2016 Natural Products Expo West sees 6.9 percent growth
Coconut water, Kombucha trending at Expo West
With more than 77,000 attendees, the 36th annual Natural Products Expo West and Engredea experienced another record-setting year with 6.9 percent growth. Produced by New Hope Network, Boulder, Colo., the 2016 Expo West brought together more than 3,000 exhibiting companies, including more than 600 first-time exhibitors. The show took place March 9-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Encompassing all three levels of the Anaheim Convention Center campus, the exhibit space was expanded to include the Hilton Hotel Anaheim, which hosted a Hot Product Pavilion showcasing new exhibitors. It also marks the second consecutive year that the exhibit space was expanded.
The following are highlights of some of the beverage companies at the tradeshow:
51 Fifty Enterprises, Atwater, Calif., featured its first 100 percent organic energy drink: 51 Fifty Organic. The strawberry-banana-flavored energy drink is made with locally grown organic sweet potatoes.
Agua Enerviva LLC, Bethpage, N.Y., showcased its Agua Fruit Essence line of electrolyte-enhanced waters. Infused with natural fruit and vegetable flavors, the line is available in Grape & Watermelon, Cranberry & Grapefruit, Peach & Mango, Orange & Pineapple, Lemon & Cucumber, and Lime & Mint Mojio flavors.
Anchorage, Alaska-based Alaska Glacier Products promoted its Clear Alaskan Glacial bottled water, a premium water sourced from melting glaciers in Alaska.
All Market Brands’ Vita Coco highlighted its new multi-pack case as well as its new limited-time flavors. Additionally, the company introduced its Coco Community organic coconut water brand.
Älsa, Dana Point, Calif., featured its energy powdered water enhancers that feature Cognizin citicoline and PureEnergy. The line is available in three flavors: Dragon Fruit, Pomegranate Blueberry and Three Citrus.
Búcha, a brand of American Brewing Co., Torrance, Calif., promoted the newest flavors in its line of kombuchas: Elderflower-Green Tea, Lemon-Lime and Tangerine-Ginger Sweet Tea.
Buena Park, Calif.-based Amy & Brian Naturals Coconut Water introduced Coconut Water with Grape and Coconut Water with Cinnamon to its line of coconut waters. Additionally, it added a 1-liter Tetra Pak packaging option for its Original Coconut Water.
Argo Tea, Chicago, promoted its Teappuccino line of tea-based dairy beverages and introduced three vegan flavors that will launch this summer: Matcha Vanilla, Maté Laté and Tea-ña Colada, as well as two limited-edition flavors that will be released seasonally: Chocolate Mint and Pumpkin Chai.
Aspen Pure, Denver, Colo., highlighted its Rocky Mountain Bottled Water, which is available in 16.9- and 24-ounce and 1-liter bottles.
Twinings, a brand of Associated British Foods, highlighted its recent packaging refresh for its Earl Gray line, which also will launch three new varietals: Earl Gray Lavender, Earl Gray Jasmine and Earl Gray Extra Bold. Additionally, it introduced new K-cup pods for its Green Tea with Jasmine and Lemon-Ginger tea varietals as well as trial four-packs of bagged teas and a new cold-brew tea line. The company also announced it will be launching three new herbal varietals in September.
Avitae USA LLC, Cleveland, unveiled Sparkling Avitae, a new line of carbonated caffeine water containing 90-milligrams of caffeine. The line is available in an unflavored version as well as four flavors: Black Cherry, Raspberry Lime, Berry Kiwi and Mandarin Passion Fruit.
Bai Brands, Hamilton, N.J., highlighted its new Bai Antiwater, as well as its lines of Cocofusions, Superteas, juice and sparkling antioxidant beverages.
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Brooklyn, N.Y., introduced its first limited-edition launch: Blood Orange-Meyer Lemon. Additionally, it promoted its line of unfiltered, flavored ginger ales.
Bethel, Maine-based Black Bear Energy LLC showcased its self-titled energy drink that contains no added caffeine, guarana, taurine or sugar, and is a blend of Hydroxy and Adenosyl B12.
Blue Bottle Coffee, a Los Angeles-based coffee shop, introduced its first two RTD, packaged coffees: Blue Bottle Cold Brew and New Orleans Iced Coffee.
