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Attractive, All-Natural Mixes from Sierra Soups

Sierra Soups are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, and they taste fabulous. The mixes are simple to make and come complete with vegetables (dehydrated) and a flavorful spice packet. They will serve a large family, and recipes are on the back of each package, along with additional options to enhance the meal.
Sierra Soups mixes come in clear cello packaging, showcasing their colorful, all-natural ingredients. Display trays are available for shelf presentation. The company offers eight different soup mixes and a Middle-Eastern Grain & Lentil Salad mix, all of which are inexpensive and easy for the average cook to prepare. Its current bestseller, Fresno Fog Split Pea soup, only requires the addition of water and a cooking time of approximately one hour. The company supplies distributors, brokers, gourmet/specialty food shops, health food stores and upscale grocery stores/chains.
Marketing research shows that the household cook does not mind a slow-cooking product such as beans. However, he or she wants some leftovers. With this in mind, Sierra Soups developed recipes that serve from eight to twelve servings and which can then be frozen for later meals and still retain their marvelous flavor and nutrition.
For the team at Sierra Soups, the overall mission is to provide a wholesome product, with exceptional food value and a heap of flavor, but which is easy for the average cook to put together. With the spices and vegetables already included in the soup bag, you will not have to make a trip to the grocery store. The hardest thing you may need to do is sauté an onion (and sometimes not even that). In addition, once prepared, the company’s soups can be frozen for future meals.
For more information about Sierra Soups, Inc., or to order the company’s soup mixes, visit www.sierrasoups.com, or call 800.397.6887, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies from Vanilla Bean Unique Cookies

Only the freshest natural ingredients go into Vanilla Bean Unique Cookies’ Lemon Ricotta Cookie. The team at Vanilla Bean prides themselves on creating cookies that are a combination of creativity, uniqueness and amazing flavor profiles, and the Lemon Ricotta Cookie is no exception! Vanilla Bean has taken the classic Italian Ricotta Cookie and added its signature twist to create an amazing cookie. The Lemon Ricotta Cookie is made with real butter, fresh eggs, lemon zest, tart lemon juice, pure vanilla and creamy ricotta cheese. The resulting cookie is soft with a cake like texture, garnished with the company’s signature lemon glaze. With its creamy texture, the glaze has just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of tart lemon to create a great finish to an amazing cookie.
Vanilla Bean’s cookies are fresh baked with no synthetic preservatives. However, the fresh lemon adds a natural element to help preserve the cookie without giving up the company’s high standard for quality. Because of the fresh nature of the Lemon Ricotta Cookie, it is a great fit for online retail companies, corporate gifts and gourmet gift baskets.
Your customers will appreciate Vanilla Bean’s attention to detail as the company’s cookies are packaged in a classic natural pinstripe box. Each box contains 12 cookies, and each cookie is individually packaged in cellophane and sealed to ensure freshness. While some companies seek products with long a shelf life, Vanilla Bean knows its customers appreciate the pure quality of its cookies as will yours.
For wholesale information regarding Vanilla Bean cookies, contact Debbie Smith at 260.415.4652 or 888.498.4502.

Bella Lucia Gluten-Free Italian Pizzelle

Bella Lucia Gluten Free Italian Pizzelle has an amazing line of delicious handmade cookies for all your customers’ needs. Bella Lucia is the largest producer of gluten-free pizzelle in the United States. The company has been able to combine the traditional taste of Italian cookies, with a new twist for all your specialty needs.

Bella Lucia still laboriously bakes its pizzelle two at a time, a claim not many other companies could make. Choose between the company’s top four flavors: anise, vanilla, Saigon cinnamon, and the company’s newest flavor, Lemon Love, the perfect mix of tangy and sweet. These pizzelle are just the thing to tempt the pallet.
Bella Lucia never adds any artificial flavors or colors. The company’s pizzelle are always natural and always great! “Be Authentic. Be Unique,” and include Bella Lucia Gluten Free Pizzelle in your product lineup.
For more information, check out Bella Lucia online at www.BellaLuciaGlutenFree.com, or call 814.201.2222.

