Gold & Green Foods makes meat alternatives and other products targeting vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, and meat consumers. The company was founded in 2015 by Maija Itkonen, Reeta Kivela, and Zhong-Qing Jiang, and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.
Gold & Green Foods makes their products using Nordic ingredients such as Nordic oats and legumes, and combines them using Asian food technologies mixed with findings from Nordic food science to create their plant-based products.
In 2016, Gold & Green Foods launched their first product line in Finland called Pulled Oats made out of Nordic oats, fava beans, and pea proteins. Pulled Oats are offered in three different flavors: Nude, Tomato, and Ginger.
Green & Gold Foods introduced their Nordic Oatballs, a product meant to imitate Swedish Meatballs. The oatballs are manufactured out of Nordic oats, pea protein, faba been, rapeseed oil, and water. The Oatballs come in three flavors: plain, tomato and meze.
Green & Gold Foods introduced two patty-style food products: their Pulled Oats Pan Fried Patty and Pulled Oats Hamburger. The Pulled Oats Pan Fried Patty is made of their original Nordic Oats recipe of oats, beans and peas. These ingredients are sheared, heated and baked together to create a patty which can be pan-fried. The Pulled Oats Burger is similar to the Pulled Oats Pan Fried Patty but includes oil and spices to give it a more hamburger-like texture and cooking experience.
On September 9, 2016, the Finnish food company Paulig acquired a 51% stake in Gold & Green Foods for an undisclosed amount. Prior to Paulig's acquisition of a majority stake position in Gold & Green Foods, Gold & Green Foods raised over €1,000,000 from private investors.
Gold&Green Foods, known for its Pulled Oats, to cooperate with UNICEF.
The cooperation will be seen in Pulled Oats products. Gold&Green Foods has committed to supporting UNICEF's operations through donations for three years.
Gold&Green Foods launches new products and expands into the international market.
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- Plant-based meatPlant-based meat products are made to mimic properties found within natural meats and are considered to be meat substitutes. They are made using plant and other non-animal products to look, taste, and feel like meat products. Examples include: seitan, falafel, tempeh, Tofurky, Beyond Meat burgers, and Mock duck.