Eat the Change, the company on a mission to create chef-crafted and nutrient-dense snacks that help mitigate climate change, announced the national launch of its first packaged product, Eat the Change Organic Mushroom Jerky. 

Available in five varieties, including Sea Salt + Cracked Pepper, Hickory Smokehouse, Maple Mustard, Habanero BBQ and Teriyaki Ginger, Eat the Change Organic Mushroom Jerky is a snack made for consumers seeking new tastes while exploring a plant-based lifestyle. The jerky will be available in over 300 stores in 37 states, including Giant, Stop & Shop, Fresh Market, MOM’s Organic Market, Erewhon, PCC, Whole Foods, and on Eat the Change’s direct to consumer website.

Eat the Change is the brainchild of Seth Goldman, Founder of Honest Tea and Chair of the Board at Beyond Meat, and chef and renowned restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn who share the belief that the foods we eat represent our largest daily environmental impact. With an emphasis on creating new and adventurous flavors, each variety of mushroom jerky was crafted by Chef Spike through a culinary lens.

Eat the Change’s Organic Mushroom Jerky adheres to the company’s five planet-based commitments:

• 100% plant and fungi based
• USDA certified organic
• Support biodiversity by avoiding the six crops that represent over 57% of global agricultural production: sugar cane, corn, rice, wheat, potatoes and soy.
• Made from upcycled imperfect produce to address food waste

Each bag of mushroom jerky starts with organic portobello and crimini mushrooms that are sourced from a family farm in Kennett Square, Pa., known as the “mushroom capital of the world,” including bruised, oversized and usually discarded stems that would not normally make it to the retail shelf.
These “perfectly imperfect” mushrooms are then marinated in a savory spice blend and smoked using fallen hickory branches to mimic the  deep, smoky flavors of traditional meat jerky, while also ensuring a 12-month shelf life. Mushrooms were chosen as the feature of Eat the Change’s first packaged product as they are one of the most sustainably grown crops in the US, able to thrive in a variety of climates and conditions in a short period of time.

Prices start at $5.99 for a 2oz bag of mushroom jerky.