Cholent—Kosher Meals Made Easy

Cholent is another creative series of salt-free dinner kits from Purely American Foods. What exactly is Cholent? It is a traditional Jewish meal that, for generations, has been prepared on Friday before the Sabbath begins. Slow cooked all night, this savory stew is the main course at Saturday’s noonday meal.

Now, busy, health-conscious consumers of all faiths can enjoy these time saving, salt-free meals any day of the week. Gluten-free, all-natural, kosher, and free of salt and MSG, the Cholent kits from Purely American are a delicious and good-for-you heat and serve option for your retail customers.
The Cholent kits are just one among many delicious and healthy meal solutions offered from Purely American. The company’s healthy dinner kits are all salt and gluten-free, kosher certified and all-natural with no MSG and high fiber.
Check out the company online at www.purelyamerican.com, or contact Ray Leard at 740.592.3800 for information and orders.

Cheese Lovers Seeking Out Authentic Le Gruyère AOP

When you want the “real” Gruyère AOP, there are a few things you can look for to guarantee that you have found the one cheese that can deliver the signature taste and consistency you expect from Gruyère AOP. In order to find this authentic cheese, you need to know where to look, and what it means.

meule_fleche2_petitDuring production, each wheel of Gruyère AOP is systematically marked with the number of the mold and code of the cheese dairy that is producing it. The day and month of production are also noted. These black markings are made with casein, the milk protein (even here, there are no additives involved). From this point on, the name “Gruyère AOP,” and the code of the production facility appear on the heel of each wheel. This is an effective way of preventing fakes and guaranteeing authenticity. However, you can take it a step further. Using the cheese dairy’s unique code, you can go to www.gruyere.com and enter the cheese dairy number to see who produced the cheese you are eating!
For more information, recipes and photos of the only region that can produce Le Gruyère AOP, visit www.gruyere.com.

‘Ohana Harbor Bringing Kona Coffee to the Mainland

Nothing is quite as exotic as Hawaii, but forget springing for a plane ticket to find the real taste of paradise. More and more specialty retailers are offering ‘Ohana Harbor Coffee to satisfy their customers’ cravings. ‘Ohana Harbor Coffee Company offers a variety of Hawaiian Island-inspired Kona Coffees that will provide you and your customers a vacation for your palates.

‘Ohana Harbor Coffee Company’s 100 percent Kona coffee is grown exclusively in the Kailua-Kona region on the Big Island of Hawaii, where rich volcanic soil and an ideal climate produce a unique and robust coffee cherry. Harvested from September through February, ‘Ohana’s 100 percent Kona coffee is award winning. It has earned the “Cream of the Crop” designation for six consecutive years.
A favorite among coffee aficionados for its low acidity and full-bodied flavor, ‘Ohana’s 100 percent Kona coffee is offered in medium and dark roasts. The company’s most popular Kona coffee is Ali’i Premium, a hand-picked, sun-dried, single-origin Kona coffee that is small batch roasted to bring out its sugars while preserving the nutty flavors for which Kona coffees are traditionally known.
While ‘Ohana Harbor specializes in 100 percent Kona Coffee, the company also offers small batch-roasted, hand-crafted Kona blends that fit into any budget. Whether a seasonal product or a faithful stand by, ‘Ohana Harbor offers island-inspired packaging and taste that is guaranteed to be fresh and smooth.
Founded on traditional values and sustainability, ‘Ohana Harbor is a family-owned operation emphasizing traditional Hawaiian culture, fairness and environmentally mindful practices. ‘Ohana does this by staying involved with its coffee “from tree to cup.” ‘Ohana Harbor is honored to offer the great-tasting coffee from the company’s ‘Ohana to yours. ‘Ohana means “family,” and ‘Ohana Harbor invites you to make its coffee part of yours.
For more information head online to www.ohanaharbor.com.

