Dopsu range expands

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Red Meat Giant ABP Expands Plant-Based Dopsu Range With Mince & Meatballs

Article amended 7/2: products are made with pea protein, not wheat. Irish meat producer ABP Group has added to its plant-based Dopsu range with two new products — No-Beef Balls and No-Beef Mince. The meat alternatives are made from pea protein and are now available at Asda stores in the UK. The launch is accompanied by a marketing campaign featuring TV personality Fred Sirieix, who is a Dopsu brand ambassador. “Dopsu’s range cooks and tastes just like meat, so people can create their favourite meals without compromising on a meat lovers’ experience. It is affordable, convenient, and helps to reduce wastage for diners who are turning to foods that fit with a more sustainable lifestyle,” Abigail Flynn, brand manager at Dopsu, told The Grocer. Positive …


Amazon Fresh Chicken Nuggets

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Amazon Fresh Debuts 15 New Plant-Based Meat and Dairy Products

Amazon Fresh, a grocery pickup and delivery service, is launching its own plant-based range featuring over a dozen vegan meat and dairy items.  The Fresh Plant-Based brand is an expansion of Amazon’s Fresh private label, and includes Italian meatballs, chick’n nuggets, meatless patties, sausage and almond milks, reports Store Brands.  According to Amazon, the new products were thoroughly tested to ensure they meet customers’ expectations for taste and quality, and all offer healthy nutritional benefits. The brand’s almond milks contain 50% more calcium than dairy milk, while its plant-based chik’n nuggets, meatballs and patties provide 12, 17 and 21 grams of protein per serving, respectively.  Increasing product demand Amazon Fresh is a service that allows customers to order groceries using the Amazon app or website. …


Pret a Manger launches vegan meatball wrap

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Pret a Manger Launches Vegan Meatball Wrap in the US

British sandwich shop chain Pret a Manger launches vegan meatball wrap across its 42 US stores. Last January, Pret a Manger UK swapped the conventional meatballs in its Swedish Meatball Hot Wrap for a vegan alternative made by Meatless Farm. The wrap was a huge success, becoming the first new product in the chain’s history to become a top-five bestseller in launch week. Following this success, the plant-based wrap permanently replaced the conventional option in the UK. Now, the wrap is coming to the US too. The menu item will feature plant-based Meatless Farm meatballs in a multigrain wrap with marinara sauce, red onions, crispy onions, and red pepper.  This is the first time Pret has offered a meat alternative in the US. The wrap …


Impossible Meatballs

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Impossible Foods Launches Impossible Meatballs Into Brand New Walmart Vegan Zone

Impossible Foods today debuts Impossible Meatballs Made From Plants, marking its third retail launch in four months, following the Impossible Sausage and Impossible Chicken Nuggets. The new product will be stocked in a dedicated plant-based section in Walmart which the retailer is now introducing, with the meatballs rolling out into more than 3,000 stores. The meatballs are created from a mixture of Impossible Burger and Impossible Sausage with a savory homestyle meatball seasoning blend, and are sold pre-formed and fully cooked in a resealable freezer bag to be reheated in the oven, microwave, stovetop or air fryer, priced at $6.48 per pack. “We’re innovating faster than ever and developing our products with qualities that matter most to consumers, including everything from taste to convenience,” said …