Belvoir Fruit Farms, a brand of Mamaroneck, N.Y.-based Brands Within Reach, featured its four new organic flavors launching this summer: Cucumber & Mint, Dragon Fruit & Raspberry, Lime & Lemongrass, and Elderflower & Apple.
Brasil Beverages, San Francisco, featured Organique Energy Drinks. Made with organic ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon, the drinks contain 670 milligrams of organic guarana extract and 88 mg of caffeine from yerba mate and guarana.
Califia Farms, Pasadena, Calif., highlighted five new RTD beverages. The Full Shot, a plant-based energy drink; Black and White, a blend of almondmilk and Arabica coffee; Matcha Almondmilk; Ginger Almondmilk; and CaliCoco, a smoothie blended with coconut cream, meat and water.
Bolthouse Farms, a subsidiary of Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co., showcased its 2016 spring launches, including three new 1915 Bolthouse Farms ultra-premium protein drinks and three organic, ultra-premium cold-pressed juices. Additionally, under the Bolthouse Farms brand name, the company launched three new Protein PLUS beverages, and three fruit and vegetable juices.
Caveman Coffee Co., Albuquerque, N.M., highlighted its RTD nitrogen-infused, cold-brew coffee that is packaged in 8-ounce cans.
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. had numerous brands from its portfolio onsite. Honest Tea promoted its transition to Fair Trade sugar as well as its two new products: Honest Kids Cherry and Ginger Lemonade, which launched April 1. It also showcased the Honest Fizz line. Odwalla highlighted its new green juices — Berry Greens and Groovin’ Greens — while Simply Orange featured its low-acid orange juice. Suja Juice spotlighted its new line of organic pressed probiotic waters, which is available in four flavors and offers 2 billion colony forming units (CFUs) of probiotics in each bottle. Additionally, it announced its organic probiotic juices. The probiotic juices are available in three flavors and also contain 2 billion CFUs in each bottle. Zico highlighted its 16.9-ounce packaging size as well as its not-from-concentrate selling point. Additionally, Hansen’s and Blue Sky sodas relaunched with new branding and packaging.
Chicago-based Coco5 launched new packaging for its line of flavored coconut waters.
Los Angeles-based CORE Nutrition highlighted its newest innovation, CORE Organic, which launched earlier this year. The new line features three flavors: Watermelon Lemonade, Pomegranate Blue Acai and Peach Mango. It also promoted its original CORE Hydration premium bottled water.
Juiceology, a brand of Daken Nutrition, Los Angeles, introduced the newest edition to its line of fiber-boosted juice drinks: Red Elements, which is set to release this spring.
Davidson’s Organic Teas, Reno, Nev., celebrated its 40th anniversary and debuted a new brand redesign, which features a packaging redesign that includes its bagged and loose-leaf varieties. The new packaging is scheduled to roll out in May.
Yoot Root Teas, a brand of Denovo Beverage, San Francisco, featured its line of RTD teas that use medicinal roots to aid in daily detoxification, the company says. The line is available in three flavors: Licorice Root, Dandelion Root and Prickly Ash Root.
Ramsey, N.J.-based detoxwater announced the debut of its premium aloe-infused water. Additionally, the company is planning the addition of three new flavors this spring: Original, Mango, and Pineapple & Mint.
DeVista USA Inc., San Marino, Calif., featured its UFC Refresh brand of coconut water.
Drink Daily Greens LLC, Austin, Texas, debuted its two new products: Morning Greens and Green Lemonade. Morning Greens is a blend of orange juice, greens and probiotics, while the low-calorie Green Lemonade is a spicy lemonade with greens that contains zero grams of sugar.
Concord, Mass.-based Drinkmaple debuted its new Drinkmelon, a pure watermelon water, which will launch in June. The water is packaged in 12- and 32-ounce bottles and contains one ingredient: organic watermelon. The company also showcased its original Drinkmaple brand of maple water.
Dry Soda Co., Seattle, featured its new Fuji Apple flavor. Additionally, it highlighted its two limited-time summer flavors: Watermelon and Serrano Pepper.
Jersey City, N.J.-based Dyla LLC, highlighted its FORTO organic cold-brewed coffee shot brand, which contains 200 milligrams of caffeine in each 2-ounce bottle and is available in Espresso and French Vanilla flavors. Additionally, its Stur Drinks brand introduced a new flavor: Blueberry & Blackberry.
