Daiya Teams Up with Beyond Meat to Expand Frozen Pizza Offering

by Press Release

Vancouver, BC (June 16, 2015) 

DaiyaDaiya Foods, the leader and creator of deliciously dairy-free products that melt, taste and stretch like dairy-based cheese, has teamed up with Beyond Meat—makers of 100-percent plant-protein meat alternatives—to extend its frozen pizza lineup. The new “Supreme Pizza” offering combines Daiya’s dairy-free Mozzarella Style Shreds with Beyond Meat gourmet meatless sausage, colorful peppers and onions and the perfect amount of flavorful tomato sauce to offer a true feast for the senses atop a crispy, artisanal, gluten-free crust. The tasty new pizza offers people looking to eat healthier and clean, or who want to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet, a new way to enjoy the delight of cheese and a mouthwatering, supreme pizza experience without compromise.

“At Daiya, we are passionate about good food and are committed to sharing our love of food by producing amazingly delicious products that are also dairy, gluten and soy free,” said Michael Lynch, vice president of marketing. “With over 22 million vegetarians, a third of the population who is dairy sensitive, and an ever increasing number of people now following a plant-based diet, we are fortunate to cook up our latest creation with industry leader Beyond Meat, who is well known for revolutionary and great-tasting, plant-based products that offer the same taste and texture of meat. This enhances the taste appeal of our latest Supreme Pizza offering and helps us truly deliver on Daiya’s goal of providing healthier versions of everyday foods people love to eat.”

Like all Daiya foods, the new Supreme Pizza is free of the three most common allergens—dairy, gluten and soy—and contains no animal products, cholesterol, trans fats or preservatives.

“Beyond Meat is happy to provide delicious plant-based meats for those seeking to reduce their intake of animal protein,” said Ethan Brown, CEO and Founder of Beyond Meat. “With the Supreme Pizza from Daiya, consumers can conveniently enjoy their favorite pizza now topped with meat made from plants, containing all the protein and taste found in meat, but with none of the saturated fat, cholesterol, antibiotics, hormones or GMOs.”

Daiya Supreme Pizza (MSRP $8.99) joins five other delicious take-and-bake pizza varieties including Cheeze Lover’s, Margherita, Fire-Roasted Vegetable, Mushroom & Garlic, and Pizza Bianca, now available at leading grocers across the country. Daiya’s existing dairy-free foods include recently launched Cheezecakes in four tasty flavors, in addition to its core line of dairy-free Shreds, Blocks, Slices and Cream Cheese Style Spreads.

For more information or to locate a store near you, visit www.daiyafoods.com.

About Beyond Meat
Based in Los Angeles, California, Beyond Meat is a privately held company that is on the cutting edge of plant protein research and development. With a goal of driving innovation and progress, the company provides plant-based protein foods – without sacrificing the taste, chew or satisfaction of meat.  Investors include Bill Gates, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone, and Evan Williams; Kleiner-Perkins Caufield & Byers, Morgan Creek Capital, and Closed Loop Capital; Seth Goldman, founder of Honest Tea; and the Humane Society ofthe United States.

About Daiya Foods
Daiya Foods was founded in 2008 out of a love for food and a commitment to healthy living. Today, as the industry leader, Daiya remains passionate about celebrating wonderful food that is dairy, gluten and soy free. Its swap-worthy, plant-based foods are available in the dairy case and freezer aisle at more than 20,000 grocery stores in the U.S., including Whole Foods, Kroger’s, Safeway and Publix, as well as most natural food retailers. For more information about Daiya, please visit www.daiyafoods.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.