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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.

New Zealand Pacific Sea Salt and Manuka Honey from Pacific Resources

According to Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth.” In fact, your tears and your blood contain the same balance of salt and trace elements as found in sea salt that has been naturally dried for 13 to 22 months. New Zealand Pacific Sea Salt is harvested from the clean southern seas surrounding New Zealand. It contains no anti-caking or free flowing agents, and it contains all the natural trace elements that your body requires in a perfect balance.

Pacific Resources International is an exclusive importer of this high quality sea salt from New Zealand. It is packaged in several convenient sizes from 4 ounces to 26 ounces. In addition, the product comes in two styles: fine and coarse kosher and 16-ounce kosher/organic.
A new addition to the Pacific Resources family is Mesquite Smoked Pacific Sea Salt in coarse or fine, a great addition to any meal that requires a down-home country barbecue flavor.
PRI has also seen dramatic increases in the sales of its Manuka Honey, known as the healing honey. This success is based on the fact that Manuka is working for thousands of people around the world as a simple sweet answer for everyday good health. Research continues to pour in for the many uses of Manuka honey as a digestive aid, for wound treatment and immune building.
Professor Basel Al Ramadi, the lead researcher and head of the Microbiology and Immunology Department at UAE University, recently discovered that Manuka honey can be used to inhibit the growth of several types of cancer cells. This is the first time that a study has been made to investigate Manuka honey’s potency in the treatment of cancer. Researchers have discovered that regular consumption of even very small amounts of Manuka honey can actually stop the growth of some cancer cells.
As the first to introduce Manuka Honey to the United States, PRI will continue to spread the word this year and into 2014 in the social media arena and traditional advertising with the latest medical research and new products available for those that believe that nature still has some of the best answers for our everyday good health.
For more information, contact Pacific Resource by phone at 805.684.0624 or by email at info@pri-nz.com, or visit the company online at www.shoppri.com.

Ariston Continues Providing the Very Best in Olive Oil

The Doukas family has been producing extra virgin olive oil for three generations and could only think of one word to describe it: “Ariston,” which in ancient Greek means, “the very best.” To keep offering the very best, at the 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show, Ariston introduced a line of Californian Koroneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Californian Koroneiki Infused Olive Oils to meet customers’ need for products that are made here in the United States.

Since 1997, Ariston has been selling its extra virgin olive oil in the Ariston Refill and Save Program. Imagine that you buy six to 10 glass bottles per year of extra virgin olive oil. Now, imagine your neighbors, family and friends buy that many as well. When you are done with the bottle where does it go? By purchasing your extra virgin olive oil through Ariston’s Refill and Save program, you are able to reuse your bottle and save money on future refills. Due to the success of the Ariston Refill and Save Program, Ariston has now extended the program to its entire extra virgin olive oil, infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar condiments line. And while the rest of the EVOO world has caught on to the fusti bulk concept, Ariston sets itself apart by producing extra virgin olive oil from its own farms and neighboring farms, ensuring that consumers receive the very best oil from Koroneiki olive trees.
Ariston is planning to launch several new flavors, including chocolate-infused olive oil, thyme-infused olive oil, oregano-infused olive oil and pizza-flavored olive oil, as well as a series of premium flavored balsamic vinegars including chocolate-honey-orange, espresso balsamic, Sicilian lemon balsamic, mango balsamic, Calabrian tangerine balsamic and truffle-infused balsamic, just to name a few.
Arison also offers a line of all-natural honey from beekeepers local to where the olives are harvested as well as all-natural fruit preserves from Greece.
For more information, visit www.aristonoliveoil.com.

The Invisible Chef Blondies and Brownies

The Invisible Chef’s blondies and brownies are as much fun to bake as they are to eat! The company’s collection of products includes best selling brownie flavors mocha chocolate chip and mint chocolate chip, as well as blondie flavor walnut chocolate chip. All are easy to prepare with only a few ingredients from your kitchen.

The Invisible Chef offers premium baking mixes blended using all-natural ingredients, so you always get the quality you have come to expect in every bite. Other products available from the company include Coffee & Tea Cakes, Frosted & Fabulous Cupcake Kits, Savory Muffin Cakes, Bake It Quick Breads, Sweet Muffin Cakes, Bed & Breakfast Favorites and Cookie Jar Classics.
The Invisible Chef’s collection of blondies and brownies are packaged in beautiful gift style boxes with product photography that sells itself. Each 20-ounce box retails for $9.95. The company’s blondies and brownies are now available, as of September 2013.
For order information or to receive the company’s product catalog, call 800.456.7115, or email contactus@theinvisiblechef.com. The Invisible Chef, fudgy, chocolatey and chewy: “Be Happy—Eat a Brownie!”