For years, eager eaters have been urging Quorn, the popular meat-free maker behind products like chik’n cutlets and turk’y roasts, to create vegan-friendly items — and the time has finally come.
Following the announcement of its Quorn Vegan line release in the UK, the company tells Latest Vegan News that it’ll be bringing cruelty-free options to the U.S., too. While it did release one vegan patty product in the U.S. previously (after encouragement from Compassion Over Killing), these new products are part of an even larger effort.
The company will be releasing the new vegan items in the U.S. in early 2016, a rep told Latest Vegan News. “At this time the range has not been finally confirmed it is at the moment 5 products,” the rep said, but the details should be available in the near future.
Vegan options are coming sooner to their European market, and hit store shelves starting this month.
Quorn’s CEO told FoodNavigator.USA that the company is growing 30 percent year over year in the U.S., so there’s clearly a market for more meatless eats. What’s particularly unique about Quorn is that its products are made with mycoprotein — an organism derived from the fungus family. In other recent news for the company, it just sold to its former rival, Monde Nissin, for $828M.