With dynamic speakers, unique educational summits, expert panel discussions 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. As such, the 2016 gathering marks the 5th annual celebration of the SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Awards—recognizing some of the coolest new launches of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products across more than 20 categories.
The Salty Snacks category includes savory snacks packed with powerful flavors and ingredients such as whole grains, bamboo fiber and seeds along with gluten-free and non-GMO options. Finalists include indulgent crackers packed with seeds, whole grains and essential fats; gluten-free pretzels made with functional ingredients and a proprietary nutrient blend offering the same vitamin equivalent found in veggies; and all-natural pork jerky flavored with hints of ketchup, gluten-free soy sauce, honey, apple cider vinegar, and touches of cinnamon, clove and ginger for a traditional Chinese-Style spare rib taste.
One winner in each category will be announced on the SupplySide Central Stage at SupplySide West 2015, held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The food and beverage winners will be revealed Friday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., followed by the food and beverage winners on Friday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Check out the SupplySide West website to learn more about the networking event and to register.