UK grocer Tesco announced some new additions to its Wicked Kitchen vegan ice cream brand. The line will now include cookie dough and birthday cake flavors, yum!
Instead of dairy, these ice creams are made of lupin protein and coconut oil. The birthday cake flavor includes vegan cake pieces while the cookie dough is full of chunks of cookie dough and chocolate chips.
Derek Sarno, plant-based chef and director of plant-based innovation at Tesco said of the new line, “Our plant team want to provide the nation with the best tasting, most satisfying, everyday plant-based food, for vegans and non-vegans alike. We launched our core ice ‘dream’ flavours of Vanilla, Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Chip in October 2020, selling over 100,000+ tubs to date and providing dessert lovers with a delicious treat. We’re really excited to be expanding the range to include an even wider variety of flavour combinations that are aimed to please and delight our taste buds without the use of animals.”
A vegan diet has steadily grown in popularity in the UK, with many vegans celebrating Veganuary to begin the year. The Vegan Society reports that they were 600,000 vegans in the UK in 2019, up from 150,000 in 2014.
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