Bol Foods drops dairy from all its products

By Gwen Ridler contact

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Bol Foods has removed all dairy from its products, making then 100 plant-based
Bol Foods has removed all dairy from its products, making then 100 plant-based
Ready meals manufacturer Bol Foods has dropped dairy ingredients from all of its products to become 100% plant-based, the first fast-moving consumer goods brand to do so, it claimed.

According to Bol, the decision to ditch dairy would save the equivalent of 91,000m2 ​of farmland, 7m litres of water and 194 tonnes of CO2 in just one year.

Since announcing its plans in February, the producer has worked to reinvent its range of salad jars, soups and Veg Pots. The move followed the removal of meat and fish from its products in June last year.

To coincide with the removal of dairy from its products, Bol has launched four new Salad Jar recipes: Japanese Rainbow Slaw, Mediterranean Roasted Veg, Mexican Bean, Salsa & Quinoa and Moroccan Beets & Sweet Potato Salad.

Range refresh

The core range of Veg Pots – including the recently launched Keralan Coconut Curry – were also refreshed. Seven new Veg Pot variants were also planned to be launched this year.

Bol Foods founder Paul Brown said: “We’re on a mission to inspire the world to eat more plants, whether at home or on the go and our new range of delicious Veg Pots, Salad Jars and Super Soups are now more local, fresher and tastier than ever.

“We’re not perfect, but I believe businesses can be a force for good in helping both people and the planet, and this marks another step towards that for us.”

Established in 2015, Bol Foods’ range of plant-based meals and snack pots are available in stores nationwide, including Tesco, Waitrose and WHSmith. 

Plant-based developments

There have been a number of developments by plant-based food firms over the past month, capitalising on a growing trend of veganism and flexitarianism among consumers.

Alternative dairy company Delamere Dairy is set to launch a new range of plant-based drinks​ for consumption in or out of home.

Meanwhile, vegetarian pizza business Purezza has secured £35,000 in funding towards opening a vegan cheese factory​, after winning an investment pitching competition in London.

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Poor Nutrition

Posted by D M,

An absence of naturally occurring B12 and D3 will impact on health undermining immunity. Artificial sources have problems . Natural occurring vitamins and minerals cannot be found in a plant only diet. That debunks the idea plant only diets are a healthy diet.

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