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A U.K bakery chain Cooplands has added a vegan cheese and vegetable bake to its plant-based offerings.

The new product features dairy-free cheese from Violife Foods. It also contains vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, onions, swedes, peas, and diced peppers.

It is available in more than 160 Cooplands outlets across the North of England . The company remains open during the country’s second lockdown as it’s classed as an ‘essential business’.

‘A tasty option’

According to BritishBaker, CEO of Cooplands Belinda Youngs said: “We are excited to partner with Violife to create a new plant-based cheese bake using their great tasting cheese replacement product. 

“For people who are either vegan or just looking to eat less meat in their diet or trying to do their bit for the environment, it is a tasty option.”

Coopland’s vegan options

Last year, Cooplands says it became one of the first high-street bakeries to make all its bread 100 percent vegan. 

Youngs added: “At Cooplands we put our customers’ needs at the heart of our bakery operations. 

“We know that many shoppers want to be really sure that the bread products that they are buying are 100 percent vegan and that’s why we are delighted to be the first high street bakery to be able to offer this to all our customers every day.”

The 130-year-old company also sells vegan sausage rolls and steak bakes. 

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.