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Fruit balls, protein wafers and raw chocolate: ISM 2018 New Product Showcase award winners revealed

By Oliver Nieburg

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World's largest sweets and snacks fair unveils innovation award winners. Photo: CN
World's largest sweets and snacks fair unveils innovation award winners. Photo: CN

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The International Sweets and Biscuit Fair (ISM) has announced the top three innovations at this year’s show in Cologne, Germany.

Show visitors voted for the most innovative confectionery and snacks launches from more than 130 products presented at the New Product Showcase at ISM  - Hall 2.2, Stand G 38/D 44 - between January 28-30.

See the full list of entrants HERE.​ 

The 48th​​ ISM is currently taking place in Cologne, Germany at Koelnmesse until Wednesday January 31. The show features around 1,660 exhibitors from 73 countries

The winners of the New Product Showcase were…

1. HPW – Fruit balls made in the tropics

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Swiss company HPW bagged the top prize for creating value at origin in Ghana with fruit snacks produced in the country.

The firm’s 100% dried fruit range contains no added sugar or fruit concentrate.

The range – in mango, mango-pineapple lime, pineapple-banana-lime, pineapple-passionfruit and mango-passionfruit – is certified vegan and gluten-free.

HPW sources fresh fruit from Ghana and processes and packages its fruit snacks at a facility nearby the plantations, which it says means its fruit is ripe and fresh.

2. Got7 Brasiliero

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German startup Got7 Nutrition took second for Brasiliero, its protein-fortified wafers filled with cocoa cream.

The gluten-free snack brand contains 20% protein from whey protein isolate and hazelnuts.

The product has no sugar added and is sweetened with maltitol and sucralose. A bar retails online for €2.20 ($2.73).

3. Lovechock - Little Love

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Dutch firm Lovechock was awarded third place for its organic, raw and vegan chocolate range ‘Little Love’.

The small 25 g bars come in three flavors – Dark Baobab with 85% cacao, Dark Cherry & Almond  with 85% cacao and Creamy Lucuma (its milk chocolate-like product).

The company uses biodegradable packaging and processes its cocoa, sourced from Ecuador, at low-temperatures. Its products are sweetened with coconut blossom sugar.

ProSweets Packaging Award

Supplier trade fair ProSweets, held parallel to ISM, has also named the winner of its packaging award.

Germany company MyChipsBox took the award for its 100% biodegradable bag.

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