Current Foods Vegan Tuna

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Current Foods Launches Plant-Based Smoked Salmon and Tuna Poke at Berkeley Bowl

Plant-based seafood brand Current Foods announces it has launched its Smoked Salmon and Tuna Poke into Berkeley Bowl market in the San Francisco Bay Area. The debut marks Current’s first retail location, with more stores expected to be added soon.  Described as sushi-grade and “shockingly real”, the Smoked Salmon slices are made from ingredients like peas, algae, potato and bamboo. The slices provide a rich source of iron, B12 and protein, while being free from mercury and microplastics. Current debuted the Smoked Salmon last month at Expo East, and revealed it would be launching at several additional retail partners, including Showfields, Fairway Market and Gourmet Garage in NYC.  Current’s pre-marinated, ready-to-eat Tuna Poke Cubes feature ingredients such as algae, peas, tomato and radish, with a …

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Beyond Moo Kids Oatgurt

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Canada’s Beyond Moo Debuts Single-Serve Oatgurt for Kids

Eat & Beyond Global Holdings Inc., an investment issuer focused on alternative protein, announces Canadian portfolio company Beyond Moo is expanding its product line with a single-serve oatgurt beverage for kids.  Made from 100% Canadian oats, the new oatgurt is a dairy-free, gluten-free yogurt drink that is low in sugar and provides healthy probiotics, calcium and vitamins. Available in cherry and vanilla flavors, the kid’s oatgurt comes packaged in a portable on-the-go format. Beyond Moo sells a full range of non-dairy yogurt, kefir, cream cheese-style spreads and butter. All of its products are made without dairy, gluten, nuts, soy, preservatives or artificial flavors.  Drinkable format “The drinkable format means that it’s easy to toss into kids’ lunchboxes or take on the go,” said Yulia Weber, …

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Kraft Heinz Not Co Joint Venture

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Kraft Heinz and NotCo Reveal First Joint Products: Animal-Free Cheese and Mayo

Kraft Heinz Co. and food tech startup NotCo reveal the first products of their innovative partnership will be animal-free cheese slices and mayonnaise. Beginning in November, Not Cheese will be tested in 30 Cleveland, OH stores, with a national rollout planned for later next year. The two companies’ new mayo is also expected to launch in early 2023, reports Bloomberg.  Kraft Heinz and NotCo joined forces to create The Kraft Heinz Not Company in February to accelerate the development of affordable plant-based foods. Combining Kraft’s iconic brands with NotCo’s AI-driven technology, Kraft stated the venture would develop premium, co-branded products with an “unprecedented” focus on speed, quality and scale.  Cheese singles The newly unveiled products include dairy-free Not Cheese, which recreates Kraft’s classic Singles slices in …

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Perfect Chick'n Products

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Dr. Praeger’s Expands ‘Perfect’ Line With 3 New Plant-Based Chick’n Products

Natural foods brand Dr. Praeger’s announces it is expanding its Perfect range with three new chicken alternatives, including Perfect Chick’n Tenders, General Tso’s Chick’n, and Nashville Hot Chick’n.  According to Dr. Praeger’s, the new products provide high-quality taste and nutrition with up to 17 grams of non-GMO protein per serving. The range includes:  Perfect Chick’n Tenders – Crispy tenders that cook within minutes and can be enjoyed with dip or in a bowl, wrap or salad. General Tso’s Chicken – Featuring a sweet and zesty flavor with a General Tso’s sauce packet. Nashville Hot Chick’n – Spicy and tangy chick’n morsels than can be served in a bowl or bun. Continued growth Dr. Prager’s Perfect Chick’n Nuggets and General Tso’s Chick’n were reportedly chosen as …

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Omni Asian Vegan Food

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OMNI Launching Plant-Based Luncheon, Crab Cakes and More at 1,000+ US Walmart Stores

Asian food startup OMNI announces that four of its plant-based products will soon launch at a third of US Walmart stores and online. The OMNI Potsticker and Luncheon will be available at 1,900 Walmart locations, while 1,300 stores will soon stock OMNI’s Spring Roll and Crab-Style Cakes. Made with nutritious and sustainable ingredients, OMNI’s line features its signature non-GMO protein and includes:  OMNI Luncheon A popular, first-of-its-kind alternative to canned pork, which can be enjoyed with ramen, musubi, bagels or sandwiches. Compared to conventional luncheon meat, OMNI Luncheon has less fat, sodium and cholesterol while being free from preservatives and nitrates.  Crab-Style Cake  The Crab-Style Cake is crafted from a proprietary blend of non-GMO soy and rice protein, with a sweet and savory flavor that …

