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10 New Vegan Food Products Hitting UK Shelves in Veganuary 2018

Veganism can be for life, not just Veganuary.

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Whether you’re vegan for moral reasons, for weight loss, or health reasons such as preventing heart disease, you’ll want to keep up with the latest and most exciting plant-powered products on the market. It’s traditionally been difficult for vegans to keep their diets interesting, but that’s all changing as the big chains are becoming aware of the growing market, and Veganuary 2018 looks like the best year for new releases. We’ve put together a run-down of UK supermarkets’ latest response to the plant-based diet, so you can find convenient snacks and dinners in a store near you.

 

Vivera Veggie Shawarma Kebab

  • £2.39 for 175g
  • Available in Waitrose
  • Based on soy protein
  • Enriched with B12 and iron
  • High in protein and fibre
  • Other products in the range:
    – Smoked BBQ Pulled Veggie Meat
    – Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Burgers
    – Beetroot Burgers

vegan shwarma 'meat'

Quorn Five Grain Breaded Fillets

  • £2.50 for 2 fillets (180g)
  • Quorn is available in most supermarkets, but the products they choose to stock will vary. This one is in Tesco at the moment
  • Based on mycoprotein in breadcrumbs
  • High in protein and fibre, low in fat
  • The ‘five-grain’ element is likely in the coating, as it only makes up 4%. This includes quinoa, oats, rye, buckwheat, barley
  • As you will probably know, the Quorn range is huge, but the vegan range is just kicking off. 


    quorn meat alternative vegan product

The Coconut Collective Coconut Milk Yogurt

  • £1.50 per pot in Morrisons (120g)
  • Available in most supermarkets
  • The brand works directly with farming communities to improve their work and lives
  • Provides electrolytes, potassium and essential fatty acids
  • Other products in the range
    – Blueberry or Mango and Passionfruit Yogurt
    – Frozen ‘Snowconut’ Sticks, in Original, Chocolate Dipped, Mango Dipped and Salted Caramel
    – Puddings including Vanilla Rice Pudding, Chocolate Pots and Lemon Pots

    vegan coconut yogurt pot

Funktional Foods Maca Powder

  • £2.49 for 100g (which is amazingly cheap for maca powder!)
  • Currently available in your local Aldi and Amazon Pantry
  • As a superfood, you only put a teaspoon of this in whatever you’re making (such as smoothies, desserts, cereal, cakes)
  • Great source of B2
  • PS: Aldi has a handy list of all their vegan products: https://cdn.aldi-digital.co.uk/UFU5EAHh0kIUJ75lfILKDLw3vm0.pdf
  • Other products in the Aldi vegan range include:
    – Powders, including a Superpowder blend, Wheatgrass, Spirulina Powder, Pea Protein and Cacao Powder
    – Bee Pollen
    – Chia Seeds
    – Organic Coconut Flour

packet of vegan maca powder

 

Vegan Blogger Amy Lilith-Lou includes Funktional foods Maca Powder as part of her every day essential shopping list.

 

Alpro Caffe Coffee & Hazelnut Dairy Free Drink

  • £2.50 for 1L
  • Available in Sainsbury’s
  • Only released a week ago!
  • 30% less sugar than the average chilled coffee
  • Added calcium and vitamins (including B12)
  • There’s another in the range – Coffee and Soya Caramel flavour
  • Actually contains hazelnuts (1.5%)

carton of vegan soya coffee and hazelnut drink

 

Goodfella’s Vegan Falafel Stonebaked Pizza

  • It’s projected that the price will be £2.50, 50p more than an ‘average’ Goodfella’s pizza
  • It’s unknown at the moment which supermarkets will stock this product; keep your eye open in the stores near you which stock the brand
  • Veganuary fans might have to wait – this product isn’t out yet, so add it to your calendar in March
  • Moroccan theme toppings, such as harissa, falafel and hummus drizzle.
  • Called the first ever mainstream vegan frozen pizza.


    goodfella's branded vegan falafel pizza

Wicked Kitchen Naked Burrito

  • £4.00 for 400g
  • Available in Tesco
  • A complete Mexican ready meal
  • Completely natural whole food ingredients, the weirdest one being Turtle beans. You won’t find any additives, colouring etc. in this brand’s products.
  • Part of a range of around 15 ready meal products, which include pizza, mac and cheese, and hefty salads.


packet of 'naked burrito' vegan meal


1. Freedom Mallow White Vanilla

  • £2.49 for 75g
  • Seems to be exclusively stocked in Holland and Barrett
  • Free from pretty much every nasty thing, including flavourings, colours, GMO ingredients, and most allergens (eg. Gluten)
  • Perfect for hot chocolate and melting over fire
  • The brand also does a strawberry flavour, mini marshmallows and huge packs (meant for commercial use but that needn’t stop you!)
  • In case you didn’t know, Holland and Barrett have an epic vegan range which is available in stores, but is even more extensive on the online store.


packet of vegan marshmallows

 

Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Shredded Hoisin Duck (Frozen)

  • £2.50 for 300g
  • Based on textured soya and wheat protein
  • Says ‘vegetarian’ on the pack but is actually suitable for vegans too
  • High in protein, low in fat. The entire pack contains 75g of protein
  • Available in most supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Waitrose
  • This product was part of a release of four new products this veganuary, including veggie versions of pulled chicken, beef burrito mix and chorizo and red pepper sausages. Read more about the release at riseofthevegan.com

Linda McCartney branded vega shreded duck

 

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

  • £3.00 for 350g
  • Exclusive Sainsbury’s product
  • A very exciting new product – this is one of the first jackfruit products to hit mainstream UK stores
  • Often used in place of pork, jackfruit is good in Mexican food, American style food, salad bowls, wraps, subs, etc.
  • If you’re not sure about a fruit being used in place of meat, check out PETA’s official guide to the plant: peta.org/living/food/jackfruit-recipes-that-will-blow-your-mind-and-taste-buds/

BBQ jackfruit vegan food product

If Veganuary has started your love for all things plant-powered check more of our articles about veganism here.

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