Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | October W2

Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | October W2

By
Nicola Spalding
October 16, 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 saw edible spoons alongside plastic-free, biodegradable chewing gum, and you’ve been voting for your favourites to win a place in our top 3 feature:

 

1. Steep’t Cocktail Co | New York, USA

Staying in is the new going out (never more relevant than during a global pandemic), and at-home cocktail enjoyment has definitely been on the rise. Premium spirits are set to increase their market share to 13% by 2024, and ready-to-drink products were the fastest-growing alcohol beverage category in 2019, up 19.6% in volume globally.

With this in mind, Steep’t Cocktail Co, based in New York, has created the ideal solution for time-pressed cocktail lovers who need their 5pm fix, with no need to look up recipes online or buy expensive ingredients. A range of tea bags filled with dehydrated cocktail ingredients, which are simply steeped in cold water and alcohol for two minutes to make a craft cocktail, at a fraction of the cost of drinking in a bar. Nothing Old Fashioned about that!

2. LA Cold Press | Berlin, Germany

At times like these, health is wealth, and Berlin-based LA Cold Press has created a range of tinctures and tonics to support immunity, brain health and mood enhancement. Consumers love superfoods - the global market was valued at $137Bn in 2018 and projected to see a CAGR of 5.9% to 2025 - and these products are ‘powerful adaptogen blends’, designed as a tribute to the LA lifestyle of higher-grade living, and easy to work into a daily routine.

For the truly committed, there is also a range of juice and broth cleanses, made from organic ingredients, which are dense with nutrients and do not compromise on taste. LA Cold Press works with local suppliers wherever possible, uses green power, and the products are served in glass bottles which are fully recyclable.

3. I am Grounded | Brisbane, Australia

Snacking is a huge, growing market, expected to be worth nearly $265Bn in 2023, with plant-based and sustainability as the key trends leading the growth. When farming coffee, the fruit is considered a byproduct, with 91% heading straight for landfill. If the average coffee drinker consumes 11kg of coffee beans per year (in this house it’s definitely more!) then that amounts to 57kg of wasted coffee fruit. Scale it up to the global impact and that’s approximately 20 billion kilos of coffee fruit in landfill, every year.

Brisbane-based I am Grounded saw an opportunity to repurpose coffee fruit, and turned it into delicious, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO snack bars, with no weird ingredients, added sugar or sugar replacers, and which are rich in antioxidants. Plus, you can still get that coffee buzz as they contain as much caffeine as green tea.



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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 saw edible spoons alongside plastic-free, biodegradable chewing gum, and you’ve been voting for your favourites to win a place in our top 3 feature:

 

1. Steep’t Cocktail Co | New York, USA

Staying in is the new going out (never more relevant than during a global pandemic), and at-home cocktail enjoyment has definitely been on the rise. Premium spirits are set to increase their market share to 13% by 2024, and ready-to-drink products were the fastest-growing alcohol beverage category in 2019, up 19.6% in volume globally.

With this in mind, Steep’t Cocktail Co, based in New York, has created the ideal solution for time-pressed cocktail lovers who need their 5pm fix, with no need to look up recipes online or buy expensive ingredients. A range of tea bags filled with dehydrated cocktail ingredients, which are simply steeped in cold water and alcohol for two minutes to make a craft cocktail, at a fraction of the cost of drinking in a bar. Nothing Old Fashioned about that!

2. LA Cold Press | Berlin, Germany

At times like these, health is wealth, and Berlin-based LA Cold Press has created a range of tinctures and tonics to support immunity, brain health and mood enhancement. Consumers love superfoods - the global market was valued at $137Bn in 2018 and projected to see a CAGR of 5.9% to 2025 - and these products are ‘powerful adaptogen blends’, designed as a tribute to the LA lifestyle of higher-grade living, and easy to work into a daily routine.

For the truly committed, there is also a range of juice and broth cleanses, made from organic ingredients, which are dense with nutrients and do not compromise on taste. LA Cold Press works with local suppliers wherever possible, uses green power, and the products are served in glass bottles which are fully recyclable.

3. I am Grounded | Brisbane, Australia

Snacking is a huge, growing market, expected to be worth nearly $265Bn in 2023, with plant-based and sustainability as the key trends leading the growth. When farming coffee, the fruit is considered a byproduct, with 91% heading straight for landfill. If the average coffee drinker consumes 11kg of coffee beans per year (in this house it’s definitely more!) then that amounts to 57kg of wasted coffee fruit. Scale it up to the global impact and that’s approximately 20 billion kilos of coffee fruit in landfill, every year.

Brisbane-based I am Grounded saw an opportunity to repurpose coffee fruit, and turned it into delicious, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO snack bars, with no weird ingredients, added sugar or sugar replacers, and which are rich in antioxidants. Plus, you can still get that coffee buzz as they contain as much caffeine as green tea.



