Reading Time: 2 minutes Richmond's vegan meatballs debut next week Credit: Richmond
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Meat giant Richmond is launching vegan bacon and meatballs, according to Vegan Food UK.

Vegan Food UK is an online organization sharing vegan food news, reviews, vlogs, and more. It operates across multiple social media platforms, with a Facebook groupFacebook pageYouTube channel, and Instagram account.

Vegan Bacon and Meatballs

It posted a picture from Sainsbury’s – which briefly listed ‘Richmond Meat Free 8 Smokes Rashers’ on its website. The new product was priced at £2.50.

Richmond revealed on its own Instagram its new meatless balls – which debut this month. 

“BRAND NEW to the Richmond family, we’re so excited for you to try our Meat-Free Meatballs!” the brand wrote.

“Launching next week in a family-sized pack of 16, with the succulent texture and great taste you expect from delicious meatballs. High in protein and a great source of fiber.”

Richmond’s vegan sausages

Back in 2019, Richmond entered the meat-free market after launching vegan sausages

Priced at £2.50 for a pack of eight, the meat-free product is primarily made from soy protein and contain 57.5 calories per sausage – compared to Richmond’s thick pork sausages which contain 132 calories each.

Dawn Spence is the Director of Kerry Foods, which owns Richmond. In a statement sent to PBN, she said: “We know how much people love our sausages – we’re the Nation’s Favourite. But increasingly consumers are looking for a broader range of options to choose from, and this includes alternatives to meat. 

“Richmond is one of Kerry Foods’ longest-standing brands, but we’re constantly looking for ways to innovate and meet the demands of consumers. 

“We’re confident people will love our Meat-Free Sausages just as much as our core ranges, making this a must-stock for retailers looking to appeal to families looking to try something new in their weekly shop.”

Plant Based News has contacted Richmond for comment

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'.