Nestlé serves vegan chocolate, meatballs and sauce

Nestlé provides entertaining information on social media in the "Veganuary" about the positive impact of plant-based nutrition on the climate

04-Jan-2023 - Germany

In the new year, Nestlé is once again bringing vegan innovations to the plate. The food manufacturer's plant-based innovations support people in the international vegan month "Veganuary" and beyond with a varied diet without meat, milk & Co.


The "KitKat Vegan" bar from the Nestlé Chocolate factory in Hamburg

A plant-based diet tastes good and helps to significantly reduce the ecological footprint of the individual. Nestlé is demonstrating this vividly with fun short videos on its own social media channels during vegan month of the year. Nestlé is committed to achieving net-zero emissions across its value chain by 2050 - from field to store. A growing range of plant-based products is helping the food manufacturer on its path to "green zero."

Vegan KitKat bar also on sale from January in new multipack format

Since its German debut in the fall, KitKat Vegan has been on the shelves as a limited edition single bar. Now the vegan version of the iconic chocolate bar can be found in supermarkets nationwide as a three-bar multipack.

The plant-based version of the cult bar looks like the well-known classic. The taste experience that KitKat fans appreciate also comes with the vegan-certified bar. The new chocolate relies on vegan ingredients instead of dairy products in the recipe. As a result, the carbon footprint of KitKat Vegan is 18% lower than that of the milk chocolate variant.[1] The carbon reduction has been certified by the Carbon Trust organization. The cocoa for KitKat Vegan comes from 100% sustainable sourcing through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan and is Rainforest Alliance certified.

The Nestlé Chocolate factory in Hamburg manufactures the new bar. The recommended retail price for the single bar is €1.49 and €3.49 for the multipack.

For Vleisch fans: Vegan meatballs from Garden Gourmet

Delicious plant-based enjoyment all year round. That's what Garden Gourmet stands for. Starting in February, the veggie brand will be calling for meatballs. Garden Gourmet has completely revised its vegetarian meatballs. The new recipe is 100% vegetable and relies exclusively on European soy protein. Garden Gourmet 's vegan meatballs are rated with a Nutri-Score A. The juicy patties have a signature handmade shape. Whole onion pieces and herbs such as parsley and marjoram give the vegan meatballs a special spiciness. There are two meatballs in one package. The recommended retail price is 3.19 euros.

Lucky people can also win an e-scooter in the brand's Veganuary sweepstakes between January 1 and February 28, 2023. More about the promotion can be found on the brand website: Garden Gourmet Sweepstakes.

Vegan asparagus season with Thomy

The clear number one in hollandaise sauces[2] serves a vegan version of Thomy Geniesser Hollandaise in a jar with asparagus and vegetables. The recipe relies on natural ingredients. Thomy uses field bean protein instead of egg in the vegan Hollandaise variant. The full-bodied, creamy consistency provides a classic Hollandaise taste. The novelty will be available from February, just in time for the next asparagus season. The recommended retail price is 2.19 euros.

[1] KitKat Vegan 2022 carbon footprint compared to KitKat Classic 2018.

[2] Source: NielsenIQ MarketTrack, Franz. Wet sauces, THOMY market share sales in %, LEH + DM, Germany, 1995-2022.

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