Sap On Tap, a brand of South Hackensack, N.J.-based EJZ Foods Inc., introduced two new flavored maple water flavors: Ginger Lime and Yerba Mate. It also showcased its Maple Water Original.
Essentia Water, Bothell, Wash., highlighted its new 12-ounce bottles, 700-ml sport-cap bottles and 12-ounce 12-packs of its bottled alkaline water.
Formula Four Beverages Inc., Beverly Hills, Calif., showcased its OXiGEN water, which contains 1,000 parts per million (PPM) of stabilized oxygen.
Found Beverage Co., Sydney, Australia, featured its low-calorie, non-GMO, gluten-free sparkling waters and mineral waters. The infused sparkling waters are available in Watermelon Basil, Elderflower, Lemon and Cucumber Mint flavors, while the mineral water line is available in sparkling and still varieties.
Harvest Soul, a brand of Alpharetta, Ga.-based Fresh Promise Foods Inc., highlighted its new blended juices, available in four flavors, as well as its soon-to-launch Probiotic Juices line, which will be available in Pro-Tropical, Pro-Greens, Pro-Beet and Pro-Berry flavors. Additionally, it featured its Chewable juice line.
The Ginger People, Marina, Calif., introduced new branding for its Bottoms Up brand of unfiltered ginger beer that is sweetened with cane sugar.
Veggemo, a brand of Global Gardens Group, Richmond, British Columbia, showcased its line of vegetable-based dairy alternatives. Made with peas, tapioca and potatoes, Veggemo is available in three flavors: Original, Unsweetened and Vanilla. The line is free of dairy, gluten, soy, GMOs and cholesterol, and it is vegan- and kosher-friendly.
Native, a brand of Global Organics, Cambridge, Mass., promoted its organic juices, which are available in Mango, Guava, Passion Fruit, Grape and Acai Berry flavors. Additionally, it featured its organic whole-bean, ground and freeze-dried coffees as well as its organic cocoa mix.
Good Karma Foods Inc., Boulder, Colo., featured its line of flax milk. The line features five flavors: Unsweetened, Original, Vanilla, Unsweetened + Protein and Unsweetened Vanilla + Protein.
Choice Organic Teas, doing business as Granum Inc., Seattle, launched 12 new gourmet teas. The teas, previously available in food service locations only, now are packaged and have launched nationally in retail.
Hawaiian Springs LLC, Honolulu, featured its premium water, sourced from a sustainable aquifer at the base of Mauna Loa.
Steaz, a brand of The Healthy Beverage Co. LLC, Doylestown, Pa., announced its new line of cactus water. The plant-based beverage is made with the prickly pear fruit and comes in three flavors that each feature 50 calories in a serving.
Tempt Hemp, a brand of Healthy Brands Co., Norwalk, Conn., featured its new Coconut Hempmilk, in addition to its line of flavored hempmilks.
San Leandro, Calif.-based Hemp2O spotlighted two new flavors: Watermelon Strawberry and Pineapple Coconut, which joins five other flavors in the line of organic herbal waters. The waters contain omega-3s, vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12 and C, and 80 calories in a serving.
Hi Ball Energy, San Francisco, highlighted the newest editions to its brand family: protein energy drinks, 100 percent Arabica cold-brew coffees and two new flavors joining its line of sparkling energy drinks. Hi Ball protein energy drinks offer 20 grams of milk protein in each can and comes in three flavors: Coffee, Chocolate and Vanilla, while the cold-brew coffee line features organic Fair Trade cane sugar and coffee, and is available in four flavors: Cold Brew, an unsweetened flavor; Coffee; Mocha; and Vanilla. Ruby Red and Blood Orange joined the sparkling energy drinks line, and feature organic Fair Trade sugar and juice.
Austin, Texas-based High Brew Coffee showcased its line of RTD cold-brew coffees. Additionally, it announced the upcoming launch of a new line of lattes in three flavors: Creamy Vanilla, Caramel Pecan and Toasted Coconut.
San Francisco-based Hint Inc. highlighted its Hint Kick line as well as its new, more sustainable packaging.
