Japan’s food-tech venture company NEXT MEATS has come out with many alternative meat series such as NEXT yakiniku and gyudon beef bowls. Now they are giving seafood fans their first ever alternative with the release of NEXT Tuna.
Like previous releases, NEXT Tuna is 100% plant-based, low fat, zero cholesterol, but high in protein.
The canned NEXT Tuna can be used as is without heating up or any prep, and is recommended to be used as a salad topping, sandwich filling, or even hand-rolled sushi or pasta as plant-based seafood alternative.
Additionally, it can be stored for up to 2 years, making it perfect for emergency food or camping.
There is only a small quantity available for now due to limited initial production rate. (The next batch is planned to be released in December) So, make sure to place your orders early on!
Price: 390 yen *Available only in packs of 5 from the official website.
Package quantity: 90g x 5 cans
Purchase at: https://shop.nextmeats.jp/
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Too expensive, too exclusive.
Plant based foods are easily available in other countries without the need to "place your order early". And what does it taste like? Why must I buy 5 cans when I may not like it?
Stating something is 'plant based' is good for marketing, but it does help to also state what it's made of. Is this yet another soy based meat alternative?
Good idea, but poor execution.
The issue with plant based foods from other countries is that those foods fit the tastes of those countries specifically.
The current tuna alternatives come from, Latvia, Sweden, German, Brazil, and Nestle which means Euro prices and VAT so still expensive on that end.
As far as distribution goes, no use selling one can and getting killed on shipping or burning all your marketing money on renting shelf space with the big supermarkets for what is at present a niche product. The downside is early adopters are paying a bit of a premium to be used as testers.
Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne
Then why is there a picture of a tuna on the label ?
Probably the same reason why some strawberry ice cream have pictures of strawberries, but actually containing no strawberries.
You mean like those lettuce which are grown indoors?
"Plant Based" meats and fish are usually even more artificially processed than the original produce they seek to replace.
"Plant Based" meats and fish filled with additive fats to make the stuff even approach becoming palatable...pass.
Tuna quite stinks. So Mackerel cans for cup noodle is good alternative for lazy meal.
Frankenfood! Heh, I like that.
Yeah.. if you want a salad have a salad.
If you want meat or fish have meat or fish.