Gardein’s ‘Golden Fishless Filet’ Is PETA’s ‘Product of the Year’

Crispy, Flaky Filets Provide a Healthy Dose of Protein and Omega-3s Without Hurting Any Animals

For Immediate Release:
December 17, 2014

Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Richmond, British Columbia – If you’re looking for a crispy, flaky fillet to slice up for tacos or eat alongside chips, look no further: Gardein has you covered with its Golden Fishless Filet, this year’s hottest new meat-free entrée. And for offering up a delicious, healthier product that leaves cruelly obtained and often mercury-laden fish flesh in the dust, the Golden Fishless Filet has been named PETA’s Product of the Year.

“Fish are smart, and eating fish-friendly foods is, too,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “This terrific and tasty product has made a big splash.”

Each serving of two fish-free filets clocks in at only 180 calories yet contains 9 grams of protein and 32 milligrams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids—with none of the mercury or other toxins so often found in fish flesh. The filets also spare intelligent, sensitive fish—who can learn tasks, use tools, and show affection—the immense pain of being dragged from the sea in nets or impaled on hooks.

Gardein will receive a framed certificate and letter of congratulations from PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.”

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