Chobani, best known for introducing Greek yogurt to American consumers, recently announced the Spring 2020 cohort for its Chobani Incubator program. Here are the companies that were selected this year.
A Dozen Cousins — Creole, Caribbean, and Latin American-inspired meals and sides
A Dozen Cousins currently has a line of “soulfully seasoned beans” — fully seasoned RTE beans made with avocado oil, as well as a section of heirloom rice of the African diaspora. The company also provides an annual grant and volunteer support to non-profit organizations that are working to eliminate socio-economic health disparities in the United States.
Sherpa Foods — Momo sauce
Sherpa Foods makes momo sauce, a Himalayan style hot sauce that’s a Nepalese delicacy. In 2019, the company was named the Vermont Microenterprise of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Soñar! — Grain-free organic tortilla chips
Soñar! is a Latina-owned food company with a line of tortilla chips made from plant-powered protein and fiber from garbanzo beans, cassava, hemp, chia, and flax. The company donates up to 1% of its annual sales to advance the mission of the Latino Community Foundation.
Bread SRSLY — Gluten-free sourdough
Bread SRSLY makes several varieties of wild-fermented sourdough bread that is gluten-free, top 8 allergen-free, Kosher, and made with organic ingredients. Based in California, the company has national distribution and offers a bread subscription package.
Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce — All-natural applesauce
Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce makes three kinds of applesauce that are vegan-friendly, gluten-free, non-GMO, and contain no artificial additives. Founder Ethan Holmes also created the Holmes Entrepreneur Initiative to help students get a taste of what it’s like to own and operate a business.
American Vinegar Works — Traditionally produced vinegars for cooking and cocktails
American Vinegar Works makes small batch, naturally fermented vinegars from select American ciders, wines, sakes, and beers. The latest releases include Pink Pacific, Rose Wine Vinegar, Porter Beer Vinegar, and Ultimate Red Wine Vinegar.
Pescavore — Ahi tuna jerky strips
Pescavore creates conveniently packaged, no refrigeration required jerky from responsibly-caught wild tuna. The products are naturally wood smoked and have less residual salt and sugar than traditional jerky.
Big T Coastal Provisions — Seafood dips
Big T Coastal Provisions makes Southern-style seafood dips from crabmeat, shrimp, salmon, and whitefish. The dips are free of gluten, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavorings, and fillers.