Mondelēz International to launch Vegan Cadbury bar in the UK & Ireland

Plant-based chocolate bar
Mondelēz International to launch Vegan Cadbury bar in the UK & Ireland

Mondelēz International introduces Cadbury plant bar

From November 2021, Cadbury Plant Bar, a plant-based alternative to the nation’s favorite chocolate, Cadbury Dairy Milk, will be available to buy in the UK. The new bar, which will sit alongside the standard bar on shelves, underscores Mondelēz International’s ongoing commitment to offering consumers greater choice.

Developed over two years at Mondelez International’s Global Centre of Excellence for Chocolate Research and Development in Bournville, the bar claims to retain the creamy taste you expect from Cadbury by replacing the milk with almond paste. According to Mondelez, Almond paste provides a similar taste and texture to milk ingredients while offering a hint of nuttiness. Available in two flavors, Smooth Chocolate and Smooth Chocolate with Salted Caramel pieces.

As part of the company’s commitment to innovate and trial new forms of packaging, the Cadbury Plant Bar range will be wrapped in 100% plant-based packaging made from ISCC certified bio-sourced plastics from renewable sources. It follows the company’s recent announcement that it will be investing in recycled soft plastic packaging for Cadbury Dairy Milk tablet bars sold in the UK and Ireland. It is one of several sustainability initiatives to come from Snacking Made Right – the strategy from which the company delivers its sustainability and well-being agendas.

Louise Stigant, UK managing director, Mondelēz International, commented, “With 500,000 participants in this year’s Veganuary – double the number of participants from the year before, the increasing public appetite for varied snacking options and plant-based alternatives has never been more apparent. At Mondelēz, evolving consumer demands have long informed our ambition to provide a wide range of products that work for everyone and the new Cadbury Plant Bar range is the latest stop on this journey.”

Ericka Durgahee, Vegan Trademark Marketing Manager, Vegan Society, said, “As we approach World Vegan Day on 1st November, the Vegan Society is thrilled that anyone who misses Cadbury chocolate as a vegan can now enjoy their favorite delicious chocolate bar without the use of animal products. We know how hard Mondelez has worked to bring this bar to life and give more options to everyone. We look forward to trying them when they launch!”

To support Mondelēz International’s strategy to increase well-being choices across its portfolio, the company has invested significantly in innovation and developing lower sugar options. In recent years, the snacking leader launched Cadbury Dairy Milk with 30% less sugar and ‘30% less sugar’ variants of Maynards Bassetts hero products, Wine Gums and Jelly Babies, and a ‘40% less sugar’ line extension on BelVita.

Cadbury Plant Bar will be available from November in Sainsbury’s UK and other retailers from January 2022. The RRP for the 90g bar is kept £2.50.

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