Breyers Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

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Unilever Adds Breyers Oat Milk and Talenti Dairy-Free Gelato to US Ice Cream Line

CPG giant Unilever, the world’s largest ice cream manufacturer, is expanding its US dairy-free ice cream offerings with a new range of innovations from Breyers and Talenti gelato.   Legacy ice cream brand Breyers is rolling out Breyers Non-Dairy Vanilla – its first all-vanilla plant-based ice cream flavor. Featuring an upgraded formula made with real oat milk, Breyers Non-Dairy Vanilla is one of the first dairy-free ice creams to be offered in a large 1.5 quart tub.  Since 2015, Breyers has sold a separate line of plant-based ice creams made with almond milk.  Better gelato Another Unilever brand, Talenti, reveals it is adding a new selection of dairy-free gelato to its lineup. Crafted from cashew butter and oat milk, the Dairy-Free gelatos are said to match …

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Vegan Hard Boiled Eggs

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Crafty Counter Launches Plant-Based Hard Boiled WunderEggs at US Whole Foods Nationwide

Plant-based innovator Crafty Counter announces its egg-free Hard Boiled WunderEggs are launching into US Whole Foods Markets nationwide. Available in ready-to-eat packs of six, the company claims its products are the first plant-based boiled eggs to be made in the US.  Featuring simple, “closer to Earth” ingredients, WunderEggs are said to look, feel and taste just like chicken eggs while offering a wholesome and nutritious egg alternative. Made with cashews, almonds and coconuts, the nut-based eggs are also free of seven of the top eight allergens. As vegconomist reported in 2021, WunderEggs have a realistic “white” and a “yolk” and include other ingredients like probiotics, coconut milk, agar-agar, nutritional yeast, turmeric extract, and black salt.  Plant-based pivot According to Crafty Counter, 2023 marks the company’s …

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Vegan football boots

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Sokito Launches First Ever Vegan Society Certified Football Boot

Eco-friendly sportswear brand Sokito has launched a vegan football boot made with recycled and sustainably sourced materials. Called the Devista Vegan, the boot features uppers made from a leather alternative containing 45% recycled nylon. The vegan suede lining is made from 85% plastic bottles, while the foam insole is 20% recycled rubber. The soleplate is made using castor beans, which are produced using 87% renewable carbon. Other shoe components such as the heel counter, thread, and laces are also made partially or entirely from recycled materials. The Devista Vegan is the first ever football boot to be certified by the Vegan Society, and only the second in the world to be certified vegan by any organisation. It is designed in the UK and ethically handmade …

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Luncheon-Style Meat/ Vegan SPAM

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unMEAT’s SPAM Style Canned Luncheon Meat Debuts in Select US Walmart Stores

Plant protein brand unMEAT announces its shelf-stable Luncheon Style Meat is launching in select US Walmart stores. Described as a “first of its kind” alternative, unMEAT says the Luncheon is the only plant-based canned meat option currently on the US market.  According to unMEAT, its Luncheon Style Meat tastes like original luncheon meat but with healthier ingredients. Priced at $3.58 per can, the product is a non-GMO offering with 30% fewer calories and 60% less sodium than leading meat competitors, while containing zero sodium nitrites. unMEAT adds that its canned meat alternatives are also rich in fiber, with no cholesterol or trans fats.  Owned by Asian food and beverage giant Century Pacific Food, unMEAT made its US retail debut in 2022.  Last year, unMEAT’s Luncheon debuted …

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dug's potato milk range

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Improved Recipe & Patent For DUG Potato Milk, the “Most Sustainable Alternative” On the Market

Sweden’s DUG announces a new and improved recipe for its award-winning, vegan-friendly potato milk range — Original, Barista, and Unsweetened — “to make them even more appealing to those looking for an alternative to dairy.” Additionally, Veg of Lund, DUG’s parent company, has announced that the European Patent Office notified its intent to approve the company’s vegan potato emulsion patent, which gives the potato milk its distinctive creamy characteristics.  A patent for the European market To date, Sweden, the UK, and Ireland are Veg of Lund’s priority markets. Last year, DUG launched its potato milk in the UK at Waitrose and in Switzerland at Migros. The company has also announced plans for a production facility in Germany and also states it has production and distribution plans …

