We're excited to announce that Mara Seaweed has arrived on the shores of the USA! On June 20th we brought a taste of Scotland’s pure, wild coastline straight to the plate of the American consumer.
Our seaweed made a splash into 300,000 homes as part of Blue Apron’s meal boxes, and will soon be available to America’s discerning restaurants through Chefs’ Warehouse.
Founder and “SeaEO” Fiona Houston said, “like Mara, Blue Apron and Chefs’ Warehouse pride themselves on sourcing some of the most delicious, authentic, natural ingredients. Mara’s nutritious shake-on seaweed flakes is their latest discovery and we’re delighted to partner with them.”
Not content with launching in a new continent, we kicked off our adventure Stateside by introducing a brand new product in a brand new format: Furikake single-serve sachets.
An East-West flavour fusion of Dulse seaweed, toasted sesame seeds and chili flakes, Furikake means ‘shake or sprinkle’ in Japanese. Blue Apron customers have been receiving Mara Furikake in their recipe boxes since the end of June.
Chefs’ Warehouse will be stocking Mara Furikake, as well as Smoked Dulse flakes, Kombu powder and Shony, ‘the ultimate condiment,’ Mara’s unique blend of seaweeds, all in catering-sized tubs.
Through Chefs’ Warehouse Fiona had the opportunity to meet several of New York’s top chefs and restauranteurs, including Momofuku Nishi, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Eleven Madison and Nobu. The chefs were impressed not only by Mara’s unusual flavours and health benefits, but also our many accolades.
Fiona commented, “we’re delighted to bring Mara’s range of premium seaweed products to a new audience in America. It gives us the opportunity to further drive Mara’s mission to “Nourish Body and Soul” across the Atlantic.”