Kiki Milk Organic Vegan Kid's Milk

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Organic Plant Milk Brand Kiki Milk Launches 32oz Shelf-Stable Cartons

Kiki Milk, which produces the “world’s first” organic plant milk designed for kids, announces it is launching a 32oz, shelf-stable size on September 26th.  By popular demand Driven by consumer request, the new 32oz product will be available in Original and Chocolate flavors, and provides a clean-label, non-dairy alternative for both kids and adults. The resealable spout also allows for multi-purpose uses such as coffee, baking, cooking, pouring into cereal, oatmeal and more. First launched in December 2021, Kiki Milk originally debuted in 8oz Tetra Paks. The product was developed by leading pediatrician Dr. Joel “Gator” Warsh and nutritionist Vicki Kobliner, RD, and is made exclusively from organic ingredients such as oats, hemp seeds, sprouted pumpkin seeds and coconuts.  A new kind of milk In …

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Oddlygood Creamy Whole Oat Drink

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Oddlygood Expands US Dairy-Free Portfolio with All-In Barista Oat Drink

Oddlygood Global, a spinoff of leading Finnish food company Valio, announces the US launch of the All-In Barista Oat Drink. Available in shelf-stable cartons, the product will be featured this month at the Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia and Coffee Fest Pacific Northwest in Seattle.  Made to provide creamy frothiness with no “flaking”, the All-In Barista Oat Drink was created with input from baristas and offers a full-bodied milk ideal for cappucinos and lattes. Uses whole oat The Barista Oat Drink uses non-GMO oats and utilizes the entire oat, which eliminates food waste, while being free from gluten and artificial flavors and sweeteners. Available in 1 liter, shelf-stable cartons, each serving contains 3 g of protein, 290 mg of calcium, 7 of fat and zero …

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vegan basil and sundried tomato pesto

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Fillipo Berio’s Tofu-Based Vegan Pestos Arrive in the USA

Filippo Berio, a 155-year-old Italian producer of olive oil and pesto, introduces two vegan pestos to the US market, following a successful UK launch which took place this July. The pestos, which are both plant-based and gluten-free, debut in Basil and Sundried Tomato flavors and feature tofu as a cheese replacement. Additionally, the products are certified by The Vegan Society, allowing for greater consumer confidence. The brand’s product portfolio is available in over 75 countries. In the United States, Filippo Berio is marketed by Filippo Berio USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Salov Group, based in Lucca, Italy.   Vegan pestos in USA Filippo Berio states that the expansion into the vegan market takes place in response to consumer demand. “Filippo Berio recognized this …

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Vegan Ice cream from Australia

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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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Fermented shrimp dumpling

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Aqua Cultured Develops Minced Seafood Dumplings for Asian Go-To Market Partners

Alt seafood startup Aqua Cultured Foods announces it has created a minced dumpling filling for its future go-to-market Asian food partners. One of the company’s new options is a bulk shrimp alternative that can be seasoned, packaged and co-branded by retailers or distributors. Aqua, which produces mycoprotein-based seafood using fermentation, is primarily known for developing whole-muscle cut, sushi-quality filets. However, minced seafood dumplings present another lucrative and highly accessible market opportunity. As dietary staples in countries like China, South Korea, and Japan, frozen dumplings – known variously as mandu, gyoza or jiaozi – make up a $5.8Bn global market, and its value is expected to grow to $10Bn by the end of 2027.  Unlike whole cuts of high-grade fish, dumplings can utilize off-cuts, trim and …

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Woman drinking oat milk

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DSM Launches ‘Delvo Plant Go’ to Help Oat-Based Dairy Manufacturers Reach Sustainability Goals

DSM announces the launch of Delvo®Plant Go, an enzymatic solution developed to help manufacturers achieve a simpler, sustainable, and efficient oat drink production process. DSM claims that its new solution simplifies the production of oat-based products and reduces hydrolysis time by up to 30%, thus saving energy.  Ben Rutten, global business manager for milk & plant-based dairy alternatives at DSM, said: “The oat-based dairy alternatives category is in a sustained period of high growth. Now is the right time for producers to simplify their production processes to keep pace with this fast-moving market.” Manufacturers of oat-based dairy alternatives face many challenges. There is a need to increase capacity to keep up with high demand. Producers also need to simplify processes and improve efficiencies to remain profitable in …

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THIS plant-based ready meals

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THIS Enters Fourth New Category With Plant-Based Ready Meals

UK alt-meat brand THIS has launched three new plant-based ready meals at the country’s largest supermarket chain, Tesco. The range consists of This Isn’t Pork Meatballs & Spaghetti, This Isn’t Chicken Thai Green Curry, and This Isn’t Pork Sausages & Mash. The meals are high in protein, low in fat, and can be heated up in just four minutes. THIS says the products are aimed at a younger demographic, with research showing that those under 35 eat pre-prepared meals several times a week. Meat-reducers are the main target audience, rather than vegetarians or vegans. Entering new categories The ready meals mark THIS’ fourth new category entry in the space of just a year. The company launched a frozen range in June, and collaborated with WH …

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Like Bacon

LikeMeat launches Like Bacon in Germany

LikeMeat presents its new product Like Bacon, a gluten-free and soy-based bacon variant, marking the German food brand’s first breakfast product. “The bacon segment is growing by +274% vs. previous year and according to recent studies, breakfast has gained in importance among Germans. Every 2nd German rates it as the most important meal of the day,” says Eva Kampendonk, Category Manager of LIVEKINDLY Germany. “Therefore, we use the potential to successfully exploit the segment together with the retailer.” Dr. Achim Knoch, Head of R&D at LIVEKINDLY Europe, adds: “We want to give conscious consumers the opportunity to have a meat-free alternative for breakfast, for example. That’s why we have orientated ourselves on the original bacon in terms of taste and texture. The new product Like …

