The Rise and Rise of At-Home Baking

Whilst at-home baking has always been a popular pastime, the exponential increase in this culinary “hometainment” hobby has exploded in recent times, with consumers searching for more and more ways to bake at home.  

At-home baking continues to be a trend for 2022 and beyond, boosted by the influence of social media, an increase in accessible online baking classes and the need for people to ‘find their tribe’ and connect with those who share the same interests. 

Couple this with an ever-increasing awareness of health and wellbeing, and this is where an abundance of better-for-you healthy baking products come into their own.

Ibisworld reports that Australians are favouring healthier snacking options over traditional biscuits and treats. However, they are still looking to satisfy their sweet cravings. Today, it’s not just about meeting a craving, consumers are wanting indulgent-style products that still meet their nutritional needs and don’t derail their health goals. 

With at-home baking becoming more popular, consumers are increasingly becoming curious about using innovative products in their baking to create a better-for-you twist on old favourites or something new entirely.

Luckily, there are a number of manufacturers that are meeting the demand for these fulfilling, comforting, yet functional foods, with a wide range of innovative baking products ready for you to stock on your shelves.

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Better baking basics

Better-for-you products encompass the ever-growing preference towards more natural ingredients. This also extends into the baking world. 

BRAGG Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a multipurpose baking staple that adds the heart health benefits of olive oil into cakes. It’s also certified organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. 

Their Apple Cider Vinegar is also a top-selling, household staple, that’s hugely versatile and is often used in baking for its leavening and flavour enhancing properties, creating a better crumb. 

One of the most common baking basics are choc buttons! So it’s no surprise that the decadent Vego Fine Hazelnut Chocolate Melts are ‘the’ melts for more indulgent at-home bakes. Tasting like the centre of a Ferrero Rocher and 100% vegan, it’s a chocolate-lovers baking essential. They are certified organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, fair trade and can be used both in traditional baking and as a comforting hot chocolate drink. 

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Functional flours

Gone are the days of limited choice when it comes to flours. With the realisation that many people struggle with food intolerances and restrictive diets, there has been an abundance of suppliers who provide alternative flours for innovative baking. The Gluten Free Food Co. provides both a gluten-free, grain-free flour blend and a gluten-free, wholemeal flour blend. They are both organic and high in fibre, featuring a helpful recipe for consumers to try on the packaging.

Australian grown and made, Green Banana Baking Flour from Natural Evolution is 100% gluten free, made from green bananas and grown in tropical North Queensland. Boasting impressive gut-health benefits thanks to its resistant starch content, it’s an on-trend addition that’s easily added to most baked goods.

Another great gluten-free flour alternative is Sensory Mill’s Apple Flour, it is made of 100% carefully milled dried apples and can substitute ¼-½ of the flour amount required for most baking recipes. It provides an excellent source of fibre, is 98% fat free and is vegan friendly. It also adds a touch of sweetness, allowing consumers to use less sugar in their recipes. 

Better-for-you baking mixes

Make it with a mix

Gold Coast company, Macro Mike, born from a personal search for inclusive products, has continued to push boundaries with a range that delivers on quality and taste using all-natural ingredients. 

Their baking mixes cater to those who require gluten-free, vegan-friendly options that still allow them to meet their daily macros. Hugely popular, with a loyal social media following, Macro Mike’s baking mixes include decadent and stand-out flavours such as Blueberry White Choc Chip Almond Protein Muffin Baking Mix and Maple Cinnamon White Choc Chip flavour Protein Donut Baking Mix. 

Better-for-you baking also carries across in the grab n’ go, convenient options. Botanika Blends Marvellous Mug Cakes perfectly combines quality ingredients in a convenient ‘just add water’ mix. The plant-based treat is packed with all-natural ingredients and is vegan, vegetarian and dairy free. Consumers will love this as an easy and quick cake option.

Created with ease in mind, PBCo. Mixes are low carb with clean ingredients and no sugar added. Australian made, the range includes gluten-free options – Chunky Choc Chip Cookie Mix, Choc Chip Muffin Mix and Apple & Cinnamon Muffin Mix – as well as other favourite flavours – Oat & Raisin Cookie Mix and Banana Oat Muffin Mix. With 50% less packaging than conventional baking mix packs, they are a great option for consumers wanting to whip up a healthy lunch box treat.

Keto is one of the biggest diet trends we’ve seen in recent years. To meet demand for keto product innovation, Low Carb Life has created a range of keto-friendly baking mixes that are gluten free and contain no added sugar. The mixes contain a blend of sweeteners that combine for a natural flavour, with no lingering aftertaste. Australian made from quality ingredients, the range includes favourites such as Lemonlicious Slice, Rich Chocolate Brownies and Raspberry White Chocolate Slice.

The icing on the cake

Many would agree that sweet and creamy icing is the best part of baking – and often the naughtiest! To help health-conscious consumers have their cake and eat it too, The Monday Food Co. has created vegetarian, keto-friendly icing! Flavours like Coconut Buttercream and Chocolate Buttercream are sure to entice. Plus, they are all-natural, made with organic ingredients, gut friendly and easy to make! 

