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Plant-based peperoni hits store shelves

Verdino Green Foods UK has unveiled a new plant-based chilled range hitting Asda stores this month with the launch of two new SKUs, plant-based pepperoni and plant-based salami.

Developed to be reminiscent of an authentic slice of meat, both slices are made with pea protein and spiced and smoked to provide a similar taste and texture to their meat counterparts.

As well as being free from meat and dairy, the Verdino chilled range is GMO-free, lactose-free, soy-free and vegan certified.

Ian Bailey, Verdino Green Foods UK country manager UK & Ireland, commented: “Following the successful launch of our frozen range, we’re pleased to be able to extend the Verdino range into chilled and expand the availability with this retail listing.

“We have dedicated a lot of time in perfecting both the pepperoni and salami slices to offer truly authentic vegan sliced ‘meat’ and are delighted to be in a position to introduce these to UK consumers.”


New flavours in Squeaky Bean slices range


Plant-based food firm Squeaky Bean has launched three new flavours into its range of sandwich slices.

Vegan Roast Chicken, Honey Roast Ham and Applewood Smoked Ham Style Slices are now available in Sainsbury’s stores across the country.

Squeaky Bean hoped to capitalise on the gap present in the vegan ready-to-eat market for pre-sliced meat style products – a 1% share compared with the 5% enjoyed by the more established burger and sausage categories.

Sarah Augustine, Squeaky Bean Brand Manager, said: “We have only just scratched the surface of what’s possible for vegan Squeaky Bean options at lunch and we’re very excited about this launch and pumped to give everyone another tasty, easy switch.

Source: foodmanufacture.co.uk