Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), the leading manufacturer of award-winning, awesome tasting, shelf-stable, plant-based products announced several innovations, including the first-ever canned “Chik’n” product under the Loma Linda brand. Chik’n is designed for people seeking delicious, plant-based alternatives to enhance a healthy lifestyle (and their pantry). For audiences whose food is as much culture as lifestyle, this new innovation—100% vegan and decidedly cluck, chick & cock-free—is available in three tasty varieties.
“The collapse of the global supply chain which started more than two years ago restricted food creation and impacted go-to-market strategies that forever changed shopping patterns,” said Kelly Krause, EVP, chief innovation officer at ANF. “Alternatives to support our traditional food supply are necessary to provide more sustainable nutrition options on a global scale, so we’re excited to bring our Chik’n to market quickly in support of these efforts. With chicken being among one of the most consumed meats in the world, this shelf-stable protein is the perfect addition to your pantry, available at an affordable price that fits all lifestyles.”
To keep up with the pace of demand, Loma Linda is also introducing two new protein-rich flavors to the Meals in Minutes line and two new TUNO™ varieties at Expo West:
- Loma Linda® Meals in Minutes —Two new varieties of the brand’s plant-based meal solutions line, Sweet Potato Harvest Bowl with Quinoa and Jamaican Jerk Bowl with Jackfruit, will arrive at grocery store shelves beginning in late summer.
- TUNO™ Thai Sweet Chili and Pesto & Sun-Dried—The reformulated, omega-3 packed canned seafood alternative delivers a similar, if not better, taste and texture than conventional tuna “and without the microscopic plastics found in today’s fish supply,” Krause adds.
“As a leader in the sustainable, plant-based foods industry, Loma Linda is dedicated to food creation like Chik’n that makes a meaningful impact. And now with our Above Food partnership, we have the opportunity to be the first direct, seed-to-fork profile once the work begins, which allows us to deliver on sustainability, value and quality – without irreparable damage to our oceans, animals and environment,” said J. Douglas Hines, chairman and founder of Atlantic Natural Foods. “Continued innovation is the key to the future, and we’re excited to be on the forefront of such an important moment in history.”