La Panzanella Artisanal Foods Co. will be showcasing its new Bites® snack crackers at the Summer Fancy Food Show. These new Bites snack crackers, in Italian Herb, Sundried Tomato Basil, and Spicy Olive flavors, are packaged in eye-catching, award-winning resealable 4.75-ounce bags to appeal to the current shopping generation, with its active, on-the-go lifestyles.
Also available for sampling will be La Panzanella’s sofi Award-winning Meyer Lemon Dolcetini, indulgent Chocolate Dolcetini, sweet Vanilla Dolcetini, and spicy-sweet Cinnamon Dolcetini. Inspired by traditional European wedding cookies, these shortbread-style Dolcetini are covered with a light dusting of confectionery sugar for a sweet treat that’s great any time of year.
Last, but certainly not least, are La Panzanella’s flagship Mini Croccantini, which are available in seven flavors in a 6-ounce package: Original, Rosemary, Cracked Pepper, Whole Wheat, Multigrain, Roasted Garlic, and Toasted Sesame. Mini Croccantini are also available in three flavors in a 3-ounce package: Original, Rosemary, and Roasted Garlic. Full-size Croccantini are available in 8-ounce packaging in five flavors: Original, Rosemary, Cracked Pepper, Roasted Garlic, and Toasted Sesame.
Less than two months after introducing its new organic line of gourmet pumpkin seeds, SuperSeedz® announced it has received the ChefsBest® Quality in Craft Award, an award presented to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs.
“I am very excited to receive such a prestigious award for our new organic products,” says Kathie Pelliccio, Founder of SuperSeedz. “We put a lot of thought and love into developing these new organic flavors and it is a great honor to receive such recognition.”
The new organic SuperSeedz products were subjected to ChefsBest’s rigorous Sensory Attribute Quality Analysis (SAQA®) process, which was developed by leading sensory experts to evaluate taste and quality in terms of appearance, aroma, basic tastes, flavor and texture.
“The award is designed to recognize unique, high-quality products and based on our evaluation, the new organic line from SuperSeedz was a clear winner,” says Lisa Liguori, Chief Executive Officer of ChefsBest. “ChefsBest has been awarding America’s best tasting foods for more than 16 years and we’re proud to honor SuperSeedz with the Quality in Craft Award.”
The three new SuperSeedz organic flavors – Pink Himalayan Salt, Garlicky Dill and an indulgent Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt item – were introduced earlier in the year. Each is organic certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, allergy friendly and will feature up to 8 grams of complete, plant-based protein.
The new line is the latest innovation from the company that has been the No. 1 premium pumpkin seed brand and the fastest growing for the last two years. “Consumers have definitely responded to our concept,” said Pelliccio. “Because SuperSeedz has consistently added incremental growth to the snacking nut and seed category, we’re really becoming an integral part of retailers’ product mix. We think our organic offering will be even bigger.”
Last spring, Wild Garden® Foods hit the road to share the love by giving back to the community with free hot Mediterranean meals. It was all part of an epic week-long food truck tour through Chicago to help the homeless and hungry population. The truck received open arms and a very warm welcome at each of the lunch spots, shelters and places in need it visited.
The success of the truck wouldn’t have been possible without the astounding support from social media users coming together. Facebook “likes” powered the Social Kitchen Tour, so for every new “like” on the company’s page, a free lunch or dinner was served to people in need. Four local celebrities and dozens of volunteers were thrilled to be onboard to hand out free meals and exciting giveaways to the thousands of grateful visitors dining at the truck.
“We came up with the idea of a mobile kitchen so we could literally drive up to places in need and serve our community with hot meals like Chicken Shawarma & Rice and Lentils. We couldn’t have ever predicted the truly extraordinary response the Wild Garden Social Kitchen movement received from people all over the world to help us feed people in our own backyard. Some people we fed couldn’t believe that the food was actually made for them; receiving a delicious meal was a very uplifting experience. We’re hoping the Social Kitchen can be a catalyst for positive change in communities across the world,” comments co-Founder of Wild Garden, Nezar Ziyad.
Wild Garden served thousands of free hot Mediterranean meals to the needy and consumers made with the company’s foods, including the Taste of the Mediterranean line of marinades and pilafs. The first 50 people in line also received a tote bag full of Wild Garden goodies. One lucky winner even won Wild Garden food for a whole year!
Members of the Wild Garden team along with local celebrities served Chicagoans during two busy shifts each day. During the lunch shift, the truck parked in busy lunch areas like the Loop, University of Chicago and a food truck festival, while the evening shift focused on shelters and places in need.
For more information on Wild Garden and the company’s food truck tour in Chicago and future endeavors, visit the Wild Garden website or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @WildGardenFoods using hashtag #WGSocialKitchen.
About Wild Garden
Wild Garden prides itself on bringing the authentic flavors of the Mediterranean right to your kitchen table through its popular snack boxes, hummus and new marinades and pilafs. Thanks to the Ziyad family, which has spent 50 years servicing the ethnic community through food, and Culinary Director, Chef Maher Chebaro, indulging in the finest flavors and spices of the Mediterranean has never been easier and healthier. The Wild Garden products can be found at an affordable cost at various grocery stores around the country as well as on the company’s website.