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Squeaky Bean Enters Yet Another New Category with Protein Pot Launch

British alt meat brand Squeaky Bean has expanded into the ready meal category with the launch of two new protein pots. The meals are: Teriyaki Duck Protein Pot — Plant-based duck pieces with teriyaki sauce and piquillo peppers.  Beef Ragu Protein Pot — Beef-style pieces made from wheat and pea protein, covered in ragu sauce and topped with Applewood smoked vegan cheese. Both pots can either be eaten alone or combined with carbohydrates for a more filling meal. They can be prepared in the microwave in just one minute. Additionally, Squeaky Bean is expanding its range of chicken-style pieces with two new products: Chargrilled Jerk Style Mini Fillets — Smoky fillets with a seasoning containing cayenne, pimento, chilli, garlic, ginger, and nutmeg. Sweet Chilli Chicken …

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British plant-based meat brand Squeaky Bean launches its first-ever fish alternatives

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Squeaky Bean Enters Plant-Based Seafood Category with Tuna Flakes and Smoked Salmon Slices

British plant-based meat brand Squeaky Bean announces the launch of its first-ever fish alternatives: Squeaky Bean Tuna Style Flakes and Squeaky Bean Beechwood Smoked Salmon Style Slices; marking what the brand claims to be the first vegan smoked salmon-style slices to be available in major retailers. The new smoked salmon slices will launch first at Waitrose on the 20th of September. And from the 27th of September, both products will be available at Sainsbury’s stores across the UK. Squeaky Bean, which keeps expanding its portfolio with vegan versions of the traditional snack sausage rolls or crumbed ham slices, says that its NPDs respond to the growing demand for plant-based fish.   Becky Youseman, marketing controller at The Compleat Food Group, said: “Eating fish is a popular diet …

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Squeaky Bean Launches Vegan Crumbed Ham Style Slices

British plant-based meat brand Squeaky Bean launches vegan Crumbed Ham Style Slices created from wheat and pea-based proteins. The slices are low in saturated fat and high in protein. Featuring a golden breadcrumb coating, they are said to be ideal in sandwiches, salads, or on their own as a snack. The new product comes a month after Squeaky Bean launched its snack-size vegan sausage rolls with bacon-style pieces. The brand also introduced its first frozen range — featuring chicken-style nuggets, dippers, and poppers — in March. For Veganuary, Squeaky launched chilled plant-based chicken pieces in two varieties — Seasoned and Tandoori. Significant growth After introducing a wide range of new products since its launch in 2019, Squeaky Bean reported in November that it had reached …

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Chicago Town Launches Deep Dish BBQ Chick’n Pizza in Partnership With Squeaky Bean

UK frozen pizza brand Chicago Town has partnered with alt meat producer Squeaky Bean to launch deep dish vegan BBQ chick’n pizzas. The pizzas feature a crusty base topped with Squeaky Bean plant-based chicken pieces, sweetcorn, red pepper, and BBQ sauce, along with two types of vegan cheese — mozzarella and gouda. Sold in a pack of two mini pizzas, the product is now available at Tesco and Farmfoods. The BBQ chick’n pizzas are the fourth vegan option in the Chicago Town range. The first to launch was the Sticky BBQ Jackfruit pizza in 2020, followed by the Smokey Bac’n & Mushroom and Deep Dish Vegan Cheezeburger pizzas in 2021. All proved hugely popular; the jackfruit option was the UK’s bestselling vegan pizza of 2020, …

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Squeaky Bean launches vegan snack sausage roll

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Squeaky Bean Launches Vegan Snack Sausage Rolls With Bacon-Style Pieces

British brand Squeaky Bean, best known for its chilled meat alternatives, announces the launch of a new vegan product — Snack Sausage Rolls. A plant-based alternative to the popular British snack, Squeaky Bean’s sausage rolls will be available at Sainsbury’s stores nationwide from the 3rd of May. The launch will coincide with No Meat May (a challenge to eliminate meat from the diet for 31 days), the beginning of Coronation street parties, and summer picnics. “Roll out the green carpet for a quintessentially British snack that’s fit for a king; NEW Squeaky Bean (vegan) Snack Sausage Rolls,” says the company. A range of meat-free alternatives Squeaky Bean’s new snack-sized sausage rolls (8x20g) are made with puff pastry and the company’s signature wheat and pea protein plant-based meat. The filling …

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Squeaky Bean’s First Frozen Range Features Chick*n Nuggets, Dippers, & Poppers

British alt meat brand Squeaky Bean is set to introduce its first frozen range, which features three chicken-style products — nuggets, dippers, and poppers. The chicken alternatives are made with wheat, soy, and pea protein and coated in crispy breadcrumbs. They are suitable for a range of applications, such as snacking, dipping, and wraps. While the nuggets and dippers will be sold in plain varieties, the poppers are hot and spicy, seasoned with a spice blend that includes pepper, garlic, cayenne, and paprika. All three products are high in protein and low in saturated fat, and can be prepared in the oven in just ten minutes. New product launches Squeaky Bean has launched numerous new products over the past year, including chilled seasoned chicken-style pieces, …

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Squeaky Bean Launches Chorizo-Style Sausage Made From Fava Beans

British brand Squeaky Bean, best known for its plant-based deli meat slices, has launched a new chorizo-style sausage. Made from fava bean and pea protein, the sausage is cured in the same way as conventional Spanish chorizo for an authentic flavour and texture. Seasoned with chilli, smoked paprika, and garlic, it can be eaten hot or cold and takes just three minutes to cook. Global vegan chorizo launches Worldwide, various other companies have launched alternatives to chorizo. In March, US brand RollinGreens debuted shelf-stable vegan chorizo, and Spain’s Heura launched the world’s first plant-based chorizo burger. Two months earlier, Texas-based burrito chain Freebirds began offering vegan chorizo made by Abbott’s Butcher, while Upton’s Naturals launched its chorizo alternative in South Africa. Chipotle also now offers …

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Squeaky Bean Reaches Value of £10M, Becoming Category’s Seventh Largest Brand

British chilled meat alternatives brand Squeaky Bean is celebrating after growing by 24.5% to reach a value of £10 million. Just three years after its launch, Squeaky Bean is now the seventh largest brand in the chilled plant-based category, recently achieving 3% market share. One of the brand’s most popular products, NY Deli Pastrami Style Slices, has already hit over a million sales this year. In fact, Squeaky claims it is growing by a huge 33% within the sandwich slices category, with its products now available at most leading supermarket chains including Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, and Ocado. Continued innovation Squeaky Bean believes that rapid innovation is responsible for its growth, at a time when some plant-based meat brands are stagnating due to rising …

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Squeaky Bean Launches Chargrilled Steak Style Strips & Horseradish Beef Style Slices

UK alt-meat brand Squeaky Bean has launched two new products — Chargrilled Steak Style Strips and Horseradish Beef Style Slices. The Steak Style Strips are made with wheat and pea protein, and are marinated with a beef flavour seasoning before being chargrilled. Their launch follows the success of Squeaky Bean’s Chargrilled Mini Fillets, introduced last year. The Horseradish Beef Style Slices are also made with wheat and pea protein, and are said to have the texture of lean beef paired with a horseradish ciabatta crumb. Both products are high in protein, low in saturated fat, and ready to eat. Plant-based innovation In March, Squeaky Bean’s parent company was named Plant-Based Manufacturing Company of the Year for the second year running. The Compleat Group was praised …

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Squeaky Bean’s New Product Rollout Includes Vegan Pepperoni, Chorizo, Beef & Chicken Kebabs

UK brand Squeaky Bean, perhaps most known for its hugely popular plant-based pastrami, announces the launch of NEW ready-to-eat Spicy Pepperoni Style Slices to its wide portfolio. The 100% plant-based vegan range, including Chicken Style Pieces, Chargrilled Mini Fillets and Sandwich Slices such as the famous NYC Deli Pastrami, is now available in Tesco, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Asda. Last month, the brand sealed an agreement with Yo! Sushi which saw the addition of its vegan mock duck onto menus with three vegan dishes: Hoisin Duck Roll, Hot Topped Duck Maki and Mighty Duck Fries.​​ Multi product retail rollout The launch of Pepperoni Style Slices this Wednesday 27th April closely follows the launch of Squeaky Bean Doner Spiced Beef Style and Shawarma Chicken Style …

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Squeaky Bean Named Plant-Based Manufacturing Company of the Year

The Compleat Group, owner of UK-based alt meat brand Squeaky Bean, has received the Plant-Based Manufacturing Company of the Year award. Judges were impressed by the company’s sales growth, environmental management strategies, and innovation. It is the second year in a row The Compleat Food Group has received the accolade, which is part of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards — widely considered a gold standard for the manufacturing industry. This year’s ceremony took place at London Hilton Bankside Hotel on Thursday March 17. Increased production Last year, Squeaky Bean announced a £5 million investment into a new plant-based facility. It is the brand’s second manufacturing site, and has allowed it to significantly boost its production and distribution capabilities. This has made it possible for Squeaky …

