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Tindle Unveils Plant-based Stuffed Chicken Pockets and More at NPEW

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Plant-based Parmigiana Stuffed Chicken pockets from Tindle Foods were introduced to the North American market on March 14 during the Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) show in Anaheim, California. The Singapore-headquartered company, formerly known as Next Gen Foods, debuted the product along with Tindle Barista Oat Milk at Booth #4905 in Hall E.

The faux stuffed chicken pockets, which can be paired with one’s preferred seasoning or sauce, feature a crisp breadcrumb outer coating and juicy and tender interior. There are plans to release additional flavors, Buffalo Ranch, Katsu Curry and Tikka Masala.

“By introducing more innovative foods into the mix, including our entry into the dairy category, we remain steadfast in our mission to transition towards a more sustainable food system,” said Timo Recker, the company’s co-founder, chief executive officer and executive chairman. “As a multi-category brand, our aim is to continue strengthening the sector and our new product offerings provide consumers with a variety of delicious plant-based options across numerous aisles and touch points within the grocery store.”

Revving Up in Retail

Last year, Tindle rolled out a number of products across several brick-and-mortar retail banners in the USA, beginning with the Giant Eagle chain in the midwest and a number of independent natural food specialists along the nation’s east and west coasts. Earlier this year it expanded distribution in the northeast by increasing coverage through online grocery provider FreshDirect, and launching Tindle Tenders and Wings at Price Chopper Supermarkets with.

The startup company got into business in 2021 when flagship plant-based chicken products were introduced in restaurants, as its R&D team worked closely with chefs and culinary professionals. Its expanding plant-based range of offerings, which includes breakfast sausages, is available from DOT Foods, KeHE, UNFI and other major distributors.