PHILADELPHIA — Food and beverages formulated with a functional benefit took center stage at the Natural Products Expo East trade show that took place Sept. 28-Oct. 1 in Philadelphia where more than 1,200 brands exhibited their newest innovations.

Fermented food company Cleveland Kitchen launched its single-serve gut-healthy snacking pickle, formulated with probiotics, at the show.

The lightly fermented pickles come in a pouch and are available in two varieties: hot picks and dilly garlic.

“Our goal, to make ‘fermented foods for all,’ is what drives innovation at Cleveland Kitchen and has caused major shakeup in the fermented food space,” said Mac Anderson, co-founder and chief commercial officer. “We’re all about crafting new and delicious ways to enjoy fermented foods. Pickle fans are going to love the convenience, great taste and gut-health benefits of our new single-serve pickles.”