Vegan model Tofurky will supply a brand new dessert as a part of its 2018 Holiday Feast meal package. In addition to a celebratory vegan roast with gravy and “wishstix” (a vegan substitute for a turkey wishbone), this yr’s package will embody a decadent Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake rather than the brownie supplied in earlier kits. The new soy- and pea protein-based dessert is made with decaf espresso beans sourced from Oregon-based espresso firm Nossa Familia Rosters. “We’re actually excited to see the place we will go together with this and doubtlessly take a look at different dairy substitute merchandise,” Marcia Walker, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development at Tofurky, advised Food Business News. “Maybe not simply desserts however different dairy-like merchandise that individuals have a tough time discovering in the event that they’re making an attempt to not eat animal merchandise.” Walker teased that Tofurky could develop vegan cheeses sooner or later so as to add to its vegan meat-driven product portfolio. Tofurky debuted its first roast in 1985 and expects to promote its 5 millionth roast this vacation season.