Quinoa continues to grow in popularity and has entered consumers' regular diets. Roland Foods imports red, black, white, and tri-color quinoa. Roland Foods' new Quinoa Flour, item 72268, is ready to use for baking, coating a chicken breast or fish filet, or added to a protein shake. It is packed 12/17.6-ounce bags per case. SRP: $6.49 per bag. Roland Foods is celebrating 80 years and remains a family owned and operated company.
American Roland Food Corp.
Cornfields Inc., the better-for-you snack company, has developed two all-natural, GMO-free brands in-house that are gluten-free. G.H. Cretors Popped Corn is free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Hi I'm Skinny Sticks Veggie Tortilla and Sweet Potato contain up to 19 grams of whole grains per serving and have 40 percent less fat than potato chips.
www.ghcretors.com and www.hiimskinny.com
|American Vintage Wine and Beer Crackers
American Vintage Wine & Beer crackers are still made by hand, in small batches using wine or beer as the main ingredient. Available in 4.05-ounce classic bags and a new 2-ounce taster size, a single-sleeve hexagon box in a festive POP display with wine and beer images. The eye-catching packaging is perfect addition to any in-store display or gift basket. SRPs: $3.50 for the 2-ounce taster, $5.50 for the 4.05-ounce classic bag.
American Vintage Wine and Beer Crackers
Long Island City, N.Y.
|Organico Bello Sauces
Cucina Antica Foods will introduce its gluten-free Cranberry sauce and Organico Bello pasta sauces at the Summer FFS. The small-batch pasta sauces are made with no added sugar and certified organic and gluten-free. Flavors include Tomato Basil, Marinara and Spicy Marinara. SRP: $7.99.
Cucina Antica Foods Corp.
Mount Kisco, N.Y.
www.cucina-antica.com and www.organicobello.com
FFS Booth 4733
|Castella Olive Medley Snack Pack
Castella's new Olive Snack Packs are a perfect retail grab-and-go purchase for the health-conscious consumer. Castella transforms its top-selling Pitted Olive Medley into an 80-calorie snack portion that's lightly coated in oil and packed in a convenient tear-off pouch for a healthy snack or on-the-go salad topper. Each tray contains six snack packs, with four trays per master shipping carton. With beautiful custom hand illustrations on a parchment-style background, the result is an old world aesthetic that embodies the Castella brand. SRP: $1.29 per pack.
Castella Imports Inc.
|Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce
The Scorpion Pepper is now the hottest pepper in the world, and the company that created the super-hot sauce niche has created an outstanding sauce with it. The all-natural, gluten-free sauce has an amazing pepper flavor and an incredible heat level, using no chili extracts. Available in a 5-ounce bottle with an eye-catching label. Minimum order is $75. SRP: $8.99-$9.99.
Dave's Gourmet Inc.
FFS Booth 4121
|Cirio Italian Crushed Tomatoes
Cirio Italian Crushed Tomatoes are processed within 24 hours to maintain freshness. Four varieties are available. Packaging is in environmentally friendly 13.76-ounce cartons. Available now in the United States through Colavita USA, based in Edison, N.J. SRP: $1.49. 15-case minimum order.
FFS Booth 836
|Belgian Chocolate Tini
The Belgian Chocolate Tini is made from all-natural ingredients, with no artificial flavors. Using the freezer method, no ice or blender is needed, but a blender can be used for expediency. Makes a 64-ounce pitcher. Instructions for a variety of preparations are included on the package. SRP: $12.99.
Davis & Davis Gourmet Foods LLC
Allison Park, Pa.
FFS Booth 5048
The perfect combination of salty and sweet, Pretzel Collection consists of a Caramel Pretzel Bar, a chewy caramel blended with crunchy pretzels covered in milk chocolate, and Dipped Pretzel Rods in creamy milk or white chocolate. The Caramel Pretzel Bar's net weight is 2.7-ounces, while that of the pretzel rod is 1.9 ounces. Minimum orders must be $250 for the entire order. SRP: $4.25-$6.25.
