Indian brand Plantaway launches pepperoni and sausages

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Award-Winning Indian Brand Plantaway Launches Plant-Based Pepperoni & Sausages

Indian brand Plantaway has expanded its range of meat alternatives with two new products — pepperoni and sausages. Sold in a sliced format, the pepperoni is said to have a “crisp exterior and a juicy, tender bite”, making it ideal for topping pizzas or sandwiches. The sausages are described as having “a savory and juicy interior” and can be grilled, used to make hot dogs, and more. Both products are pea protein-based, free of preservatives, and rich in dietary fiber. The sausages and pepperoni can be purchased from Plantaway’s website, and are also available via food delivery platforms Swiggy and Zomato in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, and Hyderabad. The launches come after Plantaway was named Best Plant-Based Food Brand 2024 by India’s Plant …


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Ripple Foods Introduces New Protein Shakes for Kids

California-based Ripple Foods has launched Ripple Shake Ups Protein Shakes, targeting the nutritional needs of tweens. These shakes, available in Chocolotta and Viva Vanilla flavors, offer 13 grams of plant-based pea protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving. The product aims to address what the company is calling “tweenage hanger,” a term describing irritability due to hunger in tweens. Ripple Foods notes that the shakes provide a convenient and nutritious option for busy mornings, between classes, and before or after school activities. Shake Ups feature 3 grams of fiber, and 13 essential nutrients, including vitamins B12, D, E, calcium, and iron, and are free from the top 9 allergens.  Laura Flanagan, CEO of Ripple Foods, stated, “We understand the challenges parents face with hangry …


The Coconut Collab plant-based protein yogurt

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The Coconut Collab Launches Plant-Based Protein Yogurt & On-the-Go Yogurt With Granola

UK-based coconut yogurt brand The Coconut Collab has expanded its range with a new plant-based protein yogurt containing 10g of protein per serving. The coconut yogurt is fermented with live cultures for gut health, and contains added natural plant protein from soy and almond that provides all nine amino acids. It is also gluten-free, low in sugar, and made using ethically farmed coconuts. The brand claims to ensure all coconuts sourced for its products are used within the supply chain, meaning none are wasted. The Coconut Collab has also recently launched what is claimed to be the UK’s first plant-based on-the-go yogurt with granola. The product combines the brand’s coconut yogurt with granola clusters to provide a vegan and dairy-free breakfast solution. “The Coconut Collab …


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Credo Foods Launches “World’s First” Oat Milk Spray Cheeze

US plant-based food company Credo Foods has launched what is claimed to be the world’s first oat milk-based vegan spray cheeze. The product, which is free of GMOs, artificial preservatives, and seed oils, is available in two flavors — Cheddar and Smoky. It took over three years of R&D to develop, due to the difficulty of creating a cheese alternative that does not require refrigeration or preservatives. Co-founders Adam and Madeline Salamon said that by developing the spray cheeze, they had recreated one of their favorite nostalgic childhood snacks. They added that their aim when founding Credo Foods was to “approach plant-based eating in a way that was better for you but also approachable”. “We hope you love it as much as our family does,” …


Misola Foods announces the launch of "Delicious oat milk made by Mr. Tsukagoshi," an alternative to milk without added sweeteners, designed to be palatable for adults and children.

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Misola Foods Launches ‘Delicious Oat Milk Made by Mr. Tsukagoshi’, Said to Be Japan’s First Oat Milk

Misola Foods, Japan’s first oat milk specialised company, announces the launch of its first product, “Delicious oat milk made by Mr. Tsukagoshi,” an alternative to dairy milk designed to be palatable for adults and children. Claimed as Japan’s first oat milk, the new drink is said to deliver a rich, delicious flavor and mellow sweetness derived from oats by using enzymes to break their starch into sugar. Besides its natural sweetness advantage, the oat drink is said to contain as much calcium as regular milk (110 mg per 100 g) while being suitable for people with lactose intolerance or nut allergies. Released in 195 g bottles with pack options available, Misola Foods has bet on eco-friendly packaging using 100% recyclable paper cartons with no straw. …


Kallø Veggie Dips

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Kallø Enters New Category With Organic & Clean-Label Veggie Dips

