After the Covid-19 crisis forced Ocean Hugger to cease operations last year, the outlook was bleak for the US plant-based seafood company. Good news is at hand however, as Ocean Hugger is relaunching via a new partnership with Thailand’s Nove Foods, a subsidiary of publicly listed NRF.
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Innovation often brings with it heated debate, and plant-based meat is no exception. With the recent wave of highly-realistic meat alternatives, we’re faced with the question: is the perfect taste worth arguably imperfect ingredients?
Ocean Hugger Foods Ceases Operations Due to COVID
We report with sadness that Ocean Hugger Foods has unfortunately folded due to the effects of our current global situation and the fact that it distributed solely to foodservice clients. Existing Ocean Hugger products are still available and the founders are open to discussing their assets, as per the letter below.
Global Food Service Provider Aramark to add Beyond Meat, Ocean Hugger, JUST Products
Global food service provider, Aramark, continues its commitment to plant-based, climate-healthy menus. Its plant-forward initiative has elevated the role of healthy ingredients on its menus in sports arenas and ballparks, colleges and universities, hospital cafés and workplace break rooms.
Ocean Hugger’s Plant-Based Tuna and Eel to Arrive in Europe
Ocean Hugger Foods is showcasing its plant-based sushi products in London at 2019 Hyper Japan Show, from today July 12, to July 14. Ahimi, the flagship tuna product, and Unami, the latest “eel” product, are said to be equal in taste and texture to real fish and offer a real “seafood experience” in a sustainably produced manner.
Demand Already Surpassing Supply for Ocean Hugger’s Plant-based Eel
Ocean Hugger Foods, creators of plantbased seafood, last month unveiled its new innovation, a freshwater eel product made from aubergine (eggplant), at the Dot Foods Innovations conference, in St. Louis, Missouri. The new launch follows the success of Ocean Hugger’s flagship product, Ahimi – a tomato based sushi of which the company reportedly sold 200,000 lbs of in 2018.
Kale United Backs Ocean Hugger Foods With First Strategic Investment Post Crowdfunding
Plant-based company Kale United AB (Kale United) today announces its strategic investment in Ocean Hugger Foods, Inc (OHF), a pioneering food producer offering plant-based alternatives to fish proteins. Terms of the investment are not disclosed.
Tomato-Based Sushi Ahimi Now Available at DOT Foods
Ocean Hugger Foods, producer of sustainable, plant-based alternatives to sea food proteins, announce that their flagship product Ahimi – the world’s first plant-based alternative to raw tuna, made from tomatoes – has launched in DOT Foods, America’s largest food redistributor.
Vegan Tuna: Fish-Free Sushi Bowls from Veestro Delivery Service
Many delivery services in the food sector already offer vegan options, such as vegan burgers or sushi. The vegan-only delivery service Veestro has recently started offering vegan tuna, a service made possible by its collaboration with Ocean Hugger Foods. Customers can now order the Ahimi Sushi Bowl with vegan tuna from Veestro. The Ocean Hugger Foods brand, which produces plant-based vegan seafood, developed vegan tuna after founder James Cromwell observed the mass slaughter of tuna in a Japanese fish market. He used this event as inspiration to create the plant-based tuna alternative Ahimi. The vegan fish product consists of tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, water and sesame oil, and is part of the new Sushi Bowl at Veestro. The vegan bowl also consists of seaweed salad, …
Vegan Seafood Makes Big Waves
Plant-based fish and “seafood” products like shrimp are selling like hot (fish) cakes at the moment and are a topic currently trending in our industry. This week, Good Catch Foods secured $8.7 million funding from a syndicate of investors and others are likely to follow suit. Here we look at the key players in plant-based seafood currently making an impact and describe the products they have to offer either on the shelves right now or soon to launch.
Ocean Hugger Foods on Course to Expand
The US company Ocean Hugger Foods is the first company in the world to offer realistic, vegan fish alternatives. The company is now preparing for a significant expansion, having gained access to thousands of sales outlets in the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia through various partnerships.