ReGrained SuperGrain Bars
Though we have been familiar with ReGrained and their up-cycled beer flavored grain bars for some time, the company’s commitment to and transparency around its efforts to prioritize sustainable packaging is what pushed it to NEXTY Editors’ Choice Award status this year. Despite a significant higher cost and other challenges, ReGrained was first to market with compostable wrappers. But the packaging failed and lead to instances of stale-tasting product in stores. The company is temporarily phasing out compostable materials and switching back to packaging used conventionally in the industry with a goal to be back to a fully certified compostable structure within one year that it will open-source and make available for adoption by the industry. The company says sustainable packaging is a non-negotiable value and has openly called for industry collaboration to solve the packaging problem together.