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Cookie Snaps Launch with Three Flavors

Cape Cod Provisions LLC is adding cookies to its assortment of chocolate and fruit confections. The all-natural Cookie Snaps are loaded with berries and baked to a distinctive crunch. The company has launched three flavors – Blueberry, Cranberry Almond with a hint of Orange and Chocolate Cherry Almond.

cookie snapsCookie Snaps fulfill consumer desire for indulgent treats that are better for you. These sophisticated cookies have simple wholesome ingredients, lots of fruit and no cholesterol, trans fat or added fat or salt. Made in small batches, Cookie Snaps are just slightly sweet and have a nice balance of crunchy cookie and chewy dried berries. “Today’s consumers are looking for healthier snacking options without giving up great taste and quality. Cookie Snaps are rich in flavor for gratification without guilt,” according to company Founder and President Sue Faria.

Harvest Sweets® has always been known for high-quality chocolate covered fruits and fruit truffles in eye-appealing packaging and now, a line of unique cookies with fruit. Cookie Snaps are OU Kosher certified and available in 3.5-ounce gable boxes packed 12 to a case. For more information, email mail@capecodprovisions.com or call 1-888-811-2379.

 

Numi to Showcase New Line of Chocolate Teas

Numi Organic Tea will be showcasing new products at the Winter Fancy Food Show, including an innovative new line of Indulgent Teas, a new collection of chocolate teas made with 100 percent real ingredients (not “natural” flavorings, or perfumes), including real cacao powder.  With only five calories per cup, no sugar, and a suggested retail price of $7.99 for a box of 12 tea bags, Numi Indulgent Teas make it easy to save on both calories and cash versus a fancy mocha beverage or chocolate bar.   They will be available to ship beginning April 2014.

Numi will be in booth #884 at the Winter Fancy FoodShow.

Hard to Believe it’s Gluten Free!

cherry bliss gluten free brownieHigh quality, good-tasting gluten free foods are hard to come by, especially when we’re talking about the kind of treats you can serve for a special occasion. Rabbit Creek Products is remedying that by offering seven delicious gluten free mixes.

And debuting at January’s Winter Fancy Food Show: The Cherry Bliss Gluten Free Brownie Mix. Cherry Bliss gluten free brownie is a rich and gooey brownie mix with real cherries studded throughout, pretty hard to beat, especially hot out of the oven.

All of Rabbit Creek’s gluten free products are made in a dedicated kitchen to ensure that products stay top notch and and absolutely gluten free. Rabbit Creek also offers free private labeling for all of its products, including gluten free.

For more information, call 913.837.2757, email rcreek@mokancomm.net or visit www.rabbitcreekgourmet.com.

 

 

Roland Foods Names New CEO

Roland Foods Corporation today announced that James Wagner, 44, has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Charles E. Scheidt, a member of the company’s founding family and Chairman and CEO of Roland Foods, remains with the company as Chairman. “Jim Wagner has a great background for Roland Foods, exactly what we had in mind when we shared our intention to appoint a new CEO this past summer,” said Scheidt. “His successful track record as a senior executive spans exceptional accomplishments in sales, marketing, purchasing, and new product development in the specialty foods industry. Jim is a talented leader who will help Roland Foods accelerate its growth and continue its excellent customer service.”

“In the specialty foods business, Roland Foods is an iconic brand, a highly successful company in a sector with a strong growth outlook,” said Wagner. “Specialty foods has a powerful upward trajectory, both near- and long-term, and I believe that Roland Foods can significantly expand its already strong leadership position. I am very familiar with Roland Foods’ high standards of excellence across-the-board, and it’s an honor to be working at the company. Roland Foods has a great team, and I believe that our talent and product lines form a solid foundation for growth.”

