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In the world of January 2022 vegan news - Is PLANET CRUNCH: The Life (or Death?) of Planet Earth by Richard Brock PLANET CRUNCH is a 150-page paperback book that is free to all those interested. It is part of an ambitious project that draws attention to the challenges we all face; especially involving biodiversity. You can also watch the three accompanying 25-minute films on YouTube (youtube.com/user/brockinitiative) and Vimeo (vimeo.com/brockinitiative).
The Brock Initiative are offering free book postage to the UK. For overseas orders, they are offering subsidised postage: Europe £5 / Rest of World £10. Alternatively, an eBook version is available to all for FREE at brockinitiative.org.
Sauvignon Blanc, ABV 12.5%
This delightful Sauvignon Blanc from Chile’s Valle Central is 100 per cent vegan, right down to the ink and glue on the labels. Zesty and refreshing, it has tropical fruit flavours of gooseberry, passion fruit and hints of mouth-watering fresh lime.
75cl for £7.49, ocado.com
Three quarters of the world’s are either exploited or depleted
Lindt creates two new decadent vegan chocolate bars just in time for Veganuary
This Veganuary Lindt and Sprüngli is launching two delicious Lindt Classic Recipe Vegan bars — Lindt Classic Recipe Vegan Smooth and Lindt Classic Recipe Vegan Hazelnut. Expertly crafted by the innovative Lindt Master Chocolatiers according to traditional Swiss recipes, these bars use the finest quality ingredients for a tempting plant-based treat.
The bars are an exquisite combination of premium cocoa blended with gluten-free oat milk and smooth almond paste, which helps to give Lindt Classic Recipe Vegan Smooth a silky texture. For those who prefer a nutty flavour, opt for Lindt Classic Recipe Vegan Hazelnut which uses the same ingredients as the smooth variety, with the addition of crunchy hazelnut pieces. You can find the new chocolate in UK supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, as well as in Amazon, Lindt Chocolate shops and online (lindt.co.uk/shop) at an RRP of £3 per 100g bar.
Vegan food orders on Deliveroo rose by 105 per cent between 2020 and 2021
Food delivery service Deliveroo (deliveroo.co.uk) has uncovered that plant-based dining is one of the fastest growing categories on its platform. There are now more than 14,000 vegan and vegan-friendly eateries available to order from on its app and website, delivering to 800 towns and cities across the UK. What’s more, in just one year, the takeaway service has reported a massive 105 per cent rise in orders of entirely vegan meals between November 2020 and 2021. According to the company’s data, the areas of Brighton, Bristol and Leeds order the most plant-based food as a percentage of their total orders.
Elena Devis, vegan category lead at Deliveroo, comments on the news: “It’s fantastic to see demand for vegan food continue to grow every year, largely driven by the incredible range of plant based dishes available across our restaurant and grocery menus. Whether you’re vegan, veggie, flexi or just keen to eat more plants, Deliveroo is your platform!”
As well as this, Devis revealed that ‘vegan’ is currently one of the most popular searches on the Deliveroo app. In its top-selling categories, which include burgers and pizza, 15 per cent of orders contained vegan items over the last 12 months. Plus, a third of Deliveroo users state that they are following a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or flexitarian diet.
Greedy Vegan become the first plant-based protein box on the market
Innovative new start-up Greedy Vegan (greedyvegan.uk), is here to make plant-based eating more convenient, with the launch of a plant-powered protein delivery service. With an aim to dispel the age long question, ‘Where do you get your protein from if you’re vegan?’, Greedy Vegan are currently working with Better Nature, Meatless Farm, THIS, The Curators, Dragonfly Foods and Future Farm, to name a few, to provide the best plant-based protein products on the market.
But they are not stopping there — Greedy Vegan want to become the one-stop shop for all vegan protein, with a goal to consistently introduce new and never-tried-before brands, whilst also diversifying into plant-based cheese.
A spokesperson from the brand commented: “Not only are we aiming this at vegans, but we are hopefully going to change consumers’ mind-sets to think that that the plantbased diet isn’t boring or inconvenient or even tasteless. In fact, it is quite the opposite and Greedy Vegan is here to bring all that and more!”
Living a vegan life has never been easier or tastier, with Greedy Vegan delivering nationally, so head over to greedyvegan.uk to order your first box.
Animal agriculture is responsible for at least 87% of greenhouse gas emissions
Sunday 2nd January
Monthly Eating with LGBT+ Vegans London
London — for exact location, join LGBT+ Vegans London online
Saturday 8th January
Sherwood Vegan Market
Sherwood United Reform Church, 1 Edwards Lane, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG3 5GF
Friday 14th January
The Vegan Kitchen Cookery Class
Daylesford Cookery School, Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0YG
£195 per person
Saturday 22nd January
Exeter Vegan Market
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
Free From Fellows launch inclusive new marshmallow range
Vegan sweetie brand Free From FellowsTM (freefromfellows.com) has added three delicious new varieties of Vegan Mallows to their range — super fluffy and free from nasties, they’re the perfect snack cupboard addition. The tasty alternatives to marshmallows contain no artificial colours or ingredients, and are also free from the top 14 allergens, making them suitable for all diets.
The gelatine-free snacks are currently available in three varieties including strawberry, vanilla and mini pink and white vanilla. They can be bought from Sainsburys, the Free From Fellows online store and health food shops across the country at an RRP of £1.50 per 105g bag.
Co-founder at Bravura Foods (parent company of Free From Fellows), Karl Morris comments: “This was a natural progression for the brand as we look to satisfy the needs of more vegans in the UK with our successful and popular growing range.”
The new marshmallows will join the rest of the Free From Fellows range which features seven product lines of sugar-free sweets including Gummy Bears, Cola Bottles and Midget Gems.
Greedy Vegan become the first plant-based protein box on the market
Where: 7 Culver Street West, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JG
When: Monday to Thursday, 7:30am-9pm. Friday to Saturday, 7:30am-10:30pm. Sunday, 9am-9pm.
If you ever find yourself in Roman founded Colchester, Britain’s oldest town, make sure to stop by Hank’s Deli and Dirty Takeaway. It’s the fifth establishment belonging to the Hank’s chain, owned by passionate Suffolk based vegan entrepreneurs Geoff Bligh and Phil Rivers.
Eat in, take away or order delivery, choosing from an array of ultra-comforting and flavoursome plant based foods including the ‘moc muffin’ breakfast, jumbo American hotdog, BBQ chick’n fries, sticky BBQ ‘ribz’ and fries, fresh Buddha bowl, Malabar curry bowl, Biscoff cheesecake and New York baked vanilla cheesecake, among tonnes of other divinely delicious options.