Yoshikawa's US Report 7: Popular plant-derived vegan jerky. What does it taste like?2022/07/31
This is Yoshikawa from Tokyo Vegan Gyoza, who returned from a business trip to California the day before yesterday.
This time, I returned to Tokyo on JAL's LCC flight ZIPAIR. Japan's first LCC that operates international medium- and long-distance routes, and is expanding its services to Asia, Hawaii, California, etc. from its base at Narita International Airport. Recently, air ticket prices have been rising, and the summer vacation season has overlapped, and even economy class round-trip tickets exceeded 500,000 yen, and I was having a headache. I used ZIPAIR for the first time this time, but not only the price but also the inside of the plane was very clean and comfortable. There is no relationship between our company and ZIPAIR, but it is recommended for moving family and saving business trip expenses.
Well, this time we will introduce the popular plant-derived vegan jerky. Last year, Beyond Meat and PepsiCo (PepsiCo is the second largest food and beverage company in the world after Nestlé) announced the establishment of Planet Partnership. The bullet, Beyond Meat Jerky, has become a hot topic since it was released at grocery stores, gas stations, drug stores, etc. throughout the United States from March this year.
Website reference:https://www.beyondmeat.com/en-US/press/beyond-meat-and-pepsico-s-planet-partnership-debuts-beyond-meat-jerky-the-joint-venture-s-first-product- at-retailers-nationwide
Beyond Meat Jerky comes in three flavors: original, hot & spicy, and teriyaki. During my stay in Silicon Valley, I happened to see the original and teriyaki flavors on display at a drug store. Beyond Meat Jerky contains 10g of protein per serving. Does not contain cholesterol. Ingredients include peas and mung beans and are GMO, soy and gluten free. I'm curious about the taste, but I personally felt that there was still room for improvement, such as seasoning and texture. I look forward to the next version. As for the price, the small package costs $2, and it seems to be gradually gaining popularity in the United States, partly because of its affordable pricing.
PepsiCo has announced that it will more than double its climate change goals, with the goal of reducing company-wide greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40% by 2030. In addition, you have announced that you will achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2040, but what will both Beyond Meat and PepsiCo put into the market as the second product in the future? I'm really looking forward to it.