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4 Quick Ways to Increase Plant-Based Sales Without Increasing Shelf Space

It’s a no-brainer that consumers are becoming increasingly interested in plant-based food and beverages, with the global market now estimated to be worth a staggering $44.2 billion worldwide. Multiple channels of revenue are responsible for this, but certainly, supermarkets and online retailers are playing a massive part. Not all consumers are on board yet though, with barriers still existing that hinder prospective meat-free purchasers. So, what are some of these barriers, can we eliminate them, and ultimately, how can we increase the purchases of plant-based products in retail settings, in-store and online? ProVeg International recently published a report that explores four different techniques retailers can utilise to increase their plant-based sales, without increasing shelf space. Product placement Among these pieces of advice is promoting plant-based …

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spanish quevana's cashew vegan aged cheeses

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Quevana: Spanish Producer of Fermented Cashew Cheese Enjoys Dutch Retail Success

Quevana, previously Vegetaleso, is a young food startup based in Segovia, Spain, founded by Alejandro de Quevana in 2020. At 18, driven by his vegan diet and with no previous experience in the food sector, Quevana started making vegan cheese.  Only after a few years in business, Quevana’s vegan cashew cheese retails in 150 of the 600 Dutch Jumbo supermarket chain shops and at specialised shops in countries such as Qatar and Bahrain. Inspiration from Thailand In an interview, the young entrepreneur told EFE:agro that his inspiration came after visiting Thailand, where he tasted a dish that used nuts to replace cheese. He also noticed that most of the vegan cheeses in Thailand were for sale in other markets, including the Netherlands. Quevana started making …

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Babybel Dairy-Free Canada

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Bel Canada Launches Babybel Plant-Based in Canada as it Aims for 50% Dairy-Free Portfolio

Bel Canada Group announces it has launched Babybel Plant-Based into Canadian retail stores this week. A dairy-free version of the company’s famous snacking cheese, the debut is part of Bel’s strategy to become a global leader in cheese alternatives and make half its offerings plant-based by 2030. Babybel Plant-Based, which rolled out in the US and UK earlier this year, is made to look and taste like the company’s popular Mini Babybel cheese wheels. Made from coconut oil, the green wax-coated cheeses offer a mozzarella flavor while being fully lactose-free. The company states Babybel Plant-Based joins its other dairy-free products, Nurishh and Boursin, that have already launched in Canadian retail. “We are always attentive to the needs and expectations of consumers,” said Marie–Ève Robert, Vice-President …

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Sea Veggie Burger from Kelp

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Atlantic Sea Farms Debuts New Sea-Veggie Burgers Made from Sustainable Kelp

Aquaculture specialist Atlantic Sea Farms announces the launch of new Sea-Veggie Burgers made with regeneratively-grown kelp. Available in two varieties, the burgers will debut this month at all US Sprouts Farmers Market locations, as well as additional retailers and Atlantic Sea Farm’s website.  Made with whole plant-based ingredients, including Atlantic’s award-winning kelp, green chickpeas, pea protein, and oat fiber, the Sea-Veggie Burgers are naturally gluten-free and offer a good source of protein, B vitamins, iron, potassium and other essential minerals. The burger patties are available in two flavors, Basil Pesto (basil, lemon red pepper flakes) and Ginger Sesame (Ginger, garlic, toasted sesame), and can cook from frozen in less than 15 minutes. Versatile patties According to the brand, the new burgers also make excellent meal-starters …

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Misunderstood Hard Oat Nog

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Misunderstood Whiskey to Debut ‘America’s First’ Hard Oat Nog for Holiday Season

Whiskey brewer Misunderstood Whiskey will soon debut what it calls America’s first ready-to-drink hard Oat Nog. Set to launch this fall, the limited-release Oat Nog Liqueur will provide a vegan, allergy-friendly alternative to traditional milk- and cream-based eggnog. The Oat Nog Liqueur (14% ABV) features Misunderstood’s Ginger Spiced Whiskey blended with oat milk to provide a light, smooth and creamy taste. According to the brand, the Nog provides a light and flavorful alternative to traditional eggnog, while being free from common allergens such as eggs, lactose, nuts and gluten. “Our goal has always been to change perceptions with products that taste so good they make you think twice about a category,” said Chris Buglisi, co-founder of Misunderstood Whiskey Company. “First, it was bringing together flavored …

