A new player in the burgeoning plant-based meat space founded by former execs at cell-cultured seafood startup Finless Foods, Black Sheep Foods is looking to carve out a distinct position in the market with pea-protein-based lamb burgers and other products utilizing branched chain fatty acids (BCFAs) for flavor.
“Our first product is the world's first plant based lamb," said chief of staff Alice Wistar. "We are the only company with US regulatory approval for the use of BCFAs to make lamb alternatives. We are the only company with a natural supply chain of BCFAs built out, and we are patent-pending on the exclusive use of BCFAs in plant based products.
"We will be launching in just under a month in select restaurants in San Francisco… before gradually ramping up into other restaurants, and eventually into retail.”