TOFURKY ULTIMATE SANDWICH CONTEST INSPIRES SANDWICH ARTISANS
According to historical lore, it was the 4th Earl of Sandwich’s desire to keep his hands clean while playing cards that started the culinary trend that bears his name. The Earl’s simple creation of meat tucked between bread has since exploded into a phenomenon that is nearly synonymous with lunch. Modern sandwich aficionados have come to expect a bounty of ingredients and selection of condiments and sauces stacked and slathered between slices of bread. Some fans may even consider the construction of a good sandwich to be an art form. Inspired by the endless possible combinations, Tofurky, the world’s largest makers of vegan deli slices, have challenged sandwich lovers to come up with the Ultimate Tofurky Sandwich in honor of National Sandwich Day, on November 3rd.
TOFURKY ROASTS HIT 3 MILLION MARK
1995 was the year of the OJ Simpson Trial, Forrest Gump won “Best Picture,” Bill Clinton’s second term began and investors wondered whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average could continue its 58% increase from 1990 to the lofty heights of 3600 points. It was also the year that Turtle Island Foods, a small Oregon-based food processor, introduced and sold the first 500 Tofurky Roasts to about 20 natural foods stores throughout the Pacific Northwest. This year the company will sell the 3 millionth Tofurky Roast which is more than any Turkey alternative in the world.
Tofurky Products Featured on Oprah Winfrey Show
The Tofurky brand of products, already the fastest growing national brand of refrigerated meat alternatives in US supermarkets, got an unexpected bump yesterday from The Oprah Show which showed two of its leading items on camera. Yesterday’s show, dubbed “The Vegan Show,” chronicled the experiences of 278 staffers who pledged to eat 100% vegan diets for one week.
Environmentally Friendly Tofurky Plant breaks ground
Turtle Island Foods, home of the famous Tofurky, broke ground today on a new 10 million dollar production facility to help meet the growing demand for the company’s fast growing family of meat alternatives. The new plant will be 33,000 square feet in size and built on 1.5 acres of land purchased from the Port of Hood River about 200 yards from the banks of the Columbia River, just north of the town of Hood River. The building is being environmentally designed to achieve LEED certification.
Tofurky Pizzas win VegNews Best of Show
HOOD RIVER, OR. VegNews, America’s premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine is pleased to announce Tofurky Vegan Pizzas as one of the year’s hottest new vegetarian products at the nation’s largest natural products trade show, Expo West. This Best of Show Awards are the only one of its kind at the event that attracted 56,000 attendees and nearly 2,000 exhibitors.
Tofurky Brand Teams Up With Amy’s Kitchen
Turtle Island Foods and Amy’s Kitchen, both family-owned and independent leaders in the natural foods industry are teaming up to bring a fresh look to the famous Tofurky Feast. Each feast will now include an Amy’s organic chocolate cake to top off the holiday meal that now features a two-pound stuffed Tofurky Roast, 14 oz Savory “Giblet” Gravy, and a Tofurky Jurky Wishstix.
Perseverence Answers Vegan's Prayers
Wall Street Journal, January, 2009
Ascending the career ladder is a different experience for everyone. This new column, "How I got Here" looks at individual climbs and lessons learned along the way. Seth Tibbot, inventor of Tofurky and founder of "Turtle Island Foods" on How I got here in 10 words or less: Stuck with it until it worked.
Save A Turkey, Drink Tofurky!
This Thanksgiving instead of devouring one of the nation’s most treasured birds, drink Jones Soda’s Tofurky and Gravy, or at least have it on hand to please the non-meat eaters in your life.
Tofurky By The Numbers
With the holidays fast approaching we thought we’d offer up some Tofurky Tid Bits you might find interesting.
Award Winning Tempeh
By now most Americans have heard of tofu, a cake of soybean curds originating in the Far East, but few know the wonders of the fermented soybean cake from Indonesia known as tempeh. Turtle Island Foods, the makers of the famous Tofurky® branded products, has taken a huge step towards changing that by introducing three new exciting flavors of ready-to-eat tempeh: Sesame Garlic, Lemon Pepper and Coconut Curry.
The Next Step in the Evolution of Soy: Tempeh 2.0!
By now most Americans have heard of tofu, a cake of soybean curds originating in the Far East, but few know the wonders of the fermented soybean cake from Indonesia known as tempeh. Turtle Island Foods, the makers of the famous Tofurky branded products, is making tempeh more accessible to the home cook by introducing three new exciting flavors: Sesame Garlic, Lemon Pepper and Coconut Curry.
I am Tofurky ® Hear Me Roar
What do Hilton Hotels, The NBA Playoffs, Jim Beam and Tofurky have in common? All of the above were honored today by Advertising Age Magazine as part of their Top 50 Marketing Brands of the Year awards.
“Tofurkymobile” Wraps World Tour In NY In Time For Thanksgiving
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the “Tofurkymobile” has arrived in New York City after a cyberspace tour of the world that began more than five months ago. The announcement was made today by Seth Tibbott, CEO and founder of Turtle Island Foods, manufacturers of Tofurky® brand meat alternatives.
Tofurky Tuesdays Receives 865 Consumer Pledges To Eat Meat-Free Once a Week
The makers of the Tofurky® brand meat alternatives and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have teamed up on a new project called “Tofurky Tuesdays.” The campaign asks consumers to pledge to eat meat-free once a week, offering a fun and practical way for participants to reduce their impact on global warming, try vegetarian foods and reduce the amount of meat they eat on a weekly basis.
Tofurky and Humane Society of United States Tag Team for Animals
Turtle Island Foods, makers of Tofurky meat alternatives, is the first food manufacturer to become a sponsor of The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) . All Tofurky packaging in the United States, starting immediately, will carry The HSUS logo.
Tofurky Producer Named One of America's Fastest Growing Companies
There isn’t a Tofurky in every pot yet but it appears to be trending that way. Turtle Island Foods, home of the famous Tofurky, has been named by INC magazine as the 2,244 th fastest growing small, independent business in America.
Tofurky Deli Slices Officially a “Modern Marvel”.
It’s not often that Tofurky would get mentioned in the same sentence as blood sausage but the documentary television series Modern Marvels will showcase these two diverse foods as well as other deli favorites in their show focusing on cold cuts which airs on Monday, December 17 th at 8 PM eastern/pacific, 7 PM central on The History Channel.
Bumper Crop of Tofurky Roasts Reported.
Turtle Island Foods, Inc announced that 4 th Quarter Tofurky Sales are up 36% over 2006’s record-breaking numbers. With orders for over 227,000 Tofurky Roasts already, the company projects sales could approach 270,000 units by year’s end. This equates to 438,750 pounds, or just under 220 tons of Tofurky Roasts consumed in 3 months. If laid end to end, these roasts would stretch over 21 miles!
No Super Bowl Guest Left Behind! Football Lowing Vegetarians Take Back the Grill.
Guess who’s coming to your Super Bowl Party? Over 5 million vegetarians that’s who! According to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group (www.vrg.org), over 2.5% of North Americans(about 5 million people) now classify themselves as “true vegetarians”.
"THIN IS IN”: Utra Thin Vegetarian Tofurky Deli Slice Line Introduced!
Turtle Island Foods announced today the introduction of its new Ultra Thin Slice line of Tofurky Deli Slices. The ultra thin slicing is revolutionary in the vegetarian deli slice category in which Tofurky Hickory Smoked slices are already the category leader.
2004 Veggie Award Winner for “Favorite Meat Substitute”
VegNews, America’s premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine, announces Turtle Island Foods as the 2004 Veggie Award Winner for “Favorite Meat Substitute”. With thousands of readers voting for their favorite veg products, people and places in over 60 categories, this annual survey is the largest of its kind in the world. The awards showcase the best of vegetarian in categories ranging from soymilk, veggie burger and restaurant to celebrity, website and even most veg-friendly airline.
Did you know?
Tofurky Brand is one of the top 50 marketing brands of 2008, according to Advertising Age magazine.