How important is providing allergen friendly vegan options to your consumers in 2020?

Veganism is defined as “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose” (Vegan Society 2016). Consumers are searching for more ethical and allergen free food options. Therefore, the questions remain: If we have been consuming animal products in our food for centuries, are we able to make a plant-based version taste just as good, if not better? Can we then provide plant-based products into food service without consumers knowing the difference? The answer is YES!

Where can we help?

People who eat plant based usually know exactly how the traditional products tastes and do not want compromised flavour or product quality just because animal products are removed. The Springbrook NPD team have worked hard to ensure that these plant-based sauces taste just as good, if not better than the traditional counterparts so the sauces can be enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike.

This not only applies to Mayonnaises, as the NPD team have worked on a variety of product reformulations in order to remove any ingredient of animal origin. Even basic sauces and dressings often contain ingredients such as natural flavours that can contain dairy or animal ingredients. Springbrook’s formal standards including our BRC accreditation ensures attention to detail and risk analysis strategies are used to ensure we can confidently claim a product to be “free from” certain allergens and ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegan Alternatives

Mayonnaise and aioli are critical components in creamy dishes like potato salad and coleslaw. Getting that creamy taste you love has never been easier with Springbrook’s newest Vegan sauce range which is designed to meet the needs of a range of dietary requirements; suitable for vegetarians and vegans, free from gluten and common allergens such as treenuts.

Products in Development

We have focused on these every day kitchen staples without compromising
on flavour and providing a symptom-free piece of mind.

  • Aioli
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sauces & Dressings
  • Cheese Sauce
  • Sour Cream

Current Range

Our current vegan offering includes;

  • Basil Pesto
  • Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • Satay Sauce
  • Sunflower Seed Spread

*These products are all gluten free, nut free, dairy free & vegan*

“The majority of food I eat is plant based. Cooking with my partner who has been vegan for a little over 10 years has taught me a lot about looking for vegan products in the supermarket, what he can and can not consume. Even in 2020, the options available are still limited.

At Springbrook we get multiple enquiries a week for making plant-based food products and this trend isn’t looking to slow down. As someone who personally eats majority plant based, I am here to help you design food products to meet this market.”

– Greta Pearce
New Product Development Manager

Get in touch today to find out more

sales@springbrook.co.nz