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Lizbeth Lane Offers More than Simmer and Pizza Sauces

Retailers and their consumers alike know and love Lizbeth Lane Cuisine’s line of gourmet, all-natural and gluten-free simmer sauces, as well as the company’s new line of unique pizza sauces. However, many retailers may not know that these sauces are being used in some pretty creative and unorthodox ways!

Lizbeth Lane does many in-store demos of its sauces, and demonstrators often hear from consumers that they are using the company’s simmer sauces in ways they had not considered. One customer recently told a demo person that she used Lizbeth Lane’s Piccata Sauce over grilled salmon. Another customer told the story of making a cold gazpacho with the company’s Mediterranean Tomato Sauce. Another said that she used Lizbeth Lane’s Marsala Sauce as a key ingredient in a delicious chicken pot pie. Who knew!

The team at Lizbeth Lane advises gourmet retailers that when offering the company’s simmer and pizza sauces on their shelves, it is important to let store employees know about the fabulous sauces and how they are typically used and enjoyed. However, it also helps sales to mention unique uses as well. Nothing bumps sales like getting the wheels turning in a customer’s head as they imagine making a stellar meal.

Lizbeth Lane’s line of simmer sauces includes Lemon Piccata, Marsala Tarragon, Mediterranean Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper & Basil Cream. The sauces allow your customer to make a gourmet quality entrée in about 15 minutes. Lizbeth Lane’s pizza sauces come in three unique and delicious flavors, including Tomatillo Cilantro, Roasted Vegetable and Tomato, Pepper & Basil. Imagine what you could do with them!

Visit the Lizbeth Lane website to learn more about some of the great recipe ideas for the company’s products. You will see that Lizbeth Lane had more to offer than just simmer sauces over meat or pizza sauce on a crust.

For more information, contact Lizbeth Lane Cuisine by email at contactus@lizbethlanecuisine.com, by phone at 215.480.2710, or visit the company online at www.LizbethLaneCuisine.com.

 

Stonewall Kitchen Tastes Success at Summer Fancy Food Show

Fresh off a very successful reception at the 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show, it is safe to say that Stonewall Kitchen left a good taste in everyone’s mouth this year. One reason for this is the addition of figs to several product offerings. The new White Fig Spread has a uniquely sweet, rich flavor that will go great with a cheese board or simply spread on a croissant or scone. The new White Chocolate Fig sauce is equally impressive and sure to capture fans of white chocolate everywhere. In addition, the new Balsamic Fig Vinegar offers exciting potential for use in marinades, dressings or as a creative ingredient in recipes.

Stonewall Kitchen’s new Rosemary, Chipotle and Lemon Pepper flavored oils are wonderfully aromatic and rich in flavor as is the California Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Just in time for fall holidays, there is also a new Stuffing Spice Mix. This soon to be family favorite is loaded with herbs, spices and hints of savory mushroom and onion.

For dessert, the new Espresso Dulce De Leche and Maple Dulce De Leche dessert toppings are decadent and nothing short of amazing. There is also a new Ginger Molasses Cookie Mix that lives up to the claim of having the perfect balance of sweet molasses and spicy ginger. With its crispy exterior and soft, chewy center, it is everything a cookie can be.

Also in time for the holidays, Stonewall Kitchen is rolling out six new holiday confections. Each is handcrafted, premium quality and delicious. To help make them even more appealing, new branded packaging with a French vintage feel was developed. It is sure to gain a customer’s attention.

Finally, for around the home, the new Pumpkin Harvest Fine Homekeeping scent is a delightful combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and pumpkin.

For more information, contact Stonewall Kitchen at 888.326.5678, or visit www.stonewallkitchen.com.

Wolfgang’s Bavarian Pretzels Offers Authentic Treats from Munich

Add a continental touch to a store shelf or food display with original German desserts from Wolfgang’s Bavarian Pretzels. These sweets are made from traditional recipes, using ingredients simply unavailable elsewhere, including pure, chemical-free Munich water and tart cold-weather Bavarian apples.