Stock your shelves for the at-home baker

At Unique Health Products we stock some of the biggest natural health brands in Australia. We are proud of the innovation and leading market position of our brands and the way they drive natural product packaging trends. 

You can purchase from hundreds of brands online with us 24/7, or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.

Warming Drinks to Stock This Autumn

As autumn approaches and the cooler weather sets in, the demand for warming drinks that not only taste great but also support health and wellness, ramps up.

Your customers have a thirst for beverages that are both functional and delicious, in fact, the global functional beverage market size was estimated at nearly $120 billion (USD) in 2021 and, according to researchandmarket.com, is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.49%, reaching $198.1 billion by 2026.*

Let’s explore some of the best warming drinks to enjoy during this autumn and beyond.

Buddha Teas

Nourishing and energising, each of the new Buddha Teas Organic Herbal Tea Bags contain nothing unnatural or artificial – just high-quality tea and herbs. The new flavours include antioxidant Astragalus Root, cleansing Milk Thistle, calming Passion Flower, relaxing Valerian Root and invigorating Zenergy Blend.

Yogi Tea

Combining turmeric, lemongrass, lemon peel and ginger, the Sweet Ginger Citrus Turmeric Vitality Herbal Tea Bags from Yogi Tea produce a warm and citrusy tea. Traditionally used in Ayurveda, turmeric is known for its abundant health-promoting qualities. Each bright and colourful box contains 16 caffeine-free tea bags.

Botanika Blends

Magikal Mushroom Mix Cacao supports immunity, digestion, cognitive function, skin and overall good health. Taken from the flower bodies of the mushroom, it is a carefully crafted and indulgent blend of certified organic mushrooms and cacao. Botanika Blends innovates with food science and botany to create in-demand foods and drinks.

The Ginger People

Stomach-soothing Gingerade is gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian. Made with antioxidant-rich ginger, lemon and wild turmeric, then sweetened with just the perfect amount of honey, the tonics can be served chilled or warm. The Ginger People make a delicious addition to those wanting to add both health and pleasure to their day.

Macro Mike

Made from almond protein, this delicious luxe hot chocolate blend from Macro Mike is smooth, creamy and packs a protein punch! With added probiotics, it’s the ultimate healthy warm drink to nourish the body and soul. It is 100% natural, gluten free, vegan, gut friendly and low carb. 

Your Tea 

Your Tea combines the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the modern world. Creating tea blends to nourish the body, with each tea working to balance a different ailment. Grumpy Gut is specifically made to help support digestive balance, with ingredients such as ginger which helps to warm the system.

Ministry of Tea

Ministry of Tea offers an exceptional range of organic teas and herbal infusions sourced from around the world. With an array of flavours, the extraordinary Ayurvedic blends are a boutique selection of teas at an affordable price, flavours like the turmeric, liquorice and ginger blend, will delight your customers’ senses. 

Vego

Using high-quality ingredients such as Italian hazelnuts and cocoa cream, Vego has crafted incredibly moreish products pleasing chocolate lovers all over the globe. Their Fine Hazelnut Chocolate Melts can be used in baking or melting down for a decadent and creamy hot chocolate.

Cater to the demand for warming drinks

At Unique Health Products, we’re proud to stock many leading beverage brands, both from within Australia and abroad. We have hundreds of brands and thousands of products that consumers are searching for. You can purchase our range online 24/7, or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.

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Sustainable Gifts for Eco-minded Consumers

Current consumption habits carry a worrying environmental cost. To combat this, more and more shoppers are looking for ways to make eco-friendly choices, including buying sustainable gifts. They’re choosing to buy from eco-friendly brands, even if they have a higher price tag.

A global study, carried out by Ipsos found that Australians’ top three environmental issues are:

  • Global warming/climate change (44%)
  • Dealing with the amount of waste we generate (38%)
  • Future energy sources and supplies (35%)

Brands and businesses that embrace sustainability and innovate with eco-friendly products and packaging stand out from the competition.

The sustainable gifts category is a growing one. Particularly so for female shoppers who are looking for sustainable, ethical gifts for their loved ones and for themselves!

For retailers that want to increase their range of sustainable gifts, we’ve curated some of our top-selling brands. From Mother’s Day gifting to birthday gifts and everything in between, there are sustainable choices all year round.

Beauty and skincare

Eco luxe, eco beauty or eco friendly, whatever term is used, ‘eco’ is definitely ‘in’ when it comes to what consumers are choosing to put on their skin. Consumers are choosing clean, natural and organic beauty and skincare products which are also kind to the planet over other alternatives.

ACURE continues to stay on-trend, with in-demand products that are innovative and consumer-led. With different ranges for a variety of skincare concerns, they use the most potent, cutting edge, natural ingredients, to develop vegan skincare and hair care products that achieve visible results.

Regenerative brand Ethique has plenty of gifting options to choose from. The recyclable and compostable lip balm range makes perfect sustainable gifts. They also have dedicated gift bundles that each contain two top-selling solid bars plus the cute mini range, which are heart-shaped solid bars.

