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 ABC Magazine spring 2018 edition


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Plant-based power for the family

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– vegan options are everywhere!

As the amount, breadth and quality of plant-based food and lifestyle products continue to increase rapidly across supermarkets, shops and online stores nationwide, consumers are finding it easier and more accessible than ever before to dip their toes into the world of plant-based living. What’s remarkable is not only the sheer amount of choice available nowadays, but also the fact that the sharp rise in availability is largely fuelled by consumer demand.

Recently launched in Tesco supermarkets across the UK is the Wicked Kitchen range of pre-prepared food which is ideal for those living in the fast lane. Supermarket giant Aldi has announced the launch of a new vegan line, Earth Grown, following the company’s recent launches of vegan Thai curry kits and dairy-free ice cream. In the meantime, another supermarket chain Co-op have recently added a selection of plant-based ready meals, including Lentil Dahl Soup, Three Bean Chilli, Frozen Butternut Squash and Quinoa Roast amongst others. Adding to the mix is globally renowned ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s introduction of a number of dairy-free flavours, and Cornetto’s new vegan ice cream cone, with many more vegan products from other firms to follow in what is shaping up to be an exciting 2018 for both committed vegans and food lovers
in general.

Whilst supermarkets, conglomerates and high street chains are rolling out their new vegan options, independent local businesses in the Brighton area especially are churning out their own handmade vegan produce without the use of animal-based ingredients. Amongst these independents is Katie’s Nuttery, who’s making their own artisan nut butters and nut mylks in Brighton.

Happy Maki, a favourite in the street food catering scene, has recently launched a vegan sushi shop in Brighton to offer dine-in options. Local ice cream parlour Boho ​Gelato is now offering their own selection of dairy-free flavours, whilst The Kleen Kitchen has on offer an array of raw plant based desserts. To demonstrate that vegan options are not restricted to food and drinks, Surrey-based companies Made By Coopers and Indigenous Beauty offer clean organic aromatherapy products and natural handmade deodorant creams respectively, whilst Brighton-based company Eden Perfumes has a large range of fragrances for their perfumes – all made without the use of animal ingredients and without animal testing. These businesses will be exhibiting at the upcoming VegfestUK Brighton plant-based food and lifestyle festival, where just over 200 largely independent and local firms will be showcasing their unique produce to between 10,000 – 11,000 visitors overall on the weekend of 24th to 25th March at the Brighton Centre.

Those looking for ideas on cooking with plant-based ingredients only will enjoy the dozen cookery demos which will demonstrate recipes suited to both quick-bite meals as well as elaborate dining options for entertaining guests. Be inspired by demonstrations of Okra Stir-fry and Coconut Salad, Spring and Easter Desserts, Jackfruit Curry, Root Remoulade, Raw Spaghetti, Berry Tartare with Chocolate Caviar, Plantain and Black-Eyed Bean Curry amongst other mouthwatering dishes and all with samples to try.

Everyone can have a fantastic weekend at VegfestUK Brighton – visit its many attractions, including 19 global caterers showcasing a variety of flavours and textures of plant-based food, a Kids’ Area for the little ones to learn about plant-based cooking, talks focusing on optimum health and performance, comedy, live music, an art exhibition and more.

Tickets are available to buy in advance at www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/tickets, children under 16 can enter for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Bridgestone Turanza T005 premium touring tyre – perfect for safe family motoring

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Outstanding wet performance and rolling resistance puts drivers in full control

Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber manufacturer[1], presents Turanza T005 premium touring tyre to “master your journey, even on a rainy day”.

Bridgestone refers to end-users as the “BOSS” and the BOSS is the inspiration for the design of Bridgestone Turanza T005. During its development, Bridgestone interviewed thousands of premium tyre buyers across Europe to identify their needs and expectations of a touring tyre, and the challenges they face in daily driving.

The conclusions are clear: buyers of premium tyres want a tyre that makes them feel safe but lets them enjoy driving. They want a tyre that puts them in full control in daily, challenging situations, especially on rainy days. And a tyre that also gives them good fuel efficiency and mileage.

Bridgestone Turanza T005 premium touring tyre meets all these expectations. It is a tyre that enables you to keep going with full control in adverse conditions, especially the wet, from taking highway turns to unexpected braking in the city.

Bridgestone Turanza T005 will be available in a wide line-up on the European replacement tyre market from January 2018 and will replace the current T001 EVO. Turanza T005 size line-up will provide almost complete coverage of touring tyre demand by 2019, with more than 140 sizes for 14’’ to 21’’ rims. At the same time, Bridgestone will simplify its touring tyre line-up, with Turanza T005 and DriveGuard covering the complete touring segment.

Turanza T005: outstanding wet performance, certified by TÜV SÜD

Turanza T005 offers drivers best-in-class EU label A-grade wet grip and outstanding B-grade rolling resistance. Selected sizes in the line-up provide A/A grade performance.

The best-in-class wet lateral grip and wet braking performance has been tested and certified by TÜV SÜD, one of Europe’s most respected independent automotive testing institutes[2].

To achieve this high-level performance, Bridgestone engineers put together a premium wet package of materials and tread design. The dense siping in the blocks and void distribution in the centre section of the tread help to produce highly-efficient water drainage. Using new mixing technology, Bridgestone’s proprietary NanoPro-Tech™ polymer is mixed in the high-silica-content compound to help maximise wear, wet grip and fuel efficiency.

[1] Based on 2016 tyre sales. Source: Tire Business 2017 – Global Tire Company Rankings.
[2] Compared to the performance of 4 main competitors in the same segment: Michelin Primacy 3, Continental Premium Contact 5, Good Year Efficient Grip Performance, Pirelli Cinturato P7. Test carried out by TUV SUD on the request of Bridgestone in April- July 2017 at ATP Papenburg on tyre size 205/55 R16 91V. Tyres purchased on the European market by TUV SUD. Test car: VW Golf 7. Report No. [713112819].
[3] Based on internal tests vs predecessor.
[4] Based on internal market research studies.

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