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These are America’s favorite vegan brands

Gardein reinvigorated its brand this year at Expo West with I lost my veginity buttons and new product launches including a breakfast sandwich and these sliders that were one of our favorite finds from the show While certified vegan but not organic Gardein does source nonGMO ingredients such as its soy protein
Gardein, Daiya and other plant-based leaders came out on top in a poll conducted by vegan advocacy group Veganuary.

From vegan jerkies to plant-based protein beverages, the choices for people looking to adopt a diet free of animal products are ever-expanding. To find out which companies are getting it right, Veganuary, a nonprofit that encourages people to try going vegan for a month, surveyed 6,500 of its participants and supporters about their favorite brands. Here are the results for U.S. brands.

Dairy-free cheese

Daiya won 43 percent of votes in this category. Miyoko’s Kitchen and Tofutti rounded out the top three.

Vegan meat

Gardein’s range of meat substitutes emerged as the winner, but newcomer Beyond Meat came in close second. Tofurky nabbed the third spot.

Dairy-free milk

WhiteWave brands dominated here, with Silk winning more than half of the votes and So Delicious coming in second.

Dairy-free ice cream

So Delicious inched out Ben & Jerry’s vegan flavors, which came in second with almost one-third of the votes. Coconut Bliss’s organic frozen dessert products came in third.

Dairy-free chocolate

Endangered Species, the fair trade company that donates 10 percent of its profits to international wildlife conservation projects, was the winner here with its range of dark chocolate bites, bars and spreads. Trader Joe’s and Lindt Dark Excellence rounded out the top three.

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