The big dogs in the plant-based meat world have been Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, but there’s a new vegan brand that is aiming to be your numero uno choice! OmniPork, is actually bringing a plant-based SPAM and pork substitute to our stores this month in some states, and nation-wide this summer! I, for one, am one for the real meat and SPAM. But, I would be lying if I said I'm not excited to try it out when I can.
OmniPork is a combo of pea, non-GMO soy, rice and shiitake mushrooms and comes in a couple varieties.
- Luncheon is their version of vegan SPAM
- Strip, a plant-based ground meat.
They are claiming that they only use 68% of the energy to produce regular pork and their products have calcium, fiber and iron as nutritional benefits. They also say that OmniPork is a way to get the textures and flavors of pork while eating a diet that serves the vegan and vegetarian communities while being more sustainable.
OmniPork is set to release on Earth Day (April 22nd). It’ll hit eight restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu. After that, you can expect it to hit stores this coming summer. This is all very informative and cool...but, how will it taste?! I guess we will wait and see!
Are you willing to try this when you can?