Weekly 'Pulse' Issue 66
The Not Quite Meat Burger
US fast-food chain, Sonic, has created an alt-meat cheeseburger option made with a mix of 30% chopped mushroom; a practice known as The Blend.
The Blend brings the calorie count of your burger down to as little 350 - a fraction of you're normal fast-food menu options, making it a great alternative for those who are looking to bring their calories down or aiming to reduce their red meat consumption.
Read more here: https://goo.gl/EjNPxZ
How can the restaurant industry evolve their staple recipes to meet a growing social conscience around the negative impacts of meat consumption and industry?
One Bottle, Infinite Possibilities
PepsiCo has developed a new soda-alternative that promises to cut down not just the sugar and artificials, but the enormous waste produced by the packaged drinks industry.
Their Drinkfinity system lets consumers use a custom designed reusable water bottle along with single-use pods that flavour and infuse the water with health-focused dry ingredients and juices.
Sales of non-diet soft drink have fallen by more than 25% over the last 20 years, resulting in PepsiCo investing in and offering a wider variety of options for consumers.
Read more here: https://goo.gl/qmcG9r
How can packaged goods manufacturers keep pace with consumers growing awareness for good nutrition and concern for landfill waste?
It's Time for a Tea Revolution
American start-up Pique has revolutionised tea for the first time in a century. Their new 'cold brew' process that applies pressure and low heat to turn tea leaves into crystals with six times the nutrients of a regular loose-leaf or bagged tea.
Tea is rich in antioxidants, helping to boost immunity, and infamously protect from cancer; though most of us don’t drink enough to experience these benefits as advertised.
Read more here: https://goo.gl/Tdui3j
How can modern manufacturing techniques extract more nutritional value from the foods and drinks we consume every day?