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New Dried Fruit Products from Stoneridge Orchards

­ Stoneridge Orchards, dried fruit experts and the consumer brand of Royal Ridge Fruits,offers a wide variety of new products, ranging from dried fruits lightly dipped in rich, premium dark chocolate or smooth and creamy Greek yogurt, to the company’s signature Montmorency tart cherries exclusively flavored with all-natural Tajin®, the number one seasoning blend sold in the U.S. and Mexico. The company also is making available its new sliced peaches, as well as a new snack size of its dried Montmorency tart cherries, the company’s most popular dried fruit product.

“We’ve been growing cherries, berries and tree-fruit on our family farms for three generations and have perfected our fruit selection, harvesting and drying process to create wholesome and nutritious all-natural dried fruit products that are great on their own or as an ingredient in many fantastic recipes,” said Bryce Dorsing, Senior Vice President of Royal Ridge Fruits. “Our newest products further demonstrate our commitment to bringing excitement to the dried fruit category by developing and introducing innovative new consumer-focused products that are unlike any other available.”

The Dorsing family has operated their family farms ­ growing cherries, raspberries, blueberries and other fruits ­ in Washington State since 1962, when the family patriarch was awarded a small plot of farmland in a modern homesteading act. The farm has grown to become the largest producer of Montmorency tart cherries on the West Coast. The Dorsing family began freezing when Royal Ridge was formed in 2000 and added drying capabilities in 2006, with a substantial expansion in plant and installation of new state-of-the-art equipment in 2014. The family’s company, Royal Ridge Fruits, launched the Stoneridge Orchards brand in 2010.

“We are excited to launch our new six-SKU Stoneridge Orchards line of all-natural whole dried Montmorency tart cherries, blueberries and cranberries lightly dipped in either decadent premium dark chocolate or smooth and creamy Greek yogurt. These items are the perfect snack, a sweet finish to a satisfying meal, or delicious party treat,” adds Dorsing.

All of the Stoneridge Orchards dipped products are made with whole, all-natural fruits –­ not a mixture of fruit juice and pectin –­ and they contain no artificial colors, flavors, hydrogenated oils or sulfites. They also are Kosher-Dairy certified. Each of the six varieties comes in a five-ounce re-sealable bag with a suggested retail price of $3.99.

In addition, the following all-natural dried fruit products are now available:

  • Chili Lime Cherries with Tajin ­ Stoneridge Orchards created this entirely unique and surprising product by flavoring its whole, all-natural dried Montmorency tart cherries with just the right amount of all-natural Tajin chili lime seasoning. The result is unlike any other product on the market. Tajin is made from only three ingredients (premium chilies, dehydrated lime juice and sea salt) and is the number one seasoning blend sold in the U.S. and Mexico. These Chili Lime Cherries are an exhilarating, perfectly-balanced slightly zesty and slightly sweet snack experience. Available in a five-ounce re-sealable bag with a suggested retail price of $3.99.
  • Montmorency Cherry Snack Packs ­ Due to demand from retailers and consumers alike, Stoneridge Orchards has taken the company’s most popular product and packaged it in a new one-ounce snack pack size. Stoneridge Orchards grows its own Montmorency tart cherries on its third-generation, family-owned farm in Washington state, and then dries them in its own state-of-the-art processing plant. They contain no preservatives, sulfites or high fructose corn syrup. Montmorency tart cherries also are high in antioxidants and are great on their own or as part of a favorite recipe. The one-ounce snack packs have a suggested retail price of $1.29 each, or $4.99 for a five-count multi-pack.
  • Sliced Peaches ­ Stoneridge Orchards selects the finest tree-ripened summer peaches at the peak of juiciness and sweetness and then dries them to preserve their natural goodness and flavor. They then slice the peaches into wedges, as opposed to rings, providing a heartier eating experience for the consumer. The Sliced Peaches come in a four-ounce re-sealable bag with a suggested retail price of $4.99.

All of the new Stoneridge Orchards all-natural dried fruit products are available now to retailers nationwide. Each comes in a case of six or in eye-catching 48-count display shippers, with the exception of the Montmorency Cherry Snack Packs. Those are available in five-count multi-packs, attractive 24-count countertop dispensers and 80-count bulk packs.

To inquire about carrying the products, you may contact the sales team at (855) 300-3199 or sales@stoneridgeorchards.com. For more information on Stoneridge Orchards, please visit www.stoneridgeorchards.com/stoneridge-orchards.