Richmond releases meat-free sausages


Whether you agree with buying vegan meat-alternatives from meat-based companies or not, it is certainly noteworthy when a meat company launches a plant-based product for the first time.


It might only be to cash in on the vegan ‘trend’, but it means that the demand for vegan food is increasing, so much so, that even meat companies think that it is worth their time and money to invest in.


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Just this week, Kerry Foods, who own Richmond – a brand  known for making meat-based sausages – has expanded into the meat-free market for the first time, launching vegan sausages, with an ‘ambition to continue evolving its range to respond to differing consumer needs’.


It shows that vegan needs are finally being taken notice of. Plant-based people are a force that now warrants listening to and companies are actually starting to listen and respond with products to accommodate us.


There is also a hope that the big brand’s move will sway regular consumers of their meat-based sausage to try something new, to reduce their meat consumption, and recognise that being vegan does not mean missing out.


The company have tried to make their vegan sausage as similar to their meat-based product as possible.


Kerry Foods state that they set out ‘to create the perfect meat-free sausage that doesn’t sacrifice on great taste or texture. This means the meat-free sausages can easily be used in the place of a meat product, making it a simple swap for consumers.’


Based on qualitative research and category insights, the vegan sausages will sit predominantly alongside the existing Richmond meat ranges in stores.


The hope is that the vegan product will benefit from the foot traffic driven down the meat aisles, encouraging more people to try meat-free.


Richmond Meat-Free Sausages are made from a soya-based protein and contain 57.5 calories per sausage. They’ll be rolling out in retailers from the end of the month, priced at £2.50 for a pack of eight.




  1. Linda Barton on November 2, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Richmond Vegan sausages taste amazing! Thank you from a very happy Vegan xxxx

  2. Donna on November 9, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    These taste great and my fussy kids loved them! Please consider lowering the salt content though-they don’t need this much.

  3. Jonathan on November 27, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I have been vegetarian for 38 years and these sausages are absolutely amazing.In all that time , no one has ever come as close as this to the real thing.Infact it was a revelation to taste something that actually tastes like a real sausage I can’t wait to have them in a bap with tomato sauce.
    Well done and thank you Richmond .

  4. Nikki on December 23, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Where can you buy these?

  5. Josh on January 3, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    These are phenomenal

  6. paul on January 19, 2020 at 1:10 am

    over thirty years a vegan and oh my go I can’t tell you how much I’ve craved a vegan sausage that has the look smell taste and texture of a real sausage then I happen upon Richmond’s meat free sausages and suddenly I’m 14 again yum yum thanks a lot Richmond a job well done. keepup the good work

  7. John on February 17, 2020 at 8:54 am

    They are very good indeed.

  8. Barry warfield on April 18, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    We have just tasted our first packet of your meat free sausages they are the most delicious beautiful sausages I have tasted another meaning to bangers and mash, will be looking to buy plenty more to put in freezer

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