Sial Canada has unveiled the finalists vying for the innovation grand prize award at the upcoming Sial show, March 30 to April 2 at Toronto's Direct Energy Centre.
Five of the 10 finalists are from Canada, while the others come from Europe, Asia and South America. Here is the complete list:
Go Pure snack bars (Biscuits Leclerc, Country of origin: Canada): At only 100 calories, these cereal bars satisfy hunger while keeping calorie counting in check and providing a full serving of fruit.
Native Andean Potato Chips: (Inalprocess, Ecuador): Made from Andean potatoes and produced on the mountains of Ecuador, these chips offer up natural, medicinal benefits for a more health-conscious alternative to traditional potato chips.
Gingras Apple Vinegar (Pomdial, Canada): Sold in sophisticated bottles, this apple cider vinegar is oak barrel-aged for a sophisticated flavour.
Gluten-Free Organic Italian Sausages (Les Viandes DuBreton, Canada): These gluten-free pork sausages come with ethical, organic, and ecological guarantees.
SeaSnax Oodles (SeaSnax, South Korea): These gluten-free seaweed noodles are certified GM-free and will definitely appeal to all vegetarians and vegans.
Smoked Atlantic Salmon Pâté (A Acadien Atlantic, Canada): Available frozen and in individual portions, this salmon pâté offers seafood lovers a new way to indulge.
Mycryo – Pure Cocoa Butter for Baking (Barry Callebaut, Switzerland): Inspired by food-service professionals, this 100 per cent plant-based cocoa butter is now available in a 200g format for cooking enthusiasts looking to reduce their fat consumption.
Dufflet Gluten-Free Pastries (Dufflet, Canada): Dufflet’s line of cakes are gluten-free and handmade with natural ingredients.
Switter Agave Powder (LOC Industries, Mexico): For the first time, agave has taken on the form of an organic powder enriched with inulin.
Løv Organic (T. Importation, France): This certified-organic tea is made up of natural ingredients and is presented in packaging that is both practical and attractive.