As consumers around the world become more discerning and eating habits evolve, food producers have their work cut out for them. To keep up with trends in a world inching towards healthier, smarter, more sustainable food, the industry needs to innovate continuously.
Estonia, for one, is stepping up to the challenge. Quick to react and adapt to changing moods thanks to its small size and forward-thinking approach, this tiny Northern European country today exports its clean Nordic flavours to upwards of 100 markets around the globe.
And with good reason. With some of the cleanest air in the world and nearly a fifth of its farmland organic, Estonia is the second-largest organic farming country in Europe and has the planet’s second-cleanest food.
Some of the country’s top food producers are bringing the flavour to Gulfood this year, ready to show the world how to do clean and green the Nordic way.
Balsnack International Holding AS is a family business founded in 1992 and the biggest potato chips manufacturer in Estonia. What started out as a company that wanted to offer something special and unique for the Baltic markets has grown to be a known player worldwide.
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The EBM Grupp AS is a terminal for transshipment, storage and pouring of vegetable oils. As of today, we are one of the most modern enterprises in this business in the Baltic states. We work with all types of vegetable oils and use the latest technologies and equipment. Quality and the safety of our products are the major priorities of EBM Grupp AS.
Veganic is a family business that was established in 1993 in Tallinn, Estonia.
Last years the world is changing rapidly and we are changing too. So we introduced a unique Plant-Based meat line-up that can really matter. Our products are suitable for HoReCa, Food Service, B2B factory cooperation and of course retail. Our recipe can be easily adjusted for any world cuisines depending on our client preferences.
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Heimon Fish products are good for you and a better choice for the environment. Our goal is to make sure that it will be possible to enjoy tasty, healthy and responsibly produced fish in the future as well. Therefore, we critically examine the different stages of our production process and through continuous development and curious experimentation we strive to sometimes make even the impossible, possible. We take responsibility for the future of clean food, the fish industry and our environment.
We farm the fish ourselves in Renko, Kokkola (Finland) and Saaremaa (Estonia) and produce our products respecting tradition and pure taste. Since the entire production chain is in our hands, we are able to ensure the high quality of our products
AS JAPS, the leading seafood processing company in Estonia, was founded in 1992 in Pärnu, to produce the best local seafood in the region by practicing responsible and sustainable sourcing of fish. Over the years AS JAPS has developed strong relations in Estonia as well as trades abroad by working closely with partners in Denmark, Germany, France, The United States, The Netherlands, Russia, and Switzerland. The company prides itself with the state of the art facilities and technology.
The main activities at AS JAPS include catching, filleting and processing. Our production line comprises pike-perch, pike, perch (wild catch), eel (farmed in Estonia), Baltic herring, and other fish. The production facilities and freezer that comply with EU standards were completed in 1998. Our Veterinary approval number is EE207EU
You know that feeling, when you get surprised? When you learn something new and it feels good? The feeling of Surprise reveals the same chemical, as Joy. It is serotonin. We do see the feeling, when children surprise or rejoice. They rejoice about butterfly. They rejoice about colour pencils. They rejoice about simple balloon. Now, as we grow up, we forget to rejoice ourselves. Grownup people leave themselves absent from this amazing feeling.
To bring more serotonin to our lives, Karila is creating chocolate that rejoices and surprises. We have mission, to bring the balloons back to your lives.
Our chocolate gifts combine sense of beauty – the flower, and delightful flavours – the chocolate. The edible flowers are the perfect present – it is a flower, which does not wither. It has a sweet ending instead. All our chocolate gifts and are handmade, and so each of a kind.
Karila produces handmade confectionery since 2012. We sell all over the world, in large variety of stores and services.
Lighfood LTD produces Ayran/Dough in an ecologically clean area of Estonia. The local enterprise boasts dairy product-making traditions dating back to 1911.
