Vegan bacon mac ‘n’ cheese has arrived on Australian shores. The Ch’eesy Bacon Mac is made by Chicago-based brand Upton’s Naturals, which makes plant-based meats like barbecue jackfruit and Italian seitan.
“Bacon Mac is one of our favorite comfort foods and it’s a mainstay on the menu at our Chicago cafe, Upton’s Breakroom. We’ve decided to share the wealth so that you can enjoy this delicious meal when you can’t come in for a visit,” the company wrote on its website.
Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Vegan mac ‘n’ cheese is more popular than ever. Whole Foods just begun selling healthy vegan mac ‘n’ cheese; the dish’s noodles are made from cauliflower florets and its cheesy sauce is made with cashews. The supermarket chain also recently began stocking Vegan Mac, a protein-packed vegan mac ‘n’ cheese line available in three flavors: Southwest, Classic Cheddar, and White Cheddar.
Upton’s Naturals Vegan Food
Like the seitan mac ‘n’ cheese, the jackfruit meals are made using natural ingredients and contain no gluten, soy, oil, GMOS, artificial flavours, or cholesterol.
The jackfruit heat-and-serve meals are available in flavours Bar-B-Que, Sweet & Smoky, Thai Curry, Sriracha, Chili Lime, and original.
The southeast Asian jackfruit, known as the world’s largest fruit, is rising in popularity, especially in the vegan food scene.
Last September in the UK, Italian food restaurant chain Pizza Express launched a range of new vegan options, including the Puttanesca, a pizza topped with pulled jackfruit, olives, capers, dairy-free cheese, and tomato sauce. Also in the UK, fast food chain Pizza Hut created its own vegan jackfruit pizza featuring dairy-free cheese.
You can buy Upton’s Naturals’ Ch’eesy Bacon Mac on Amazon.