The range of soaps, candles, essential oils and skin and body care products from the Summer Salt Body range was made for gifting. With premium and attractive packaging, the products cater to a wide market of consumers who are interested in luxurious self-care and beauty.

Gifts for the home

The home gifting space has also had an eco makeover! From stylish reusables to 100% natural ingredients, the trend is a little bit luxe and a lot better for the planet. 

For meaningful, sustainable gifts that gardeners will love, the Australian brand, Sow ‘n Sow, is the answer. The Gifts of Seeds are quick and easy to grow, and make a great impulse sale at the registers. There are also Pop Up Pots and Tags, all with beautiful illustrations and made using environmentally-friendly materials. These thoughtful gifts are lightweight for convenient mailing.

Luvin Life’s range of products includes Crystal Water Bottles which appeal to health-conscious water lovers. Delightfully presented in retail-ready cylinders, they make ideal presents and stand out on the shelves.

Ever Eco continues to innovate with the use of on-trend colours and packaging, creating gifting opportunities with a range of premium, yet affordable personal and home care products, such as the first reusable straw for the Australian market, which remains a top-seller today.

Baby and kids

Consumers are searching for more and more sustainable products as a solution to the huge problem of pollution and plastic ending up in landfill. Parents can help to raise eco-aware children by choosing environmentally friendly gifts, which are safe for the earth as well as safe for little ones.

An ideal gift for kids is the Arigato Box, a bento-style lunchbox that is made from sustainable materials and designed to be easy for kids to use. It’s BPA free, leakproof and available in three different eye-catching, coastal designs.

For fuss-free gifting, Little Mashies has a range of handy reusables and kid-friendly silicone mealware which is fun and on-trend, with neutral and pastel tone options available. The platter plates and bright silicone straws make great gift options for younger kids and babies.

Earthwise Nourish Hippo Baby is an affordable and adorable range of baby bathtime products. With brightly-coloured, recyclable packaging, the products are free from harsh chemicals and enriched with the goodness of goat’s milk for cleansing and nourishing the skin.

Foodie gifts

For those health-conscious consumers or those who are looking for edible fair trade or sustainable gifts, we have you covered.

New Zealand brand, Bennetto is known for its decadent, premium chocolate which is organic, fair trade and vegan. The packaging is biodegradable and compostable and beautifully illustrated, providing a striking presence on the shelf and making a mouth-watering gift!

Buddha Teas uses fresh, high-quality ingredients to explore nature’s best qualities and enrich the lives of tea drinkers everywhere. The fresh, organic herbs and tea leaves allow the teas to stay pure and natural and free from chemicals. Minimal processing and eco-friendly packaging help to honour and protect the earth with every tea they make.

Chocolate lovers will adore Vego’s Vegolino Fine Nougat Pralines which are made using high quality ingredients such as Italian hazelnuts and cocoa cream. Vego has crafted what they call the world’s tastiest chocolate which is dairy free, vegan, gluten free, certified organic and Fairtrade.

Sustainable gifts sorted

You can stock your shelves with a selection of sustainable gifts from the Unique Health Products online store. In addition to the above, we have hundreds more brands that cater to today’s sustainably-minded consumers. Shop online, anytime or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.

Unique Supports Local Wildlife Charity with a Festive Morning Tea

EVERY YEAR, THE TEAM AT UNIQUE SUPPORTS A LOCAL CHARITY BY HOLDING A CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING EVENT. 

This year, the team held a cake and coffee morning with a raffle, raising funds for WILVOS (Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc.) a much needed and valued local wildlife rescue organisation.

Based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, WILVOS is one of the states longest-running wildlife rescue organisations. Operating for over 30 years, their mission is to improve outcomes for all Australian native animals, by providing rescue, rehabilitation and release services to the local native fauna.

Uniquers enjoyed a special, festive morning together, snacking on delicious treats whilst learning more about the valuable work that WILVOS volunteers do, from the very passionate and knowledgeable volunteer, Rozzie.

The generous donations were collected and given to Rozzie on the day. Later, she sent in a heartfelt email stating how happy and overwhelmed the organisation was with the efforts made by our wonderful staff. Thank you for your abundant giving Uniquers!

On behalf of WILVOS I would like to send a BIG thank you to Unique Health Products, yourself & all the staff who supported WILVOS & our beautiful wildlife. If the wildlife could talk, they would ‘second’ my motion!!

On behalf of the whole team here at Unique, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Keep looking after one another and our wonderful wildlife. If you would like to donate to this amazing charity or become a volunteer, you can do so here.

Boost Sales with Outdoor Active Living Essentials

This year, the Australian Sports Market is worth a phenomenal A$12.8bn.* As the Australian landscape is one of the world’s best adventure playgrounds, it’s no surprise that Aussies participate in a huge range of outdoor pursuits. From hiking, surfing and kayaking to bike riding, running and a plethora of other sports. Keep your customers fuelled and protected and boost sales with these outdoor active living essentials that offer better choices for their bodies and the planet.

