Hamburg, September 2023 – Roast chicken, pork knuckles, and the familiar wurst classics are getting some back-up. For Oktoberfest Planteneers is offering favorites like Bavarian veal sausage, Thuringer, and Nuremberg bratwurst as plant-based alternatives. An entirely plant-based liver loaf is also available. The best part is that manufacturers only need one system to make all of them. “Our fiild-Meat flexible stabilizing system is based on pea and fava bean protein, hydrocolloids, and starch,” explains Dr. Pia Meinlschmidt, Team Leader Product Management at Planteneers. “It lets manufacturers use conventional processing and filling lines to make a wide variety of products simply and easily.”
Meinlschmidt adds that the demand for plant-based alternatives to brats like Thuringer and Nuremberg is currently high due to the summer grilling season. To meet it, Planteneers has finished formulations ready to go, likewise for liver loaf and veal sausage. “We can supply the systems either as all-in compounds including seasonings, flavorings, and colors, or as purely functional systems to which the customer then adds their own seasonings,” says Dr. Meinlschmidt.
The Bavarian veal sausage alternatives are interesting in this context. “Here, our intensive research and many application trials really paid off. The final products have the authentic flavor and texture in every way,” reports Meinlschmidt. In addition, like the other Oktoberfest alternatives they are very declaration-friendly, as the stabilizing system is free of phosphates, soy, and allergens.
Alongside the sausage alternatives, Planteneers offers a plant-based version of obazda cheese spread that can be ready at short notice, as Meinlschmidt explains. “If caterers need to add plant-based products to their lineup for Oktoberfest, it’s no problem for us. We can supply the systems for sausage, liver loaf, and obazda alternatives very quickly.”