Delicious Living Best Bite awards 2016

Delicious Living magazine announces 2016 Best Bite Award winners

Award informs consumers to top-notch natural foods and beverages.

BOULDER, Colo. (June 15, 2016)  Delicious Living magazine, a trusted health and wellness resource for more than 30 years, announces the winners of its fourth annual Best Bite Awards. Delicious Living initiated these awards to highlight the wealth of natural food and beverage products on grocery store shelves that excel in health, ingredient sustainability, social mission and of course, flavor.

“I’m continually blown away by the integrity of natural products. But it’s tough to decide what goes into your cart,” says Jenna Blumenfeld, Delicious Living’s senior food editor. “These excellent winners and finalists—whittled from nearly 1,000 product nominations—exemplify the best foods and beverages stocked by natural retailers, and crafted by manufacturers who care about how their products are made.”

To determine the winners, Delicious Living’s editorial team called on readers, manufacturers and industry experts to nominate brands and products for consideration. Products were judged on taste, sustainability, ingredient cleanliness, nutrition profile and brand mission. Only 33 products were tapped as winners within their categories

The 2016 Delicious Living magazine Best Bite Award winners are:

Best Baking Mix: Miss Jones Baking Co. Organic Brownie Baking Mix
Finalist: Bella Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Best Candy: Free2b Suncups Dark Chocolate
Finalist: Alter Eco Organic Sea Salt Truffles

Best Cereal: Nature’s Path Qi’a Superfood Cocoa Coconut Superflakes
Finalist: Earnest Eats Detoxifying Hot Cereal Bliss Coconut Chocolate Date

Best Chip: Jackson’s Honest Organic Coconut Oil Yellow Corn Sea Salt Tortilla Chips
Finalist: Beanfields Black Bean with Sea Salt

Best Chocolate Bar: Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate
Finalist: NibMor Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs

Best Cold-Pressed Beverage: Temple Turmeric Pure Mega
Finalist: WTRMLN WTR

Best Condiment: Sir Kensington’s Fabanaise Chipotle Vegan Mayo
Finalist: 4th & Heart Ghee Butter White Truffle Salt

Best Cookie: Nutterly Hazelnut Cookie Snaps
Finalist: Back to Nature Quinoa Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Cracker: Simple Mills Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Almond Flour Crackers
Finalist: Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seed Basil & Garlic

Best Dessert: Daiya New York Cheezecake
Finalist: Julie’s Datery Hazelnut Chocolate Simply Stuffed Dates

Best Energy Beverage: Garden of Flavor Cold-Pressed Energy Wheatgrass with Guayusa Leaf
Finalist: Blue Bottle Coffee Cold Brew

Best Fizzy Drink: Bhakti Sparkling Tea Lemon Ginger Black
Finalist: Clearly Kombucha C Botanicals Strawberry Milk Thistle

Best Frozen Dessert: GoodPop Hibiscus Mint
Finalist: Jeni’s Lemon Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt

Best Frozen Vegetarian Meal: Sweet Earth Natural Foods Moroccan Tagine
Finalist: Amy’s Meals for Two Ravioli Cheese

Best Granola: One Degree Organic Foods Sprouted Oat Granola Quinoa Cacao
Finalist: Grandy Oats Real Granolas Organic Classic Granola

Best Kid’s Product: Bitsy’s Brainfood Smart Cookies Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin
Finalist: MySuperSnack Chocolate Chip Soft Granola Bites

Best Meal Helper: Simply Organic SteamGourmet Cajun Chicken
Finalist: Modern Table Meals Cheddar Broccoli Bean Pasta + Veggie Kit

Best Meat Replacement: Pacific Organic Seitan Italian Herb
Finalist: Upton’s Naturals Original Jackfruit

Best Nutrition Bar: Probar Bite Organic Energy Bar Superfruit + Greens
Finalist: GoMacro Macrobar Protein Pleasure Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Best Paleo-Friendly Snack: Olomomo Cashews Applewood Smoked
Finalist: Epic Venison Sea Salt + Pepper

Best Pancake: FlapJacked Protein Pancake and Baking Mix Banana Hazelnut
Finalist: Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking & Pancake Mix

Best Pasta: Bgreen Food Organic Buckwheat Angel Hair Pasta
Finalist: Tolerant Organic Red Lentil Rotini

Best Pouch: Once Upon A Farm Sun-Shiny Strawberry Patch
Finalist: Shine Organics Calm

Best Shelf-Stable Juice: Telula Black Berry + Chia
Finalist: Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice

Best Smoothie: Forager Probiotic Cashew Smoothie Banana Date
Finalist: GoodBelly Probiotics Triple Berry Flavor Protein Shake

Best Spread: Don’t Go Nuts Nut Free Chocolate Roasted Soybean Spread
Finalist: MaraNatha Organic No Stir Peanut Butter Creamy

Best Sweet Sauce: Heavenly Organics 100%
 Organic Raw Neem Honey
Finalist: Date Lady Pure Date Syrup

Best Tea: Numi Organic Tea Turmeric Tea Three Roots
Finalist: Teatulia Energy Black

Best Vegan Ice Cream: Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss Chocolate Chip Cookie
Finalist: NadaMoo! Lotta Mint Chip

Best Veggie Burger: Good Seed Curried Sweet Potato Hempseed Burgers
Finalist: Dr. Praeger’s Bibimbap Veggie Burgers

Best Vinegar: Eden Selected
Ume Plum Vinegar

Finalist: NuCo Organic & Fair Trade Coconut Vinegar

Best Whole Food Snack: Brussel Bytes Chili Pumpkin Seed Crunch
Finalist: Bare Baked Crunchy Cinnamon Banana Chips

Best Yogurt: Organic Valley Grassmilk Vanilla Whole Milk Yogurt
Finalist: Maple Hill Creamery Drinkable Yogurt Maple

For more exclusive content on these winners and finalists visit and pick-up the July issue of Delicious Living at your local natural products retailer.

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