Rainbao Colorful Plant-Based Dumplings

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Rainbao Dumplings Launches Colorful Asian Buns Filled with Plant-Based OmniPork

Rainbao Dumplings, a manufacturer of traditional Xiao Long Bao dumplings, is launching its range of brightly-colored buns filled with plant-based meat and seafood. The brand’s latest recipe, Golden Egg, features a plant-based chorizo made with leading Asian alt-protein brand OmniPork. Rainbao is also showcasing its line at the Western Foodservice and Hospitality Show from Aug. 28th – 30th in LA.  Founded by Jim Saunders and Cindy Liu, Rainbao specializes in …


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Gal Gadot’s GOODLES Launches Its First Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese at Whole Foods Market

GOODLES, the mac and cheese brand backed by actress Gal Gadot, announced it has launched into US Whole Foods stores nationwide. Known for its nutritious remake of classic cheesy noodles, GOODLES’ says its first dairy-free flavor, Vegan is Believin’, will also launch at the retailer by the end of August.  Whole Foods in fact will be the first market to feature Vegan is Believin’, a plant-based version of white cheddar …


plant-based cream liqueur

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Plant-Based Cream Liqueur Brand LUSTRE Launches Across the UK

Drinks producer and distributor Global Brands is launching a plant-based cream liqueur at various bars, pubs, and late-night venues across the UK. Known as LUSTRE, the liqueur will be available in three flavours — pineapple cream with rum, strawberry cream with tequila, and caffe latte cream with vodka. All flavours are described as “easy drinking” with “a thick, creamy mouthfeel”. The liqueur’s base is made from a blend of soy …


Belgium's Bolder Foods

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Belgium’s Bolder Foods Launches Cauliflower-Based Cheese at Delhaize

Belgium’s Bolder Foods has announced that its plant-based cheese alternative, Chizou, is launching at 140 Delhaize stores across the country. Made from locally-sourced cauliflower and chickpea protein, the “deliciously creamy” cheese is sold grated in three varieties — Pasta, Pizza, and Tex Mex. Bolder Foods said it chose cauliflower as a key ingredient because it is “naturally nutritious, a melting masterpiece, and the perfect plant for absorbing our delicious natural …


Plant-based vs organic

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Plant-Based vs Organic: What Matters to Consumers?

According to data by The NPD Group, flexitarians account for up to 90% of sales of plant-based alternatives. For brands and retailers seeking mainstream success for their plant-based products, this is the demographic to target. But when it comes to using organic ingredients, the question is: do flexitarians care? ProVeg International have recently published an article exploring this very question, outlining the pros and cons of organic certification for plant-based …


What’s Trending in the Plant Based World?

Claire Roper, Industry Expert and Plant Based World Expo Advisor, explores the latest trends that will be on display at the show and looks ahead at the future of the plant-based sector.   The Current Landscape With more than a quarter of Brits aiming to reduce their meat intake, the plant-based food market has grown rapidly over the last five years. In fact, sales of meat and dairy-free alternatives have …


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HappyVore Launches Gourmet Breaded Supremes

HappyVore, one of the leading startups on the French plant-based scene, this week announced the launch of its gourmet plant-based breaded supremes. “We made them only with plants using wheat protein as a protein source. A schnitzel 2.0 with deliciously crispy breadcrumbs and a tender centre,” the brand said on social media. The breaded supremes are Nutriscore A and can be cooked quickly, with just five minutes in the pan. …


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Banza Launches Kid-Friendly Masterpiece’zas Kits to Transform Vegan Pizza into Art

Banza, maker of chickpea-based pizza, pasta, and rice products, has launched Masterpiece’zas – a new pizza kit that transforms Banza’s popular pizzas into creative art. Available in both vegan and vegetarian versions, each kid-friendly kit is designed to stimulate more play and imagination at dinnertime.  Timed to coincide with back-to-school seasons, Banza’s kits aim to make family mealtimes easier while helping parents to implement healthier eating habits. Masterpiece’zas come equipped …


plant-based meat texture for chicken

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Italy’s Food Evolution Unveils “New Plant-Based Meat Texture” For Vegan Chicken

Italian startup Food Evolution announces the development of a new plant-based texture for chicken that is claimed to offer cheap yet highly nutritious products. Food Evolution was founded by the Musacchio family, owners of the first vegetarian restaurant in Italy opened in 1979. The family is known for its plant-based cookbooks, its training activities for international chefs and now for producing innovative alt-meat products. Last year, the company completed a …


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Thai Union and Chicken of the Sea Form Alliance with Alt-Seafood Brand The ISH Food Company

Global tuna giant Thai Union and Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods announce an alliance with US alt-seafood brand The ISH Food Company. The alliance will leverage Thai Union and Chicken of the Sea’s marketing and distribution channels to invest in sustainable seafood, making such options available to more consumers at affordable prices. Since 2016, Thai Union has actively developed its SeaChange sustainability strategy, as environmental stewardship is increasingly a …


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Branston Celebrates 100 Years With ‘Braviar’ Vegan Caviar Pickle Hybrid

British legacy brand Branston, maker of the famous sandwich pickle, is celebrating its 100th birthday with a new and unusual innovation: Branston pickle in caviar-style pearls. If that wasn’t amazing enough, it’s also fully vegan. Branston is a household name across the UK, selling 17.8 million jars of its signature pickle in 2021. The product originated in 1922 in the village of Branston near Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. To celebrate …


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HIPPEAS and THIS Launch Smoky Bacon Flavour Chickpea Puffs

UK brand HIPPEAS has announced a collaboration with alt-meat producer THIS to launch limited-edition smoky bacon flavour chickpea puffs. The snacks are inspired by the meaty flavour of THIS’ plant-based bacon and lardons, which have both won Great Taste awards. They are fully plant-based and free of gluten, palm oil, and MSG. The chickpea puffs are also a good source of protein and fibre, and are compliant with the HFSS …


Whoa Dough Airline Cookie Bars

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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 …


Chargrilled steak style strips

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Squeaky Bean Launches Chargrilled Steak Style Strips & Horseradish Beef Style Slices

UK alt-meat brand Squeaky Bean has launched two new products — Chargrilled Steak Style Strips and Horseradish Beef Style Slices. The Steak Style Strips are made with wheat and pea protein, and are marinated with a beef flavour seasoning before being chargrilled. Their launch follows the success of Squeaky Bean’s Chargrilled Mini Fillets, introduced last year. The Horseradish Beef Style Slices are also made with wheat and pea protein, and …


Umami egg sandwich

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Japan’s Umami United Develops Plant-Based Egg Made With Konjac

Japanese foodtech company Umami United has revealed that it has developed plant-based eggs. The egg alternatives are made by combining Japanese ingredients such as konjac with a unique enzyme technology that enhances their flavour. Umami says it is already “gaining good traction from the domestic Japanese market”, emphasising that consumer needs are becoming more diverse due to concerns about sustainability, health, allergies, and other factors. The company aims to “unite …