If my product-riddled desk is any indication (seriously, it’s getting out of control), we cover a lot of natural foods and beverages here at New Hope Network. From paleo energy bites to cricket-containing protein bars, our days are spent examining nutrition labels, talking with founders, scrutinizing ingredient sourcing and—duh—tasting all of these (mostly) delicious natural foods and beverages.
Throughout the course of an entire year, certain sterling products covered on our weekly gallery series “Unboxed"—which features new products that come across our desks—stand out for their innovation, ingenuity, clean ingredients and pure tastiness. These are the products that we seek long after product samples are gone. We become their regular consumers—which is saying something, given our proclivity for rapidly amassing piles of natural snacks without much effort.
Here is our extremely subjective list of favorite products we sampled in 2018.