3 - DENMARK - KYST IS


School:  Technical University Denmark

Category: Dessert, Ice cream & Sorbet

Short description: Organic sorbet popsicles made with local ingredients and seaweed from the coasts of Scandinavia.

Kyst Is is a product line of organic sorbet popsicles made with seaweed and local ingredients from the coasts of Scandinavia. Through a collaboration with Nordisk Tang, a Danish company selling seaweed products, Kyst Is aims to deliver a tasty, organic, low-sugar alternative to the regular sorbet  popsicle. All ingredients are local and native to Scandinavia, which minimizes transportation costs, CO2 emissions and supports local businesses and suppliers. Introducing seaweed as an ingredient in a consumer product could be an important step in creating acceptance for the use of seaweed in everyday cuisine in the nordic countries. Seaweed is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, and has the potential to become a sustainable food source that does not require additional farmland to produce. Through introducing seaweed as an ingredient in a ready-to-eat consumer product, Kyst Is’ goal is to normalize seaweed as an ingredient and create acceptance for it in the Scandinavian market.