The Best Plant-Based Products of 2021, According to This Industry Insider
The World Plant-Based Awards 2021 just revealed its picks for the top plant-based innovations of the last year. Hosted by FoodBev Media in partnership with the Plant Based World Conference & Expo, the award ceremony showcases the top upcoming plant-based brands to develop new and exciting products while also highlighting the businesses that have made significant strides in sustainability. The impressive collections of companies and products aim to represent the overall growth of the plant-based market.
“We are delighted to celebrate the second annual World Plant-Based Awards, this year in association with Plant-Based World Expo & Conference,” FoodBev Media Awards Marketing Executive Jonathan McGowan said. “The World Plant-Based Awards truly celebrate some of the most ambitious new products and developments of the year from both new and established brands in the global plant-based industry.”
For the 2021 awards, the judging panel examined 110 entries across 25 countries, granting honors to 15 categories. The award ceremony celebrated some key advancements within the plant-based sector across new advanced protein products and better sustainability measures. The Plant-Based market is currently valued at around $7 billion dollars, according to the Good Food Institute, rising 2.5 times over the last two years.
“The World Plant-Based Awards, in association with Plant Based World Conference & Expo, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global plant-based industry,” the organization’s website reads, “These awards are a fantastic way to enhance the promotion of your brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.”
Some categories showcase some of the most exciting advancements in the plant-based market. From meat and dairy alternatives to impressive food tech startups, the award ceremony showcased the world of plant-based innovations, and below are some of the highlights.
Best Meat Alternative: Plantcraft’s Plant-Based Pate
Plantcraft is working in one of the least developed plant-based categories and creating some of the most innovative products on the market. The vegan food brand is working to create deli meats and charcuterie products without animal products that appeal to consumers everywhere. Regardless of dietary preference, Plantcraft aims to create vegan deli meats that entice anyone and the company's Pate exceeded those expectations.