For consumers seeking protein, these new bars by Cascadian Farm are made with honey and organic pea protein. Each bar contains nine grams of protein and three grams of dietary fiber.
Cascadian Farm founder Gene Kahn was a grad school dropout from Chicago who wanted to make a difference in the world. Recognizing the balance between nature and humans, he farmed organically on a stretch of land in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Today Cascadian Farm has grown into a pioneer in converting conventional farms to organic.
Winners included food and beverages that contain nutrient-dense, clean, and/or whole food ingredients. Five of the winners’ products contained honey.
Winning in the Best Low- or No-Calorie Drink category is Harmless Harvests’ 100% Raw Tea. Self-described at the world’s first raw tea, the Namacha Honey variety includes organic honey, raw 100% organic tea leaves, organic peppermint and organic lemon juice.
Best Gluten-Free Bread went to Rudi’s Gluten-Free Multigrain. Sweetened with honey, this bread is soy- and nut-free and replaces wheat with potato and rice, flaxseed, millet, sunflower seeds and cornmeal.
Love Grown Foods Power O’s Honey took the Best Cereal prize. Uniquely made from navy beans, garbanzos and lentils, this cereal sweetened with organic honey provides four grams of protein per serving.
The Best Mission Driven category went to This Bar Saves Lives. For every nut and flaxseed bar sold, this company funds a lifesaving food packet designed to combat childhood malnutrition. The Madagascar Vanilla Almond & Honey variety contains clover honey, Madagascar vanilla, roasted almonds, omega-3 rich flax seeds and a hint of sea salt.
Numi’s Organic Tea took the coveted Best Tea win, and its Honeybush variety is made from an organic flowering shrub that yields a rich, early brew with sweet honey overtones.
Cocoa roasted almonds are blended with honey roasted peanuts, granola clusters, mini marshmallows, graham crackers and milk chocolate candies for Emerald’s take on a classic campfire treat. S’mores Nut Blend is a nut and granola mix in the “Breakfast-On-The-Go” product line.
Emerald is a subsidiary of Diamond Foods, founded in 1912 with a strong heritage under the Diamond of California brand. It completed its initial public offering in July of 2005. The company has approximately 1,700 employees and offers five premium product lines, including Emerald.