News

Fox News Sets Up Jackfruit Taste Test with New Yorkers

“I’m a meat lover … but actually, it tastes really good. I’m pretty impressed.”

Fox News recently brought jackfruit to the streets of New York to see if the discerning public would be convinced of the Asian fruit’s meat-like texture and taste. Armed with packages of Upton’s Naturals barbecue-flavored variety, what easily could have been an opportunity for unfamiliar New Yorkers to show disdain for a largely unknown, exotic vegan alternative turned out to be surprisingly positive. “I love actual pork, but this is a really good substitute,” said one taste-tester. “Good! I didn’t know what to expect … but very good,” another said. Overall, of the 10 participants featured in the minute-long video, only one disapproved, remarking on a sour flavor. The others are not alone in their love of jackfruit, as Business Insider last year named the fruit the next “it thing” in cooking.

More News

CEO Confident McDonald's Will Sell Vegan Beyond Burger

Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown says it's only a matter of time before the company's plant-based Beyond Burgers arrives at chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's.
Read More »

Vegan Greased Pole Doughnut Debuts to Lure Eagles Fans

Vegan shop Dottie's Donuts gives Philadelphia Eagles fans a greasy pole to climb before the Super Bowl.
Read More »

Vegan Actress Sparks Tempeh Bacon Frenzy at Whole Foods

Tabitha Brown's viral video about the TTLA—a vegan BLT sandwich that the actress, now famously, spikes with a pickle—prompts Whole Foods to expand the vegan lunch option to deli counters nationwide.
Read More »

Vegan Pizzas Continue to Sell Out at Domino's

Nick Knight, CEO of Domino's Australia and New Zealand, is shocked by the amount of customer demand for newly added Follow Your Heart vegan cheese.
Read More »

Bareburger Replaces Elk and Boar with Vegan Burgers

The burger chain now offers two new plant-based options: the Beyond Burger and the Impossible Burger.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »