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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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Postmates Now Delivers Impossible Burger for Free

Burger lovers in Los Angeles can now get a vegan Impossible Burger from Fatburger delivered in 30 minutes or less.
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Undercover footage reveals birds eating other birds, widespread injury and disease, and squalid living conditions at one of the world's largest turkey producers.
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Indian Frozen Yogurt Chain Debuts Five Vegan Flavors

India-based Cocoberry—a Pinkberry-like chain—will introduce a line of vegan options in time for Christmas.
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Nearly Half of Americans Want to Ban Slaughterhouses

A new survey shows that 47 percent of adults in the United States support closing all slaughterhouses, while 69 percent identify animal agriculture as a top social issue worldwide.
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All-Vegan Next Level Burger Expands to CA Whole Foods

Following its Seattle expansion, the Oregon-based vegan burger chain will open in California next month.
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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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