Wolfgang’s Apple Strudel is not a single burrito-like roll, like some other commercially available strudels. It is layers of pastry dough, painstakingly rolled out in paper-thin sheets and layered with rich apple filling. The pastry is also available in apricot. Wolfgang’s Apple Rings are coated in a feather-light egg white batter. It is delicious eaten by itself as a snack but can also be used as an eye-catching component in original desserts.

Of course, Wolfgang’s does not stop at dessert. Original German Potato Pancakes are a company specialty. Enjoy them as a side dish with jam or applesauce, or serve them with shrimp for a lovely main course. A memorable European-themed gift basket might include these Original German Potato Pancakes along with a jar of apple preserves.

To order online or find out more about the specialties offered by Wolfgang’s Bavarian Pretzels, visit www.wolfgangspretzels.com or call 209.295.4664. Taste the difference that only Munich-baked can make!

Rabbit Creek Prepping for the Holidays

Now that the craziness of the Summer Fancy Food show has subsided, it is time to get geared up for the holiday season, which will be here in the blink of an eye.

Launched at Summer Fancy Food, Rabbit Creek’s new Wild Bird Seed Crunch is a fantastic, ready-to-eat snack that is perfect for curling up in front of a movie on a snowy December day. Chock full of pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds caught up in a light and airy toffee-like crunch, Wild Bird Seed Crunch gives that needed boost of energy that you do not have to feel guilty about.

Just in time for the inevitable holiday sweet tooth that is sure to rear its head, Rabbit Creek’s Chocolate fruit dip is simply fantastic. Seriously, say it once more—chocolate fruit dip. Enough said.

Rabbit Creek offers mix and match ordering, allowing customers to mix flavors to get a full case, as opposed to having to order a full case of each individual flavor. The company also has free private labeling available for all their products.

Contact Rabbit Creek by phone at 913.837.2757 or by email at rcreek@mokancomm.net. Also, visit the company online at www.rabbitcreekgourmet.com.

Festive Holiday Gifts from Java Frost

Seeking out the happiest holiday gift? Look no further than Java Frost’s seasonal gift canisters filled with gourmet holiday drink mixes. There are three delicious flavors to choose from. Try one, or try them all!

Usher in the fall season with a perennial favorite: Pumpkin Cheesecake. Made with real pumpkin and aromatic spices, this ultimate indulgence is sure to please. Your customer will enjoy this rich and creamy cup. Next, capture the nostalgia of the holiday season with Candy Cane Crème. Experience the delight of your first candy cane in a cup. Candy Cane Crème delivers real mouth-watering candy cane bits with every sip. Finally, spice up your Christmas sales with Red Hot Cinnamon. Real Cinnamon Imperials make this wonderful cinnamon smoothie more fun than Santa’s reindeer prancing on the roof.
Each flavor is packaged in a case of eight enchanting 8-ounce gift canisters. These flavors are designed to delight. Java Frost canisters are the perfect addition to corporate or holiday gift baskets. All Java Frost products are carefully crafted with quality and value in mind.
Call Java Frost today for sales, samples and product information at 800.676.3661, or visit the company online at www.javafrost.com.

Coy’s Country Northwest Brings Consumer Back to a Simpler Time

Coy’s Country Northwest is known for their delicious and fun-to-make baking mixes. The company’s mixes include eight delectable varieties: Lemon Ginger Pound Cake, Lavender Sugar Cookies, Orange Spiced Scones, Amazing Pudding Cake, Fabulous Fudge Cake, Fruit Cobbler, Pumpkin Spiced Cake and Cinnamon Apple Crisp. With a wide range of flavor profiles, each mix with a 15-month shelf life, there is without a doubt a mix to fit the needs of any consumer when the time is right.

