This week’s Meals Tech Information round-up is a superb distraction from continually refreshing election updates and bashing how gradual Nevada is in relation to counting votes. A number of tales stood out to us this week, together with Tesla’s Tequila, vegan fridges in bodegas, Past Meat pizzas at Pizza Hut, and an indoor farm firm funding spherical.
Tesla Tequila sells out in hours
A number of years in the past on April Idiot’s day, Elon Musk made a joke in regards to the concept of Tesla Tequila. Quick-forward to 2020, and Tesla Tequila has come to life. The tequila is aged for 15 months in a French oak barrel and is available in a hand-blown glass lightning bolt bottle. The liquid itself has “a dry fruit and light-weight vanilla nostril with a balanced cinnamon pepper end.” Even with a hefty price ticket of $250 per bottle, it bought out in a couple of hours, and it’s unclear if it is going to be restocked.
New York Metropolis bodegas get vegan fridges
Three bodegas in New York Metropolis will host Plantega, a collective that sources vegan merchandise for in-store shows, and its vegan fridges for a 12-week trial run. The fridges will comprise vegan merchandise from manufacturers like Simply Egg, Miyoko’s Creamery, Past Meat, Good Catch, and No Evil Meals. Vegan merchandise like these are usually present in well being meals shops, specialty shops, and Complete Meals. Plantega’s purpose is to make vegan merchandise extra accessible to underserved communities that usually don’t see these merchandise of their native shops. The three Plantega fridges shall be situated in bodegas in Bushwick, Cypress Hills, and The Bronx, and extra areas could also be added if the trial goes nicely.
UK Pizza Huts so as to add Past Meat pizzas
Pizza Huts situated within the UK will add plant-based Beyond Meat sausage, beef, and pork on high of its pizzas. The brand new pizza flavors embody 3 Meat Supreme, Italian Type Sausage, Past Beef Sizzle, and Past Pork & Candy Chilli. The chain has been utilizing Violife cheese to high pizzas within the UK, and can possible proceed to make use of this cheese for its latest vegan pizzas.
80 Acres raises undisclosed funding spherical
80 Acres operates eight indoor farms all through the U.S., and the company’s most recent funding round of an undisclosed quantity was led by Barclays with participation by Virgo Investments, Orange Wings Capital, QuietStar Capital. 80 Acres produces salad greens, microgreens, herbs, and tomatoes, which might be discovered at Complete Meals, Kroger, The Contemporary Market, and thru distributors like Sysco and US Meals. The corporate’s total funding amount to date is $40M.