Some of today’s news saw fast food chain Hungry Jacks announce their new plant based ‘Beef Burger’ Then we note that Cathay Pacific is the first airline to offer a plant based ‘meat’ product on their flight services. This writer has been following the development of these plan based ‘meat’ products and they seem to taking off in many directions.
Cathay Pacific will be the world’s first airline to serve its passengers OmniPork, a plant-based pork alternative that is delicious in any recipe that traditionally uses real pork. With its commitment to creating the inflight dining experiences of the future, the airline is collaborating with Hong Kong social venture Green Monday to develop new dining options that vegetarians, flexitarians and even meat lovers can enjoy in the air.
OmniPork is a vegan blend of pea protein, shiitake mushrooms and rice that looks and tastes like real pork. But unlike real pork, OmniPork has 0 mg cholesterol, is cruelty-free and 86% lower in saturated fat and 66% lower in calories.
For the entire month of October 2019, business class passengers can enjoy OmniPork Bolognaise with Garganelli pasta on all long-haul flights departing from Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific will review passenger satisfaction and continue to experiment with OmniPork dishes. Since October 2018, Cathay Pacific has also been serving Beyond Meat, a beef alternative marketed by Green Monday, in The Pier first class lounge at Hong Kong International Airport.
Hopefully, this trend will continue, as it will add to airlines attempts to lower their CO2 impacts.