Canned Food

Loma Linda Fried Chik’n

13% of Americans identify themselves as Vegetarian or Vegan, creating a whopping $1.6 billion market for soy and plant based alternatives to meat. One major player in the meat alternative industry is Loma Linda, who produces a line of plant protein based meat analogs, and is popular among Seventh Day Adventists due to the denomination owning …

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B&M Brown Bread

Being a Californian, when I think of New England’s Finest, I think of clam chowder, or maybe Tom Brady… Not once do I think of canned Brown Bread. Brown Bread however is a popular regional staple of New England going back to the days of the Pilgrims. As practicing puritans the Pilgrims would cook the …

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Pampa – Fancy Octopus

When you hear the word fancy, you think of high class, shiny clean things, nice cars, big houses, extravagance. Never do you think of the word Octopus. But now combining the two words, Fancy and Octopus together, if you’re anything like me, you’re picturing an octopus with a top hat, bow tie, and monocle. This …

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Hormel Tamales

If there’s one thing I absolutely love, it has to be a Tamale!  Delicious steamed masa, filled with beef, chicken, fruits, you name it, wrapped and served in a corn husk (or banana leaf in some parts of Central America). The tamale may seem like a simple fare, but the one ingredient that matters most …

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La Choy Chicken Chow Mein

Merriam-Webster’s website provides two definitions for Chow Mein – The simple definition describes it as “a combination of meat, mushrooms, and vegetables with fried noodles that is served in Chinese restaurants in the U.S.” while the full definition describes Chow Mein as “a seasoned stew of shredded or diced meat, mushrooms, and vegetables that is usually served with …

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