Concern for the environment, growing awareness of dietary intolerances and the search for healthier options have propelled vegetarian and vegan food choices to the mainstream.
Retailers, foodservice operators and wholesalers are working hard to meet the resulting demand for great tasting, plant-based food. The good news is that we are in an excellent position to help.
As one of the world's leading suppliers of speciality vegetable oils, fats and related products, much of what we make and supply is produced from plants and contains no meat or animal products.
Take our Prep range of high performance frying oils for example, they are all plant-based, vegetarian and naturally vegan.
Dairy free and vegan alternatives
From traditional butter and dairy creams to creamy mayo's and dressings, we have worked hard to develop impactful plant-based and dairy free alternatives which deliver in both cooking applications and flavour and texture without compromise.
Our Lion Vegan Mayo range tastes just like traditional mayonnaise and our new dairy free sauces and dressings in our Lion brand enable dairy free menus to deliver impactful taste; additions to the range include Chipotle Mayo, Garlic & Herb Dressing and Thousand Island Dressing and the range is continuing to grow. Going forwards we are adopting a dairy free, vegan-first new product development approach within our Lion brand.
With a long history in butter alternatives, our Whirl products are inspired by traditional dairy butter! With rich buttery flavours and the convenience of a liquid form, our Vegan Whirl product delivers the flavour customers desire whilst offering a dairy free solution which is healthier, more cost effective and convenient.
We continue to innovate in our plant-based and dairy free solutions as consumer demands for products continue to grow and are launching alternatives to traditional dairy creams across the UK and Europe.
This means that we are the perfect partner to help develop and add value to your plant-based, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan dishes, products, menus and categories.
Plant-based meat, dairy and frozen desserts
If you're looking for help with the development of plant-based meat, dairy and frozen desserts products, colleagues in the wider AAK team can help.
For more information on how we can be your co-development partner within plant-based solutions, get in touch.