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Ingredient Spotlight: Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder: Plant-Based, Clean Taste



Almond Protein Powder is Blue Diamond’s newest innovation in almond ingredients. The Blue Diamond team is committed to doing what it does best: driving advancements in food through healthy ingredient innovation. Almond Protein Powder, the newest product from the almond experts, will surely do just that — set a new industry standard for clean, healthy, plant-based products that add value across multiple food categories.

The significance of including almond protein as a value-added inclusion in products spanning a wide range of food categories is not lost on consumers. Among ready-to-drink (RTD) protein shake users, protein bar users, and protein smoothie users, almond protein had significantly higher purchase intent than whey, soy, or pea protein.1

Studies show that almonds are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, calcium, potassium and magnesium. They have a healthy fat profile, and are cholesterol-free and gluten-free. These very nutritious attributes convey a positive, consumer-affirmed, health-halo for all almond ingredients, especially almond protein powder.

In addition to its nutritional benefits, every single Blue Diamond almond is grown on a Blue Diamond grower-owned farm in California. This is key, as 83% of formulators say U.S.-sourced proteins are very important.2 Blue Diamond’s 3,000+ grower-owners’ farms are sustainability focused and utilize state-of-the-art equipment designed to efficiently nurture and harvest the best almonds possible. As the world’s largest almond grower and processor, these premium almonds are available year-round.

You can find almonds in products ranging from the tastiest yogurts to the crispiest crackers. Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, identified healthy food options as one of the six key global food trends currently influencing the market place.3 Consumers are craving healthier, more natural ingredients that don’t sacrifice taste or texture — and the culinary world has taken notice. Almonds have stood out as a nutrient-packed, delicious super-food that can fill a variety of needs and keep pace with the latest consumer trends.

According to the Global Food Forum’s Protein Ingredients R&D Report, taste is the most important characteristic to consumers with regards to protein. The importance of a clean taste and good flavor rises above other measurements such as texture, color and physiochemical properties.4

Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder doesn’t require flavor or texture masking like other sources of protein. Almond Protein’s taste is clean and its extra-fine texture is smooth enough for any application.

When consumers were asked which type of protein they considered the best tasting, 77% listed almond protein. Having a clean taste and smooth texture allows for more versatility and less masking agents, making for a cleaner label.

Why is Almond Protein Powder a great choice?

Almonds are in line with the most dominant food trends of the last decade. Almond Protein Powder is no exception. This versatile, non-GMO Project Verified, California-sourced ingredient will work well in most applications. With unequaled almond supply, Blue Diamond will keep you stocked year-round. Whether you’re looking for a new protein powder supplement, a clean tasting, smooth, protein-packed addition to your smoothie, a complementary punch of protein for your snack bar, or a healthy and exciting protein option for your everyday food and drink customers, Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder has exactly what you need.

About Blue Diamond

We pack a lot into every almond. And every partnership.

This single, delicious nut has nearly endless possibilities. Helping you realize the potential is our expertise, and our satisfaction comes in knowing that you’re getting the greatest possible return on your investment.

Since our humble beginnings in 1910 as a small grower’s cooperative in central California, we’ve been building long-lasting partnerships with our customers. Today, more than 50% of California’s growers are members of the Blue Diamond family. Every one of them is proud to be a part of the world’s largest and most trusted supplier of almonds.

When we partner with our customers, we’re doing more than filling orders. We are filling in the blanks. Asking the right questions. Suggesting alternatives that can optimize your product, from the perfect crunch in your cereal to a flavor profile that complements your yogurt. We have the variety, the forms, and the expertise to meet your exacting specifications, as well as the uninterrupted supply to keep your manufacturing on schedule.  Read More







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Chocolate Spotlight: Crunchy Almond Butter Bar

Almonds are delish. Almond butter, even more so. Now you can find them both in our exciting new single-origin chocolate. What to expect? A smooth and intensely rich 40% milk chocolate combined with the crunchy texture and buttery flavour of our roasted almond pieces. This bar will satisfy your nutty needs and, even better, has no nasty chemicals, additives or artificial stuff.

We’ve collaborated with Casa Luker on this bar - some badass cocoa growers from Columbia. Not only do they produce delish cocoa beans but they also concentrate their efforts on enriching the lives of the communities they work with through education, training and providing life changing opportunities. Find out more about them here

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Milk Powder, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavour) Roasted Almonds (14%), Salt
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About the company

Our mission is to make superfoods delicious. We've started our range with a selection of superfood-infused chocolate bars, but keep checking back for new products.



