‘Bleeding’ meatless burgers launching in the UK in 2018
Last year’s widespread coverage of US-based Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat’s so-called meat-free ‘bleeding burgers’ led to speculation about an impending arrival of these type of products in the UK. However, an entirely different contender appears to be launching into the UK foodservice market with a similar offering. Moving Mountains offer a plant-based burger said to smell, taste and even bleed like its meaty counterpart. The burger is now available at plant-based restaurants, Mildreds, in Dalston, London
The burgers consist of a combination of potato, mushroom, coconut oil, soy and wheat proteins as well as beetroot juice (for the bleeding effect). Picture from The Grocer online.
Dairy-free could become more popular than gluten-free among Millennials
Research by Adelie Foods suggests that, for the first time, the number of Millennials choosing a dairy-free lifestyle could be nearing that of those focusing on gluten-free foods. The survey found that, amongst 16-30-year-olds, 19% have purchased or consumed dairy substitutes in the six months before being surveyed, with 22% buying or eating gluten-free products.
New app to help Dutch consumers make healthier decisions
The Dutch government has backed the launch of a new mobile application that helps consumers compare brands in-store, aimed at encouraging consumers to make the healthier choice when shopping for food.
When scanned via a mobile device, the app registers the product and compares its nutritional profile to other brands and similar products.