At this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago, held from 22-24 May 2018, Barry Callebaut presented a new milk-free product line called Pathway for the B2B market. Due to the general increase in consumer demand for purely plant-based products, Callebaut is now offering Pathway, a range of chocolate alternatives which can be used to produce countless goods such as confectionery, baked goods, cereals and snack products.
Two entrepreneurs have developed a new type of vegan leather obtained from banana fibres and the cell walls of coconuts. The innovation, called “Malai”, was launched in response to inefficient practices in the leather and food industries, with the aim of preventing both food waste and animal suffering.
The plant-based preservative “NaturFORT RSGT” was developed by the global food technology company “Kemin” as an alternative to the chemical ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA for short). This is the company’s response to customers’ growing awareness of food ingredients.
Melitta’s new vegan coffee drink “ffeel” combines cold-brewed coffee with a wide variety of fruity flavours. The trendy drinks are already available in three different varieties.
Proteins are important for many functions within the human body, making them vital for everyone. Whilst animal protein was long regarded as the number one source, researchers are now increasingly turning to plant protein sources, such as fungal cultures with extremely high protein levels.
The American company “Beyond Meat” recently announced the forthcoming market launch of its new Breakfast Sausage Patty. The popular brand’s latest vegan meat creation will be available in stores from this autumn.
REBBL’s beverages are made exclusively from vegan ingredients and contain active plant-derived substances – so-called adaptogens – which help the organism to stay calm in times of increased physical and emotional stress. The beverages are a newcomer to the market and could be in particular demand from consumers with stress-related conditions such as exhaustion or overload. The special thing about adaptogens is that they only become active in times of acute stress.
USA: The vegan food manufacturer Outstanding Foods plans to launch its new plant-based bacon chips from June 2018, with the aim of making them suitable for the mass market.
The first plant-based weight control product has appeared on the US market. An extract from a special type of hop is said to reduce calorie intake by about 20 percent per meal. The product was previously developed and clinically tested in New Zealand for six years by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research Institute.
The Hong Kong-based company Right Treat has recently introduced its new vegan pork alternative, Omnipork. According to Right Treat, the plant-based alternative to pork consists mainly of pea protein, non-genetically modified soy, shiitake mushrooms and rice, and has similar preparation and consumption qualities to ordinary pork.
Vivera, the Dutch producer of vegan and vegetarian products, has developed a vegan steak. It will be offered in retail outlets from May 21st by the British supermarket chain Tesco.
The British online supermarket Ocado added more than 90 vegan products to its “dedicated vegan webshop” in January. Now it has further expanded its range with 9 new vegan products.