Get Adobe Flash player

It’s Beginning to Taste a Lot Like Christmas

BundabergBundaberg Brewed Drinks’ newest flavor is set to spice up the holiday season. Already a much-anticipated, annual limited release in Australia and New Zealand, Spiced Ginger Beer will make its limited release U.S. debut this fall, in time to toast the holiday season.

Craft-brewed over three days using real ingredients to allow the flavors to really develop, Spiced Ginger Beer includes real ginger and the festive flavors of cinnamon and cloves for a deep, complex taste, as if the holidays were bottled up. As with all Bundaberg brews, the secret to unlocking the flavor is to invert the iconic, glass bottle to infuse the ingredients prior to opening the rip-top cap.

The limited-release flavor will come in four-packs and will be on shelf for the 2017 holiday season as a test trial in more than 270 Cost Plus World Market locations nationwide beginning Sept. 10. It will roll out to additional retailers later in the fall and be available through the holidays. The festive brew often sells out in Australia where consumers wait for it each year and scoop it up as soon as it hits the shelves; almost 50 percent of the four-week allocation was sold in the first week in last season. Assuming sales follow this path in the U.S., the plan is for wider roll out in future holiday seasons.

“Spiced Ginger Beer is a holiday tradition for Bundaberg. It’s a special reminder that the holidays are here and a delicious way to celebrate with friends and family,” said Michael Stacey, Head of Sales for Bundaberg. “Given the popularity of our Ginger Beer in the U.S., we anticipate that this holiday flavor will quickly gain momentum in the market.”

While making the perfect holiday drink just on its own, combined with the spicy flavors of a rum or a smoky bourbon it also makes for a delicious festive cocktail.

Spiced Ginger Beer is poised for success as consumers are seeking carbonated drinks made with premium ingredients that add sophistication to the consumption experience. Additionally, craft beverages are driving growth in the CSD category, especially among Millennials, and ginger beer is a key driver of new flavor profiles introduced to consumers. Bundaberg’s Ginger Beer itself is a favorite over the holidays, with its own deep flavor that is perfect for entertaining.

Buttermilk Cracked Peppercorn Dressing from Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen PF for webAs part of its July new product launch, Stonewall Kitchen has introduced a new Buttermilk Cracked Peppercorn Dressing. Thick and rich, it’s made with savory, aged Parmesan cheese, tangy buttermilk, robust garlic, a dash of Dijon mustard, spices and the warm zest of cracked peppercorns.

As expected, it adds wonderful flavor to crisp summer salads but it is also very versatile. Used as a spread, it brings new life to grilled chicken or deli meat sandwiches. Poured over plain pasta, it’ll make a nice side dish for a picnic or light lunch, and for unexpected company it can simply be served in a bowl as a quick and easy dip.

Like all of Stonewall Kitchen’s quality crafted dressings, this flavorful new Buttermilk Cracked Peppercorn Dressing is genuine, unique and has a character all of its own. Customers familiar with Stonewall Kitchen are sure to enjoy it on salads but also appreciate it as a handy pantry staple that can add a little extra “something” to everyday dishes.

 

Bare Snacks Celebrates the Flavor of Fall with New bare Pie Spice Apple Chips

BARE-3.4oz-Pie-Spice-02Bare Snacks® is fueling shoppers’ seasonal-flavored snack obsession this fall with the limited edition launch of bare® Pie Spice Apple Chips. bare’s newest product offers a classic blend of apple pie spices in a simply baked real fruit snack for the ultimate guilt-free indulgence. Bare Pie Spice Apple Chips will be available in select grocers beginning in September with a retail price of $3.99 for a 3.4-ounce bag.

“Shoppers prove year-over-year that they crave the rich flavors of fall, and we’re thrilled to spice up the snack aisle with the flavors of a timeless fall comfort food in a better-for-you snack,” said Santosh Padki, CEO at Bare Snacks. “Our original baked crunchy apple chips have long been the leading choice for snackers who demand simple ingredients, and our new Pie Spice Apple Chips fulfill that ‘less is more’ promise by satisfying cravings for seasonal holiday flavors without the junk.”

Bare Pie Spice Apple Chips are made from fresh apples that are sliced thin and slow-baked with a fragrant blend of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and a dash of sea salt for the perfect crunchy autumn snack. Containing only five simple ingredients, the new snack is Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, fat free and a good source of fiber. Shoppers can also snack happy knowing bare Pie Spice Apple Chips contain no oil, preservatives or added sugar.

Bare Pie Spice Apple Chips join the brand’s existing portfolio of baked crunchy fruit chips, including bare Apple Chips, Coconut Chips, Banana Chips, and new Chia Coconut Bites. Like all bare snacks, the new variety is baked, never fried, to deliver a crave-ably crunchy snack with the nutritious goodness of real fruit.

Find it HERE first!

Follow me on Twitter