Aryzta expands vegan savoury range

With Veganuary fast approaching, Aryzta Food Solutions is calling on caterers who feel they don’t have the tools to capitalise on the vegan pound, to think again.

The company is adding four new on-the-go savouries to its ever-growing range of plant-based bakery – helping take the fear factor out of catering for this growing diner demographic.

Available frozen, the four new savouries – a Saag Aloo Slice, a Spicy Chickpea Roll, a Vegan Sausage Roll and a Spicy Chickpea & Kale Pithiver – unite to answer two of foodservice’s biggest trends; the growth in veganism (veganism in the UK has increased by 350% in the last decade) and the explosion in a food-to-go market set to reach £23.5bn by 2022.

Paul Maxwell, Trade Marketing Manager, Aryzta Food Solutions (and a vegan of 24 years), said the new savouries can help caterers fretting over how to harness the pulling power of vegan food, drive on-the-go profits, not just from vegans, but non-vegans looking for a flavoursome departure from the standard sausage roll or steak bake.

He said, “Insight from The Vegan Society recently highlighted veganism – alongside gluten-free – as the most difficult diets that sites have to cater for, so we realise there are many sites which are still unsure of how to satisfy vegan diners. Put simply, the vegan requirement is not all that different from that of meat eaters.

'Whether you’re one of 3.5 million UK vegans, 7 million vegetarians, or the growing number of flexitarians, the only requirement, apart from being free from animal ingredients, is something that tastes great!

'These new vegan bakes are so delicious and simple to prepare that they remove the hard work at the very outset. All that’s left for caterers to do is profit from innovative bakes with ingredient combinations that will appeal to anyone – meat eaters included – looking for new and exciting flavours.”

The new additions:
Vegan Saag Aloo Slice - an Asian-inspired lattice puff pastry slice generously filled with potatoes, onions, spinach and a delicately spiced mango chutney, finished with a rich and authentic tikka sauce.

Vegan Spicy Chickpea Roll - a puff pastry roll filled with chickpeas blended with sweet potato, red peppers, onion and tomato, perfectly seasoned with a blend of Moroccan style spices and kibbled chilli and topped with smoky paprika.

Vegan Sausage Roll -a filling of onion, wheat protein, garlic and mushrooms, seasoned with rosemary, thyme and oregano, wrapped in golden flaky puff pastry and lightly topped with parsley.

Vegan Spicy Chickpea & Kale Pithiver - a puff pastry pithiver, or round, enclosed pie, filled with sweet potato, kale and chickpeas enrobed in a spicy tomato-based sauce. Seasoned with garlic, cumin, cinnamon, coriander and apricots, and lightly topped with parsley.

The savouries join a range of newly launched loaf cakes in strengthening ARYZTA Food Solutions’ vegan range which also includes cakes and croissants.