daRosario Organics, the nation’s only producer of 100 percent USDA certified organic truffle products, announced today that the company will debut a new line of single-serve packaging in early 2018 for wholesale and retail food service distribution. Products will include individual packets of certified organic white and black truffle oil, white truffle acacia honey, white and black truffle mayonnaise, white and black truffle vegan mayonnaise, and extra virgin olive oil. The packets will enable food retailers to offer customers gourmet condiments made with 100 percent real truffles as an enhancement to their existing menu.
Responding to industry requests, daRosario Organics invested in the special equipment needed to provide these products in single-serve portions. “This is a game changer for food retailers,” said company Founder Rosario Safina. “It’s the first time that truffle products will be offered in such quantities en masse. The individual packets are easy to store and dispense, allowing retailers to upgrade their truffle offerings — on items such as pizzas, sandwiches, French fries, burgers and salads — that deliver the great taste of real truffles in a cost efficient manner while reducing overall product waste.”
Safina began importing fresh truffles weekly, in season, into the United States in 1984 and then introduced genuine truffle products in 1985. Safina created the first-ever organic truffle line, daRosario Organics, in 2004. In 2008, daRosario Organics became the world’s first 100 percent USDA-certified organic truffle production company. Products feature real truffles as opposed to synthetic chemical flavoring. daRosario products are available nationwide online, as well as via FreshDirect.com and Peapod.com. Grocers selling daRosario products regionally include Stop & Shop and Whole Foods, among others. To learn more, visit www.darosario.com or connect via social media @darosario_organics.
Litehouse Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned company and the number-one Refrigerated Salad Dressing (RSD) brand in the U.S. and Canada, is adding a new member to its organic family: Litehouse Organic Lemon Herb Vinaigrette. Big on flavor, yet light on calories, the new vinaigrette is bursting with the crisp, bright taste of lemon and delicious hints of herbs, to add zest to salads or recipes with less than 50 calories per 2-tablespoon serving.
According to Technomic, consumer demand for the tart taste and flavor of lemon continues to grow, as does the overall organic RSD segment at a rate of 49 percent. To meet these demands, Litehouse developed its light and refreshing Organic Lemon Herb Vinaigrette, which was recently declared the best-tasting lemon dressing by consumers during a blind sensory test against competing brands. Litehouse Organic Lemon Herb Vinaigrette joins the best-selling Organic line, the only triple certified dressings with USDA organic, certified gluten free, and Non-GMO Project Verified certifications on the market.
“Consumers love our organic dressings and we continue to expand the line by delivering new and delicious flavors that make every dish exceptional,” said Brooke Gansemer, Litehouse Assistant Brand Manager. “Pair this dairy-free dressing on a dark green salad, drizzled over grilled vegetables, or as a chicken marinade – the options are endless!”
Litehouse Organic Lemon Herb Vinaigrette joins six other delicious Litehouse Organic flavors: Organic Balsamic, Organic Ranch, Organic Caesar, Organic Raspberry Lime, Organic Rosemary Balsamic and Organic Ginger with Honey.
The new Organic Lemon Herb Vinaigrette can be found in the produce department next to the rest of Litehouse’s refrigerated dressing line and will be available in December for a suggested retail price of $5.99.