Akua

3.83 • 6 Reviews

Akua sells sustainable, plant-based kelp burgers, jerky, and pasta.

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3.8
Average rating from 6 users
83%
Would recommend it to a friend

Akua Reviews

Experience

I tried the Akua Kelp Burgers. They're 100% plant-based, non-GMO, soy-free burgers created from whole foods including planet-saving, ocean-farmed kelp. I was skeptical, but after putting them to the test, they are very good. I think they taste better than a lot of other plant-based burgers and the kelp aspect is very unique. I didn't taste anything that made me think "kelp" by any means which is probably for the better :) I would definitely cook up more of these and I'm curious about Akua's other products as well.

Feedback

Overall taste was pretty good. I will say that I did struggle a bit with the cooking process. The burgers have a different consistency than standard burger patties, or even other plant-based burgers. I followed the instructions on the box, but ended up wasting a couple of patties when they started to fall apart or break into pieces in the pan. I appreciate how natural these burgers are, but whatever the binding ingredient holding the burger together is may need to be explored further.

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Sam S's review of Akua
2 months ago
Experience

Really unique experience - the sea taste is very strong and the texture is inconsistent, but I really like the plant based jerky option!

Feedback

Some flavors are better than others in my opinion - The Sesame Nori Sea Salt is my favorite out of the bunch! The Spicy Chili & Lime, Rosemary & Maple, and Hibachi Teriyaki were not my favorites ... just a flavor combo i'm not used to pairing with sea weed.

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6 months ago
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Experience

The jerky is pretty good, though it is certainly different from regularly jerky. You really need to readjust your expectations. Interestingly enough, it wasn't nearly as 'seafood' tasting or smelling as I thought it would.

Feedback

I kind of wish it was a tad bit crispier if possible.

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6 months ago
Experience

I have supported this brand through their Kickstarter campaign 3-4 years ago. I've talked to the brand's CEO and her mission and goal are all focused on sustainability by addressing food systems affected by climate change. They take extra effort to educate on how seaweed, notably kelp, can help address climate change. I continue to buy their products. I like the Rosemary Maple and Chili Lime flavors the most. However, to each their own taste. I've had it as a snack or cut it up to put into soups and salads. The ingredients are clean I have not yet tried their kelp burgers or kelp pasta.

Feedback

More sustainable packaging! The price point is a bit pricey, so I usually buy through Thrive Market and get a much better deal.

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a year ago
Experience

Really liked Akua's burger taste and texture but was still in beta (poor packaging, no nutritionals included).

Feedback

Packaging still being professionalized.

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a year ago
Experience

I was intrigued by the concept of kelp jerky. I like seaweed and I've liked other plant-based jerkys, so I picked up a bag of Akua at Pop-Up Grocer.

Feedback

... Everything. I really didn't like this. It tasted intensely oceanic and made my mouth green.

Sustainable products
a year ago