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Sweets & Snacks

Cadbury’s First Vegan-Certified Chocolate Bar Arrives in Canada

Mondelēz International has recently introduced Cadbury‘s Plant Bar, a vegan chocolate version of the brand’s famous Dairy Milk bar, to the Canadian market. Canadians looking to enjoy a dairy-free chocolate treat now have the 90g Plant Bar in Chocolatey Smooth and Salted Caramel flavors available at retailers nationwide. Cadbury’s Plant Bar is vegan-certified by the Vegan Society UK. Cadbury’s chocolate products in Canada, including Cadbury’s Plant Bar, source cocoa through Cocoa Life – Mondelēz International’s sustainable cocoa program, which recently received a $600 million investment. Mondelez claims its program encourages responsible farming, helps fight deforestation, and supports cocoa farming communities.  Canadians’ tastes are changing  Cadbury launched the vegan Plant Bar in the UK in October 2021, following years of development carried out by the Mondelēz International R&D team. With …


Whoa Dough Airline Cookie Bars

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Tourism & Travel

American Airlines Now Offering Plant-Based Whoa Dough Cookie Bars in First Class

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, is now offering Whoa Dough plant-based cookie bars for first-class passengers on domestic flights.  Whoa Dough’s popular gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor will be included in first-class passengers’ meal baskets. Made without artificial ingredients, Whoa Dough bars are crafted with allergy-friendly foods such as whole-grain oat and chickpea flour. Each bar contains 150 calories, 4 g of protein, 5 g of fat and is free from dairy, eggs and soy. The brand is also certified kosher and non-GMO.  Whoa Dough’s full range includes five additional flavors: Sugar, Sugar Sprinkle, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Brownie Batter, and a variety pack. The brand was founded by Todd Goldstein, who sought to create healthier gluten-free snacks for himself and two …


Omakaseed Vegan Sushi


Food & Beverage

Omakaseed at Plant Bar Bringing Exclusive Vegan Sushi Experience to NYC

Omakaseed at Plant Bar, a new plant-based sushi concept, will open on April 30 to bring innovative vegan sushi to NYC’s NoMad neighborhood. Created by the team behind the successful Sushi by Bou restaurant brand, Omakaseed will offer intimate omakase-style dining, where all of the meal’s dishes are specially selected by the chef. “Transforming vegan sushi” Omakaseed is being launched as a joint partnership by NYC bistro Plant Bar, hospitality agency SimpleVenue and the Vegan Warrior Project, an organization that connects restaurant kitchens to plant-based delivery concepts.  Led by Michelin-starred chef Roberto Romero,  the seasonal sushi menu will feature plant-based Japanese-inspired dishes like Watermelon Tuna with Pickled Kelp, Vegan Nigiri, and Sunomo Style Pulled Oyster Mushroom Salad. “Each omakase course will incorporate eclectic global flavors,” …


Boka cereal bars

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Sweets & Snacks

Boka Cereal Bars Now 100% Vegan & HFSS Compliant

Boka cereal bars have been reformulated to make them suitable for vegans. All four flavours — Strawberry, Choco Mallow, Caramel, and Apple & Cinnamon — are now free of animal products. The bars also feature new-look packaging which highlights their health benefits — they score green on the traffic light system for total fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt. Boka claims to be the only snack bar brand in the UK to achieve green scores across the board. This means that Boka is compliant with the UK’s new HFSS (high fat, sugar, and salt) legislation, set to come into force in October. Very few cereal bar brands are compliant, meaning they will face restrictions on where and how they can market their products. The rebranded …


Pangaia Super Nutrition Bars


Company News

PANGAIA Clothing Enters Food and Lifestyle Category with Super Super Bars

PANGAIA, the materials science company known for its ultra-trendy line of sweatsuits and hoodies, announces the creation of a new lifestyle division, PANGAIA Health, that will sell functional foods powered by biotech. Its first product category, PANGAIA Superfoods, has launched the Super Super Bar – a plant-based, nutrient-dense bar that is high-fiber and gluten-free. Available online starting March 24, the product sells for $35 for seven bars, with more products being added throughout 2022.  According to PANGAIA, despite making cutting-edge apparel beloved by celebrities, the brand never wanted to stop at clothing.  “We are looking at it holistically,” Ira Laufer, the new CEO of PANGAIA Health, told Forbes. “In the product itself, we bring a breakthrough innovation to the market. We have identified the food …


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Investments & Finance

Canada’s Buddha Brands Closes $3 Million Round to Fund US Expansion

Buddha Brands, a producer of plant-based food and beverages based in Quebec Canada, today announced a $3 million round to fund further expansion across the US. Its Hungry Buddha® Keto Bars were the first keto-friendly bars on the market made without sugar alcohols, palm oils, and other major allergens like dairy, soy, or peanuts. The fresh funds, from leading capital investment corporations, BDC Capital and Investissement Quebec, will help accelerate the brand’s US expansion via sales and marketing initiatives, as well as research and development for future projects to further its momentum within the category. Buddha Brands first expanded into the US market with its Hungry Buddha® Keto Bars which are now in more than 1,500 natural independent retailers and grocery stores nationwide. According to …


CNP Plant

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Sports Nutrition Brand CNP Plant Partners with Vegan Distributor Bravura Foods

British sports nutrition brand CNP Professional announces that it is distributing its latest launch – CNP Plant – with vegan distributor Bravura Foods. The new range which includes protein powders, a collagen booster, pre-workout products, and plant-based nutrition bars, has been vegan certified by the vegetarian society.



V24 Turns Vegan & Plans to Become a 100% Plastic Free Company

Ciaran Greenwood, founder of lifestyle company V24, says that 93% of single use plastic bottles end up either in landfill or the ocean. Greenwood says that so far his company has sold millions of plastic bottles and now, to address the issue, has decided to remove all single-use plastic bottles, as well as becoming an entirely vegan friendly brand.