In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: The Great British Bake Off to hold a vegan week; Vegan pizzeria to open to UK’s first vegan cheese factory; BOL Foods becomes the next major brand to go plant-based; Marks & Spencer launch vegan ice cream cones; Vegan beauty brand E.L.F. donates profits to help animals; Top London chef: vegan dishes are “must have option”; Morrisons to launch vegan parmesan cheese.
Fan favourite cookery show, ‘The Great British Bake Off’, is set to host its first ever vegan challenge week, thanks to a suggestion by Noel Fielding.
The host reportedly came up with the idea in order to appeal to a more millennial audience.
Vegan pizzeria chain ‘Purezza’ has announced plans to open a vegan cheese factory, which would be the first of its kind within the UK.
Purezza is the UK’s first vegan pizzeria, and recently secured £35,000 worth of funding in an investment pitching competition.
Major British food brand, Bol Foods, has announced it has removed dairy from all remaining products to become fully plant-based.
In a statement sent to Veggie Athletic Earlier, BOL Foods confirmed it has become the first fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brand to remove all animal products from their products.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has launched two new vegan products, a chocolate and caramel ice cream stick and chocolate and vanilla cones.
The ice-creams have been launched as part of their ‘Made Without Dairy’ range, joining already existing items such as their coconut cream dessert.
Vegan cosmetic and beauty brand, e.l.f., has partnered with five beauty bloggers and influencers to help support animal rights organisations.
Each influencer chooses their favourite product, and also a charity.
Top London Chef, Kim Woodward, says that vegan dishes have become necessary options for London’s leading restaurants.
Woodward has just taken over at Soho’s 100 Wardour Street, and has seen a huge rise in the demand for vegan food in some of the cities most elite restaurants.
Major British supermarket chain Morrisons has announced that they will begin stocking vegan parmesan cheese, following in the footsteps of other vegan-friendly stores such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
The cheese is created by ‘Good Carma Foods’, who specialise in environmentally friendly packaging.