Company: Doisy & Dam
Brand: Doisy & Dam
Origin: UK
Category: Chocolate
Packaging: 25g
Claims: Crunchy
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price:  £1.20
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: http://doisyanddam.com/




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Drink Spotlight: Califia Farms Organic Almond Homestyle Nutmilk



Our Organic Homestyle Almond Nutmilk starts with organic almonds nuts, and then we add water, salt, and oats. That’s it. Pure what-you-see-is-what-you-get goodness, from our kitchen to yours — as natural as nuts on a tree.


  • USDA Certified Organic
  • No stabilizers or gums
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, kosher, vegan, BPA-free
  • Allergen statement: contains coconut, macadamia, cashew, almond


Ingredients: Nutmilk (Water, Almond*, Macadamia*), Less than 2% of the following: Oat Bran*, Sea Salt, Coconut Cream*, Cashew* - *Certified Organic






About the company

We're Califia Farms. We bring you the most delicious, good-for-the-world foods by applying creativity and innovation to nature's bounty, because we believe the world needs a healthier, plant-based food system.

We use passion, insight and intuition to whip natural ingredients into foods and drinks that actually love you back. How do our products love you back? They love your body by being natural and GMO-free. They love your planet by being sustainably-sourced. They love your taste buds by combining unique ingredients for the best flavors. They love your other senses by looking good, feeling great, and conveniently popping up at your local store: the total package. Read More




Company: Califia Farms
Brand: Califia Farms
Origin: USA
Category: Almond Milk
Packaging: 25.4 fl oz (750 ml)
Claims: Organic. Dairy Free. Soy Free. Non-GMO
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator







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Food Spotlight: Betsy’s Best All Natural Gourmet Almond Butter



Enjoy the delicious, award-winning taste and texture of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter! It features high-quality, super food ingredients that include almonds mixed into a sweet and flavorful gourmet spread of cinnamon, chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt, and organic honey.  The taste and texture is now endorsed by professional chefs as the recipient of the ChefsBest® 2017 Quality in Craft Award.*

Try some on dark chocolate, your morning whole grain muffin, or a delicious apple slice.


Ingredients: almonds, chia seeds, sunflower oil, demerara sugar, organic honey, cinnamon, pink himalayan salt, stevia, natural flavors

*The ChefsBest® Quality in Craft Award is awarded to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs.This product contains almonds.



About Betsy's Best

Let's cut to the chase. It seems like so much healthy food these days is totally boring. And you know what?  I don’t like boring. I’m all about adding fun and sophistication to delicious and natural foods.

Known as “Betsy Crocker” since my sorority days, I was always finding creative ways to make tasty - yet healthy - food for my friends. And one day it hit me, why not make my unique gourmet foods available to everyone? So began Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters.

As a registered dietitian and the 2015 Florida Young Mother of the Year, I hate it when I see chemicals and artificial ingredients junking up healthy and delicious foods like peanut butter (there’s nothing gourmet about partially hydrogenated soybean oil.)

I only use wholesome, natural ingredients in my Gourmet Peanut, Almond, Cashew Butter, and Seed Butter, mixed with unique flavors like cinnamon and chia seeds, to create products that are totally nutritious, delicious and different.

My only real worry? My Betsy’s Best products are so addicting, you’ll have a hard time sticking to one serving. So as any good dietitian would tell you, practice portion control!



Company: Betsy's Best
Brand: All Natural Gourmet Almond Butter
Origin: US
Category: Spreads
Packaging: 12 oz.
Claims: Non-GMO
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $14.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator



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Snack Spotlight: ThinkThin Coconut Almond Chia Protein & Superfruit Bar



Nourish yourself with a delicious blend of sweet coconut, protein-packed almonds, and omega-rich chia seeds. Packed with protein and superfruit flavor, this soft and chewy baked bar will treat your taste buds and help energize you throughout the day. That’s what makes it the supercharged snack that gives you maximum goodness in every bite.

