The demand for vegan-friendly products is continuing to increase, which is seeing brands adapt with new recipes and variations as seen with the Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles from Nestlè Confectionery. The products will now feature a vegan recipe across its range of candies starting with its sharing bags this October before a larger expansion. The candies are focused on the needs of vegetarian and vegan consumers, but still maintain the same flavor with a softer texture to further address preferences.
Brand Manager Meg Miller spoke on the new Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles products saying, "We have had many requests from consumers over the years asking if we can make Fruit Pastilles vegetarian or vegan. We want the brand to be enjoyed by as many consumers as possible and so we are delighted to be able to introduce our new vegan friendly recipe across the full range of sweets. In developing the new formulation, we were very conscious of our responsibility as custodians of this much-loved brand and its long history. Through this recipe change, we’ve made the sweets slightly softer, which we know has been a market trend for a number of years. However, our priority was to preserve the fabulously fruity chew that has made Fruit Pastilles a classic for almost a century and a half.”