Vegan Round Up: August 2020

The last few months seem to have flown by and I can’t keep up with the new vegan products hitting the shelves left, right and centre. Here’s August’s little round up featuring exciting new food launches and news!

I have to say I’m excited and gutted at the same time about IKEA’s new vegan meatballs. Sadly, my local IKEA won’t be opening again since lockdown hit it pretty hard, so I’m going to have to travel down the M6 to get my vegan meatball fix! I’ve heard good things about their likeness to the real deal too so guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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@ikeauk is getting set to release a vegan version of its popular Swedish meatballs at its bistros that ‘look and taste like meat’ from August 3rd.⁠ ⁠ Made from a combination of yellow pea protein, oats, apples, and potatoes, the ‘plant balls’ offer a more sustainable option to traditional meatballs as their carbon footprint is 96 per cent smaller than a traditional meatball according to IKEA.⁠ ⁠ The new Plant Balls will be available to purchase from the store’s cafes as well as in IKEA’s Swedish Food Markets in the frozen section where they will be priced at £2.75. The Plant Balls will also be available at IKEA restaurants from 26th October.⁠ ⁠ Click the link in our bio to read the full article. ☝️⁠ ________________⁠ #plantstrong #plantbased #vegansofig #instavegan #justvegan #vegancommunity #vegan #veganfood #vegansofinsta #veganforlife #vegannews #vegnews #whatveganseat #veganuk #meatfree #vegetarian #ukvegan #veganfoodie #veganfoodUK #mockmeat #ikea #ikeameatballs #peaprotein #sustainable

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M&S Plant Kitchen
There aren’t many vegan marshmallows available on the high street, and the ones you can get your hands on are usually pretty pricey! Finally, some have launched in M&S, and £1.50 isn’t bad for a bag when they can be double the price elsewhere.

The Meatless Farm
Plant based food pioneers, Meatless Farm are hosting their own drive-through in London right now. They have taken over an American style car wash and have converted it into a hub for customers to get their hands on meat-free food.  As I’m not local, I probably won’t get to visit, but if you’re in or around London get to Hackney asap as it ends on Bank Holiday Monday!

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We are proving that fast food can be better for the planet, your health and still taste incredible by launching the UK’s first plant-based drive-thru 🙌⁠ ⁠ As part of our recently launched M… F… campaign, we’ve taken over London’s famous American Car Wash and replaced it with a pop-up drive-through, in collaboration with street food burger maestros @motherflipperuk 🍔⁠ ⁠ Hungry customers can find us on 35 Great Eastern Street, Hackney, EC2A 3ER.⁠ ⁠ Open between 11am & 3pm from Wednesday 26th August through to bank holiday Monday 31st August, we’re replacing Mother Flipper’s classic mighty meaty menu with our delicious range of meat-free alternatives 😋⁠ ⁠ Find out more in the link in our bio 👆⁠ ⁠ #MeatlessFarm #ChangeTastesGreat #ShutTheFarmUp #MotherFlippers #DriveThru #PlantBasedBurgers #London⁠ ⁠

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I get pretty excited when a new vegan meat alternative comes out, especially when its ‘chicken’ and Birdseye have delivered with new additions to the Green Cuisine range. I cannot wait to try their Chicken-Free Dippers, Nuggets, and Southern Fried Strips – finally, we get nuggets in batter, not fiddly breadcrumbs!

Ben & Jerry’s
These guys are absolutely on it with their activism, this month they launched a non-dairy ‘Un-fudge our Future’ product to raise awareness surrounding climate change, calling on Australia’s leaders to take action. The chocolate and peanut butter ice cream is unfortunately only available in Australia, but I feel this deserved an hounourable mention.

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The non-dairy product is described as being 'full of Chocolate and Peanut butter, Fudge Brownies and chunks of peanut butter cookie dough' – and will be available for a limited time. Unfudge our Future isn't just a tasty new vegan flavor you can't miss, it's a climate crisis call to action you can't ignore," Ben & Jerry’s said. "Climate change is a big problem for Australia as we have some of the highest per capita emissions of CO2 in the world. That is why Ben & Jerry's has teamed up with climate leaders Australia to call on our nation's leaders to 'Unfudge Our Future' and make fossil fuels history." Read the full story on plantbasednews. org or tap the link in our bio. ———

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Vegan bakers unite – we finally have an affordable condensed milk hitting the shelves! Carnation have produced a vegan alternative, registered with the Vegan Trademark that will be perfect to use in cheesecake, millionaire’s shortbread and brownies. Keep your eyes peeled at Tesco and Morrison’s this Autumn.

Already one of the best supermarkets for vegan products, Asda has added even more to their range – Vegan Cauliflower Biryani Bites⁠, Vegan Tomato & Pesto Flatbread Pizza⁠ and Free-From Iced Desserts are just some of the exciting things to look out for! Their Christmas range is set to be ‘cracking’ (sorry) this year too with 48 products to be launched!

Shaken Udder
You know veganism is only ever going up when the UK’s biggest milkshake manufacturer jumps on the bandwagon. They’ve launched a sister brand called Shaken Other with two coconut-based drinks in strawberry and chocolate flavours. I’m not really a fan of coconut based products but I’m eager to give this a try if it boosts demand!

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The biggest premium milkshake brand in the UK, @shakenudder, has launched a new plant-based sister brand – Shaken Other.⁠ ⁠ Swapping dairy for ethically-sourced coconut milk, the Shaken Other range currently offers two dairy-free flavours – chocolate and strawberry, which it describes as smooth and creamy.⁠ ⁠ The drinks, which contain 60 calories per 100ml, are also high in calcium, vitamin D, and iodine and are free-from artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The drinks also come in fully recyclable packaging.⁠ ⁠ Shaken Other shakes retail at £1.60 for a 330ml bottle and you can find the Chocolate flavour at Tesco stores now. The drinks will roll out to other major retailers later in the year.⁠ ⁠ Click the link in our bio to read the full article. ☝️⁠ ________________⁠ #plantstrong #plantbased #vegansofig #instavegan #justvegan #vegancommunity #vegan #veganfood #veganfoodshare #veganfoodporn #vegansofinsta #veganforlife #vegannews #vegnews #whatvegansdrink #veganuk #dairyfree #ukvegan #veganfoodie #veganfoodUK #vegansupermarketfinds #veganproducts #dairyfree #veganmilkshake #coconutmilk

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Stay safe and until next time,
Neneh x

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