Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

New Product: Just Eggs

JUST Egg is made from ingredients that use 98% less water, 83% less land, and emit 93% less CO2 than conventional animal sources, according to JUST.

New Product: Pig Out Snacks

Plant-based PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds are free of gluten, soy, and GMOs, and come in Original, Nacho Cheese, Hella Hot, and Texas BBQ flavors.

New Product: Watermelon Beverage

Watermelon Bloom from Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha provides a balance of sweet and floral flavors to quickly quench thirst and deliver hydration.

Eggless fold-over egg patty

JUST recently debuted the JUST Egg, a non-GM, egg-free, dairy-free, folded egg that can be used to make a tasty breakfast sandwich, as a toast topper, or to add protein to any type of meal.

JUST Egg contains 7 grams of protein from its key ingredient, the mung bean, a dietary staple in Asia, and is the only product of its kind in the frozen food category.

“We’re excited for people to try what we’ve been working on,” said Chef Chris Jones, vice president of product development, in a press release. “We’ll keep making JUST Egg tastier, more functional and enjoyable for omnivores, plant-based eaters, and everyone in between.”

The folded JUST Egg is sold in a box of four and can be found in the freezer section of retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.99.

Plant-based pork rinds

Outstanding Foods has introduced a guilt-free alternative to traditional pork rinds, namely PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds. The baked rinds, which were developed by entrepreneur Bill Glaser and chef Dave Anderson, have a light, crispy texture and are seasoned to replicate an authentic pork taste. The savory snack was created for consumers who enjoy great taste and texture but who want to eat mindfully.

Available in Original, Nacho Cheese, Hella Hot, and Texas BBQ flavors, each 3.5-ounce bag provides 25 grams of protein. The plant-based rinds are free from gluten, soy, GMOs, and cholesterol.

“I’m really excited about our pigless pork rinds,” said Anderson in a press release. “I honestly cannot stop eating them. Of all the products that I’ve had a hand in creating, these are definitely the most craveable.”

PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds can be found online for a suggested retail price of $3.99 for a 3.5-ounce bag and $1.79 for a 1-ounce bag.

Watermelon kombucha

Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha’s lineup of low-sugar, low-acid, alcohol-controlled brews has a new flavor, Watermelon Bloom. Packed with soursop, a nutrient-dense fruit native to the tropical regions of the Americas and the Caribbean, the decaffeinated beverage is designed to quench thirst and provide hydration. In addition to soursop’s citrus flavor, which is similar to pineapple, Watermelon Bloom contains notes of hibiscus and rose.

“When we found a combination of watermelon rind and superfood soursop that pulled out the rich taste of watermelon, we knew our latest science-based flavor was born,” said Jamba Dunn, founder and CEO, in a press release. “Watermelon Bloom is packed with antioxidants, high in vitamin C, and low in calories, the perfect balance of sweet and floral, and ultimately helps our consumers stay hydrated.”

Watermelon Bloom comes in individual 12-ounce cans and will be available in supermarkets beginning in June for a suggested retail price of $3.49.

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Margaret Malochleb, Associate Editor, produces content for the News, New Products, Books, and IFT World departments and researches and writes feature articles on a variety of topics.
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