From this year's pool of Natural Products Expo East NEXTY Award nominees, New Hope Network's judges discovered these 13 comfort foods.

Gianna Rosenbach, Content Creator, CPG and Digital

August 9, 2023

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It's the most wonderful time of the year: NEXTY Awards season!

This year's nominees brought the New Hope Network judges tidings of comfort and joy with products showcasing cozy and nostalgic flavors. Some of these treats reminded these adults of their childhoods, while others simply carried the judges back to the regional flavors of their hometowns.

These brands have elevated the nostalgic flavors of the past by using organic ingredients and alternative proteins; being free of gluten, dairy or other allergens; and following sustainable practices throughout the lifecycle of their products.

One feature of the NEXTY Awards that every New Hoper loves is the sneak peek of what we'll see from exhibitors at Natural Products Expo East. These products, including blueberry muffin cereal, Texas toast and soft pretzel sticks, represent just some of the good eats we'll all find in Philadelphia.

Click through the gallery to find new products your shoppers will love.

Natural Products Expo East begins Sept. 20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. In addition to the traditional education sessions and trade show, New Hope's Innovation Experience debuts this year. Attendees can enjoy the Harvest Festival, Pitch Slam, a Fun Run through the streets of Philly and a concert with Grammy Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean. Learn more about Expo East's agendaexhibitorsretail buyers and registration. NEXTY Award winners will be announced at the show on Sept. 21.

Qualified retailers, food service providers, distributors and other buyers will receive a $50 discount from the on-site registration price through Sept. 17. 

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Gianna Rosenbach

Content Creator, CPG and Digital, New Hope Network

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