Reading Time: 4 minutes This Veganuary has been an immense year for plant-based food launches Credit: Linda McCartney/Good Catch/Beyond Meat/PBN
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We’re back again with all the thrilling vegan food launches of the week that you should keep an eye out for from restaurants to supermarket shelves this Veganuary.

Ready for all your Veganuary needs, here are some sensational drops from the likes of Beyond Meat, Linda McCartney, and Good Catch. There are also some hot new plant-based ranges from Morrisons and Danish Crown.

Beyond Meat becomes staple at Pizza Hut

Global vegan meat titan Beyond Meat is teaming up with Pizza Hut to adorn Beyond Italian Sausage Crumbles on pizzas across Canada – only this time it’s permanent.

The addition will be a consistent fixture at all locations nationwide, as a vegan version of Pizza Hut’s traditional Italian pork sausage topping. And, were specifically designed to mimic the meaty texture and “mouthwatering” savory taste only in plant-based form.

In a press release, the companies confirmed they are “thrilled” to work together on their shared vision of making all guests happy.

Beyond Meat’s products will feature on Pizza Hut’s menus in the form of The Great Beyond pizza, Beyond Italian Sausage Alfredo Loaded Flatbread, and the Beyond Creamy Alfredo.

Whilst in the UK and Australia Pizza Hut offers vegan bases, this isn’t the case for Canada. According to the chain’s allergens menu, all dough bases contain milk.

Morrisons makes move into plant-based products

One of the UK’s biggest supermarkets, Morrisons has made its foray into veganism with the launch of its Plant Revolution brand.

The debut brand comes complete with 50 vegan-friendly products from Meat-Free Mince, sausages, Chicken Style Pieces, Tex Mex Burgers, Vegan Coleslaw, No Duck Pancakes, Mayonnaise, and more.

There are also ready meals such as Udon Cauliflower, Veg Paella, and Mushroom Spag Bol.

It’s been certified by The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark.

Vegan garlic butter now available at Pizza Express 

British pizza restaurant group Pizza Express has launched a vegan version of its iconic garlic butter in time for Veganuary this year.

It followed “thousands” of requests. And alongside, a mammoth fountain of the stuff has been launched at the chain’s all-vegan outlet in Aldwych, London. Here, 2kg of the garlic spread pours out, which is enough to dunk one hundred Dough Balls.

An entire fountain of vegan butter? Yes please.

This will be later rolled out in Pizza Express’ 360 restaurants nationwide come March.

The new vegan butter is available with its classic Dough Balls or as a dip for “essential” crust dipping.

Food and beverage director Jane Treasure said: “With more and more people opting for vegan alternatives every year, we’re excited and proud to be able to announce the launch of our vegan garlic spread this Veganuary.”

Linda McCartney unveils ready-to-eat range

Leading meatless brand created by the late Linda McCartney of the same name has launched nine new products across multiple lines for Veganuary 2022.

New in are vegan-friendly Pulled Pork Rolls, Mini Sausage Rolls, Cocktail Sausages, Chorizo Cocktail Sausages, and Katsu Chicken Bites. All are ready to eat, and range between £1.75 and £2.50 per pack.

The Ready To Eat Range can be found in Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Waitrose.

Moreover, the Family Value Range features four products in larger formats, all retailed at £3.00. This includes Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets, Sausages, Meatballs, and Burgers.

Wahaca drops Veganuary set menu

Mexican-inspired restaurant chain Wahaca has established an entire vegan set menu this Veganuary. It’s available across its 13 outlets and via Deliveroo.

Vegan-friendly dishes include Ancho Mushroom Tacos, Plantain Tacos, and Black Bean & Vegan Cheese Quesadillas.

There are also tostadas in Zesty Bean and Organic Squash. You can also order Wahacomle, a “sustainable” take on guacamole made with British fava beans.

“As well as making sure that our vegan offering is the most varied and most delicious it ever has been, we’re determined to continue pushing ourselves to tread as lightly on the planet as we can throughout 2022,” commented co-founder Thomasina Miers.

Good Catch debuts plant-based salmon

Plant-based seafood brand Good Catch is launching Plant-Based Salmon Burgers, which are produced in the US.

The company, Gathered Foods, says they deliver on the “best part” of salmon in texture and flavor while boasting 16 grams of protein per serving.

Chad Sarno is co-founder and chief culinary officer at Gathered Foods. In a statement, he said: “We are excited to see consumer response to our Plant-Based Salmon Burgers, which provides a convenient meal solution without the harm.”

The new burgers are available through a partnership with United Natural Foods, a North American grocery distributor.

Danish meat processor releases first plant-based line

One of Denmark’s top beef and pork processors, Danish Crown, is debuting its first plant-based products under its Den Grønne Slagter brand.

“When we diversify, it is important to us that we are able to offer products that taste good. And, are easy for consumers to prepare,” the company’s group CEO Jais Valeur said in a statement.

It consists of eight products: Veggie fars, Veggie Bites, BBQ burger, Nuggets, Schnitzel, and Veggie Deller as well as Indian-inspired Tandoori and Byriani dishes.

Customers can find the products in supermarkets across the country.

Costo brings on board vegan chicken brand

Retailer Costco has made a new vegan chicken product from Plant Alternative available across its UK stores. Shicken’s Tikka Kebab Skewers are now on offer up and down the country.

Made with textured soy fiber, the frozen skewers are marinated in a tikka spice mix. Shicken’s founder Satvinder Bain reportedly spent two years developing the product alongside a team of chefs.

Bain said: “Our products make choosing plant-based alternatives easier; because small changes can make a big 

difference.”

THIS and Sainsbury’s have teamed up

Sainsbury’s and THIS offer new Veganuary product

Elsewhere in all things tikka, Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has joined forces with plant-based pioneer THIS on a new product this Veganuary.

The new THIS Isn’t A Chicken Tikka Roll is available in the on-the-go food section. a

It comes complete with kachumber, a mango chutney, and black onion seeds – retailing at £3.50 across more than 900 stores.

Cold Stone Creamery launches vegan Silk

US ice-cream parlor Cold Stone Creamery has unveiled its first vegan ice-cream offering, made with almond milk from Silk.

The plant-based frozen dessert is called the Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk Creation. And it comes in chocolate, banana, peanut butter, and roasted almond.

However, Cold Stone Creamery maintains that the new dessert is not made in a vegan environment. It warns that cross-contamination “could occur.”

The offering joins a range of vegan sorbets and mix-in toppings such as nuts, pretzels, and Oreo cookies.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.