ISM named three new product winners for 2019, as well as a packaging winner. The results are listed below.
New Product Winners:
First Place: Powersnack with 100% Dried Fruit
These Fruit Roll-Ups are a delicious and efficient energy supply without added sugar, concentrate, cereals or nuts. They are made with only sun-ripened fruits from Ghana and feature sweet tropical flavors. Grown and harvested on small farms, they are responsibly and locally processed in the company’s state of-the-art factory, which keeps the value chain in Ghana. They also are ecologically produced, using solar panels powered by the African sun.
The roll-ups come in three of flavors, including: Pineapple-Mango, Mango and Pineapple.
Second Place: Hemptastic Hemp Bar
Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co. KG, Germany
The bars feature a delicious combination of tasty food and fancy flavors. Packed with super ingredients and more than 20 percent raw hemp seeds, these everyday snacks come in three hemptastic flavors:
- Cocoa & Almonds: Crispy cocoa nibs are paired with crunchy almonds.
- Cranberry & Goji: An irresistible bittersweet flavor combination featuring cranberries and goji berries.
- Cashew & Coconut: Packed with cashews, almonds and coconut, it will leave you craving more.
Third Place: Swiss Cannabis Gum
Roelli Roelli Confectionery, Switzerland
One pack of Swiss Cannabis Gum contains 120 milligrams of cannabidiol (CBD) — roughly equivalent to six grams of hemp — but with one significant difference: it doesn't get the consumer high. Roelli Roelli claims to be the first company to pack so much CBD into a piece of gum while remaining completely legal.
Each individual piece contains 5 milligrams of the antioxidant (CBD). And the company says that chewing it does release positive effect, claiming that, “Good vibes are certain. Right away.” The gum also features natural peppermint oil and 15 percent xylitol. The company recommends that consumers “Pop it in your mouth. Chew for 20 minutes. Breathe deeply.
As in the past, in addition to the best innovations of the special show, an additional prize was awarded for the most innovative packaging — the ISM Packaging Award powered by ProSweets Cologne.
This year that award went to:
CHOCAL Paper Packaging
Chocal Aluminiumverpackungen GmbH, Germany
CHOCAL paper packaging consists of pure paper, which makes it biodegradable, sustainable and eco-friendly. It can be used to pack hollow chocolate figures, lollipops or bars, as well as non-food products with preformed paper shells. It is also can be used to pack all products with a flat back side and a preformed front side.
Both the front and back sides can be printed, which offers the possibility to individualize the look of products and ensure the readability of advertising messages and product information. And the unique CHOCAL closing type Sealpack ensures the safety of your products.