Alter Eco Coconut Clusters
Coconut and chocolate are a dream pairing (next to chocolate and peanut butter, of course). But what we really love here is Alter Eco’s commitment to sustainable sourcing. Each ingredient can be traced back to the fair trade farmer cooperative from which it came. And the certs stack up: USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free.
Honey Mama’s bars
You can’t pick one flavor favorite in this line of simple, five-whole-food ingredient refrigerated bars sweetened with raw honey. Don’t mistake these for dense bars we’ve come to know. These are creamy, decadent deliciousness. The office was buzzing about them days after the initial judging. The company sources direct trade, non-GMO and organic ingredients. We especially love the company’s goal to include only those that sustain life, harmony and balance.
Sejoyia Foods Coco-Thins
Do you sense a coconut trend? It doesn’t seem to be going anywhere as coconut snacks satisfy on so many fronts. These Sejoiya snacks also feature on-trend cashews and cassava to create a satisfyingly sweet chip. Or is it a thin and crispy cookie? Either way, they’re craveable. Wind powers the plant where Sejoiya bakes up this deliciousness.
Koochikoo Organic Sugar Free Lollipops
Sugar free without “that weird flavor"—you know the one so many standard sugar-free sweets lob on the taste buds at first lick. We love that the founder spotted an unclaimed space on natural products shelves and went for it. A single certified organic lollipop includes 5 grams of fiber.
SmartSweets Low-sugar Gummy Bears
Fiber is the key word here. Yes, right on the front of the package, this not-too-sweet gummy touts its fiber content. And it’s got cred. Twenty-four grams of fiber; 2 grams of sugar. And no sugar alcohols. SmartSweets’ mission is one we can all get behind: kicking our sugar habits.
Olyra Ancient Greek Grains Breakfast Biscuits
If it’s good enough for the ancient Greeks, it’s gotta be good for us. Olyra uses whole grain spelt, oat, barley, lupine flour, fruits, herbs and spices from the birthplace of western civilization. The creators actually worked with the University of Thessaloniki in Greece and area farms to formulate these crisps. The sweetness satisfies. But the whole grains, protein and fiber make it a granola bar competitor. The family millers cooperate through contract farming with a community of more than 900 local farmers to support the sustainability of Thrace region, one of the lowest income areas in Greece and Europe.