The Gracious Gourmet’s award-winning line of spreads, chutneys and pestos now includes a new fruit spread, Date Apricot Spread, and a new line of products called The Gracious Gourmet Essentials.
The Essentials line — which boasts quality and consistency for ingredients cooks often need in recipes — launches with two must-have products: Sautéed Mixed Mushrooms and Sweet Caramelized Onions. These essentials, which taste just prepared, save home cooks and chefs the time of shopping for ingredients, prepping them and cooking them to get rich flavors before adding to a final dish. Taste them at the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC at booth #438.
Date Apricot Spread is packed with dates combined with apricots, spices and orange juice. It is great paired with cheeses like ricotta, fresh goat, brie and cheddar and is delicious served with chicken, duck or turkey and mixed into basmati rice. Also perfect for yogurt parfaits or as a topper for vanilla or caramel ice creams.
• Sautéed Mixed Mushrooms contains white, crimini and shiitake mushrooms cooked with onions in olive oil and finished with a dash of lemon juice. It provides “essential” rich mushroom flavor to a variety of dishes, including risottos, pasta dishes, soups, omelets and savory pancakes.
Sweet Caramelized Onions includes the equivalent of 1 pound of raw sweet onions in every 7-ounce container! The fresh onions are cooked in olive oil with a hint of brown sugar to boost the onions’ natural sweetness — the taste is so good you can eat them straight from the jar. Use them to top all kinds of meat and fish as well as in salad dressings, soups, pasta and rice dishes.
Formosa Hot Sauce, in Habanero and Chipotle flavor, attracts the health conscious hot sauce lovers. Formosa Hot Sauce delivers a delightful combination of spicy and savory flavors to any food or recipe. Some healthy benefits are:
- Only 15 calories per serving and being made of all natural ingredients with no preservatives
- Formosa Hot Sauce is also gluten free and vegan
- Unique flavor, creamy texture that delivers heat without overpowering taste.
For more information, visit www.FormosaSauce.com. Formosa Hot Sauce will be exhibiting in booth #1843 at the Summer Fancy Food Show.
At the Summer Fancy Food Show, Milton’s Craft Bakers is offering a sneak peek in booth 1049 of its two new delicious gluten-free product lines made from better-for-you, wholesome ingredients: Gluten-Free Baked Crackers and Gluten-Free Soft Baked Cookies.
With just 130 calories and 12 to 16 grams of whole grains per serving, Milton’s new gluten-free crackers are perfect for everyday snacking and are available in four savory flavor combinations with a crispy, crunchy texture – Multi-Grain, Everything, Cheddar Cheese and Crispy Sea Salt. Milton’s crackers are made from non-GMO verified and certified gluten-free ingredients and offer delicious flavors you can feel good about.
Also, made from the finest, certified gluten-free ingredients, Milton’s Craft Bakers gluten-free soft baked cookies are a sweet treat everyone can enjoy with soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth morsels of baked goodness. Available in three delicious flavor combinations, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate and Chocolate Chip, Milton’s new gluten-free cookies contain just 90 calories per serving and four whole grains in every bite. This makes enjoying these new cookies just that much more delightful.
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker will be showcasing four new, rich and distinctive artisanal chocolate bars, featuring depth and unique flavors with on-trend exotic ingredients – that are not yet available at retail. The four new bars include:
- Scharffen Berger 72 percent Signature Dark Chocolate
- Scharffen Berger 33 percent Smooth Milk Chocolate
- Scharffen Berger 72 percent Dark Chocolate with Pistachios and Sea Salt
- Scharffen Berger 33 percent Milk Chocolate with Toasted Coconut and Macadamia
As with all Scharffen Berger chocolate, the new chocolate bars are crafted from the world’s finest cacao, are made with Rainforest Alliance Certified sourced cocoa, kosher certified and gluten free.
Brewla Bars will be unveiling its two newest flavors of ice pops in booth #4747 at the Fancy Food Show this year. The Lifeguard (strawberry and hibiscus tea) and The Luau (tropical fruits and white tea) will be the first two flavors without added sugar.
Brewla Bars are delicious all-natural ice pops created from blending brewed teas and botanicals with fruit juice or dairy ingredients. Each bar contains 50 calories or less, at most 10 grams of sugar, no artificial flavors or coloring, and a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The resulting treat is packed with flavor and boasts a smooth, velvety texture, making it a guilt-free indulgence.
Brewla Bars are available for purchase in single-flavor boxes of five. Flavors are: THE HERO (cherry pomegranate red tea + zinc, vitamin B, and vitamin C), THE DOCTOR (craft brewed root beer float + calcium), THE LULLABY (peach ginger white tea + L-theanine and chamomile), THE LUAU (tropical fruits and white tea + electrolytes) and THE LIFEGUARD (strawberry and hibiscus tea + zinc and vitamin C).
