Vegan cake brand Oggs is launching “the world’s first” patented plant-based liquid egg alternative that's perfect for baking
We Brits love to bake, and with many of us spending more time at home due to the lockdown in recent weeks baking has enjoyed a resurgence, so the news that vegan cake brand Oggs is launching a vegan egg replacement comes at a great time!
Said to be “the world’s first” patented plant-based liquid, Oggs new product is simply made from aquafaba, or the brine from chickpeas.
Oggs Aquafaba will be available to purchase in 200ml cartons, which is equivalent to four eggs, from June 10th at Waitrose followed by Sainsbury and Asda stores shortly after. A 500ml pack aimed at the foodservice industry will launch in autumn.
Not only is the product perfect for vegan baking, the packaging is sustainably sourced and fully recyclable. Keen to ensure the chickpeas don’t go to waste, Oggs has partnered with other food manufacturers to provide them with cooked chickpeas at a reduced price.
Discussing the product launch, Oggs’ founder Hannah Carter said: “For us, this is the future of food, it’s more sustainable and ethical than the traditional egg. Aquafaba has the potential to replace much of the hidden animal protein in our food chain from egg white in gluten free bread to the barn eggs that sadly still reside in many prepared foods on our shelves.
“After working with two top universities in both the UK and Portugal the result is a consistently performing, clean, plant-based food ingredient that is the ideal alternative for eggs in baking and cooking. Aquafaba will enable both professional and home chefs and bakers to explore a huge range of recipes that simply replace an egg with an Ogg.”
Whilst you’ll have to wait until June 10th to get your hands on Oggs Aquafaba, any keen beans can go to the website (www.loveoggs.com/
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