Magnum Vegan Blueberry Cookie Ice cream

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Magnum Launches Vegan Blueberry Cookie Ice Cream With Sorbet Centre

Unilever-owned ice cream brand Magnum has expanded its plant-based range with new Chill Blueberry Cookie ice cream sticks. The product launches in the UK and according to Unilever it will also be available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Said to be inspired by the feeling of relaxation, the product consists of vanilla biscuit flavour ice cream with cookie pieces and a blueberry sorbet core. The ice cream is encased in vegan milk chocolate and is available both as individual sticks and as a pack of three. The product is part of a new “mood-inspired” range that also includes a Euphoria Pink Lemonade flavour; however, this variety is not suitable for vegans. “After two years in the making, we are thrilled to introduce our revolutionary mood-inspired …


Magnum and Iris van Herpen collaboration

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Magnum and Iris van Herpen Create First Ever Vegan Haute Couture Dress

Magnum and Iris van Herpen have joined forces to create what is claimed to be the first ever vegan haute couture dress. Inspired by Magnum Vegan ice cream, the dress is made with upcycled cocoa bean husks. Through processing, these husks can be transformed into an entirely organic biopolymer material. Van Herpen has used this material to develop an intricate three-dimensional design enhanced with upcycled organza and copper-coated embellishments. Magnum said the collaboration was part of the company’s ambition to lessen its impact on the world. The dress was modelled by French supermodel Cindy Bruna at Paris Fashion Week. Upcycled fashion A growing number of fashion brands are looking to improve their sustainability through the use of upcycled materials. These include Germany’s Revoltech, which has …


abillion Magnum Sea Salt Caramel

Magnum Sea Salt Caramel, Image courtesy of abillion

Studies & Numbers

abillion Reveals World’s 10 Best Vegan Ice Creams for 2021

Following its similar report from this May regarding the world’s best frozen vegan food, abillion, the digital platform promoting sustainability and plant-based food, has released the results of its World’s 10 Best Vegan Ice Creams 2021. abillion forecasts the vegan ice cream market is to grow USD $520 million in 2019 to USD $1.2 billion in 2025. “The surge in the popularity of plant-based ice cream products can be attributed to burgeoning consumer interest for dairy-free desserts” abillion evaluated 9,000 reviews of ice cream products posted in the past 12 months by members in 64 countries, according to consumer ratings, the number of reviews, and consumer sentiment scores. World’s 10 Best Vegan Ice Creams 2021: 1. Dairy Free Almond (Magnum, USA) 2. Not Icecream Chocolate …


Magnum vegan Ice

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Products & Launches

Magnum from Unilever Launches First Vegan Ice Cream Flavours

Unilever’s popular ice cream brand Magnum will add two vegan ice cream bars to its product range in September. For the time being, however, the new products will only be available in Finland and Sweden. The two new varieties Magnum Vegan Classic and Magnum Vegan Mandel will be available individually or in packs of four. The plant-based ice cream has already been tested and approved by the European Vegetarian Union. The manufacturer uses peanut protein as a milk alternative for the vegan ice cream. In addition, sustainably grown Rainforest Alliance cocoa beans are used for the dark chocolate that coats the ice cream. Magnum thus joins a whole series of ice cream producers who have already recognized the vegan trend and aligned their product range …