Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | October W1

Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | October W1

By
Nicola Spalding
October 9, 2020

Every week, FoodHack scouts some of the most innovative emerging startups from across the globe on our Discovery board, for you to cast your votes and choose which ones deserve the mention in our top 3 feature! 

This week had everything from mindful nut butters to a virtual food hall, but here are the ones which topped the charts:

 

1. Fropie | Istanbul, Turkey

The global probiotic market is set to be worth over $77 billion by 2025, as consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits of looking after their health. Turkish startup Fropie decided to get in on the action, and their probiotic bars are a paradigm of nutritional goodness. Packed with healthy nuts and seeds, these are vegan, gluten free, no added sugar and contain a cool 1 billion probiotics in every bar, so are great for keeping your gut healthy and supporting your immune system.

Fropie have already become a household name across Istanbul, where the company is based, with distribution across all the major retail outlets including Migros, Carrefour, and multiple online channels, plus an active 12k+ Instagram subscribers - all this without much of a website or online media presence. With the brand communicating in both Turkish and English, it’s a safe bet that we’ll be seeing Fropie expanding their probiotic range to neighboring countries in the coming years.

2. Small Giants | London, UK

Insects are a sustainable form of protein and they’re quickly moving into the mainstream. Just this week, there have been several huge developments in the insect world, and the global market is projected to reach $1.3 billion by 2025. When compared to traditional protein sources, raising insects produces tiny levels of greenhouse emissions, uses much smaller amounts of water, but hugely over-delivers on protein content and vitamin B12, which is crucial for a healthy immune system and brain. 

UK-based startup Small Giants, who ‘make the weird wonderful’, has created a range of insect-based snacks which pack a delicious flavour punch. The range is so good that they’re the first insect-based products to win a Great Taste Award. Made with 15% cricket flour for sustainable protein, vitamin B12 and umami flavour, these are a more appealing way of trying out insect-based snacks, without little legs or eyes to freak you out. Join their waitlist now to get 10% off!

3. Gr8nola | Danville, USA

The global breakfast cereals market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5% to 2027, majorly driven by the need for a nutritious breakfast to fuel physical and mental health. Designed by a female former Olympic Trials swimmer, who also describes herself as an ex-techie, Gr8nola is a clean-label granola made from whole nuts, seeds and coconut oil, and infused with nutritious superfood powders such as turmeric, matcha, chai spices and activated charcoal, for a great-tasting, healthy breakfast or snacking option. 

It’s a great example of a product which has been developed because of a market opportunity: when Gr8nola’s founder, Erica, couldn’t find clean and great tasting granola in stores, she was inspired to create her own recipe. Erica first launched Gr8nola at a local farmer’s market, then was invited to the annual Google Micro Kitchen fair where she won the granola category and officially became a Google supplier in 2014. Erica still produces Gr8nola via the same small-batch process that started in her home kitchen, but has expanded to feed other tech companies in the Bay Area, too.



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Nicola Spalding

Nicola is a trends analyst and content writer based in West Yorkshire. She has ten years' experience in UK and international retail, including a stint as a trend and innovation specialist for Morrisons supermarkets. A born foodie who loves words, it made sense for her to start writing about all the exciting things happening in food.

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Every week, FoodHack scouts some of the most innovative emerging startups from across the globe on our Discovery board, for you to cast your votes and choose which ones deserve the mention in our top 3 feature! 

This week had everything from mindful nut butters to a virtual food hall, but here are the ones which topped the charts:

 

1. Fropie | Istanbul, Turkey

The global probiotic market is set to be worth over $77 billion by 2025, as consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits of looking after their health. Turkish startup Fropie decided to get in on the action, and their probiotic bars are a paradigm of nutritional goodness. Packed with healthy nuts and seeds, these are vegan, gluten free, no added sugar and contain a cool 1 billion probiotics in every bar, so are great for keeping your gut healthy and supporting your immune system.

