Hope & Sesame Selected to Pitch at BevNET Live Winter 2018

World’s First Line of Organic Sesamemilks Delivers Nutritious, Delicious and Sustainable Plant-based Nondairy Alternative in Five Exceptional Flavors

Chicago, IL  (Restaurant News ReleaseHope & Sesame™, the world’s only manufacturer of creamy, plant-based organic sesamemilks, secured a coveted spot to pitch at BevNet’s New Beverage Showdown at BevNET Live Winter 2018 in Santa Monica, California, Dec. 3 and 4.

BevNet’s New Beverage Showdown is the beverage industry’s leading pitch competition, selecting the most innovative and scalable startup beverage brands from a group of more than 60 applicants who have been whittled down to 12 semi-finalists. The two-day pitch competition is part of BevNET Live, the premier event for beverage brands, distributors, service providers, retailers and investors to discuss what’s next for the industry.

Hope & Sesame will share its new line of protein-packed, nondairy sesamemilks with a panel of expert judges at 10 a.m. CST, Monday, Dec. 3. Fans can also livestream the presentation at https://www.bevnet.com/livestream. Six finalists will be announced at 2:30 p.m. CST. Final pitches will take place Tuesday, Dec. 4, when a new group of judges will select a winner.

After watching Hope & Sesame’s presentation, BevNET Live attendees and livestream viewers can vote for the innovative brand at 858.213.0038 and selecting No. 7. Votes will assist judges in their decision-making. The winner will receive extensive industry recognition and a $10,000 advertising package.

“Hope & Sesame is thrilled to have been hand-picked by BevNET to pitch our growing platform to such an exclusive and well-respected group of beverage leaders,” said Julia Stamberger, CEO and co-founder of Spinning Wheel Brands, Hope & Sesame’s parent company. “Our new sesamemilks are changing the status quo in the nondairy milk category by delivering unprecedented innovation that combines nutritional balance, sustainability and taste.”

Hope & Sesame took 24 months of research and development to create. The brand is hyperfocused on delivering on its strategy and driving growth across the company’s portfolio of sesame-based products.

Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilk is available in five delicious flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, original, unsweetened original and chocolate hazelnut. Chocolate, vanilla, original and unsweetened original are vegan and free of dairy, soy, gluten and tree nut. Chocolate hazelnut is vegan and free of dairy, soy and gluten. The delicious, nutritious beverage is perfect for enjoying on its own or in cereals, smoothies and protein drinks.

Each sesamemilk offers the subtle nutty flavor of sesame without overwhelming or changing the flavor profile. With 8 grams of protein and 120 calories per serving, Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilk delivers as much protein and calcium as whole dairy milk, with less sugar, more vitamin D and no dairy allergens or lactose. Each nutritious beverage features Sesamein™, Hope & Sesame’s exclusive plant-based protein concentrate.

Sesame is a natural source of vital minerals like copper, magnesium and iron, and is laden with rich amino acids. Research shows the super seed has many health benefits from normalizing blood pressure and balancing hormones to boosting liver function and reducing vulnerability to breast and colon cancer, among others.

Sesame seeds are also more sustainable than other seeds and nuts because the crop can grow in moisture or heat-stressed environments. On average, sesame seeds take about 125 days from planting to harvest, while other sources of nondairy milk, like tree nuts, take years.

All Hope & Sesame products are Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher certified, bear the USDA organic seal and feature a simple ingredient list.

Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilks are available for purchase on deliciousness.com now and on Amazon.com by Jan. 1, 2019. For more information, visit Hope & Sesame on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Spinning Wheel Brands

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Chicago, Spinning Wheel Brands is a perpetual brand generator, launcher and grower in the emerging food and beverage industry, founded by a team of experienced food & beverage entrepreneurs. Spinning Wheel Brands current portfolio includes Copious Brands ( Veggicopia™), Mozaics™, Handfulls® (CrrrunchBites®, Fusions™) and Hope & Sesame. For more information about Spinning Wheel Brands, visit https://www.spinningwheelbrands.com.

Lauren Russ
Spinning Wheel Brands