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Fruit Bliss Adds Tart Cherries to Organic Dried Fruit Line

Fruit Bliss is excited to announce the expansion of its organic dried fruit line to include soft and juicy rehydrated Tart Cherries.
“After the success of our current line of organic dried fruit, we are excited to add Tart Cherries to the list,” said Susan Leone, Founder and Owner of Fruit Bliss. “Our Tart Cherries are great for a healthy snack right out of the bag, or for an extra flavor zing in any recipe or smoothie.”

fruitbliss editphoto1Fruit Bliss Tart Cherries are picked at the height of ripeness and sun-dried, and then undergo a rehydrating process that leaves them juicier and softer than traditional dried fruit. Like all of Fruit Bliss’ products, these Tart Cherries are organic, non-GMO verified, gluten free and contain no preservatives. They will be available in 4 ounce re-sealable pouches on Amazon and in markets around the country.

“Compared with other dried fruits, ours are soft and juicy, with no added sulfites,” said Leone, a Brooklyn mom who decided to start Fruit Bliss to fill the gap in 100 percent healthy snacks on the supermarket shelves. “Fruit Bliss really is dried fruit reinvented and a truly healthy snack or addition to many dishes.”

Experience Ginger in a New Way with Savortree Herb Crystals Ginger

Gourmet News Ad for WFFS 2017Savortree® Ginger Crystals are the newest flavor in the Herb Crystals®, Flower Crystals® and Fruit Crystals® line by Fresh Origins, a San Diego-based company. Made from real ginger, these Crystals have a refreshing, authentic ginger taste and they are the hottest new ingredient in the kitchen! Not only does ginger have health and medicinal benefits, these Crystals will add delight and balance to any meal. They are zesty and crunchy with just the right amount of ginger spice. From sweet to savory, add Ginger Crystals to salads, meats, seafood, pastries, fresh fruit, gelato, chocolate and even cocktails.

“I love the Herb Crystals not only for their vibrant flavor, but also for the unique texture they impart to my desserts,” said Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini.

Savortree Herb Crystals, Flower Crystals and Fruit Crystals are an original concept by Fresh Origins. They have dazzling, all-natural colors and incredible flavors that come only from fresh whole herbs and flowers with absolutely no added flavors, preservatives or coloring and they are kosher certified. Fresh Origins produces the most flavorful fresh herbs and edible flowers, which are carefully hand-harvested at the peak of flavor and color content; these are then combined with cane sugar to create beautiful, flavorful crystals that look and taste amazing. Savortree Crystals add an enticing and distinctive finishing touch to any culinary creation. Add color, texture and flavor to salads, fresh fruit, chocolates and much more.

For Mixology: Savortree Mini Herb Crystals®, Mini Flower Crystals® and Mini Fruit Crystals® are the next generation of glass rimmers. Mini Crystals have a finer granule size than regular Crystals and are perfect for creating distinctive upscale cocktails.

For Tea: Savortree Herb Crystals, Flower Crystals and Fruit Crystals dissolve readily in tea. Sweeten and flavor hot tea in a distinctive and delicious new way!

Savortree Crystals are available in the following flavors: Basil, Cilantro, Ginger, Habañero, Mint, Fennel, Rose, Hibiscus, Cranberry and Pumpkin Spice. They are shelf-stable and best used before six months, but can be frozen for a longer shelf life.

Epic Source Foods Offers Goat Milk Products

Epic Source Foods’ Funny Farm portfolio consists of the world’s first mac & cheese, cheddar popcorn and frozen pizza line made exclusively with goat milk. Now the portfolio contains over 20 SKUs that include hard and soft cheeses, butter and unique cheese spreads unlike anything else you can find in the U.S.

epicsource editphoto1Julia and Tim Millson, Owners of Epic Source, say they’re having a ball with this portfolio. The amazing nutritional and sustainability benefits combined with the cow-like taste has catapulted it to one of the fastest growing “real-dairy” companies. The company has transitioned from a 15-year-old goat milk ice cream company called Laloo’s to a full goat milk portfolio covering edge and center store opportunities. The company’s passion to get its products into the hands of the hundreds of millions of consumers that can’t or won’t consume cow milk is what drives it.

The delicious reputation of the Laloo’s ice cream is what brought customer acceptance so quickly. Until Funny Farm, there were no other “real dairy” food options outside of cow milk. The company believes that goat milk is sustainably and nutritionally superior. Goat milk is the closest thing to mother’s milk on the planet, and contains less lactose, lower carbs, more vitamin A and D, potassium, copper, iron and manganese. Goat milk fat globules are 90 percent smaller than a cow’s, providing a digestibility edge. Cow milk contains Alpha s1 casein, the allergen that affects so many. The sustainability that goats provide are amazing; their tiny carbon hoofprint combined with the fact goats produce more milk per ounce of grass eaten than cows make them the perfect dairy source. North America is finally catching on to this worldwide trend, with goat milk consumption growing while cow milk continues to decline.

Thanks to its clean taste profiles, people don’t believe the company’s products are made from goat milk. Its milk doesn’t contain those grassy, lemony flavors it refers to as “goaty.” Better milk really does makes better cheese and ice cream!

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