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ENERGY FOR EVERY MOVE

The ultimate offering in sports nutrition, CLIF Bar has a range of products to suit every type of activity. From fuelling up for endurance with a wholesome CLIF White Chocolate Macadamia Energy Bar, reaching for a quick burst of carbs from a pack of cleverly-portioned Strawberry Bloks Energy Chews, to supporting muscle recovery post-workout with a Chocolate Builders Bar. The globally-recognised, plant-based energy brand range is dedicated to supporting active living in any scenario. 

PLASTIC-FREE LIP BALM

Packed with nourishing plant-based ingredients including castor, jojoba and moringa oils, Ethique’s innovative Lip Balms are entirely plastic-free, home compostable and easy to use with a plant-wax lined tube to push the product up! They’re double the size of typical lip balms and are 100% vegan.

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IT’S IN THE BOTTLE

The durable Charcoal Enviro Products Drink Bottle is Eastar BPA Free, super lightweight and easy to carry. It holds plenty of hydration with its 2.2L capacity and comes in six stylish colours including two frosted varieties. The stainless steel lid is attached with a nylon strap and has a wide 5cm opening perfectly suited for everyday use.

‘BEST-SMELLING’ SUNSCREEN

Hailed for its incredible scent using natural essential oils for fragrance, People4Ocean Natural Vegan Sunscreen and Natural Sunscreen has an SPF of 50 and 30 respectively, while still remaining reef safe and biodegradable. Co-created by Australian marine biologists and spa skin care specialists, this eco-luxe sunscreen is ideal for everyday broad-spectrum UV protection.

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DEET-FREE BUG REPELLENT

100% natural, Australian owned and made, Bug-grrr Off Natural Insect Repellent in Jungle Strength contains natural lemon eucalyptus – the only natural compound recommended by the WHO to repel mosquitoes. It’s available in both 50ml and 100ml size sprays and a 100ml roll-on. It’s also antibacterial, vegan, and safe for children 6m+ and during pregnancy.

EASY REHYDRATION

Protein Supplies Australia’s Restore Hydration Recovery comes in Tropical and Raspberry Lemonade flavours containing BCAAs, magnesium, calcium, sodium and L-glutamine with coconut water powder. Naturally sweetened with no artificial flavours, you can place the CDU of 16 single-serve sachets on your countertop for a healthier grab n’ go refreshment option.

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SUSTAINABLE STRAPPING TAPE

STRAP is the world’s first eco body tape, made from 100% bamboo fibre for both durability and breathability. This Rigid Bamboo Body Tape is available in Black and Natural and is free from latex and plastic. It’s non-toxic, vegan, high-performing and comes in a CDU of three 5cm x 5m rolls.

ACTIVATE SALES WITH OUTDOOR ESSENTIALS

You can find all of these brands and outdoor active living products above in our online store where you can shop online, anytime. Alternatively, call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.

Source: *Ibis World, 2021.

Ancient Wisdom Delivers Wellbeing and Hormonal Balance to Support Women Worldwide

Created in 1997, Anna’s Wild Yam Cream fills a significant gap in the market for a drug-free solution to manage women’s wellbeing and hormonal balance.

Australian owned and made, this trusted formulation is loved by consumers for its potential to relieve menstrual discomfort, cramps and spasms, as well as many common menopausal symptoms.

So, who is Anna? There actually is no Anna. Co-founders, Carol Hamilton and her husband, Max, chose the name ‘Anna’ for its lovely, old-fashioned, feminine charm. 

RELIEVE MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS

Anna’s Wild Yam Cream came into being from an experience that changed Carol’s life. Carol was introduced to an experimental wild yam cream when menopause arrived. And to her surprise, not only did the cream help with her menopausal symptoms, it appeared to resolve her adrenal fatigue, which, at the time, had decimated her health to the point where doctors had told her husband she had only months to live. 

This miracle was the catalyst for Carol and her husband Max to develop a quality wild yam cream that was easily available to all women. Wild Yam has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. The roots contain diosgenin, which Carol explains “triggers the body to produce all of our steroid hormones naturally, beginning with healthy levels of cholesterol, including progesterone – often referred to as the ‘balancing’ hormone.”

NATURAL ALTERNATIVE

Anna’s Wild Yam Cream combines Mexican wild yam and Chastetree which work synergistically together to produce the wonderful results women have enjoyed all over the world for the last 24 years. It is the only wild yam cream produced in Australia using herbal liquid extracts which are more bio-available to the body than dried herbs.  

When the time came to retire in 2020, Carol and Max set out to find the perfect custodian for Anna’s “to ensure that the brand continued to be supported with the same level of integrity and honesty Anna’s customers relied upon.” 

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As an avid Anna’s user and a passionate advocate for the brand, Harmony Rutledge was delighted to accept this responsibility and become the new owner and operator of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream. Harmony says;

“I have been using Anna’s for many years and am so inspired by the results women are achieving with their hormonal health. From the discomforts of prepubescent girls to women’s fertility and menopause, and all the other unpleasant feminine issues in between, this product is helping females of all ages.”

