ECA Food and Beverage Winners
This slideshow showcases the 2018 ECA food and beverage winners. A wide range of categories includes energy boosters, functional food and beverages, dairy alternatives and confectionery.
This year's allergen-free finalist manufacturers are Enjoy Life Foods, MadeGood Foods, Naught Noahs, OWYN and Paleo Scavenger. To view all finalists, click here.
Enjoy Life Foods – Protein Bites
Protein Bites Grab & Go packs from Enjoy Life Foods are an allergy-friendly hybrid of a chocolatey treat. Free from 14 allergens, the truffle-like bites contains 8 g of plant-based protein, providing an alternative to animal- or nut-based protein snacks. Flavors such as cinnamon spice, dipped banana and sunseed™ butter are among the offerings.
Animal Nutrition Finalists
This year's animal nutrition finalist manufacturers are EuroPharma, Fidobiotics, Petcurean, Vet+Instinct and WINPRO. To view all finalists, click here.
Animal Nutrition Winner
Terry Naturally Vitamins—Calming Formula
Whether it’s a trip to the vet or groomer, separation, loud noises, kenneling or a change in routine, our animals feel anxiety in the same way that we do. An alternative to traditional pet medicines, Calming Formula from Terry Naturally Animal Health helps keep the furriest members of your family calm and relaxed without the drowsiness.
This year's bars finalist manufacturers are Clio Snacks, Country Archer Jerky Co., PROBAR, ReGrained and Rowdy Prebiotics. To view all finalists, click here.
Each PROBAR live bar features a clean ingredient panel packed with real nuts, seeds and dates for natural sweetness. The live bars deliver 10 g of plant-based protein and one billion CFUs of probiotics with zero added sugar.
Breakfast Food Finalists
This year's breakfast food finalist manufacturers are Birch Benders, Earnest Eats, Kashi, Nutiva and Runamok Maple. To view all finalists, click here.
Breakfast Food Winners
Kashi – Cinnamon French Toast Cereal
Kashi’s Cinnamon French Toast Cereal was inspired by bostock, a French breakfast brioche with notes of warm cinnamon, almonds and a hint of maple syrup. Each serving has 5 g fiber, 14 g whole grains and 6 g sugar while remaining vegan, gluten free and non-GMO project certified. It is also the second Kashi cereal to carry the Certified Transitional seal, meaning each purchase contributes to farmers transitioning to organic practices.
Children's Products Finalists
This year's children's products finalist manufacturers are MADE OF, Nordic Naturals, SBS Americas Inc., Sprout and White Leaf Provisions Inc. To view all finalists, click here.
Children's Products Winner
White Leaf Provisions Inc. – Organic Biodynamic Baby Food Blends
White Leaf Provisions is a family-run business bringing a line of baby foods that are biodynamically farmed, which is the gold standard for organic and regenerative farming. All chemicals are forbidden on biodynamic farms and all aspects of a biodynamic product have zero tolerance for GMOs (genetically modified organisms). The farming practices behind the product is helping to reverse climate change by drawing carbon back out of the atmosphere, helping to heal the planet that our kids will inherit.
This year's coffee/tea finalist manufacturers are Drink Peloton, Laird Superfood, Numi, The Republic of Tea and WR Group Inc. To view all finalists, click here.
Drink Peloton – Peloton Cascara Tea
Peloton Cascara Tea by Drink Peloton is brewed from the dried skin of the coffee fruit, also known as "cascara," which tastes like a fruit-forward black tea. The tea offers antioxidants and polyphenols, is mild in caffeine and grown by organic coffee growers committed to sustainable practices. The tea also benefits coffee growing communities, as purchasing the whole coffee fruit produces a second stream of revenue for the coffee farmers.
Condiments, Dressings & Marinades Finalists
This year's condiments, dressings and marinades finalist manufacturers are BOU, Flavor Train, Litehouse Organic, Sempio Foods Co. and The Foraging Fox. To view all finalists, click here.
Condiments, Dressings & Marinades Winner
The Foraging Fox – Smoked Beetroot Ketchup
The Foraging Fox’s Smoked Beetroot Ketchup strikes a balance between earthy oak smoked beetroot and sweet apple to create a new and versatile condiment. The gluten-free Smoked Beetroot Ketchup is made from natural ingredients and is free from allergens, artificial colorings, flavorings and sweeteners.
This year's confectionery finalist manufacturers are Alter Eco, Honey Mama's, Joyfuls Chocolate Treats, Justin's and TCHO. To view all finalists, click here.
Honey Mama’s—Honey Mama’s Ginger Cardamom Bar
Honey Mama’s Ginger Cardamom Bar incorporates ingredients that make the mouth water: cocoa, coconut, honey and salt. Added to the mix: ginger oil to bring a rich, velvety expression of this snack’s sweet and spicy character. A dash of cardamom appears in the finish with citrus undertone. This treat is free of dairy, grain, gluten and soy.
Energy Booster Finalists
This year's energy booster finalist manufacturers are Primal Labs, Smart Cups, Urban Monk Nutrition, Verb Energy Co. and VitaminEnergy. To view all finalists, click here.
