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Litehouse Foods Introduces Line of Handcrafted Cheeses

Litehouse® Foods has long been known for its nationally acclaimed blue cheese as well as its dips and salad dressings and is now announcing the launch of a new line of handcrafted cheese into retail deli. The Simply Artisan Reserve™ Line features ten ready-to-serve products, from Crumbles to Crafted Wheels.

“Our company has a long, proud history of crafting outstanding cheese products and we are eager to share our latest artisanal creations that we are confident consumers will value for taste, quality and convenience,” said Margi Gunter, Litehouse Foods Brand Manager.  “Our master cheesemakers have created a gourmet product line for deli cheese lovers in easy-to-serve packages.”

LitehouseThe Simply Artisan Reserve cheeses are prepared in open air vats in small batches and are handcrafted and hand-salted for a gourmet taste. All of the Simply Artisan Reserve products are rBST and gluten-free and use single source milk.  The line includes:

  • Blue, Feta and Gorgonzola Crumbles: easy-to-serve cheese crumbles enhance any salad, cheese plate or recipe
  • Gorgonzola  and Blue Cheese Packs: cheese lovers will rejoice when they see these new pouch sizes with more cheese and greater value
  • Blue Cheese Center Cut: the center cut is the most flavorful, making it the premium part of the wheel.  The center cut’s packaging is also a convenient serving tray making it easy for consumers to purchase and serve at their next gathering
  • Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Crafted Wheel: the new wheels are aged at least 100 days to develop the full flavor

Initial product sell-through has been excellent since the products’ initial rollout in June,” said Gunter. The company is anticipating introducing additional SKUs and flavors as demand continues to increase.

MODERN OATS Offers a Hearty, Wholesome Breakfast Oatmeal

It’s super food, super fast, and it’s bringing mod to mornings. Innovative Beverage Concepts Inc. has launched MODERN OATS, an all-natural, gluten-free oatmeal option for today’s discerning consumer. The convenient new grab-and-go oatmeal cups are packed with whole rolled oats and healthful blends of superfruits, nuts and seeds, while the packaging boasts a colorful, contemporary look that pops on the shelf. The products are available are available anytime at www.ModernOats.com.

“Oatmeal is a hot item right now, but there was nothing on the market that spoke to the modern consumer – everything pointed to frumpy and old-fashioned,” said Richard Principale, President and Chief Executive Officer for Innovative Beverage Concepts, a leading coffee house food and beverage brand. “People care about the packaging in their hand both at home and especially when they eat on the run. We wanted to develop a product that not only tasted delicious and met the dietary and environmental values of today’s conscious eaters, but that also appealed to their personal style and tastes.”

MODERN OATS are non-GMO certified and crafted with the most nutrient-rich, protein-rich, certified gluten-free whole rolled oats. The oats are naturally grown and harvested in small farms throughout North America’s upper Midwest. The oats are also minimally processed and are the highest quality available on the market, which makes for a hearty grain texture in the bowl as opposed to a paste-like mush.

Once harvested, the oats are steamed and sized, then paired with a carefully selected blend of flavorful and antioxidant-rich superfruits, along with nuts and seeds rich in omega-3; the recipes are lightly sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice. MODERN OATS is available in six gourmet flavors: Apple Walnut; 5 Berry; Goji Blueberry; Mango Blackberry; Chocolate Cherry, and Nuts & Seeds. All flavors are sodium and cholesterol-free and provide an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein.

MODERN OATS is packaged in portable, recyclable 2.6-ounce cups and provides the ultimate in convenience. Just add hot water, wait three minutes, stir and enjoy! MODERN OATS makes for a quick and healthy breakfast at home, while maneuvering the commute, hitting the course, hiking the trail, or getting in an energy-sustaining snack at the office. It is also vegan, kosher – Parve and Halal certified to appeal to a variety of diets.

MODERN OATS sells in six-cup variety packages for $19.50 (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) or a 12-pack variety for a suggested retail price of $39.50. It is available for consumer purchase at www.modernoats.com, and wholesale options are available for coffee shops, cafes, fitness centers, specialty shops and more. Contact customerservice@modernoats.com for wholesale inquiries.

 

Gluten-Free Lunchbox Treats at PARTNERS #SFFS14

By Lorrie Baumann

PARTNERS is just introducing at the Summer Fancy Food Show its Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Brownie Thins under the  Free For All Kitchen brand that signifies that they’re part of a product line that’s gluten-free as well as meeting all the other PARTNERS product standards for good taste and clean ingredients.

DSCN0476[1]These little squares are a sweet cross between a cookie and a cracker, and they’re made with ancient whole grains, naturally sweetened, and they’re absolutely gluten-free, although you wouldn’t think it when you taste them. They contain no rice, corn or soy ingredients. You can taste them for yourself, along with other products in the Free for All Kitchen line, by visiting PARTNERS in booth #4112 at the Fancy Food Show.

