TEMPLE, Pa. —Â Giorgio Foods launches Savory Wild Portabella Jerky, a plant-based, healthy snacking solution in the on-trend jerky category. Savory Wild is vegan friendly and comes in three unique flavors: Roasted Garlic & Black Pepper, Sweet Balsamic & Golden Fig, and Sesame, Ginger & Korean Chili.
What happens when one of the planetâ€™s most sustainable foods is paired with one of the most bold, beautiful and authentic flavor combinations from around the world? The result â€“ Savory Wild â€“ the new hand-crafted Portabella Jerky snack packed with nutrients and bursting with the savory umami flavor (the fifth taste) consumers crave. With over half a pound of Portabella mushrooms in every bag (pre-dehydration), Savory Wild is hand-picked, marinated and then gently dried to jerky perfection. This 12-month shelf -stable item is Giorgioâ€™s response for a ready-to-eat mushroom snacking solution.
Made with whole food ingredients â€“ nothing artificial, no hydrogenated oils and no preservatives, Savory Wild is naturally gluten free, low in calories and fat and packed with the antioxidant-rich mineral Selenium. This item has proved very popular with consumers during the product development testing phase as well as with the trade as evidenced at this weekendâ€™s Fancy Food Show in New York.
â€śGiorgio has a firm commitment to lead the category with innovative products,â€ť said Brian Loiseau, SVP sales, business development and R&D for Giorgio Foods. â€śWe are actively investing in R&D and consumer insights to bring new ways for consumers to enjoy the nutritious and delicious benefits of umami-packed mushrooms.â€ť
Additionally, one of the latest trends to hit the market in recent years has been around plant-based protein consumption, a trend that mushroom-based innovation is well poised to satisfy. Consumers are looking to supplement or increase their protein through plant-based sources for several reasons: nutritional, ethical/environmental and emerging lifestyles which call for cutting out animal-based foods.
For more information, please visit www.savorywild.com
About Giorgio Foods, Inc.
Since 1928, Giorgio has enjoyed a long-standing reputation for providing the worldwide retail and food service industry with the finest quality mushrooms. A family-owned business with a family tradition of excellence, the Giorgio brand has come to stand for quality and integrity nationally. For more information, visit Giorgio online at giorgiofoods.com, savorywild.com or call 1-800-330-5705 for sales assistance.