These value-added products stand out from what’s on the market. In our busy lives, mixing homemade solutions with other that are well-thoughts for us can make all the difference. That’s what we mean by “cuisine union”! When the time comes to choose between two options at the grocery store, do not hesitate to opt for these products, which have won the hearts of a jury of experts, as part of the DUX Grand Prix Awards, a competition that recognize, value and showcase initiatives that inspire Canadians to eat better, live better.

Winner | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Signé caméline camelina seeds, by Oliméga contain 1.5 g of omega-3s, 4 g of fibre and 4 g of protein per serving. They are a local alternative to chia seeds and contain more protein, fewer carbohydrates and fewer calories. What a joy for the jury to test a Quebec product that can replace chia in its many uses!

Winner | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Olymel nitrite-free wieners, by Olymel uses new ingredients to eliminate nitrites in addition to other ingredients that are simple and reassuring, offering consumers a one-of-a-kind product. By choosing to remove nitrites from its hot dog sausages, Olymel is taking on a massively consumed product and causing an undeniable ripple effect. The jury pointed out this honourable effort and liked that the list of ingredients is very simple.

Winner | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Frozen red pepper dessert, by Veraudace are made with organic vegetables. This dessert contains 120 calories per serving and is less sweet than average desserts. The nutrients in the vegetables are preserved to the fullest and the product doesn’t contain dyes or preservatives. The jury strongly believes in the ripple effect this product can have in its sector.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Stefano Faita Sauces, by Les Aliments Faita-Forgione is a line of eight different pasta and pizza sauces made entirely with quality, natural ingredients. The sauces also contain no added sugar or preservatives. This wonderful product has a positive impact on consumers.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Madame Labriski’s cookies, by Madame Labriski Inc. are vegan cookies, containing no refined sugar and no added fat. They are sweetened with date puree and are rich in fibre. With these cookies, the jury considered that Madame Labriski improved her product category by proposing a very good dessert with interesting ingredients.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Broccoli Bliss Nutritional Yeast Topper, by Epicure contain real broccoli florets with salty, yeasty flavours, Epicure’s technology is a combination of yeast flakes, herbs and spices. It is suitable for vegans and is a healthy and beneficial substitute for salt. The jury appreciated the nutritional value of the product and found its many uses interesting.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

A product line of roasted crickets and mealworms, by La Mexicoise Inc. made with Canadian crickets and whole roasted Quebec mealworms. 100% insect protein, no salt, sugar or chemicals. The products contain 20 g of protein per jar or 40 g bag. The jury believes that insects are a great source of protein. They found the texture to be good, as well as the taste.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Dja (African pesto), by Évivi (Saveurs Métisses) is a line of tomato pesto sauces traditionally called Dja. Shrimp and smoked fish season and enhance the nutritional value of these ready-to-cook sauces made with healthy, natural ingredients. Low in fat and salt, they contain no added sugar or preservatives. Inspired by African cuisine, these great new products truly do improve the food supply.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Line of Nutbrown grain-free granola, by La Fourmi Bionique consists of slow-oven-baked mixtures of nuts and seeds that are suitable for the majority of special diets: gluten-free, paleo, kosher, vegan, or simply for a healthy and balanced diet. This product will have a nice ripple effect and tastes great!

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Nordic rice pudding, by Nutrinor is a naturally gluten-free, egg-free, preservative-free and with no artificial colouring, Nordic rice pudding is a great snack and a good alternative for sweet desserts. The jury appreciated that this product contains little fat and a good amount of protein.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Nutritious Granola Bites, by Nutrifrance Ltd. integrated into the OMAX product line, this healthy protein snack is sold in an eight-bite family size or as a two-bite individual size. Prepared in Quebec, the bites are high in fibre, iron and vitamin D. This fresh and tasty product does not contain dyes or preservatives.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Country Style Soup, by Groupe Commensal is a healthy and tasty product, containing a high amount of fibre and protein for a hearty meal. Note its low sodium level compared to other soups on the market. The jury liked this addition to Commensal Group’s existing range of products and appreciated the protein intake it provides.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Deglutenized beers, by Brasseurs du Monde is a process provides an alternative with the same taste, flavours and experience as a traditional beer, without the inconvenience gluten may cause, resulting in the first deglutenized beers brewed in Canada. The jury appreciated this product that fulfills a need without compromising on taste.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Karma Probiotic Wellness Water 532 ml: Strawberry Lemonade and Kiwi Melon, by A. Lassonde Inc. is a
nutrient-enriched spring water, including the patented probiotic GanedenBC30. Nutrients are contained in a press cap and are infused in the water just before consumption, ensuring stability and maximizing benefits.

Winner | DUX Grand Prix 2018

0% M.G Greek yogurt reduced in sugar, by Riviera has managed to produce a product with great nutritional qualities, while being delicious. It responds very well to the definition of sustainable health and is a good example for companies of all sizes.

Finalist | DUX Grands Prix 2019

Coconut Milk Vegan Delight, by Maison Riviera is a fruity, dairy-free vegetable snack comparable to traditional yogurt in terms of nutritional value and creaminess. The protein content of the product caught the jury’s attention as it was higher than other vegan products. A good alternative for people with allergies or who are lactose intolerant.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2018

Range of Jersey milk in a sealed glass bottle, by La Pinte inc. that content protein 20 % higher. Local supply. Reusable and recyclable packaging.