Humm Kombucha, Bend, Ore., showcased its portfolio of RTD kombuchas. It also highlighted the newest flavor joining its lineup: Mango Passionfruit.
Good 2 Grow, a brand of Atlanta-based InZone Brands Inc., introduced two new organic Juice Waters flavors with no added sugar: Fruit Punch and Grape. It also promoted the rest of its line of better-for-you kids’ juice and juice drinks.
KeVita, Ventura County, Calif., announced three new brand extensions: new masterbrew kombuchas, sparkling probiotic beverages, and tonics, which will launch June 1. The new kombuchas will launch in three flavors: Dragon Fruit Lemongrass, Citrus and Mango Habañero. Additionally, the brand highlighted its recent rebranding.
LifeAID Beverage Co., Santa Cruz, Calif., introduced two new liquid dietary supplements: FocusAID and TravelAID. FocusAID is a light tropical tea flavor that helps with focus and does not contain high amounts of sugar, caffeine or taurine, while TravelAID is ginger-flavored and helps to boost the immune systems before and after travel, the company says.
Denton, Texas-based Lily of the Desert showcased its new organic aloe water lines Aloe H2O and Aloe H2O with Pure Coconut Water. Aloe H2O is available in Cucumber, Peach-Mango, Coconut-Lime and Blueberry-Pomegranate flavors, while Aloe H2O with Pure Coconut Water is available in Cranberry-Nectarine, Watermelon-Strawberry, Pineapple-Passion Fruit and Blueberry-Lime flavors.
Mamma Chia, Carlsbad, Calif., showcased its new Chia & Greens line of chia beverages.
Denver, Colo.-based Marley Coffee highlighted its recyclable EcoCup single-serve packaging.
Marquis Beverage, Los Angeles, featured its organic tea-based energy drink line, which contains no calories or sugar. Containing organic green tea, yerba mate and stevia, the line is available in three flavors: Mango Ginger, Super Berry and Citrus Lime.
Maté Factor, Asheville, N.C., highlighted its new line of caffeine-free, functional herbal tea blends. Additionally, it featured its portfolio of bagged and loose-leaf yerba mate teas.
Bohemia, N.Y.-based MET-Rx Inc., introduced two new flavors in its line of sports drinks: Fruit Punch and Tropical Punch, which will launch in May. It also showcased its line of protein shakes made with real milk.
Mocktail Beverages Inc., Wenham, Mass., promoted its line of cocktail-inspired beverages. The line, which can be drank as-is or used as a mixer, contains no artificial colors or flavors, no high-fructose corn syrup, is alcohol-free, gluten-free and non-GMO. Additionally, the company promoted its new labels and four-pack packaging.
Austin, Texas-based Moonshine Sweet Tea featured its line of non-alcohol, RTD sweet teas. The line is made with hand-picked, organic, Fair Trade black tea leaves and cane sugar, and is available in six flavors.
Perfect, a brand of Natural Choice Beverages Inc., El Dorado Hills, Calif., highlighted its herbal supplement beverage that blends vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, detoxifiers and electrolytes. The line is available in four flavors: Blueberry Lemon Lime, Pomegranate Cranberry Hibiscus, Blood Orange Strawberry Pear and Peach Mango.
Boulder, Colo.-based NextFoods’ GoodBelly brand featured its new sparkling probiotic drink that will launch this summer in Apple Zinger and Berry Sparkler flavors. Additionally, it highlighted its new GoodBelly Aides, which will launch in Tropical Orangeade and Lemon Limeade flavors.
Nirvana Foods & Commerce Intl. Co. Ltd., Thailand, showcased several soon-to-be-released coconut water flavors from its Taste Nirvana brand, including Matcha Green Tea and Passion Fruit flavors.
Nth Degree Innovations Inc., Edison, N.J., highlighted its sports drinks and waters. It also promoted the brand’s new packaging.
Feel Natural Energy, a brand of Nurish Brands Inc., Royal Oak, Mich., promoted its energy drink that is sweetened with a blend of erythritol and cane sugar. The energy drinks contain 15 calories in a serving and are available in Wild Berry, Raspberry Lemonade and Mango Passionfruit flavors.
OKF Corp., Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea, featured its lines of aloe beverages.
