Veganism and Vegan Products

“My biggest nightmare would be if the kids ever came up to me and said ‘Dad, I’m a vegetarian’ ” – Gordon Ramsay in an interview with the Daily Mail. However, with the rising trend of vegetarianism and veganism, his fears may be realised.

Moving into 2020, there has been an ever-increasing demand from the average shopper for vegetarian/vegan products. Through to some of the most elite athletes on the planet, more and more people are changing their eating behaviour and starting to incorporate vegan foods into their diet. With an estimated 400,000 people signing up to Veganuary this year, whether their reasoning was environmental, ethical or they were trying to eat more of the ‘green stuff’, we are seeing a surge in plant-based eating. As this trend has become mainstream and we see more and more products pop up on our shelves, Opalbond has certainly felt the effects, with the demand for vegan products soaring over recent months.

So, what are the benefits to your health? Firstly, plant-based diets tend to be high in vitamins, minerals and fibre, while also being low in cholesterol and saturated fats. As there is a heavy reliance on foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, it is understandable that more people are becoming vegan, in particularly when these foods are associated with lower levels of type 2 diabetes, less hypertension, lower cholesterol levels and reduced cancer rates.

At Opalbond we currently supply a range of vegan snacks including indulgent cookies made from 100% natural ingredients; on the go energy balls formulated from organic superfoods and high protein bars that put the chalky taste of so many vegan bars to shame. As non-vegan functional snacks exploded onto the scene and have become a mainstay on every shop floor, it is exciting to realise that we are only at the beginning of product innovation within the vegan snack market.

With new concepts and formulations landing on our desk every week, rest assured we will be at the forefront of this innovation.

If you want to extend your product range to include the latest in vegan product innovation, please get in touch at