Winner | DUX Grands Prix 2019

Fruit and chia spreads, by Isabelle Huot, Doctor of Nutrition is a fruit and chia spreads contain no added sugar, sweeteners or preservatives. They are made with chia seeds and provide 2 g of fibre per 15 ml serving. The jury particularly noted the well-rounded nutritional value of this product and underlined its Clean Label, which was also very appreciated.

Jury’s favorite | DUX Grands Prix 2019

Apple pie, Sweet Spreads range, by La Transformerie is made with unsold apples, thereby limiting food waste, this spread contains less sugar than traditional jams. Vegan and gluten-free, it is ready to eat. This product revalues very ripe fruits and vegetables by banking on their taste, and, in doing so, is truly re-educating consumers.

WINNER | DUX Grands Prix 2019

LUDA H plant-based nutritional supplement, by LUDA Foods is a plant-based nutritional supplement instantly dissolves in soups, purees and prepared foods for extra protein, fibre, iron and vitamin B12. The members of the jury appreciated that the supplement does not denature the product to which it is added.

WINNER | DUX GRANDS PRIX 2018

Quinta Quinoa, by Quinta Local Superfoods contains 10 grams of proteins per serving and is the only quinoa on the market that is “high in protein”, “rich in zinc and fiber”, “excellent source of iron” and “source of calcium”.

 

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2018

Maple water + Fruit, by ANTIPLUS inc. is an alternative solution to juices and soft drinks, less sweet and 100 % natural.

Finalist | DUX Grand Prix 2018

Frozen fruit bars, by POPS ART is a product mostly added sugar free and made with natural ingredients.

Winner | DUX Grand Prix 2019

Improving the baking quality of grains by Les Moulins de Soulanges has developed a range of technological ingredients that help to develop flavours and provides technical assistance in baking and pastry-making by leveraging agricultural products not normally classed for human consumption. It maximizes agricultural production without compromising on nutritional value.

 

Winner | DUX Grands Prix 2017

Lacrem, masters glaciers is a manufacturer of vegan “ice cream” . As the first company of its kind in Quebec, we are the pioneers in the field of vegan ice cream by offering organic, equitable and eco-responsible products.

Winner | DUX Grands Prix 2017

Allégro par Agropur is a unique lactose-free cheese, low in fat and calories, offers a sense of satiety due to its high protein content. The Allégro Probio contains active probiotic cultures that help maintain good intestinal health and strengthen the immune system. They are both an excellent source of calcium.

WINNER | DUX GRANDS PRIX 2019

Plant-based meat, by Vegeat Foods Inc. is a minced vegetable shapeable “meat” that retains the shape given to it. It’s made with natural ingredients that have a high protein content (20%), and they are GMO- and allergen-free. The jury stressed that the product has an excellent taste and a great texture. Produit available June 2019

 

Winner | DUX Grands Prix 2019

InFlavor, by Bonduelle is a process that makes it possible to extract some of the free water contained in vegetables before freezing to preserve their cellular structure, and, consequently, their organoleptic and nutritional qualities.

Finalist | DUX Grands Prix 2018

Melio pasta, by Melio is a product rich in proteins and enable a sustainable and responsible diet.

Winner | DUX GRANDS PRIX 2019

Epikura, by Prophagia Inc. is a full menu of foods whose texture is adapted for people with difficulty eating, chewing and swallowing. Safe, nutritious and tasty, these ready-to-eat foods with adapted textures contain a recommended daily intake of protein between 12 to 17 g.

 

Finalist | DUX Grands Prix 2019

Organic cheeses and butters, by Fromagerie L’Ancêtre is a project involves ten dairy farmers who decided to challenge the current agri-food model by converting to organic farming. Being a precursor in the field of organic farming improves the way food is produced and has a positive impact on the environment.

Winner | DUX Grands Prix 2018

BAC M35, by Fumoir Grizzly is an all-natural bio-ingredient with no adverse effects on products. This discovery is the result of more than 15 years of research in partnership with Laval University.

Winner | DUX GRANDS PRIX 2018

Golden fruit for the organic cultivation of cranberry is to offer berries and their by-products in an environmentally friendly way to reduce its environmental footprint. Through its environmental practices and organic farming, Fruit d’Or preserves biodiversity and natural resources.

 

Winner | DUX Grands Prix 2019

Raised by a Canadian farmer, by the Chicken Farmers of Canada is a program that demonstrates farmers’ commitment in raising their poultry, which must meet the highest standards of care, quality and sustainability.

Winner | DUX Grands Prix 2019

Pur éclat of maple or fruit, by Les Technologies CL Dufour inc. is a process extracts a portion of water and sugar present in the composition, thereby increasing antioxidants, phenols and minerals.

Finalist | DUX GRANDS PRIX 2018

Partenaire Bœuf Québec, by Société des parcs d’engraissement du Québec / Bœuf Québec is a program involves the coordination of a production chain that attributes value to the work of Quebec farmers while meeting consumers’ demand for local, high-quality beef and their desire to purchase from farmers who are committed to sustainable production.

 

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