The Pulse on Pods




Hummus Pods Adds New Retailers, New Flavors

Published in: Project Nosh

The Modern Pod Company is delighted to announce expanding distribution across the country for its flagship Hummus Pod program. New retailers include Sprouts, Whole Foods Rocky Mountain, and Safeway/Albertsons in both Northern California and the Intermountain regions. This expansion also includes a range of independents, drawing from an expanded UNFI and Kehe warehouse footprint. Pods are now available in the frozen aisle in over 2,500 retail locations.… read more



Clif, Kraft and Whole Foods Execs Join Emerging Brands

Published in: Project Nosh

Last week The Modern Pod Company, a frozen brand from The Food Innovation Nexus (The FIX), announced it had hired Laura Derba, former regional president at Whole Foods Market as COO… read more



Easy as (Hummus) Pie

Published in: Vegetarian Journal



The Checkout: Modern Pod Raises $2M

Published in: Project Nosh

Hummus appetizer brand Modern Pod Co. raised $2 million in a Series A fundraising round. Modern Pod launched in 2017 out of Food Innovation Nexus, an incubator from Johnson and Wales University, with an innovative take on a frozen appetizer: a flavored hummus encapsulated in bite-sized, multigrain shells. Now the brand can be found in more than 2,500 stores nationwide including Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Ralph’s, King… read more



On-The-Go Hummus Pods are Popping Up in Providence

Published in: Rhode Island Monthly

The Modern Pod Company, based in Providence, is a young and growing company that has created a way to take hummus on the go without a need for a plate, utensils or cumbersome containers.

Their delicious new hummus pods are exactly what they sound like – edible pods with a crispy, multigrain outer shell filled with hummus of all varieties. The company launched in 2016 and offers flavors including zesty lemon, smoky chipotle and sriracha lime and tangy red pepper… read more



Gamma Innovation Award Finalist:
Hummus Goes Hand Held

Published in: Gamma Innovation

This new pod format could be a game-changer for in-vogue hummus.



Spotted on Shelves, The Modern Pod Co. Hummus Pods

Published in: Hungry Girl

Just when we thought hummus couldn’t get any better, we discovered Hummus Pods… crispy yet chewy little multigrain pockets packed with creamy hummus... read more



Catering to Consumers

Published in: Packaging Strategies

New launches in the snack category keep coming—with unique flavors and ingredients to grab consumers’ interest. While certainly the packaging remains a top concern, product line variety is the key to getting the products to the checkout aisle... read more



Hummus Pods Mean You'll Never Have to Dip Again

Published in: Genius Kitchen

Are your legs sore from going to the bread aisle, only to realize that the hummus is all the way on the other side of the grocery store? Are your wrists aching from constantly dipping? If so, the Modern Pod Company has just the thing for you!... read more



Vegan Hummus Pod Snacks Expand to Grocery Stores Nationwide

Published in: Live Kindly

Hummus Pods, the signature plant-based and vegan hummus-filled pockets created by The Modern Pod Company, are set to expand across the United States... read more



Hummus Pods® Accelerate Nationwide

Published in: Boston Herald 

The Modern Pod Company is delighted to announce expanding distribution across the country for its flagship Hummus Pod® program. Hummus Pods are the delicious, better-for-you, hand-held snacketizers that deliver hummus a whole new way. New retailers include Whole Foods Markets, Hannaford, Earth Fare, and a range of enlightened independents, drawing from an expanded UNFI warehouse footprint. Pods are now available in the frozen aisle in over 2,500 retail locations... read more



Hummus Pods Are The Vegan Pizza Roll Substitute You Need In Your Life

Published in: FoodBeast

Pizza rolls are the beloved savory snack food of our youth. Coming home to a piping hot plate of these was a must as a kid, and the internal mouth burn was always worth the taste. As we grow and look for healthier foods, though, items like these often get left in our past, especially as the world moves towards eating more plant-based foods. Fortunately, there is a food out there, hummus pods, that can give us the same snack satisfaction and loss of feeling in our tongues. However, consuming it also comes with several health benefits.... read more



Modern Pod Company finds success with Hummus Pods

Published in: Bake Magazine

Just over a year ago, The Modern Pod Company launched a product innovation known as Hummus Pods. These healthy “snacketizers” deliver hummus in a completely unique way and they caught on quickly after their introduction... read more



Meet the Hummus Pod

Published in: Hannaford Fresh Magazine

Finding a convenient, healthy snack that tastes great is no easy task. To address this snacking conundrum, a team of product developers, scientists, and chefs- backed by an innovation team aligned with Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island- came together to collaborate on a solution...   read more



Hummus Pods Expands National Distribution

Published in: Project Nosh

The Modern Pod Company announces that Hummus Pods® — a daring new hummus “snacketizer” — is now available in even more natural and conventional stores, coast to coast...   read more



The Modern Pod is Bringing Innovation to the Hummus Snack Category

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Hummus snacks became popularized as healthy source of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals...   read more



The Modern Pod Company Launches Hummus Pods Nationwide!

Published in: Project Nosh

PROVIDENCE, R.I.– The Modern Pod Company announces that Hummus Pods™, a daring new hummus “snacketizer” will now be available nationwide...   read more



The Modern Pod Company Launches Hummus Pods™ Nationwide!

Published in: The Business Journals

Hummus Pods™ are hummus a whole new way: hand-held, hands-down delicious natural snacketizers...   read more



Modern Pod Co. Introduces the Hummus Pod

Published in: Food Processing

The Modern Pod Co. recently debuted Hummus Pod, a savory line of hummus-filled hand-held snacks....   read more



Our team debuted Hummus Pods™ at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore and we're happy to report that the Pods were a hit! Expo East hosts over 30,000 industry attendees and 1450 exhibiting companies. We are thrilled to have been chosen by Project Nosh as a 2016 Staff Pick! 

"Like many American consumers, the team also gravitated towards portable foods that could be eaten on the go as a snack. The snackification of daytime eating shone in full force at Expo East, illuminated by items like portable hummus pods and fermented crudites. The trend shows no signs of stopping."

-Carol Ortenberg, Editor Project NOSH