Prior to joining Roland Foods, Wagner served as Chief Operating Officer at The Chefs’ Warehouse. Before becoming COO of The Chefs’ Warehouse, he held a number of positions within the company, including Chief Commercial Officer, Director of Business Development, and Vice President of the West Coast Operations. Wagner led significant business optimization projects and sales performance initiatives, resulting in substantial margin and revenue enhancement and, ultimately, a successful initial public offering on NASDAQ.

Before joining The Chefs’ Warehouse in 2005, Wagner worked as an independent consultant to a number of start-up companies, including the launch of TrueChocolate, a chocolate-processing company. He was also a Principal at Jump Communications and a Vice President at Clear!Blue; both companies provide business consulting services.

Mr. Wagner received a B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.

Salvy Sousa Launches “Da Boss of Da Bloody Mary:” the Bloody Bull

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe team at Salvy Sousa is excited to launch the Salvy Sousa Bloody Bull Bloody Mary Mix. Sure to be a pleaser with fans of Bloody Marys, the Bloody Bull is a rich and robust mix that only needs vodka and garnishes. Bloody Bull was launched in October and quickly sold out in the first week. Now in full production, orders are ready to ship to specialty retail stores to move quickly for the holidays, game day and just because you need a Bloody Mary day.

Of course, the Bloody Bull makes an amazing Bloody Mary, but it also makes a great base for soups, stews, goulashes and chili. The recipe features all-natural, premium ingredients with loads of spices and flavors.

Check out the website at www.salvysousa.com for all of the company’s product lines as well as recipes and event news. Orders can be placed by calling 620.442.2700 or by emailing cpabst@salvysousa.com.

 

 

Holy Crap Cereal: An Exciting Gluten-Free Breakfast Food

Hapi Food GroupHoly Crap cereal is an exciting gluten-free breakfast foods. This health-packed cereal is incredibly delicious and when the company was just starting, one of the very first customers said, “Holy Crap… this is amazing!”

Hence Holy Crap Cereal was born. Containing only real unprocessed ingredients, the tasty blend of ancient whole-grain superfoods keeps eaters full until lunchtime.

Holy Crap has become a fast-selling gluten-free, non-GMO breakfast cereal, and it was recently enjoyed by Expedition 35 astronauts on the International Space Station. The powerful cereal blend provides energy from its plant-based protein and boasts a balanced supply of omega -3s and -6s as well as soluble and insoluble fiber.

For more information on Hapi Food Group and Holy Crap cereal head to www.holycrap.com.

Heartland Gourmet Offers ‘Gourmet Gluten Free’

Heartland Gourmet 1Heartland Gourmet has an amazingly complete line of gluten-free baking mixes and gourmet desserts. The company’s varieties are both unique and flavorful.

With a commitment to those who need to eat gluten-free, Heartland Gourmet spent four years developing its flour blend and mixes in order to provide high-quality products that those with Celiac’s disease, or who are gluten intolerant, can share with friends with pride.

Heartland Gourmet 2The baked off gluten-free line from Heartland Gourmet has expanded to include loaf breads, brownies, coffee cake, cornbread and cakes—and the cupcakes are available individually labeled and wrapped for colleges and coffee shops to serve without risk of contamination. Heartland Gourmet mixes now include a Beer Bread and Pumpkin Quickbread, another example of delicious goodness that will have your customers returning time after time.

To get a complete listing, pricing, or find a distributor near you, contact Heartland Gourmet at 402.423.1234 or email susan@heartlandgourmet.com.

Holland’s Family Cheese Offers Marieke Gouda Holiday Season Basket

Hollands Family CheeseGive the gift of award-winning Gouda with Holland’s Family Cheese’s Marieke Gouda Holiday Season Basket. This gift box features your choice of four 6-ounce wedges of hand-crafted, farmstead Marieke Gouda alongside a bottle of local wine, snack sticks, fine chocolate and specialty crackers.

