Veganism is on the rise. It’s healthy, ethical and works towards reversing the environmental damage we humans have unleashed by mass-producing meat for our own consumption for decades. As awareness of these issues has grown, the popularity of plant-based diets has resulted in one of the fastest growing sectors in the culinary world. The more we are shunning meat and dairy products, the harder food manufacturers are compelled to work to develop new, interesting and tasty vegan fare, that defies the age-old stereotype of bland, pallid and tasteless offerings.
Team Quattro prides itself on being market leaders. Ahead of the curve, we have been producing delicious and nutritious vegan fare for our discerning customers for many years. Our development chefs are experienced in sourcing the highest quality local fruit and vegetables and devising exceptional products free of fish, meat and dairy. Our popular vegan ranges include:
- Rice pots
- Mac and “cheese”
Almost one in four food products launched in UK in 2019 was labelled vegan and demand for new plant-based products soared during lockdown. Magnum and Ben & Jerry’s have trademarked vegan ice cream and meat-free burgers are filling supermarket shelves to meet consumer demand. Strong sales of plant-based ranges are taking brands and food trends in exciting new directions.
Why and how did lockdown create new vegans? Did people suddenly have time to pay closer attention to their diet or did they find themselves with unexpected headspace to consider ideas that took a backseat during ‘normal’ pre-Covid life including cutting down on meat and dairy?
Whatever the reasons, evidence tells us that veganism is one of 2020’s few success stories. Join Quattro Foods in embracing this wholesome trend, along with some of the UK’s biggest retailers.
Tesco has launched no less than 30 new plant-based products across its Wicked Kitchen and Plant Chef ranges. Variations of traditional dairy products including Beyond Butter and Beyond Cheese are Flora’s latest offerings and Lidl has trademarked a range of vegan products including pastries and baguettes.
Apart from the delicious tastes and textures emanating from the Quattro kitchens when vegan fare is in production, the team is compelled by the health benefits of veganism. Fruit, vegetables, grains and pulses are high in protein and B12 and the lack of preservatives can only be a good thing.
Quattro Foods continues to supply vegan fare of the highest quality to individual restaurants, high street chains, schools, hospitals, food service providers and wholesalers with a plant-based range that includes:
- Vegan cheese sauce
- Vegan bechamel sauce
- Vegan meatballs in a rich pomodoro sauce
- Vegan blue no-cheese carbonara
- Fruit compotes
And don’t forget our exciting porridge range (not only vegan, also gluten-free) to get the day off to a happy plant-based start.
Call us to discuss how we can help feed your meat and dairy-free customers, and in the meantime the Quattro Foods team wishes you a healthy and relaxed summer from our South Coast HQ.