To-Jo Mushrooms Launches New Pulled Port® Product, Tony D’Amico Discusses
AVONDALE, PA - Meatless Mondays are now an everyday affair as more shoppers head to the produce aisle in search of healthy alternatives to their culinary necessities. These days, the name of the game is mushrooms, and To-Jo Mushrooms’ latest foodservice and retail product launch is giving consumers even more ways to substitute produce all over the plate.
I caught up with Tony D’Amico, President, to find out more about the company’s new Pulled Port® product, available starting today!
“At To-Jo, we love offering our customers products that have versatility. Pulled Port allows chefs to enhance how they already use mushrooms by giving classic dishes a more unique twist,” Tony D’Amico, President, told me. “With the rising demand for vegetarian and plant-based options, we are excited that this product gives us the opportunity to engage with chefs in this emerging category.”
The value-added Pulled Port combines both portabella and white mushrooms to create a tender, flavorful product that looks, cooks, and satisfies like meat as a means to meet the ever-increasing demand for vegetarian dining experiences that even veg-skeptics will enjoy. Available in four delicious flavors with a unique texture and appearance, like Original, BBQ, Carnitas, and Philly, Pulled Port can be served as the star of the plate or as a bonus addition to a variety of menu items, like sandwiches, salads, poutine, nachos, and more.
“The collaboration that took place between Marketing, Sales, QA, and Operations was incredible throughout the development process. We really took our time on this project to give ourselves the best chance at success, and so far the product feedback has exceeded our expectations,” Tony revealed to me.
The launch of Pulled Port will be supported by a new landing page on To-Jo.com and through a variety of product application videos, featuring product handling instructions, portioning information, and recipes like BBQ Pulled Port Sliders, Pulled Port Bahn Mi, and Pulled Port Cheesesteaks, on To-Jo’s #kitchenliveseries social media platform.
For foodservice, Pulled Port is packed in high barrier pouches with an extended refrigerated shelf life.
For more of the latest on convenient, sustainable, and delicious new fruit and vegetable products hitting retail and foodservice this season, stay tuned to AndNowUKnow.