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Oct 19, 2021

It’s common for someone to see a jar of NuttZo for the first time and wonder, ‘Why is it upside down?’ The majority of the brand’s nut- and seed-based butters are packaged such that the twist cap is at the base of the jar, allowing for the ingredients’ natural oils to rise to the top and make it easier for...


Oct 15, 2021

This episode highlights notable news and new products from the perspective of Taste Radio hosts Ray Latif, Jacqui Brugliera and Mike Schneider, including an unusual cola collaboration, a groundbreaking law impacting CBD brands, flavor-driven innovation in overnight oatmeal, RTD cocktails and hummus. The show also...


Oct 12, 2021

Like many food and beverage entrepreneurs, Buddha Brands co-founders Chris Magnone and Mark Cigos introduced themselves to the industry as exhibitors at Natural Products Expo West. At the time, the Canadian business partners were marketing coconut water, a product they saw as an anchor for a platform of premium and...


Oct 5, 2021

Four inspired founders. Four disruptive brands. Four stories about innovation, preparation and persistence.

In this episode, recorded at Natural Products Expo East 2021, Taste Radio editor Ray Latif sat down with four early-stage and emerging brand owners, including Emily Griffith, the founder and CEO of Lil Bucks, a...


Oct 1, 2021

It was an unconventional convention, yet Natural Products Expo East 2021 was nevertheless a memorable event. Following a one-year hiatus, the annual trade show settled into its new home in Philadelphia where Taste Radio hosts Ray Latif, John Craven and Mike Schneider met with dozens of food and beverage brand exhibitors...