What are the latest vegan food launches? Newest plant based meat free products hitting a supermarket near you

While Veganuary is over, new meat free products are still hitting shelves. So whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, climatarian or flexitarian, these launches could be for you

Here are 10 new vegan meat free products available from a supermarket near you (images: Squeaky Bean/Good Catch/The Tofoo Co)Here are 10 new vegan meat free products available from a supermarket near you (images: Squeaky Bean/Good Catch/The Tofoo Co)
Here are 10 new vegan meat free products available from a supermarket near you (images: Squeaky Bean/Good Catch/The Tofoo Co)

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Veganuary might have ended but that doesn’t mean vegan and vegetarian food products will disappear from supermarket shelves.

In fact, new plant based products are being launched all of the time and are being given more and more space in UK retailers.

Meat free is one of the biggest categories in supermarket plant based ranges.

Ranging from ‘facon’ to vegan versions of chicken wings, pretty much every alternative to meat you can imagine is now out there.

So, whether you’re a vegan, flexitarian, or even a climatarian, NationalWorld has put together a list of some of the biggest plant based product launches since the new year and where they can be found.

The first of three new products from meat free specialists Quorn, this new frozen product is said to offer the experience of the southern US states classic - just without the meat.

Carrying a “smoky flavour”, Quorn claims you won’t believe the protein contained within the wings’ crispy coating isn’t actually chicken.

The brand’s offerings all use Quorn’s unique protein base - Mycoprotein - a high-protein high-fibre, low-saturated fat fermented fungus that the firm says uses around 95% less land and water than it takes to produce animal protein.

Said to be ideal for filling wraps, salads and sandwiches, these ready-to-eat, chilled fillets promise a speedy lunch.

Prepared in a jerk marinade, the fillets offer a kick, Quorn says.

As with their jerk fillets, Quorn’s Sweet Chilli Mini Fillets (RRP: £2.50) are said to be an ideal accompaniment to your lunch.

The North Yorkshire brand says they should be served in a fresh pitta with coconut, garlic and roasted pepper to get the best out of your lunch.

Tofu is a key source of plant based protein.

But preparing it in a way that means it doesn’t have the taste and texture of soggy cardboard isn’t always obvious.

Fortunately The Tofoo Co has stepped in to help with its frozen, pre-diced, cornflour coated, organic tofu pieces that can be chucked straight into a wok to make a stir fry in just 10 minutes.

Coming in two variants - Naked and Ginger & Chilli - the products promise to add a “crispy crunch” to meals through a convenient format.

Very much an up-and-coming brand here in the UK, Good Catch has secured millions of Dollars of investment in the USA.

The first of three new frozen products launched into Tesco this January, the brand’s Fish-Free Burgers are said to offer a “real seafood taste” with a “flaky whitefish-style texture”.

All three new products are made from a combination of pea and soya protein.

Promising a “lump Crabmeat-Style Texture”, each pack contains eight cakes seasoned with sweet peppers, paprika, green onions, parsley and a hint of spice.

The brand says its offering makes “a positive impact on ocean health and aquatic life” because it provides “a delicious, sustainable alternative to overfishing, bycatch, heavy metals and the like, without compromising on the taste”.

Also containing eight cakes, these Thai-Style Fish-Free Cakes are a like-for-like swap with popular sweet, spiced fish cakes.

Good Catch says these cakes are seasoned with lime, lemongrass and coriander and are blended with spicy garlic, shallots and chillies.

Fake meat slices specialist Squeaky Bean has also come into the new year with a trio of new ready-to-eat, chilled products - all available from Tesco.

Made from wheat and tofu, the fake Chorizo is said to be ideal for any sharing platter, charcuterie board or sarnie.

Squeaky Bean’s new slices are said to be high in protein but with a lower saturated fat content than traditional Chorizo at 8.5g per 100g.

Also made from wheat and tofu, the meat free Salami Style Slices are seasoned with black and white pepper and garlic.

They are said to offer “all the taste, texture and protein” of their continental meat cousins.

A one-stop shop for your sandwich fillings, Squeaky Bean has combined its Pastrami Style Slices with a coconut oil based alternative to American Style Cheese.

The two-in-one packs promise shoppers the chance of creating their very own plant based version of a melty Reuben sandwich.

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