Vegan calamari rings on a plate

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Products & Launches

Spanish Seafood Producer Aguinamar Partners with Vrave to Launch Vegan Calamari in Major Retailers

In another collaboration between a traditional food company and a food startup, the Spanish seafood producer Angulas Aguinaga Group, via its brand Aguinamar, has partnered with Grin Grin Foods (which recently rebranded to Vrave) to launch its first plant-based product, Aros de Mar, a vegan calamari. With Aros de Mar, Aguinamar is adding a vegan option to its lineup of easy-to-prepare seafood products, expanding into the growing plant-based seafood category. The new alternative will be available in Carrefour and Alcampo at the end of April. The product is konjac-based, providing quality and texture to the calamari alternative while offering a good amount of fiber and a few kilocalories. It is suitable for pan frying, baking, or air frying, allowing it to obtain a crunchy and firm texture. Konjac …


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Investments & Finance

Spain’s Grin Grin Foods Closes €1.1 Million Financing Round

Grin Grin Foods, the Spanish startup specializing in plant-based food, has raised €1.1 million through a crowdfunding campaign via the Dozen Investments platform. Among the main investors are Inveready, Dozen Investments and Capsa Vida and other collaborators such as Angulas Aguinaga, Embutidos Martinez or Vicky Food (Dulce Sol). This financing has been a huge boost for the company to continue growing in an increasingly competitive market. The distribution of Grin Grin Foods products is currently throughout Spain only, and with the new financing the company has plans to expand. According to the company, they are growing “by leaps and bounds” and in less than half a year the workforce has increased by 50%. In November 2020 the company launched nougats and neuras to encourage vegan …