Mind Blown* first debuted the scallops at a cooking demonstration by Spike Mendelsohn at Plant Based World Expo 2022 in New York City, before taking them to Gulfood, in Dubai, in February. They are now available for sale across the USA, via www.eatmindblown.com.
“We’ve been thrilled with the responses world-wide from our ‘sneak peeks’ and are excited to launch them online for consumers to order directly to their door. Unlike all of our other plant-based seafood products we can ship them out without the coolers and dry ice. This is a real game-changer,” said Monica Talbert, CEO and co-founder of the startup.
“Our new Mind Blown Shelf Stable Sea Scallops can now be enjoyed by anyone who loves seafood and wants to enjoy a seafood experience anytime, anywhere,” added Talbert. “We’re proud to offer a shelf-stable, plant-based product that not only looks, smells, and tastes just like the real thing; but also supports relieving pressure from our ocean, emissions and reduces waste.”
Just like their other plant-based seafood products, the scallops are made entirely from plants, but feature a long shelf life with no need for freezer or refrigeration.
“There are so many benefits of these scallops being shelf stable- from the convenience to the saved energy and emissions. Chefs can save precious freezer/refrigerator space and the consumer can keep them on hand for an elevated meal, any day of the week. From camping to the Mars Space station, seafood meals will never be the same. But most importantly, they are absolutely delicious,” said chief innovation officer, Shelly Van Cleve.
*Mind Blown is part of Hatch's investment portfolio, but The Fish Site retains editorial independence.