DeBrand Fine Chocolates
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Dallas Gourmet Market 180-E45
|La Piana Tortellini
La Piana Tortellini with Sundried Tomato and Oregano is one of the six shelf-stable stuffed pastas from Italian Foods Corp. The pastas cook soft and plump, and remain shelf-stable in 16-ounce boxes for 15 months. Stuffed pastas also include Mezzaluna with Pesto, Mezzaluna with Gorgonzola, Ravioli with Squash, Ravioli with Pecorino & Potato, Tortellini with Cheese, Tortellini with Eggplant, and Zucchini and Bell Pepper. Minimum order is four cases wholesale, 35 cases for distributors. SRP: $6.19-$7.19.
Italian Foods Corp.
FFS Booth 2142
|Southwest Brownie Crunch
Seth Greenberg's Authentic New York Brownie Crunch is the best part of the brownie – just the crispy edges. All-natural, kosher and 120 calories per 1-ounce serving. The new Southwest Brownie Crunch melds the flavor of rich chocolate with the spicy taste of jalapeño, chili and chipotle peppers. In 4-ounce resealable bags.
FCG Foods LLC
FFS Booth 4024
|Nesco American Harvest FD-80 Dehydrator
The Nesco American Harvest FD-80 Dehydrator is perfect for drying jerky, fruit, vegetable, herbs, crafts, flowers and more. Its 2,400 RPM fan and 700 watts of power provide even, fast drying. The FD-80 has 40 percent more usable tray space than round dehydrators. It includes four trays but can expand to eight. No tray rotation is needed. Features include an adjustable thermostat and convenient bale handle. SRP: $89.99.
The Metal Ware Corp.
Two Rivers, Wis.
|Independent Garden Center Show
Cash in on kitchen gardening Aug. 20-22 at the Independent Garden Center Show. Go where the specialty garden centers go for the newest trends and products. Thousands of new gardening products will span 5 acres of Chicago's Navy Pier. The "Know-2-Grow Retail Conference" features 50 hours of education, more than 40 brand-new sessions, and more than 35 speakers and panelists. Register by June 30 at IGCshow.com, and one of 10 new iPhone 5s could be yours.
Independent Garden Center Show
|Grab-and-Go Granola Clusters
New England Naturals Bite-Sized Granola Clusters are available in three flavors. Developed for health-conscious consumers with active lifestyles, the item is affordable, convenient and made with healthy ingredients. SRP: $1.29.
New England Natural Bakers
FFS Booth 4833
Bübi Bottle is a multiuse activity container made from silicone. BPA-free, mold-resistant, heat and fire resistant up to 900 degrees, the item can be easily inverted for cleaning and is freezer-, dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Multiple colors are available in 22- and 14-ounce bottles. SRP: $20 and $15, respectively. Sport caps and hatches are $6.
Ocean Sailing Consulting
|Blondies & Brownies
The Invisible Chef's Blondies & Brownies are as much fun to bake as they are to eat. The fudgy, chocolatey and chewy collection includes Mocha Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip and blondie-flavor Walnut Chocolate Chip. Each 20-ounce box carries a SRP of $9.95. Available in August.
The Invisible Chef
FFS Booth 4126
|New Zealand Pacific Sea Salt Grinder
New Zealand Pacific Sea Salt is harvested from the clean southern seas surrounding New Zealand. The sea salt contains no anti-caking or free-flowing agents and provides all of the natural trace elements that the human body requires. SRP: $6.95. Minimum order of six.
FFS Booth 1352
Revolution is the high performance ceramic. Defrost in the microwave, sauté it on the stovetop, bake it in the oven and bring it to the table, all in the same dish. Goes on every heat source and is suitable for all types of dishes. Dishwasher safe. Five-year guarantee. Available in white, black, red, green, yellow and Red Magma. Round, oval and tagine shapes are available. SRP: $49.99 and up.
Cumming, Ga. 678-456-8671
Atlanta Gift, B2 WW #8109
|Free For All Kitchen
Introducing Free For All Kitchen, a line of gluten-free hors d'oeuvre crackers made with cassava root flour and an ancient five-grain blend of amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum and teff. Available early summer in three delicious flavors: Roasted Garlic & Rosemary, Olive Oil & Sea Salt, and Olive Oil & Herb. Available in 5-ounce cartons or cellophane-wrapped deli trays. SRP $5.69.
Manufactured by Partners, A Tasteful Choice Company Kent, Wash.
