FounderMade Made Us Discover! New Food Trends

Where are you learning about the new things to nosh on? FounderMade’s Consumer Discovery Show (CDS) is the perfect place to learn about what you should be snacking on without a concern. The Consumer Discovery Show in Los Angeles commenced at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, which housed over 200 exhibitors. Innovative brands in the wellness, food, and beauty space showcased their current brand initiatives and launched latest updates. If you don’t know, FounderMade is a significant consumer business networking platform that connects building opportunities between best-in-class brands. CDS consists of panels, fireside chats, and keynote speakers all in one marketplace while creating networking opportunities for businesses to build distribution, sales, financing, and strategic partnerships. Some of the biggest wellness and good for you retailers in the business are sending buyers here to find out what is right for us. Showcase speakers from Erewon to Whole Foods Grocers walked the halls of FounderMade’s Los Angeles summit to understand who and how these breakout founders of ” eat well, eat smart” products are the chosen kind for the healthy consumer. Snacking is an effective way to fit extra nutrients into your diet thus cutting down on overeating at mealtimes. According to a study published in “The Journal of Nutrition”, 97 percent of Americans snack, getting an average of 24 percent of their calories from snacks. Understanding what we are snacking on and choosing the most healthy options is important.

Here are some of the Snacks we Snagged at FounderMade’s Consumer Discovery Show in Los Angeles and why we think you should make the switch!

The Perfect Granola

This really is the perfect granola. It tastes as it should, gluten-free, and a vegan brand containing no high fructose corn syrup, using superfoods to create the best blend of any time granola. Their granola and granola bars are made up of flax seed, avocado, and coconut oil. The Perfect Granola shares 5% of their profits with Homeless Shelters. Outreach Centers, and Food Banks. They also hire students giving them the skills needed to break the poverty cycle that fuels hunger. Sold!

 

Tialupita Hot Sauce

I love spicy, but I also love flavor. Tialupita hot sauce brand gives a major kick in spice, but has a smokey taste to each flavor. There is not only heart in the sauce, but heart in the story. Hector Saldivar grew up in Northern Mexico. Hector’s mother – known affectionately as Tia Lupita (“Aunt Lupita” in Spanish) to family and friends –  was proud to have perfected the family hot sauce recipe, the original of which had been carefully handed down to the women in the family over generations. Perfected indeed – Tia’s hot sauce was in high demand from the people who were lucky enough to have tried it. They asked her to sell it, and she demurred, enjoying instead to make it for family and friends.When Hector moved to San Francisco, California, Tia would ship him bottles of her hot sauce, to make certain he always had a piece of home with him. Soon, those packages became anxiously-awaited deliveries as friends discovered Tia for themselves. Hector went back to Mexico and asked for his mother’s blessing for his idea to bottle the sauce for all to enjoy.  The sauce is named Tia Lupita in her honor to honor his mom and the legacy of the family recipe. Tia’s likness on the label pays homage to her most-loved trademark: wearing a curler on her head while she cooks to keep her bangs out of her eyes! I am a sucker for family stories, and if the sauce is good, then you have my heart.

 

The Buttermilk Co.

This plant based and super fresh Indian food brand has the unique concept of individual dish ingredients that ultimately create a delicious and full Authentic Indian meal in minutes. Thank goodness for FounderMade’s Consumer Discovery Show for bringing this to the masses attention, because this is revolutionary. The Buttermilk Company makes fresh food from scratch, preservative free. Then it is shipped out in insulated boxes, and once received all you need to do is add water and serve. Buttermilk Company started while its’ founder was living away from home for the first time,and was fed up with the food options she had. All she wanted was a bowl of her mom’s rasam (a traditional South Indian dish)! On her next visit home, she told her mom she was missing her home-cooked food. So, her mom showed her that once she had all the ingredients, all she had to do was add hot water to complete the dish. That was the moment she realized that anyone could have their favorite childhood meals without spending too much money or time. The Buttermilk Company launched in a small kitchen in Seattle in October 2017.

Just Date Syrup

Just Date Syrup is a low glycemic sweetener that can replace your regular refined sugar, agave, honey or maple syrup. It’s made with California medjool dates that are naturally super sweet and totally wholesome. We have never seen anything like this before, or anything similar to it. The closest thing I can think of is the Giotto’s balsamic glaze at Trader Joe’s, but again entirely different. They have gently extracted their vital nutrients and natural sugars to bring you a rich, delicious, and healthier sweet. Created by a physician, and brought to us via FounderMade, Just Date Syrup has a low-glycemic index, and levels of potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants that other sweeteners don’t have, Just Date Syrup is the best alternative sweetener you can put in your body. We have already used it in our tea, toast, and over fruit. Just Date Syrup has a goal to assist other of removing refined sugars from their diet. Just Date Syrup has a low-glycemic index, avoiding the spike in blood sugar caused by most other sweeteners, which is crucial to the body’s regulation of blood glucose. This could save the lives of many diabetics,additionally, Just Date Syrup  donates 2% of our profits to diabetes education and research.

 

One Culture Foods

One culture foods don’t carry your average “cup-o-noodles”. They’ve instilled asian inspired flavors from China, Tawain, Japan, and Vietnam into their soup varieties that are full of healthy and hearty and all made with nutrients rich bone broth powder. They are packaged in convenient, individual cups, perfect for on-the-go. This product was by far and away our favorite food trend and consumer good from FounderMade’s Consumer Discovery Show Los Angeles. We can not stop raving about One Culture Foods, that even after testing it once, we had to have more. Literally, these tasty noodle cups come in four flavors; Chinese chicken noodle, Japanese Spicy Ramen, Vietnamese Beef Pho, and  Taiwanese Beef Noodle. You can get these all separately, or choose a variety pack, which  includes all four delicious heritage flavors. One Culture Foods are made with bone broth and  noodles to provide the satisfaction of instant ramen. Their noodles are fresh cooked (never fried), the crafted seasonings are natural, and the soup is made from a real liquid bone broth reduction (not the fake powdered stuff) for a steaming cup of delicious noodles that is closer to what you get from your favorite noodle shop than what you used to eat in your dorm room. Take it from someone who used to live off of “Cup Of Noodles”- One Culture Foods is the healthier and more delicious option.

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