Vegan specialist baker announces new scone range


Plant and dairy-free specialist Positive Kitchen has announced the imminent release of its first non-dessert product, a vegan-friendly scone.

The environmentally-friendly food brand was set up by husband and wife team Aatin and Helen Anadkat who kick-started their mother nature friendly venture when their youngest son was diagnosed with a dairy intolerance.

To date, Positive Kitchen has focused on establishing the brand through a sweeter offering of raw cakes, brownies, and tray cakes all made with honest and sustainable ingredients which are free from dairy, gluten, soya, and refined sugar.

Also, along with being no GMO or using any palm oil – they are 100% vegan explains Positive Kitchen co-founder Aatin Anadkat: “When we started the business late last year, we began with desserts as we wanted to make really good clean desserts without all the extra unnecessary ingredients. We spent time refining our ideas and recipes to ensure that ‘clean’ did not compromise taste!

“We have proven the concept and are already working with a range of independent stockists across the UK and now we want to take the range forwards. Scones have that perfect balance between sweet and savoury and are something that a lot of our cafes, farm shops and hotel customers have enquired about.

“It is quintessentially British and a really strong export product. We are delighted that after a huge amount of planning, testing, trial and error and feedback we are now able to expand our offering to augment our range of desserts with this new vegan-friendly gluten free scone product.’

Helen Anadkat comments: “This has been a challenging product to create as we have a commitment to avoiding gluten and palm oil and most alternatives rely on these two products. We are really pleased with the outcome which dovetails beautifully with our sweeter offerings and allows outlets to serve a fully sustainable vegan and gluten free afternoon tea!”

Alongside the need to create baked goods and raw treats that are kind to the body, the company also takes a conscious approach to being kind to the planet, manufacturing in a low environmental impact facility, and using packaging which is 100% biodegradable and fully compostable.

Aatin concludes: “We are shaking up the industry by offering a universal range whilst catering for allergens that will reduce food waste and improve margins. We are a forward thinking and considerate brand which is positively plant based and look forward to working with like-minded stockists and partners as the business grows.”