Co-op is getting in on the Veganuary action with the launch of Gro, a vegan own-label brand with more than 35 products. According to the retailer, the range has been “designed with the convenience shopper in mind”, which is reflected in its offer of quick solutions for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Here are some standout products.

GRO ready meals

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Chilli Con Nachos

Rsp: £2.95/380g

The first of six ready meals in the Gro range, this spicy chilli is made with soya mince, kidney beans and mixed peppers. It is served with a mix of white and wild rice and topped with green jalapenos, while a sachet of crushed tortilla chips adds an extra crunch. 


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Katsu Curry

Rsp: £2.95/350g

Crunchy breaded soya pieces are the centrepiece of this Japanese-inspired ready meal. They are served with a mildly spiced katsu curry sauce and fragrant jasmine rice.


GRO ready meals

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Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Curry

Rsp: £2.95/370g

Unlike the katsu option above, this fragrant curry doesn’t contain any meat alternatives, instead putting vegetables front and centre. The meal is packed with juicy cauliflower florets, green beans and roast squash in a coconut curry sauce, served with a helping of jasmine rice.


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Hoisin Du’k Protein Pot

Rsp: £1.50/110g

Typically containing cooked meat or boiled eggs, on-the-go protein pots can be a no-go for vegans. But they now have the option of Co-op’s Hoisin Du’k pot, which contains protein-packed soya pieces in a sticky hoisin dressing, along with fresh edamame beans and pumpkin seeds. A Hoisin Du’k Wrap is also available (rsp: £2.95/184g).


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Chick’n & Stuffin’ Sandwich

Rsp: £2.895/194g

Already missing the supermarket Christmas sandwiches? This vegan twist on a classic (and fairly festive) filling could hit the spot. The sandwich pairs herby sage & onion stuffing with soya pieces and creamy vegan mayo. 



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The Vegan Steak Bake

Rsp: £1.50/133g

Move over Greggs. Co-op is joining the vegan pasty party with its own steak bake, available from the retailer’s hot food-to-go stations. The pasties are prepared in-store each day and contain soya pieces in a rich mushroom gravy. They join a new hot vegan sausage roll (rsp: £1.10/135g) and chilled Chunky Veg Pasty (rsp: £1.75/130g).


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Porcini Ravioli

Rsp: £2.80/300g

Both dairy and gluten-free, these Italian pasta parcels are filled with portobello and porcini mushrooms and seasoned with garlic and herbs.


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The Kashmiri Spice

Rsp: £3.50/250g

Co-op has drawn on the flavours of India to create this spicy, single-serve pizza. A stonebaked base is topped with Kashmiri-style sauce, spiced cauliflower florets, hot red chilli slices and spinach, finished off with MozzaRisella vegan cheese.


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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Rsp: £2.50/pack of two

This sweet and sticky dessert is described by Co-op as having a “sensationally moist” sponge, topped with a thick toffee sauce. It is available in the chilled aisle in packs of two.


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Mango & Passionfruit Bircher

Rsp: £1.50/160g

A healthy, on-trend option for breakfast on the move, Co-op’s bircher pots are made up of jumbo rolled oats, shredded apple, mango & passionfruit compote and cultured coconut milk, topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. 


The full range:

Hot food to go

  • The Sausage Roll 
  • The Vegan Steak Bake

Chilled plant-based protein

  • Sizzlin’ Sausages
  • 12 Meaty Meatballs
  • Beet Burgers
  • Smokin’ Bean Burgers
  • Tender Mince
  • The Quarter Pounder

Frozen plant-based protein

  • Meatballs
  • Crispy Veg Fingers
  • The Incredible Burger
  • Southern Fried Chick’n Pops
  • The Chick’n Burger
  • Spicy Bean Burgers
  • Crunchy Veg Burgers


  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ready Meals

  • Chilli Con Nachos
  • Katsu Curry
  • Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Curry
  • Tomato & Black Olive Bucatini
  • Porcini Ravioli
  • Rainbow Roots & Veg Stew


  • The Kashmiri Spice

Food to go

  • Hoisin Du’k Wrap
  • Chick’n & Stuffin’ Sandwich
  • Falafel & Spiced Houmous Wrap
  • Spicy Squash & Mex Bean Salad
  • Falafel & Taboulleh Salad
  • Slow Roast Tomato & Veg Pasta Salad
  • Beet Falafel & Giant Cous Cous Salad
  • Hoisin Du’k Protein Pot
  • Chunky Veg Pasty
  • Mango & Passionfruit Bircher