Fropie have already become a household name across Istanbul, where the company is based, with distribution across all the major retail outlets including Migros, Carrefour, and multiple online channels, plus an active 12k+ Instagram subscribers - all this without much of a website or online media presence. With the brand communicating in both Turkish and English, it’s a safe bet that we’ll be seeing Fropie expanding their probiotic range to neighboring countries in the coming years.

2. Small Giants | London, UK

Insects are a sustainable form of protein and they’re quickly moving into the mainstream. Just this week, there have been several huge developments in the insect world, and the global market is projected to reach $1.3 billion by 2025. When compared to traditional protein sources, raising insects produces tiny levels of greenhouse emissions, uses much smaller amounts of water, but hugely over-delivers on protein content and vitamin B12, which is crucial for a healthy immune system and brain. 

UK-based startup Small Giants, who ‘make the weird wonderful’, has created a range of insect-based snacks which pack a delicious flavour punch. The range is so good that they’re the first insect-based products to win a Great Taste Award. Made with 15% cricket flour for sustainable protein, vitamin B12 and umami flavour, these are a more appealing way of trying out insect-based snacks, without little legs or eyes to freak you out. Join their waitlist now to get 10% off!

3. Gr8nola | Danville, USA

The global breakfast cereals market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5% to 2027, majorly driven by the need for a nutritious breakfast to fuel physical and mental health. Designed by a female former Olympic Trials swimmer, who also describes herself as an ex-techie, Gr8nola is a clean-label granola made from whole nuts, seeds and coconut oil, and infused with nutritious superfood powders such as turmeric, matcha, chai spices and activated charcoal, for a great-tasting, healthy breakfast or snacking option. 

It’s a great example of a product which has been developed because of a market opportunity: when Gr8nola’s founder, Erica, couldn’t find clean and great tasting granola in stores, she was inspired to create her own recipe. Erica first launched Gr8nola at a local farmer’s market, then was invited to the annual Google Micro Kitchen fair where she won the granola category and officially became a Google supplier in 2014. Erica still produces Gr8nola via the same small-batch process that started in her home kitchen, but has expanded to feed other tech companies in the Bay Area, too.



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Every week, FoodHack scouts some of the most innovative emerging startups from across the globe on our Discovery board, for you to cast your votes and choose which ones deserve the mention in our top 3 feature! 

This week had everything from mindful nut butters to a virtual food hall, but here are the ones which topped the charts:

 

1. Fropie | Istanbul, Turkey

The global probiotic market is set to be worth over $77 billion by 2025, as consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits of looking after their health. Turkish startup Fropie decided to get in on the action, and their probiotic bars are a paradigm of nutritional goodness. Packed with healthy nuts and seeds, these are vegan, gluten free, no added sugar and contain a cool 1 billion probiotics in every bar, so are great for keeping your gut healthy and supporting your immune system.

Fropie have already become a household name across Istanbul, where the company is based, with distribution across all the major retail outlets including Migros, Carrefour, and multiple online channels, plus an active 12k+ Instagram subscribers - all this without much of a website or online media presence. With the brand communicating in both Turkish and English, it’s a safe bet that we’ll be seeing Fropie expanding their probiotic range to neighboring countries in the coming years.

2. Small Giants | London, UK

Insects are a sustainable form of protein and they’re quickly moving into the mainstream. Just this week, there have been several huge developments in the insect world, and the global market is projected to reach $1.3 billion by 2025. When compared to traditional protein sources, raising insects produces tiny levels of greenhouse emissions, uses much smaller amounts of water, but hugely over-delivers on protein content and vitamin B12, which is crucial for a healthy immune system and brain. 

UK-based startup Small Giants, who ‘make the weird wonderful’, has created a range of insect-based snacks which pack a delicious flavour punch. The range is so good that they’re the first insect-based products to win a Great Taste Award. Made with 15% cricket flour for sustainable protein, vitamin B12 and umami flavour, these are a more appealing way of trying out insect-based snacks, without little legs or eyes to freak you out. Join their waitlist now to get 10% off!