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Vegan Chorizo Breakfast

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MingsBings and JUST Egg Debut New Breakfast Pockets with Plant-Based Eggs and Cheese

In celebration of World Egg Day, Asian street food brand MingBings and JUST Egg are launching four new breakfast pockets featuring plant-based eggs and cheese. Developed by Iron Chef Ming Tsai, the breakfast bings – “bings” refer to a type of savory Chinese flatbread – represent the brand’s first entry in the breakfast category,  The new items are launching Friday, Oct. 14th on MingsBings.com and are available in four flavors:  Plant-Based Egg & Cheese: A  combination of JUST Egg, dairy-free cheddar and potato  Plant-Based Sausage, Egg & Cheese: A twist on an all-American breakfast, w/ sausage, JUST Egg, dairy-free cheddar and potato Plant-Based Chorizo, Egg & Cheese: A Southwestern breakfast w/ chorizo, JUST Egg, dairy-free cheddar, peppers, onions, black beans, corn and potato Plant-Based Veggie, …

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Fy Cream Cheese Sprouts

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Nature’s Fynd Launches Dairy-Free Cream Cheese into US Sprouts Nationwide

Nature’s Fynd, a food tech company making meat and dairy alternatives with fungi-based Fy™ protein, announces its Dairy-Free Cream Cheese is now available at Sprouts Farmers Markets across the US.  Made with Fy, a fungi protein grown using Fynd’s novel fermentation technology, the new cream cheese compares to traditional cream cheese in taste and spreadability, says the brand. It can also be substituted in nearly any recipe calling for cream cheese ingredients. Available in Original and Chive & Onion flavors, each 8 oz tub retails for $4.99 and can be found in Sprout’s refrigerated sections.  Fynd’s notes its Dairy-Free Cream Cheese is fully vegan, nut-free, soy-free and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives.  Volcanic protein Fy protein is a nutritious and highly sustainable ingredient originally …

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Blackbird Vegan Korean BBQ Wings

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Blackbird Foods Launches ‘Naturally Boneless’ Crispy Plant-Based WINGS

Plant-based startup Blackbird Foods announces it is launching a new line of WINGS to pair with the brand’s popular artisan pizzas. Made with its signature seitan, a limited batch will launch on the brand’s website Oct. 11th before rolling out in retailers at the end of 2022.  According to Blackbird, its WINGS actually look and taste like traditional wings with a crispy outside and tender inside. Blackbird uses its signature method of producing seitan, a wheat-based protein, to create the product before hand-battering and coating each one in sauce.  WINGS, available in Buffalo and Korean BBQ flavors, are sold frozen in 10oz bags with a sauce packet – customers can bake or air-fry the wings until crispy and coat them in sauce. Like all of …

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Spero Vegan Cream Cheese

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Spero Launches Sunflower-Based Cheeses at Kroger and Fresh Market Stores

Plant-based brand Spero announces it is launching several of its cheese products at Kroger stores across the US, as well as regional Fresh Market locations. Beginning in November, Spero will debut its Sunflower Cream Cheese at several Kroger-owned markets, including Ralph’s Grocery, King Soopers, QFC and Fred Meyer. The brand will offer two flavors of its sunflower seed cream cheese: The Original and The Herb.  The company is also launching into Fresh Market stores in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas. It is releasing three products, including The Original, The Herb, and The Goat – a plant-based goat cheese alternative. Cheaper than dairy Founded in 2016, Spero aims to make plant-based dairy products cheaper than traditional dairy by using scalable, efficient ingredients such as sunflower …

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Vegan friendly christmas food  

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M&S Launches Plant Kitchen Christmas Range With Vegan Turkey Roast and Desserts

British multinational retailer Marks and Spencer announces its Plant Kitchen Christmas alternatives for the 2022 festive season featuring traditional favourite dishes such as vegan turkey and all of the sides.   On offer for Christmas 2022 is last year’s realistic vegan turkey roast once again, as well as vegan gravy, butternut squash almond and pecan nut roast, Plant Kitchen‘s vegan stuffing and meat-free pigs in duvets.   Also repeating this year is the brand’s vegetable selection box that contains side dishes like triple-cooked roast potatoes, braised red cabbage, cheesy cauliflower and leek bake, vegan stuffing balls, and meat-free sausages covered in vegan bacon.   New additions for Christmas ’22 Plant Kitchen is popular with UK consumers for its vegan-friendly alternatives, which M&S expanded with over …

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