Karen Nation, certified sports nutritionist and founder of Creation Nation, developed a protein bar and energy bite mix to give consumers a fresher, healthier and customizable option for snacking. Creation Nation’s bars and bites are easy to make, require no baking, and target food tribes including gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and keto.
Fat Snax founder and CEO, Jeff Frese, is on a mission to help end metabolic diseases influenced by lifestyle. Fat Snax produces low carb cookies and teas, targeted at the low-carb ketogenic fitness community. The company is looking for strategic partnerships to help grow its retail footprint.
Rick Tyrrell, CEO at Natures Intent, focuses on creating high quality, dark chocolate covered, dried fruit snacks. The company is committed to responsibly partnering with its farmers, suppliers and customers.
David Wild, Vice President of Shrewd Food, is on a mission to provide a high protein alternative to classic snacks. The company’s new line of baked cheddar protein crisps boasts 14 grams of protein per single-serve snack bag, while maintaining low fat and low carbs.
Samy Kobrosly, Co-founder and Chief Snack Bagger of Snacklins, has reimagined indulgent junk food with a line of crunchy, salty vegan chicharrones made from mushrooms, onions and yucca root. At 80 calories per bag with a low price point, the brand offers consumers a healthy and affordable vegan version of a popular meat snack.
Joe Carr, Co-founder and CEO of Serenity Kids, uses pasture-raised meats and organic vegetables to offer an alternative baby food option. The paleo-inspired brand is low in sugar and high in fat, with a higher percentage of meat than competitors. The company has committed to sourcing ingredients from farmers that practice regenerative agriculture, appealing to millennial parents who care about environmental impact.
Allyson Straka, the Founder and CEO of Frozen Garden LLC, is focused on making high quality, nutrient dense food convenient. Her ready-to-blend frozen green smoothies source ingredients from local farmers, allowing the company to go from ground to freezer in the same day, maximizing nutrient retention and improving taste.
Nut Crumbs are a gluten-free alternative to traditional bread crumbs that cater to individuals with health or dietary restrictions. Founder Susan Laughlin wanted consumers to have a better-for-you way to enjoy classic breaded and fried comfort foods.
Hema Reddy, founder of Crafty Counter, has created a product line focused on convenience, without sacrificing taste or nutrition. The company developed Wundernuggets, a line of frozen nuggets packed with various proteins and vegetables, that caters to flexitarian families, seniors, and people on-the-go.
Dawn Anderson, the founder and CEO of OHi Food Co., believes the taste, texture, and nutritional profile sets the brand apart from other refrigerated bars. The company’s line of plant-based bars combines whole ingredients such as pumpkin seeds, macadamia nuts, and almonds, with functional ingredients like maca, reishi mushrooms, and mesquite powders.