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Frontier Soups to Introduce Alphabet Soup Mix at Summer Fancy Food Show

Frontier Soups™ is introducing Little Schoolhouse Alphabet Soup Mix to make mealtime fun and healthy for an upcoming generation of soup lovers.  The new mix is being introduced at the 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show, and samples of the prepared soup will be available at booth #4120.

The Alphabet Soup Mix is in Frontier Soups’ Homemade-In-Minutes™ line of quicker-cooking soups and contains multi-colored, organic letter- and number-shaped pasta, said Trisha Anderson, company Founder. The soup is filled with kid-pleasing vegetables—peas, corn and carrots—and is lightly seasoned to appeal to young palates, although its comforting childhood flavors satisfy adult appetites as well, Anderson said.  Home cooks add fresh or prepared chicken to the soup, which is ready in 30 minutes on the stovetop.

FrontierSoupsAlphabetSoupEMThe new mix also has shelf appeal in clear cellophane packaging that allow consumers to see the multi-colored organic pasta layered with the vibrant green, yellow and orange of the freeze-dried peas, corn and carrots, she said.  The soup will be available for order as part of Frontier Soups’ Summer Fancy Food Show specials.

“We’ve been wanting to create an alphabet soup for some time now and fell in love with the colorful letter and number pasta, which has even greater appeal since more and more parents want to choose organic ingredients for their kids,” Anderson said.  “With today’s busy family lifestyles, our goal also was to create a soup that would satisfy adults craving comfort food flavors because who wants to cook a separate meal for the kids?”

Little Schoolhouse Alphabet Soup Mix is available in 4-ounce packages with a suggested retail price of $5.95-$6.49.  Frontier Soups 35 varieties are all natural with no added salt, preservatives or MSG.  More information is available at www.FrontierSoups.com or by calling 1-800-300-7687.

B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Co. Appoints Diane Schwartz Director of Sales & Marketing

B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company has appointed Diane Schwartz as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Sonoma Valley gourmet food products company.   Schwartz  brings more than 22 years of experience in restaurant and specialty foods marketing,  branding, strategic planning, product launches and public relations to the position overseeing and expanding B.R. Cohn’s olive oil, vinegar, and gourmet dessert sauce product lines.

Schwartz graduated with a degree in Foodservice and Hospitality Management from Cornell University and began her career as Assistant Director of Marketing with Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chips, where she was instrumental in building the newly established cookie retailer into a major national brand.  A self-proclaimed “born and bred foodie,” she has worked with world renown restaurateurs such as Joachim Splichal, Bradley Ogden, and Alice Waters and also owned and operated four gourmet food shops throughout her career. Prior to joining B.R. Cohn, Schwartz was Director of Marketing and Product Development at Quake Town Brands.

“Diane’s vast and varied experience working in specialty foods and hospitality will bring a valuable perspective to our sales and marketing programs,” noted Dan Cohn, CEO of B.R. Cohn. “We look forward to having her help further our goals at the B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Co.”

B.R. Cohn Winery and Olive Oil Company is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in Glen Ellen, and its wines and food products are nationally distributed. The Sonoma Valley tasting room is open daily from 10am – 5pm. Additional information is available at www.brcohn.com.

 

Maille Tours the USA to Spread Mustard Love

Maille_Mustard MobileMaille_Mustard Palette of FlavorsMaille is sending its Maille Mustard Mobile on a national tour to spread the mustard love across the USA. Whether popping up in high-traffic city centers, parking at food-centric events, or partnering with local gourmet stores, supermarkets and restaurants, Maille’s first-of-its-kind mustard-bar-on-wheels will serve up complimentary tastings of signature varietals  Dijon OriginaleOld StyleHoney DijonHorseradish, and Rich Country alongside crunchy Cornichons.  The environmentally-friendly vehicle features a custom-designed sampling bar where mustard fans will have the opportunity to compose their own palette of Dijon flavors, compare tastes, and choose their favorites.