So, where to from here? Harmony is committed to educating even more women about the many benefits of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream. Shipping worldwide, Harmony has established an online ‘Anna’s Community’, where women can share their experiences, symptoms and successes. “I believe it is so important for women to feel connected. When feminine functions are causing considerable discomfort, they can wreak havoc with our wellbeing and leave us feeling isolated,” describes Harmony. “I hope it can be a source of support and hope for many women.”

Anna’s Wild Yam Cream offers women around the world an exclusive, natural health alternative.

You can find Anna’s Wild Yam Cream in our online store. You can shop online 24/7, or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t yet have an account with us, you can register for one here.

What is a B Corp?

4201 companies. 153 industries. 77 countries. 1 unifying goal – To use business as a positive force and actively make the world a better place. 

The B Corp community of leaders are all working towards a global movement that redefines business success as inclusive and sustainable. It’s a more equal world with lower levels of poverty and a healthier environment. Their mission is to build stronger communities, create jobs with dignity and purpose and use profits and growth as a means to a greater end for all. In other words, to create the most positive outcomes for employees, stakeholders, communities and the wider environment.

“Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy”

Credit: B Corp

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A B CORP COMPANY?

The title of ‘B Corp certification’ is a coveted one. And it’s not easy to achieve with the stringent criteria that companies are assessed against. The process is run by B Lab, a non-profit organisation, using the rigorous ‘B Impact Assessment’ companies should aim to meet a threshold score of 80 points or more out of a possible 200 to be granted B Corp certification. Most companies reach a score between 40 and 100 with the average score being 80. The process considers the impact the business has on its staff, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. 

B Corporations use people as a force for good, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance. They are accountable for their business decisions and transparency in their actions. It is hugely aspirational to become a B Corp certified business. Inspiring change and innovation to make the world a better place is fast becoming the main reason for product and service development.

UNIQUE PROUDLY PARTNERS WITH B CORP CERTIFIED COMPANIES

At Unique we believe that everyone deserves the right to a healthy body, healthy life and a healthy planet. We pride ourselves on representing brands and products that match our core principles. It is no surprise then that we partner with a number of B Corp certified brands who live and breathe the B Corp values through their business mission and operations.

Ethique - leading B Corp business

ETHIQUE

Sustainability is at the core of Ethique, with ingredients sustainably sourced and fairly traded. They use certified compostable packaging and have, to date, prevented more than 11 million plastic bottles from entering the environment. 2% of total sales to are donated to charity.

Ethique scores highly on the B Impact Assessment and is a key B Corp certified brand. In fact, when B Lab releases their top-performing B Corps each year, Ethique consistently features on the list.

In 2018, 2019 and 2021, Ethique was listed as Best for Community, along with Best Overall in 2018 and 2019

B Corp company - PATCH

PATCH

PATCH offers a range of natural, sustainable, bamboo wound care products. Developed after the founder’s son had an allergic reaction to common wound coverings, PATCH is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and giving back to the planet and its people. The range includes four types of hypoallergenic adhesive strips – regular, aloe vera, activated charcoal and coconut oil-infused.

PATCH was awarded Best for the Environment in both 2019 and 2021

Eco Lips Certified B Corp

ECO LIPS

Eco Lips was born out of a desire to create organic, fair trade, lip care products formulated without petroleum. This innovative brand handcrafted in the US offers economical sizes and revolutionary compostable, plastic-free packaging. 

Eco Lips ingredients are sourced from the purest and highest quality raw materials from all over the world. They support organic farming and sustainable business practices, plus use Fair Trade Certified cocoa butter and coconut oil to help support a better life for the farmers.

Eco Lips continues to create and support initiatives such as Iowa’s largest solar power project, the Organic Endurathon, the annual Earth Day Bike Ride and the Eco Lips Cause Balm program.

Eco Lips was awarded Best for Changemaker in 2019

Yogi Tea Certified B Corp

YOGI TEA

Committed to the planet and the communities within it, Yogi Tea products are created with purpose, using masterfully blended, quality ingredients. The company have implemented environmentally preferred practices and support organic farming in their supply chain. They also work on empowering projects, both in their local community and across the globe, to help others achieve their greatest potential and live vibrant lives. Yogi Tea strives to support quality, sustainability and social responsibility on a local, national and global level.

Best for Changemakers in 2017, 2018 and 2019

Best Overall in 2019

Weleda certified B Corp

WELEDA

Weleda is the world’s leading manufacturer of holistic, natural, organic cosmetics and pharmaceuticals for anthroposophic therapy. Pioneering the use of biodynamic and organic ingredients in skincare and medicines, Weleda is the trusted name in premium, naturally therapeutic skincare that captures the power and potency of nature.

The entire collection is proudly NATRUE certified and includes skincare, oral care, remedies and hair care for women, men, babies and kids.

Serving the environment and the common good is anchored in the company’s bylaws. They have always placed sustainability above profit.

