What are the ingredients in Veggie Bacon?

Pinto beans, sunflower oil, salt, yeast extract, natural flavors, vitamin E

How is Veggie Bacon made?

Veggie Bacon is minimally processed and involves air drying nutrient- rich pinto beans.

Where can I buy Veggie Bacon?

Currently it is available on Amazon, Rainbow Acres in Mar Vista and selected Whole Foods Markets in Southern CA, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.

What are the ingredients in Cool Cups?

Filtered water, cane sugar, carrageenan, natural flavors, natural colors– (Black Cherry flavor: beet juice, annatto, Orange flavor: annatto, Peach Mango flavor: turmeric, annatto), sodium citrate, malic acid, organic caramel color, citric acid, ascorbic acid (as vitamin C)

What is gelatin made of?

Cool Cups are gelatin free. Gelatin is found in most gelatin snacks and many other food products such as gummy candies and certain desserts. Gelatin is obtained by boiling the skin, bones, tendons, and connective tissues of animals. It usually comes from pigs or cows. Cool Cups is an all natural, plant-based “jello” alternative with NO animal byproducts and NO artificial ingredients. Choose Cool Cups and help reduce farm animal use! 

To Learn More Watch Our Video:
What is Gelatin Made Of? The Natural Alternative!


Here’s a website with more information on gelatin: New Health Advisor


Where can I buy Cool Cups?

In participating Whole Foods, Ralphs, Lassens, Bristol Farms, Vicente Foods, Rainbow Acres, Raley’s, Bed Bath and Beyond,  Northgate Market, Wegmans, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, Safeway, Mothers, co-ops and independent natural food stores.


Where is the Cool Foods company based?

Santa Monica, CA

Who founded the company and when?

Tom Mosk created Cool Cups in 2010 and Cool Foods in 2015.

What else does the company manufacture?

Cool Foods manufactures Cool Cups, the #1 selling all natural gelatin-free snack in the U.S.A,Veggie Bacon Bits & Dips, and a series of new plant-based products soon to be released. .

Does Cool Foods do charities or fundraisers?

Yes.  Cool Foods supports Heal the Bay beach cleanups, Veteran events, sport events, animal rights, eco events, city marathons, Komen Race For the Cure, music programs and children’s hospitals.

Does Cool Foods support animal rights?

Yes. Cool Foods is dedicated to raising awareness for animals and provides meatless, dairy- free alternatives to popular food items, which helps create less demand for animal products. This way, we hope to help stop the horrific farm practices that occur daily in the mainstream food industry.

How does Cool Foods support the community?

Cool Foods participates in various events in southern California and throughout the country and offers educational programs about eco-lifestyles and sustainability. 

How does Cool Foods support the environment?

Cool Foods exercises the best practices in lowering the carbon footprint and striving to provide sustainable products.  We invite people to be inspired to recycle, use solar energy and adopt a lifestyle that helps reduce pollutants and global warming. We are very involved in supporting cleaning our oceans and waterways and support the efforts of Heal the Bay year round.


What are your suggestions for starting a plant-based diet?

First, we suggest to start by assessing the foods you already buy to see just how many of them are plant-based (you might be surprised!) Then, think about the foods you love and seek out their plant-based alternatives (this can help you transition to healthier eating that is free of animal products.) We also suggest reading up on plant-based foods on the internet. There are all kinds of simple, healthy, and delicious plant-based recipes and meals to get started with!

What are a few resources that will help me learn more about plant-based eating?

Check out Facebook pages, such as: Vegan Outreach, Being Vegan, Plant Based News,, and others to get information about plant- based eating and recipe ideas. A simple Google search can lead to plenty of plant-based information. Here is a website with a list of the Top 50 Vegan Blogs:

You an also find great resources at:

What are some great sources of plant-based protein?

Beans (black, garbanzo, pinto), lentils, chickpeas, oats, nuts, nut butters, seeds ( hemp, pumpkin, chia), soybean products (edamame, tofu, tempeh, seitan), certain vegetables (kale, broccoli, spinach, brussel sprouts). There are also a number of protein powders available.

Here’s a website with a list of high- protein vegetables:

What are the benefits of eating plant-based?

There are numerous benefits. Health issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes have been linked to animal product consumption. Studies have shown that plant-based eating leads to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, less risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, helps reduce inflammation, and can help diminish tendinitis. In addition to health benefits, plant-based eating is also beneficial to the planet, as animal agriculture is one of the greatest sources of air and water pollution, as well as a major contributor to the depletion of natural resources. And of course, eating plant-based helps reduce the number of “food” animals that live miserable lives of confinement and torture.


Do you have any recipe ideas or serving tips for Veggie Bacon?

Veggie Bacon bits can be put on a variety of food items (salads, sandwiches, soups, potatoes, etc.) and the delicious dip can be served with veggies (such as carrot and celery sticks), and chips (along with salsa and/ or guacamole).

You can easily make a dip in a few minutes. Boil ¾ cup of water, pour 3oz of Veggie Bacon, stir till creamy, chill or serve room temperature.

You can make a super tasty vegan grilled cheese by putting Veggie Bacon bits, shredded vegan cheese (recommended: Daiya cheddar), and tomato, and melting it on bread with cooking oil or vegan butter (recommended: Earth Balance) and cooking until the cheese is melted and the bread is browned and crispy.

You can also sprinkle some Veggie Bacon into a half of an avocado and eat as is.

Do you have any recipe ideas or serving tips for Cool Cups?

Be creative. It’s limitless

– If you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, try Black Cherry Cool Cups with peanut butter,with and without bread.

-Try mixing nuts and fruits in with your favorite cool cups flavor.

Check our recipe section  on this website and sign up for recipes updates. You will find a  signup form on the home page and contact page.


Which events has Cool Foods participated in?

Heal the Bay beach,Veterans  Holiday Celebration, Animal Rights Conference, Earth Day,  Sustainatopia, Komen Race For the Cure,Lowell Summer Music Series in Massachusetts, SoCal Vegfest,  Long Beach Vegan Fest ,Vegan Street Fair,  and many more.

Will Cool Foods be participating in any upcoming events? Which ones?

SoCal Vegfest– , Vegan Street Fair, Expo West


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 #vegibacon , #veggiebacon



We will continuously be posting new hashtags,