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Finalists SNAXPO 'SNAC Tank' competition announced

Finalists SNAXPO 'SNAC Tank' competition announced

The 5 snack brands that will pitch their products and business models in the 'SNAC Tank' at the SNAXPO on Tuesday April 2:
(L to R) Top row: Chirps Chips (tortilla chips made using cricket protein), Legally Addictive Foods, offering "part cracker, all cookie" hybrid snacks and Nora Seaweed Snacks
(L to R) Bottom row: Shrewd Food, offering low carb, high protein cookies and crisps and Squeaky Pops, a producer of popped chickpea chips for children

March 31, 2019
Tuesday, April 2 in Orlando, FL, SNAC International's SNAXPO, the trade show for the snack industry, will feature the inaugural 'SNAC Tank', a pitch competition for innovative start-up snack brands.

Five finalists will pitch their products and business models to a panel of expert industry judges for the chance to take home a $20,000 grand prize, as well as valuable connection opportunities to industry mentors to help the winning business scale-up.

Barbara Corcoran, investor, entrepreneur, and judge on the hit show Shark Tank will emcee the competition. Corcoran has invested in over 15 food related companies throughout her time as a 'Shark', including a few new snack brands.

The five finalists:

Chirps Chips

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Chirps Chips

Chirps Chips is a producer of tortilla chips made using sustainable cricket protein, with flavors including BBQ, Cheddar, and Sriracha.

Chirps Chips

Legally Addictive Foods

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Legally Addictive Foods

Legally Addictive Foods is a producer of sweet and savory "part cracker, all cookie" hybrid snacks, with flavors including Everything, O.G, and the recently launched Surprise Party.

Legally Addictive Foods

Nora Seaweed Snacks

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Nora Seaweed Snacks

Nora Seaweed Snacks, whose founders are on a mission to bring the popular Asian snack food to the United States with varieties like Spicy Tempura, Tempura and Crispy.

Nora Seaweed Snacks

Shrewd Food

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Shrewd Food high protein crisps

Shrewd Food is a producer of low carb, high protein cookies and crisps with flavors including Baked Cheddar, Brickoven Pizza, Sriracha Cheddar, and Cookies & Cream.

Shrewd Food

Squeaky Pops

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Squeaky Pops chickpea chips

Squeaky Pops is a producer of popped chickpea chips geared toward helping children snack healthier. Flavors include Cheddar Cheese, Cinnamon and White Cheddar.

Squeaky Pops
Elizabeth Avery, President & CEO, SNAC International:

“SNAC is pleased to provide a platform for some of the most innovative start-up brands in our category to showcase their products at the industry's leading international trade show.”

“Entrepreneurs like these are what makes this category so exciting, and they continue to drive an expanding, evolving snack industry.”
Additionally, three semifinalists will participate by showcasing their products along with the five finalists in the SNAC Tank Showcase inside the SNAXPO exhibit hall, scheduled for 8:00-11:30AM on April 2.

The semifinalists include: Smart Alex Foods; Mozaics; and The Snack Brigade.

Learn more about the SNAC Tank criteria and industry expert judges.
Companies in this Article
Mozaics offers crispy veggie chips loaded with tasty peas as the #1 ingredient.
Nora Seawood Snacks is a producer of snackable seaweed chips
Shrewd Food is a producer of low carb, high protein cookies and crisps with flavors including Baked Cheddar, Brickoven Pizza, Sriracha Cheddar, and Cookies & Cream.
Smart Alex Foods offers great-tasting popped Multi Grain Tortilla Chips.
SNAC International (formerly The Snack Food Association, SFA) is an international trade association of the snack food industry representing snack manufacturers and suppliers.
Squeaky Pops is a popped chickpea snack.
The Snack Brigade offers baked, never-fried puffed snacks branded incredipuffs
Chirps Chips is a producer of tortilla chips made using sustainable cricket protein, with flavors including BBQ, Cheddar, and Sriracha.
Legally Addictive Foods is a producer of sweet and savory 'part cracker, all cookie' hybrid snacks, with flavors including Everything, O.G, and the recently launched Surprise Party.