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Products & Launches

Jinka Unveils World’s First Fully Prepared Plant-Based Calamari

Alt-seafood company Jinka recently revealed what may be the first pre-cooked plant-based calamari on the retail market.  Jinka quietly previewed the novel appetizer at a recent trade show, which appears to be sold as a perishable frozen product. According to the packaging, Jinka’s tempura-battered rings offer the same taste and texture as squid calamari, along with protein and omega-3 fatty acids.  The product can be eaten in snack or appetizer form, or as the centerpiece of a meal. While labeled Non-GMO, the ingredients have not yet been specified. Pending an official launch date, Jinka’s calamari would join the brand’s current line of plant-based tuna spreads and crab cakes. Though plant-based alternatives to fish and crabs are accelerating, specialized seafood delicacies like squid and lobster remain a …


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Plant-Based Celebrities and Product Launches Fill the Bill at Plant Based World Expo

Plant-Based Celebrities, famous chefs, and innovative product sampling among the attractions of December 9-10 event  Attendees to this year’s Plant Based World Expo North America (PBW) will be treated to a host of product innovations as well as networking opportunities with some of the biggest names in the plant-based industry. Some of the most exciting brands in the scene will be debuting products, including UK fried chicken phenomenon VFC and Asian sensation OmniFoods.  From international chefs to vegan CEOs and food experts, the PBW event boasts a stellar line-up of speakers and educational sessions, including: Chef Chew, Founder & CEO of Something Better Foods Inc., investor, and TED talks speaker.  James Corwell, Certified Master Chef and the creative force behind Ocean Hugger Foods. Rocco DiSpirito, …