Functional Beverages and Snacking Trends Dominate at IFE

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  • Wildings is a new line from GFT Retail where duck crackling serves as an alternative to pork scratchings.

  • Vleems Foods presents various concepts using the innovative Crisp Sensation technology.

  • Brexit is a new tongue in cheek marketed energy drinks brand that is offered in both regular and sugar free varieties and decorated with a Union Jack. The high caffeine energy drink contains taurine.

  • Oumph! is a new vegetarian line from Sweden's plant based Food for Progress, based on soy with exceptional texture.

  • Nom Noms has launched a new line of healthier microwaveable hot wraps that use an innovative packaging for freshness and crispness.

  • Me Too! Foods offers an extensive line of vegetarian Mediterranean based dishes.

  • Coco & Lucas Kitchen have launched a line of Junior Foodies Frozen Meals. Products in the line include: Beef Cottage Pie, Chicken Penne Pasta, Spaghetti Bolognese, Macaroni & Cheese and Honey Soy Chicken. 

  • Oriendi is inviting shoppers to “make a date with nature,” with the UK launch of a brand new range of cooking sauces, marinades and pure, natural date molasses, which harness the flavor and goodness of fresh dates.

  • Premier Foods also highlighted the Mr Kipling Cake To Go products, which are now available in handy snap packs of two. A Mini Rolls option is also on sale.

  • Burst Energy Drink is claimed to be the UK’s first blackcurrant flavored energy drink. Packed with essential B-vitamins and the powerful antioxidants of blackcurrants to guarantee high performance energy in the classroom, office or on the go. It is presented in a slick purple 500ml matt finished can. 

  • Orkla has launched a spreadable vegan butter (225g tubs) based on a blend of canola, coconut, shea and almond. The 100% organic and 100% vegan “soul spread” has just been launched to the Danish market under the Naturli banner and will be offered in the UK under the Funky Field brand. 

  • Taste Inc. is positioned as a quality snacking brand with “taste” at the very forefront of everything it creates, using the finest sustainably sourced ingredients. Their 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillets are promoted as an honest, charcoal grilled 100% Chicken mini fillet that delivers hunger satisfaction and thanks to its nutritional credentials…without guilt. 

  • Mighty Sesame is a fine sesame tahini from Israel that functions as a ground sesame seeds paste.

  • Emily Crisps offers vegetable crisps based on a pressure cooking process. New products include crunchy French beans and sugar snaps.

  • Graze Snacks offers an extensive line of innovative healthier snacking options, including a protein flapjack with 9g of protein.

  • Date ingredients are trending as a naturally sweet alternative, with Beloved presenting an extensive line of "datelicious nutrition."

  • Kanegrade presents a full range of natural colors, which serve as bright and stable formulation options.

  • Crispy Natural from Paula offers a new technology for dried potatoes that serves as an alternative to regular potatoes.

  • Trek offers a new line of protein energy chunks which contain 12g of soy protein per pack.

  • Hippeas is drawing the crowds for its highly innovative line of organic chickpea puffs. New of Cheese &I Love.

  • 5-a-Day Dish is nominated for Best Food Concept for a 5-a-day vegetable dish in one dish: "job done."

  • Yeo Valley is nominated for a Best Waste Saving Initiative, where 10p from each tub goes to feed people in need.

  • Raw & Real is a new line of raw bites based on ingredients sourced from Southern Africa.

  • Smithfield Foods highlights it's tradition as a major pork packer with an American style diner stand with hot dogs and pulled pork.