UK-based healthy snack brand Kallø has entered the dips category for the first time with a new range of plant-based Veggie Dips. The clean-label dips consist of a tomato base combined with organic vegetables and pulses. Three varieties are available — Chutney Tomato & Lentil, Tomato & Olives, and Spicy Tomato. Unlike many dips, the products are sold in an ambient format and packaged in a fully recyclable glass jar with an aluminium lid. The resealable format means they can be easily transported and helps to reduce food waste. The dips are said to be an ideal pairing for snacks such as Kallø’s Veggie Thins, a range of chickpea-based flatbreads that launched last November. They can also be used as a cooking ingredient. “Plants can …


Climax Foods blue cheese

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Plant-Based Blue Cheese by Climax Foods Launches on Grocery Delivery Service Good Eggs

Plant-based cheese brand Climax Foods has announced that its multi-award-winning Climax Blue cheese has launched on grocery delivery service Good Eggs, which is active in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Described as a “bold and creamy plant-based alternative to traditional dairy blue cheese”, Climax Blue provides 15% protein and does not contain any major allergens. It is made from clean-label ingredients such as pumpkin seeds, coconut oil, and lima beans. The cultured and aged cheese alternative was initially launched for food service last year at price parity with conventional blue cheese. With its blue-green veining and a texture described as “creamy and fudgy”, the product is said to be indistinguishable from dairy cheese. On LinkedIn, founder Oliver Zahn said that more official …


Califia Farms kids milk

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Califia Farms Introduces Complete Kids Plant-Based Milk

Califia Farms has expanded its product lineup with the introduction of Complete Kids, a plant-based milk designed specifically for children. This new product features a protein blend derived from peas, chickpeas, and fava beans. Complete Kids provides 8 grams of protein, 50 mg of DHA omega-3, 55 mg of choline, and prebiotics, among other nutrients. The main ingredients include water, pea protein, chickpea protein, fava bean protein, chicory root fiber, and DHA algal oil. This launch follows Califia Farms’ recent release of nutritionally enhanced plant-based milk containing all nine essential amino acids. Additionally, the company introduced three new flavors of its popular plant-based creamers—Lavender, Brown Sugar, and Vanilla. Notably, the organic lavender almond creamer was recognized as the Best Dairy-Free Creamer by PEOPLE Magazine. Market …


Lidl's new Vemondo ribs

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Lidl Germany Introduces New Vemondo Products Including Vegan Ribs

Lidl is launching a range of new products under its own-brand vegan range Vemondo as part of a new promotion week. Lidl customers across Germany can now look forward to several new vegan products. “From high-quality meat substitutes and vegan ribs to vegan ice cream desserts: with Vemondo, we offer a wide selection of delicacies every day at the usual low Lidl price,” announced the discounter. The new range includes vegan moussaka, vegan camembert, vegan ribs, vegan nuggets, vegan tortillas, vegan chocolate crunchies, and vegan stracciatella ice cream. The Vemondo range is licensed with the V-Label and received the Vegan Food Award from PETA Germany in the “Best Vegan Range” category in 2023. Lidl’s vegan product range already includes over 450 items in total. Influencing …


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Redefine Meat’s Hyped New-Meat Flank Steak Arrives in European Retail, Rolling Out at Leading Supermarket Chains

Redefine Meat, the creator of premium plant-based “new-meat”, has announced the launch of its much-hyped Redefine Flank Steak in European retail. The company has formed partnerships with several market-leading retailers, and the Flank Steak will initially roll out at Coop Switzerland and online supermarket Ocado in the UK. Soon afterwards, the product will launch at Jumbo, Albert Heijn, and Crisp in the Netherlands, before eventually arriving at German and Italian retailers. The retail launch follows the success of the Flank Steak in European food service. After launching in more than nine countries, the product has been endorsed by high-end chefs and has reportedly seen a hugely positive reception from meat-lovers and vegans alike. In October, Redefine Meat told vegconomist that its new-meat had become a …


NotCo Shakes Up Sports Nutrition with New AI-Powered Less Sweet Protein Drinks

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NotCo Shakes Up Sports Nutrition with New Zero Sugar Protein Drinks in Funky Flavors

