocolate habit is contributing to deforestation, biodiversity loss, soil erosion, CO2 emissions, child slavery, and unfair trade practices.”  How is cacao-free chocolate possible? For centuries, powdered carob pods have been …

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Plant-Based Bakery Land&Monkeys Opens Sixth Paris Location

Land&Monkeys plant-based bakeries have been expanding rapidly in Paris since early 2020. There were already five of them in Paris, and now a sixth one is opening in the La Défense business district, in Nanterre. “This project is the story of a call for tenders… well, before that, it’s the story of the meeting between Land&Monkeys and EXALT, a subsidiary of the COMPASS group, a major player in collective catering in France and worldwide. EXALT has a soft spot for our gourmet and committed concept and we love the way they inspire thousands of people every day in their workplaces with an imaginative and surprising catering offer,” explains the 100% vegan bakery. The founders decided to present the Land&Monkeys concept in a call for tenders …

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Now Vegans Can Enjoy Iconic Aussie Golden Gaytime Ice Cream

Streets, the Australian ice cream brand owned by multinational Unilever, recently launched a vegan version of Golden Gaytime, an ice cream snack sold in the country since 1959.  Streets’ decision to make a non-dairy version of its iconic ice cream comes in response to a petition by consumers asking the company for a vegan-friendly alternative. Annie Lucchitti,  Streets’ spokesperson commented on the launch, “Australians have been buying more plant-based products than ever, and we are thrilled we could bring another Aussie classic into this domain too. Golden Gaytime has been around for over 60 years, and re-creating this iconic product had to maintain the delicious expectations that come with our classic treat.” Vegan Golden Gaytime ready for summer The original Golden Gaytime is a vanilla …

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Terry's Chocolate Orange Plant Based Bar

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Terry’s Chocolate Orange Launches Vegan Society-Certified Plant-Based Bar

UK brand Terry’s Chocolate Orange has launched a plant-based version of its popular milk chocolate bar. The bar has been certified by The Vegan Society, confirming that the ingredients and production process are free of animal exploitation. It also comes in fully recyclable packaging. After conducting extensive R&D to get the closest possible taste to the original bar, Terry’s settled on rice syrup as a replacement for dairy. Real orange oil gives the chocolate the brand’s classic flavour. “We want Terry’s to be accessible to as many people as possible, so launching a plant-based Terry’s bar was a must for us,” said Victoria MacDonald, Brand Manager at Terry’s Chocolate Orange. “We absolutely did not want to compromise on taste, and after months of development, we …

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NBA Star Chris Paul Launches Gopuff Good Eat’n Vegan Snacks, Invests in Umaro Bacon

Basketball superstar Chris Paul has partnered with grocery delivery platform Gopuff to introduce Good Eat’n – a new line of boldly flavored plant-based chips, popcorn, puffs and rinds. Paul has also invested in vegan bacon startup Umaro Foods for an undisclosed amount. Co-created by Paul and Gopuff, the line aims to transform the snack aisle by providing a unique selection of “surprisingly” vegan snacks made to appeal to everyone. Available via the Gopuff app, Good Eat’n features the following products and flavors: Hot Hot Puffs Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Puffs Nacho Cheeze Tortilla Chips Big Dill Ranch Tortilla Chips Cookies N Creme Popcorn Carolina Style BBQ Popcorn Classic BBQ Porkless Rinds.  Fan favorites To curate the line, Gopuff and Paul reportedly conducted numerous surveys, focus …

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German Influencer Launches Snack Brand ‘el origen’ Creating Jobs in Ecuadorian Communities

German influencer Gordon Prox launched a snack brand called el origen, which translates to “the origin”, with the brand claiming to place the highest value on natural ingredients and mindfulness towards people and the environment. The startup develops vegan snacks inspired by Latin American cuisine. The brand’s portfolio includes award-winning Organic Quinoa Bites, Organic Amaranth Crispies, as well as chips made from plantains and cassava. The story of el origin In September 2017, Prox founded the YouTube channel “Vegan is Unhealthy” with Aljosha Muttardi. They thematize vegan nutrition, deal with the latest products, while adding a large portion of humor to their content. This mixture made them famous within a very short time. “Vegan is Unhealthy” became one of the most successful Youtube channels in …

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Boundless Activated Snacking Announces £650K Investment & New Director

Boundless Activated Snacking, a healthy snacks brand based in the UK, today announces the hiring of Ben Jones as the company’s new director and investor. The brand also announced its recently closed £650K investment round led by various investors.  Ben Jones is an experienced UK entrepreneur who has founded, invested in, and managed other fast-growing companies like graze.com, tails.com, and skinandme.com. Cathy Moseley, founder of Boundless commented: “It’s just the beginning for Boundless, but to have a founder of such a well-known household snacking brand join the Boundless family shows exactly what we’re here to do and shows how much we’re on to something.” “I believe a healthy gut equals a healthy mind and body, and I’m excited to help Boundless in their next stage …