Recently, Coy’s Country Northwest underwent a packaging update, resulting in a bright, eye-catching pouch that is reminiscent of a time much simpler. The easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions on the back of the pouch allow for a quick reference point when baking.

Since Coy’s Country Northwest joined Seattle Gourmet Foods, a gourmet foods manufacturer based out of Kent, Wash., it has continued to be a trusted supplier of baking mixes. This partnership has proved beneficial in updating the brand, while maintaining the flavors that people have come to know and enjoy.

For more information, call 800.800.9490, email sales@seattlegourmetfoods.com, or visit www.seattlegourmetfoods.com.

Buddy Squirrel Introduces New Product Lines

Buddy Squirrel combines the best of both worlds when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth or craving for salt. The company specializes in award-winning confections, boxed chocolates, stylish gift tins, premier nuts from around the world, snack mixes and award-winning gourmet popcorns.

Buddy Squirrel’s history began more than 96 years ago when immigrants founded Quality Candy, a confectionery company in Milwaukee, Wis. In the 1960s, Quality Candy then purchased a nut roasting, gourmet popcorn and snack mix operation called Buddy Squirrel. In 2010 the newly renamed, Buddy Squirrel LLC, began revitalizing bulk sales with new kosher confections, healthy snack mixes and redesigned packaging.

Today, the company continues to evolve within its wholesale division. Buddy Squirrel recently debuted Bull Whips and White Cheddar Cheezzzy® Cheese Corn. It now also offers Buddy Bars, made from the original 1916 Quality Candy recipes. Available both packaged individually and in bulk, the collection of flavors includes Sea Salt Caramel, Butter Almond Toffee, Peanut Butter Caramel, Peanut Butter Meltaway, Mint Meltaway and more. Additionally, Buddy Squirrel is thrilled to introduce Honey Bars, a honey and granola-based alternative to the company’s Buddy Bars. This new collection includes flavors such as Almond & Raisin, Cashew, Coffee, Craisin & Peanut Butter and Raisin & Seeds.

Buddy Squirrel currently owns and operates three retail locations in the metro Milwaukee area. Celebrated products include Butter Almond Toffee, Pecan Tads®, Cheddar Cheezzzy® Cheese Corn and Fairy Food®.

Buddy Squirrel confections are also sold across the country through wholesalers and specialty food and candy stores and can be directly purchased from its website.

The heart of Buddy Squirrel is the company’s mission to delight customers with friendly service and the experience of the world’s finest confections made from premium chocolate, nuts and popcorn.

For more information, call 800.972.2658, email sales@buddysquirrel.com or visit www.BuddySquirrel.com.

Rubschlager Breads Offer a Healthful Start for a Party, Snack or Meal

Rubschlager breads make a healthy start for food for entertaining or for everyday snacks and meals. Rubschlager Cocktail Breads, available in four varieties, are a no-fuss way to start any party. Just open a cheese spread, add a bowl of chicken or tuna salad and perhaps a tray of sliced meat and cheese, and the party is underway with minimum fuss and good nutrition as well. Of course, the Cocktail Breads also lend themselves to make-ahead hors d’oeuvres, including everything from the very fancy, featuring caviar or lobster salad, to the very plain and economical, such as a simple cream cheese spread topped with attractive veggies.

Rubschlager’s Square and Rye-Ola Breads are equally adaptable for smaller hors d’oeuvres when cut into smaller wedges, triangles or squares. These breads can of course, can be used for full-sized hearty sandwiches as well. Smoked salmon combines with Rubschlager’s Rye-Ola Black Rye or Westphalian Pumpernickel for the perfect presentation. There is no need to remove crusts from any of these breads, minimizing both preparation time and waste.

If the occasion is a children’s party, kids are always pleased with Rubschlager’s Cocktail Breads, because they can make sandwiches with their favorite fillings, which are “just their size.” Try serving children turkey breast, egg salad or peanut butter on these smaller-sized Cocktail Breads.