FFS Booth 4112
RP's Pasta Co. introduces a line of fresh, gluten-free pasta. RP's founder Peter Robertson developed the recipe that uses brown rice flour as the primary ingredient. Linguini, fusilli, fettuccine, lasagna sheets and spinach fettuccine are available. SRP: $4.49-$4.99. The certified fresh gluten-free pasta has the same al'dente texture as its traditional pasta line.
RP's Pasta Co.
Pereg Gourmet introduces its latest super food grain products: three gluten-free, 100-percent Quinoa Pastas in shapes of Curvo Rigatto, Fusilli and Spaghetti. This new line combines the major health benefits of super foods with international flavors. All are high in protein and fiber, and cook in 6 minutes. Available now, the pastas are certified OU Kosher and all natural. The existing Pereg Gourmet line includes all-natural products such as Quinoa, Basmati Rice, Traditional and Israeli Pearl Couscous mixes.
FFS Booth 4541
|Roth Slices and Shreds
Crafted by cheesemakers and carefully aged by cellarmasters, Roth cheeses have a distinct flavor that reflects the land and heritage found only in Wisconsin. Roth offers a family of award-winning cheeses inspired by favorites around the world, but with a distinctly Wisconsin sensibility. Shreds, slices and crumbles now make it even more convenient to get the flavor without the work.
Fancy Foods Show Booth 466
|Sanders Candy Holiday Packaging
Sanders most popular seasonal gourmet confections are now available as minis packaged in unique and colorful boxes. They are the perfect size to use for stocking stuffers, as a small gift or grab-and-go snack. Each package of the six new mini flavors contains 6 ounces. The new offerings are: Mini Peanut Butter Crispies, Mini Pecan Delights, Mini Caramels, Mini Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties, Mini Snoconuts and Mini Dark Sea Salt Caramels. Three flavors are also available in Valentine's Day Packaging, as well as six flavors in Easter/Spring Packaging. Shipping July 1. SRP: $5.99-$6.99.
Sanders Clinton Twp., Mich.
FFS Booth 774
|Rabbit Creek Products The Goats Ate the Garden
Rabbit Creek Products The Goats Ate the Garden dip mix makes a mixed vegetable dip. The mix comes in barrier bags with a fold-over label for hanging. SRP: $3.50. Minimum order of 12.
Rabbit Creek Products
FFS Booth 4745
The Spice Hunter 100% Organic offerings now include five salt-free organic grinders. All natural burst of flavor without salt. With a convenient built-in two- setting grinder, adjust the flavor and texture with a twist. Made with premium ingredients, grown and processed in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program standards and certified 100% Organic by Quality Assurance International.
The Spice Hunter
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
FFS Booth 4201
|Epic Greek Yogurt Cheese
Swiss American combined two hot categories – Greek yogurt and specialty cheese – into one, creating Epic Greek Yogurt Cheese. This semi-soft cheese has a smooth and creamy texture with a slightly tart taste. Made with milk that's free from artificial growth hormones, the cheese is also lactose-free and contains 6 grams of protein per ounce. This cheese makes a great snack or it can be used to enhance a sandwich or grated onto a salad, casserole or pizza. Epic Greek Yogurt Cheese, which contains live probiotic cultures, is available in random weights, chunks and loaves. SRP: $7.99-$9.99 per pound.
Swiss American Inc.
St. Louis, Mo.
800-325-8150 ask for Customer Service
|Tortuga 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Shipper Display
100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee comes in a free-standing shipper display. Tortuga is vacuum-packed, foil-sealed and packed in an outer burlap bag. Roasted and ground or roasted whole beans are both available in 7-ounce bags. Available in the fourth quarter. The SRP range is $21.99-$23.99. Minimum order is one shipper (36 7-ounce bags).
Tortuga Rum Cake Co.
877-486-7884 and 305-378-6668
FFS Booth 747
|Simply Sprouted Tortilla Chips
Simply Sprouted Tortilla Chips are bursting with goodness because Way Better Snacks has unlocked the powerful nutrients found in unprocessed ingredients through germination. Simply Sprouted Tortilla Chips are gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher, vegan and made in the U.S.A. Available in 5.5-ounce and 1.25-ounce single-serve bags. SRP: $3.49.
Way Better Snacks