Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | January W3

Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | January W3

By
Nicola Spalding
January 22, 2021

This week on our Discovery board we had nine stellar products, including spirulina-based snacks, coconut yoghurt with live cultures and oat milk chocolate. While there was a clear winner, the competition for second and third place was fierce. Make sure to check out next week’s lineup and vote for your favourites; every single upvote counts.

1. Forij | Seattle, United-States

Source: Forij

In a pandemic-restricted world, more consumers are working at home, and eating all three meals at home every day. Where before they may have grabbed and gone, now increasing numbers of consumers are enjoying a more leisurely start to the day with breakfast at home. And who doesn’t love granola for breakfast? But the difference between regular granola and Forij’s versions is that the latter contain functional mushrooms, to boost you or relax you, depending on which you choose. Functional mushrooms are bang on trend, and the market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 8.04% from 2020 to 2025, as consumers buy into their adaptogenic qualities. Plus, Forij’s granolas are ethically sourced and their packaging is 100% recyclable, so they’re a sustainable choice alongside tasting delicious and making you feel great.

2. The Pack | London, United-Kingdom

Source: The Pack

The plant-based food market is soaring, and expected to reach $74.2Bn by 2027. Pet food trends closely mirror human food and beverage trends, and with so many consumers making the shift away from animal-based meat, it’s no surprise that pet owners are looking for an alternative to conventional pet nutrition. London’s plant-based pet food brand The Pack just closed a celeb-backed pre-seed funding round, and we can see why: its blends of pulses, proteins, seeds, fruits, vegetables and superfoods have been meticulously crafted by food scientists, pet food technologists, and pet nutritionists, so are perfect for pampered pooches. The pet food category is ripe for disruption, and The Pack might just be the team to do it.

3. CHKP by Planterra | Tel Aviv, Israel

Source: CHKP by Planterra

The growth of plant-based milk, now purchased by 41% of households, has laid the groundwork for growth in other plant-based dairy categories. A lot of dairy alternatives are soy based, which is tricky for those with allergies, or just don’t taste that great (let’s be honest). Israeli startup Planterra has created CHKP: alternative dairy products made from chickpeas, a nutritious and sustainable source of plant protein. It’s the first company in the world to develop dairy products from chickpea protein isolate, and its products contain maximum six ingredients so are clean-label and don’t compromise on taste or texture.

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This week on our Discovery board we had nine stellar products, including spirulina-based snacks, coconut yoghurt with live cultures and oat milk chocolate. While there was a clear winner, the competition for second and third place was fierce. Make sure to check out next week’s lineup and vote for your favourites; every single upvote counts.

1. Forij | Seattle, United-States

Source: Forij

In a pandemic-restricted world, more consumers are working at home, and eating all three meals at home every day. Where before they may have grabbed and gone, now increasing numbers of consumers are enjoying a more leisurely start to the day with breakfast at home. And who doesn’t love granola for breakfast? But the difference between regular granola and Forij’s versions is that the latter contain functional mushrooms, to boost you or relax you, depending on which you choose. Functional mushrooms are bang on trend, and the market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 8.04% from 2020 to 2025, as consumers buy into their adaptogenic qualities. Plus, Forij’s granolas are ethically sourced and their packaging is 100% recyclable, so they’re a sustainable choice alongside tasting delicious and making you feel great.

2. The Pack | London, United-Kingdom

Source: The Pack

The plant-based food market is soaring, and expected to reach $74.2Bn by 2027. Pet food trends closely mirror human food and beverage trends, and with so many consumers making the shift away from animal-based meat, it’s no surprise that pet owners are looking for an alternative to conventional pet nutrition. London’s plant-based pet food brand The Pack just closed a celeb-backed pre-seed funding round, and we can see why: its blends of pulses, proteins, seeds, fruits, vegetables and superfoods have been meticulously crafted by food scientists, pet food technologists, and pet nutritionists, so are perfect for pampered pooches. The pet food category is ripe for disruption, and The Pack might just be the team to do it.

3. CHKP by Planterra | Tel Aviv, Israel

Source: CHKP by Planterra

The growth of plant-based milk, now purchased by 41% of households, has laid the groundwork for growth in other plant-based dairy categories. A lot of dairy alternatives are soy based, which is tricky for those with allergies, or just don’t taste that great (let’s be honest). Israeli startup Planterra has created CHKP: alternative dairy products made from chickpeas, a nutritious and sustainable source of plant protein. It’s the first company in the world to develop dairy products from chickpea protein isolate, and its products contain maximum six ingredients so are clean-label and don’t compromise on taste or texture.

