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Stonewall Kitchen Pairs Peppermint with Wintertime Enjoyment

Specialty food creator Stonewall Kitchen is thinking peppermint—delicious peppermint baking mixes that are perfect for the holidays and wintertime enjoyment. The Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Mix gives cupcake fans of all ages a wonderful combination of a rich, dark chocolate cupcake covered in sweet peppermint frosting that’s loaded with bits of peppermint candy. And the Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookie Mix makes out-of-this-world, chewy, deep chocolate cookies with the chill of peppermint flavor.

In addition to chocolate peppermint baking mixes, Stonewall Kitchen also carries three additional chocolate peppermint treats, including Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Ideal after shoveling the driveway or building a snowman, this creamy and rich cocoa delivers a luscious combination of hot chocolate with a cool whisper of peppermint. For an ultimate chocolate peppermint dessert, look no further than Stonewall Kitchen’s Chocolate Peppermint Sauce. Served warm and spooned over ice cream, this smooth, rich sauce takes desserts to a whole new decadent level. Finally, for adults, there is the Chocolate Peppermint Martini mixer that can add a fun and delicious element to holiday get-togethers. Simply add your favorite libation, shake and serve.

With so many tasty chocolate peppermint options, Stonewall Kitchen is making it easy to start new holiday traditions. For more information, visit www.stonewallkitchen.com. or call 888.326.5678.

Wind & Willow Makes Entertaining Easy

W&W-MSWind & Willow is known for its legendary Cheeseball Appetizer & Dessert mixes. However, did you know each mix has an alternate recipe printed on the box that gives the consumer a different recipe to impress their guests?

For a savory appetizer that is perfect for entertaining, use Wind & Willow Old Santa Fe Cheeseball & Appetizer mix to make stuffed jalapeños. These delectable mouthfuls will spice up any gathering of family and friends. Create the easiest and tastiest stuffed mushrooms using one of Wind & Willow’s best sellers: Bacon Stuffed Mushroom. Simply mix the seasoning with cream cheese, stuff medium sized mushrooms, sprinkle the topping on the mushrooms, and bake in the oven. Other great quick and easy appetizer ideas include vegetable pizza, bruschetta and spinach artichoke dip. The recipes are endless, and the best thing is they are so delicious and easy to make.

For these and other great recipes, visit the company’s website at www.windandwillow.com. To order, please contact your local sales representative, or call directly at 888.427.3235. Wind & Willow products are truly the perfect addition to any entertaining menu!

Frontier Soups Updates Packaging

Frontier Soups added to the packaging of its all-natural gourmet soup mixes in an effort to help retailers gain incremental sales with cross-merchandising opportunities from the center aisles to the perimeter.The packaging now displays a sticker telling consumers when added chicken or beef are needed, reminding them not only to pick up the meat, but also to shop for the broth, canned tomatoes and fresh produce that transform the easy mix recipes into a family meal. This is according to Trisha Anderson, founder of Frontier Soups.

Even though at holiday time retailers focus primarily on capturing consumer spending on the all-important feasts, providing über-busy home cooks with easy meal solutions to answer the daily “What’s for dinner?” question can prove just as beneficial.

Based on the consumer feedback we receive, this is even more important at holiday time when consumers are juggling added food preparation and gift shopping along with school vacations and house guests,” Anderson said. “Soup is the perfect between-the-feasts meal, because it’s a great way to use up leftovers, can easily be made ahead and frozen or refrigerated, and it reheats beautifully so it is ready whenever hungry people show up at the table.”

Frontier Soups also now offers a variety of displays to make it easy for retailers to promote and cross merchandise the company’s soup mixes. These include sturdy, free-standing shippers for its Hearty Meal™ and Homemade-In-Minutes™ lines, as well as a black metal clip strip or stand alone spinner display, which can spur added sales in the broth, meat or produce sections.

As hard as we’ve worked to make our packaging eye-catching, passing consumers’ scrutiny of the nutrition panel is as important,” Anderson said. “That’s why our mixes are all natural with no added salt, preservatives or MSG.”

More information is available at www.FrontierSoups.com or by calling 800.300.SOUP. 

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