SIAL 2018: Top 10 most notable products

Here are the ten most interesting, different, and noteworthy new products that The Brand Nursery saw at SIAL 2018 in Paris;

1. Black Lemon Cheese – from Dutch cheesemaker Van der Heiden Kaas, this new introduction within their Dilano range is a cheese coloured black with charcoal and infused with lemon flavour; striking, different, and absolutely delicious.


SIAL Top Ten 2018 products

2. Smowl Superfood Mix pouches – an organic snacking pouch containing a blend of coconut milk, wholegrain oats, and superfruits to deliver a healthy, natural, balanced snack in a convenient, contemporary format.

SIAL Top Ten 2018 products


3. Wonky vegetable dips – “The tasty way to rescue food”; tasty dips made from ‘wonky’ vegetables that would otherwise be wasted.

4. Karuzo sweet filled pitas – there were several examples of filled dough products at SIAL 2018 but this one took our eye for being particularly unusual; sweet flavours more commonly associated with cheesecake contained within a sweet pita dough.

Karuzo sweet filled pitas SIAL Top Ten 2018


5. Vivera 100% Plant-Based Steak – Vivera was one of a range of companies offering meat-alternative products, but this new ‘fake steak’ stood out for its convincing appearance.

8. La Fameuse Madeleines – an interesting, eerie pack design with a ghostly portrait of Marcel Proust and a back story that involves Proust’s inability to sleep and his love of madeleines. Really tasty, beautifully textured product too.

SIAL Top Ten 2018


9. Eat & Go! Porridge dessert pots – this Russian offering was striking for its use of a plastic apple to contain the “useful dessert”; a kind of porridge flavoured with apple and using a mix of seeds to enhance its healthy credentials. Perhaps more of a breakfast on-the-go for western society…

Eat and Go SIAL Top Ten 2018


10. After Party Shot – at the end of a hard day and night here’s the perfect nightcap; a functional drink containing Hovenia Dulcis extract “..that has long been used in Korean and Chinese traditional medicine to relieve intoxication after excessive drinking”. Enough said!

SIAL Top Ten 2018


Words by Chris Blythe