With a growing preference from consumers for sustainable and healthier foods, there’s never been a larger range of plant-based products available in the food and beverage market before. Ahead of our 2021 World Plant-Based Awards, FoodBev takes a look at some of our other plant-based winners from this year.
Nestle – Nescafe Nativ Cascara
Best plant-based beverage at the World Food Innovation Awards 2021
The outer layers of the coffee berry get separated and sun-dried, reducing the byproducts from coffee farming by upcycling the husk. To enhance the fruity cascara base, it has been infused with natural botanical flavours, which results in a refreshing, lightly sparkling, adult drink from Nestle.
“Nestle has created a completely new and different beverage that empowers coffee producers with a new revenue stream.”
Eat The Change – Mushroom Jerky
Best plant-based food product at the World Food Innovation Awards 2021
Eat The Change mushroom jerky is a savoury snack that’s marinated, and wood smoked. This plant-based, gluten-and-soy-free jerky comes in five organic varieties, all 150 calories or less. The jerky aims to address food waste by upcycling imperfect produce and smoking to extend shelf life from just weeks to 12 months.
“A refreshing take on sustainability (avoiding the six biggest crops and upcycling food ‘waste’) in a category – jerky – traditionally exclusive to meat.”
Best brand/business at the World Food Innovation Awards 2021
Swedish food manufacturer Oumph! create delicious and sustainable plant-based alternatives to meat. Since its launch in 2015, Oumph! has become a favourite with popular products such as: Oumph! Kebab Spiced, Oumph! Balls, Oumph! Smoky Bits and Oumph! Sticky Smokehouse. It has a unique meat-like texture, made from responsibly sourced soya and has a low climate impact and is better for the planet.
“This brand holds the maximum potential to expand the product line, offering a unique and very interesting portfolio.”
Happy Cheeze GmbH – Camembert Alternative based on Cauliflower
Best dairy alternative at the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2021
The camembert alternative made from vegetables has a mild cheesy taste, complemented by its creamy texture. The taste is developed naturally through the fermentation process and their products have a notably small carbon footprint.
“A great combination, leveraging the trend of cauliflower.”
Patch Organics – Pumpkin Seed Milk
Best plant-based drink at the World Beverage Innovation Awards 2021
Patch Organics pumpkin seed milk is decadently creamy and is plant-based nutrient rich with 5.75g of protein per serving. They also use 3x less water than oatmilk and 6x less GHG emissions than almond milk.
“Combines key nutrients with sustainability benefits, while helping advance plant protein innovation.”
Brownes Dairy – Australia’s First fully Renewable Carton!
Best environmentally friendly packaging at the World Beverage Innovation Awards 2021
The Tetra plant-based board packaging is a fully renewable beverage carton, replacing the fossil fuel-derived plastic film, which is found in the inner lining of standard cartons. The plant-based cartons use a film made from a renewable resource of sugar cane. They have made this sustainable packaging the norm across their portfolio accounting for over 25 million cartons each year.
“The fact that this product was made from plant-based materials caught my attention, but what won me over is that the material itself is sustainable and FSC certified.”
NotCo – NotMilk
Best technology innovation at the World Beverage Innovation Awards 2021
NotMilk is made using Giuseppe, a patented AI technology that is constantly learning, using proprietary databases of 300,000+ plants, and matching them at their molecular level to create a final product that tastes, feels and functions the same as animal-based foods.
“They have created a plant-based milk that actually tastes, feels and functions like cow’s milk.”
About The World Plant-Based Awards
The World Plant-Based Awards are a celebration of innovation and excellence across the ever-growing plant-based industry. Now in their 2nd year, these awards are a fantastic way to enhance the promotion of your brand, 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 rise in the plant-based revolution.
Have you launched a plant-based product worthy of recognition and want to celebrate its excellence or innovation, then entries are now open for World Plant-Based Awards.
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