January 23, 2021

And the winners of “Best Organic 2021” are…

Bio verlag presented the “Best Organic” award for the third time on November 26th, 2020. The award-winning organic products were determined after a detailed Schrot & Korn customer survey. The readers tried out their selected products and rated them in different categories. Particularly well represented: vegan foods. “With this, Best Organic also makes the trends in the industry visible,” says project manager Franziska Karthaus.

A good 5,000 applicants responded to Schrot & Korn’s call to put organic products to the test. 800 of them were selected to rate the participating products. Top or flop? 100 respondents per product rated the items based on a range of criteria such as taste, packaging design and texture. 27 companies with 35 products faced the judgment of consumers. Both food and natural cosmetics are included.

The best have now been awarded. “Best Organic 2021” are:

  • Nutri + Biscuits Chocolate from Allos
  • “Saatenliebe Pumpkin Seed Grilled Paprika” from Allos
  • Krunchy Joy Nuts from Barnhouse
  • Sheep yoghurt in the Greek style from Bergerie
  • Shea Butter from Bio Planète
  • Crunch Biscuits from Bohlsener Mühle
  • Frying oil rapeseed from Byodo
  • “Nussig” oil cuvée from Die kleine Mühle
  • Rapeseed seed oil cold − warm − hot from Die kleine Mühle
  • Pistachio puree from Jean Hervé • Coconut milk extra 400 ml from MorgenLand
  • Protein spread, chickpea tomato from Nabio
  • Oat Barista from Natumi
  • African Spirit Sauce from Naturata
  • Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil from Ölmühle Fandler
  • Gnocchi from Pasta Nuova
  • Gnocchi di patate dolci from Pasta Nuova
  • Schupfnudeln from Pasta Nuova
  • Organic Barista oat drink from Provamel
  • Organic oat drink without sugar from Provamel
  • Organic Skyr Style from Provamel
  • Almond tonka cream from Rapunzel
  • Polyphenolia olive oil, extra virgin from Rapunzel
  • Blueberry vanilla muesli unsweetened from Rosengarten
  • Beetroot crystals from Schoenenberger
  • Alternative to quark hazelnut from Sojade
  • Falafel traditional from Soto
  • Hemp hand cream from Styx
  • Gutwohl from Voelkel Care
  • Oat drink from Voelkel
  • Organic Fred & Wilma muesli from Zagler
  • Zwergannaise (Vegan Mayo) from Zwergenwiese

This year around 3,850 product samples were sent to 800 consumers. Only natural food and natural cosmetic products that are listed in organic retailers were tested. The assessed categories were spreads, convenience, delicatessen products without refrigeration, yoghurt, yoghurt & quark alternatives, potato products, coconut milk, body care, milk alternatives, muesli, oils, juices and sweet pastries.

The award went to the products that received at least 80 percent of the highest possible rating. Twenty-seven of these products achieved ratings between 80 and 90 percent, and five items even cracked the 90 percent mark. The manufacturers are now allowed to use the label Beste Bio for one year.

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