Bonds Confectionery has extended its vegetarian offering.

In an effort to cater for the 1.2 million vegetarians in the United Kingdom, it has added variants including strawberry bon bons, fizzy dummies and chocolate eclairs, bringing its range to over 100.

Managing director Philip Courtenay-Luck said: “The initial motivation to develop our vegetarian range was to ensure our products appeal to the widest possible audience. Some of our most popular products are suitable for vegetarians; thus providing retailers with a varied range which is simple to merchandise and constantly in demand.