UK bakery Artisan Bread Organic has released two new meat alternatives to expand its range of meat-free options for consumers.
The ‘mushroom-styled’ burgers include mushroom burgers and a mushroom burger in a bun. Both are created with dillisk, a salty, red seaweed usually known as vegan ‘bacon’, and pea protein. The company says they are ‘delicious hot or cold’.
Ingrid Eissfeldt, owner of Artisan Bread Organic, said: “In a recent survey our customers asked us to create a meat replacement, so that’s exactly what we’ve done – as always without gums or additives and using the finest, organic ingredients.
“Summer is upon us and we can’t wait for the public to enjoy our new meat-free products! They look good – they taste good – you may even convince a meat-eater to try them.”
Artisan says that the products have been released during summer to appeal to vegetarian or vegan consumers who want to participate in barbecues, picnics, and parties. The burgers can be fried or grilled. The release of the two products come at a time when many other UK retailers and companies are offering meat-free alternatives to appeal to demands for such products.
The burgers are gluten- and dairy-free, which will appeal to consumers with gluten or lactose intolerance.
The burger in a bun has a recommended retail price (RRP) of £3.15 for a pack of two. Artisan Bread Organic’s mushroom burgers have an RRP of £2.40 for a pack of four.
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