The shortlist of finalists for the third annual World Plant-based Awards has been announced.
The judging panel considered 148 entries from 20 countries across 17 categories. The winners will be announced during a special awards ceremony on September 8 at 3:30pm (EST) at the Javits Center, New York City in association with Plant Based World Expo North America.
FoodBev Media Awards Marketing Executive, Sana Gogia, said: “These awards celebrate some of the most ambitious and innovative plant-based products from both established brands and start-ups. 2022 has seen entries from all around the world, and confirms what we predicted, that not only is the plant-based market a truly international one, it is also clear that innovation in the sector is booming, with this trend set to continue.
A full list of finalists in each category follows below.
Best dairy product alternative
Culcherd – Culcherd Everything Bagel Cheese
Daiya – Feta Style Block
Honestly Tasty – Shamembert
Naturli Foods – VEGAN SPREADABLE
New Roots AG: Plant-Based Alternative to Hard Cheese – Circular Economy Approach
New Roots AG – La Fraîche – An Allrounder and 100% Substitute in any Kitchen
Saputo Dairy USA – Vitalite Plant-Based Cheese
Best meat alternative
Beyond Meat – Chicken Tenders
Eatplanted – Lemon & Herb Chicken
Fable – Meaty Mushroom
MyForest Foods – MyBacon
NotCo – NotBurger™
Plantcraft – Plant-based Bologna
Best milk alternative
NotCo – NotMilk™ Chocolate
Plantag – Black Sesame Milk
Ripple Foods – Dairy-Free Kids Milk
Best plant-based beverage
COCOPRO – Sugar-Free Fresh Coconut Milk
True North – Pure Energy Seltzer
Hope and Sesame – Non-GMO Barista Blend Sesamemilk
Ripple – Dairy-Free Milk
Best plant-based business
New Roots AG
Best plant-based chocolate
PLAYin CHOC – Organic Peruvian Cacao M•lk Chocolate
VEGO Chocolate – Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar
Best plant-based condiment
ALDI – exclusive Specially Selected Premium Pasta Sauces
Seed Ranch Flavor Co. – Umami Everyday Sauce
The PlantEat – Eat’s Better Chipotle Mayo
Best plant-based convenience product
18 Chestnuts – Plant Based Soups
ALDI – exclusive Simply Nature Acai Superfruit Packs
GrownAs* Foods – Truffle Vegan Mac & Cheese
Best plant-based dessert/confectionery
LoveRaw – White Choc Cre&m Wafer Bar
Pri’s Puddings – Pocket Sized Pies
SuperSeed Ice Creme – Eat Drink Innovate Pty Ltd
Bon Dévil – Choc Ganache Desserts
Best plant-based functional product
DSM Food & Beverage – Maxavor® Fish YE
Float Foods – OnlyEg XL Omelette
Fody Foods – Plant-Based Vegan Bolognese Pasta Sauce
MartinoRossi Spa – Meat Substitute Mix Ground Meat
TCI Co., Ltd. – PBA PROBIO-ARK DELIVERY TECH
Best plant-based non-food product
Best plant-based packaging
The Fry Family Food Co. – Stars & Moons
Best plant-based protein
Brevel – Plant Based Protein From Microalgae
Chef Woo Ramen
The Mushroom Meat Co. – Textured Mushroom Protein (TMP)™
The Protein Brewery – Fermotein®
Best plant-based seafood
Finless Foods – Plant-Based Tuna
Mind Blown Plant Based – Crab Cakes
BeLeaf – Plant-Based Shrimp
Best plant-based snack
Beyond Meat – Beyond Meat Jerky
Dolfin Ltd – My Sweet Chickpea
Outstanding Foods – Outstanding Cheese Balls
Popadelics – Crunchy Mushroom Chips
Whoa Dough – Whoa Dough Cookie Dough Bars
Best plant-based start-up
18 Chestnuts Plant Based Soups
Plantcraft – The Plant-Based Deli Meat Company
The Protein Brewery – Fermotein®
Best plant-based sustainability
Ingredion incorporated – Ultra performance Prista line
MartinoRossi Spa – MartinoRossi for the Planet
The Mushroom Meat Co. – TMP / Mushroom-Based Flavors
About The World Plant-Based Awards
The World Plant-Based Awards, in association with Plant Based World Conference & Expo, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global plant-based industry. These awards are a fantastic way to enhance the promotion of your brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.
Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards ceremony and can highlight the contribution your company’s products and team are making to the plant-based industry.
About FoodBev Media
Established in 2000, FoodBev Media is the food and beverage industry’s leading media and communication business. With a portfolio of international magazines, the website www.foodbev.com and the industry’s largest social media network, FoodBev Media ensures you are continuously kept up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Since 2003, FoodBev Media has gained a reputation for organising successful international awards schemes in the food, beverage and dairy industries.
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