Plant-based egg alternative to launch into industry

By Michelle Perrett

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The plant-based egg replacement product is set to launch to manufacturing
The plant-based egg replacement product is set to launch to manufacturing

Related tags: vegan, Veganism

Oggs Aquafaba, the plant-based egg alternative, is to launch into foodservice and manufacturing following its success in the supermarket channel.

The brand is set to launch into Sainsbury’s and Asda, following a successful launch into Waitrose in June. This will increase the product's accessibility to more than 950 UK stores. 

A one-litre format for the foodservice industry is planned for launch in early 2021, followed by a five-litre pack designed for the manufacturing industry shortly after, the company said. 

Vegan cake brand Oggs launched ‘the world’s first’ patented plant-based liquid egg alternative earlier this year as a replacement for eggs in home baking​ 

The launch of Oggs into supermarkets came after the manufacturer revealed its novel process of replacing eggs in a range of baked goods​.  

Chickpea water

Oggs Aquafaba is made from chickpea water and functions just like eggs in baking and cooking processes. Company founder Hannah Carter said Aquafaba launching into manufacturing and foodservice had been the dream for her. 

“For us, this is the future of food,” ​she said. “Aquafaba is more sustainable and ethical than traditional shell eggs and has the potential to replace much of the hidden animal protein in our food chain - from egg whites used in gluten-free bread, to the barn eggs that sadly still reside in many dishes.”​  

Alternative 

“After working with two top universities in both the UK and Portugal the result is a consistently performing, completely natural, plant-based food ingredient that is the ideal alternative for eggs in food service. Aquafaba will enable both professional chefs, caterers and bakers to explore a huge range of recipes that simply replace an egg with an Ogg.”

Carter said she believed it was the future for food as it is more sustainable and ethical than the traditional egg.

Aquafaba comes in packaging that is Forest Stewardship Council sustainably sourced, fully recyclable and certified by The Vegan Society. 

The 200ml carton contains the equivalent of four eggs and is now available in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, ASDA and TheVeganKind Supermarket. 

Sales of plant-based meat manufacturers in the UK have exploded since the outbreak of coronavirus​. 

    
 
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