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Giorgio Foods Launches Plant-Based Savory Wild Portabella Mushroom Jerky

July 2, 2018
By: Jen Velasquez

TEMPLE, PA., July 2, 2018 - Giorgio Foods launches Savory WildTM Portabella Jerky, a plant-based, healthy snacking solution in the on-trend jerky category. Savory Wild is vegan friendly and comes in three unique flavors: Roasted Garlic & Black Pepper, Sweet Balsamic & Golden Fig, and Sesame, Ginger & Korean Chili.

What happens when one of the planet's most sustainable foods is paired with one of the most bold, beautiful and authentic flavor combinations from around the world? The result - Savory Wild - the new hand-crafted Portabella Jerky snack packed with nutrients and bursting with the savory umami flavor (the fifth taste) consumers crave. With over half a pound of Portabella mushrooms in every bag (pre-dehydration), Savory Wild is hand-picked, marinated and then gently dried to jerky perfection. This 12-month shelf -stable item is Giorgio's response for a ready-to-eat mushroom snacking solution.

Made with whole food ingredients - nothing artificial, no hydrogenated oils and no preservatives, Savory Wild is naturally gluten free, low in calories and fat and packed with the antioxidant-rich mineral Selenium. This item has proved very popular with consumers during the product development testing phase as well as with the trade as evidenced at this weekend's Fancy Food Show in New York.

"Giorgio has a firm commitment to lead the category with innovative products," said Brian Loiseau, SVP sales, business development and R&D for Giorgio Foods. "We are actively investing in R&D and consumer insights to bring new ways for consumers to enjoy the nutritious and delicious benefits of umami-packed mushrooms."

Additionally, one of the latest trends to hit the market in recent years has been around plant-based protein consumption, a trend that mushroom-based innovation is well poised to satisfy.  Consumers are looking to supplement or increase their protein through plant-based sources for several reasons: nutritional, ethical/environmental and emerging lifestyles which call for cutting out animal-based foods. 

For more information, please contact Brian Loiseau at or visit

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About Giorgio Foods, Inc.
Since 1928, Giorgio has enjoyed a long-standing reputation for providing the worldwide retail and food service industry with the finest quality mushrooms. A family-owned business with a family tradition of excellence, the Giorgio brand has come to stand for quality and integrity nationally. For more information, visit Giorgio online at, or call 1-800-330-5705 for sales assistance.