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Ice-cream brand Cornetto has announced that it is launching a new vegan cone in the UK.

The treat will be available from Sainsbury’s supermarkets from February.

The cone, which is said to be gluten-free, is dipped in dark chocolate and filled with soya ice-cream, then topped with nuts and more chocolate.

The cone launched in Italian stores last year.

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A spokesperson for animal rights charity PETA said: “Cornetto has recognised that vegan eating is on the rise in Britain – more and more people are switching to a plant-based diet every year. 

“Consumers who choose dairy-free ice cream spare cows immense suffering in the dairy industry and also help reduce the devastating environmental impact of animal agriculture.”

The launch follows news that Ben & Jerry’s added another two vegan flavors to its line-up this week.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.