November 1, 2017

Vegan products at your Co-op

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Finding vegan food conveniently can be a challenge. We’re always working on new vegan products. Whether you follow a vegan diet day-to-day, you’re flexitarian or you just enjoy vegan options, we think you’ll love our Autumn additions.

New vegan products on our shelves

We’ve added some new products to our vegan range to include hearty prepared meals and delicious snacks, such as our:

  • Lentil Dahl Soup, with carrot, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas and lentils. It’s low fat, 1 of your 5 a day and only 113kcal per serving
  • Three Bean Chilli, with cannellini beans, red kidney beans and black turtle beans in a tomato and chilli sauce, with seasonal red and yellow pepper rice
  • Frozen Butternut Squash and Quinoa Roast, with an apple and plum sauce. Its low in sat fat, high in protein and a source of fibre

Our lunch time offer also has some new options, such as our:

  • Onion Bhaji Sandwich, which is low in sat fat and only 365kcal per pack
  • Red Pepper and Kalamata Olive Pasta, with whole wheat pasta in a tomato and harissa dressing with roasted pepper, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, pine nuts and spinach. It’s low in sat fat, a source of fibre, 1 of your 5 a day
  • Coconut and Cauliflower Meal Pot, with mixed grains with cauliflower, coconut milk, broccoli, lentils, red pepper, roasted sweet potato and mango chutney with a blend of spices. It’s 1 of your 5 a day, low in fat, source of fibre and protein

What other vegan products are available?

We offer a range of vegan options at our stores, from our very popular Jam and Custard Doughnuts, both of which are vegan, popcorn, as well as a number of our wines. It’s not just food and drink either, all our household cleaning products are cruelty free and many of them are vegan too.

You can also view the full list of Vegan products availablie in the Co-op. Please note however that our 2500+ stores are all different shapes and sizes, therefore stock is not always identical.


How can I identify vegan products at Co-op stores?

VEGAN_LOGO

You can easily identify which our of Co-op own brand products by the “V” vegetarian & vegan symbol.

Need some vegan inspiration?

You can find lots of vegan recipe ideas at coop.co.uk/recipes and in our latest Co-op Food Magazine.

Let us know what you think about the new products or tell us what your favourite vegan recipes are by tweeting us or tagging us on Instagram, @coopukfood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking to try a vegan diet?

Moving towards a more plant based diet can have benefits for your personal health and the health of the planet. The lower the meat, fish and dairy content, the lower the environmental impact. Find out more about some of the environmental and health benefits of reducing meat intake on the Eating Better Coalition website. You can also calculate your carbon footprint and see how you match up against the UK average.

If you are following a vegan diet, make sure you are keeping a balanced intake of all your key food groups, the Government’s Eat Well guide shows you what your breakdown should be and encourages us to eat more beans and pulses.

Aoife McKernan
Assistant Diet and Health Manager

Join the conversation! 16 Comments

  1. Splendid. Many thanks for this. I will certainly look out for these products. I am not a vegan but vegan foods are usually so tasty I sneak into the products every so often!

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  2. Many of our convenience stores are quite small and staff do have difficulty displaying Vegan foods together for ease and customer`s convenience. Stores need some form of in store communication to let members and customers know what Vegan foods are available and in stock at any point in time. The old notice boards worked well in the past !

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  3. Liking the vegan theme, particularly from an environmental perspective. However, looking at Kym’s trolley at least half of the packaging there is non-recyclable, certainly not by my local authority.

    The other issue is palm oil. If Co-op really wants to be ethical it needs to eradicate palm oil from its products, even so-called “sustainable” palm oil.

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    • Hi Mark, on the recycling, we’re committed to making all our packing easy to recycle with your local authority, you can find out how we’re doing on the blog (http://coop.uk/2gVhhJC) On Palm Oil, all palm used in Co-op products is 100% sustainable, there’s more on that on this blog too (http://coop.uk/2gWCdjg) ^Jordan

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      • Thank you for your reply, Jordan.

        Re palm oil, can you tell me whether the plantations from which Co-op sources palm oil were once rainforest. Or can you provide details of the locations where you source your palm oil from?

        Many thanks

        Mark

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  4. Doughnuts. That’s all I can say.

    I’m vegan and you provide me with doughnuts. Yes! Thank you! 🙂

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  5. If only all supermarkets were as forward thinking as you

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  6. Thank you coop!!!

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  7. Great, and thanks for the link to the full list too! I can’t see your 56% cocoa Irresistible Dark Chocolate with Orange vegan too? Seems vegan by the ingredients
    : )

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  8. A great bit of World Vegan Day news. Thank you!

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  9. And co-op’s own tortilla wraps. Thank you so much for these. Not easy to find vegan wraps any place due to mono and diglyceride of fatty acids often coming from animal sources. Keep up the good work. Co-op is now my first choice supermarket since going vegan.

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  10. With a Dutch wife, I am familiar with the Bapao savoury steam buns sold in the Netherlands and was very surprised to see one, then two varieities appear in my local Co-op store. But please can we have the vegan variety!?

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  11. Thank you for the great Vegan options available for the meal deal, finally more choice than falafel and hummus! Please bring back the sweet corn fritter and pineapple salsa sandwich, that was the best!

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