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Vegan Chocolate Hummus Raises $600K on Shark Tank

Venture capitalist Mark Cuban commits more than half a million dollars in exchange for 25 percent equity in vegan startup Delighted by Hummus.

Vegan company Delighted by Hummus raised $600,000 in capital funding during a recent episode of investment reality series Shark Tank. The offer was made by venture capitalist Mark Cuban, who successfully negotiated a 25-percent equity holding with Delighted by Hummus founder MaKenzie Marzluff. The company impressed the show’s investors with its innovative take on hummus—with dessert flavors that Cuban believes will not directly compete with the savory hummus varieties currently on the market. Marzluff revealed that her brand—which makes hummus flavors such as Brownie Batter, Snickerdoodle, Vanilla Bean, and Choco-Mint—made $1 million in gross sales in the 13 months after debuting on shelves at select retail outlets nationwide.

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Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA

SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
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Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
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Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
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New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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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.

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