|Headquarters||Richmond, British Columbia, Canada|
|Products||Animal meat-free foods|
|Owner||Garden Protein International, Pinnacle Foods|
|Website||Gardein official website|
Gardein (a portmanteau of garden and protein) is a product line of animal meat-free foods made by Garden Protein International in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Gardein founder Yves Potvin created the first veggie dog in the 1980s. Gardein is available at grocery stores and restaurants across the United States, Canada and other places internationally. In November 2014, Pinnacle Foods purchased Gardein.
In the media
In 2013, FoodNavigatorusa.com included Gardein's founder, Yves Potvin, in their top 10 entrepreneurs to watch.
Gardein has been featured on talk shows in the United States and Canada such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The brand also appears in Chef Tal Ronnen's vegan cookbook The Conscious Cook.
Since 2010 Gardein has received four Canadian Grand Prix 'New Product' awards, and Gardein also won 'New Product' award from Veg News Magazine three years in a row (2010, 2011 and 2012). Gardein's Seven Grain Crispy Tenders product won Shape Magazine's 'Best Snack' award in 2010, and Gardein then won the 'Good Food Award' by Natural Health Magazine in 2011.
Gardein received several awards in 2014, including PETA's 'Product of the Year,' the Libby Award for PETA's 'Best Seasonal Vegan Food,' and the 'Foodie Award' by the Vegetarian Times. Also that year, the brand received the 'Leadership in Sustainability' award at the British Columbia Export Awards, and Mercy for Animals awarded founded Yves Potvin their Innovative Business Award. Better Homes and Gardens awarded Gardein with 'Best New Product' in 2015.
|2014||PETA||Product of the Year||Won|
|Libby Awards||Best Seasonal Vegan Food||Won|
|Vegetarian Times||Foodie Award||Won|
|British Columbia Export Awards||Leadership in Sustainability||Won|
|Mercy for Animals||Innovative Business Award||Won|
|Better Homes and Gardens||Best New Product
(Crispy’ Chick’n Slider)
|2015||Best New Product||Won|
The following is an incomplete list of Gardein products, many of which are sold in the frozen food aisles of grocery stores:
Seven Grain Crispy Tenders
Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n
Lightly Seasoned Chick’n Scallopini
Crispy Chick’n Sliders
Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers
Teriyaki Chick’n Strips
Sweet & Tangy BBQ Wings
Zesty Marinara Crispy Chick’n Fillets
Crispy Chick’n Patty
Lightly Breaded Turk’y Cutlet with Gravy
Savory Stuffed Turk’y (Seasonal)
Holiday Roast with Gravy (Seasonal)
The Ultimate Beefless Burger
Home Style Beefless Tips
Sizzling Szechuan Beefless Strips
Classic Meatless Meatballs
Black Bean Slider
Italian Meatless Sausage
Crispy Chick'n with Veggies
BBQ Pulled Porkless
- "Gardein Protein founder reveals his recipe for success". The Globe and Mail. March 30, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- "How I Made It How I Made It: Yves Potvin". Los Angeles Times. July 20, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- "Pinnacle Foods acquires maker of Gardein vegan food line for $154M". NJBiz. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- Pinnacle Foods to buy Canadian protein foods maker Garden. Reuters, 14 November 2014
- "Gardein Chick'n Scaloppini". Oprah.com. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
- "Chef Tal Ronnen Teaches Ellen His Gardein Meatless Stew Recipe(01/12/10)". YouTube. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
- Tal Ronnen. "gardein “chicken” scaloppini with shiitake sake sauce, braised pea shoots, and crispy udon noodle cakes : Recipe : The Conscious Cook". Talronnen.com. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
- "Low-Calorie Snacks|Shape Magazine". Shape.com. 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
- "Gardein Earns "Three-Peat" with Coveted Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards™". Newswire.ca. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
- "The 2012 Veggie Awards". Vegnews.com. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
- "Gardein’s ‘Golden Fishless Filet’ Is PETA’s ‘Product of the Year". PETA. December 17, 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "2014 Libby Awards". peta2. 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "2014 Foodie Awards: Market to Table". Vegetarian Times. 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "Gardein™ Receives Award for Leadership in Sustainability at the British Columbia Export Awards". Business Wire. November 18, 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "Innovative Business Award". gardein.com. 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-16.[dead link]
- "Winner – Gardein Golden Fishless Filets!". Gardein.com. February 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
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