Taco Bell Vegan Nacho Cheese

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Announces Nationwide Launch of Vegan Nacho Sauce in the United States

Taco Bell is reintroducing its popular Nacho Fries, but this time with a plant-based twist. The fast-food chain is launching the dish with Vegan Nacho Sauce, marking its first national release of a vegan limited-time offering.  On October 12th, the Nacho Fries with Vegan Nacho Sauce will be available at participating Taco Bell locations across the entire United States as part of the chain’s aim to expand its appeal to customers with various dietary preferences.   In 2022, vegetarian options accounted for 23% of Taco Bell’s product sales, prompting trials of a Vegan Crunchwrap at select US locations in June 2023, which also featured Vegan Nacho Cheese. After receiving positive feedback, the company began working on ways to offer the sauce on a broader scale.  Liz …


Country Life Seasoning

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Products & Launches

Country Life Foods Unveils New Scrambled Tofu Seasonings and Instant Cheeze Mix for Convenient Cooking

Country Life Natural Foods, a natural and organic online retailer, has introduced several new products to make plant-based cooking simpler and more convenient.  Tastier tofu Country Life’s new Tofu Scramble Seasoning Pack features Classic, Lemon Herb, and Smoked BBQ Seasonings designed to help people prepare the classic protein because, as the brand says, “a lot of people don’t know how to season tofu.” To make, home cooks need only to crumble a block of tofu into a pan and add the seasoning of choice.  The seasoning mixes can be used to make a wide variety of tofu scrambles as well as provide flavoring for rice and vegetables.  “One of the healthiest egg or meat substitutes is tofu, but only when seasoned to perfection,” says Country …


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Food & Beverage

Global Food Company Sigma Debuts ‘Better Balance’ Plant-Based Meats and Dairy in US

Sigma, a multi-billion dollar food company with leading brands in 18 countries, announces the launch of its new plant-based brand Better Balance in the US. Featuring plant-based shreds, grounds, and dairy-free cheese, Better Balance is currently available for foodservice channels, with future plans for additional products and direct-to-consumer sales. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Better Balance states its products focus on providing great taste, texture, nutrition and versatility. Offerings include: Shreds – Can be marinated as chicken, beef, pork, or fish. Grounds – For Bolognese pasta, plant-based meatballs, and hamburgers. Hot Dogs – Ideal for grilling and summer celebrations. Sour Cream and Cheese Sauce – For dairy-free queso and nachos. First launched in Spain and Mexico, Better Balance says its products are tailored to suit different …


Vurger Cheese sauce

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Company News

The Vurger Launches Cheezy Vegan Sauce Into 635 Co-Op Stores

The Vurger Co., the UK based plant-based QSR chain which recently announced the opening of its newest location in Manchester, today reveals a national retail deal for its Cheezy Vegan Sauce which is launching into 635 Co-op stores nationwide from this week. The Vurger says it is “on a mission to revolutionise fast-food through the power of plants”, serving dishes and products sourced only from 100% plant-based & ethically sourced products. Having launched in London and expanded into Brighton, the new Manchester location will serve as the chain’s first northern restaurant as well as its biggest location yet. The brand’s range of vegan sauces and mayos first launched in 2020 as a business pivot during the first phase of the pandemic, and are now successful …