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This week on our Discovery board we had nine stellar products, including spirulina-based snacks, coconut yoghurt with live cultures and oat milk chocolate. While there was a clear winner, the competition for second and third place was fierce. Make sure to check out next week’s lineup and vote for your favourites; every single upvote counts.

1. Forij | Seattle, United-States

Source: Forij

In a pandemic-restricted world, more consumers are working at home, and eating all three meals at home every day. Where before they may have grabbed and gone, now increasing numbers of consumers are enjoying a more leisurely start to the day with breakfast at home. And who doesn’t love granola for breakfast? But the difference between regular granola and Forij’s versions is that the latter contain functional mushrooms, to boost you or relax you, depending on which you choose. Functional mushrooms are bang on trend, and the market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 8.04% from 2020 to 2025, as consumers buy into their adaptogenic qualities. Plus, Forij’s granolas are ethically sourced and their packaging is 100% recyclable, so they’re a sustainable choice alongside tasting delicious and making you feel great.

2. The Pack | London, United-Kingdom

Source: The Pack

The plant-based food market is soaring, and expected to reach $74.2Bn by 2027. Pet food trends closely mirror human food and beverage trends, and with so many consumers making the shift away from animal-based meat, it’s no surprise that pet owners are looking for an alternative to conventional pet nutrition. London’s plant-based pet food brand The Pack just closed a celeb-backed pre-seed funding round, and we can see why: its blends of pulses, proteins, seeds, fruits, vegetables and superfoods have been meticulously crafted by food scientists, pet food technologists, and pet nutritionists, so are perfect for pampered pooches. The pet food category is ripe for disruption, and The Pack might just be the team to do it.

3. CHKP by Planterra | Tel Aviv, Israel

Source: CHKP by Planterra

The growth of plant-based milk, now purchased by 41% of households, has laid the groundwork for growth in other plant-based dairy categories. A lot of dairy alternatives are soy based, which is tricky for those with allergies, or just don’t taste that great (let’s be honest). Israeli startup Planterra has created CHKP: alternative dairy products made from chickpeas, a nutritious and sustainable source of plant protein. It’s the first company in the world to develop dairy products from chickpea protein isolate, and its products contain maximum six ingredients so are clean-label and don’t compromise on taste or texture.

This week on our Discovery board we had nine stellar products, including spirulina-based snacks, coconut yoghurt with live cultures and oat milk chocolate. While there was a clear winner, the competition for second and third place was fierce. Make sure to check out next week’s lineup and vote for your favourites; every single upvote counts.

1. Forij | Seattle, United-States

Source: Forij

In a pandemic-restricted world, more consumers are working at home, and eating all three meals at home every day. Where before they may have grabbed and gone, now increasing numbers of consumers are enjoying a more leisurely start to the day with breakfast at home. And who doesn’t love granola for breakfast? But the difference between regular granola and Forij’s versions is that the latter contain functional mushrooms, to boost you or relax you, depending on which you choose. Functional mushrooms are bang on trend, and the market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 8.04% from 2020 to 2025, as consumers buy into their adaptogenic qualities. Plus, Forij’s granolas are ethically sourced and their packaging is 100% recyclable, so they’re a sustainable choice alongside tasting delicious and making you feel great.

2. The Pack | London, United-Kingdom

Source: The Pack

The plant-based food market is soaring, and expected to reach $74.2Bn by 2027. Pet food trends closely mirror human food and beverage trends, and with so many consumers making the shift away from animal-based meat, it’s no surprise that pet owners are looking for an alternative to conventional pet nutrition. London’s plant-based pet food brand The Pack just closed a celeb-backed pre-seed funding round, and we can see why: its blends of pulses, proteins, seeds, fruits, vegetables and superfoods have been meticulously crafted by food scientists, pet food technologists, and pet nutritionists, so are perfect for pampered pooches. The pet food category is ripe for disruption, and The Pack might just be the team to do it.

3. CHKP by Planterra | Tel Aviv, Israel

Source: CHKP by Planterra

The growth of plant-based milk, now purchased by 41% of households, has laid the groundwork for growth in other plant-based dairy categories. A lot of dairy alternatives are soy based, which is tricky for those with allergies, or just don’t taste that great (let’s be honest). Israeli startup Planterra has created CHKP: alternative dairy products made from chickpeas, a nutritious and sustainable source of plant protein. It’s the first company in the world to develop dairy products from chickpea protein isolate, and its products contain maximum six ingredients so are clean-label and don’t compromise on taste or texture.

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