The plant-based food space is continuing to expand with a brand-new entry from Beyond Meat and PepsiCo.
Beyond Meat Jerky is the latest innovation from the brands, which is part of its joint venture Planet Partnership.
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Planet Partnership, founded in 2021, combines Beyond Meat’s technology in plant-based protein development with PepsiCo’s commercial capabilities to launch new products, including snacks and beverages, that fall into the plant-based category.
Marinated and slow-roasted to offer the savory experience of traditional beef jerky, Beyond Meat Jerky is available in three flavors — original, hot and spicy, and teriyaki — contains 10 g of protein per serving and does not contain cholesterol, the companies said.
Made with such plant-based ingredients as peas and mung beans without GMOs, soy or gluten, Beyond Meat Jerky is shelf-stable and comes in three different size packs.
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‘We are thrilled to introduce the first product from Planet Partnership, our joint venture with Beyond Meat and PepsiCo,” Dan Moisan, CEO of Planet Partnership said. “The nationwide launch of Beyond Meat Jerky will make plant-based meat accessible to millions of households. It tastes great, it's a good source of protein, and it's convenient to eat whether you’re on the go, at the office or out on adventures.”
Through its shelf-stable format, Beyond Meat Jerky can expand its distribution to such channels as grocery stores, gas stations, club stores and pharmacies, the companies said.