It all started
A large, tropical fruit at a street vendor’s stand caught my eye. And it was love at first sight. It was magical—Jackfruit had come into my life!
Jackfruit was large enough to produce pounds of food, while maintaining a tender and satisfying texture, much like shredded meat. Even better, it was high in fiber and low in calories.
It was the perfect match for me and my craving to eat more plants and less meat without sacrificing flavor.
With Jackfruit by my side, I saw an opportunity to help the world eat a delicious plant that was healthy, meaty, and required much less harm. Who doesn’t want that on their plate?
So, Jack and I formed a bond and I found the people who could help me introduce him to the world. The street vendors pointed me to family farmers who had been cultivating jackfruit for generations. They knew the plant better than anyone and I trusted them to sustainably harvest jackfruit for my soon-to-be company, jack&annie’s.
10 years later,
Jack and I are official
I started jack&annie’s in Boulder, Colorado, and made Jack the apple of my eye. Jack, a.k.a. jackfruit is the foundation of our vegan, plant-based meat alternatives and offers an irresistible flavor and texture to our foods. Jackfruit is a 100% natural plant, grown on a tree, combined with herbs and spices, then delivered to you in the form of vegan patties, meatballs, sausages, and more.