In January 2021 over half a million people said they’d go vegan for a month, according to the official Veganuary organisation and it looks like that number will be higher for 2022. So, it’s no surprise that the range of vegan products continues to expand, with new launches every month. Here is a top selection of new plant-based foods and drinks that are worth adding to your vegan diet this month and beyond.
1.Borna Foods pistachio mylks and butters
British company Borna Foods’ delicious pistachio, almond and cashew products have won numerous Great Taste Awards. Their range of fresh flavors includes premium nuts, artisan butters and nutritious milk-alternative drinks. Their range of nut butters has been expanding and now includes tasty new options like Cherry Almond Butter and Strawberry Pistachio Butter.
2.Nut Blend butters
Nut Blend is another premium healthy nut butter brand. Created by London-based entrepreneur Gabriella Block, who aimed to create indulgent products without relying on sugar, there are four flavors. Each has no added sugar or sweeteners, no palm oil and no added salt. Nut Blend’s unique nut butters contain just nuts and a pinch of natural spices. The range includes: Cacao, Cashew & Almond Butter, Maca, Pecan & Almond Butter, Coconut, Macadamia & Almond Butter and Cinnamon, Hazelnut & Almond Butter.
3.Deliciously Ella soups and sauces
One of the best known plant based food product brands, Deliciously Ella, continues to expand its range, with six new soups and sauces. The three new sauces are Smoky paprika roasted red pepper, Miso ginger and yellow Thai curry. The soups are available in three recipes: Super Greens with fresh greens, cannellini beans and garlic, Curried Cauliflower with creamy coconut, red lentils and sweet apricots and Smoky Sweetcorn with sweet potato, red peppers and chilli.
4.Tideford Organics Superfood soups
Tideford Organics has been making award-winning organic soups and sauces in Devon for nearly 25 years and in 2016 they became fully vegan. Newly released is a range of four ‘Superfood’ soups. Energising Red Lentil, Apricot + Chilli, Revitalising Sweet Potato, Lentil + Quinoa, Soothing Tomato + Basil with Red Pepper and Immunity Build Supergreens.
5.SHORE seaweed chips
Based in Wick, a remote community in the far North East of Scotland, Shore creates edible seaweed products that are 100% sustainable. They hand harvest seaweed all year round for their range of chips, clusters, pestos and tapenades, all full of nutrients, including iodine, antioxidants and prebiotic fibre. New last year were remarkably tasty seaweed chips in three flavors: sea salt, sweet chilli and peking.
6.Bio & Me gut-loving Porridge and Granola
Dr Megan Rossi, aka the “The Gut Health Doctor” says that despite granola being most people’s healthy breakfast choice, the reality is that not all granolas are healthy. So she created her own food brand, Bio&Me, founded in science so it is genuinely nutritious and is able to make a “good for your gut” health claim. Low sugar, vegan granola made from 15 different types of natural plant-based foods and prebiotic fibre means it really does boost gut diversity. The Bio&Me granola range includes Super Seedy & Nutty, Cocoa & Coconut, Apple & Cinnamon and Raspberry & Beetroot. They’re not only good for your gut: they really are delicious too – highly recommended.
Brand new Surreal cereal range, launching this month by two former Vita Coco brand and sales directors, is based on childhood favorite cereals, made nutritionally balanced. Using ingredients high in plant based protein, low carb, zero sugar, vegan, gluten free, keto, this brilliant new breakfast range includes four options: Cocoa, Frosted, Cinnamon and Peanut.
8.The Great British Porridge Co.’s porridge pots
The Great British Porridge Co has launched a new flavor (apple and cinnamon) and introduced completely recyclable packaging. Their popular portable pots are available in Classic Chocolate, Blueberry Banana and Caffè Latte. The instant porridges are made using British wholegrain oats, dairy free, plant based and have no added sugar, making them a healthy breakfast choice. For instant porridge, they’re surprisingly palatable.
The innovative new snack brand, Soul Fruit, has launched healthy vegan Dragon Fruit snacks in January 2022. The newest super fruit, Dragon Fruit, has healthy omega 3s and 6s and as well as immune-boosting vitamins. Soul Fruit snacks have no added sugar, are vegan and gluten free. Dragon Fruit snacks come in chipped and soft dried versions; both are delicious and will stop you reaching for that unhealthy chocolate bar.
10.Human Food nutrition bars
Billed as the world’s first organic daily nutrition rar, Human Food bars each contain 21 organic wholefoods in every bite and 21 plant based vitamins and minerals in every bar. They are great for immune support and weight control and perfect for pre and post workout. Available in five flavors: Goji Berry, Mixed Nuts, Orange and Acerola, Turmeric and Spirulina.
11.Lindt CLASSIC RECIPE Vegan Smooth and Lindt CLASSIC RECIPE VeganHazelnut. £3.00
Internationally acclaimed premium chocolate producer, Lindt & Sprüngli has just launched two delicious vegan bars for Veganuary 2022: Lindt Classic Recipe Vegan Smooth and Lindt Classic Recipe Vegan Hazelnut. Expertly crafted by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers, according to traditional Swiss recipes, these bars only use the finest quality ingredients for a tempting plant-based treat.
Vegan wines have come a long way in recent years and the new online wine merchant Vida offers a stellar range of vegan products from Central and Eastern Europe. Three delicious sparkling vegan rosés to try are Hochdeutsch Rosé Blossom 2020, Weingut Strehn Shikimiki Brut 2020 and Martin Pasler Frizzante Schwerelos Rosé 2020.
Another sparkling rosé to brighten up a dull January is French Bloom, a refreshing organic, vegan Rosé Prosecco DOC, created by renowned winemaker Marzio Pol. This new launch is actually alcohol-free but you’d never know it. This excellent new sparkling wine brand was founded by Maggie and Rodolphe Frerejean-Taittinger of the Taittinger Family and model Constance Jablonski.