Smoked garlic aioli


Products & Launches

LEON Launches Vegan Smoked Garlic Aioli for Retail

UK-based fast food chain and retail brand LEON has launched a new vegan product, smoked garlic aioli, at Sainsbury’s supermarkets. The dressing is made with faba beans and contains smoked water, providing a twist on the brand’s original aioli recipe. It is said to be ideal for dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, and salads, and can also be used as a dip. The smoked aioli adds to LEON’s extensive sauce range, which also includes classic and harissa aiolis along with burger sauce and three varieties of ketchup. The products are available at Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Ocado. Healthier fast food LEON has a focus on healthier fast food, and has always offered a selection of vegan dishes. In 2019, the brand rolled out its biggest plant-based …


Plantastic pasta sauces

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Products & Launches

Premier Foods Expands Plantastic Range With Three New Pasta Sauces

One of the UK’s leading food manufacturers, Premier Foods, has launched three new vegan pasta sauces under its Plantastic brand. In addition to Plantastic, Premier Foods owns numerous hugely popular British brands, including Ambrosia, Lyons, Mr. Kipling, Bisto, Oxo, and Bird’s Custard. The new sauces come in the flavours Tomato & Chargrilled Pepper, Spicy Cajun Tomato, and Caramelised Onion & Sweet Potato. Half a jar provides one of consumers’ five recommended daily portions of fruits and vegetables, and the sauces are free of artificial colours and preservatives, according to the brand. “We have created this range of unique sauces, which deliver creaminess without the use of dairy, to ensure that plant-based consumers don’t have to compromise on taste,” said Hong Sim, brand director for plant-based …


product of the year 2023 winners

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Fairs & Events

Product of the Year 2023: 17 Vegan Winners in Multiple Categories Chosen by UK Consumers

*Updated 2/2 to remove Starbucks Chilled Classics Multiserve which is not vegan* The Product of the Year, the largest consumer survey of product innovation in the UK, has revealed the winners of its 2023 awards, with 17 vegan products chosen by consumers across multiple categories. According to organisers, this year, nearly a fifth of consumers said plant-based was the most important factor when buying or trying a new product and plant-based products made the “greatest imprint” across multiple categories, ranging from big brands to startups. Consumer led The annual Product of the Year Awards is the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation and serves as a benchmark for predicting top interests and trends in the year ahead. In its 19th edition this year, 8,000 adult UK consumers …


Doctor Salsas range

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Products & Launches

Spain’s Doctor Salsas Launches Ultra Hot Sauces For the Spicy Vegan

Doctor Salsas, a Spanish producer of spicy dressings and sauces, has launched Carolina Reaper sauce on the market along with three other vegan-friendly sauces: Habanero, Chipotle and Jalapeño. The company states that the Carolina Reaper sauce is made with one of the “hottest chillies in the world” and is designed to accompany grilled, roasted or baked dishes. The Chipotle sauce is made with smoked ripe jalapeño peppers with moderate spiciness, specially crafted as a base for dressings, marinades and stir-fries. The Habanero sauce is suitable for dressing fajitas or traditional dishes due to its citrus flavour and medium level of spiciness. The Jalapeño sauce, on the other hand, has a milder level of spiciness and fresher flavour intended for those who are just starting out …


vegan basil and sundried tomato pesto

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Food & Beverage

Filippo Berio Introduces Two Vegan Pestos Made With Tofu

Italian olive oil brand Filippo Berio has launched two new vegan pestos in the UK. The new products are available in Basil and Sundried Tomato flavours. The products are plant-based versions of Filippo Berio’s existing Classic and Sundried Tomato pestos, made by replacing cheese with tofu. Like the originals, they are made with the brand’s olive oil. Responding to market change Filippo Berio is a major player in the global olive oil industry, available in 65 countries worldwide. In the UK and the US, the brand is the market leader and also offers related products such as olives, wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and pesto. The new vegan pestos mark the first time Filippo Berio has launched a product specifically aimed at the plant-based market. The …


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 …


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Products & Launches

BeSaucy: Popular Brighton Chip Shop Pivots Into Vegan Mayonnaise

UK family-run BeSaucy has today launched as a vegan condiments company after being forced to close its popular Belgian-style chip shop in Brighton due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has been creating its house-made condiments since it opened its chip shop BeFries in 2016 and has now pivoted and rebranded to focus on selling its vegan mayonnaises. Since opening, the shop has offered both vegan and non-vegan condiments, but has focused on its plant-based business after “seeing a gap in the vegan condiment market for fresh, exciting flavours.” The BeSaucy founders created the vegan sauces from a base of aquafaba, organic soya milk and cold-pressed rapeseed oil. It currently offers three flavours; Basil Mayo, Garlic Mayo and Black Truffle Mayo. Dashal Beevers, co-founder and …


Tideford Organics Jackfruit

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Company News

UK Pioneer Tideford Organics Invests £1M in Vegan Production, Aims to Become Market Leader

Tideford Organics, a mainstream organic, plant-based, vegan, gluten and nut-free food brand in the UK, introduces innovative new products and announces its biggest ever marketing investment – £1 million over the next three years – as part of its drive to become the leading organic, vegan and plant-based brand in the UK grocery market.


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Porter & Nash: “We Realised a Gap in the Market for Plant-Based Sauces”

Porter & Nash, a vegan sauce company based in Ireland, was founded by chefs Gavin Cassidy and Eoin Lennon who have over 50 years combined experience in catering including training at 2 Star Michelin level. The brand specialises in plant-based sauces and gravies containing the superfood kombu seaweed offering a unique umami flavour.


Haven's Kitchen

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Haven’s Kitchen Sauces Now Available In The Fresh Market, Continuing Expansion Across US

Haven’s Kitchen, a New York-based recreational cooking school and cafe known for creating America’s first line of fresh, refrigerated, globally inspired sauces, yesterday announced a new partnership with leading retailer The Fresh Market, expanding its presence to make a total of 300 Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast stores.