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Vegan Whipt Cream

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Alamance Foods Debuts Dairy-Free ‘Whipt’ Cream in Coconut, Almond and Oat

Food technology firm Alamance Foods announces the launch of Whipt – a dairy-free new alternative to traditional whipped cream. Available in three varieties – Coconut, Almond and Oat, Whipt can be found in the US in Lidl, Woodman’s Market and select Walmart locations. Sold in classic steel canisters, Whipt is described as a “viable alternative” to dairy-based whipped cream that both adults and children can enjoy. Whipt’s gluten-free flavors include three protein bases:  Oat – A vanilla-flavored cream for topping an oat milk latte or any hot beverages Almond – Features a nutty, Marzipan-like flavor that contrasts hot chocolate and more Coconut – For decorating pies and cakes – can also substitute milk in any dessert  According to the company, Whipt’s products come in recyclable …

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General Mills Vegan Cream Cheese

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General Mills Launches Bold Cultr Cream Cheese Made with Remilk Animal-Free Dairy

Alt-dairy startup Remilk announces global food giant General Mills is launching Bold Cultr Cream Cheese made with Remilk’s animal-free protein. Now available in the state of Minnesota, with wider distribution planned, the product marks Remilk’s first commercial collaboration.  Described as a lactose-free, next-gen cream cheese alternative, Bold Cultr features Remilk’s dairy-identical proteins produced through precision fermentation. The cream cheese, currently available in a Plain variety, also prominently displays Remilk’s logo on its packaging.  According to Remilk, this is the first of three cream cheeses the company will be launching, with new flavors such as Onion & Chive and Strawberry also in the works, reports CTech.  “We provide raw material that allows companies to produce a product with the same taste and texture, and it will …

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Plant-based creamers

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Danone North America Launches Plant-Based Creamers Made From Almond & Coconut

Danone North America has introduced two new plant-based creamers under its alt dairy brands Silk and So Delicious. Silk is North America’s top-selling non-dairy creamer brand, and was the first to enter the category in 2018. Now, the company has expanded its range with Mocha Almond Creamer. Claimed to be the first non-seasonal plant-based mocha creamer, the product is described as “smooth, lusciously creamy, and bursting with chocolate-y flavor”. “Silk continues to bring variety to consumers who are seeking new flavors to enjoy in their coffee, and the delicious chocolate flavor of new Mocha Almond Creamer is an exciting new way for plant-based consumers to savor their coffee and their day,” said Kallie Goodwin, Vice President of Traditional Creamers at Danone North America. Reimagined creamers …

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Waitrose vegan meal deal

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High-End UK Supermarket Waitrose Launches First Vegan Meal Deal

British supermarket chain Waitrose has launched its first ever vegan meal deal for Veganuary. The £9 Plant-Based Night In offer includes two mains plus a side or dessert. The featured products are all part of Waitrose’s own-brand PlantLiving range, with the exception of two desserts by The Coconut Collaborative. There is a choice of nine mains: Sweet & Sour Tofu & No Egg Fried Rice Tikka Masala with Vegetables & Cashews Firey Korean Style Udon Noodles Singapore Noodles Smoky Vegan Chilli with Rice Dhal Makhani with Vegetables & Rice No Chicken & Mushroom Tagliatelle No Beef Bourguignon with Mash Moussaka. The sides are Rainbow Vegetable Fritters, No Beef Empanadas, Moroccan Style Falafels, Spiced Cauliflower Pakora, and No Chicken Samosa. For dessert, customers can choose between …

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The Simple Root cheese

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The Simple Root Launches Potato-Based Vegan Cheese Range in the UK

As reported by The Grocer, plant-based food brand The Simple Root is set to launch a new range of dairy-free, vegetable-based cheeses in the UK. Made from potatoes, sweet potatoes, and parsnips, the cheeses provide an alternative to the coconut oil-based options that currently dominate the market. They are produced using a special technique, resulting in a product that is lower in fat and salt than its competitors. The cheeses are also said to have excellent melting properties. A cheddar alternative will launch first, available in block, sliced, and grated varieties. This will be followed by plant-based mozzarella. “A no-compromise swap” The Simple Root launched its first range of plant-based sauces, dips, and cream cheeses in the UK in 2021. Last year, the company expanded …