Marieke Gouda was named Grand Champion at the U.S. Cheese Competition in 2013. This artisan cheese is made in the Holland’s creamery located in Thorp, Wisc., using whole cow’s milk pumped directly from the cow to the company’s cheese vat. Marieke Gouda is an authentic Dutch cheese proudly made in Wisconsin. Shipping is included with this gift box. Be sure to order before December 13 for guaranteed delivery before Christmas. Ice packs are not included in total price and wedge weight is approximate.

For more information on Holland’s Family Cheese, head online to www.hollandsfamilycheese.com or call 715-669-5230.

First European USDA-certified Organic Cheese Now Available in U.S.

Kingdom Cheddar, the first and only European cheese to be certified organic by the USDA, may be the newest entry into the U.S. cheese market, but every bite carries the unique authentic cheddar taste that comes from more than 800 years of English artisan craftsmanship. The milk in Kingdom Cheddar comes from a small group of organic family farmers in South-West England, where cheddar cheesemaking first began in the 12th century.

“We use old-world artisan techniques, conducted under today’s exacting organic standards, which makes for an exceptional product,” said Nicola Turner, Export and Marketing Director at the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo,) the largest organic dairy farmers’ co-operative in the UK. OMSCo manages the production of Kingdom Cheddar.

In taste panels conducted in May 2013, consumers described Kingdom Cheddar, an extra-sharp mature cheese, as “clean and creamy, with a taste that carries notes of fresh grass.”

“The moist, temperate climate in South-West England produces pastures of lush grass,” said Turner. “Those grasses impart a unique flavor to the milk, and therefore the cheese. We then carefully age the cheddar in the climate-controlled chambers or caves, a time-honored tradition of cheese makers in this area. This brings out the unique, yet historical character of the cheese.”

“Its premium quality makes it the ideal choice for entertaining, or makes everyday eating—and cooking—a little extra-special,” she added.

The cooperative of family dairy farmers who produce Kingdom Cheddar have partnered with Wisconsin-based Organic Valley cooperative to distribute it in the U.S.  Kingdom Cheddar is now available in many Whole Foods Markets and other natural grocers.

ALDI Exclusive ‘SimplyNature’ Brand Emphasizes Affordability of Eating Well

ALDI has launched a new brand, ”SimplyNature,” which features simple foods made with only all-natural or organic ingredients. SimplyNature products range from cereal, honey, fruit bars and apple juice, to pasta sauce, pizza, salsa and various snacks. The new line of SimplyNature products is now available in all stores.

“At ALDI, we know that finding great-tasting, wholesome foods is important to our customers. With the new SimplyNature line of all-natural or organic products, customers can get high-quality, nutritious options at an affordable price,” said Chuck Youngstrom, President of ALDI. “We’re always striving to offer healthy options at prices that make it possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle – and that’s exactly what the SimplyNature brand offers.”

Beyond SimplyNature, ALDI continues to increase fresh produce offerings and currently carries nearly 70 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, including several new organic produce items. Organic produce items currently featured include bananas, apples, tomatoes, baby carrots and salad mixes. To provide the freshest produce possible, ALDI teams up with top growers throughout the United States, including local growers, to guarantee freshness and sustain the lowest prices.

“I like that I can find so many healthy and fresh options at ALDI,” said Janice Stahl, food stylist and loyal ALDI shopper. “Shopping for all-natural or organic products can get expensive, but the SimplyNature products at ALDI provide shoppers a variety of great choices at fabulous prices.”

To ensure its exclusive brands – including SimplyNature – meet or exceed the national brands on taste and quality, ALDI conducts rigorous testing on all products. ALDI stands behind this commitment to quality with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with a food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the customer’s money.

ALDI has been recognized as the nation’s low-price grocery leader for three consecutive years, according to a recent consumer survey conducted by Market Force Information, Inc., the world’s leading customer intelligence solutions company. When asked to rank the top eight grocers offering low prices, consumers ranked ALDI No. 1, ahead of competitors such as Walmart, Costco and Sam’s Club.