With its signature black and gold colors, the chic and contemporary Maille Mustard Mobile will be easy to spot when it rolls into:

  • Washington, D.C. area (June 14, 15, 18-20): including Union Market, Georgetown, Annapolis, McLean, and Baltimore
  • Philadelphia area (June 21, 22, 25): including City Center, Ardmore, and King of Prussia
  • New Jersey (June 26-28): including Paramus, Short Hills, Montclair, and Asbury Park
  • Boston (July 3): Harvard Square
  • Cape Cod (July 5-6): Orleans and Dennis
  • Connecticut (July 9-10): Stamford and Westport
  • New York City (June 29-July 2, July 11-13): Various locations around Manhattan
  • West Coast (September dates to be announced): Cities to include Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles
  • Chicago: (October dates to be announced)

Lucky tasters will have the chance to win a three-day culinary and cultural adventure in Paris for two while additional winners will score a year’s supply of Maille mustard.

The Maille Mustard Mobile app – available at mymaille.us – offers a variety of fun ways for mustard lovers to share their Dijon experiences in real time. The mobile app makes it easy to enter the contests, and a tracking feature details the locations, days, and times for all Maille Mustard Mobile stops. Consumers will be encouraged to follow along with Maille (@MailleUS) throughout the tour on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest  and share their tasting adventures with the Mustard Bar using the hashtag #MyMaille.

AngelBowls Offers Quick Meal Options

AngelBowls are great tasting vegetarian meals made with:

  • non-GMO ingredients,
  • Only 260-290 calories!
  • low sodium
  • made-from-scratch sauces that serve up great taste with clean ingredients
  • exceptional value (Suggested retail price is $4.49.)

The AngelBowl lineup includes Mediterranean Eggplant Parmesan, Roasted Vegetable & Goat Cheese Gratin, Vegetable Bruschetta & Mozzarella, Penne Pasta in Parma Rosa Sauce and Corkscrew Pasta & Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce.

 

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.

 

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market Celebrates Grand Openings with Community Donations

Chip Paillex, founder of America’s Grow a Row speaks at the West Windsor store.

Chip Paillex, founder of America’s Grow a Row, speaks at the West Windsor store.

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market announced today a series of donations totaling nearly $25,000 to community organizations that promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles. Several Mrs. Green’s locations across the U.S. and Canada committed to donating up to five percent of in-store proceeds from one week this spring in an effort to give back.

Mrs. Green’s, a rapidly expanding subsidiary of Natural Markets Food Group (NMFG), recently opened new locations in three high-profile markets: West Windsor, N.J.; New Canaan, Conn.; and Burlington, ON, Canada. Another store is planned to open in the West Village of Manhattan later this year.

“Mrs. Green’s believes that eating healthy, fresh, natural products is the best way to promote a sustainable lifestyle,” said Sherry Nolan-Schultz, NMFG Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We wanted to give back to the communities that have welcomed us with open arms in a meaningful and positive way. We believe these donations continue our mutually beneficial partnerships – both with our workers, our customers, and our communities.”

The Mrs. Green’s donations include:

  • NEW JERSEY: West Windsor donated $10,000 to America’s Grow-A-Row, a non-profit dedicated to providing a positive impact through volunteer efforts of planting, picking, rescuing and delivering fresh produce to underprivileged communities.
  • ONTARIO: Burlington donated five percent of in-store proceeds – a total of more than $3,000 – to McMaster Children’s Hospital in nearby Hamilton.
  • CONNECTICUT: New Canaan donated almost $4,500 to the New Canaan Nature Center, a non-profit environmental education center and sanctuary that focuses on helping members of the community relate to nature.
  • ILLINOIS: Lincoln Park donated five percent of in-store proceeds – over $6,000 – made during the Spring Celebration Week the store hosted from March 27-April 3, 2014 to the Lincoln Public School “Eat What You Grow” Garden Club, which teaches children the benefits of growing and eating your own vegetables.
  • Each location used in-store proceeds from their Grand Opening Week celebrations to support their new communities. Both the West Windsor and Burlington locations celebrated their openings during the week of March 28 – April 3, 2014, and the New Canaan location opened the week of April 17, 2014.

