Photo from Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains, has teamed up with nonprofit vegan restaurant and bar, Unity Diner, for the world exclusive launch of its new meatless hot dog, on May 10th in London. The Moving Mountains Hot Dog will be available for retail sales, including supermarkets in the UK later this year.
All of the profits from Unity Diner go directly towards funding the animal rights organization Surge as well as the development of a brand new rescue sanctuary for animals just outside of London.
As per the company’s website, unlike any other plant-based hot dog on the market, Moving Mountains has used food technology, incredible scientific processes, specialized machines, local natural ingredients and tested countless recipes over the past year to create the Moving Mountains Hot Dog; which it claims is “identical to its pork counterpart in taste, smell and texture.”
Made primarily from sunflower seeds with a delicious naturally smoked flavor and satisfyingly firm yet bouncy texture, the Moving Mountains Hot Dog looks and tastes like a pork hot dog or frankfurter.
“It will fool even the most committed carnivores and convince them that a pig isn’t needed to make a dog,” notes the company.
Almost a foot long and larger than the average hot dog, the Moving Mountains Hot Dog includes a Classic American serve of caramelized onions, mustard and ketchup in a warm bun.
By using simple and natural ingredients and the latest food technology, Moving Mountains has turned sunflower seeds into a vitamin rich and gluten free hot dog that replicates a pork hot dog in every way:
Sunflower Seeds make up the base, which are rich in B complex vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin E and a high source of protein
Carrots are used to give the authentic coloring of a hot dog
Onion helps to give a satisfyingly firm and bouncy texture when biting into the hot dog
Paprika adds a punch of flavor and is rich in antioxidants
Coconut oil provides a juicy consistency and helps keep the structure of the hot dog. Unlike the unhealthy saturated fats found in pork hot dogs, coconut oil contains zero trans-fat, zero cholesterol and is rich in antioxidants. Coconut oil contains beneficial medium chain fatty acids including lauric acid, which has been scientifically proven to provide an immediate source of energy and helps boost good cholesterol.