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21 Feb 2024

Section Deep Dive: Vegan & Plant-based

Section Deep Dive: Vegan & Plant-based

IFE, part of Food, Drink & Hospitality Week, returns to ExCeL London on 25-27 March packed with exciting food & drink products and opportunities to network and learn alongside inspiration leaders in the food & drink sector. 

This year's event will see the return of the Vegan & Plant-Based Section, in partnership with The Vegan Society, a must-attend for anyone interested in learning about the most innovative plant-based and vegan products on the market. 

Eleanor McGregor, Events & Communications Officer at The Vegan Society, says: "The Vegan Trademark team are very proud to be partnered with IFE and it’s Vegan & Plant Based Section. IFE is a must in our calendar for catching up with our trademark holders and discovering new products in the vegan market. See you in 2024."

Read on to discover some of the innovative vegan products and range at IFE this year: 

Marigold Health Foods


Marigold have launched into the healthy vegan snack market with a brand new and unique concept. Popcorn Plus delivers a satisfying cheezy taste with added benefits. High in vitamin B12. High in vitamin D. High in fibre. A 20g bag with 94kcal. Healthy snacking has never tasted so good!

“After some fun production trials, Marigold is very happy to introduce a healthier snack, based upon wholegrain popcorn and our ever-popular Engevita nutritional yeast. Great taste. Great price. What’s not to like?” says Marigold MD Peter Langsam.

Marigold Health Foods are famous for their nutritional yeast, bouillon, and meat-free alternatives.

Soak'd Oats


Their vegan certified Gut friendly Oat Bars are a deliciously satisfying combination of gluten free SOAK’d jumbo oats, dried fruits, and crunchy seeds. By using 100% natural ingredients, no additives, or preservatives, Soak'd Oats blend hunger-busting fibre with perfect moisture to give a moreish, succulent, and chewy bar - perfect for breakfast on-the-go or as an anytime snack.



Nourish your body, Feed your Soul

JaffJacks produces vegan, Free From, ready to eat jackfruit dishes & and value added coconut products made from natural ingredients. 

Their flavours of jackfruit ready to eat dishes are Curry, Tomato Basil, Teriyaki and Introducing BBQ at IFE 2024!

Also introducing Coconut cream, milk, virgin coconut oil & coconut spread at IFE 2024. Their ingredients are sustainably sourced from Sri Lanka and our ambient products have a shelf life of 18 months.

For healthy, delicious, convenient, vegan dishes & value added coconut products, head to Stand 1152. The JaffJacks team are excited to tell you about how they can deliver healthy vegan while helping our planet!

Novo Farina

Novo Farina

Novo Farina's revolutionary new Quick Hydrate Pea Mince and Medium Hydrate Pea Protein Chunk can be added directly to a sauce and will hydrate in 5 minutes of cooking time. British made from 100% Yellow Peas these texturised vegetable protein products are clean-declaration, allergen free and aim to provide Chefs and Caterers with simple, dry food ingredients to deliciously develop plant-based and hybrid dishes. 

Recently tested by a Development Chef that has a history of working for [MOCK] amongst other well-known plant-based brands called the Quick Hydrate Pea Mince a 'Superior' Product. And went on to say: 

"The Quick Hydrate Pea Mince is so convenient and easy to use - a delightful plant-based product to work with. It behaves like beef mince and takes on fat,  flavour and other ingredients when cooking, creating a lighter meat sauce but not identifiable as a separate texture - great for reducing the carbon footprint and increasing vegetables in hybrid dishes. I'd definitely recommend this product as a meat reduction ingredient in mince-based dishes."

The team will be showcasing the Pea Mince (but not the quick hydrate one) and new Medium Hydrate Pea Protein Chunk on stand number 1359. 



Introducing esti’s vegan Overnight Oats – your wholesome, hassle-free breakfast solution!

Crafted with care, our Overnight Oats are made from non-GMO ingredients, ensuring a delicious and guilt-free start to your day. With no added preservatives, you can trust in the purity and freshness of every bite. Plus, their innovative packaging includes a convenient lid with toppings and a spoon, allowing you to customise your morning meal just how you like it.

Choose from esti's delightful range of flavours including Vanilla, Coffee, Chocolate, and Blueberries. Whether you're a dedicated vegan or simply someone who appreciates good food, their Vegan Overnight Oats promise to satisfy your cravings and nourish your body. Made with love from esti, it's time to elevate your breakfast game with delectable Vegan Overnight Oats.

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