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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 saw edible spoons alongside plastic-free, biodegradable chewing gum, and you’ve been voting for your favourites to win a place in our top 3 feature:

 

1. Steep’t Cocktail Co | New York, USA

Staying in is the new going out (never more relevant than during a global pandemic), and at-home cocktail enjoyment has definitely been on the rise. Premium spirits are set to increase their market share to 13% by 2024, and ready-to-drink products were the fastest-growing alcohol beverage category in 2019, up 19.6% in volume globally.

With this in mind, Steep’t Cocktail Co, based in New York, has created the ideal solution for time-pressed cocktail lovers who need their 5pm fix, with no need to look up recipes online or buy expensive ingredients. A range of tea bags filled with dehydrated cocktail ingredients, which are simply steeped in cold water and alcohol for two minutes to make a craft cocktail, at a fraction of the cost of drinking in a bar. Nothing Old Fashioned about that!

2. LA Cold Press | Berlin, Germany

At times like these, health is wealth, and Berlin-based LA Cold Press has created a range of tinctures and tonics to support immunity, brain health and mood enhancement. Consumers love superfoods - the global market was valued at $137Bn in 2018 and projected to see a CAGR of 5.9% to 2025 - and these products are ‘powerful adaptogen blends’, designed as a tribute to the LA lifestyle of higher-grade living, and easy to work into a daily routine.

For the truly committed, there is also a range of juice and broth cleanses, made from organic ingredients, which are dense with nutrients and do not compromise on taste. LA Cold Press works with local suppliers wherever possible, uses green power, and the products are served in glass bottles which are fully recyclable.

3. I am Grounded | Brisbane, Australia

Snacking is a huge, growing market, expected to be worth nearly $265Bn in 2023, with plant-based and sustainability as the key trends leading the growth. When farming coffee, the fruit is considered a byproduct, with 91% heading straight for landfill. If the average coffee drinker consumes 11kg of coffee beans per year (in this house it’s definitely more!) then that amounts to 57kg of wasted coffee fruit. Scale it up to the global impact and that’s approximately 20 billion kilos of coffee fruit in landfill, every year.

Brisbane-based I am Grounded saw an opportunity to repurpose coffee fruit, and turned it into delicious, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO snack bars, with no weird ingredients, added sugar or sugar replacers, and which are rich in antioxidants. Plus, you can still get that coffee buzz as they contain as much caffeine as green tea.



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 saw edible spoons alongside plastic-free, biodegradable chewing gum, and you’ve been voting for your favourites to win a place in our top 3 feature:

 

1. Steep’t Cocktail Co | New York, USA

Staying in is the new going out (never more relevant than during a global pandemic), and at-home cocktail enjoyment has definitely been on the rise. Premium spirits are set to increase their market share to 13% by 2024, and ready-to-drink products were the fastest-growing alcohol beverage category in 2019, up 19.6% in volume globally.

With this in mind, Steep’t Cocktail Co, based in New York, has created the ideal solution for time-pressed cocktail lovers who need their 5pm fix, with no need to look up recipes online or buy expensive ingredients. A range of tea bags filled with dehydrated cocktail ingredients, which are simply steeped in cold water and alcohol for two minutes to make a craft cocktail, at a fraction of the cost of drinking in a bar. Nothing Old Fashioned about that!

2. LA Cold Press | Berlin, Germany

At times like these, health is wealth, and Berlin-based LA Cold Press has created a range of tinctures and tonics to support immunity, brain health and mood enhancement. Consumers love superfoods - the global market was valued at $137Bn in 2018 and projected to see a CAGR of 5.9% to 2025 - and these products are ‘powerful adaptogen blends’, designed as a tribute to the LA lifestyle of higher-grade living, and easy to work into a daily routine.

For the truly committed, there is also a range of juice and broth cleanses, made from organic ingredients, which are dense with nutrients and do not compromise on taste. LA Cold Press works with local suppliers wherever possible, uses green power, and the products are served in glass bottles which are fully recyclable.

3. I am Grounded | Brisbane, Australia

Snacking is a huge, growing market, expected to be worth nearly $265Bn in 2023, with plant-based and sustainability as the key trends leading the growth. When farming coffee, the fruit is considered a byproduct, with 91% heading straight for landfill. If the average coffee drinker consumes 11kg of coffee beans per year (in this house it’s definitely more!) then that amounts to 57kg of wasted coffee fruit. Scale it up to the global impact and that’s approximately 20 billion kilos of coffee fruit in landfill, every year.

Brisbane-based I am Grounded saw an opportunity to repurpose coffee fruit, and turned it into delicious, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO snack bars, with no weird ingredients, added sugar or sugar replacers, and which are rich in antioxidants. Plus, you can still get that coffee buzz as they contain as much caffeine as green tea.



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