Nestlé have announced the launch of plant-based sausages in Europe and the US through its brands Garden Gourmet and Sweet Earth Foods respectively.
The announcement follows Nestlé’s launches of the brands’ plant-based burgers and mince last year. The Swiss corporation said its new products should look, taste and cook like a sausage should.
In Europe, Garden Gourmet will be releasing its soy-based Incredible Sausage in both bratwurst and chorizo styles.
With 13g of plant-based protein, the sausages are made with soy, beetroot, carrots, peppers and rapeseed and coconut oils. According to Garden Gourmet, its new product contains no cholesterol and around 40% less fat than a sausage made of pork. It will feature a B rating on its Nutri-score labelling system.
Meanwhile, Sweet Earth’s pea protein-based sausage will be available in three varieties including habanero cheddar, Asian ginger scallion and chick’n apple.
Sweet Earth Foods also plans to release a range of plant-based deli meats.
Wayne England, head of Nestlé’s food business, said: “After the huge success of our plant-based burgers and grounds, we’re now adding another favourite. These plant-based sausages really deliver on flavour and texture.
“Their juiciness and firm bite means you can cook and enjoy them any way you like, including grilling, roasting or pan-frying.”
According to Nestlé, its new sausages have a lower environmental impact, and Garden Gourmet has designed its packaging to be fully recyclable.
As well as its meat alternatives, Nestlé has said that its developing ingredients and centred around vegetables.
Garden Gourmet’s Incredible Sausage will be available in European stores from March including Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
Sweet Earth’s sausage will be available in US stores in April as well as its deli meats. Both brands will follow its launches with a food service release.
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