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Seth Goldman’s & Spike Mendelsohn Eat the Change Introduces Carrot Snacks “For Grown-Ups”

Eat the Change, founded by Seth Goldman, Co-Founder of Honest Tea and Chair of the Board at Beyond Meat, and Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn introduces Organic Carrot Chews, a line extension of Cosmic Carrot Chews this time aimed at teens and adults. The vegetable snack debuts in Ginger Turmeric, Maple Cardamom and Meyer Lemon, made with organic carrots and organic fruit juice, offering a source of vitamin A. The company says that carrots are highly water-efficient, requiring only 23 gallons to produce one pound versus 257 for soybeans.   “We’ve heard from a number of parents who have introduced Cosmic Carrot Chews™ to their kids, and the feedback is in – They want a snack of their own!” said Chef Spike Mendelsohn. “Organic Carrot Chews™ are …

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Crave Launches Vegan Monster Feet & Smokey Bacon Snacks at Asda

UK brand Crave has announced that its maize-based snacks — Pickled Onion Monster Feet and Smokey Bacon Flavoured Streakers — are launching at major supermarket chain Asda. The listing is the result of a bus stop ad that Crave placed outside Asda’s headquarters, reading ”We spent loads on this ad to get Asda’s attention”. The stunt worked, leading to talks with the supermarket chain. First launched in December 2021, Crave initially debuted at online supermarket TheVeganKind. Earlier this year, the brand raised an undisclosed sum of funding from an angel investor, making further expansion possible. Market-disrupting snacks Crave aims to provide vegan and allergy-friendly alternatives to the “bland and boring” options currently available, disrupting the $20 billion salty snacks market. The market for vegan snacks …

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Sacred Serve Expands Its Upcycled Vegan Gelato to US Whole Foods Nationwide

Chicago brand Sacred Serve is expanding its line of vegan superfood gelato to Whole Foods stores across the US, reports Food Navigator-USA.  Founded by Kailey Donewald, Sacred Serve packages its clean-label gelato in the world’s first plastic-free, 100% biodegradable ice cream cartons. To craft the ice cream, Sacred Serve uses a base of upcycled Thai green coconuts, which it says provides a lighter coconut flavor and thick texture that eliminates the need for gums or stabilizers. The coconut is then blended with superfoods, adaptogens and medicinal mushroom ingredients. Accelerating capacity The brand first launched at 30 regional Whole Foods stores in 2019, where it worked to build a strong rapport with the chain throughout the pandemic. Leading up to the nationwide launch, the company says …

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Vegan KitKat Success in UK Leads to European Launch

Nestlé has announced the launch of its KitKat V, a vegan version of the iconic chocolate bar, in 15 European countries. The decision to expand follows a test in the UK that confirmed that the product was a hit. Louise Barrett, Head of the Nestlé Confectionery Product Technology Center in New York, commented on the launch: “Last year, we decided to produce KitKat V in our R&D production facilities to bring the product to the shelves much faster and test with our consumers. The response from consumers was overwhelming, and we are now excited to launch it at a much wider scale.” Nestlé’s confectionery site in Hamburg will be responsible for making KitKat V for Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, …

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Fresh Bellies Gluten-Free Vegan Snacks

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How Fresh Bellies is Using Drought-Resistant Sorghum to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Snacking Empire

As severe drought continues to impact the US supply of wheat and cotton, one snack brand is championing the use of an ancient, sustainable grain that requires little to no water to thrive. Healthy and Earth-friendly Fresh Bellies, founded by entrepreneur Saskia Sorrosa, makes healthy puffed snacks using sorghum – a drought-tolerant grain that is also low in fat, gluten-free and rich in protein and fiber. Fresh Bellies, whose range includes snacks for preschoolers and toddlers as well as adults, says its products are some of the first vegan, non-GMO offerings to feature the eco-friendly “super grain.” The brand uses sorghum in its new Groovie Veggie Bites, a puffed snack available in a variety of flavors including Broc ‘n Roll, Shroomtastic and Turn Up the Beet. …

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Sprüngli Launches Vegan Praline Chocolates with Cocoa Fruit Juice

Swiss chocolatier Sprüngli presents new vegan pralines in the form of bâtons made from three Grand Cru fine chocolate combined with fresh cocoa fruit juice. Two years ago, the company created the first Swiss Grand Cru chocolate made from 100% cocoa fruit, consisting of two ingredients: fine cocoa beans from Bolivia, and fresh cocoa fruit juice. With the new launch which debuts this September, Sprüngli once again uses fresh cocoa fruit juice in combination with fine cocoas from Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia. Bâtons Grand Cru Maracaibo Bâtons with a ganache made from Grand Cru Maracaibo 65%. The cocoa originates from Venezuela and offers an intense cocoa flavour with coffee and plum aromas. Bâtons Grand Cru Arriba Bâtons with a ganache made from Grand Cru Arriba …

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