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Akua launches kid-friendly kelp burgers

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Akua – makers of kelp-based meat alternatives – has announced a partnership with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants to introduce two kid-friendly variations of their best-selling ocean-farmed kelp burgers.

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Akua's SpongeBob Kelp Patties

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The Akua and SpongeBob SquarePants collaboration is a natural extension of Operation Sea Change – Nickelodeon's recently launched global ocean conservation and sustainability initiative – and represents an alignment of values, combining Akua's commitment to providing sustainable and nutritious plant-based alternatives with SpongeBob's ocean-based popularity among children and families. By incorporating the spirit of fun and adventure that SpongeBob embodies, Akua aims to make eco-friendly eating more accessible and appealing to younger generations.

The slider-size kelp burgers, aptly named Kelp Patties, will be available in original and BBQ flavours, and will be available in select US retail stores and online at vegan retailer GTFO this July, and at all PLNT Burger chain locations on the East Coast this September.

As noted by Akua founder, Courtney Boyd Myers: “Akua's Kelp Patties offer a delicious and nutritious option for kids while staying true to Akua's mission of creating great-tasting and planet-friendly food choices. Crafted from 100 percent sustainable ocean-farmed kelp, these kid-friendly patties are not only tasty but also contribute to improving the health of little humans and the health of our vast oceans.”

Founded in 2017, Akua is a pioneer of ocean-farmed, kelp-based products with the goal of reducing factory farming with the multiple benefits of regenerative ocean farming. The company sources its kelp from a network of ocean farmers along the pristine waters of the New England seaboard. Akua's partnership with Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants character, and the new varieties of Kelp Patties, represent a new chapter in the company’s mission to create sustainable, healthy alternatives to existing meat and highly processed meat alternatives.

Akua is currently running an equity crowdfunding campaign on Republic, which runs through until mid-August.

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