NotCo, Latin America’s fastest-growing plant-based food tech company, known for its NotMilk and NotBurger, continues its portfolio expansion by tapping into the growing market for protein foods and drinks aimed at athletes. Following the launch of NotSnack Protein Bars, a fortified cereal bar that contains caffeine and the sugar substitute palatinose launched less than a year ago, the company has presented “Not Shake Protein,” a range of protein-enriched sports drinks. The new product range offers exclusive flavors such as Banana Pancakes with Cinnamon and Strawberry with Dates, as well as regular options such as chocolate, coffee caramel, and vanilla with coconut. All flavors contain 16g of protein per unit, 3.5g of carbohydrates, vitamins D and B12, and no added sugars. They are also lactose, cholesterol, …


Plant-based brand Plantaway has introduced India’s first plant-based chicken whole cut: the Chick'n Fillet.

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Plantaway Launches India’s First Plant-Based Chicken Fillet

Plant-based brand Plantaway has launched a new chicken alternative that the company claims will set a new standard in the market: India’s first plant-based chicken fillet. Whether grilled, baked, or sautéed, Plantaways’s whole cut, branded the Chick’n Fillet, is said to replicate the taste and texture of chicken, “satisfying even the most discerning palates.” Crafted from pea protein, it offers 19g of protein per pack (two pieces), dietary fiber, and an option without soy, making it an excellent choice for those looking to boost their protein intake. Moreover, the new fillets are said to have zero trans fats, preservatives, artificial colorings, or flavorings, targeting health-conscious consumers. Chick’n Fillet is available on the company’s website and at Swiggy and Zomato in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, and Hyderabad. …


Awevo Foods, a Spanish plant-based eggs startup based in Madrid, has launched Awevo liquid eggs in two formats, 400 ml and 1000 ml.

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Spanish Startup Awevo Cracks the Plant-Based EGGsperience with Potato Proteins, Launches First Product

Awevo Foods, (huevo being the Spanish word for egg, so pronunciation here being a-huevo) a Spanish plant-based egg startup based in Madrid, has launched its first product for the food service & hospitality sector (canal HORECA) and retail: Awevo liquid eggs in 400 and 1000 ml formats. Awevo’s plant-based eggs are said to be indistinguishable from conventional eggs, providing the same taste, texture, and appearance as their animal counterparts. Made primarily from potato protein, they contain neither cholesterol nor saturated fats. Described as versatile, they can be used to make scrambled eggs, omelets, cakes, and other dishes that traditionally require eggs. “They will challenge all your senses,” says the company on its website. A pipeline of egg products The startup has also unveiled Awevo Clara, …


Singaporean precision fermentation company TurtleTree announces a new commercial partnership for its flagship whey protein lactoferrin, LF+, with Strive, a F&B company specializin in bringing novel protein products to market.

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TurtleTree & Strive to Launch Health-Focused Beverages Powered by Animal-Free Lactoferrin

Singaporean precision fermentation company TurtleTree announces a new commercial partnership with Strive Nutrition, an F&B company bringing novel proteins to market, for LF+, claimed to be the world’s first GRAS and vegan-certified animal-free lactoferrin. The companies will introduce two health-focused products in the USA by 2025: an immunity support beverage for adults and a ready-to-mix protein powder targeted for sports nutrition. According to the announcement, the collaboration aims to capitalize on the growing functional beverage market, where 83% of US consumers currently drink functional beverages as part of their self-care routine. The news follows TurtleTree’s first-ever commercial partnership to launch a functional espresso featuring LF+ with Cadence Performance Coffee. Fengru Lin, TurtleTree’s CEO, expressed her excitement about the partnership: “We are looking forward to supporting Strive …



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Rügenwalder Mühle Launches Vegan Salami Peperoni, Removes Methylcellulose from All Vegan Salami Lines

German market leader Rügenwalder Mühle announces the launch of a new vegan variety of its Mühlen Salami. At the same time, the existing varieties have been revised so that all vegan salami varieties are now methylcellulose-free. Both Vegan Salami Classic and Colourful Pepper are now free from methylcellulose. This means that all vegan salami varieties are now free from the additive. “Even though methylcellulose is not a questionable ingredient, many of our consumers wanted a salami without it,” says Steffen Zeller, CMO at Rügenwalder Mühle. “We have managed to fulfill this consumer wish and have also improved the taste of our Vegan Salami Classic to such an extent that it scored best in all the tests we carried out. This is an absolute win-win situation for …


