When it comes to new vegan products, 2023 is set to be the biggest year yet. The VegNews team just returned from the 2023 Natural Products Expo West—the world’s largest trade show for natural products—where we discovered a wide variety of new dairy-free cheeses, plant-based meat, vegan desserts, and so much more. From super nostalgic marshmallow cream and kid-friendly Lunchables-style meals to high-end AI-powered vegan brie and bleu cheeses (this new technology has us in awe), we are so excited to share with you the 12 best new products coming to store shelves this year. You might need a bigger cart.
1/AI-Powered Vegan Cheese
California-based, deep-tech startup, Climax Foods—headed up by former SpaceX scientist Oliver Zahn, PhD—is recreating one of the most desired animal foods using plants, starting with four creamy vegan cheeses. The brie and bleu cheeses were ready for sampling at Expo West, and the tangy, deeply rich, and creamy textures and flavors blew our editors away. To best approximate dairy cheeses, Climax relies on its AI tech frameworks to identify the ideal building blocks for making vegan cheese using the world’s 300,000 edible known plants.
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