2014 Delicious Living Magazine's Best Bite Awards Winners Revealed

Awards highlight standout food and beverage products for flavor, nutrition and innovation in the natural, organic and healthy living marketplace

Jun 17, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

BOULDER, Colo., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delicious Living magazine, a trusted health and wellness resource for more than 25 years, announces the winners of its second annual Best Bite Awards. These awards feature the top natural, organic and healthy living packaged food and beverage products now available on store shelves.

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"We are thrilled to present the winners and finalists for Delicious Living's second annual Best Bite Awards," says Senior Food Editor Jenna Blumenfeld. "With an eye toward clean ingredients, exceptional nutrition, and of course, top-notch taste, these exemplary products embody what the natural industry is truly about: excellent health, conscious sourcing, and pure deliciousness." 

The winning lineup includes products in key categories including gluten free, paleo, vegan and raw, as well as brands leading the way in sustainability, social advocacy and market influence.

The 2014 Delicious Living magazine Best Bite Award winners are:

Best Vegan Butter Substitute: Nutiva Organic Buttery Spread
Finalists: Earth Balance Organic Whipped Natural Buttery Spread; Spectrum Organic Butter Flavor Shortening

Best Vegan Milk: Silk Almond Coconut Blend
Finalists: Califia Farms Iced Coffee with Almondmilk Cocoa Noir; Pacific All Natural Hemp Non-Dairy Beverage Vanilla

Best Vegan Ice Cream: Steve's Ice Cream Cold-Brewed Cinnamon Coffee
Finalists: NadaMoo Mmm … Maple Pecan; Mr. Dewie's Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert Coffee 

Best Vegan Cheese: Treeline Soft French-Style Cheese
Finalists: Follow Your Heart Mozzarella; Go Veggie Grated Parmesan

Best Nut Butter: Dastony Sprouted Almond Butter
Finalists: Yumbutter "Om-mond" Almond Butter; Once Again Organic Sunflower Seed Butter, Sugar & Salt Free

Best Jam or Jelly: The Ginger People Organic Ginger Spread
Finalists: Blake Hill Preserves Raspberry & Hibiscus Flower; Crofter's Just Fruit Spread Organic Wild Blueberry

Best Cold-Pressed Juice: Suja Fiji
Finalists: Evolution Fresh Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger; Forager Project Roots "A"

Best Energy: B'More Organic Skyr Smoothie Caffe Latte
Finalists: Little Miracles Organic Energy Green Tea; Sambazon Energy Mocha Java

Best Low- or No-Calorie: Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Tea
Finalists: Veri Organic Soda Orange; Virgil's Zero Dr. Better

Best Kombucha: Reed's Culture Club Kombucha Goji Ginger
Finalists: Clearly Kombucha Asian Pear; High Country Kombucha Rainforest Nectar

Best Gluten-Free Bread: Rudi's Gluten-Free Multigrain
Finalists: Canyon Bakehouse San Juan 7-Grain; Food for Life Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread

Best Gluten-Free Cereal: Love Grown Foods Power O's Honey
Finalists: Nature's Path Sunrise Crunchy Maple; New England Naturals Organic Berry Coconut Granola

Best Allergen-Free Breakfast: Zemas Multigrain Pancake & Waffle Mix
Finalists: Amy's Gluten Free Tofu Scramble Breakfast Wrap; Freedom Foods Ancient Grain Flakes

Best Allergen-Free Snack: Hope to Go Dark Chocolate and Crackers
Finalists: Crunchies Freeze Dried Organic Strawberries; Quinn Popcorn Kale & Sea Salt

Best Paleo Snack: Barnana Organic Original Chewy Banana Bites
Finalists: The New Primal Grass-Fed Beef Jerky; WholeMe WakeMe Bar

Best Raw Snack: Navitas Naturals Superfood + Cashews Maca Maple
Finalists: Brussel Bytes Chili Pumpkin Seed Crunch; Health Warrior Chia Bar

Best Raw Meal Replacement: Core Defender Meal Raw Almond Raisin
Finalists: ProBar Fuel Blueberry; Vega One Bar Chocolate Cherry Almond

Best Paleo Bar: Tanka Bar Buffalo Meat with Cranberries
Finalists: Simple Squares Organic Snack Bar Coconut; Steve's Paleofig Bar

Best Gluten- & Allergen-Free Bar: Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Bar
Finalists: Bakery On Main Truebar Apricot Almond Chai; Two Moms In The Raw Gojiberry Nut Bar

Best Transparency: One Degree Veganic Sesame Sunflower Bread
Finalists: Justin's Maple Almond Butter; Nutiva Red Palm Oil Unrefined

Best Mission Driven: This Bar Saves Lives
Finalists: Make a Stand! Lemon-aid; Tea Tibet Harmony Spiced Tea

Best Allergen-Free Entree: Saffron Road Chana Saag
Finalists: Evol Gluten Free Chicken Burrito; Ian's Mac & No Cheese

Best Vegetarian Frozen Meal: Luvo Kale Ricotta Ravioli
Finalists: Annie's Homegrown Family Size Frozen Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese; Asherah's Gourmet VeganBurgers

Best Gluten-Free Pasta: Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice Ramen with Miso Soup
Finalists: Ancient Harvest Quinoa Rotelle; Tolerant Organic Red Lentil Penne

Best Vegetarian Meat Replacement: Neat Mexican Mix
Finalists: Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips; Sweet Earth Hickory & Sage Smoked Seitan Bacon

Best Tea: Numi Organic Tea
Finalists: The Republic of Tea; Rishi Tea

Best Condiment: Mama Jess Garden Ketchup
Finalists: Bragg Ginger & Sesame Salad Dressing; Organicville Sky Valley Sriracha Sauce

Best Chip: Late July Organic How Sweet Potato It Is
Finalists: Food Should Taste Good Multigrain; Kettle Organic Sweet Chili Garlic

Best Gluten-Free Baking Mix: GinnyBakes Lovely Brownie Bliss
Finalists: Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix; Purely Elizabeth Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

To determine the winners, Delicious Living's editorial team assessed products based on flavor, ingredients, leadership and innovation.   

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