Rubschlager’s Natural Preferences Mini-Chips offer an all-natural, 100 percent whole-grain crunchy option to accompany guacamole, salsa, onion dip, soups and salads. In fact, these mini-chips serve as a healthful and delicious snack all on their own. Available in Really Rye, Really Garlic and Not Really Plain, there is a flavor to please everyone’s taste buds.

All Rubschlager products are OU Pareve. Rubschlager Baking Corporation is located at 3220 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill., 60651. Contact the company by phone at 773.826.1245, or email sales@rubschlagerbaking.com. Visit the company online at www.rubschlagerbaking.com.

Robert Rothschild Farm’s New Products and Holiday Gifts a Hit at SFF

Robert Rothschild Farm made a big debut at the 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show with the launch of a number of new products, including a new holiday collection.

The latest products from Robert Rothschild Farm include new preserves, dessert toppings, cheese dips, baking mixes and seasonal items. Some of the outstanding preserves include the Heirloom Tomato Watermelon Jam, Stone Fruit Preserves, Hatch Chile Jalapeño Jam and Pear Ginger Preserves. The unique flavor combinations and profiles of these preserves make them a must-try.
In addition, good news for sweets lovers: Robert Rothschild Farm launched two new dessert mixes at the show. The Classic Shortbread Cookie Mix and Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix make classic desserts simple and sweet. Robert Rothschild Farm’s Pub Style Pretzel Bread Mix was a huge hit with customers at the show who loved the endless ways one could make special sizes and shapes with the pretzel dough. The possibilities for creativity with the pretzel bread make it great for any occasion.
In addition, the holiday season is quickly approaching, and Robert Rothschild Farm is preparing retailers for the season with everything from gourmet stocking stuffers to elegant gift sets. The Perfect Pair Gift Sets were very popular at the show because of the reusable, sophisticated packaging and the delicious gourmet products in each box. Perfect Pair Gift Sets are available in four flavors that include the company’s top-selling dips and seasonal favorites paired with gourmet pretzels for a flavorful combination. The Entertaining Trio Gift Sets are available with either a sweet or savory combination of three delectable dips, sauces or preserves. Two of their most popular sauces, Pineapple Coconut Mango Tequila Sauce and Hot Pepper Raspberry Chipotle Sauce are available in a Gourmet Sauce Duo Gift Set. Any food-lover will appreciate the Italian Dinner Gift Set, Breakfast at the Farm Gift Set or Holiday Celebrate Gift Set, because of the variety of products they include and the options they offer for making a meal, breakfast or appetizer.
The Summer Fancy Food Show has come and gone, but what remains are some delectable new products and the assurance of knowing that holiday gifting will be a breeze with Robert Rothschild Farm.
For more information about Robert Rothschild Farm products, call 800.356.8933, email info@robertrothschild.com, or visit the company’s website at www.robertrothschild.com. You can also find Robert Rothschild Farm on Facebook and Pinterest.

NCA Coffee Summit Explores Single-Cup Segment, Sustainability, Risk Management

The 2013 NCA Coffee Summit will explore developments in the single-cup segment, the challenges of a sustainable supply chain, and techniques for managing business risk, along with topics brought to the table by participants. By design, the Summit combines traditional professional development with open-space, collaborative learning to yield practical solutions to real-time business challenges.

In a professionally facilitated, interactive setting, the Summit integrates the knowledge of presenters with the experience and perspective of attendees from diverse industry and supply chain functions. In this way, NCA offers a program that channels learning through the realities of business applications to deliver practical, deployable solutions.

“In the final analysis, the true value of professional development lies in the solutions it creates for your business,” said Robert F. Nelson, NCA President and CEO. “Only by putting facts and figures through the prism of experience and application can they spark the practical approaches and strategies that will solve real-time challenges and propel the bottom line.”

The 2013 NCA Coffee Summit takes place on October 2 – 4 at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Registration is now open.