Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based Sol Cuisine has rolled out Spinach Chickpea Bites at Costco Wholesale outlets throughout Western Canada. Packed in 1-kg bags, the product is found in the appetizer section of the warehouse club store’s main frozen food aisle.
“This is perfect for those seeking a healthy and great tasting veg-forward option. Our Bites feature a delicious blend of vitamin-loaded spinach and high-in-protein chickpeas. Being soy-free, non-GMO and a good source of iron, they are great as appetizers, snacks and make a perfect side dish for any meal, said Dror Balshine, who founded the company in 1996.
Earlier this month Sol Cuisine announced the closing of a $10 million equity financing round led by BDC Capital’s Industrial Innovation Venture Fund, along with existing investors EDC, New Acres, InvestEco, Planted Power, Chairman Mike Fata and CEO John Flanagan.
A longtime pioneer in the plant-based food industry, Sol Cuisine launched one of the first organic tofu products in Canada. Over the years it has expanded distribution to natural and grocery retail outlets as well as foodservice establishments. In addition to Bites, Sol Cuisine’s non-meat burgers, balls, sausages, fillets and roasts are found at over 4,000 sites operated by major retailers including Whole Foods, Albertsons, Safeway, Target, Kroger, Loblaws, Sobeys and Metro.
“We are thrilled to partner with BDC Capital,” said CEO Flanagan. “This investment, combined with our talented management team and newly expanded SQF GFSI certified manufacturing facility, will enable us to share Sol Cuisine’s exceptional products with more consumers, or as we like to say, our Sol Mates.”