A naturally sparkling sour milk drink similar to kefir that is made in naturally clean environment in Kose in Estonia. It has been noted that ayran includes bacteria that are critical in keeping the digestive system functioning properly.
It is traditionally a cold drink made of yoghurt, water and salt which is similar to kefir. No one knows exactly where it comes from, but it is believed to originate in Turkey. It is very popular in the Balkans and Central Asia. The exact recipe differs from one country to the next, and the drink has a special name in each region.
Ayran can be chilled before drinking. For instance in summer, ice, mint leaves and cucumber can be added to make the drink even more refreshing.
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We offer high-quality milk powder alternatives. Our innovative products are enriched with natural vitamins based on Engevita nutritional yeast and probiotics. Small enough to be flexible, big enough to provide world class quality, we offer custom-made products and innovative solutions. Revala is also for those who like ice cream, both regular and vegan, with many different ways to use our ice cream powders—in the HoReCa sector, factories, or even home use. Being a fast growing company, we are still flexible in terms of our customers’ needs and also provide small quantities.
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To disprove the widespread prejudice of raw chocolate being something strong and bitter, we have introduced a variety of products that expose its silky essence and nuances of flavour.
Our chocolate factory’s location is extraordinary, surrounded by the purest nature—primary forests and idyllic rolling hills. Our whole production process is completely organic and vegan. Our strength is that we are flexible, innovative and fast-growing. Our passion in Roosiku Chocolate Factory is producing the world’s best chocolate: organic, vegan, unrefined sweeteners, natural healthy fats, and a small ecological footprint.
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Established in 1820, Saku Brewery today produces not just beer but also a wide range of other alcoholic and soft drinks. Part of the Carlsberg Group, we are an export partner for 20 markets in the world. We are passionate about educating people in the sphere of drinking culture and the responsible consumption of alcohol.
AS Salvest was established in 1946 and is one of the biggest Estonian-based food producers. Salvest is one of the biggest Estonian-based food producers with a portfolio of 195 products including canned soups, salads, baby food, jams, ketchup, mayonnaise, sauces, and more. Our products are 100% natural with no additives or preservatives. We offer a fully organic range of baby food products at competitive prices.
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Scanola Baltic’s rapeseed processing plant in Estonia uses heavy-pressing technology and rapeseed to produce high-protein rapeseed cake, feeding oil and refined rapeseed oil under the Olivia brand.
High-quality Olivia rapeseed oil meets all the European quality requirements for fully refined vegetable oils. Our high quality is founded upon long production experience, continuously upgraded production facilities and an experienced workforce
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Kodas is a fast-growing Estonian brand with the mission to promote a fulfilling lifestyle. We use sustainable methods to create delicious drinks and healthy foods that keep you productive and happy.
At Kodas we strive to give our customers the best quality products possible. This has led us to win multiple awards both locally and internationally (Best product of Estonia, International Cider Challenge Gold medal 2017, etc.). The cornerstone of our success lies in our science-based approach. We have an ongoing partnership with the Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies in Tallinn for over 12 years. In addition to our growing intellectual property, we are also ISO 9001 certified.
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Valio is one of the largest dairy companies in Estonia that produces and markets fresh dairy products and cheese made mostly of milk from South-Estonian farms. We update our product selection every year and manufacture more than 200 different dairy and cheese products in total. Our masterpiece Gran Regale derives from our passion for Italian matured hard cheese, born from a unique Italian-Estonian cooperation. Gran Regale’s production follows the original Italian tradition: 33 kg wheels are placed on wooden shelves where they undergo a long maturation of at least 10 months. Valio Gran Regale cheese is recognized as one of the best alternatives to Gran Padano DOP cheese.
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AS Värska Vesi was founded in 1993 but our core brand Värska Originaal – crystal-clear mineral water full of useful minerals that has been dissolving in the water over tens of thousands of years – has been provided to customers to quench thirst and restore mineral levels since 1973.
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13 Feb 2022
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