GATO & Co. has reformulated its range of pot puddings to appeal to vegan consumers.
The UK start-up has developed a line of better-for-you desserts that, it says contain 50% less sugar than "comparable" puddings on the market. The company stressed that its recipes include "no empty calories". Ground almonds are substituted for flour and courgette is substituted for butter. The ingredient list also includes: almond milk, raw cacao and creamed coconut.
In order to tap into the growing vegan trend, GATO has now removed eggs from its recipes and replaced them with aquafaba, or chickpea water.
“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes for the past year to make our range fully vegan, so everyone can enjoy our indulgent and healthier puds. We’ve been dying to launch vegan products since GATO first launched but it’s taken us a year to perfect the right taste and texture,” co-Founder Kim Lamza said of the move to plant-based.
The line includes three varieties: chocolate and coconut hot brownie, salted caramel hot sticky toffee and salted caramel chocolate ganache.
UK stockists include Sainsbury's, Ocado, Whole Foods and Harrods.