Energy Boosters Winner
Urban Monk Nutrition – Rising Energy
Rising Energy is an all-day formula developed to invigorate the body and mind while promoting whole-body vitality. According to Urban Monk Nutrition, the product empowers users to regain control of their mornings and boost productivity with a powerhouse combination of herbs and extracts specifically designed to enhance energy, performance and brain function. The energy blend consists of guayusa extract, L-Theanine and shilajit, a mineral powerhouse. The performance blend contains spirulina, leucine and schisandra berries, and the brain enhancing blend contains ginseng, maca, tulsi and rhodiola.
Functional Beverage Finalists
This year's functional beverage finalist manufacturers are fizzique, Limitless Coffee & Tea, REBBL, Tohi Ventures and Wonder Drink. To view all finalists, click here.
Functional Beverage Winner
Fizzique LLC – Sparkling Protein Water
Fizzique Sparkling Protein Water contains 20 g of whey protein and only 80 calories per 12-ounce can. Available in Strawberry Watermelon and Tropical Limon flavors, the lightly caffeinated drinks are gluten free, GMO free, fat free, sugar free, soy free, and free from artificial preservatives, colors or dyes. The patented, proprietary process was developed by David Jenkins, a former Olympic sprinter and founder of NEXT Nutrition.
Functional Food Finalists
This year's functional food finalist manufacturers are Natural Force, Ready Pac Foods, Red's, Saffron Road and Sweet Earth Foods. To view all finalists, click here.
Functional Food Winner
Sweet Earth Foods – Protein Lover's Pizza
Sweet Earth Food’s Protein Lover’s pizza packs a nutritional punch with 16 g of protein and 24 percent daily value (DV) of dietary fiber per serving. An ancient grains crust with chia, psyllium, quinoa and flax seed is topped with Sweet Earth's Planet Pepperoni and Tuscan savory grounds, roasted bell peppers and smoked mozzarella, and finished with a zesty marina sauce. This plant-based pizza also is a good source of calcium and iron.
Organic Beverage Finalists
This year's organic beverage finalist manufacturers are GT's Living Foods, HyVIDA Brands, Manzana Products Co., NatureWise and Superior Switchel. To view all finalists, click here.
Organic Beverage Winner
NatureWise—Organic Ashwagandha Energy Drink
Powered by organic green coffee beans (120 mg caffeine per can) and an efficacious dose of Sensoril brand ashwagandha, this is one solid energy drink. It's flavored with lemon, mango, coconut, pineapple, passionfruit—all organic. All non-GMO. Kosher and vegan, with no artificial sweeteners. It's lightly carbonated.
This year's plant-based food/beverage finalist manufacturers are Beyond Meat, Daily Kneads Bread, Grainful, Modern Table and The Honest Stand. To view all finalists, click here.
Plant-Based Food/Beverage Winner
Beyond Meat – Beyond Sausage
Beyond Sausage from Beyond Meat delivers the juicy, satisfying taste and texture of pork sausage—along with the sizzle-in-pan cooking experience—but is made entirely from plants without genetically modified organisms (GMOs), gluten or soy. Packed with 16 g of protein and 38 percent less saturated fat than traditional pork sausage, the product is available in three flavors: Original Bratwurst, Hot Italian and Sweet Italian.
Salty Snacks Finalists
This year's salty snacks finalist manufacturers are Fishpeople, Kettle Brand, RW Garcia, Stryve Biltong Snacks and World Peas. To view all finalists, click here.
Salty Snacks Winner
World Peas Brand offers Peatos™, a line of cheesy crunchy snacks made from pulses including yellow pea and lentil that pack a nutritious punch free from artificial flavors and colors. The non-GMO, protein- and fiber-rich snacks are gluten free, chock-full of minerals and sustainable. Each 130-calorie serving provides 4 g protein, 3 g fiber and 8 g fat. Available in four flavors—Classic Cheese, Fiery Hot, Chili Cheese and Masala—the better-for-you treats are taking the snack aisle to the next level.
Sweet Snacks Finalists
This year's sweet snacks finalist manufacturers are Barr Necessities, Crunchmaster, Farm & Oven Snacks, Natierra Super Foods and Noosa Yoghurt. To view all finalists, click here.
Sweet Snacks Winner
Crunchmaster – Protein Brownie Thins
Protein Brownie Thins contain 8 g of plant-based protein per serving and are made with natural ingredients like cocoa. The gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified brownie thins are free from artificial flavors, colors and preservatives, and are available in three flavors: Homestyle Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Hint of Cherry.
Sports Nutrition Food/Beverage
This year's sports nutrition food/beverage finalist manufacturers are Nutiva Organic, Perfect Keto, Superior Supplements, Pauling Labs and Vita Pharmaceuticals. To view all finalists, click here.
Sports Nutrition Food/Beverage Winner
Perfect Keto – Keto Collagen
In launching its Keto Collagen product, Perfect Keto noted collagen is largely absent from the average person’s diet. However, collagen contains a full amino acids profile and is an important structural protein in the body, the company explained. Its formula contains collagen from grass-fed cows and is supplemented with MCT oil powder for ketone energy and acacia fiber for prebiotic gut benefits.