Nestlé expands plant-based range

Nestlé has expanded its plant-based Garden Gourmet range in Europe with the launch of
Incredible Mince and an improved version of its Incredible Burger.

The plant-based mince alternative, which “looks and cooks like raw beef”,
will be available in a number of European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway and Sweden from early next month.

Incredible Mince was created using protein from soy, natural plant extracts such as beetroot, carrot, and bell pepper, and vegetable fats.

Nestlé also renewed the recipe of its Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger based on consumer feedback, just seven months after its first launch.

The food company increased the juiciness, grilled beef flavour and meat-like texture to make it more like a traditional beef burger.

The Incredible Burger uses natural soy and wheat protein, color from natural plant extracts, chopped coconut oil, and a proprietary method of fermenting plant-based ingredients to boost the ‘umami’ flavour of the burger.

“We’re pleased at the positive response to our Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger from a broad range of consumers. We have listened to their feedback and we have not sat still,” Wayne England, head of Nestlé’s food business said.

“This autumn we are launching a next generation that we are sure people will appreciate. As an extension to this exciting and fast-growing burger-led ‘cook from raw’ platform, we are proud to launch Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince. This is a really versatile ingredient that is a real winner in many dishes. We will continue to work hard to improve our Garden Gourmet offers and to bring new formats to the market.”

Alongside meat alternatives, Garden Gourmet is also expanding its range of veggie products which include a variety of balls, patties and bakes made with vegetable pieces, cheeses, grains and pulses.

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