Sarabeth’s Takes Home sofi Gold Award for Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup

Sarabeth’s recently took home the 2013 sofi Gold Award, presented by the Specialty Food Association at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Sarabeth’s Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup won the honor in the Soup, Stew, Bean and Chili category. Over the years, Sarabeth’s has been awarded multiple sofi Awards ranging from the gold award in the Outstanding Classic category for the company’s Blood Orange Marmalade to the gold award in the Hot Beverage category for Hot Chocolate Parisienne.

Sarabeth and Bill Levine still remain the driving force behind the success and outstanding reputation of the Sarabeth’s brand. Sarabeth is a James Beard Award Winning Pastry Chef as well as an author. Together Bill and Sarabeth are also successful restaurateurs with multiple locations in New York City, Key West and Tokyo.
Charlie Apt, former owner of Ciao Bella Gelato Company, joined with the Levines in 2011 as a Partner. Charlie is currently working alongside the founders to develop new products and expand the brand’s distribution nationally and internationally. Sarabeth’s is now available at a number of retailers, including Sur La Table, King’s, Open Sky, A&P, Gelson’s, RueLaLa, Citerella, Soft Surroundings, Loblaw’s and Whole Foods.
In 2013, Sarabeth’s is introducing a new line of pancake, waffle and biscuit mixes. The mixes will be available for distribution on October 1. This is a unique tasting, all-natural product line that reflects the home cooking found in Sarabeth’s restaurants. Thousands of loyal customers enjoy Sarabeth’s breakfast, brunch and lunch in her restaurants every year. Taking home Sarabeth’s preserves, syrups, mixes, granola and hot chocolate provide consumers with an “at home” experience otherwise only found in Sarabeth’s much adored restaurants and cafes.
For more information visit www.sarabeth.com.

Acme Smoked Fish Delivers Variety of Offerings for All Tastes

Brooklyn-based Acme Smoked Fish Corporation is more than just smoked fish, offering Wild Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crepes and a range of Wild Salmon Jerky. The company’s exciting collaboration with Crepini, a locally owned company and a premier producer of crepes, provides customers with wholesome all-natural ingredients and ready-made convenience, ideal for today’s busy lifestyle. This new partnership continues Acme’s commitment to serving the local community by using local ingredients and supporting local businesses.

New Wild Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese Crepes combine Acme’s signature Smoked Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon with cream cheese and all-natural ingredients in a classic and delicate pancake shell. Each 11-ounce tray, available for retail and food service, includes five substantial crepes that are ready to serve and eat either cold or heated.
Easy to prepare and serve, Wild Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese Crepes are ideal for breakfast, mealtime or snacking. They also offer a delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional lox and cream or cream cheese bagel. Wild Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese Crepes further provide an elegant and refined touch to any social event or gathering. The product is kosher-dairy.
In addition, through its Ruby Bay® label, Acme Smoked Fish offers an exclusive range of all-natural wild salmon jerky products that are ideal for gourmet enthusiasts and healthy activists looking for a shelf stable, ready-to-eat, high protein snack that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. The 1.25-ounce packs of Peppered and Teriyaki Salmon Jerky were recently joined by a 1.25-ounce pack of Orange-Ginger Salmon Jerky. The three flavors are now also available in 0.6-ounce single serve packs of Grab-N-Go Salmon Strips.
Ruby Bay salmon jerky is naturally smoked using premium wild-caught King salmon from the pristine waters of Alaska, slowly smoked over cherry and alder wood. All Ruby Bay wild salmon jerky products are delivered in stadium display boxes to allow a more convenient and efficient merchandizing option. The company’s salmon jerky is currently sold in a number of prestigious retail establishments, including Whole Foods, Wegmans, Zabars and more.
For more information, visit www.rubybayseafood.com, or call 718.383.8585. Ruby Bay is a registered trademark of Acme Smoked Fish Corporation.

