ReGrained Wins NEXTY Award
The Berkeley-based sustainable-snack company upcycles beer-brewing grains.
Image courtesy of ReGrained
Berkeley-based Regrained — which manufactures sustainable snacks using upcycled grains rescued from the beer-brewing process — won a coveted NEXTY Award this month at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim.
Joining a line of chewy bars, the company's new savory puffed snacks in chef-driven flavors are also made with ReGrained's patented technology.
The company's green ambitions encompass even its packaging, as plans are afoot to package ReGrained products in fully certified compostable materials within a year.
"We are on a mission to better align the food we eat with the planet we love and winning the Editors' Choice NEXTY is incredible validation that we are making progress," said Regrained's chief executive officer Daniel Kurzrock after receiving the award at the recent Expo West festival.
"We are honored to receive this award and proud to be part of an industry ecosystem that cares deeply about people, planet and a better future!" Kurzrock said.
"These four products represent the future of the natural products industry where sustainability and transparency are the norm," said Jessie Shafer, content director at New Hope Network and one of the NEXTY judges.
"Our industry can have a huge influence on how big manufacturers and mainstream buyers think about consumer packaged goods. The winners of our NEXTY awards inspire change and integrity in everything from ingredients to packaging," Shafer said in a press release.