The Very Good Food Company Named Finalist For Leading Industry Award

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 2, 2021) - The Very Good Food Company Inc. (TSXV: VERY) (OTCQB: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) ("VERY GOOD" or the "Company"), a leading plant-based food technology company, is pleased to announce that its newly released Butcher's Select gluten-free and soy-free MMM...Meatballs have been nominated as a finalist in the "Best New Frozen Product'' category for the NEXTY Awards. Winners will be announced virtually on September 15, 2021, on the Natural Products Expo Virtual Platform.

The NEXTY Awards is a biannual awards program connected to the in-person and digital events of the New Hope Network, which hosts the Natural Products Expo. They were created to recognize the pinnacle of excellence in the natural products industry, elevating impactful brands and products that inspire a healthy, sustainable future for people and the planet. Learn about the NEXTY Awards at

"The Company is honoured to have our new MMM...Meatballs nominated for a NEXTY award, which recognizes outstanding new products in the natural products industry. From the start, we have made it our mission to create premium plant-based alternatives that help people achieve healthier lifestyles while helping the planet at the same time," said Mitchell Scott, Co-Founder & CEO of The Very Good Food Company. "With more than 20 SKUs in the market and a robust R&D pipeline of innovative products in development that includes frozen food entrees, as well as dairy and sauce alternatives, we look forward to continuing to deliver high-quality, plant-based alternatives to our consumers."

VERY GOOD's Butcher's Select premium gluten-free and soy-free line of products is set to compete with other leading brands in the plant-based meat alternatives space, such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Made with real and minimally processed ingredients, this line gives consumers more of what they want, wholesome and simple ingredients and less of what they don't, like fat and sodium. The Butcher's Select Bratwurst Sausages and Breakfast Sausages are currently available online with the remaining SKUs becoming available via our eCommerce platform in September and in retail locations later this Fall.

About The Very Good Food Company Inc.

The Very Good Food Company Inc. is an emerging plant-based food technology company that produces nutritious and delicious plant-based meat and cheese products under VERY GOOD's core brands: The Very Good Butchers and The Very Good Cheese Co.


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For further information, please contact:

Mitchell Scott
Chief Executive Officer
The Very Good Food Company Inc.

Sabina Srubiski
Director, Investor Relations
The Very Good Food Company Inc.

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