“Mrs. Green’s Natural Market has proven that they are completely committed to providing fresh produce to not only their customers, but also those folks across New Jersey who are food insecure, through their recent and extremely generous donation to America’s Grow-a-Row,” said Chip Paillex, President and Founder, America’s Grow-a-Row. “Their contribution will ensure that thousands of pounds of free fruits and vegetables will make it onto the plates of those folks who are suffering from hunger across the state.”

“Always wonderful when new businesses in the community support McMaster Children’s Hospital and the children in our region.  We are delighted to be a part of the Mrs. Greens Natural Market’s success,” said Jennifer Laughton, Vice President of Development, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.

 

Terrapin Ridge Farms Debuts Tasty New Products at 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show

Terrapin Ridge Farms heats up the summer specialty food market with a delicious introduction of five brand new products and one new formulation of an existing product. These products will debut at the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show to be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from June 29-July 1 at booth 3927.

Terrapin Ridge Farms has amassed a cult following behind many of their specialty mustards and the new flavors being released this summer are sure to follow that trend.

pumpkin honey mustard005Pumpkin Honey Mustard (9 ounces with a suggested retail price of $7.30) combines the sweetness of pumpkin puree with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. When mixed with honey mustard the result is an incredible condiment that tastes like fall in a jar. pecan honey mustard004Pecan Honey Mustard (9 ounces with a suggested retail price of $7.30) marries the rich flavor of pecans with sweet and tangy honey mustard making for a perfect meat or vegetable glaze or simply as an accompaniment to cheeses, pretzels and crackers. Terrapin Ridge Farms’ Brown Sugar & Pecan Mustard (8.5 ounces with a suggested retail price of $6.70) has been reformulated and is even better tasting with notes of sweet brown sugar and roasted pecans. All three mustards are all-natural and vegan, the Pumpkin Honey Mustard and the Pecan Honey Mustard are also gluten free.

siracha horseradish sauce001 With the very popular emergence of its Sriracha Sauce last summer, Terrapin Ridge Farms is back with Sriracha Horseradish Sauce (8.5 ounces with suggested retail price of $6.70) that combines the popular spicy pepper with horseradish for a one-two punch of flavor and zip. This product is all-natural and gluten free.

Two new jams will debut this summer that combine sweet, savory and spicy. Cinnamon & Clove Tomato Jam (6 ounces with a suggested retail price of $8.00) is the perfect flavor combination of robust tomatoes, cloves, cinnamon and lemon zest. It makes for an excellent mashed sweet potato mix-in, on a crostini with goat cheese or on warm biscuits with butter. The Apple Horseradish Jam (6 ounces with a suggested retail price of $8.00) brings the sweetness of apple and a zing of horseradish together for a memorable journey for your taste buds. This jam pairs with strong cheeses like Manchego, or on sliced pork among other amazing applications. Both jams are all-natural, gluten free and vegan.

 

“We’re introducing some very unique flavors at this show and we’re confident consumers will adore these new products,” said Terrapin Ridge Farms’ CEO Mary O’Donnell.

Belcour Cookbook Launch Coincides with Fancy Food Show

Belcour cover imageBelcour Blue Mountain Preserves, makers of savory condiments, pepper sauces and fruit preserves, taps into its’ rich Jamaican, Chinese and French culinary heritage to release a beautiful 270 page storybook cookbook, “Belcour: Jamaican, French and Chinese Family Recipes for Entertaining,” available at www.belcourpreserves.com.