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One Planet Pizza

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One Planet Pizza Now Permanently Available at Asda Following Successful Trial

After a successful trial as part of Asda’s incubator program last year, One Planet Pizza is now permanently available at 400 of the chain’s stores across the UK. During the trial, the pizzas were only available at a limited number of locations. Now, One Planet’s bestselling pizza, the Spicy Peppernomi, has launched nationwide in Asda’s frozen aisle where it will be stocked alongside major global brands such as Goodfellas and Chicago Town. One Planet is also working to become the world’s most sustainable pizza brand. After launching carbon labelling last year, the company aims to achieve B-Corp status by the end of 2024. “The future of pizza” Last year, One Planet completed a successful crowdfunding campaign, raising over 76% of its £200,000 target on the …

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Armored Fresh American Cheese

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Armored Fresh Unveils New Almond Milk Slices, Plans US National Launch Early 2023

Food tech company Armored Fresh announces it will soon launch its innovative Almond Milk Cubes and American Slices nationwide in the US. In addition, the brand recently debuted its Zero Dairy Cheese product, Almond Milk American Slices, at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  A subsidiary of Korean food and beverage leader Yangyoo, Armored Fresh specializes in alternative dairy and says its “world-changing technology” can sustainably replicate the animal proteins found in dairy with plants. To create its products, Armored Fresh scientists have collaborated with a team of Michelin-rated chefs to develop a precision formulation of plant-based lactic acid and almond milk. This technology, it states, allows the brand to replicate the aroma, texture, and flavor of dairy cheese with no dairy, cholesterol, …

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7-Eleven Waygu Steak Wrap

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Wamame’s ‘Waygu’ Beef Launches in 7-Eleven Canada Plant-Based Steak Wraps

Canada’s Wamame Foods announces it is launching its ultra-premium Waygu™ plant-based meat strips in 7-Eleven Canada locations nationwide. Now available for a limited time, Waygu is featured in several items on the chain’s “ready-to-serve” menu, including the Southwestern Plant-Based Steak Wrap and Mexican Plant-Based Steak Wrap. According to Wamame, its products were chosen as 7-Eleven Canada’s top choice to help drive the chain’s mandate to offer more “ready-to-serve” vegan and sustainable options. Wamame states it worked directly with 7-Eleven Canada for six months to develop the new offerings.  Every 7-Eleven across Canada “We are excited that Wamame products are now available in every 7-Eleven location across Canada,” says Mr. Jarrett Malnarich, CEO of Wamame Foods Inc. “Being able to develop, launch and support 7-Eleven Canada’s …

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LOTTERIA Launches New Ria Miracle Burger Across 1,300 Locations in South Korea 

South Korea’s biggest fast food burger chain, LOTTERIA, has announced the launch of a new version of its plant-based burger Ria Miracle Burger across its 1,300 locations in South Korea. The new offering is a renewal of its plant-based burger Ria Miracle Burger I, which the company introduced in 2020, featuring alternative meat burger patties made of wheat proteins. The burger chain says the refreshed Ria Miracle Burger II features 100% vegetarian patties made with soy to achieve a texture and mouthfeel similar to animal beef, adding that it comes served with tomatoes, lettuce, and a garlic soy onion sauce for “full flavour.” LOTTERIA is run by LOTTE GRS, a global service restaurant company that opened LOTTERIA’s first branch back in 1979, “South Korea’s first-ever …

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Burger King Develops New Breading to Visually Differentiate Plant-Based Products

Burger King Germany launches the Plant-based Long Chicken Cheddar Style in collaboration with Violife, and has developed a new breading to visually differentiate plant-based products from their animal counterparts. All plant-based chicken patties and plant-based nuggets from Burger King are now offered with newly developed breading with green parsley sprinkles in order to differ in appearance from the breading used for animal meat products. Vegconomist will contact BK to ascertain whether this will be rolled out internationally. Separate fryer Burger King says that employees and guests can now easily identify the plant-based products directly at first glance due to the new parsley coating co-developed by Burger King and The Vegetarian Butcher. The chain says the plant-based products are also cooked in a deep fryer used …

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