A couple of months ago, I visited Alpro in Wevelgem (near Kortrijk, Belgium). The visit to the factory was organised by EVA West, a local division of vegetarian organisation EVA. Alpro makes plant based products, made of soy, almond, hazelnut, rice, … Their soymilk, coconutmilk, pudding and yofu’s are omnipresent in about every Belgian supermarket and are also sold around the world. The factory is Wevelgem (Belgium) is the main factory of Alpro. We got an introduction of about half an hour by a PR-manager, followed by the opportunity to ask some questions. Afterwards we visited the production units inside the factory.
We got these vegetable crisps when we were at a friend’s house for drinks. Crisps of carrot, beetroot, parsnip and sweet potato, with some sea salt. And yes they are curiously crunchy, and yummie! And to our surprise, they even carry a label ‘suitable for vegans’, which is quite uncommon for products sold in Belgian stores (Glennans is an English brand). We went looking for them and found them in our local grocery store!