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Aug 1st, 2018
4 mins

Vegan Ice Cream Freezing Out Dairy

Flexitarian, plant based food, vegan; words that continue to infiltrate our language on a daily basis and with retailers and foodservice operators dialing up the options for ‘free from’, the industry is embracing all things plant. As a nation our love affair with ice cream can also now be sated as the vegan trend has taken on ice cream and delivered an outstandingly delicious option for those wanting to indulge.

Newly ranged by Thomas Ridley Foodservice, a vegan ice cream from Food Heaven, a Crewe based company aiming to change the way we eat for the better by creating delicious, naturally healthy plant-based foods.  The range is available in some of the nation’s favourite flavours – Raspberry, Vanilla and Blueberry and with a soy base to give a creamy taste to the dessert; the Food Heaven range is already winning fans at Thomas Ridley.

Steve Lyon, Thomas Ridley Foodservice Sales Director is impressed,

“We monitor trends and sales continually and we are always on the lookout for innovative new products that are made locally by specialist producers who have a passion for their creations.  The range from Food Heaven fits our brief perfectly.  Vegan food is driving considerable growth for our industry at the moment and with this perfect summer weather we are seeing ice cream sales soar too so a vegan ice cream that tastes delicious is a match made in (Food) Heaven!”

With veganism on the rise and estimated to hit a global value of $2.45 billion by 2027*, it’s time for operators to try this delicious non-dairy iced dessert on their menus.

For more information and to order from Thomas Ridley Foodservice who have over 200 types of ice cream, sorbet, gelato and delicious desserts that will satisfy any customer please contact us on 01359 270536 or order online at

*November 2017 FMI report: Plant Based Ice Cream


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