Allergen-free/gluten-free finalists for 2018 SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Award – image gallery

A better-for-you vegan Vietnamese pho with gluten-free rice noodles and a chocolatey on-the-go snack free from 14 allergens are among the top five products vying for the 2018 CPG Editor’s Choice Award in allergen-free/gluten-free.

With dynamic speakers, unique programming, expert panel discussions and workshops, and a vibrant exhibit hall, SupplySide West is the go-to event for natural products professionals. The creative collaborations and innovative ingredients that are a hallmark of the event are also the driving force behind the thriving marketplace. Now in its 7th year, the SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Awards recognizes some of the coolest new launches of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in nearly 30 categories.

Once an option only sought out by a small minority of consumers (typically those dealing with a verified sensitivity), foods and beverages free-from allergens and/or gluten have become much more popular. An increasing number of consumers are purchasing from these categories in the interest of making “better for you” choices. And that’s on top of those who need to shop with an eye on food sensitivities and allergies.

Hats off to this year’s top five contenders in the Allergy-Free/Gluten-Free category. They confirm that omitting certain ingredients no longer suggests a product won’t be as flavorful or convey the same texture or experience as a product containing gluten or an allergen.

One winner in each category will be announced on the SupplySide Central Stage at SupplySide West 2018, held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The supplement winners will be revealed Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., followed by the food and beverage winners on Friday, Nov. 9, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Click the following link to learn more about the networking event or to register for SupplySide West.

A display case showcasing all the finalists’ products will be available in the Expo Hall. Click the following link to get the full list of ECA categories and finalists, click the colored text link.

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