Cute characters, satisfying soups, and charming chocolates: Here are the highlights from this week's vegan product launches.
We Brits are a lucky lot because each week sees a host of new vegan product launches hitting supermarket shelves.
With so many vegan product launches each week, it can be difficult to keep up!
That’s why we’ll be bringing you that latest product news so you never have to miss a plant-based launch again.
1. LEON restaurants introduce a new vegan steak wrap
LEON have launched an exciting new vegan product as part of their Autumn menu update – a vegan steak wrap.
The KINDa Ste*k Wrap features a melt in the mouth plant-based ‘steak’ with pink peppercorn mayo, smoked garlic aioli, peppery rocket, slow-roasted peppers, and onions.
Hungry vegans won’t be disappointed with a trip to LEON as the menu also features a choice of plant-based sides like the indulgent Aioli Mac & Cheese Bites.
2. Further launches for LEON with new products in Sainsbury’s
Those who can’t make it to a LEON restaurant can enjoy vegan flavours at home or on the go with six new dishes launching into Sainsbury’s from 22nd September.
The range includes three filling soups with hearty flavours like pea & pesto and roasted tomato & harissa, which will retail at £2.25.
LEON also offer cold lunch options like the Greens & Grains Salad and the Brazilian Black Bean Salad. A 250g grab and go pack is available at a recommended retail price of £3.50.
3. M&S launches “too cute to eat” vegan panda bao buns
Adorable panda-faced bao buns with a sticky hoisin mushroom filling are now available from M&S Food Halls.
The steamed buns are quick and easy to heat up in the microwave and are ideal for a speedy lunch or snack.
4. NOMO’s Festive range is available now
The 2021 Christmas range from NOMO has been announced, and it includes some old favourites and exciting new additions.
The newest addition to the range is the Creamy Choc Reindeer featuring a cute Christmas character with a dairy, egg, and gluten-free cookie dough filling.
The range also includes returning favourites Caramel Drops and NOMO’s classic advent calendar, along with a brand new caramel advent calendar which contains a full size caramel bar for Christmas Day!
The range is currently available through NOMO’s website and will roll out to most major retailers in the UK.
5. Choc Affair launch UK’s first vegan-registered oat milk chocolate bars
Award-winning British confectionery manufacturer, Choc Affair has launched a delicious range of oat milk chocolate bars – the first in the UK to be registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark.
The bars are available in classic milk, salted caramel, lemon & raspberry, and orange & rhubarb flavours.
The new chocolate range is available to buy through the Choc Affair website.
6. New Plant Proteinz soups from Heinz
Heinz have developed three new vegan soups, and each one boasts 14-15 grams of protein per can and two of your five-a-day.
The soups, available in Mediterranean tomato & bean, coconut curry & jackfruit, and Moroccan chickpea & bell pepper flavours, promise to provide a nutritious and affordable meal in minutes.
Heinz Plant Proteinz soups will be available from October in supermarkets nationwide at £1.50 per 400g can.
7. New products hit the shelves in Tesco
Eagle-eyed shoppers will have spotted some exciting new products on the shelves in Tesco this week.
For meat-free meat lovers The Vegetarian Butcher have launched their ‘Vegeterrier’ hot dogs, while Meatless Farm have released a breaded chicken-style burger
Shoppers can also pick up brand new THIS Isn’t Pork Pigs in Blankets just in time for the festive season.
Keen bakers will be able to find Tesco’s own-brand egg alternative. Each box contains the equivalent of 22 eggs at just £2.50 per pack.
There have also been some new additions to the Wicked Kitchen range, including Outrageously Orange & Chocolate Cookies, Cocoa & Chia Seed Cashews, and Jazzy Jam Filled Biscuits.
Can’t get enough vegan products? Check out our guide to all the accidentally vegan products in UK supermarkets!