A “Spam” Musubi That’s Vegan
It looks exactly like everyone’s guilty-pleasure Hawaiian snack food.
Only this musubi is vegan.
Indeed, this one spotlights a new plant-based version of Spam.
To the growing list of faux “beef,” “chicken,” and other proteins now comes OmniPork.
Designed to mimic pork, it’s made from a blend of non-GMO soy, peas, shiitake mushrooms, and rice. It was developed in Canada by food scientists for Hong Kong-based food innovation company, Green Monday, which owns OmniFoods.
It’s available in three forms — OmniPork Ground, Strips, and Luncheon, each for $5.99 per package. All three can be found in the freezer cases of Sprouts; while the Strips and Ground are carried by select Whole Foods.
When I received samples of all three, I went straight for the Luncheon first, curious to see how it would compare to the familiar stuff in a can. The verdict? Quite impressively.Read more