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Blackbird Foods Expands Plant-Based Wings Range With Two “Mouth-Watering” Flavors

New York City-based startup Blackbird Foods has announced it is expanding its range of plant-based wings with two new varieties — Texas BBQ and Thai Chili. The seitan-based wings feature a meat-style interior and a hand-battered crispy exterior. The Texas BBQ flavor is described as “tangy and smoky”, while the Thai Chili wings are said to have a “sweet and spicy kick”. When coated in sauce, the products are said to resemble traditional wings in both taste and appearance. Blackbird first launched plant-based wings in 2022, available in Buffalo and Korean BBQ flavors. The brand wanted to provide an alternative to the meatless wings offered by other companies, which CEO Emanuel Storch described as “boring nuggets being branded as ‘wings’”. Rapid growth The new launch …


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Oatly & Little Spoon Unveil Non-Dairy Overnight Oat Smoothies for Kids

Little Spoon, a leading direct-to-consumer nutrition brand for kids in the USA, has partnered with Oatly to launch two limited edition overnight oat smoothies — Apple Cinnamon Swirl and Peach Berry Bliss. The smoothies, made with Oatly Oat milk, contain 6g of whole grains and are dairy, GMO, gluten, and allergen-free to “ensure a nutritious and satisfying non-dairy snack.” They will debut on June 25th and will be available on the company’s website. According to the announcement, the company aims to address an 80% demand from customers for more nutritious and convenient breakfast options. The new smoothies will launch under the company’s “Start on the Sunny Side” campaign, which includes the introduction of other non-vegan breakfast products. The campaign features an original breakfast song, a …


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So, We Have Reached Peak Vegan Sausage?

This is a story about Beyond Meat’s fourth iteration of its plant-based sausage, how we have reached “peak vegan sausage”, and how these “fake vegan meats” are apparently dangerous for our health. Beyond Meat today unveiled the fourth iteration of the Beyond Sausage, offering “enhanced flavor and meaty texture while raising the bar on nutrition and earning recognition from leading health organizations”. Like the recent reformulation of the Beyond Burger patty, the sausages are now made with avocado oil and contain 2g of saturated fat per link and 17g of protein per link. Additionally, the new formula features a 66% reduced saturated fat content compared to the previous version of Beyond Sausage, is certified as part of the American Diabetes Association’s Better Choices for Life …


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Miyoko’s Creamery Introduces New Oat Milk Butter in 2 Distinctive Flavors

Miyoko’s Creamery has announced the release of two new flavors of its Oat Milk Butter: Garlic Parm and Cinnamon Brown Sugar. The new Oat Milk Butter flavors are designed to appeal to both dairy and non-dairy consumers, maintaining the brand’s tradition of using simple ingredients and traditional creamery methods. These new products are Miyoko’s first since the late 2023 launch of its range of plant milk cheese spreads. The Garlic Parm and Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oat Milk Butters offer a nut-free alternative to traditional butter, made with organic cultured whole grain oat milk, organic sunflower and coconut oil, and natural flavors, herbs, and spices.  Miyoko’s Creamery, founded by Miyoko Schinner, is now headed by Stuart Kronauge, appointed CEO after Schinner stepped down in February 2023 …


Oatly launches larger pack size for barista oat milk

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Oatly Launches Extra-Large Cartons of Barista Oat Milk in the UK

Oatly has introduced a new larger pack size for its most popular product, barista oat milk, in the UK. Taking inspiration from the large cartons used for the brand’s regular oat milk in the US, a new 1.5L format will launch at major food service wholesalers from next month. The product provides an option for cafés and coffee shops that use large quantities of oat milk, and the cost per litre will seemingly be lower than for the smaller 1L pack size. The recipe is the same, containing oats, water, rapeseed oil, salt, vitamins, and minerals, along with an acidity regulator to prevent splitting in coffee. “We took inspiration from our normal-sized US packs and made an extra-large pack for all true baristas, pretend-baristas, and …