Numerous brands from PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., were represented at the tradeshow. O.N.E. coconut water brand touted its non-GMO benefits, while Izzie highlighted the launch of Izzie Sparkling Water and its Naked Juice brand showcased its new cold-pressed juices, which recently launched on the West coast.
The Pickle Juice Co., Mesquite, Texas, featured the newest product in its pickle juice-based beverage line: 100% Natural Extra Strength Pickle Juice Shot.
iQ Juice, a brand of Powerhouse Brands Inc., Bayville, N.Y., introduced a new line of sparkling, functional juices that will launch this summer in three varieties: Detox, a blend of pomegranate, beet, passion fruit, apple and lemon; Fat Burner, a blend of Garcinia Cambogia, raspberry, apple, passion fruit and lime; and Rise Up, which features guarana, apple, white grape, orange, strawberry, passion fruit and lime and boasts vitamin B12.
Westport, Conn.-based Pukka Herbs Inc. introduced its soon-to-be released line of matcha green teas. It also featured its portfolio of organic herbal teas.
Purity.Organic, San Francisco, featured its new super-premium RTD tea line. The line contains five flavors: Brewed Matcha Green Tea with Honey; Brewed Matcha Green Tea with Hibiscus, Honey and Lime; Brewed Matcha Green Tea with Lemongrass and Ginger; Brewed Mate Tea with Grapefruit and Ginger; and Brewed Guyusa Tea with Pomegranate and Peach.
Rawpothecary, Brooklyn, N.Y., announced its soon-to-be released probiotic waters, which will be available in Orange-Ginger, Hibiscus-Grapefruit-Basil-Stevia Leaf, Cucumber-Lemon-Mint-Leaf and Watermelon-Rose Petal-Orange Peel flavors. Additionally it highlighted its cold-pressed, fiber-rich and seed milk beverages.
Tacoma, Wash.-based Reliant Hydration unveiled its line of bottled waters that use oxygen to help repair and recover. The line is available in three flavors and is packaged in 500-ml bottles that retail for $2.99.
British Columbia-based Rumble showcased its line of protein shakes available in Dutch Cocoa, Vanilla Maple and Coffee Bean flavors. The line boasts antioxidants, protein, fiber and omega-3s.
Sedona Kombucha LLC, Cottonwood, Ariz., featured its Wild Tonic brand of Jun Kombucha, a tea fermented with honey instead of sugar. Abundant in probiotics and electrolytes, the line is available in eight flavors: Untamed Apple, Blueberry Basil, Blackberry Mint, Lavender Love, Raspberry Goji Rose, Rosemary Lemon, Cilantro Ginger Lime and Tropical Turmeric.
Sipp Eco Beverage Co. Inc., Philadelphia, highlighted its newest Zesty Orange flavor as well as the upcoming launch into slim cans. Additionally, the company announced that it is rolling out into 1,200 Target stores nationwide.
Splash Beverage Group, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., promoted its Bruce Tea line of RTD teas as well as its Tapout brand of sports drinks.
Stash Tea Co., Portland, Ore., promoted its iced tea brew bags, iced tea powders and organic bagged teas as well as its line of matcha teas.
Elma, N.Y.-based Steuben Foods’ Elmhurst Naturals brand featured its Banana Waters, which are available in three flavors. It also highlighted its newest Horchata line, which is available in Dulce de Leche, Traditional and Cocoa flavors. Additionally, the company’s Elmhurst Harvest brand introduced two new plant-based dairy alternatives: Real Pistachio and Real Walnut.
Sunsweet, Yuba City, Calif., featured its Ayala’s Herbal Water line. Additionally, it highlighted its brand Function and its three lines: Function: Water, Function: Alternative Energy and Function: Urban Detox.
detoxwater, a brand of Superleaf LLC, debuted its line of aloe-infused waters to the United States in three flavors: Original (lychee and white grape), Manaloe (Mango) and Piñamint (pineapple and mint).
Teatulía, Denver, Colo., introduced its newest lineup of bagged teas: Teatulia Energy Tea, which is available in Black, Red and Green varieties. Additionally, it highlighted its sustainable growing and packaging practices.
Chicago-based Tiesta Tea promoted its loose-leaf tea available in 45 varieties with five functions. The teas are available prepackaged or for self-serve retail stations.