STOCK YOUR SHELVES WITH PRODUCTS FROM B CORP CERTIFIED BRANDS

At Unique Health Products we stock some of the biggest natural health brands in Australia. We are proud of the innovation and leading market position of our brands and the way they drive natural products and strive for environmental sustainability. You can purchase from hundreds of brands online with us 24/7, or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.

The Power of Protein

If you want to muscle in on the AUD $25 billion* protein supplements market to power up your sales, now is the time to do it.

Why? Never have consumers been more conscious of the importance of healthy habits and they are turning to protein powders for muscle recovery, to improve performance and to hit their daily nutritional requirements.

In particular, the demand for natural and vegan alternatives, such as pea, hemp and rice protein is on the rise thanks to an increase in conscious consumers and the growing market of plant-based devotees. Give your sales a healthy boost with these top-selling, natural, plant-based options.

NATURAL AND ORGANIC

With a flavour akin to vanilla ice cream, the all-natural Vanilla Happy Way Pea Protein Powder combines plant-based pea protein with a superfood blend of vitamins and minerals. It is vegan, non-GMO and free from gluten and dairy.

PROTEIN ON THE GO

Designed with ease in mind, the Happy Way Shaker is compact with a slim grip. 100% leakproof and free from BPA and DEHP, it’s designed to be durable and can be stored in the freezer, heated in the microwave and washed in the dishwasher. Available in pink, yellow and blue.

ORGANIC HEMP

Free from grains and dairy, with a creamy texture and natural, mild taste, Essential Hemp Organic Hemp Gold Protein contains 20g of protein per serve. It has a complete amino acid profile, is gut friendly, easy to digest and is ACO Certified Organic.

RAW VEGAN PROTEIN

Boasting 98.2% absorption and a complete amino acid profile, Eden Healthfoods Ultimate Protein Sprouted Brown Rice Chocolate has a smooth, non-gritty texture for easy mixability. The delicious taste comes from organic cocoa with no artificial flavour extracts added.

PREGNANCY PROTEIN

Catering to a gap in the market for tailored, vegan pregnancy protein, Amazonia Raw Protein Pregnancy Plus is a nourishing formula that supports both mum and bub through every stage of conception, pregnancy and nursing.

AUSTRALIAN GROWN

Australian Grown EM Wholefoods Hemp Protein is a complete protein, with all nine essential amino acids. Produced from the whole hemp seed, it is naturally packed with minerals, omega-3 and omega-6 fats and fibre.

PROTEIN SAMPLER

Containing eight of the classic Macro Mike Peanut Plant Protein flavours, the Sample Pack is the perfect way for consumers to find their new favourite protein flavour. The rich and full-bodied flavours are easy to mix offering a smooth, creamy and indulgent addition to baking, smoothies or shakes. Each flavour contains a good source of fibre and essential amino acids, making it easy for consumers to feel full for longer and meet their daily macros.

ON-TREND INGREDIENTS

Macro Mike’s in-demand range of Premium Almond Proteins has undergone a new and improved re-formulation. The top-selling Salted Caramel in the range is packed with premium ingredients including probiotics and B vitamins. Made with Californian grown almonds and Australian grown Faba Bean protein, it is sweetened with coconut flower nectar and monk fruit for a moreish, sweet and slightly salty flavour hit.

DIGESTIVE SUPPORT

Made with brown rice organic protein and green banana resistant starch multi-fibre, Natural Evolution’s Vanilla Vegan Protein Multi-Fibre provides total digestive support. It is high in essential minerals and completely natural and plant based.

HEALTHY GUT BLEND

One of the original Botanika Blends Plant Protein flavours, the decadent Cacao Hazelnut is still just as popular today. Containing organic ingredients along with digestive enzymes and prebiotics, the Australian-made formula combines on-trend functionality with delicious flavour.

WORKOUT RECOVERY

Flavoured with real vanilla bean, the Protein Supplies Australia WPI (Whey Protein Isolate) Vanilla Bean is a fast-release protein free from fillers and unnecessary additives. It is instant mixing and absorbs quickly, ideal for post-workout recovery.

SHAKE IT

The Multi-Compartment Shaker from Protein Supplies Australia has a cup, segmented pill and powder storage section plus a strainer to make it easy to mix protein on the run. Made from BPA-free plastic it is also 100% leakproof and dishwasher friendly.

SHOP PROTEIN

Keep your shelves stocked with the best trending products from Unique Health Products. You can shop online 24/7 or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.

Sources: *Grand View Research, 2021.

21 Products for Crafting a Crowd-Pleasing, Healthy Snack Platter

Snack and grazing platters always command a presence at events. Their rise in popularity over the years is likely a combination of:

  • the Snackification of meal times 
  • the increasing diversity of everyone’s dietary needs 
  • a human desire for more connection (which you can get over a communal plate) 
  • a lack of time to prepare a traditional multi-course meal for guests
  • and because… let’s face it, they look good on social media

Inspire your customers in-store and online with a spotlight (and even an in-store sampling or workshop!) on how to make a healthy, crowd-pleasing snack platter this entertaining season and beyond.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite better-for-you, on-trend additions below to get your creativity flowing!

