The 2020 Food Essentials Awards

The Taste for Life Food Essentials Awards may provide the most fun we have at work all year. What’s not to love about eating and drinking your way through tasty offerings from trusted brands?

We hope this showcase helps point you toward some wholesome, satisfying choices.


Abilyn’s Frozen Bakery Ice Cream Cake offers real ingredients for any time you crave a decadent, gluten-free ice cream dessert.

Bragg Organic Coconut Liquid Aminos Soy-Free Seasoning is an all-purpose flavoring option that enlivens salads, noodles, and much more!

Brown Cow Whole Milk Yogurt Maple is rich and creamy. A joy to eat for breakfast, at snack time, or to top a bowl of fruit for a yummy dessert!

Calypso Light Southern Peach Lemonade bombs your taste buds with amazing peach flavor! A perfect drink to slake your thirst.

Cappello’s Grain Free Spinach with Caramelized Onion White Pizza is utterly delightful. Its tasty almond flour crust puts many other frozen gluten-free pizzas to shame.

Carlson Olive Your Heart Olive Oil & Fish Oil blends extra-virgin olive oil and fish oil to deliver heart-healthy omega 3s EPA and DHA. Available in a variety of flavors.

Deep Indian Kitchen Chicken Tikka Masala offers dynamite restaurant-level flavor and 25 grams of protein at an affordable price.

Eden Foods Organic Baked Beans Sweet Sorghum helps you put heart-healthy food on the table quickly. In addition to great taste, you get high levels of fiber, iron, magnesium, and other key nutrients.

Elmhurst 1925 Oat Latte Cacao blends coffee, cacao, and oat milk in a smooth drink with just 6 grams of sugar. In addition to increased alertness, you get 26 grams of whole grains.

Omegas? Check. High in fiber? Check. Rich in protein? You got it. You can’t go wrong starting the day with these English muffins.

Green Mountain Creamery Greek Nonfat Yogurt Vanilla uses milk that’s hormone free to create a smooth, delicious treat with 13 grams of protein.

Happy Family Organics Happy Tot Super Bellies appeals to little kids who won’t suspect these fruit purees support immune and digestive health with every bite!

Honey Stinger Caramel Waffle is a sweet treat. With honey sandwiched between two waffles, what’s not to love? Use it as a post-workout snack or as pre-activity fuel.

Irwin Naturals FloChi Graham Cracker Decadence with CBD is a delicious, sweet spread with 250 milligrams of CBD full-spectrum hemp extract per container.

Justin’s Maple Almond Butter achieves perfection. Spread it on apple slices and you’ve reached healthy snack nirvana.

Kite Hill Everything Cream Cheese, made from almond milk, is full of delicious herbs and seeds. You’ll feel you’ve died and gone to heaven!

Klean Kanteen TKWide with Chug Cap 32 oz vacuum-insulated water bottles make staying hydrated easier. Take this sturdy container on all your adventures to keep drinks piping hot or icy cold!

Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix Buttermilk powers you up for the day with 14 grams of protein delivered in the awesome form of flapjacks and waffles.

Miyoko’s Tomorrow’s Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Butter is 100% crafted from plants and tastes exactly like butter. Enough said.

NOW Foods Organic Caramel Monk Fruit Zero-Calorie Liquid Sweetener works like a charm with just a few drops! It’s up to 200 times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way.

Nutiva Organic Avocado Oil has a high smoke point for use in grilling, stir-frying, baking, broiling, and medium- to high-heat cooking. And you get potassium, folate, and vitamins K, C, and E. Score!

Onya Sandwich Wraps made from recycled bottles, with a food-safe lining, help reduce plastic use. Cheerful color combos make you want to use them again and again!

Pipcorn Baked Heirloom Cheese Balls Cheddar Jalapeño are  better-for-you cheese balls! Made with real ingredients, they’re baked, not fried for guilt-free munching.

Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce pleases party-goers with its mouth-watering flavor and just the right heat. Keto and Paleo certified, Whole30-approved.

Quorn Meatless Spicy Patties provide a closer taste and texture to meat than other plant-based veggie burgers, thanks in part to being made from fermented mycoprotein.

Rebbl Maca Mocha Balancing Elixir keeps your inner kid happy with its creaminess while the balancing herbs help soothe your stressed-out adult self.

SkinnyDipped Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Almonds offer mind-blowing flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Wild Planet Skipjack Wild Tuna is sustainably pole and line caught. Light in color, big in flavor! Produced with no added water, oil, or fillers.