Vegan Meals Information of the Week: Barbie Sushi Rolls, Hatch Chile Bitchin' Sauce, and Extra

Evidently each week on this planet of vegan meals information is extra thrilling than the final and this week isn’t any exception. Dip legend Bitchin’ Sauce is capturing the most effective of Hatch chile season within the Southwest. Burgerville is showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest with vegan shakes and sundaes made with native marionberries. And the Barbie bonanza has swept by means of nearly the whole lot, together with a brand new vegan sushi roll at LA’s well-liked Niku Nashi. Learn on for extra. 

1Frank’s RedHot hummus

Placing Frank’s RedHot sauce on the whole lot is how we dwell our greatest lives. Hummus model Sabra has answered our prayers with its new Frank’s RedHot-inspired Sabra Buffalo Hummus, which pairs Frank’s RedHot with Sabra’s creamy hummus for an ideal mix of taste and warmth. 

“These excellent dips are for the large taste followers on the market,” Olugbenga Diyaolu, Sabra’s International Chief Analysis, Growth, and Sustainability Officer, mentioned in an announcement. “As we attain for snacks extra usually, we wish extra from them … extra intense taste, extra satisfying textures, extra fulfilling choices.”


This taste is a part of a line-up that additionally options Sabra BBQ Hummus impressed by barbecue sauce Stubb’s and Sabra Southwest Hummus.

These hummus varieties are Sabra’s reply to a rising demand for extra intense flavors and satisfying textures in snacks. They mark the model’s first foray into bold-flavor improvements and are geared toward each hummus fans and newcomers.

“I’m actually happy with the group for crafting these extraordinary dips,” Diyaolu mentioned. “Whether or not you might be new to hummus or already dip in day by day, I feel you may be blown away by the creamy texture and daring taste Sabra is bringing to the desk.”

2Vegan milk made for teenagers

As many youngsters are headed again to highschool, mother and father have a brand new dairy-free possibility to assist their little ones thrive with Ripple Youngsters Unsweetened Authentic, made by pioneering firm Ripple Meals. 

Because the 2021 launch of Ripple Youngsters Authentic Milk, the product has skilled outstanding development, changing into one of many fastest-growing objects within the refrigerated plant-based milk sector. This success prompted the creation of the unsweetened model, which retains the 8 grams of plant-based protein and 50 milligrams of DHA omega-3s present in Ripple Youngsters Authentic Milk, however with zero added sugars.

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Ripple Youngsters Unsweetened Authentic additionally consists of prebiotic fiber for digestion help and gives extra calcium per serving than dairy milk. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth defined that the brand new vegan milk is a game-changer for kids.

“With so many youngsters affected by dairy allergic reactions or lactose intolerance immediately, it’s essential to have alternate options to dairy with the proper style and dietary profile to fulfill their distinctive wants at such an essential stage of development and growth,” Largeman-Roth mentioned in an announcement. 

“Ripple Youngsters plant-based milk gives households a handy resolution, and I’m excited there’s now an unsweetened model with out the added sugars, to offer much more selections,” Largeman-Roth mentioned. 

Out there in 48-ounce bottles, Ripple Youngsters Unsweetened Authentic is rolling out within the dairy aisle of Goal shops and different retailers nationwide. 

3Vegan Barbie-pink sushi rolls

The Barbie film mania has reached each nook of the globe, together with Los Angeles’ vegan sushi hotspot Niku Nashi. 

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New on the menu is the Barbie roll which is stuffed with fried oyster mushrooms, pickled cabbage, plant-based caviar, plant-based spicy tuna, burdock root, and avocado—all wrapped up in Barbie-pink soy paper. Sesame, spicy aioli, and sriracha function equipment to the limited-time dish. 

“I’ve at all times believed that Barbie was vegan,” Niko Zaragoza, govt chef and co-owner of Niku Nashi, mentioned in an announcement. “I think her radiant glow and her associate’s ‘Kenergy’ stem from a plant-based food regimen. In that case, they’re greater than pop-culture icons; they’re contributors to a more healthy, extra sustainable planet.”

Nestled inside vegan bar APB on Melrose, Niku Nashi can be house to quite a lot of vegan sushi choices, which you’ll be able to order packed inside a large sushi boat.

4Southwest’s favourite chile is Bitchin’

Pumpkin spice may sign the beginning of fall (or, late summer time) for a lot of, however within the Southwest, that bell is rung by the Hatch chile—a pepper with a daring taste and a brief rising season. This yr, there’s a brand new option to benefit from the elusive pepper with the assistance of Bitchin’ Sauce.

Bitchin’ Sauce, identified for its almond-based dips, simply unveiled a brand new “Hatch” Inexperienced Chile taste, a limited-run merchandise out there at practically 400 Sprouts Farmers Market shops nationwide from August by means of September. 

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The Hatch taste celebrates the tastes of the American Southwest, following the corporate’s well-liked spring launch of Thai curry “Panang.”

The brand new taste is characterised as toasty and subtly candy, mixing the signature fire-roasted inexperienced chile peppers with a flavorful mix of pepita seeds and jalapeños.

The discharge of Hatch Bitchin’ Sauce builds on Bitchin’s historical past with Southwestern US flavors, such because the Chipotle and the Cilantro Chili. These flavors, along with the Authentic Bitchin’ Sauce, have contributed to the model’s widespread recognition amongst grocery customers.

5Dairy-free marionberry shakes

Whereas the Southwest is Hatch chile land throughout this time of yr, over within the Pacific Northwest (PNW), the speak of the city is marionberries. And over at PNW-based chain Burgerville, August is all concerning the native berry. 

New to the menu listed below are the Oregon Marionberry Shake, Oregon Marionberry Sundae, and Oregon Marionberry Lemonade, created in collaboration with native marionberry legends, Liepold Farms. Burgerville has crafted these seasonal treats to replicate the bounty of the late summer time season, and all three can be found vegan.


The shake (served with a marionberry drizzle) and sundae (topped with dairy-free sprinkles) are ready with a vegan ice cream base from native firm Cosmic Bliss. Every will be ordered with vegan coconut whipped cream. 

These marionberry drinks can be found now and can proceed to be provided by means of September 4, offering a limited-time alternative to savor the distinctive style of Oregon’s late summer time harvest.

And whereas each Hatch chiles and marionberries sound like nice flavors, we’re actually prepared for a vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte. Starbucks, are you able to hear us?

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