Wholesale crackers for healthy snack platters

Healthy Crackers

KETO NATURALS Crispy Cauli – Sea Salted Bites

Not a cracker at all, but a cracker savoury addition! These vegan Keto Naturals Crispy Cauli Bites add an extra serving of vegetables to the spread without any artificial ingredients. They’re gluten free, low in carbs, keto friendly and contain one full, fresh cauliflower head per pack. Available in three tempting flavours for a surprising burst of crunch. 

KETO NATURALS Almond Flour Crackers – Rosemary & Garlic

Keto Naturals’ gluten-free, low-carb ‘lavosh-style’ Almond Flour Crackers are keto friendly and packed with flavour. Their small size makes them great for share platters amongst cheese and dips, yet their moreish taste is enough to want to keep them all to yourself. Available in three flavours. 

KETO NATURALS Cracker Thins – Salt & Vinegar

These gluten-free, all-natural Keto Naturals Cracker Thins are made from black soybeans making them ridiculously low in carbs, keto friendly and a source of protein. Available in three flavours (one of which is vegan friendly), these air-popped, extra crispy crackers suit a variety of dietary needs.

Wholesale chocolate for healthy snack platters

Quality Chocolates

VEGO Dark Chocolate Bar – Nuts & Berries

For a chocolate inclusion that’s a little fruity, the VEGO Nuts & Berries Dark Chocolate Bar is a great vegan option. Packed with crunchy almonds and hazelnuts as well as blueberry, raspberry and cranberry pieces, this bar combines sweet and savoury in the best way and is certified organic, gluten free and Fairtrade.

ALTER ECO Chocolate (Organic) – Dark Sea Salt Truffles

These organic Alter Eco Dark Sea Salt Truffles combine the subtle crunch of a dark chocolate shell studded with fleur de sel de Guérande with a rich, melt away truffle centre. Each truffle is gluten free, Fairtrade and wrapped in a plant-based, compostable wrapper that adds a pop of colour to the board.  

BENNETTO Organic Dark Chocolate – Intense Dark

Bennetto’s Organic Intense Dark Chocolate block is vibrant and pure with the natural and subtle fruity notes characteristic of the Peruvian cocoa bean. This gift-worthy chocolate is vegan, gluten free and made without soy. Perfectly paired with savoury offerings on a typical snack platter, this elegantly-patterned block can be broken into shards for a high-quality chocolate inclusion.

Wholesale chocolate coated for healthy snack platters

Choc-Coated Crunch

NAKED CHOCOLATE CO. Freeze Dried Raspberries – Dark Chocolate

Australian-owned and made, Naked Chocolate Co. Dark Chocolate Freeze Dried Raspberries combine decadent Belgian chocolate and premium dried raspberries for a tangy crunch. Crafted with 100% natural ingredients, they are gluten-free and vegan-friendly crowd pleasers. 

DR SUPERFOODS Wild Blueberries – Dark Chocolate

Dr Superfoods Dark Chocolate Wild Blueberries are vegan friendly and gluten free. These antioxidant-packed morsels are one of their top sellers. Coated in a smooth, premium Belgian chocolate shell, they look great scattered amongst fresh, colourful produce on a platter. 

DR SUPERFOODS Roasted Almonds – Amber Chocolate

Dr Superfoods have also coated premium, Australian-grown, roasted almonds in a smooth shell of Amber Belgian Chocolate. Amber chocolate is created by putting white chocolate through a gentle and slow conching process that results in a caramel-like flavour reminiscent of Dulche de Leche. This caramel, crunchy roasted almond combination offers a moreish, all-natural, gluten-free alternative to milk or dark chocolate-coated treats. 

Wholesale healthy chips for healthy snack platters

Better Chips

NUDUS BITES Zucchini Chips – Cracking Sea Salt

A different take on adding vegetables to the plate; Nudus Bites Zucchini Chips are air-dried and made by gently tossing fresh Australian-grown zucchini slices with handcrafted dressings. The result? An intensely flavoursome and nutrient-dense crunchy snack. 

BANANA JOE Banana Chips – Sea Salt

A brilliant snack platter needs a mix of sweet and savoury. These Sea Salt Banana Chips from Banana Joe add a dose of probiotics and prebiotics for gut health delivered via a savoury snack that tastes just like a regular potato chip! Proudly sustainably grown and made from Hom Thong bananas, these thin and crispy chip alternatives are a surprisingly better-for-you addition. Plus, they’re naturally gluten free, vegan friendly and available in two other flavours – Thai Sweet Chili and Hickory BBQ.

EXTRAORDINARY FOODS Pure Kale Chips – Cashew ‘Cheese’

Made with natural, Australian-grown ingredients, Extraordinary Foods Pure Kale Chips with Cashew ‘Cheese’ are dehydrated at 46 degrees Celsius for 14 hours to help retain the maximum amount of nutrients and vitamins. They’re made with organic kale and contain added probiotics for a nutrient-rich mix into a healthy platter. They are available in three flavour-packed varieties. 