Brew Dr. Kombucha, a brand of Portland, Ore.-based Townshend Tea Co., featured its line of RTD kombuchas, which blend the company’s loose-leaf teas with organic herbs, fruits and botanicals.
Tree Top Inc., Selah, Wash., introduced its newest juice: Fresh-Pressed Honeycrisp Apple.
TrueToniqs LLC, Longmont, Colo., relaunched its line of liquid dietary supplements: TrueToniqs 2.0. The lightly carbonated brand is expanded and reformulated. The line includes four SKUs: Brain Toniq, which is the Tropical flavor; Fit Toniq, the Apricot flavor; Immuno Toniq, the Elderflower Black Current flavor; and Zen Toniq, the Citrus flavor. The relaunch also includes new packaging, a new website and new marketing initiatives.
Tu Me Beverage Co., Burbank, Calif., introduced two new flavors in its turmeric-based sports drinks line: Turmeric with Pomegranate and Turmeric with Coconut Water.
Cascade Ice, a brand of Unique-Beverage Co. LLC, Everett, Wash., highlighted its newest flavors that joined the organic sparkling water line in December. The new flavors are Orange Mango, Pomegranate, Black Raspberry and Raspberry Lemonade.
Verday Chlorophyll Water, New York, debuted its self-titled zero-calorie beverage. Available in Watermelon, Lemongrass Ginger and Cucumber flavors, Verday provides antioxidant and cleansing benefits, according to the company.
Victoria’s Kitchen, Los Angeles, promoted its new, lower-calorie offerings. With 50 calories in each 12-ounce serving, the four low-calorie beverages are Almond Water Original, Organic Ginger Lemonade, Lemonade Tea and Almond Water Coconut.
Laguna Beach, Calif.-based Whey Coco introduced its new RTD whey protein and coconut water beverages, which contains 750 milligrams of potassium and 20 grams of protein.
Wonder Fuel, a brand of Whole Nature Inc., Long Beach, Calif., highlighted its line of coconut oil MCT-infused, RTD beverages, which are organic, non-GMO, gluten free and sweetener free. The line is available in three varieties: Wonder Fuel Original, a caffeine-free source of energy with coconut flavor; Wonder Fuel Coffee, Fair Trade, cold-brew coffee combined with coconut oil MCTs; and Wonder Fuel Mocha, which adds a touch of Dutch chocolate to the coffee flavor.
Willowbrook, Ill.-based Wholesome Tea launched its newest line of teas: Blue Buddha. The line of organic tea, herbs and fruit extracts and has 40 calories in each 14-ounce bottle. The new line features four flavors: Blueberry Rose, Raspberry Hibiscus, Lemon Elderflower and Cherry Lavender. Additionally, the company promoted its Inkos Organic Energy and Organic White Tea lines.
Velu, a brand of Coral Gables, Fla.-based W Organics LLC, promoted its wheat grass-based beverage with apple and lemon juice.
Wtrmln Wtr, New York, featured its cold-pressed watermelon water as well as its new 1-liter packaging size, which recently launched.
Culver City, Calif.-based Zevia highlighted its line of zero-calorie, sugar- and color-free sodas. Additionally, the company highlighted its 16-ounce cans and 10-packs of 12-ounce cans.
In conjunction with Natural Products Expo West was the 2016 Engredea show. The following are highlights from the co-located show:
City of Industry, Calif.-based AIDP Inc. showcased its Magtein cognitive health ingredient in an iced coffee prototype as well as its PreticX prebiotic in a veggie powder. It also highlighted its plant-based protein in a soy-free protein milk along with its natural sugar substitutes and plant-based proteins.
Blue California, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., highlighted its mushroom amino acid ErgoActive, which offers antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. It also showcased its L-Tea Active pure theanine ingredient as well as its Good & Sweet natural stevia extract Reb A.
Briess Malt &Ingredients Co., Chilton, Wis., showcased its portfolio of gluten-free ingredients, whole grain ingredients and its BriesSweet White Grain Sorghum Extract. BriesSweet is an alternative to honey, corn syrup and other sweeteners.
Cargill, Minneapolis, highlighted its clean-label solutions to help beverage companies meet the proposed FDA label changes. The company highlighted its natural sweeteners VitaTech and Erythritol in a blood-orange flavored sparkling water.