The Brownie Thins are offered in a 4-ounce package to retail for $3.99 to $4.29, and around the time school starts this fall, they’ll also be available in a 120-calorie single-serving package that will retail around 99 cents and that will be a great item to tuck into that school lunchbox. “Being able to have something to give your kids who are gluten-intolerant that’s a sweet treat,” says PARTNERS Vice President Cara Figgins, “There just aren’t sweet alternatives on the market in single serves…. It’s a sweet treat, but it’s all clean ingredients, and it’s way better than eating Oreos.”

Formosa Hot Sauce Attracts Health-Conscious Hot Sauce Lovers #SFFS14

Formosa Hot Sauce, in Habanero and Chipotle flavor, attracts the health conscious hot sauce lovers. Formosa Hot Sauce delivers a delightful combination of spicy and savory flavors to any food or recipe. Some healthy benefits are:

  • Only 15 calories per serving and being made of all natural ingredients with no preservatives
  • Formosa Hot Sauce is also gluten free and vegan
  • Unique flavor, creamy texture that delivers heat without overpowering taste.

 

For more information, visit www.FormosaSauce.com. Formosa Hot Sauce will be exhibiting in booth #1843 at the Summer Fancy Food Show.

Milton’s Craft Bakers to Offer Two New Gluten-free Product Lines at #SFFS14

At the Summer Fancy Food Show, Milton’s Craft Bakers is offering a sneak peek in booth 1049 of its two new delicious gluten-free product lines made from better-for-you, wholesome ingredients: Gluten-Free Baked Crackers and Gluten-Free Soft Baked Cookies.

With just 130 calories and 12 to 16 grams of whole grains per serving, Milton’s new gluten-free crackers are perfect for everyday snacking and are available in four savory flavor combinations with a crispy, crunchy texture – Multi-Grain, Everything, Cheddar Cheese and Crispy Sea Salt. Milton’s crackers are made from non-GMO verified and certified gluten-free ingredients and offer delicious flavors you can feel good about.

Also, made from the finest, certified gluten-free ingredients, Milton’s Craft Bakers gluten-free soft baked cookies are a sweet treat everyone can enjoy with soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth morsels of baked goodness. Available in three delicious flavor combinations, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate and Chocolate Chip, Milton’s new gluten-free cookies contain just 90 calories per serving and four whole grains in every bite. This makes enjoying these new cookies just that much more delightful.

Scharffen Berger to Debut Four Artisanal Chocolate Bars at #SFFS14

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker will be showcasing four new, rich and distinctive artisanal chocolate bars, featuring depth and unique flavors with on-trend exotic ingredients – that are not yet available at retail.  The four new bars include:

  •  Scharffen Berger 72 percent Signature Dark Chocolate
  • Scharffen Berger 33 percent Smooth Milk Chocolate
  • Scharffen Berger 72 percent Dark Chocolate with Pistachios and Sea Salt
  • Scharffen Berger 33 percent Milk Chocolate with Toasted Coconut and Macadamia

As with all Scharffen Berger chocolate, the new chocolate bars are crafted from the world’s finest cacao, are made with Rainforest Alliance Certified sourced cocoa, kosher certified and gluten free.

 

Roasted Chickpeas from Biena Foods at #SFFS14

Biena Foods is offering a new line of Roasted Chickpeas in booth #4472 at the Summer Fancy Food Show.
Erb PhotographyBiena Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, but low in fat – the perfect combination for a delicious and filling (yet healthy!) snack.  They’re also naturally FREE of gluten, nuts, soy and more.
These Biena Roasted Chickpeas are different from others you may have had, says Poorvi Patodia, the Founder and CEO of Biena Foods: “They’re light and crunchy (almost flaky!) and truly delicious.  This is why many buyers and consumers tell us we have the best tasting Roasted Chickpeas on the market.”

 

Bob’s Red Mill Offers Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods  announces the availability of a new and unique gluten free flour that easily converts any conventional recipe to a gluten free one. The new product, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, can simply be substituted for traditional flour, providing an easy way to create great tasting and safe gluten free baked goods.

“We hear all the time from our gluten free consumers that they wish there were an easier way to substitute gluten free flours in their favorite non-gluten free recipes,” said Bob Moore, Founder, President and CEO of employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill. “Our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is our most versatile gluten free product yet, and promises to provide bakers and families with an easy path to gluten free cookies, cakes, muffins and more.”

The Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is a special blend consisting of a handful of gluten free ingredients, including whole grain brown rice flour, whole grain sorghum flour, sweet white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour and xanthan gum. It enables bakers to follow any baking recipe and directly replace the amount of traditional wheat flour called for with the new Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. The resulting baked good promises to offer the same flavor and texture as its conventional counterpart.

“We spent countless hours in the kitchen developing the perfectly balanced gluten free flour blend that really eliminates the frustration and intimidation that we hear about from our gluten free consumers when it comes to gluten free substitutions,” said Matthew Cox, Vice President of Marketing at Bob’s Red Mill.  “Not only does this flour provide the simplest conversion to a gluten free recipe, it also provides results that are very similar to wheat flour.”

The new Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is made from the highest quality gluten free ingredients in a 100 percent dedicated gluten free facility. All of Bob’s Red Mill gluten free ingredients and products are also batch tested in the company’s quality control laboratory with an R5 ELISA Gluten Assay test to ensure the absence of gluten.

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is available now to retailers nationwide, as well as at www.bobsredmill.com. The 22-ounce bag has a suggested retail price of $4.95; the product is available to retailers and food service customers in 44-ounce, five-pound and 25-pound bags. To inquire about carrying the product, please contact the Bob’s Red Mill sales team at 800.553.2258 or sales@bobsredmill.com.

Startup Nana’s Nola Offers Organic Gluten-Free Crunch

Nana's Nola bag photoThere’s no denying it. Americans love to snack and unfortunately many of the snacks that we love so much – chips, popcorn, cookies are anything but healthy. The result of overindulging on these snacks are the ever growing waistlines they leave behind. With today’s busy consumer lifestyles, healthy snacking is imperative to healthy eating and thanks to Nana’s Nola; consumers now have a snacking option that is a whole lot tastier and healthier.

Nana’s Nola’s crunchy snack bites offer consumers and Celiac’s an organic, gluten free granola snack that packs a powerhouse of multiple organic whole grains, all natural organic sweeteners, two grams of both protein and fiber. Nana’s Nola contains no soy, artificial additives or preservatives. And the best part, consumers will immediately experience the incredible taste and crunchy sensation of Nana’s Nola snack bites.

“Offering today’s busy consumers a healthy snack option is essential to providing good nutrition as well as supporting healthier eating habits,” said Marie Lusins, founder of Nana’s Nola. “We care very deeply in helping consumers of all ages live a healthier lifestyle and we can do that by offering them with my Nana’s Nola.”

Nana’s Nola is off to a roaring start, as bags of Nana’s Nola will soon be hitting the shelves in 80 Mirabito Convenience Stores located in the southern tier in New York state and throughout Pennsylvania. Nana’s Nola’s crunchy granola snack bites are available in two-ounce grab and go bags that can be easily enjoyed while driving, thrown into backpacks, lunch boxes or travel bags.

Nana’s Nola is being launched by long-time Oneonta, New York resident Marie Lusins, a former New York State recipient of the “Women of Distinction” award in 2010.  Furthermore, Marie has served in public office and on numerous public and not for profit boards and currently serves on the Otsego County Board for the Office of the Aging.

For more information about Nana’s Nola, contact Marie Lusins, President at 1-888-224-2132 or e-mail her at nanasnola@gmail.com.

 

Robert Rothschild Farm Goes Organic

 

Robert Rothschild Farm has recently achieved organic certification for its manufacturing facility located in Urbana, Ohio. Robert Rothschild Farm produces sauces, dips, preserves, mustards, spreads and other gourmet products that are all natural, gluten free and kosher.

“We are conscientious of current healthy lifestyles and want to provide the consumer what they desire,” said Jim Gordon, President & CEO of Robert Rothschild Farm. “We felt compelled to provide organic products that tasted great. Taste should not be compromised when seeking organic products using non-GMO ingredients.”

This year celebrates Robert Rothschild Farm’s 30th anniversary of producing specialty foods. “Creating organic products shows our commitment, not only to high-quality, flavorful products but taking our company to the next level,” said Gordon.

“Organic foods are a growing market in which Robert Rothschild Farm is well positioned to produce and provide these essential products,” said Gordon. “We look forward to leading the specialty food industry and bringing our consumers the finest in organic, open and serve products that they have come to expect from us.”

Robert Rothschild Farm is continually recognized as one of the top gourmet food manufacturers in the United States and has been honored with numerous awards for its branded product line, but the company also produces gourmet products under many private labels. “By obtaining our organic certification, we can expand our current product offering and extend organic production to our private label customers,” said Gordon.

Robert Rothschild Farm will initially introduce a new line of organic products at the upcoming Summer Fancy Food Show, June 29 – July 1, 2014. This new line of organic products will launch the beginning of the Robert Rothschild Farm movement to convert the majority of its current product offering to be organic certified.

 

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