Wild Zora Foods Real Soup
Wild Zora is famous for its portable meat bars that contain yummy fruits and veggies. But the new line of instant soup mix will give the bars a run for their money! Made with ultra-clean dried vegetables, spices, herbs and consciously sourced chicken stock, they just require hot water and a stir to become a meal accouterment or mini-snack. This is one example of how natural brands can radically improve an existing (but subpar) product category.
Taste Republic Plantain Linguini
Most fresh or frozen grain-free pasta is made with a blend of nut-based flours (often almond) and blended with egg, tapioca and salt for flavor. This proffers a delightfully delicate texture that works well. But we’ve never seen fresh pasta made with starchy, mild-flavored plantains, as Taste Republic does. NEXTY judges thought this was a very innovative pasta option—particularly for people who eschew grains and nuts.
Base Culture paleo sweet breads
Base Culture whips up Certified Paleo baked goods infused with sweet, healthy add-ins such as banana or pumpkin. When this women-owned brand was primed to expand, founder Jordann Windschauer couldn’t find a contract manufacturer that could craft her grain-free products without compromising quality. So she spearheaded the construction of her own facility in Florida, which makes these honey- and maple syrup-sweetened goodies ones that anyone—paleo or not—would love.
Boulder Organic Foods Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup
A high-quality USDA Organic chicken noodle soup is hard to find. A high-quality USDA Organic and Certified Gluten Free chicken noodle soup? Almost impossible to find. That’s why we were thrilled to see Boulder Organic’s new launch that contains corkscrew noodles made with rice flour and quinoa flour. A medley of healthful veggies including celery, onion, mushrooms, peas and turmeric adds immunity-supporting qualities and just-like-Grandma-made flavor.
Wildway Smoothie Bowl Starter Mixes
Founders Kelli and Kyle Koehler have always manufactured grain-free breakfast items that never contain unnecessary food additives. Their new line of protein-rich smoothie bowl starters upholds such values. Made with egg whites, probiotics and collagen peptides, all four of the SKUs (Recharge, Recover, Restore and Relax) contain no sugar and notably, no added flavors. Ingredients such as reishi mushroom, ashwagandha root, maca root, muscle building acetyl L-carnitine and more add a functional boost.
Birch Benders Micro-Pancakery Frozen Waffles Paleo
Fun packaging, a cleaned-up ingredient list and unparalleled just-add-water convenience has made Birch Benders a beloved brand in the pancake aisle. Its expansion to the freezer case is a natural move—and these cassava flour-based breakfast staples will have consumers saying, “L’Eggo my paleo waffle!” And yes, these waffles are still paleo when doused in maple syrup.