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£5M Investment for Squeaky Bean to Open Second Dedicated Plant-Based Factory in UK

After recently launching the UK’s first Vegan scotch egg into Tesco supermarkets, Squeaky Bean is now set for a huge investment injection as the plant-based producer looks to meet the increasing demand for plant-based chilled foods. Winterbotham Darby, the brand’s parent company, has announced a £5 million investment in Squeaky Bean to open a second state-of-the-art facility.  “Demand for plant-based produce is increasing rapidly and in recent months our operations have been stretched to capacity” UK food supplier Winterbotham Darby will invest £5 million into the operations of Squeaky Bean, its alt meat brand, opening a second dedicated plant-based manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes. The 48,000ft² facility will significantly boost Squeaky Bean’s production and distribution capabilities in the rapidly expanding chilled plant-based segment.  Squeaky Bean …

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Picnic Perfect: Squeaky Bean Brings “World’s First” Vegan Scotch Egg to Tesco in New Range

UK plant-based producer Squeaky Bean has launched what it claims to be the world’s first vegan supermarket Scotch Egg into Tesco. Made with Crackd – The No-Egg Egg – the new product is part of an unveiling of a plant-based summer eating range. After being awarded the Plant-Based Food Manufacturer of the Year, as well as introducing a Big Brother style vegan “influencer house”, Squeaky Bean will be rolling out the new range in 585 Tesco stores across the UK. The full range, ideal for picnics, summer meals, and packed lunches, includes:  Tomato, Red Pepper & Veta Tart, £3.00, 150g Creamy Coronation Tart, £3.00, 150g Chargrilled Memphis Style BBQ Mini Fillets, £3.00, 120g Scotch Eggs, £3.00, 210g  “You might have thought plant-based food lovers have …

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Squeaky Bean to Host “World’s First Foodie Influencer Hub” in Big Brother Style Mansion

Squeaky Bean today announces that it will give social media influencers the opportunity to spend three weeks in a luxury residence, which will operate as an “influencer house” with the chosen creatives coming together to produce their own content and collaborate on ideas, whilst being challenged to go plant-based for the full 21-day duration of their stay. “It’s the most exciting creator house concept anywhere in the world.” The project, which begins this September, will be open to both vegan and non-vegan influencers, who will be tasked with taking part in culinary classes and activities to unlock additional treats and areas of the house. “To put yourself forward for selection you should be active on social media, eager to try new things and be ready to …

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UK: Squeaky Bean Awarded Plant-Based Food Manufacturer of the Year

UK producer of vegan lunch meats and ready to eat plant meat pieces, Squeaky Bean, has been announced as Plant-Based Food Manufacturer of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2021, through its parent company Winterbotham Darby. The popular brand developed a range of RTE plant-based chicken pieces in just 13 months, for which there is continuing consumer demand.

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Squeaky Bean Launches Roast Chicken Flavour Slices at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose

Popular UK brand Squeaky Bean is set to launch its new Roast Chicken Flavour Slices, following a recent survey from the British Sandwich Association, where chicken was voted the UK’s favourite sandwich filling. The survey found that more than 43,000 tonnes of chicken are consumed every year in the UK sandwich market alone.

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Squeaky Bean Launches New Vegan Thai Chicken Pieces into Tesco; Existing Flavours Now Positioned Next to Meat in Co-Op

UK’s plant-based ready-to-eat food brand Squeaky Bean is launching Thai flavour Marinated Chicken Style Pieces, created with pea protein, into Tesco stores. The popular brand, which recently launched a vegan delivery box service, also announces that its existing vegan chicken is being stocked alongside meat products in Co-Op stores.

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Squeaky Bean: “This is Our Year to Make Squeaky Very Well-Known as a Leader in Plant-Based Foods”

Squeaky Bean is a producer of a range of vegan meats, creating delicious vegan lunchtime options for UK consumers. This rising brand also recently collaborated on a home delivery box service providing a range of products to people in lockdown who may be having trouble locating their plantbased favourite brands amid the crisis.

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Leading Vegan Brands in UK Join Forces to Offer Home Delivery Box During Lockdown

UK consumers can now receive vegan food delivery boxes containing products from leading vegan brands including Squeaky Bean, Vivera, Mummy Meagz, Minor Figures and Vadasz direct to their door, thanks to a new home delivery initiative from Foodchain – an app which usually supplies restaurants.

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