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Pacific Foods Offers Creme Fraiche Soups

Pacific FoodsPacific Foods has been a staple in the soup aisle since it launched its first creamy tomato soup in 1999. Today, the brand is adding even more heartiness to its classic flavors with a line of Organic Crème Fraiche Soups. Inspired by its best-selling creamy soups, the crème fraiche varieties are flavorful, rich and full of protein – 10g per serving!

Pacific’s new offerings are a great vegetarian sources of protein, and can be served as a stand-alone meal, side or an easy post-workout refuel.

There are three savory varieties: Organic Crème Fraiche Tomato Soup, Organic Crème Fraiche Roasted Red Pepper Soup and Organic Crème Fraiche Butternut Squash Soup. All are vegetarian and gluten free, and each offers 10 grams of protein per serving.

 

The soups are hitting shelves this fall at natural food stores and conventional grocers. The suggested retail price is $5.99 per 32 fluid-ounce package.

Hilary’s Introduces Culinary-Inspired Millet Medleys at Expo East

Hilary’s, which makes foods from real ingredients that are free from common allergens, has introduced Millet Medleys, a new line that offers a flavorful and clean twist on traditional rice pilaf, packaged in convenient microwaveable pouches. On display at Natural Products Expo East in September, Hilary’s Millet Medleys come in four versatile and savory flavors: Traditional Herb, Golden Curry, Savory Mushroom and Fresh Greek, and are perfect as a bowl base, side dish or meal starter. The new heat-and-eat medleys are rolling out now nationwide.

“We were inspired to create this line because of the powerful and nourishing benefits of millet, which is also naturally gluten-free,” said Becky Harpstrite, Vice President of Marketing at Hilary’s. “Millet’s higher protein content, sustainable growing methods and alkaline properties make it the perfect base for a variety of flavor profiles and recipes, allowing us to infuse bold flavors with clean ingredients. With fresh, on-trend and mouthwatering flavors, our Millet Medleys are a tasty, free-from option in the frozen aisle. They’re perfect for busy consumers who want convenience, whether they’re clean eaters or have special dietary needs.”

Millet Medleys are made with a harmonious blend of ancient grain millet, extra virgin olive oil, organic vegetables and protein-rich pulses. They can be heated and served for a plant-based side dish or meal that’s ready in minutes. Millet is a hot trending ingredient, known for its high fiber and alkaline properties, in addition to being a drought resistant crop. Like all Hilary’s products, Millet Medleys are free from common allergens, including wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, sesame and corn. They are vegan, USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified gluten free.

The Traditional Herb Millet Medley offers a combination of carrots, peas and white beans along with parsley and thyme, while Golden Curry Millet Medley has a warm mixture of lentils, peas and golden raisins seasoned with turmeric and cayenne. Savory Mushroom Millet Medley offers up the earthy, comforting tastes of mushrooms, herbs and roasted vegetables, while the Fresh Greek Millet Medley’s garbanzo beans, Kalamata olives, red onion and sun-dried tomatoes accented with parsley and mint provide an authentic taste of Greece.

Hilary’s new Millet Medleys are available at conventional and natural grocery stores nationwide and in Canada, as well as online for a suggested retail price of $4.99 per package.

Mug Cake Kits from Molly & Drew

ImAMom_COB_largeMolly & Drew, known for its beer bread mixes, has created on-trend gift sets with its Mug Cake Kits, which each contain one mug and one cake mix.

The recipient just adds water, stirs and microwaves for a single serving mug cake in 90 seconds.

The company also offers single-serve packets of mug cake mixes that will cross-merchandise with the mugs you’re already carrying too. They come in four flavors: Ooey-Gooey Chocolate, the company’s best-seller; Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel; Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake; and Chocolate Candy Cane.

The mug and mix gift sets retail for $10, and the single serving mixes retail for around $4 apiece.

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