Planet Based Foods, the first and only company to produce nutritious plant-based meat with sustainable hemp as its number-one ingredient, debuted its first comfort food product — original and southwest taquitos.
The taquitos are now available to foodservice and retail buyers looking to add delicious, soy-free and GMO-free plant-based options to their lineups. Direct-to-consumer distribution is slated for May, 2022.
Planet Based Foods' newest products represent an expansion into the plant-based convenience category after successfully launching its hemp-based burgers, sausages and crumbles in foodservice and via online sales. The company's innovative production process is the first to use hemp seed, along with pea protein and brown rice, to maximize nutrients and fiber in its plant-based meats with zero waste. The brand's Original Crumble now features as a nutritious, plant-based ingredient in its new taquitos that also use 100% vegan cheese.
"Consumers are looking for new, convenient ways to incorporate plant-based foods into their lifestyles, and Planet Based Foods is delivering," said Braelyn Davis, CEO and co-founder, Planet Based Foods. "Our new taquitos feature our plant-based meat made with sustainable hemp and make it easy to enjoy classic comfort foods that don't rely on animal protein."
Original Taquitos - feature Planet Based Foods original hemp-based crumble seasoned with onion and delicious vegan pepper jack cheese in a crunchy taquito shell perfect for snacking and entertaining. SRP $7.99 for 6 taquitos.
Southwest Taquitos - showcase zesty southwestern flavors, including Planet Based Foods original crumble, vegan pepper jack cheese, and yellow onion and serrano chiles sauteed in olive oil. SRP $7.99 for 6 taquitos.
About Planet Based Foods
Planet Based Foods creates clean, non-GMO, nutrient-dense food that's built for the future: the first line of plant-based meats with sustainable hemp as the number-one ingredient. The company's innovative production process is the first to use hemp seed, along with pea protein and brown rice, to maximize nutrients and fiber with zero waste. The result is delicious plant-based meat that delivers high-performance nutrition, including protein, fiber, omega 3-6-9 fats with no soy, gluten or GMO ingredients. Founded in 2019, by former nutrition coach and cannabis marketer Braelyn Davis, food scientist and plant-based pioneer Robert Davis, and restaurant industry veteran Ted Cash, the company is on a mission to establish hemp as a nutrient-dense protein source that can feed the world sustainably for generations to come. Planet Based Foods' suite of products includes its new consumer line of nutritious frozen foods, as well as plant-based meat ingredients and handheld comfort foods for foodservice and restaurants. The San Diego-based company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Planet Based Foods Global Inc., which is publicly traded on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE: PBF).