Wholesale nuts for healthy snack platters

Sweet and Salty Nuts

2DIE4 LIVE FOODS Organic Activated Almonds – Cinnamon Maple

2DIE4 Live Foods have crafted incredibly moreish Cinnamon Maple Organic Activated Almonds. Their ever-popular activated almonds are coated in organic cinnamon and maple syrup offering a delicate sweetness that works in perfect harmony with many common gourmet platter additions. Available in two sizes – 100g and 250g.

THE WHOLE FOODIES Native Cashews – Sea Salt

Made with two simple ingredients, cashews and sea salt, The Whole Foodies Sea Salt Native Cashews are dry roasted in their skins for an extra crunchy take on a classic snack platter inclusion. They are wild harvested, gluten free, vegan and higher in fibre than regular cashews and are available in two other flavours – Turmeric & Black Pepper and Kimchi. 

EAST BALI CASHEWS Wild Harvested Cashew Nuts Sea Salt

Wild harvested, single origin and ethically sourced Sea Salt Cashew Nuts from East Bali Cashews are made with three simple ingredients, cashews, coconut oil and sea salt. The 35g foil snack packs keep the cashews fresh and crunchy and offer multiple merchandising options in store. They have a great low RRP and each pack supports a social enterprise that gives back to the local community in Bali. 

Wholesale protein products for healthy snack platters

High-Protein Hit

VITAWERX Protein White Chocolate Bar

A Vitawerx Protein White Chocolate Bar is a low-sugar, keto-friendly, low-carb, gluten-free version of regular, creamy white chocolate. Catering to a wide range of diets and gentle on the stomach with an added digestive enzyme, it’s a better-for-you alternative that looks and tastes like the real thing! Consumers can break the bar into pieces or serve as a white chocolate dip for fresh fruit on the platter.

CLIF Builders Bar – Chocolate Peanut Butter

A Chocolate Peanut Butter CLIF Builders Bar is a multi-layered, protein-packed snack bar. It offers the taste and texture of other, popular chocolate bars but is created with natural and organic ingredients to fuel and recover from workouts and busy schedules. Loaded with 20g of plant protein, it’s a great addition to balance out the snack platter with some satisfying but sweet protein options. Simply chop into bite-sized pieces for a ‘chocolate bar’ with hidden benefits. Available in three flavours. 

MACRO MIKE The Game Changer Protein Bar – Cheezecake Choc Chip Peanut Flavour

You might wonder how The Game Changer Protein Bar by Macro Mike fits on a snack platter. The taste resembles a peanutty, caramel-style ‘cheezecake’ fudge sprinkled with choc chips. So when chopped into bite-sized pieces, it’s essentially a healthier, protein-packed version of a Jersey Caramel! Plus, they’re all natural, gluten free and vegan friendly.

A Savoury Extra: NOBLE JERKY Vegan Jerky – Teriyaki

Complimentary to the flavours of both vegan and regular kinds of cheese, Noble Jerky’s Teriyaki Vegan Jerky is flavourful, chewy and made entirely from all-natural ingredients. Created using premium, non-GMO tempeh and marinated with spices, these snackable strips are high in protein with a meaty texture and flavour. Available in five flavours.

Wholesale better for you sweet products for healthy snack platters

Something Sweet

DANDIES Vegan Vanilla Marshmallows

Dandies Marshmallows are vegan, vanilla flavoured alternatives to regular marshmallows. Customers can add an element of fun to a sweets-focused platter with these fluffy pillows. Place some bamboo skewers or toothpicks beside them on the shelf to hint at the idea of mini fruit kebabs too. They are made with no artificial flavours or colours and are free from corn syrup, gelatine and gluten. Dandies also offer Mini Marshmallows for a more subtle addition to the board. 

EAST BALI CASHEWS Salted Caramel Popcorn with Cashews

Popcorn is a fun extra to add to either a sweets board or a mixed platter. The Salted Caramel Popcorn with Cashews from East Bali Cashews is a sweet and salty match made in snack heaven. Crispy caramel popcorn mixed with pieces of crunchy cashews make for a delectable snack worthy of going back for more. Made with sustainably-sourced, natural ingredients, it’s a better-for-you take on an indulgent treat. 

J.LUEHDERS Soft Vegan Candy – Red Berries

Another better-for-you, vegan-friendly option is a packet of the J.Luehders Red Berries Soft Candy. They’re made with 20% real fruit juice from pomegranate, apple, elderberries and blackberries, are completely free from gelatine, and contain no artificial colours or flavours. These delicious soft gummy candies from Germany are available in three tasty varieties – Exotic Fruits, Red Berries and Fruity Flowers that are loved by kids and adults alike.

STOCK YOUR SHELVES WITH A SMORGASBORD OF HEALTHY SNACKS

At Unique Health Products, we’re proud to stock each of these brands along with hundreds more. For more than 25 years we have played a role in propelling the natural health industry forwards to help you deliver the latest and greatest products to your customers. Place your order for these delicious healthy snack platter additions online 24/7 or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. If you don’t yet have a wholesale account, register with us today!