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Finalists of World Plant-Based Awards 2022 Revealed

FoodBev Media has revealed the finalists of the World Plant-Based Awards 2022, with major names joined by up-and-coming brands.

This year, there were 148 entries from 20 different countries. The finalists for the 17 categories are as follows.

Best dairy product alternative

Culcherd – Culcherd Everything Bagel Cheese

Daiya – Feta Style Block

Honestly Tasty – Shamembert


New Roots AG: Plant-Based Alternative to Hard Cheese

New Roots AG – La Fraîche

Saputo Dairy USA – Vitalite Plant-Based Cheese.


Best meat alternative

Beyond Meat – Chicken Tenders

Eatplanted – Chicken Lemon + Herb

Fable – Meaty Mushroom

MyForest Foods – MyBacon

NotCo – NotBurger™

Plantcraft – Plant-based Bologna

The Mushroom Meat Co. – Mushroom Pulled

Best milk alternative

NotCo – NotMilk™ Chocolate

Plantag – Black Sesame Milk

Ripple Foods – Dairy-Free Kids Milk.

Ripple Pea Milk for Kids
© Ripple Foods

Best plant-based beverage

COCOPRO – Sugar-Free Fresh Coconut Milk

True North – Pure Energy Seltzer

Hope and Sesame – Non-GMO Barista Blend Sesamemilk

Ripple – Dairy-Free Milk.

Best plant-based business

Beyond Meat

MartinoRossi Spa

New Roots AG

Infinite Foods.

©Infinite Foods

Best plant-based chocolate

PLAYin CHOC – Organic Peruvian Cacao M•lk Chocolate

VEGO Chocolate – Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar.

Best plant-based condiment

ALDI – exclusive Specially Selected Premium Pasta Sauces

Seed Ranch Flavor Co. – Umami Everyday Sauce

The PlantEat – Eat’s Better Chipotle Mayo.

Best plant-based convenience product

18 Chestnuts – Plant Based Soups

ALDI – exclusive Simply Nature Acai Superfruit Packs

GrownAs* Foods – Truffle Vegan Mac & Cheese.

Pri's Puddings HSS compliant confectionery
© Pri’s Puddings

Best plant-based dessert/confectionery

LoveRaw – White Choc Cre&m Wafer Bar

Pri’s Puddings – Pocket Sized Pies

Eat Drink Innovate Pty Ltd – SuperSeed Ice Creme

Bon Dévil – Choc Ganache Desserts.

Best plant-based functional product

DSM Food & Beverage – Maxavor® Fish YE

Float Foods – OnlyEg XL Omelette

Fody Foods – Plant-Based Vegan Bolognese Pasta Sauce

MartinoRossi Spa – Meat Substitute Mix Ground Meat


Best plant-based non-food product


Oumph! New Packaging

Best plant-based packaging

18 Chestnuts – Plant Based Soups


The Fry Family Food Co. – Stars & Moons.

Best plant-based protein

Brevel – Plant Based Protein From Microalgae

Chef Woo Ramen

The Mushroom Meat Co. – Textured Mushroom Protein (TMP)™.

The Protein Brewery – Fermotein®

Best plant-based seafood

Finless Foods – Plant-Based Tuna

Mind Blown Plant Based – Crab Cakes

BeLeaf – Plant-Based Shrimp.

Finless Foods Poke Tuna Sushi
©Finless Foods

Best plant-based snack

Beyond Meat – Beyond Meat Jerky

Dolfin Ltd – My Sweet Chickpea

Outstanding Foods – Outstanding Cheese Balls

Popadelics – Crunchy Mushroom Chips

Whoa Dough – Whoa Dough Cookie Dough Bars.

Best plant-based start-up

18 Chestnuts Plant Based Soups


Plantcraft – The Plant-Based Deli Meat Company

The Protein Brewery – Fermotein®.

Best plant-based sustainability

Ingredion incorporated – Ultra performance Prista line

MartinoRossi Spa – MartinoRossi for the Planet

The Mushroom Meat Co. – TMP / Flavors

The Protein Brewery – Fermotein®.

“These awards celebrate some of the most ambitious and innovative plant-based products from both established brands and start-ups,” said Sana Gogia, FoodBev Media Awards Marketing Executive. “2022 has seen entries from all around the world, and confirms what we predicted, that not only is the plant-based market a truly international one, it is also clear that innovation in the sector is booming, with this trend set to continue.”

The winners will be announced on September 8, at Plant Based World Expo North America in New York.

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