A new partnership is in the works in the plant-based sector. daring™ foods, the creator of 100 percent plant-based chicken, recently announced it is teaming up with food industry redistributor Dot Foods. Through this partnership, daring will provide immediate access and availability of foodservice SKUs to food distributors across the country.
“When we launched daring, we created the brand with a mission to eliminate chicken as a form of protein in our food systems,” said daring Co-Founder and CEO Ross Mackay. “Partnering [with] Dot Foods allows us to rapidly propel new avenues for the brand, providing more consumer access to our signature daring pieces that are better for you and better for the environment.”
With this partnership, U.S. distributors can purchase daring’s plant-based chicken in Original and Breaded. This now offers foodservice channels the ability to expand plant-based menu options, giving more customers a plant-based chicken alternative that delivers on the look, taste, pull, and mouthfeel of the traditional animal protein.
According to the release, each of daring’s offerings is 100 percent plant-based, high in protein, and non-GMO with few natural ingredients—water, soy protein concentrate, sunflower oil, natural flavoring, and spices. Additionally, daring is manufactured using a high-moisture extrusion process to help create the perfect taste and texture without sacrificing nutritional value.
With a wider distribution network, this trade news writer can’t help but think about what’s coming down the pipeline for daring next. Stay tuned as we report on all things specialty, dairy, and deli.