Dairy-Free Items Nab PETA Vegan Food Awards

For Immediate Release:

26 September 2017


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Companies Honoured for Meeting the Surging UK Demand for Plant-Based Fare

London – As the number of British vegans has increased by 360 per cent in the last 10 years, the market for meals, snacks, and beverages free of meat, eggs, and dairy “products” is stronger than ever – and PETA is recognising some of the most exciting new plant-based offerings with its fifth annual Vegan Food Awards.

Twenty-four categories are included in this year’s awards, and here are just some of the winners:

Best Dairy-Free Milk: Oatly Oat Drink Barista Edition

It’s fully foamable, so perfect for a frothy latte but equally delicious in tea, on cereal, or just straight out of the carton.

Best Dairy-Free Cheese: Mouse’s Favourite Camembert Style

Mouse’s Favourite specialises in artisanal, handmade cheese, and the Camembert Style is sensational.

Best Dairy-Free Yogurt: Koko Dairy Free Strawberry

Loaded with calcium and essential vitamins, these convenient little pots of goodness are great for breakfast or a healthy dessert.

Best Vegan Pizza: Pizza Express Vegan Giardiniera

You can now add delicious vegan mozzarella to any pizza at Pizza Express, but our favourite is the Vegan Giardiniera, topped with olives, asparagus, artichoke, and onion.

Other cruelty-free winners include Ben & Jerry’s (Best Vegan Ice Cream), Sainsbury’s (Best Vegan Ready Meal), and Sweet Freedom (Best Vegan Chocolate).

“Delicious plant-based milk and cheese options are popping up everywhere because consumers are increasingly concerned with their health, the environment, and animal welfare,” says PETA’s Dawn Carr. “Forward-thinking companies that traditionally focused on dairy ‘products’ have an opportunity to tap into the booming vegan market with dairy-free items.”

In addition to sparing animals daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries, vegan meals are “greener”, as the United Nations has said that a move towards a vegan diet is necessary to offset the worst effects of climate change. Vegans are also less likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer than meat-eaters are.

A copy of the PETA Vegan Food Awards logo is available here . To read about all the winners, please visit PETA.org.uk.