From cashews to almonds to pili nuts, brands are going nuts for nut-based snacks. While several brands are integrating nuts into sweet snacks like brittle and spreads, others are going savory to create plant-based cheese alternatives. Take a look at some of the latest nut innovations showcased at Natural Products Expo West 2019 in Anaheim, California.
Forager Project showcased its new Coconut Cashewgurt, a line of full-fat plant-based yogurt made with cashew and coconut, in unsweetened plain and vanilla flavors. The yogurt is also available in berry, mango, lime and coconut flavors.
New Barn Organics
Almondmilk brand New Barn Organics has expanded its plant-based offerings to include Almond Dip, a blend of almond, tahini and vegetables available in five flavors: garden herb, lemon dill, habanero, beet and red pepper.
Fermented foods company Wildbrine launched a dairy-free, vegan, probiotic Brie Alternative in Shitake Shakeup, Beet Blush and Neo Classic flavors, set to launch in the spring.
Divine Organics introduced organic pili nuts in three flavors: Thai coconut nectar & Thai coconut shreds, chili lime & garlic and cinnamon & Thai coconut sugar.
Texas-based organic sweets company Wholesome showcased its new organic Brittle Thins, which are non-GMO and Fair Trade Certified, gluten free and kosher. The Brittle Thins are available in honey roasted nut, dark chocolate almond sea salt and caramel almond flavors, retailing for $4.59 per 3.5 oz. bag.
Banana snack brand Barnana has expanded its chewy banana bites line with its new dark chocolate peanut butter cup flavor. The bites are kosher, grain free and Non-GMO Project Verified, and are made with Fair Trade chocolate.
Nut butter brand Justin’s launched Almond Butter Covered Almonds and Cashew Butter Covered Cashews. The sweet and salty snacks will debut at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts and other retailers beginning May 2019.
SPINS predicted that 2019 would be a big year for the pili nut, and Singamore-based brand Pili Pushers are showing support for the superfood as it showcased pili nuts in flavors such as raw cacao & coffee and Himalayan sea salt.
Stevia-sweetened sweets company Lily’s Sweets launched chocolate covered peanuts and almonds, available in both milk and dark chocolate varieties. The products retail for $5.99 for a 3.5 oz. shareable bag and hit shelves Q2 of 2019.
Nuts 'N More
Nuts ‘N More highlighted its High Protein spreads including the low-sugar white chocolate pretzel peanut butter spread which contains 11 g of protein.
Texas-based sugar-free snack company Stoka Nutrition showcased its first offerings, Stoka Bars.The keto and paleo friendly bars are available in vanilla almond and coco almond flavors and are available on Amazon for $2.99 each.
Parmela Creamery has expanded its nutcheese offerings to include new 100 percent plant-based Nutcheese Ravioli, filled with nutcheese ricotta cultured from cashew and almond milk.
San Diego-based Perfect Snacks launched portable protein snacks Perfect Bites in peanut butter and chocolate chip peanut butter flavors, which contain 7 g of protein per serving.
Ethically and sustainably sourced brand Patagonia Provisions showcased its Provisions Fruit + Almond bars, made with only with organic fruit, roasted almonds, fruit juice, chia seeds and baobab. The bars are available in mango, Inca berry and apricot flavors.
High protein snack brand Simply Protein presented its Baked Bars, containing 11 g of plant-based protein and 2 g of sugar, offered in chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie flavors.