Grain Elevator produces a line of snacks that features upcycled spent grains sourced from local brewers. Founder and CEO Troy Derego uses his experience in baking sourdough bread to craft nutritious crackers for specialty food consumers and craft beer lovers.
Wanna Date? founder Melissa Bartow aims to satisfy consumers’ sweet tooth with a a line of all-natural and innovative date-based spreads. The product is allergen and vegan friendly with half the calories of nut butter, offering a healthy alternative that still feels indulgent.
Jafflz founder and CEO Meryl Van Der Merwe is disrupting the frozen handheld category with a new concept, toasted sandwich pouches filled with premium ingredients. The company aims to make this unique cuisine approachable, giving mom’s a healthy and convenient alternative in the freezer aisle.
Kiss My Keto co-founder Alexander Bird aims to make living a ketogenic or low-carb lifestyle easy for consumers. The company’s line of supplements, nutrition bars and sugar-free chocolates are designed to offer the proper macronutrient ratio to meet the needs of the keto community.
Countertop’s mission is to bring functional ingredients and great flavor to everyday cooking. Jamie Kantrowitz, the co-founder and CEO of Countertop, aims to make it easier for consumers to elevate their meals with her line of seasonings, honeys and butters that are minimally processed and incorporate ingredients like turmeric, ginger, tulsi and moringa
To’ak is pioneering a new way for consumers to experience chocolate. The mission-based brand focused on conservation launched an ultra premium product in 2014, and is now ready to expand its offerings to target a wider range of consumers. Based in Ecuador, To’ak is vertically integrated, controlling the entire process of cacao production and chocolate making, including harvesting, fermentation, roasting, packaging and fulfillment.
Slice of Sauce co-founder Emily Williams has transformed traditional condiments. With an innovative new format, the mess free slices of ketchup don’t skimp on quality ingredients and are set to launch in spring of 2019.
Paleo Powder founder Dustin Gersch built his seasoning company on the foundation of using clean ingredients to offer convenient flavor for consumers with dietary restrictions. Paleo Powder differentiates from other seasonings by focusing on lifestyle versus use case, offering a line of all-purpose seasonings that are suitable for the paleo, keto, and FODMAP diets.
Simon Sacal, the founder of Solely, has worked to bring nutritious organic fruit jerky to market with the use of proprietary technology. The company launched a line of grab-and-go fruit snacks using simple, clean ingredients like banana, cacao, mango and pineapple, which are called out on the front of the package.
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.