Coconut chips win annual award at Fruit Logistica

February 9, 2018

Pook Coconut Chips, from Pook Foods in Germany, has won the 2018 Fruit Logistica Innovation Award. Trade show visitors voted over a two-day period at the exposition, held each year in Berlin.

The crispy chips, made from Thai coconut without any oil or fat, are available in Original Sea Salt, Mango Sea Salt and Chocolate Sea Salt flavors. They are vegan, gluten-free and free from preservatives. The manufacturer recommends them as a snack or as a topping for salads, cereal, yogurt, ice cream and much more.

“We are a small company which set up only recently in September 2016. This award is a big surprise and especially important for us,” said the company’s founder and managing director Kanokporn Holtsch.

Second place went to the dark brown tomato “Adora” from HM Clause from Spain. This tomato is a variant of the variety Marmande, a particularly robust old ribbed beef tomato variety that ripens very early. What sets the new Adora apart is its balanced, intensely sweet and sour taste, excellent shelf life, firmness and good nutritional values.

Third place went to the grass paper from the German paper mill Scheufelen. This organic packaging material consists of up to 50 percent fresh grass fiber and is completely recyclable and biodegradable.

In 2018, Fruit Logistica attracted over 3,100 exhibitors from more than 80 countries and more than 75,000 buyers and trade visitors from 130 countries attended. The Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) was presented for the thirteenth time in