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Ocean Hugger Foods is making a plant-based raw tuna substitute called Ahimi out of a mixture of 5 ingredients; tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. The company is located in New York City, New York and was founded in 2015.

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Ocean Hugger Foods making a plant-based raw tuna substitute, called Ahimi, out of a mixture of 5 ingredients: tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. James CorwellJames Corwell founded Ocean Hugger Foods in 2015 in New York City, New York. Ocean Hugger Foods made their plant-based raw tuna substitute, Ahimi, to resemble ahi (Yellowfin) tuna. The company claims Ahimi is indistinguishable from ahi tuna in both texture and appearance. The founder of Ocean Hugger Foods, and former classically trained chef James Corwell, identified the umami taste of ahi tuna the most critical aspect to replicate in his companies plant-based tuna alternative Ahimi.

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Ocean Hugger Foods making a plant-based raw tuna substitute, called Ahimi, out of a mixture of 5 ingredients: tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. James Corwell founded Ocean Hugger Foods in 2015 in New York City, New York. Ocean Hugger Foods made their plant-based raw tuna substitute, Ahimi, to resemble ahi (Yellowfin) tuna. The company claims Ahimi is indistinguishable from ahi tuna in both texture and appearance. The founder of Ocean Hugger Foods, and former classically trained chef James Corwell, identified the umami taste of ahi tuna the most critical aspect to replicate in his companies plant-based tuna alternative Ahimi. 

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VTG_037 Chef James Corwell

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Ocean Hugger Foods making a plant-based raw tuna substitute, called Ahimi, out of a mixture of 5 ingredients: tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. James Corwell founded Ocean Hugger Foods in 2015 in New York City, New York. Ocean Hugger Foods made their plant-based raw tuna substitute, Ahimi, to resemble ahi (Yellowfin) tunaYellowfin) tuna. The company claims Ahimi is indistinguishable from ahi tuna in both texture and appearance. 

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Ocean Hugger Foods making a plant-based raw tuna substitute, called Ahimi, out of a mixture of 5 ingredients: tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. James Corwell founded Ocean Hugger Foods in 2015 in New York CityNew York City, New York. Ocean Hugger Foods made their plant-based raw tuna substitute, Ahimi, to resemble ahi (Yellowfin) tuna. The company claims Ahimi is indistinguishable from ahi tuna in both texture and appearance. 

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Ocean Hugger Foods and AramarkAramark announced their partnership on March 21, 2018. The partnership will integrate plant-based products made by Ocean Hugger Foods into food services Aramark offers to college campuses and corporate business cafes. 

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On October 16, 2015 Ocean Hugger Foods closed out their venture funding round raising an undisclosed amount of funding from New Crop CapitalNew Crop Capital. 

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Westcoast Poké introduces "vegan tuna" to Vancouver—and it's the first place in Canada to carry the plant-based food

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Ocean Hugger Foods

Ocean Hugger Foods is making a plant-based raw tuna substitute called Ahimi out of a mixture of 5 ingredients; tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. The company is located in New York City, New York and was founded in 2015.

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Ocean Hugger Foods making a plant-based raw tuna substitute, called Ahimi, out of a mixture of 5 ingredients: tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. The companyJames wasCorwell founded Ocean Hugger Foods in 2015, and is located in New York City, New York. Ocean Hugger Foods made their plant-based raw tuna substitute, Ahimi, to resemble ahi (Yellowfin) tuna. The company claims Ahimi is indistinguishable from ahi tuna in both texture and appearance. 

Funding

Venture round

On October 16, 2015 Ocean Hugger Foods closed out their venture funding round raising an undisclosed amount of funding from New Crop Capital. 

Partnerships

Aramark

Ocean Hugger Foods and Aramark announced their partnership on March 21, 2018. The partnership will integrate plant-based products made by Ocean Hugger Foods into food services Aramark offers to college campuses and corporate business cafes. 

Whole Foods

In November, 2017 Whole Foods became the first company to partner with Ocean Hugger Foods. Whole Foods offers Ocean Hugger Foods plant-based yellowfin tuna substitute (Ahimi) at their sushi bars. 

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Blythe Whitten-Snar

Director of administration



David Benzaquen

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James Corwell

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Vanessa Lindsay

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Ocean Hugger Foods unveils aggressive expansion plan to take plant-based tuna, salmon, to the mainstream

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Founding of Ocean Hugger Foods

James Corwell founded Ocean Hugger Foods in 2015 in New York City, New York. 

Venture funding round

On October 16, 2015 Ocean Hugger Foods closed out their venture funding round raising an undisclosed amount of funding from New Crop Capital. 

Partnership announced with Whole Foods

In November, 2017 Whole Foods began selling ahimi, Ocean Hugger Foods plant based yellowfin tuna substitute, at their sushi bars. 

Partnership announced with Aramark

Ocean Hugger Foods and Aramark announced their partnership on March 21, 2018. The partnership will integrate plant-based products made by Ocean Hugger Foods into food services Aramark offers to college campuses and corporate business cafes. 

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Ocean Hugger Foods

Ocean Hugger Foods is making a plant-based raw tuna substitute called Ahimi out of a mixture of 5 ingredients; tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. The company is located in New York City, New York and was founded in 2015.

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Ocean Hugger Foods making a plant-based raw tuna substitute, called Ahimi, out of a mixture of 5 ingredients: tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. The company was founded in 2015, and is located in New York City, New York. Ocean Hugger Foods made their plant-based raw tuna substitute, Ahimi, to resemble ahi (Yellowfin) tuna. The company claims Ahimi is indistinguishable from ahi tuna in both texture and appearance. 

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