Vegan food brand Gardein recently launched sliced vegan sausage, created to add a bit of spice to meat-free Italian dishes.
The company, based in Canada, announced the launch of the new “juicy” Sliced Italian Saus’age on Facebook on Friday.
“You asked and we delivered– Our brand new Sliced Italian Saus’age has finally arrived,” the company wrote. “Spice up any meal with these flavorful saus’age bites that’ll have your taste buds on fire.”
Made with soy, wheat and spices, the Sliced Italian Saus’age packs 10 grams of protein per serving and is ready in only five minutes.
The company has been busy adding more products to its lineup as demand for plant-based food grows.
Just a few weeks ago, Gardein launched a new Spicy Breakfast Saus’age.
The company offers a wide variety of vegan products, including ground beef, chicken teriyaki, crab cakes, beef strips and meatballs, all made from plants, and all 100% vegan.
As more people turn to plant-based food due to environmental, health and animal welfare concerns, companies like Gardein are seeing explosive growth.
According to Euromonitor International, sales of plant-based meats rose 22% in 2018 to hit a record high $1.5 billion.
This had led to companies like Beyond Meat, known for its vegan meat products that closely mimic animal-derived meat in taste and texture, estimated to be closing in on a potential $1.2 billion valuation this week.
In 2014, Gardein had nearly $100 million in revenue, and it sold to New Jersey-based packaged foods company Pinnacle Foods that same year for $154 million.
Gardein products are available in US and Canadian stores and restaurants nationwide. You can find the locations here.