Specialty Food Insights


Beyond vs. Impossible: Which Meatless Burger Will Conquer the Industry?

This October, Fatburger, the California hamburger fast casual brand, announced it will begin serving the Impossible Burger in Southern California. Meanwhile, Beyond Burger recently made a deal with Sysco, the largest food distributor to thousands of restaurants, schools, hospitals and other outlets.

Google-Backed, Veggie Milk Could Have Lowest Eco-Footprint in Dairy Industry

Ripple, a startup backed by $44 million from Google and venture capitalists from Silicon Valley is selling alternative milk that not only has a clean taste, but also has just as much protein as that made from cows, reports “Bloomberg.” It’s perfect timing since there may be a milk shortage or at least a milk price hike, due to globalization.

Why Did Target Drop Hampton Creek Products?

The food startup Hampton Creek has been plagued with scandal recently.In mid-August, Target Corp. offered some insight to why it no longer sells the food startup Hampton Creek’s products. The company pulled Hampton’s products in June after receiving “specific and serious food safety allegations about Hampton Creek products.”

The French's Food Company Releases New Crunchy Vegetable Products

For operators looking to add a crunch or a spice to simple menu items like salads, sandwiches, soups, French’s Food Company recently announced new products that could serve as a tasty companion to any dish. French’s Crispy Vegetables come in three varieties: crispy fried onions, crispy jalapeños, & potato sticks.

Impossible Burger Ingredient Gets Pushback from the FDA

The Impossible Burger, a veggie burger that looks so much like the traditional beef burger that it even bleeds, has quickly been added to the menus of the best restaurants in the country. However, the ingredient soy leghemoglobin, which is made from soybean plants is getting regulatory pushback from the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) 

Wine Lovers are Trading In Their Brie for Brix


Charcuterie and cheese boards have long been staples for wine lovers looking for a tasty, complimentary snack, but when lung doctor Nick Proia started thinking about the different effects these snacks were having on his arteries, it didn’t make sense to him. Watchto learn more about chocolate specially formulated for wine!

Editor Column


By Carissa Chesanek, Foodable editor

The Foodable Network recently partnered with the Specialty Food Association, a trade organization for members and the producer of the Summer Fancy Food Show, a massive trade event geared toward the specialty food industry professionals and the largest of its kind in North America.

“The Specialty Food Association is steadfast in our commitment to the success of those who bring the emotional experience of specialty foods to the consumer,” states the company’s website. It offers a community for innovators in the field to make connections, find support, showcase their skills, and reach out to the public.  

The new partnership will allow Foodable to set and produce an exciting media stage to help feature a wide range of innovations at the upcoming Fancy Food Show this summer. Foodable and Specialty Foods Association have also partnered to provide special video episodes, called SFATV LIVE, which will help reach a larger audience. 


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