Germany's Planteneers has introduced a range of plant-based desserts — pudding, fermented oat dessert, tiramisu, cheesecake, and soft ice cream.

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

​​Planteneers Unveils Indulgent Desserts Including Vegan Cheesecake, Tiramisu & Fermented Oat Dessert

Germany’s Planteneers, a leading developer and provider of customized plant-based products, has introduced a range of plant-based desserts —  tiramisu and cheesecake, fermented oat dessert,  pudding, and soft ice cream — catering to the growing demand for “healthy but indulgent” alternatives to dairy-based products. According to Linda Eitelberger, Product Manager at Plantenneers, “More and more customers want products that focus more on enjoyment, in addition to health aspects.” Tiramisu and cheesecake Planteneers has introduced an advanced solution for creating plant-based mascarpone: a blend of starch, plant proteins, plant fibers, pectin, and emulsifiers transformed into a smooth, rich base with water and fats. The plant-based mascarpone is said to have a neutral taste and rich mouthfeel. Planteneers says it can be marketed as a standalone product …


Culiraw vegan cheesecake

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Products & Launches

New York-Based Culiraw Introduces Vegan Cheesecake Line Made from Raw Cashews

Culiraw, a New York-based vegan dessert maker, has unveiled a line of seven raw vegan cheesecakes, presenting a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional cheesecakes. The company’s vegan cheesecakes are crafted utilizing premium, whole, plant-based ingredients to deliver a “guilt-free” dessert experience. Raw cashews serve as the base for Culiraw’s cheesecakes, complemented by natural sweeteners such as dates, agave, and maple syrup. Silvia Vidova, the founder of Culiraw, told vegconomist, “I can never say no to a dessert. But only when I started to care more about nutrition and wellbeing I realized that eating conventional desserts often is not a way to go.” These plant-based creations come in seven flavors: Raspberry Chocolate, Strawberry, Mango, Blueberry, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Chocolate, each carefully designed to mirror …


English Cheesecake Company x Violife

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Sweets & Snacks

English Cheesecake Company Reformulates Vegan Range in Collaboration With Violife

English Cheesecake Company has updated the formulation of its dairy-free dessert range to include Violife’s vegan cream cheese alternative. The cheesecakes combine a biscuit base with three different flavour combinations — Double Chocolate Cookies & Cream, Vanilla Cheesecake with Lotus Biscoff, and the newly launched Salted Caramel Cheesecake Sundaes. According to English Cheesecake Company, customers have described the desserts as “just as smooth and creamy as a regular cheesecake”, with many saying they would not have known the products were vegan. Violife worldwide Violife has been expanding internationally in recent years, with its cheese now available on all Papa Murphy’s pizzas. Earlier this summer, the brand introduced vegan versions of three classic dairy dips in the US. Violife has also continued to innovate in Europe, …


Gü launches Plant Zillionaire

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Sweets & Snacks

Gü to Launch Plant Zillionaire Cheesecake Following £4.5M Rebrand

High-end UK dessert brand Gü is set to launch the Plant Zillionaire, a vegan version of its Zillionaire cheesecake. The dessert features a biscuit base with layers of caramel cheesecake, chocolate ganache, caramel sauce, and sprinkles. It adds to the range of free-from desserts already produced by Gü, which includes gluten-free and vegan cheesecakes in the flavours Salted Caramel, Spanish Lemon, Strawberry & Rhubarb, and Chocolate & Vanilla. The brand also offers vegan chocolate mousses with ganache. Rebrand Gü has recently announced that it is investing £4.5 million into a rebrand, with the target of increasing its retail sales value to £90 million by October of next year. The investment follows the acquisition of Gü by private equity firm Exponent — also an investor in …



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Investments & Finance

Canada: Feel Foods Announces Acquisition of BC’s Plantastic as It Grows Plant-Based Portfolio

Feel Foods has announced a deal to acquire British Columbia-based vegan food company Plantastic. A specialist in plant-based cheesecake and burgers, Plantastic prides itself on putting community health and wellness at the forefront of its product development.  Founded in 2019, Plantastic products are currently offered in multiple locations throughout British Columbia as well as online marketplaces and DTC. Founder Sanit Jain started the company due to his personal plant-based success and recovery story after losing his father to a heart attack stemming from high cholesterol. Plantastic offers low cholesterol, plant-based alternatives, and the acquisition will allow for increased market exposure and expanded distribution throughout Canada and the US.  Feel Foods – the agri-food holdings company focused on innovative products and technologies in the food services …


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Company News

Canada’s Nabati Foods Announces Global Expansion Beginning with Asia and Europe

Canadian plant-based food tech company Nabati Foods Global is expanding its distribution into new markets, with its whole and natural products now available in Asia for the first time and Europe next in line for the recently restructured brand.  “We are on a mission to lead the evolution of food, and that means expanding our geographic footprint beyond North America” Nabati’s signature cheesecake is now available in Hong Kong, the Virgin Islands, and Hawaii, in addition to more than 700 stores in North America. Next up for the Edmonton-based company is European distribution, after securing a deal with major food broker the Saralex Group. This deal represents Nabati’s first foray into Europe, with distribution expected to start on the Iberian peninsula in Portugal and Spain …