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A passion for flavor

I have loved snacking my entire life, especially any kind of "junk" food. During a work trip to Asia, my snacking obsession led me to discover a variety of interesting plant-based snacks that were both delicious and healthy. When I got back home to the States, I was craving the kinds of snacks I had been enjoying on the road, and I couldn’t find anything like it. So I started working on my first recipe, a chewy and savory mushroom jerky that you could take anywhere.

 

My journey took me to Taiwan, a country known for exceptional plant-based foods and mushroom cultivation techniques. This is thanks to the largely Buddhist population, and the culinary techniques used there are ancient, yet extremely cutting edge. I took some time to travel the country, exploring the incredible variety of Taiwan’s delicious vegan food—and was lucky to meet with the family behind a small, multi-generational business that shares my passion for creating delicious snacks. We kicked off an incredible partnership to bring tasty, savory mushroom-based jerky with big flavors and real ingredients home with me.

 

The more I learned about mushrooms, the more fascinated I was by all of the different culinary and medicinal applications they have, as well as their nutritional benefits. Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by our ancestors for medicinal purposes, and are still used today to boost energy, immunity, and improve overall health around the world.

 

I love discovering new and delicious snacks and sharing them with the people I care about. MY favorite part is seeing their reactions to tasting their new favorite snack for the first time. With munchrooms, I am working to share that feeling with as many people as possible.

 

Thank you for supporting this dream.

 

Gina 
Founder of munchrooms

 

our mission

Health + happiness

Mushrooms are a great food for regular snacking due to their strong adaptogenic properties—they can reduce inflammation, supercharge the immune system, support digestive health, and the antioxidants are reported to help fight signs of aging in the body.

This low-calorie, highly satisfying snack is an easy choice for people who are looking for meat alternatives that aren’t pretending to be something they’re not. Minimal processing, whole ingredients, maximum flavor. Shiitake was a natural choice for a plant-based jerky because of its hearty chew, nutritional value, high fiber content, and antioxidant qualities.

 

Beyond being a no-compromises choice for people who strive to eat less meat (or no meat at all), even traditional jerky lovers are pleasantly surprised by how perfectly seasoned and satisfying munchrooms’ mushroom jerky is in comparison to other plant-based snacks.

 

Munchrooms come in 3 umami-packed flavors: Original 5-Spice, Cracked Black Pepper, and Hot + Spicy Chili Pepper. Each variety has a signature subtle, sweet earthiness created by the unique drying and multi-step seasoning process our team worked hard to develop.

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