In the past six months, Brewla Bars has been the recipient of two awards. The American Masters of Taste selected Brewla Bars as a winning product in the category of retail gourmet ice pops. The bars’ “five exciting flavor profiles” combined with the use of “quality, healthful ingredients” lead Brewla Inc. to be declared a U.S.A Taste Champion. Brewla Bars also won the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Contest this past December. The company was awarded a $10,000 grant and coaching and mentorship from Samuel Adams employees.
Biena Foods is offering a new line of Roasted Chickpeas in booth #4472 at the Summer Fancy Food Show.
Biena Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, but low in fat – the perfect combination for a delicious and filling (yet healthy!) snack. They’re also naturally FREE of gluten, nuts, soy and more.
These Biena Roasted Chickpeas are different from others you may have had, says Poorvi Patodia, the Founder and CEO of Biena Foods: “They’re light and crunchy (almost flaky!) and truly delicious. This is why many buyers and consumers tell us we have the best tasting Roasted Chickpeas on the market.”
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Compared to other top-selling cow’s milk ice creams, LaLoo’s Vanilla Snowflake has about half the calories, one-third the fat, is seven grams lower in sugar for folks watching their glycemic index and is easier to digest since goat milk is naturally lower in lactose and the fat particles are smaller in goat’s milk than in milk from cows.
To encourage millions of ice cream fans across America to “Give Goat a Chance” this summer, LaLoo’s Goat’s Milk Ice Cream is offering the chance to win an ice cream social party and other goat goody prizes to everyone who follows LaLoo’s on Facebook or Twitter (@LaloosIceCream) and shares an ice cream moment, photo or memory using hashtag #GoGoat throughout National Ice Cream Month in July. Prizes include a “Go Goat” Ice Cream Social party for 20, hosted by LaLoo’s; 10 goat goody packages consisting of a cooler full of LaLoo’s, a “Give Goat a Chance!” t-shirt, and a “Get Your Goat On!” tote bag; and daily free pint coupon winners.
LaLoo’s is available nationwide in four gourmet flavors, including: Deep Chocolate – rich dark chocolate ganache made with volcanic black cocoa and raw bittersweet cacao from acclaimed chocolate maker Scharffen Berger (77 percent cacao) – truly a chocolate lover’s dream; national award-winning Vanilla Snowflake, so delicate and yet so creamy you can serve it with everything from fresh berries to gazpacho (called “the holy grail” of ice cream by the Wall Street Journal); Rumplemint, which combines fresh organic garden mint (not peppermint) with a bold excess of dark chocolate tiles, slow churned for extra creaminess; and Capraccino, a gold medal-winning coffee ice cream made from real Italian expresso beans. To find LaLoo’s at a store near you, go to: laloos.com/shop. Attendees at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City June 29 through July 1 can get their goat on with LaLoo’s Goat’s Milk Ice Cream in LaLoo’s booth #4066.
Founder “LaLoo” (Laura Howard, based in Petaluma, Calif., who is also Founder of the Lexicon of Sustainability) has some great new recipes and real simple serving suggestions to help you get your goat on this summer that you’ll find at blog.laloos.com, like “Lemonade Stand” – just add lemonade powder on LaLoo’s Vanilla Snowflake (her daughter’s favorite); fresh berries macerated in Prosecco atop LaLoo’s Deep Chocolate for the 21+ crowd; and Capraccino topped with Honey Sesame Brittle.
Sartori Cheese is releasing a new family heirloom cheese, 18 month BellaVitano, this July. In honor of the company’s 75th Anniversary, this exclusive cheese will be available on a limited basis for the remainder of 2014.
Up until the release, Sartori’s 18 month BellaVitano had previously been set aside for family. Now, the Sartori family wants to share this special cheese with all. “It’s our 75th anniversary this year and we wanted to find additional ways to share our history with others. We thought maybe we could share a family treasure, and that’s when we decided to release our 18 month BellaVitano,” stated CEO and third generation owner, Jim Sartori.
Sartori’s 18 month BellaVitano cheese has wonderfully fruity, caramelized nutty flavors. “We test the cheese at various times throughout the aging process. As the cheese matures, the flavors become more pronounced and the texture of the cheese alters. This cheese is creamy, yet crumbly due to the aging,” stated Sartori Master Cheesemaker, Mike Matucheski.
Debuting in July, this extra-aged cheese will be available only for the remainder of the year. It will be sold across the nation in specialty cheese retail shops and online at Sartori’s cheese shop, sartoricheese.com. For additional news and updates, follow Sartori on Facebook and Twitter @Sartori_Cheese.