KANSAS CITY — Plant-based offerings continue to expand across the grocery store.
MorningStar Farms, a business unit of Kellogg Co., is adding a new breakfast offering to its plant protein portfolio. MorningStar Farms Incogmeato Pancake and Sausage on a Stick is 100% plant-based and has 72% less fat than the leading pancake and sausage on a stick, according to the company, with 9 grams of protein per serving.
Hormel Foods Corp. is introducing Hormel Plant-Based Chili with Beans, made with textured vegetable protein and soy-based crumble. The product is free from dairy, egg and gluten and contains no artificial flavors.
“With the plant-based category growing at double the rate of food overall and the fact that roughly two-thirds of plant-curious consumers are eager for plant-based canned chili, we wanted to provide a convenient and delicious solution,” said Sarah Johnson, senior brand manager for Hormel chili. “Now plant-curious and plant-committed consumers can enjoy America's No. 1 selling chili brand.”
Gerber Products Co., a business unit of Nestle, is introducing Plant-tastic, a range of organic, plant-based pouches, meals and snacks for toddlers. The products are formulated with beans, whole grains and vegetables.
“We hear from parents they want more plant-based protein options that align with their food and climate values,” said Tarun Malkani, president and chief executive officer of Gerber. “Gerber Plant-tastic offers stage-based nutrition across milestones starting with organic toddler pouches, snacks and meals. We are proud the full range of Plant-tastic products is certified carbon neutral, furthering our commitment to climate forward nutrition.”