This unique cookbook features the most well-loved family recipes of chef and author, Robin Lim Lumsden paired with captivating stories of legendary entertaining among several family generations. From love stories and family gatherings to how her grandfather became co-founder of the iconic Red Stripe Beer company and more, this cookbook is an instant classic with its mouth watering imagery and effortless step-by step instructions.

“I’ve gathered an eclectic collection of recipes derived from my Jamaican, French and Chinese culinary heritage passed down from generation to generation, all using our preserves and condiments,” says Lumsden. This cookbook will expand and diversify your recipe repertoire and help you create new, delicious and cosmopolitan meals that your guests will both savor and remember.”

Belcour’s Blue Mountain Honey, which is produced on its own apiary, is home to more than 75 bee colonies and is the signature flavor that sweetens all of the delectable tropical preserves, hot sauces and condiments. Each bottle is full of ripe, flavorful, Jamaican fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices that are cooked slowly, crafted with love and sourced from local Jamaican farmers.

Belcour will exhibit in booth #2168 at the Fancy Food Show in New York City June 29-July 1, with nine of its versatile gourmet condiments, including pepper sauces, fruit preserves and savory condiments. Learn more about Belcour Blue Mountain Preserves at www.belcourpreserves.com.

Pirate Jonny’s Debuts Jerk Hot Sauce at Florida Festival

Pirate Jonny'sPirate Jonny’s Caribbean BBQ Rubs, Seasonings & Sauces has often been asked by consumers to produce a hot sauce to complement the line of barbecue sauces. A name selection for the hot sauce has finally been created, after having input from its customers on Pirate Jonny’s Facebook.

Pirate Jonny’s new Jerk hot sauce, Syrena’s Seduction, made its debut in the 8th annual Hot Pepper Festival contest June 7 and 8 in Pinellas Park, Fla.

Pirate Jonny’s product line consists of an array of award winning products, starting with its National BBQ Association Award winners, Caribbean BBQ Rub and Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. The product line of Caribbean barbecue rubs extends onward to seasonings, barbecue sauces, chili and crab boil mixes and now its own creation, Syrena’s Seduction.

Syrena’s Seduction will be available online this month at Pirate Jonny’s for consumers to purchase.

Introducing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips distill all the flavor and aroma of a classic cookie into crunchy, shatteringly delicious “thins.”   Equal parts nostalgic and new, the discs are designed to inspire love at first bite, and keep cookie lovers reaching into the bag for “just one more.”

Oatmeal raisin cookies rank among America’s favorite cookies of all time, and they’ve always been on the short list for Joanne Adirim, the creator of Cookie Chips and Founder/Pastry Chef at HannahMax Baking Company, their manufacturer.   “Our thin, crunchy renditions of other classics like chocolate chip and cinnamon sugar cookies have been so well received that we knew it was time to give lovers of the wholesome oatmeal cookie their due,” says Adirim,  “We started with an old family recipe, using whole rolled oats and juicy mini-raisins, and added extra spark with cinnamon and nutmeg.”

HannahMaxThe Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips ingredients label reads more like a passionate home baker’s shopping list than a typical supermarket shelf offering.  Like all Cookie Chips flavors, this new offering is made only with the finest milled cane sugar, rBST hormone-free butter, cage-free eggs and pure Bourbon vanilla. There are never any preservatives, artificial flavors or colors, trans fats, or GMOs.

All that flavor and texture in such a small space (each cookie is about 2 inches across and only 1/16 of an inch thick) is a winning proposition.   One serving of Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips – five cookies — weighs in at just 120 calories.    They’re a perfect summer picnic dessert, after school snack, or coffee break treat.

Oatmeal Raisin launches late summer 2014 and joins five signature Cookie Chip flavors – Original Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Sea Salted Peanut Butter, and Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip.

Cookie Chips are available at Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Whole Foods, Jewel, Fresh Market, Earth Fare, Gelson’s, New York City’s iconic Zabars, and at specialty grocers and gourmet stores across the U.S. To find a location near you or to purchase online, visit www.crunchycookiechips.com.

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