eSutras Organics: Exquisite Products in Small Batches

eSutras Organics is a Chicago-based wholesale supplier of organic culinary herbs, spices and oils, as well as a manufacturer of specialty health foods and herbal medicinal teas. At their Chicago-based USDA certified organic and FDA inspected facility, eSutras Organics manufactures a carefully nurtured line of exquisite products in small batches. The company’s offerings are unique, not like most commercial food companies’ products seen in chain grocery store aisles.

eSutras Organics manufactures gourmet healthy sweeteners, including enriched agaves, jaggery and raw whole cane juice powder, as well as delicious herbal medicinal teas and Cocoa Cravings hot chocolate beverages. Exciting new ethnic flavors abound in the company’s spices and spice blends. eSutras Organics’ spices are fair trade, family farmed and minimally processed.
eSutras Organics products are perfect for any shop whose customers demand great quality and value for their money. The company offers special discounts for bulk food ingredients, including nuts, seeds, flours, sugar, herbs, spices and repacks.
Bring these products to the forefront of your display and your customers will notice. In eSutras’ supplier duties it works with TC Bauer Co., which offers a free sampling with orders policy, which provides an easy way to create continued sales and provides tasty dialogue with your customers. eSutras Organics seeks to create an experience your customers will relish. Stylish new packaging, generous portion sizes and small minimum orders ensure eSutras Organics products will be a good fit for your marketplace.
For more information, call eSutras Organics at 773.583.4850. Also, visit eSutras Organics’ business-to-business website, ES Wholesale, at www.eSWholesale.com, where all registered retailers have easy access to order the company’s products.

ADAM Tea Offers Specialties for Tea Lovers

ADAM Tea is diligent in its pursuit of delivering the perfect cup of tea. Born from a desire to share a superior healthy product with friends and family, ADAM Tea has been spearheading Sri Lanka’s tea industry by providing superior teas and courteous service for 60 years. The company planted hopeful roots in sunny California 25 years ago.

Offering only the purest, high grade green and black Ceylon teas, ADAM Tea is a leader in the Sri Lankan tea industry. The company uses only teas that have been awarded the coveted Lion Seal of purity by the Sri Lankan Tea Board.
Have you ever noticed a cloudiness in tea after it has been brewed? There are more than 200 tea grades currently available, and much of the tea commonly found in the United States is a much lower grade than Ceylon tea, producing this cloudy result. ADAM Tea goes a step further, utilizing Lion Seal Ceylon tea. This means that ADAM Tea resides on the upper 10 percent of the 200 grade scale. All tea from Sri Lanka is procured in an auction, where the quality is strictly monitored and the best tea is awarded a seal. In this way, Sri Lanka can guarantee the quality of its most prized commodity.
Although ADAM Tea is relatively new to the United States, the company has already left its mark across the Middle East. It can also be found in Russia, Italy, France and all over South America.
ADAM’s newest offering, the pyramid tea, is sure to keep tea lovers happy. Taste 18 different teas in a pyramid tea collector tin, a limited edition offering from ADAM Tea. Also try the new Supreme Blends and Exotic Masala Blends lines, both available in tins. These collections feature hand-rolled high-quality tea leaves combined with fruits, herbs, spices, veggies and various edible flora. Truly distinct, these teas are blended with a three-year shelf life. This shipment of succulent fusions is sure to delight all who taste it.
Making its products even more appealing to retailers, ADAM Tea offers tea training, POS and promo materials, in-store demos and samples to those looking for marketing assistance. Consumers love ADAM Tea’s extensive beverage line, whether it be iced in summer of hot in winter. ADAM is perfect for every occasion and season. Brew perfect tea every time with ADAM Teas!
For more information, contact ADAM Tea by phone at 888.725.0365 or by email at gourmetnews@adamtea.com. Also, visit the company online at www.adamtea.com.