Planet A Foods Press Room

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Planet A Foods in the Press


August 2022

General-Anzieger – August 18, 2022
Startup macht Schokolade ohne Kakao

1E9 – August 14, 2022
Tech-Innovationen für nachhaltiges Essen: Schoko ohne Kakao, vegane Steaks und mehr Individualismus

NW Nachrichten – August 14, 2022
Schokoladeneis ohne Kakao: So schmeckt klimafreundliches Eis

Munich StartUp – August 9, 2022
Wir testen das erste kakaofreie Schokoladen-Eis der Welt

Utopia – August 4, 2022
Schokolade ohne Kakao? Diese Startups halten das für eine gute Idee

Kieler Nachrichten (print only) – August 4, 2022
Schokoeis ohne Kakao

Frankfurter Rundschau (print only) – August 3, 2022
Ein Eisbrecher für kakaofreie Schokolade

Greenspotting – August 3, 2022
Dem Klima zuliebe: Schoko-Eis ohne Schokolade

in München – August 2, 2022
Schmeckt das? Kakaofreie Schokolade „Nocoa“

Münchner Merkur (print only) – August 2, 2022
Schokolade ohne Kakao

Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (print only) – August 2, 2022
Start-up stellt Schokoladeneis ohne Kakao her

Straubinger Tagblatt (print only) – August 2, 2022
Das erste kakaofreie Schokoladen-Eis

RND – August 1, 2022
Neue Alternative aus Deutschland: So schmeckt Schokoladeneis ohne Kakao

Abendzeitung München – August 1, 2022
Münchner erfinden erste kakaofreie Schokolade

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten (print only) – August 2022
Schokoeis ohne Kakao

Regensburger Zeitung (print only) – August 2022
Das erste kakaofreie Schokolade

Garmisch Partenkirchner Tagblatt (print only) – August 2022
Schokolade ohne Kakao


July 2022

heise online – July 20, 2022
Kakaofreie Schokolade: Firmen haben neue Rezepturen


June 2022

TechRound – June 13, 2022
Startup Of The Week: QOA


May 2022

Digitale Optimisten (Blog + Podcast) – May 16, 2022
Interview in German with Sara Marquardt on the early stages of QOA


April 2022

Stuttgarter Nachrichten – April 18, 2022
Schokolade – ganz ohne Kakao

Frankfurter Rundschau (print only) – April 14, 2022
Die Neuerfindung der Schokolade

Die Rheinpfalz – April 12, 2022
Kakaofreie Schokolade für eine bessere Welt

Green Queen – April 5, 2022
Top 5 Things I Tasted At Future Food Tech San Francisco


March 2022

Unicorn Bakery (Jungunternehmer Podcast) – March 7, 2022
Interview in German with Sara Marquardt, QOA | Female February


February 2022

top agrar – February 27, 2022
Schokolade aus Hafer statt Kakao

WiWo – February 25, 2022
“Wir sind das Oatly für Schokolade”

The Atlantic – February 23, 2022
Silicon Valley Is Coming for Your Chocolate

Forbes – February 14, 2022
A Love Affair? How America’s Insatiable Appetite Is Inspiring Innovation In The Chocolate Sector

Focus – February 10, 2022
Deutsches Startup will den Klimakollaps verhindern – mit Schokolade


January 2022

The Appetizer – January 27, 2022
Podcast interview with QOA’s co-founder and CTO Dr. Sara Marquart


December 2021

Süddeutsche Zeitung – December 16, 2021
Die Schoko-Revoluzzer

The Chocolate Life – December 9, 2021
Review: QOA Cocoa-Free “Chocolate”

Innovation Origins – December 3, 2021
QOA makes sustainable cocoa-free chocolate


November 2021

1E9 Magazine – November 12, 2021
Dieses Start-up will mit Schokolade das Klima retten

ingredients network – November 4, 2021
Cocoa-free chocolate company raises $6M for expansion

Munich Startup – November 4, 2021
Qoa sichert sich 5,2 Millionen Euro


October 2021

Green Queen – October 28, 2021
Germany’s QOA Raises $6M In Seed Funding For Cocoa-Free Fermented Chocolate Production

Business Insider / Gründerszene – October 28, 2021
Kakao-freie Schokolade zweier Wissenschaftler überzeugt namhafte VCs

Startbase – October 27, 2021
Qoa überzeugt Investoren

CompassList – October 27, 2021
QOA: Gourmet guilt-free chocolate, without the cocoa

TechCrunch – October 27, 2021
QOA brings in $6 Million seed round to do for chocolate what Oatly did for milk

Lebensmittel Zeitung (print only) – October 15, 2021
Ganz ohne Kakao – Das Startup QOACompany will den Schokoladenmarkt revolutionieren und fermentiert anstelle von Kakao verschiedene Nebenprodukte der Lebensmittelproduktion


September 2021

Food Entrepreneurs – September 22, 2021
Interview with Maximilian Marquart from QOA

International Confectionery – September 13, 2021
alt.Chocolate – a cost effective solution?

Periodismo – September 6, 2021
Un chocolate libre de trabajo infantil y deforestación


August 2021

Green Queen – August 24, 2021
QOA’s Lab-Made Fermented Chocolate Comes Free From Cocoa and Unsustainable Production Practices

The Optimist Daily – August 22, 2021
This lab-fermented chocolate solves the industry’s child labor problems

The Cocoa Post – August 21, 2021
Forget China! Germany Is Replacing Cocoa From Chocolate In 14 Years

Mashed – August 21, 2021
Why This New Chocolate Is Intentionally Made Without Cocoa

People Magazine – August 20, 2021
Company Creates Cocoa-Free ‘Chocolate’ to Curb Industry’s Environmental and Child Labor Issues

The Takeout – August 19, 2021
Cocoa-free “chocolate” created in lab tastes just like the real thing

Homecrux – August 17, 2021
QOA’s Cocoa-Free Chocolate is Made Using Sustainable Precision Fermentation

Design Taxi – August 17, 2021
Cocoa-Free ‘Chocolate’ That’s Fooled Even Experts Could Soon Be Sold Near You

Food Digital – August 17, 2021
Qoa, the foodtech company developing lab-grown chocolate

Fast Company – August 16, 2021
This lab-fermented no-cocoa ‘chocolate’ solves the industry’s climate and child-labor problems