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Kalustyan Corporation Acquires CrossRoads Spice & Seasonings

Errol Karakash, Owner and CEO of Kalustyan Corporation, has acquired CrossRoads Spice & Seasonings and will be transitioning it under the global umbrella of Kalustyan Corporation.


Kalustyan Corporation, a global manufacturer of industrial herbs and spices, is assuming ownership of CrossRoads, which will now be known as CrossRoads Blends, LLC. The decision was made based on many factors, including the food industry shifting from a commodity mindset to a finished ingredient requirement. This acquisition is a valued addition to Kalustyan’s global manufacturing, and will allow the company to further service its global and multi-national partners, according to Kalustyan.

CrossRoads Blends, LLC is located in New Jersey.

Primizie Snacks Announces Two New Flatbread Flavors

As flatbreads continue to gain popularity, nearly doubling in sales from 2014 to 2016, according to Nielsen, Primizie Snacks has added two new flavors to its flatbread crisps lineup. In addition, the company has refreshed its snack packaging allowing consumers to more readily identify its flatbread products.

“The growing popularity of flatbreads has them appearing in most casual and many white table cloth restaurants creating an immediate and consistent consumer visibility and awareness,” said Primizie Snacks CEO Shawn Sweeney. “Since our launch, we’ve been a flatbread company first and foremost and now, we’ve refreshed our packaging to more clearly convey that to our consumers…. Flatbreads create a positive interruption in the space as an innovative point of differentiation from other items in the snack category.”

The new packaging also clearly displays the non-GMO logo, a message that the company feels strongly about conveying to health-conscious Millennials and the like. Most of the company’s flatbread crisp options are non-GMO.

In addition to developing a stronger visual representation of Primizie Flatbread Crisps, the company has added two brand new flavors to its taste-packed line of flatbread crisps, Rustic Beet and Green Harvest Flatbread Crisps, which incorporate a base of the already popular Ancient Grains flavor with kale, broccoli and spinach, making for a guilt-free flatbread.

Primizie Snacks’ Flatbread Crisps offerings also include original flavors Ancient Sprouted Grains, Italian Everything, Gouda Garlic, Simply Salted, Chile Lime, and more. These products, as well as the two new flavors, are available at various locations of Safeway/Albertson’s, HEB, Tops, Winn Dixie, Sprouts, Publix, Central Market, Raley’s, Kroger and more.

Each bag of chef-crafted Primizie Flatbread Crisps uses minimal all-natural ingredients, are trans-fat and cholesterol free, and have no preservatives. Most are certified gluten-free as well as being recognized as non-GMO. Visit at the Winter Fancy Food Show.


Genesee Candy Land Adds Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookie to Popular Lineup

Genesee Candy Land, an experienced wholesale manufacturer of specialty snacks, today announced the addition of a fourth cookie to its popular line of decadent jumbo cookies. The new cookie is a chocolate chip cookie with Applewood- smoked bacon bits mixed into the dough.

Starting with locally-sourced chocolate chip cookie dough with bacon bits mixed in, the cookie is then dipped in dark chocolate to coat the back of the cookie. The result is a savory yet decadent treat. In honor of the upcoming National Bacon Day on December 30, 2017, the new cookie is now available at convenience store retailers and online.

Founded in 1997, the purpose of this unofficial holiday is to celebrate that tasty morsel of cured pork belly that is commonly known today as bacon. It’s a great day to enjoy bacon as a snack, with one of your meals for that day or even incorporate it into a tasty dessert. Giving and receiving gifts of bacon is also recommended.  After all, everything goes better with bacon. Celebrants are encouraged to use the hashtag #BaconDay to post reflections on social media.

Genesee Candy Land owner Lorri Alden agrees with this sentiment, “Our signature chocolate-covered bacon has been very successful – customers consistently request it, so we’re confident that this new cookie will be popular as well. We take great pride in our ability to provide the highest quality products containing pre-cooked bacon that is shelf stable. It’s a unique process that ensures a long shelf life.”

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