MOSS LANDING, CA — Sweet Earth Foods, a rapidly growing plant-based food innovator, announced on July 14 the release of its Awesome Bacon Burger, a first-of-its-kind in the plant-based category. The new burger extends the plant-based food makers' portfolio just in time for grilling season, as nearly 40 percent of Americans are trying to eat more plant-based foods (Nielsen).
The Sweet Earth Awesome Bacon Burger is a smoky plant-based burger infused with vegan bacon bits. Made of textured pea protein, this plant-based burger contains 26g of protein per serving (27 percent DV) and is non-GMO project certified. The burger will be hitting shelves of HEB starting this week with nationwide distribution increasing over the coming weeks.
"We are so excited to announce the release of the Awesome Bacon Burger as the first-ever vegan bacon burger, proving eating plant-based can be just as delicious as it is nutritious," said Jessica Vasisht, vice president of Sweet Earth Foods. "The combination of the Awesome Burger and our award-winning Benevolent Bacon brings together two of our fan-favorite products into one delicious option that is perfect for summer grilling."
Expanding the brand's meat-free grilling options beyond its Awesome Burger and Mindful Chik'n, the Awesome Bacon Burger follows the announcement of two Sweet Earth Sausages – the Green Chile Chedd'r and Chik'n Apple – that are now rolling available on retailer shelves nationwide:
- Green Chile Chedd'r Sausage is a good source of protein (13g, 19% DV) and incorporates vegan chedd'r, habanero peppers, yellow peppers, and cilantro. The plant-based flavors of green chiles, chedd'r and sausage all come together in this plump and juicy sausage. Available at retailers including Whole Foods Market and Giant Food.
- Chik'n Apple Sausage is a good source of protein (15g, 19% DV) and features apples, green onion, and spices. A perfect balance of plant-based chik'n, apple, onion, and seasoning. Plump, juicy, ready for the skillet or the grill – in recipes or on a bun. Available at retailers including HEB and Save Mart.