Atlantic Natural Foods unveils canned plant-based food

Atlantic Natural Foods 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—is available in three varieties.

This expansion of the company’s popular plant-based products comes amid shortages and rising prices for both animal- and plant-based proteins resulting from continued supply chain issues and worker shortages. 

The new Loma Linda Chik’n creations will be available for sampling at Natural Products Expo West 2022 in Anaheim, Calif. from March 9-11 in Hall E, Booth 5175.

What is Loma Linda Chik’n?
As the industry’s first shelf-stable, plant-based chicken alternative in a can, Loma Linda Chik’n provides great taste and firm texture without the premium price. 

Made from sustainably sourced plant proteins, Loma Linda Chik’n is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and convenient to eat right out of the can or served warm. Retail prices will range from $2.49-$2.99 per can.

Three flavourful varieties are available, including:

  • Loma Linda Chik’n in Broth—Large pieces prepared in a mild vegetable broth. This versatile and savoury canvas is a great protein source for salads, soups, stir-fry, pot pies and more.
  • Loma Linda Chik’n BBQ—The thick, rich sauce is made with sweet peppers, brown sugar and vinegar. Lighter notes of garlic, chilli and smoke also accompany this traditional sauce profile.
  • Loma Linda Chik’n Buffalo—This classic Buffalo sauce is tangy, zesty and provides a punch of heat. Bring the carrots and celery!

“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.”

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