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|Industry||Soy products manufacturer|
|Headquarters||Cranford, New Jersey, United States|
|Products||Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream, Tofutti Better Than Ricotta Cheese, Tofutti American Cheese Slices, Tofutti Frozen Dessert, Tofutti Cuties, Tofutti Dippity Doo Dah Dips|
Tofutti Brands Inc. is a U.S. company based in Cranford, New Jersey, that makes a range of soy-based, dairy-free foods under the "Tofutti" brand that was founded by David Mintz.Tofutti sells an ice cream substitute for the lactose-intolerant, kosher parve, food allergy sensitive, vegetarian, and vegan markets.
In the 1970s, David Mintz, who owned catering companies in New York, decided to make non-dairy ice cream out of tofu, for his Orthodox Jewish customers who did not eat dairy and meat products together. After nine years of experimenting, Tofutti was introduced in 1981.David Mintz died in 2021.
Tofutti produces an ice cream substitute, soy-based sour cream, cream cheese, sliced cheese, and "Better Than Ricotta" ricotta cheese. Additional products include several entrees such as a dairy-free pizza and "Cuties" or "Tofutti Cuties", their version of the ice cream sandwich.All Tofutti products are vegan.
Previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TOF, Tofutti was delisted in 2016 and now trades over the counter under the symbol TOFB on the OTCQB market.
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