12 Tides Organic Puffed Kelp Chips
Simple ingredients plus great flavor plus crunch made these a favorite of our judges. And they don’t just have kelp somewhere in the ingredients list, these puffed chips start with regeneratively farmed, organic kelp and follow it with just eight other recognizable ingredients. B-Corp certified 12 Tides also donates, as a 1% for the planet member, to a nonprofit aimed at restoring California’s native kelp forests. But mostly, they’re just good chips—an innovative addition with an important ingredient.
Earnest Eats Snacking Avocado
Earnest Eats’ Snacking Avocado takes the beloved fruit and preserves it at the height of freshness through a flash freeze-drying process, then adds in simple flavor enhancers like lime juice and other seasonings. As you might imagine, this snack is keto-friendly and perfect for consumers who are trying to cut out processed snacks. Each bag features 15 grams of healthy fats and is just 160-170 calories per serving. It’s like biting into a real avocado, but you can take it anywhere and it never gets overripe.
Moonshot Snacks Climate Friendly Crackers
Moonshot is bold about its dedication to fighting climate change by calling its line of crackers climate-friendly. This young brand is BIPOC female-founded and is a steward for sourcing nourishing food for the environment and humans alike. Currently, USDA Organic certified and sourcing from farms using regenerative agriculture to sequester carbon, reducing carbon where possible and offsetting the rest, this brand is on a path to become carbon neutral while tracking its progress. Founder Julia Collins also brings a climate justice lens to the space and raises awareness that BIPOC communities bear the brunt of environmental and climate change impacts.
Sahale Snacks Creole Bean+Nut Snack Mix
This blend of nuts, roasted legumes and seeds comes together beautifully in a manner reminiscent of holiday charcuterie boards. As the need for plant-forward protein grows among consumers, snacks like this one that don’t sacrifice whole-food ingredients for flavor are poised for success. Additionally, Sahale Snacks ensures responsible sourcing via third-party partnerships with groups such as PeaceTrees Vietnam, which monitors the black pepper market.