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Organic Almond Protein, Organic Sunflower Protein), Date Paste, Chicory Root Fiber, Whole Grain Oats, Almonds, Glycerin, Unsweetened Coconut, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Dark Chocolate drops (Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Dextrose, Organic Vanilla), Chia Seeds, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Baking Powder (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch), Vitamin A Palmitate.

Contains: Tree Nuts (Almonds, Coconut).

Made in a facility that also processes peanuts, soy, eggs, and other tree nuts.

These gluten free bars contain 10 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, and are made with nutritious ingredients such as chia seeds, nuts and whole grains.



About the Company
Finding nutritious snacks on the go had always been difficult for busy, single mother of two, Lizanne Falsetto. During her former career as a model, she had started making better-for-you versions of her Italian grandmother’s recipes and sharing them on photo shoots. Before long, word of her delicious, portable and nutritious snacks spread and the idea for thinkThin® was born. Read More




Company: Think Thin
Brand: Think Thin
Origin: USA
Category: Bars
Packaging:  1.9oz bar
Claims:  10 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber
Price: $2.59
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: thinkproducts.com











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Supplement Spotlight: Almond Pro™ Launches First-ever Almond Protein Powder – Shakes



MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching in late 2015, Almond Pro™ has earned praise from the natural food and fitness industry for its innovative and healthy approach to nutrition. The company's flagship product – Organic High Protein Almond Flour – contains 65% less fat and 60% more protein than ordinary almond flour, and offers the same degree of versatility in the kitchen. Now, Almond Pro™ is adding to its catalog with the launch of their Almond Protein Powder. The powder will launch with two flavors – chocolate and vanilla – and will be available at http://almondpro.com/ and on Amazon.


"What really excites everyone behind the project is that something like this has never been done before," says Almond Pro™ President and CEO Caulen Foster. "The response we received after releasing our Organic High Protein Almond Flour was amazing, so we knew we had to set the bar really high for our next product. I feel extremely confident in saying that we hit the mark with this one."

Each serving of Almond Protein Powder contains 19g of almond protein, 6g of natural fiber and 14 essential vitamins and minerals, and is made from real almonds – not just almond flavor. What really separates Almond Pro™ products from the competition is their much lower fat to protein ratio, which is made possible by the company's "pressurized extraction" technique. Using this artisanal method, the company significantly reduces the amount of fat contained in its almonds, thereby increasing the protein content of its products. This innovation has helped Almond Pro™ become the nation's leader in the development of high protein almond products.

Almond Pro™'s mission is to give consumers new ways to enjoy the many health benefits of almonds. Importantly, Almond Protein Powder doesn't have any artificial colors and flavors, or fillers that increase volume without adding nutritional value. The product is also gluten free and vegan friendly, non-GMO, and contains no lactose, dairy or soy – making it a great choice for anyone with food sensitivities. Plus, consumers watching their macronutrient intake now have a much healthier, more ethical alternative than typical protein powders.

Reviews of Almond Pro™'s first product – Organic High Protein Almond Flour – have been overwhelmingly positive, earning the company a nearly 4.5 star rating on Amazon. Health-conscious consumers can discover more about how Almond Pro™ is shaking up the nutrition landscape and be among the first to learn of new product launches by liking the company on Facebook and following it on Instagram. Currently in development are several new flavors of Almond Protein Powder. Almond Pro™ offers free shipping on all of its products.

About Almond Pro, LLC

Almond Pro™ is a company that's dedicated to providing high protein almond products to consumers across the globe. We like to think of Almond Pro™ as a brand that promotes innovation. We've started this pursuit by becoming the leading distributor and retailer of organic high protein almond flour in the United States with future products already in development. We also believe in quality. It is our promise to ensure that all Almond Pro™ products are formulated from natural ingredients free of GMOs, artificial sweeteners, fillers, or gluten. We are setting out to change this industry, and we're confident that when you purchase an Almond Pro™ product, you'll be as happy to consume it as we are to have put it in your hands.










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Snack Spotlight: Bear Naked™ Real Nut Energy Bars, Almond Cranberry



Our yummy Real Nut Energy Bars are made with a thoughtfully crafted blend of energy-dense ingredients that give you natural energy to get out and play. So tear into it!


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About the Company

Bear Naked was born when two individuals had a raw, unstoppable craving. A craving for more. More adventure. More life. More joy. More now. And a better, way to fuel it all.

