Making it a meatless Thanksgiving with Tofurky
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so throw on your stretchy pants. It’s time for mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, ham and of course a giant turkey right in the middle of the table. Many will deep-fry their turkey, others will stick it in the oven and baste it. But there are those who will eat tofu, or Tofurky to be exact.
“Tofurky is a meat alternative that is the original and number-one selling meat alternative turkey in America,” said Seth Tibbott, founder and president of the Tofurky Company.
Soybean-rich Tofurky has been a reliable vegan and vegetarian go-to at Thanksgiving gatherings for the past 20 years.
“We first sold 500 Tofurky roasts in Portland, Oregon, in 1995,” Tibbott said.
The company remains a family-owned and independent enterprise.
“We never sold equity to any outside investors or venture capitalists,” Tibbott said. “I wish I had Kickstarter around when I started it.”
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