What’s BOL all about?
We want to inspire the world to eat more plants, by leading the plant-based movement. So we’re on a mission to make it easy for you to get more of Mother Nature into your daily diet, especially when you don’t have the time to cook from scratch. Whether you’re a hard core meat-eater, vegan or just fancy trying some more exciting plant-based recipes, we can guarantee that everything we make will be delicious, healthy, and good for you.
Where did the name ‘BOL’ come from?
Most of our recipes have been made or served up in bowls for years so BOL is our take on the world in a bowl.
Are all BOL products vegan friendly?
Yes. The entire BOL range is proudly 100% plant-based: from our Power Soups to our One Pot Meals, all our recipes are a celebration of the best of Mother Nature. We’ve been certified vegan friendly since 2016, when we dropped meat, fish and dairy from all our dishes - practically overnight. It was here the plant-based mission began, and we’ve not looked back since.
Why is BOL a plant-based brand?
Over the past few years, we’ve become increasingly aware of the responsibility we have, to change the way we eat, both for the sake of our health and that of the planet. The more we’ve come to understand the negative impacts of animal agriculture, the more realised we could play a pivotal role in helping the UK eat more plants. We’ve replaced meat-based proteins with plant-based alternatives such as chickpeas, edamame beans, and squash, whilst still creating incredibly delicious, nutritious and vibrant meals that are packed full of fresh, natural ingredients. We’ve also removed all dairy from our recipes so as to make the entire BOL range 100% plant-powered.
Our mission is to make it easy for busy people to eat more plants, especially when there’s no time to cook from scratch. Moving to a plant-based diet is good for you and kinder to the planet.
How can I stay up-to-date with what BOL are up to?
There are lots of ways to stay in touch and find out what we’re up to. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram, subscribe to our newsletter or email us at email@example.com
Where can I buy a BOL?
We are availaBOL across the United Kingdom, and have recently launched in Ireland. Whilst we’re not global yet, we’ve got big ambitions: so keep your eyes peeled. Use our store finder to find your nearest BOL stockist: including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Waitrose, Getir, Asda and Morrison’s.
Can I suggest a new recipe for BOL to make?
Absolutely. If you’ve tasted something marvellous on your travels or have a
favourite dish you’d like us to recreate, then we’d love to hear
from you. Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is BOL packaging recyclable?
All BOL pots are recyclable, although we do encourage you to upcycle your empty packaging and give it a new life. You can even post your upcycling effort photo with #DontWasteCreate hashtag and tag @BOLfoods so we can see what new, ingenius purpose you’ve used your pot for. From plant pots to snack jars: the possibilities are endless.
Our Veg Pots are dishwasher safe.
Additionally, all of our products and packaging are 100% vegan. We recommend always checking the guidance via your local recycling point.
Are your products freezaBOL?
Unfortunately, most our products do not freeze well. Due to the fresh, wholesome and top-quality ingredients used in all our recipes, we don’t recommend freezing any of the ranges. Freezing and defrosting leads to quality and texture changes which in our opinion, impacts the eating experience. We’re committed to 100% quality – nothing less will do.
Our Power Soups however, are perfectly okay and safe to freeze and defrost. We recommend you freeze your soup on the day of purchase and consume within a month. (Please ensure you thoroughly defrost your soup before heating it up). We then recommend following the cooking instructions printed on the packaging for heating. (Heat once only).
Do BOL have any job vacancies?
We’re always on the lookout for passionate foodies to come and join our team. So if you’re interested in working with us, please send your CV to email@example.com along with a short note on why you’d be a fine addition to the BOL team.
Where’s my favourite product gone?
Long-time lover of a particular BOL? Whether you’re a sucker for our Sri Lankan cauliflower Sambar or our Japanese Rainbow Slaw Salad Jar… you might be struggling to find them on shelf. That’s because we’ve recently bid farewell to these BOL’s for future plant-power. We hope you won’t miss them too much - we promise we’ve got big things on the way. Forever living on in our hall of fame:
• Dinner Boxes - CHICKPEA MASALA DINNER BOX, BUTTERNUT THAI CURRY DINNER BOX, CAULIFLOWER TIKKA DINNER BOX
• Veg Pots - SRI LANKAN CAULI-COCONUT SAMBAR
• Power Soup - THAI RED LENTIL
• Salad Jars - MEDITERRANEAN ROASTED VEG SALAD, JAPANESE RAINBOW SLAW SALAD, CHARGRILLED CAULI-CAESAR SALAD
Is BOL suitable for Vegans?
All our recipes are suitable for vegans. Everything we make is Vegan Certified by the Vegetarian Society and have the Vegan logo clearly marked on pack.
Do BOL products contain allergens?
Some of our products do contain allergens. You will be able to find more information on recipe pages and our product labels. We have recently launched a new peanut and chocolate power shake but please be aware this means our food may contain or come into contact with peanuts. While we take several steps to minimize risk and safely handle the foods that contain potential allergens, please be advised that cross contamination may occur. We avoid using allergen ingredients wherever possible and always ensure that the latest information is on our recipe pages and our product labels. Please check these out for more info.
Where can I find nutritional information for your products?
Each recipe has its own product page where you can see the ingredients, allergens, spice rating, nutritional information and more. Head to Our Products page to find out more.
Do you use any additives, preservatives or flavourings?
We don’t add any artificial additives, preservatives, flavourings or anything nasty in our recipes. Not now, not ever. We only use what Mother Nature has created, so you’ll be able to recognise everything on our ingredients lists as something that comes from nature.
Are BOL products healthy?
We develop all BOL recipes in collaboration with acclaimed nutritionist, Ian Marber (a.k.a. The Food Doctor) to make sure we are filling your fridges with the healthiest recipes possible. Check out our individual recipes for a full nutritional overview.