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Unveiling the SIAL Canada Innovation 2019 finalists!

Published on by Tomasz Michalak - updated on - Brève

Who will be the SIAL innovation 2019 great winners?

SIAL Innovation is coming back for its 12th edition, revealing the most innovative products in the food industry in North America! With 115 products running for the award, the SIAL Innovation jury – composed of food industry experts – released the top 10 finalists for the Grand-prize on April 16th, 2019.

The last step of the yearly most awaited event of our agrifood show will be taking place during the first day of SIAL Canada, on April 30th, Booth #625 at 10:30 am. Attend the SIAL Innovation award ceremony and discover the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners as well as a surprise prize!

The winners will receive a free space on each SIAL Network exhibition and will share 3 different grants from Nielsen, overall valued at $20,000.

A word from Dana McCauley – SIAL Canada 2019 innovation ambassador

“Taking time to think beyond our personal feelings about the items submitted for evaluation is one of the most important things all judges of the SIAL Innovation Awards jury must do each year," says Dana McCauley. “Assessing whether the products have a clear and solid value proposition for their intended target market(s) is much more important than simply liking or disliking a product. Once we establish a list of products against those criteria, we really get down to work! “.

The submitted products are evaluated as following: the judges first assess them on innovation platforms first separately and secondly as a group. The 4 weighed criteria to choose the most innovative products are the following: recipe, packaging, manufacturing process and positioning.”

Innovative feature(s) – Component / Recipe

Vegan tofu dips (A&M gourmet foods Inc.)
Vegan tofu dips (A&M gourmet foods Inc.)
Vegan tofu dips (A&M gourmet foods Inc.) – Booth #1221

Description: These crowd-pleasing dips feature on-trend flavours and are made with vegan mayonnaise and locally produced organic soybean tofu.

Trend: Vegetal, Variety of senses, Natural

 



Instant miso soup (Abokichi Inc.)
Instant miso soup (Abokichi Inc.)
Instant miso soup (Abokichi Inc.)– Booth #133

Description: A unique warm, fermented drink that helps to reduce food waste by using the byproducts of Sake making in its formulation. The product’s innovative feature is its components and recipe.

Trend: Medical




Todd’s protein crisps (Evova foods Inc.)
Todd’s protein crisps (Evova foods Inc.)
Todd’s protein crisps (Evova foods Inc.) – Booth #149

Description: Defeating a technological barrier by discovering a new way to extrude egg protein, Todd’s Protein Puffs are a truly unique crunchy snack.

Trend: Variety of Senses, Medical, Natural




Ice (Lofbergs Canada Inc.)
Ice (Lofbergs Canada Inc.)
Ice (Lofbergs Canada Inc.) – Booth #905

Description: Creating an oat based creamy, smooth textured coffee drink is a big technical accomplishment but putting that drink into a sexy, cylinder-shaped cardboard package makes this product doubly noteworthy!

Trend: Variety of Senses, Natural, Solidarity, Ecology



Partake pale ale – craft non-alcoholic beer (Partake brewing)
Partake pale ale – craft non-alcoholic beer (Partake brewing)
Partake pale ale – craft non-alcoholic beer(Partake brewing) – Booth #133

Description: Using a proprietary process, Partake creates a craft brewery quality ultra-low calorie, non-alcoholic ale that appeals to people on specialty diets who still want to enjoy great tasting beer.

Trend: Sophistication, Slimness

 



Ubun – Vegan keto buns (Partake brewing)
Ubun – Vegan keto buns (Partake brewing)
Ubun – Vegan keto buns (Partake brewing) – Booth #1311

Description: Unbun is truly unique. It is appropriate for consumers, who seek products that are paleo, grain-free, starch-free, vegan, keto and gluten-free but it also taste great to consumers accustomed to eating conventional bread.

Trend: Vegetal, Health

 



Yellofruit (Yellofruit)
Yellofruit (Yellofruit)
Yellofruit (Yellofruit) – Booth #2145

Description: Yellofruit is a kid friendly line of banana-based non-dairy frozen desserts made using a continuous freezing process that turns recipes made with all organic ingredients, in to creamy, dreamy treats.

Trend: Vegetal, Medical

 



Raw cookie dough (Yummy Doh)
Raw cookie dough (Yummy Doh)
Raw cookie dough (Yummy Doh) – Booth #949

Description: Two treats in one! Yummy doh is a vegan cookie dough product that is safe to eat raw and that can also be baked into crispy cookies.

Trend: Sophistication, Vegetal, Natural

 



Innovative feature – Manufacturing process / packaging

Lamb (Les Bergeries du Margot / seaweed fed lamb)
Lamb (Les Bergeries du Margot / seaweed fed lamb)
Lamb (Les Bergeries du Margot / seaweed fed lamb) – Booth #937

Description: Nourishing pasture raised lamb with a unique blend of seaweed, grains and grasses, Les Bergeries du Margot, have created a delicious, sustainable, gourmet meat product.

Trend: Sophistication, Ecology

 



Innovative feature – Marketing positioning

Naturalbliss infusions (Naturalbliss Infusions)
Naturalbliss infusions (Naturalbliss Infusions)

Naturalbliss infusions (Naturalbliss Infusions) – Booth #133

Description: NaturalBliss is a line of specialty teas infused with fruit which would otherwise have gone to waste. Serve hot or iced; the fruit can also be eaten as a snack to deliver beneficial nutrients.

Trend: Variety of Senses, Natural, Solidarity, Ecology

 



ABOUT SIAL CANADA

Established in 2001, SIAL Canada is the fruit of three agencies’ labour, all of whom are shareholders in the event: the ADAQ, the Agrifood Export Group Quebec-Canada, and Comexposium. SIAL Canada, which includes the SET equipment and technology section, is an integral part of the SIAL Network.

SIAL Network is the leading global network of shows dedicated to the food industry with seven shows, bringing together 14,000 exhibitors and 330,000 visitors from 200 countries:

  • SIAL Paris
  • SIAL Canada Montreal / Toronto
  • SIAL China
  • SIAL Middle East
  • SIAL InterFOOD Jakarta
  • SIAL India Inspired by SIAL

Visit sialcanada.com for more information on the upcoming show.

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