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Tesco launches award-winning plant-based Oumph!
The award-winning and plant-based brand Oumph! is now available in nearly 400 Tesco stores across the UK. Three varieties are part of the initial launch: Pulled Oumph!, Kebab Spiced and The Chunk, which is unseasoned.
"We are looking forward to launching in Tesco", says Anders Wallerman, co-founder and CEO at Food for Progress, the Swedish company behind Oumph! “Tesco is the perfect partner for us in this, not only because of their size, but also because they have already put themselves in the forefront of this category amongst the UK retailers - by for example hiring a Director of plant based innovation and a general focus on both sustainable and tasty products.
"In Scandinavia Oumph! has helped increase a flow of new consumers to try plant-based food, and we'd like for Oumph! to create the same impact in the UK".
By adding Oumph! to its range, Tesco is continuing to respond to strong customer demand for plant-based foods. That strong demand was boosted by the launch in January of the supermarket’s Wicked Kitchen range, created by its own new director of plant-based food innovation Derek Sarno.
Derek’s mission is to make sure shoppers across the UK have more plant-based food choices and highly recommended that Tesco stock Oumph!
Chef Derek Sarno comments:
“We’re seeing massive demand for plant-based food and are thrilled to be unleashing the mighty flavour of plants, making eating meat-free easy and accessible like never before.
“When I first tried Oumph! I immediately knew it would complement our range and offer those wanting to eat more veg an epic tasting experience. Oumph! is a great addition to our already stellar line up and the start of many more things to come”.
Oumph! contains soya beans and organic herb and spice mixes. It's free from gluten and dairy. Oumph! is versatile and easy to cook. It's suitable to grill, boil, sauté, deep-fry or heat over an open fire. In addition it's high in protein and fibre and a source of iron and folic acid, as well has having a low climate impact.
"The Oumph! fan base is growing rapidly. Oumph! has a unique texture, and those who've tried it recommend it to their friends. We call it 'the epic effect'", says Anna-Kajsa Lidell, co-founder and Head of Progress Strategy at Food for Progress. "We believe in good food that is rich in flavour and presented in an attractive design".
Since its launch in Sweden and the Nordic countries in 2015 Oumph! has become a favourite with a wide audience, including families, foodies, chefs and fast-food loving flexitarians and vegans.
Oumph! has grown rapidly of the past three years, and the brand has won several prestigious awards, including both the 'Food Product of the Year' in both Sweden and Norway. Oumph! is also shortlisted with two products in two different categories in the FreeFrom Food Awards in the UK.
Oumph! at Tesco
Included in the Tesco range are the following:
The Pure Oumph! comes in three varieties: The Chunk, The Strip and The Filet. Pure Oumph! contains nothing but soya protein concentrate, water and a little salt.
Spicy Oumph! is an entire range of Oumph! products, seasoned with our own spice mixes such as: Pulled Oumph!, Thyme & Garlic, Kebab Spiced, Salty & Smoky, Tandoori BBQ, Tarragon & Lemon, Grill Spiced and Bibim Oumph!
About Food for Progress
Oumph! is a part of Food for Progress. Food for Progress is a Swedish food company that joins forces to produce tasty, nutritious and climate-friendly food that everyone on the planet can eat. Forever.
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