As Alexandra Guarnaschelli once said, “Food is ever changing and ever moving forward and getting more and more complex” and the years only testify to that statement. Food creators keep on surprising us, just when you thought you’ve seen it all, vendors prove that there’s a lot more in store and to come. Such accomplishments in the food industry have been recognized by the World Food Innovation Awards and the finalists have been announced. There’s an award for everything, the best convenience food, best health/wellness product, the best ingredient, and the best new concept. The finalist for best new concept were:
- Bio-tiful Dairy – Kefir-Quark
For the first time ever, Kefir Meets Quark. A unique combination of Kefir, a 2000 year old bio-live drink, and Quark a high protein fresh cheese. Bio-tiful Kefir-Quark is made at a dairy in Dorset from the highest quality local milk and live kefir and quark cultures. It is a light and wholesome meal, with a delightfully thick and creamy texture. There are two options to choose from; Original Kefir-Quark and Cranberry & Chia Kefir-Quark. Our Cranberry & Chia Kefir-Quark comes with a seed mix on top and both contain a spoon, making it the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. Kefir-Quark is now available in Wholefoods, Ocado and Waitrose.
- Blendi Hey Orange – Desk’fast
Blendi Hey Orange is the ultimate sunshine start to your day. It’s loaded with an equal amount of carrots (31 percent) and bananas (31 percent), backed up by some citrus sass from oranges (19 percent) and tropical sweetness in mangos (19 percent), with a final zing injection from ginger. At a glance, here’s what the ingredients of your Blendi Hey Orange will be doing for you! Carrots are so full of beta-carotene they don’t even know where to put it anymore. This rambunctious root is also a great source of antioxidants Furthermore, they are rich in vitamin A, C, K, and B8, as well as pantothenic acid, folate, iron, copper, and manganese. Take a bow carrots. Bananas practically invented potassium and combined with their magnesium content they can protect against cramps before exercise. You know what else they have in spades? Pectin: a soluble dietary fiber and natural detoxifier that is a great friend to digestion. Oranges are no stranger to the morning ritual and were the obvious title fruit for Blendi Hey Orange! The poster fruits for vitamin C, oranges also keep some calcium and copper in their kit bag too. Enter Mangoes. These tropical treats are absolute fortresses of fiber, come armed with full tanks of vitamin C and A, not to mention they taste utterly divine! Last but by no means least, we have ginger, so strong it only needs a fraction of its fruity colleagues, but giving the benefits of all of them put together. For more of ginger’s benefits check out our blog post. Blendi Hey Orange will refresh and revive you in the morning and get your digestive system fired up for the day. Just add the liquid of your choice, some ice, blend, and go.
- KLG Spice – Gold Cardamom Fruitas
KLG Spice helps freshen your breath the natural spice way! Cardamom and Saffron have been used as breath freshener for centuries in cultures around the globe and we’re bringing it to you...with a twist! We created the world’s first gold covered natural spice breath freshener by infusing the finest Saffron with the highest quality Cardamom and covered it in 24k edible gold. Our gold cardamom products are made with halal, kosher, vegan and gluten free certified ingredients. Gold Cardamom Fruitas are made in the USA and comes in an 8g recyclable metal tin.
- Get More Vitamins – Get More Multivitamin Chewing Gum
Introducing the new Peppermint/ Spearmint/ flavor Get More Multivitamin Gum. Sugar-free, effective and convenient, Get More Multivitamin Gum is the reliable new way to keep your vitamin levels topped up. Each piece of gum contains 25 percent of a daily dose of 10 essential vitamins, and is suitable for vegetarians.
- Miracle Tree – Organic Moringa Superfood Energy Infusion
Goodbye coffee, hello Moringa! Supercharge your day with Miracle Tree's organic moringa superfood energy infusions. Zest up the sleepy mornings with this energetic moringa, orange & passion fruit tea infusion. The citrusy flavors are perfect for a fresh start to the day. Each blend contains 155mg of organic caffeine tea extract making it the perfect coffee replacement for those who are looking for an organic energy boost without the jitters and crash. Experience a leafy green superfood tea.