From pizza crust to dog treats and juices, LOOP Mission is on a mission to repurpose massive amounts of food that go to waste every single day by partnering with a major distributor to reuse the “outcasts of the food industry.”
This brand stood out for its solid mission to reduce food waste while creating products that look cool and taste great, too.
Scout is redefining the sleepy canned seafood space with its 100% sustainably sourced Atlantic Canadian lobster, PEI mussels and Ontario Lake trout created by award-winning chef Charlotte Langley. Scout also gives back to ocean initiatives with every purchase.
This brand stood out for its commitment to sustainable seafood, supply chain transparency and fresh products with rich flavor profiles.
Sun & Swell Foods
Made with just six real food, organic ingredients or less, Sun & Swell bite-sized snacks are grab-and-go products you can feel good about eating over and over.
This brand stood out for its commitment to organic, clean ingredients and compostable packaging and for breathing new life into the convenient snack space.
Riff Cold Brewed
Riff Cold Brewed is a new spin on cold brew coffee; it upcycles coffee fruit, cascara, to create a refreshing, sparkling natural energy drink that's helping to reduce food waste, too.
This brand stood out for its use of upcycled ingredients and innovation within the coffee category.
Just Date Syrup
Low glycemic and nutrient-dense, Just Date Syrup's sweeteners are made only from organic dates and organic pomegranates, making it a healthier pantry staple for drizzling on toast, oats or savory dishes.
This brand stood out for its impressive flavor, clean ingredient profile and commitment to organic.
Bread SRSLY creates gluten-free sourdough loaves and rolls free from the top eight allergens. Although it's technically gluten free, Bread SRSLY is fermented with a real sourdough culture, making it delicious and accessible for diet-restricted and gluten lovers alike.
This brand stood out for its unmatched taste profile and texture, commitment to compostable packaging and innovation within the gluten-free bread category.
Bhoomi Cane Water
Made from cold-pressed sugarcane (water extracted from the sugarcane grass stalk) mixed with ayurvedic herbs, Bhoomi Cane Water is a low-glycemic alternative to drinks packed with processed sugars. Bhoomi's sugarcane is sourced from underserved, Louisiana-based minority farmers.
This brand stood out for its innovation, inclusive sourcing and commitment to making the beverage case healthier.
SmartyPits Aluminum-Free Deodorant
SmartyPits is free from aluminum, phthalates, parabens and propylene glycol—everything you don't want in a deodorant. It was developed by the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, and with each deodorant stick sold, SmartyPits gives a portion of sales back to survivor support and breast cancer research.
This brand stood out for its strong mission and health-conscious formula.
Down to Cook
Down to Cook has created Adda Veggie Protein Mixes that, when combined with veggies such as mushrooms or broccoli, create flavorful plant-based protein patties or balls in minutes. The brand recognizes how much produce goes to waste, so it's created a healthy and convenient way to utilize forgotten fridge veggies.
This brand stood out for its innovation, excellent taste and commitment to reducing food waste.
YAYAYA tea is made from North American Yaupon, a rediscovered caffeinated plant native to the continent, and flavored with only organic herbs and no cane or processed sugars. YAYAYA's yaupon is harvested by formerly incarcerated women or those who previously did sex work, supporting inclusive employment.
This brand stood out for its support of local agriculture and unique taste profile.