3. Gr8nola | Danville, USA

The global breakfast cereals market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5% to 2027, majorly driven by the need for a nutritious breakfast to fuel physical and mental health. Designed by a female former Olympic Trials swimmer, who also describes herself as an ex-techie, Gr8nola is a clean-label granola made from whole nuts, seeds and coconut oil, and infused with nutritious superfood powders such as turmeric, matcha, chai spices and activated charcoal, for a great-tasting, healthy breakfast or snacking option. 

It’s a great example of a product which has been developed because of a market opportunity: when Gr8nola’s founder, Erica, couldn’t find clean and great tasting granola in stores, she was inspired to create her own recipe. Erica first launched Gr8nola at a local farmer’s market, then was invited to the annual Google Micro Kitchen fair where she won the granola category and officially became a Google supplier in 2014. Erica still produces Gr8nola via the same small-batch process that started in her home kitchen, but has expanded to feed other tech companies in the Bay Area, too.



Every week, FoodHack scouts some of the most innovative emerging startups from across the globe on our Discovery board, for you to cast your votes and choose which ones deserve the mention in our top 3 feature! 

This week had everything from mindful nut butters to a virtual food hall, but here are the ones which topped the charts:

 

1. Fropie | Istanbul, Turkey

The global probiotic market is set to be worth over $77 billion by 2025, as consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits of looking after their health. Turkish startup Fropie decided to get in on the action, and their probiotic bars are a paradigm of nutritional goodness. Packed with healthy nuts and seeds, these are vegan, gluten free, no added sugar and contain a cool 1 billion probiotics in every bar, so are great for keeping your gut healthy and supporting your immune system.

Fropie have already become a household name across Istanbul, where the company is based, with distribution across all the major retail outlets including Migros, Carrefour, and multiple online channels, plus an active 12k+ Instagram subscribers - all this without much of a website or online media presence. With the brand communicating in both Turkish and English, it’s a safe bet that we’ll be seeing Fropie expanding their probiotic range to neighboring countries in the coming years.

2. Small Giants | London, UK

Insects are a sustainable form of protein and they’re quickly moving into the mainstream. Just this week, there have been several huge developments in the insect world, and the global market is projected to reach $1.3 billion by 2025. When compared to traditional protein sources, raising insects produces tiny levels of greenhouse emissions, uses much smaller amounts of water, but hugely over-delivers on protein content and vitamin B12, which is crucial for a healthy immune system and brain. 

UK-based startup Small Giants, who ‘make the weird wonderful’, has created a range of insect-based snacks which pack a delicious flavour punch. The range is so good that they’re the first insect-based products to win a Great Taste Award. Made with 15% cricket flour for sustainable protein, vitamin B12 and umami flavour, these are a more appealing way of trying out insect-based snacks, without little legs or eyes to freak you out. Join their waitlist now to get 10% off!

3. Gr8nola | Danville, USA

The global breakfast cereals market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5% to 2027, majorly driven by the need for a nutritious breakfast to fuel physical and mental health. Designed by a female former Olympic Trials swimmer, who also describes herself as an ex-techie, Gr8nola is a clean-label granola made from whole nuts, seeds and coconut oil, and infused with nutritious superfood powders such as turmeric, matcha, chai spices and activated charcoal, for a great-tasting, healthy breakfast or snacking option. 

It’s a great example of a product which has been developed because of a market opportunity: when Gr8nola’s founder, Erica, couldn’t find clean and great tasting granola in stores, she was inspired to create her own recipe. Erica first launched Gr8nola at a local farmer’s market, then was invited to the annual Google Micro Kitchen fair where she won the granola category and officially became a Google supplier in 2014. Erica still produces Gr8nola via the same small-batch process that started in her home kitchen, but has expanded to feed other tech companies in the Bay Area, too.