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Plant-based sausage

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Redefine Meat to Present New Plant-Based Bratwurst at Oktoberfest 2022

Israel’s Redefine Meat, known for its 3D-printed plant-based whole cuts, is presenting its new Redefine New-Meat™ Bratwurst at Oktoberfest 2022.  The news comes shortly after the company announced its expansion into the European pork market for the first time, following its success with its New-Meat™ beef and lamb portfolio. Significant shift Oktoberfest’s 187th edition is taking place in Munich from September 17th to October 3rd, and as we reported last week, will be offering a number of plant-based dishes in a significant shift for the traditionally meat-heavy event. The new plant-based sausage, made with Redefine’s New-Meat™ pork, is debuting at a traditional Munich Beer House called Tegernseer Tal. Julian Kinner, restaurant manager at Tegernseer Tal, says: “We’ve been selling Redefine burger products for several months …

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Jack & Annies Vegan Buffalo Chicken

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Jack & Annie’s Expands Jackfruit Chicken Portfolio with New Crispy Patties and Gluten-Free Tenders

Jack & Annie’s, which specializes in producing jackfruit meats, announces it is expanding its plant-based chicken portfolio with three new frozen products: Crispy Jack Patties, Buffalo Jack Patties, and Crispy Gluten-Free Jack Tenders. The new items are now available at US grocers nationwide, including Sprouts, Publix, Wegmans, Giant and Stop & Shop. Made with real jackfruit, a nutrient-dense plant known for its meaty texture, the new lineup features the same juicy flavor that has made Jack & Annie’s a fan favorite, the brand says. Products include: Crispy Jack Patties – Crispy and lightly seasoned patties that can be enjoyed on a bun or on their own Buffalo Jack Patties – Zesty flavor with hints of vinegar and butter  Crispy Gluten-Free Jack Tenders – Delicious gluten-free …

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plant-based taco sauce

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Macphie Launches Plant-Based Taco Sauce for Foodservice

Scotland-based global ingredients manufacturer Macphie has added to its vegan range with a plant-based taco sauce. The sauce is said to be “smooth, smoky and mildly spicy”, and has a range of potential applications including dips, nachos, hot dogs, and pasta sauces. It is free of hydrogenated oils and artificial colours. Foodservice clients can now preorder the sauce, which has been certified as vegan by The Vegetarian Society. The launch is timely, as the market for vegan sauces and dressings is growing rapidly — it is expected to be worth $327 million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 7%. About Macphie Founded in 1928, Macphie started out as a craft baker and developed into an ingredients producer. The company says its aim is to …

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Gotham Greens plant-based dips

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Urban Farming Pioneer Gotham Greens Launches Four Plant-Based Dips

US urban agricultural company Gotham Greens has launched a new line of plant-based dips, made with fresh greens and a creamy base of cauliflower and chickpeas. The dips are: Green Goddess — Made with basil, avocado, lemon juice, and parsley. This product is said to be the first branded Green Goddess dip on the market. Spinach Artichoke — Spinach and artichokes combined with tahini, lemon juice, and parsley for a tangy flavour. Tzatziki — A plant-based version of the traditionally yogurt-based dip, made with dill, cucumber, mint, and garlic. Green Harissa — A spicy dip with cilantro, jalapeño, serrano peppers, red pepper flakes, coriander, cumin, and extra virgin olive oil. With the markets for refrigerated dips and plant-based foods both rapidly expanding, Gotham Greens hopes …

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THIS plant-based beef

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THIS Launches Plant-Based Beef With New Fat Substitute

UK alt meat brand THIS has launched its first plant-based beef alternatives — This Isn’t Beef Burgers and This Isn’t Mince. The brand told The Grocer that the burgers are made with “carefully selected pea protein and bespoke natural flavouring for a beefy and chargrilled taste”. They also feature an improved animal fat substitute made from olive oil. Called Fat 2.0, it is said to enhance the meatiness, taste, and succulent texture of the burgers. With the mince, THIS says it hopes to close the sales gap between plant-based and conventional varieties. Both products are a good source of fibre and are said to be lower in fat than their animal-based counterparts. Recent launches THIS has seen significant growth over the past year, launching a …

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Cathedral City

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Cathedral City Launches Its First Vegan Cheese

The UK’s top-selling cheddar cheese brand, Cathedral City, has launched its first ever plant-based product. The vegan cheese is an alternative to mature cheddar, and like the brand’s dairy cheese, it is available in three formats — block, grated, and slices. Cathedral City says it has been working to develop the product for several years. The plant-based cheddar is made from a blend of coconut oil and potato starch. The company said it had sought feedback from consumers who eat a dairy-free diet, and found that 84% said they would purchase it. The vegan cheese market A report earlier this year found that the global vegan cheese market is now worth over $9,160 million, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.22% to …

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Vegan Smoked Salmon Canada

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Save Da Sea Foods Launches Plant-Based Salmon and Tuna into Canada Sobeys and Safeway Markets

Alt-seafood brand Save Da Sea Foods announces its plant-based smoked salmon and tuna is now available at 180 Sobeys and Safeway stores in Canada. According to its founder, the launch marks the first national distribution for the British Columbia-based brand.   Made with simple and minimally processed ingredients, Save Da Sea’s line features three products: Smoked Salmon –  Made from just 9 ingredients and a source of omega-3 fatty acids Smoked Salmon w/ Dill and Capers – A convenient version of the original made for bagels and cream cheese Tuna Salad – Traditional tuna salad made with jackfruit, vegan mayo, lemon and pepper All of the brand’s products are non-GMO and free from gluten and soy.  “We want to create a world where 100% of our seafood …

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