The Neat Egg Foodservice Press Release

Today, neat® foods announced the launch of a foodservice size of their new, all-natural, vegan egg replacement called the neat egg derived from chia seeds and garbanzo beans. The shelf stable egg replacement is already available nationwide online (http://www.eatneat.com) and in select grocery stores throughout the country, including Whole Foods, who will launch it throughout their Midwest locations in March.

 

LANCASTER, Pa. (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

“We’re excited to provide commercial bakeries and other foodservice establishments with a complete protein egg replacement free of chemicals and other artificial fillers. We identified this opportunity as the retail pack grew traction among consumers, and retailers alike. An all-natural egg replacement has been one of the most requested items from our customers, and we began getting the same requests from commercial bakeries, says neat® President & CEO, Gavin Mutter. Eggs are an essential ingredient with bakeries. Price competitiveness of the neat egg, coupled with the gluten free and vegan consumer trends throughout the country, make this product a perfect solution for today’s evolving consumer.

Commercial large scale bakers are agreeing. We have recently switched all of our gluten-free and vegan items to using the neat egg replacer and noticed a dramatic difference vs. brands we previously used. The quality, texture, and taste of our products have been dramatically enhanced. The allocation and form of chia seeds and garbanzo beans gives the perfect elasticity and leavening of a real egg, which is essential in baked goods and fresh bread. The ease of use and quality made the neat egg an obvious choice. I confidently and wholeheartedly recommend this product to anyone looking for an egg replacement, said Shannon Peffley, owner of Betsy’s Bakery in Camp Hill, PA.

The product will be showcased at the Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim, CA, March 6, 7, and 8 at booth #6206 along with the company’s line of meat replacements. The neat egg foodservice size is available in a 24 ounce pack and makes the equivalent of nearly 100 eggs. Commercial bakeries add 2 tablespoons of water to 1 tablespoon of the neat egg mix to yield 1 egg and can scale with volume. The product is priced in line with traditional eggs“ making it a viable replacement in recipes like cakes, cookies, breads, and other baked goods. The neat egg was developed for use as an ingredient in recipes where eggs are binders and leavening agents.

The neat egg foodservice pack is the latest in the company’s line of meat replacement mixes launched in 2013, which include Original, Italian, Mexican, and a Breakfast sausage flavor. New in 2014, neat’s meat replacement mixes were also made available in the foodservice channel to accommodate restaurants looking to offer tastier vegetarian and vegan dining options to their patrons. The company is in the process of finalizing its second round of funding and actively seeking investors, in addition to planning a line of frozen products which they hope to launch in the near future throughout the foodservice channel.

For more information about neat®, please visit http://www.eatneat.com.

About neat Foods

Neat® offers 100% all-natural, innovative gluten and soy-free vegetarian/vegan foods to consumers who are looking to reduce or eliminate animal based protein in their diets without sacrificing their favorite recipes. Neat Foods was founded in March of 2012 and continues today with four shelf-stable meat replacements including Mexican, Italian, Original and Breakfast sausage flavors, and the neat egg, an all-natural egg replacement. Their line of products is produced by VisionCorps, who provide employment and rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired. The neat® brand is now available in nearly 2,000 grocery stores across the country, and was developed by Phil and Laura Lapp in 2011 who serve on the board and are actively involved in the company today.

Media Contact: Declan Murphy, neat foods, 866-637-neat (6328) x 702, declan(at)eatneat(dot)com

Neat Foods Introduces the neat Egg – Press Release

LANCASTER, Pa., Sept. 9, 2014 — Today, neat® foods announced the launch of a new, all-natural, vegan egg replacement called “the neat eggâ„¢,” derived from chia and garbanzo beans. Hitting the shelves in fall-2014, the shelf stable egg replacement will be available nationwide online and in select grocery stores throughout the country.

neat_egg_FBCover“We’re excited to be able to provide consumers with an egg replacement free of chemicals and other artificial fillers. We identified this opportunity simply by listening to the needs of our customers. An all-natural egg replacement with clean and simple ingredients has been one of the most requested items from the consumers we meet during in-store product demonstrations, as well as buyers representing our distributor and retail partners,” says neat® Vice President of Sales and Distribution, Gavin Mutter. “There is an egg or vegan egg step included within our current preparation instructions to make neat® meat substitutes. We started using ground chia exclusively, but soon discovered the addition of garbanzo beans aided in the leavening process, allowing baked goods and other foods to rise. The neat eggâ„¢ did very well in at-home consumer concept testing. We believe it will fill a need for the broader market.”

NF_NeatEgg_3DMockup_1The product and packaging will be officially unveiled for the first time at the Natural Products Expo East Show in Baltimore, MD, September 18, 19, and 20. The neat egg™ is available in a 4.5 ounce pouch and makes the equivalent of 18 eggs. Home consumers add 2 tablespoons of water to 1 tablespoon of the neat egg™ mix to yield 1 egg. The product will retail between $5.99 and $6.99 – making it a viable replacement in family friendly recipes like pancakes, cookies, cakes, breads, and other baked and prepared foods. The neat egg™ was developed for use in recipes where eggs are binders and leavening agents, not as a stand-alone edible egg.

The neat eggâ„¢ is the latest in the company’s line of meat replacement mixes launched in 2013, which include Original, Italian, Mexican, and a Breakfast sausage flavor. New in 2014, neat’s meat replacement mixes are also now available in the foodservice channel to accommodate restaurants looking to offer tastier vegetarian and vegan dining options to their patrons. The company is also developing a line of frozen “neatballsâ„¢,” which are expected to launch at retail stores in 2015.

For more information about neat®, please visit www.eatneat.com.

About neat Foods

Neat® offers 100% all-natural, innovative gluten and soy-free vegetarian foods to consumers who are looking to reduce or eliminate animal based protein in their diets without sacrificing their favorite recipes. Neat Foods was founded in March of 2012 and continues today with four shelf-stable meat replacements including Mexican, Italian, Original and Breakfast sausage flavors, and “the neat egg™,” an all-natural egg replacement. Their products are produced by VisionCorps, who provide employment and rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired.

Media Contact: Declan Murphy, neat foods, 866-637-neat (6328) x 702, declan@eatneat.com.

SOURCE Neat Foods

neat mention – Grid Magazine

A very sincere thank you to Grid Magazine for mentioning neat in their latest issue!

“Neat, a natural meat alternative, was created two years ago by Phil and Laura Lapp, who were looking for a healthy, animal-free protein to satisfy their two vegetarian daughters. Turned off by the chemicals and additives in many commercial mock meats, the Lapps set out to develop their own and came up with a recipe made from pecans, chickpeas, oats, cornmeal and spices….”

Check out the full article, “Mock Up.”

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Delicious Living’s Best Bite Awards

We’re so ecstatic to announce that neat has won a Delicious Living Best Bite Award!!

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What is a Best Bite Award?

For Delicious Living’s second-annual Best Bite awards, they asked experienced natural retailers and manufacturers to share the products that make healthy living more delicious. After carefully tasting samples and scrutinizing ingredients, they chose 29 winners, with a focus on products that use nutrient-dense, clean, whole-food ingredients to deliver exemplary foods and beverages—and also address special-diet considerations.

We’re thrilled to be mentioned with so many great products and brands!

Click here to see what they had to say about neat!