The Döhler Group, Germany, showcased its range of natural solutions for flavoring and color. The company offers coloring concentrates, natural colors, color emulsions, cloud emulsions, color innovations as well as customer-specific coloring solutions. Its flavoring solutions include flavor extracts, natural flavors, flavor emulsions and powder flavors.
Parsippany, N.J.-based DSM Nutritional Products Inc., offered several prototypes utilizing its OatWell fiber, vitamins, life’s Omega DHA/EPA omega-3, as well as its proteins. The company also featured its natural-source carotenoids for coloration. Additionally, it sponsored two education sessions: The Omega-3 Paradox: Essential for Health, Yet Deficient in the Diet, and NutriPhone: The Future of Nutrition Assessment, Vitamin Status Evaluation on Mobile Devices.
Teterboro, N.J.-based Food Ingredient Solutions LLC spotlighted its FISclear transparent emulsion colors, as well as the rest of its portfolio of color solutions. Additionally, it featured its portfolio of flavors and hydrocolloids.
Momence, Ill.-based FutureCeuticals highlighted its natural ingredients in its antioxidant-rich Coffeeberry line. The Coffeeberry line of coffee superfruit ingredients is made from the fruit of the coffee plant and features high levels of beneficial coffee compounds, the company says.
Ganden Inc., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, partnered with more than 20 food and beverage companies to announce more than 60 new product SKUs at the show, each fortified with its probiotic GanedenBC30. Ten of the products were beverages that ranged from smoothies to cold-brew coffees and more.
Gelita USA, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, highlighted its portfolio of collagen peptide proteins along with its ingredients in flavored water, dosing cap and shot prototypes.
Glanbia Nutritionals, Fitchburg, Wis., showcased its portfolio of whey proteins and specialty ingredients as well as its range of services.
Vancouver, Canada-based GLG Life Technologies featured its ClearTaste P-Pro Plus pea protein, ClearTaste stevia portfolio as well as its Monk Gold and Monk Sweet monk fruit sweeteners.
Hilmar, Calif.-based Hilmar Ingredients highlighted its whey protein for sports nutrition with an RTD isotonic fruit punch beverage that featured its Hilmar 9020 Whey Protein Isolate. Additionally, it showcased its whey protein for healthy aging, Hilmar 8350 Whey Protein Hydrolysate, in a cappuccino-flavored RTD coffee drink.
Ingredion Inc., Westchester, Ill., featured a lemon-flavored iced tea prototype with its stevia sweetener, Enlighten Reb A Stevia Fiber and C40 Crystalline NutraFlora ERYSTA sweetener. Additionally, it highlighted its ERYSTA Enlighten Reb A Stevia in a lemon matcha tea.
Kerry Group plc, Tralee Ireland, highlighted Wellmune, an immune-strengthening ingredient it recently acquired from Eagan, Minn.-based Biothera Inc., in a tropical pineapple and coconut flavored drink.
Houston-based Lorand Laboratories LLC highlighted its BiAloe line of aloe vera ingredient solutions, which is water soluble, has no bitter taste and contains polysaccharides and Acemannan.
Libertyville, Ill.-based Monk Fruit Corp. highlighted its monk fruit juice concentrate and monk fruit extract sweetening solutions.
Naturex, France, showcased a cold-pressed sports drink utilizing its new unpasteurized premium juice (UPJ) line, which utilizes cold pressing and a non-thermal, non-enzymatic process to preserve the nutritional benefits of raw vegetables, the company says. The UPJ line is available in organic and conventional varieties.
Ventura, Calif.-based Novotech Nutraceuticals Inc. highlighted its highlighted its portfolio of mineral powders as well as its NovoOmega Omega-3 and Nutra-C vitamin C ingredients.
Spirit Lake, Iowa-based Rembrant Foods highlighted its Rempro 8000 line of instant protein. The company also announced it is planning to release a flavor-neutral variety soon.
San Joaquin Valley Concentrates, Fresno Calif., highlighted its natural red colors as well as its Activin Grape Seed Extract, which is made from California grapes, is non-GMO and has a high phenolic content.
Minneapolis-based Taiyo International Inc. highlighted its Sunfiber and SunAmla fiber ingredients. Both ingredients are gluten free and non-GMO.
Trifuno, Brazil, showcased its organic yerba mate.