2021 Expo East NEXTY Award Winner

Big Mountain Foods is one of only 23 winners of the New Hope Network 2021 Expo East NEXTY Award for outstanding new products in the natural products industry. The Original Chickpea Tofu won for Best New Speciality Diet. NEXTY Awards are given to products that display outstanding innovation, inspiration and integrity. These products help drive the underlying goal of the natural products industry to deliver more healthful, trusted and sustainable products to consumers. The Original Chickpea Tofu was one of 78 finalists selected by a panel of natural products industry experts from more than 600 entries across 23 categories, including Best New Mission-based Product, Best New Organic Food and Best New Supplement. Winners were announced on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 during the Expo East Virtual Extension.

‘We are honoured to win this prestigious award, says Jasmine Byrne, President of Big Mountain Foods. This win is significant for us as it validates our investment in plant-based innovation. We work hard to produce products that are not only healthy and taste great, but are also sustainable and good for the planet. The Original Chickpea Tofu will be the only tofu in market that is soy-free and made 100% with chickpeas.”

“We consider ourselves industry experts on the New Hope Network editorial team. Through extensive debate and deliberation, we have carefully selected 23 outstanding brands that are pushing the natural products industry towards a healthier and more sustainable future for people and planet,” says Adrienne Smith, who manages the NEXTY Awards program at New Hope Network.

“To rise above hundreds of other nominations is an incredible feat. We are incredibly excited about these products and the impact they can have on our food system. The winners of our NEXTY Awards inspire change and integrity in everything from ingredients to packaging.” The NEXTY Awards is a biannual awards program connected to New Hope Network’s in-person and digital events. They were created to recognize the pinnacle of excellence in the natural products industry, elevating impactful brands and products that inspire a healthy, sustainable future for people and planet.

Learn about the NEXTY Awards at nextyawards.com.