So they set out on an epic adventure. An adventure to find the absolute best nourishment this world has to offer. Soon, others joined them. And they became we ... or ... us. You get the idea. And who are we? A clan of forever-explorers who believe that everything can be made more awesome.



Company: Bear Naked
Brand: Real Nut Energy Bars, Almond Cranberry
Origin: USA
Category: Bars
Packaging: 57g bars
Claims: Contains almond, soy, peanut and coconut; provides you with natural energy.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: https://www.bearnaked.com



Bear Naked™ Real Nut Energy Bars, Almond Cranberry



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Food Spotlight: Barney Honey & Flax Almond Butter



Honey and almonds are just a marriage made in heaven. Add flax and that’s just a commitment you’re going to want to make. Our signature blanched almonds sweetened up with a touch of honey and then complimented further with the earthiness of omega rich flax. It’s a yin and yang thing.


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Blanched Roasted Almonds, Flaxseeds, Palm Fruit Oil, Organic & Fair Trade Cane Sugar, Powdered Honey.






About the company

We have a nutty love story that involves a random introduction in sunny southern California, a shared passion and dream for “making something positive for the world”, and a splash of serendipitous circumstances that led us to Fresno, and a little almond butter company trying to get off the ground.  We’ve been spreading the love about Barney Butter ever since.

We are BARNEY. Thank you for being a part of our almond evolution.



Company: Barney Butter
Brand: Honey & Flax Almond Butter
Origin: USA
Category: Spreads
Packaging: 0.6 oz. and 10 oz.
Claims: Peanut-free and gluten-free.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 0.6 oz. 24-pack $12.49, 0.6 oz. 6-pack $3.60, 10 oz. $7.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: https://barneybutter.com/






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Drink Spotlight: Califia Farms Unsweetened Better Half Creamer



When the whole > the sum of its parts. When every day is better than the last. When coffee meets Califia… love happens. You’ve met your better half.

Treat your coffee kindly.

Ingredients: Almondmilk (water, almonds), Coconut Cream, Natural Flavors, Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum.

Allergen Statement: Allergen Statement: Contains: Almonds, Coconut



Unsweetened Better Half Creamer


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About the company

We’re Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), and our mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishmentthrough sustainably-sourced natural ingredients. We're led by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, bringing you beautifully bottled goodness from the San Joaquin Valley. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior queen Califia who ruled over the mythical island of California. Spanish conquistadors believed they had discovered Califia’s bountiful island when they first explored California.



Company: Califia Farms
Brand: Unsweetened Better Half Creamer
Origin: US
Category: Dairy Drinks
Packaging: 10.5 fl. oz.
Claims: GMO free, BPA free, gluten-free and vegan.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://www.califiafarms.com/


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Snack Spotlight: Probar Almond Butter




Spreadable flavor perfection with organic almond butter and, yerba matte caffeine.

• 25mg Caffeine from Yerba Mate
• 5g Protein
• 190 Calories
• Certified Organic
• Certified Gluten Free
• Non-GMO Project Certified







About the company

When Jeff Coleman moved to Park City, Utah in 2002, he was an ‘eat whatever’s there’ kind of guy. Exploring hundreds of miles of Park City trails changed him as it occurred to him that Philly Cheesesteaks and martinis were not the best choices for refueling. Jeff wanted to make more informed decisions about nutrition. He sought out a well-respected local food coach to help educate him about the nutritional benefits of eating simple, real foods. He learned that good, whole food was integral not only to athletic performance, but also overall health and wellness. Jeff’s cheesesteak days were over!

Soon after, at a health food store in Park City, Jeff tried a locally made energy bar. He was surprised a bar so healthy didn’t taste like flavored cardboard. The bar was truly delicious! In one bite PROBAR® smashed all his preconceived notions of what a sports nutrition bar could taste like. Jeff was convinced “In this busy world, we are constantly at risk of making unhealthy food choices. PROBAR® is a great tasting, whole food alternative that is convenient and uncompromising in quality.” Within a month he committed to fund and grow the company, eventually going on to buy it outright. Read More



Company: Probar
Brand: Probar
Origin: USA
Category: Snack Bar
Packaging: 10-Pack (10 X 1.15 oz packet)
Claims: Protein. Organic. Gluten Free. Non-GMO
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $29.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locations
Website: theprobar.com


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